Sunday, July 29, 2007
Friday, July 27, 2007
I assumed Riley would attack the entire cake with the gusto of an energetic sugar-deprived one-year-old. But instead, she carefully plucked and consumed every last berry and ignored the rest of the cake.
I'm not offended. Just shocked. No cake? Is this really my child!?
Other birthday bash highlight:
Sweet new Nikes from Anna (and, clutched in Riley's left hand, homemade playdough from Anna's cat Mischi)
A yellow soccer ball from mommy and daddy
And lots of fun toys, clothes, and books from grandmas, grandpas, aunts, and cousins. Thanks everyone!
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
I mean, what newborn does not-so-wise things like eating dirt, playing in toilet water, and climbing into large kitchen appliances?
Not this one.
But, given the chance, this one-year-old gladly would.
Eh, wisdom is so overrated.* Happy birthday Riley!
Stay tuned for birthday bash pictures...
*I reserve the right to retract this statement in December when I turn—yikes!—30.
Monday, July 23, 2007
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Used any time:
- We approach any brick building that slightly resembles Matt's rehab center
- She enters a sterile, hospital-like setting
- I ask, "Who are we going to see?"
- She sees Matt (goes without saying, right?)
Incidentally, Matt is scheduled to return home for good tomorrow. He still has a long way to go, recovery-wise, but Riley and I will both be glad to have him back. And hopefully, before long, Riley will quit associating hospitals with Daddy!
Saturday, July 14, 2007
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
And Why I Still Won't Complain About the Heat
Because last July, I endured humid Houston heat in a townhome with a broken a/c (and a $300 electricity bill to show for it) while nine-months pregnant with a nine-day-late baby while slaving away, er, helping Matt, on a 15-foot double-helix-shaped mobile.
This year, I may be sweaty (and, actually, still slaving away), but at least our electricity bill will be 1/10 that expensive. Ah, I do love Portland.
Saturday, July 7, 2007
...until we discovered the perfect prescription: playtime in Anna's new kiddie pool!
Wednesday, July 4, 2007
4: times per minute on our berry-picking excursion I said: "I can't believe I forgot the camera!"
4: hours spent in the sun—picking berries, eating hamburgers with Matt's rehab group, and going on walks (and zero: sunburns!)
4: collective hours of naptime between Riley and me this afternoon
1/4: fraction of the city's firework show I was able to view (between the trees) from our 5th-floor apartment
And one little goal: figure out the camera's night-vision feature...
Tuesday, July 3, 2007
Turns out, it's not unheard of for Guillain-Barré patients to require a second round of that immune system-boosting treatment. And if he becomes weak and numb again, he may need to continue treatment like steroids for awhile to aid his recovery.
Meanwhile, he's done at the hospital and heads back to rehab this morning. I've gotta figure out how to sneak in sparklers tomorrow... (Happy fourth!)
Sunday, July 1, 2007
- Baby races
- Sofa pull-ups
- Cheerio-eating contests
- Teddy-bear tug-of-war
They were a pretty darn even match—except Riley dominated at teddy-bear tug-of-war. I'm so proud of my little bully!
(Unless...is it time to teach sharing?)