When I was younger I loved winter. Now that I have children I'm ready for it to be warm so we can all get out there and burn off some energy. Come on Spring! The past two days I stayed home with the kids. Koen has a double ear infection (started antibiotics Saturday but it wasn't working so we switched to a new one today) and he was finally diagnosed with asthma. He's a little wheezer - has been since he was born - so it was nice to finally hear them say - yep, it's asthma. And hopefully in a month or so he can get some tubes in his ears to keep those little infections at bay. And - Koen signed 'more' for the first time today! It's funny how the first time you see your child sign you about fall over. You try and try and try to teach it to them thinking they aren't ever going to do it - then all of a sudden, bam, he signs. Payton didn't sign until she was about 18 months or so (I waited until she clapped and then thought she could probably do it) and I did the same with Koen - once he started clapping I tried signing with him. Today, he did it!
Yesterday morning started off with Payton popping up at 5am. She wanted to see her daddy so I told her she could run in the other room and see him. It wasn't such a good idea, our alarm goes off at 5am and it scared her to death. Bob got the alarm shut off and came in to check on Payton since she was so upset. He thought she was cold because she was shaking so bad, but it really just shook her up. So far, we haven't found a clock that doesn't scare her to death, but we'll just keep trying. Needless to say, all I heard about yesterday was the clock. I told Bob if I heard "no more clocky" one more time I was going to scream! She basically went from "no noise" to "bad clock" to "no more clocky" all day. It's days like that when I'm thankful we have a diagnosis because I seriously think I would have trouble figuring out why she couldn't get past the whole clock issue if I didn't know she had ws. At the end of the day, I just had to laugh at it. Before bed she watched Bob carry it out of the house so she would sleep better. Today, I haven't heard about it but maybe 50 times :)
Oops, spoke too soon. Payton was in the other room asleep and I heard her call out for me. I went in there and she said "no more clocky". I said "Remember, daddy took it outside so we don't have to worry about it." She sat up and said "I LUB (love) clocks!" with a huge grin. She does this when she's trying to talk herself into liking it. I swear, I love that little girl to pieces.