Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Yes, we're still here

Barely. Mommy is dealing with toddlerhood. Or at least trying to. I am actually scouring the library for any book I can get my hands on about what to do with a 1 year old who eats according to her own whim; throws fits whenever she happens to want to; and wants your 100% attention 100% of the time (who needs to clean, cook, or take shower anyway?). I am pulling my hair out and lucky me, Daddy goes back to work on Monday. Yippee.

We do have some pictures. Alison Keyser came over to play last week. She has a new baby brother, David, and when he goes to the doctor, Alison comes to play. Of course, "play" involves taking toys from each other and then screaching and crying when the other playmate takes the toy back.

The baby part was cake. I'm even thinking that 9 months of puking was better than this fun stage. Ella refuses to eat fruits and veggies. So we spoke to a speech therapist at our doctor's suggestion and now we have an invovled eating routine, which Ella hates and makes Mommy cry. So much fun to be had!

And the kitties, who seem to take pity on me and come cuddle as often as they can. They are even cuddling with each other these days......

4 Thoughts From Others:

The Campbell Family said...

and bathing one another?!? how sweet is that? Wish I could be of some help on the 'one-year-old' stage but Noah was a perfect angel so I have no advice. HA!!! I just never found any secret to get through it. So if you learn something, please share it with the rest of us.

ErinOrtlund said...

Aw! Some stages are more difficult than others, eh? Sorry Ella is such a handful these days! About the feeding, I like Dr. Sears' website at If you look under Feeding Babies and Toddlers, he has great ideas, including how to sneak more veggies and fruit into your kids' diet!

Camille said...

Great site, Erin! I think I'd rather sneak things in than starve the kid until she eats fruits and veggies. We accidentally left her tray on the floor this morning (with leftover breakfast) and she grazed all morning on it -- so I think I may stick with that. She's also started eating pasta (she's been avoiding that for months) so there is hope that this is just a stage!

Camille said...

Yup, Violet loves on Felix -- and he lays in wait and then pounces on her wanting either to play or to take her warmed up spot near the quilt!

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