Sunday, May 25, 2008

Trip to Colorado

Sammi and I took a trip to Colorado this week for my brother Maxwell's high school graduation. Congrats, Max!! On the flight over Sammi threw up twice! I was not ready for that and had no extra clothes in my carry on. Bummer. There were some very nice ladies on the plane who were quite helpful and didn't act the least bit disgusted by the smell or the mess. They are angels!! So the next day I called the pediatrician and found out all the things I could do to help her not get motion sick on the way home. They worked like a charm and she slept most of the way home and didn't throw up at all! Yeah!!

The tricks I learned for flying with a child:
  • sucker to suck on during take off and landing to help little ears adjust to the changing air pressure.
  • a small cup of Coke to settle the stomach (The pharmacist told me the Coke syrup is very similar in composition to the anti-nausea medicine I could buy from him. We went with Coke!)
  • candied ginger (think ginger ale) also helps.
  • Benadryl to help her get sleepy.
The nurse told me it's probably the only time that they would ever recommend a sucker and a cup of Coke for a child! But both seemed to work very well. Sammi loved the sucker. I'm hoping against all hope that she forgets about it.

Aside from that disaster, the trip was amazing! It was so fun to see my family and to celebrate with Max as he graduated. Sammi got a chance to play with her cousin Weston. They had a grand time together. They played in the backyard, learned about wheelbarrow races and picked pine cones together. What more could two toddlers want!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Bedtime Routine

The other night Sammi was in the diapering-mood while Brent was trying to get her ready for bed. She insisted on putting diapers on her babies and then putting them in the rocking chair. She took care of each baby individually. As she placed (or threw) them in the rocking chair, she would pull the cow so it would sing "Old McDonald" for the newly-put-to-bed baby.

They all slept soundly that night!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Going for Walks

We had some friends over for dinner tonight. Their oldest is 3 now and he and Sammi have been friends since she was born. Tonight they went for walks around the house and yard.

It's so fun to see them grow and play together. Sammi had a rough start with the idea of sharing her toys, but after a few minutes she settled into the idea and they played so well together, along with our friends' younger son.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Sammi and chopsticks

Sammi and Daddy had a fun dinner while I was away learning about Internet stuff... I think trainer chopsticks are in line for her birthday! But, shhh, it's a secret!

And if this video wasn't cute enough, Brent composed the music himself! He created it in GarageBand knowing that one day I would need Asian-inspired background music!

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Sugar Cookie Fun!

Baker's man
Bake me some cookies
as fast as you can!
Roll them

and Pat them

and Put them on the sheet

and throw them in the oven

Now they're ready to eat!