Patty Cake

August and Mommy playing patty cake:

Patty cake, patty cake, baker’s man
Bake me a cake as fast as you can
Roll it (roll roll roll)
Pat it (pat pat pat)
Mark it with a B
And put it in the oven for BABY and me!

August: Ohh nooo…I not a baby!
Mommy: Ok, then…For Hazel and me!
August: Noooo, not Hazel!!
Mommy: For Augie and me!
August: (smiles)

Sick week

It started with Adelaide. She got sick and was throwing up. But Adelaide tends to get sick more often than the rest of us, so I didn’t think too much of it. We planted her on the couch with an iPad and 7Up.

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Then Kyle got sick. That’s when I knew it was serious, because Kyle doesn’t usually get sick. And when he does, he usually gets over it pretty quickly. That’s when I knew it was only a matter of time before everyone was throwing up. But I was hoping and praying that the rest of us would be spared.

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August was next. Poor bub. He didn’t know how to handle throwing up and he kept trying to swallow it. Ew. But he sort of got the hang of it eventually.

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Hazel was OK for a while…

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But soon even Hazel got sick and was throwing up. (Fortunately she got the lightest case of us all.)

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Then I got sick. It was so bad. Here I was, caring for four sick people while I’m trying to take care of myself. I got so mad at Kyle for not being very helpful, which wasn’t really fair because he was recovering. But I was literally cleaning up vomit and other bodily liquids off the floor and changing two kids’ diapers and nursing Hazel while being sick myself.

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We each lost about 5 pounds.

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It was perhaps the worst three or four days of my life. But we survived.

Thank you for coming to my pity party. It’s over now.

Saturdays lately

We’ve kind of fallen into a rhythm on Saturdays lately.

We sleep in.

We go to The Habit. (Kyle and Em split a cheeseburger with avocado and peppers and extra grilled onions. Adelaide and August split a cheeseburger. We get fries and onion rings. Coke, root beer, iced tea. You know, super healthy stuff…)

Daddy goes to work.

Mommy and the kids go to the library, then to the park.

Adelaide makes friends and plays. Sometimes August plays with Adelaide, sometimes he hangs out with Mommy and Hazel. Sometimes Mommy reads a book.

Then to McDonald’s for ice cream cones. Sometimes Adelaide and August put ice cream on their noses.

We go home to nap/play/clean the house/listen to public radio/make dinner.

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Catching up

Here’s a bit of what’s been going on lately:

We went to Disneyland…

Hazel in the Storybook line

Emily and Hazel in the Storybook line

Adelaide in the Storybook line

Hazel turned 4 months old…

Hazel laughs

Hazel cute

The Seahawks lost…

Kyle and August after the Superbowl

Augie got a haircut…

August haircut

…and we went to the park on a rainy day…

August on the swings

Hazel’s face was scratched in a home improvement mishap…

Hazel scar

My parents had a layover at LAX and we ate at In-N-Out (I still need to get the pictures off my other camera)…

Hazel and grandma

August grandpa

August made himself a snack of cheese, jam, and ranch dressing…

August's snack

And Hazel’s still digging her teething keys…

Hazel on the floor

Now you’re all caught up!

Mommy’s Monday off

Today was a work holiday for me, but Kyle had to work. So we went our separate ways — Kyle to Trader Joe’s, and me to the pediatrician with Adelaide, August, and a sleepy Hazel.

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Adelaide and August played in the waiting room.

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Adelaide wanted to make friends with the girl about her age who was also waiting to see a doctor, but she wasn’t able to make a connection. This is Adelaide’s dejected face:

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August copied everything Adelaide did, which worked out well. They were both calm and obedient (for the most part).

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Look at how attentive Augie was to the nurse:

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Then they had to disrobe and put on paper gowns.

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Adelaide got two vaccines and Augie got one. They were both very brave and hardly made a peep. It seemed to me that Adelaide was almost looking forward to getting a shot, like if she hadn’t gotten one, she would have been disappointed somehow, not getting the full experience. My theory is, she has seen enough kids’ shows that explain the importance of vaccines that she realizes they are Very Important and Necessary and she is Very Brave to take them without flinching. So that’s what she did, and August followed suit.

Then, we went to the park, where Adelaide ran off to climb the monkey bars and hang upside down and make friends, and Augie mostly sat in my lap and took everything out of my tote bag.

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He found some iPhone camera lenses.

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And he took pictures of Hazel, which she loved.

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That’s a good idea, Augie, I thought. So I took some pictures, too.

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After the park, we stopped at McDonald’s for vanilla ice cream cones, and we all did a good job not dripping on ourselves. Then it was off to Target, where Adelaide put on a bunch of accessories and posed for the camera, like she does.

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I think it’s one of her very favorite things to do.

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I don’t know where she gets these poses from. She knows how to work it.

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And that was our day.

TBT: Hazel’s first trip to Disneyland

Time is getting away from me on this one. I think Kyle has some more photos on his phone or on the computer from this trip, but I’ll just post what I have for this Throwback Thursday edition of Happy All Those Things.

Grandpa Percy came for a last-minute trip to California in October, and what trip to SoCal is complete without a trip to Disneyland? (Answer: No trip to SoCal is complete without a trip to Disneyland.)

This was Hazel’s very first trip to Disneyland. She wore her Minnie Mouse outfit from Ali for the occasion. Hazel was very excited.

AND this was the first time Adelaide wore her birthday Elsa dress to Disneyland. She did her Elsa poses for us.

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