Saturday, September 26, 2015

TP Rolls and Pom-Poms

One day when both kidlets took naps at the same time I had a few extra minutes and scrolled through a bunch of pictures I'd saved of activities for them. One was dropping balls down tubes and looked like a quick easy one I could pull off before one of the kidlets woke up. 

I grabbed some toilet paper rolls, painter's tape and pompoms and started getting them up on the wall.

Savannah woke up first and started smiling when she saw the wall. She asked what it was and I told her to go see. It wasn't until then that he saw the container of pompoms under the tubes and she was over the moon! I dropped a couple pompoms in the tubes and she took over. She had so much fun! 

Our little destructor had it all pulled down within minutes of getting downstairs but it was super easy so I can just do it again another day. 

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Our Little Dancer

First day of her new dance class - she loved it!!

Our First Urgent Care Visit

We have now had our first Urgent Care visit. Tyler and I were walking the circle of our house while Savvy was running circles around us. After about 10 minutes I heard a crash and a blood curdling scream. I picked Tyler up and went back to the kitchen and found Savvy on the floor by the table. It turned out she slipped on a wet spot on the floor. I put Tyler down and grabbed Savvy up in my lap and after a couple minutes was able to calm her down to tell me what hurt
She told me her cheek and when I looked it had started swelling up. After another minute it was at least the size of a golf ball and rock hard.

Now I was freaked out. I grabbed them both up (neither having shoes and Savvy without shorts) and put them in their car seats to go to Urgent Care. She was not thrilled with going to the doctor and of course kept telling me she hurt buy had stopped crying. I told her we were almost there and that the doctor was just going to check her out to make sure she was ok. I didn't want to tell her what it looked like and scare her.

Thankfully there's and Urgent Care a couple miles from our house so it didn't take long. We got in, filled out the paperwork and we're brought straight back. The nurse was very nice and gentle with her, explaining everything which made Savvy very interested instead of scared.

The doctor then came in and was also very good with Savvy. Eyes and ears checked along with a bunch of other things and doc told me it was a big hematoma. As long as it didn't get bigger we just needed ice and ibuprofen but to get an xray in the morning to make sure Savvy didn't have a fractured cheekbone. Oh, and to keep her up until at least 10. Savvy loved her ice pack and even showed the nurse at the desk as we were heading out.

We got back home and I put on Daniel Tiger for Savvy while I gave Tyler a bath and got him into bed. Then Savvy and I had some ice cream and a Daniel Tiger /Super Why marathon. She was soo tired that she told me she wanted to go to bed and turned the TV off. It was only 930 so we read extra books to buy some time. She of course fell asleep immediately after I left.

I checked on her a few times before I went to bed and she was sleeping soundly. I didn't move her from our room as I was still worried.

In the morning she woke up as normal, asked for Mickey on the tv and went potty. I asked her how her cheek was feeling and she told me "it just hurts a little". When I got the light on I saw the swelling was way down and it had started bruising. She however seemed unaffected and started playing like nothing had happened.

So.. Here we are the next night and swelling is getting less and less as the bruise comes in. She still answers me that it just hurts a little bit when I ask but doesn't say anything about it otherwise. I feel so bad for her but am very grateful that the hump is all that came out of it..

Did I mention I hate the tile in our house? THIS is why!! I don't know why it's so slippery, it was not this bad in the other houses..

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Dancing Kidlets Again

Savannah loooves to dance and most recently sing and Tyler is following in her footsteps with the dancing. She ends up all over the place, swinging her arms and twirling while he is usually swaying or clapping with the music. I've been leaving the TV on one of the music channels a lot after school as they both seem to enjoy it - and I definitely do!

Longer Walks

We're been trying to walk as much as possible - which makes getting home from school a 20+ minute trip.. Worth it if Tyler  gets the stability and confidence to walk soon though! Savannah joins me in clapping and cheering when he walks by himself at home which gets him even more excited. We spent about 20 minutes with him going back and forth from me at the island to the side table, Savannah was so good and careful as she made her rounds on her scooter to not hit him.

Friday, September 11, 2015


Wow - this one took me by surprise!  I had no idea he could do this!

Monday, September 7, 2015

A Few Steps!

This afternoon instead of napping the kidlets decided to play in the loft. Tyler was standing and barely holding on to me with one hand so I held him up away from me then let go. He fell over (and laughed) the first time but stood for a few seconds the second. After a few more times I tried putting him farther from me and whoo he took a step! This is about 20 later and he was taking a few steps to get to me!

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Working with Daddy

Ad usual, Marc left yesterday to go to work. When the kidlets and I arrived home today to have lunch, Savvy brought her laptop to the table and kept at UT while eating. I asked what she was doing and reply "I'm working with Daddy!" and this goofy smile.