Sunday, October 31, 2010
Saturday night we went to Mammie's to visit her in their Halloween costumes. This year Emma was Raggedy Ann - the same costume I wore when I was her age. Hannah Boo was a precious little witch.
They loved trick or treating Sunday evening. Their buddy Brayden came to join us. Then we went to visit PopPop at the fire station and then went back to Mammie's to see the cousins and the awesome Halloween display my uncle put up.
This past Friday she did not take a nap for my mom. When I got home I asked her, "Emma, why didn't you take a nap today?" She looked right at me and said, "I'm not sleepy!"
She has also started saying, "OHhh, Man!!" When she does not get her say about something.
Last night was really good. Bo was giving her some snack and he said, "What do you say?" Emma said, "Please." He gave her the snack and then Bo said, "Now, what do you say?" (he was looking for , "thank you.") Emma looked right at him and said, "I said, Please." Too funny!!!
These days, I just never know what she is going to say. She absolutely cracks me up.
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Monday, October 11, 2010
After talking to the doctor of course that is what she recommended. I panicked a bit thinking of her having to go through so many shots like my sister did long ago. Well, it has changed a bit and the doctor showed me what is done now and how painless it is (she actually did it to me!). It was like a little pinecone with five little pricks in it. Each prick was a different allergin. They tested for environmental and food allergins with three little "pinecone" sets.
Hannah faced me, the nurse held her hands while I held her thighs. The nurse marked her back and then carefully "stamped" her back with the pricks. Hannah did not make a sound. I was so extremely proud of her. The hard part was afterwards where she or I could not touch her back for 15 minutes. So, the nurse gave her a sucker and that kept her perfectly happy, and a bit sticky for the 15 minutes.
The results were read and Hannah has severe egg and peanut allergies. I could not believe it when they said an epi pen must be kept with Hannah at all times. Apparently peanuts are a very tricky food to deal with since so many foods can pick up peanut product where foods are processed. I leanred a lot today! I was trained how to use the epi pen. I also learned more symptoms to watch for and what different types of food to avoid. She also could not get the flu shot normally since the shot contains egg particles! (She could have receieved it in two low doses, but would have to be monitored carefully and had to wait 45 minutes between the doses - I decided not to do it)
Hannah has to go back every year to see if she becomes more immune to the allergies or not. Hannah is a little trooper and I was so incredibly proud of her. I did not write about her 1 year well check, but she did not even cry when getting her finger pricked! She is a brave little girl and is so good with people she does not know. We are going to do everything in the world possible to keep from using those epi pens and prevent any reactions. But, I am so thankful that we went today. Our pediatrician gave us some great advice. We have had this appointment for about two months and I am so glad that we went. If anything were to happen, we are well prepared in what to do.
Sunday, October 10, 2010
Tonight we went out to have dinner at Mammie's house so she could see how well H was walking. They loved playing at Mammie's house and Emma sang "Jingle Bells" word for word for her. I am loving her already singing Christmas songs. I know it is early - but she will know them for Christmas! Plus, I am a little excited myself and have already done some shopping :) Later tonight, Emma also counted to 10 completely on her own. We have it on video camera!
It was a nice weekend. Tomorrow we visit the allergist with Hannah to follow up on her egg allergy. Friday Bo and I have a night out!! We are going to Howl O Scream at Busch Gardens with my cousins. Then, my mom's birthday is the next day. I am looking foward to a quick week so get to the weekend! This is my absolute favorite time of year. The weather is perfect and there are so many fun things to do!
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
This one is absolutely adorable and what actually got my kids liking Elmo and Abby. It has the basic children's songs like Itsy Bity Spider, Wheels on the Bus, Mary Had a Little Lamb, etc. This is the video that really got Emma into singing. There is also a volume one, but it is not as good as this one.
Word World is a show on PBS that I have written about before. This show is precious and actually got Emma into learning her letters. They are also really funny and it is neat to how kids catch on to humor. We love Word World and our van has about five of these DVD's in it. Hannah likes it, but it has a little too much dialog to keep her attention. But, she does know the theme song and enjoys the music.
This video is Hannah's favorite. I was never a real fan of Barney but this DVD is adorable and has the cutest songs. It can hold Hannah's attention the entire time and Emma loves it too and just sings and dances with the whole video. I also think the bright colors captures attention of younger kiddies . It really is a cute, cute video.
I bought this DVD on sale after Christmas last year. We just opened it about two weeks ago. Emma got it as a prize for going potty! It is now a favorite and I figured they may as well learn Christmas songs now so they can sing them at Christmas time. It has about twenty Christmas songs with all kinds of Disney character Christmas show segments with them. It is absolutely adorable. Hannah loves it as well and Emma knows all the words to Jingle Bells, Here Comes Santa Claus and We Wish You a Merry Christmas. I highly recommend this one to learn Christmas music!