Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Chipped Tooth

The "terrible twos" rear their ugly head every now and again with our Miss Gretchen. She's a good girl but every once in a while, she does not want her diaper changed. I don't know why. I don't pretend to understand it. Anyway, this weekend she had a full SWIM diaper - I knew it right away so I was trying to pick her up to change it. She wasn't with the program and pulled away from me and hit her mouth on the patio chair. Did I mention it's metal? Sigh..... There was very little blood and it seemed like just her tooth had chipped. I still ended up crying about it since it happened under my watch. And someone should be held responsible for this completely random accident! Steve took her to the dentist yesterday and found out it's fractured in a few places. We're waiting to see if the tooth will make it. Honestly, I don't know how I'm going to survive the rest of her childhood! She's had stitches (cut chin), surgery (ear tubes), and now a chipped tooth all before the age of two! One highlight - Gretchen is pretty good for all these doctor's visits - she for the most part is calm for every trip to the doctor, acute care clinic, dentist, etc. Thank Goodness for that! Hopefully she'll make it in one piece to her 2nd birthday - we're having a party for her again this year. It should be fun!

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Just keep swimming....

Gretchen still likes the pool. I couldn't resist getting her a little tankini. She gets a big kick out of Steve swimming under her. Laughs and laughs.....

Monday, June 4, 2007

May Day

So busy this month - the ear infection, the tubes, etc kept us very busy.
It's been a month since she had the tubes put in and it shows. Gretchen is talking so much more now and we can understand her better (she can understand us better!). This month she really put a lot of words together. And she is absorbing everything we say so it's starting to get tricky. Steve and I have started spelling words or saying them in Spanish so she can't understand us. If the word ice cream gets mentioned out loud, Gretchen starts chanting it on the way to the freezer. It doesn't help that I got an ice cream maker so I guess it's my fault. We finally saw the end of the flooring issues - our laminate was installed in the family room and kitchen. It looks great! Of course we want new cabinents now but maybe next year. Memorial Day was busy - the pool was opened, the grill got a work out and Gretchen of course spent as much time outside as we would let her! Here are the pictures of our little blondie from May.