I felt like we were getting in kind of a rut. You know, wake up, eat breakfast, change lots of poopy diapers, collapse on the couch. So I decided we would be wild today.
Catherine wanted to watch a video on youtube at breakfast. I am kind of anti-tv with my kids, but in keeping with my "be wild" theme, I decided to let her choose a video.
She chose brain surgery. Then, she picked knee surgery. She was totally entranced. The sound of the saw on the bone was quite the appetite suppressment for me.
Then, we read a million books to off-set the loss of brain cells from the tv. I know, I am weird about tv!
Since it wasn't 100 degrees here today, we decided to go to the park to have a picnic. It was only about 9 in the morning and I was getting a little nervous about how I was going to keep up the wild day theme all day.
You won't see any pictures of Francesca in the sand. She adamently refused to even dip her toe in.
Francesca and Catherine are starting, slowly and cautiously, to form a bond. I think it's going to be a long journey for them.
The interesting thing is, both of them are totally tolerant of Victoria. Victoria can take a toy from them, fall on them and they are peachy keen about it. But if Francesca and Victoria get near each other, the nightmare screaming commences.
After spending two and a half hours in the car picking up my various off-spring from schools that are in the opposite directions, we played in the front yard. (I don't venture in the backyard too much, what with the three big dog's presents lying around).
I love this one of Francesca.
See, we don't need to spend the money on a trampoline! The green electric box works just fine.
You may have noticed that Victoria is not sporting her fancy NG tube lately. I made an executive decision and decided to take a break. She was always yanking it out, the tape made a rash on her skin and it leaked everywhere. So far she s eating really well and doesn't appear to be starving, but I feel like I should be measuring out exactly what she is eating and recording it to show the doctors.
This is Victorias determined face. She always sticks out her tongue.
Catherine was so good today that I gave her a gumdrop after lunch. Three hours later, she proudly handed me a tiny, sticky lump. She had that gumdrop in her mouth all that time. She looked up at me hopefully and all I could think of to say was, "Good job honey!" My dentist will love us.
I think "wild day" was a success!