Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Lucy's lunch

The smile is Lucy's signature very happy smile.

School bus

Update shots


So - this past weekend Lucy had her first trip to emerg. She fell and split her forehead open on a piece of furniture. There was lots of blood, tears, and drama. She was glued back together, and is still sporting bandages and crustiness. I could give more details, but the truth is - it was all very horrible and scary and I am having enough trouble banishing the images from my mind. I will never forget it! The last time Lucy made my heart stand still like that was when she was born. I suppose that given her adventurous nature, this sort of thing was bound to happen sooner or later, but that realization isn't at all comforting. I'm just happy she is o.k. Yesterday, Rebecca had me put a bandaid on her forehead because she wanted to be like Lucy. That at least, was pretty cute. Things roll on the way they do in the fall - at full speed. Every school day I try to wrestle details out of Rebecca, but I only get as much as she's willing to share - which is pretty minimal. Fortunately, I am clever enough to sometimes trick information out of her with innocent-seeming questions or assertions. As I learned from Sherlock Holmes, a very easy way to get information out of people is to say something that is probably blatantly false - thus giving them the opportunity to correct you (something most people jump at the opportunity to do!). Also, I can't help but catch the tunes of unknown songs that she'll randomly start to sing. We haven't posted pictures in a while because our gallery server was down. It's now up and our collection is slowly being restored. Soon - pictures will return. I will be posting some September ones that you haven't seen. We had to cut Rebecca's hair because she kept getting massive tangles. Had we been less reluctant to cut it when she was yonger, it probably wouldn't have gotten to that state, but - the new do suits her anyway. Enjoy the pics of Lucy's unblemished face - they are the last ones that will ever exist.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Lucy's better?

Her appetite's back and she was acting normally this morning.

So far, no sign of illness in the rest of the family.  Fingers crossed, as we just put Rebecca on the bus for school a couple minutes ago.  If she gets sick at school I'll feel pretty guilty.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Lucy's sick. :(

I was putting her to bed, and she seemed a little out of sorts.  As I was finishing up our cuddle and about to leave she threw up.  Got her cleaned up in the bath, had her wrapped in a towel, and she did it again.  She was a trooper, not much crying.  She was very, VERY tired though, so that probably helped.

Then two more times.  The last couple were pretty much just bile.  I *think* she's done.  She's down now, and we'll try to get some water into her if she wakes up tonight.

I anticipate I'll probably be getting sick too.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Oh my god, we're in a whole new era

Whoops, almost a month since our last post!  :-/

So what's new?

Mainly, Rebecca's at school.

She's now successfully potty trained, and is currently in her third day of her educational career.

Assuming 2800 days of schooling before highschool graduation, she'll be a little over .1% done her schooling when I pick her up this afternoon.

She hops onto the bus full of smiles, talking with her schoolmates, and comes off the bus with random narrative snippets which we can't quite put together.  I'm not sure exactly what's happened to her at school, but I know she loves it.

It makes me happy to know she's loving it, but I wish I could be a fly on the wall at the same time.