Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Poor Kjersten is going through her third cold of the summer. Last winter season, it seemed like she had one every two months or so. I think I need to help her wash her hands more often. I remember thinking at the beginning of the summer, "Oh good. We'll be done with colds for awhile." Thankfully, her colds aren't too incapacitating or inconvenient. Just a lot of nose wiping. We have a "cold protocol" we follow including using the humidifier and propping up one side of her mattress. I'm not certain that the mattress propping is very effective, as I often find her on the down side of the mattress, but it makes me feel like I'm doing what I can.
I know I post a lot about Kjersten, but I think she's the cutest thing! She's doing a new thing with her "no's." She says it in a sort of growly, raspy voice, which is so funny to me because she generally has a very sweet, high-pitched voice. Her intonations are so funny too, and she talks all day long. I remember from time to time that we'll soon be entering the "terrible two's," but I'm not worried about it, and I'm trying to not expect her to be terrible. She really is a sweet girl who is fairly good at obeying and can be reasoned with. She's gaining the concept of consequences, I know. I love being with, taking her out on errands and such. She's just a lot of fun!
The picture is of her in her high chair (which I love because it's on wheels and can be lowered or raised) with her three favorite animals: Pup Pup, Carter, and Boo Bear. Boo Bear was my bear growing up. Sometimes she calls him Poo Bear, and I promptly correct her. I myself am not a Winnie the Pooh fan. She is mid-bounce in this picture, and I love the absolute joy on her face. The other picture is of her friend, Annie, who is just two weeks younger than Kjersten. They don't play so much together as near each other, but they get along well enough.