Baby it’s cold outside…..but not as cold as Missouri. We’ve been chilly here in NC, but we’ve been about 30F warmer than my sister in Kansas City, so I guess our 30 isn’t so bad!
Due to the chilly weather we stayed inside as much as possible. Tuesday we did have to head out to PT and when we came out it was barely snowing. Lindy did get her new braces. The major difference is that the right one is now a tall one like the left one. Lindy was in quite a mood that morning. She did not want Heather to touch her. I ended up having to put the braces on her. She wanted nothing to do with Heather. Then she decided she didn’t want to walk. I guess the braces are different but she seriously wouldn’t walk at first. Finally Heather left to go find some bubbles and I got Lindy to walk with me. After that she was fine walking. Her right foot was turning in some which Heather was trying to figure out. Heather feels that Lindy was just trying to get used to it. I haven’t noticed this week so I hope she is used to it now. Her old braces used to have 2 velcro straps on the top of her foot and her new braces only have one. I’m not really sure why but I don’t think her foot stays down in them as well. One day when I went to take the brace off to get ready for bed her foot was practically out of the brace. Which would explain why she was so fussy that afternoon. I guess we all need to get used to them.
Wednesday morning we had a joint hearing and vision therapy session. Chris and Leslie do a lot of the same activities so we did a session together. After our session Chris stayed longer to do some testing on Lindy. She has to test her every 6 months. It feels like every 6 weeks. I just hate answering those questions. I feel like Lindy does some of the stuff they ask but I have to sit and think of one specific time so that I can definitely say she does it. It’s just stressful!
The only other time we got out this week was Friday and Lindy had a routine hearing test. Except Lindy didn’t make it quite so routine. Once again she didn’t want anything to do with Cathy, our audiologist. I had to practically hold her in place to do the test to make sure her ear drums were moving. When we are in the booth they usually put these inserts into her ears and pump the sounds/noises into the inserts. Lindy gave us a big fat no on that one. They got the inserts in one time and before I could catch her hands she pulled them both out. The only way they could do the test was to send the sounds through the speakers in the room. Lindy did awesome with the play audiometry though. She completed the entire test by putting a ring on a stack or a block in a bowl whenever she heard a sound. Because Drew was with a church member having surgery that morning, Will got to play with one of his favorite babysitters, Janice. From what I hear they read lots of books!
Will has had an interesting week. I keep forgetting to mention that he finally got one of his two year molars in. It came through a couple weeks ago. He is teething badly so I’m hoping the others are close. I’m so ready to be done with these baby teeth! He’s back to crying out in the night and waking up earlier than normal so I know it’s those teeth.
Will has learned how to lock the back door by himself and successfully locked Drew out twice this week. Monday he locked the lock on the door handle and Drew blamed it on me. I lock doors all the time so I just assumed I had done it. Tuesday Lindy and I returned from PT to find Drew outside and Will inside. I walked in the house and saw Drew looking down through the little window in the door mouthing “Unlock the door.” That time he locked the dead bolt on Drew. It sounds funny but it could have been a bad thing if Lindy and I hadn’t have come home when we did. I did have to laugh when I first walked in though and realized what was going on.
Will’s other story for the week is that he called 911 tonight! We went to Charlotte today and I went to my friend Margaret’s baby shower this afternoon. This evening we had a Southern family birthday celebration at GrandBob’s and Suzette's. I was changing Will into his pajamas before we left and he was playing with the phone. Then it rang and I heard Suzette answer it and when she got off she said it was 911 calling back to say they had received a call from this number. oops! Then Drew was carrying stuff out and loading the car and a cop shows up to check and make sure everything was okay! Drew had to show him his license and he took his name and telephone number! We don’t normally let the kids play with phones but it was keeping him still for a minute while I got him dressed. The phone had a button on it that dials 911 directly and evidently he hit it. No more phones for Will!
That was a long post. Now for the good stuff, pictures!
Lindy has been copying us a lot lately. One day I had my hand up on my cheek while watching her eat and she did the same thing. Who doesn’t love a little kid in adult shoes?Cute girl in a cute outfit!Cute boy in a cute outfit! The kids playing with one of Will’s Christmas presents. And what happens to the Christmas present when I turn my back.This picture describes Will best this week. He’s been running from one end of the house to the other all week, and usually screaming while running. He has also been looking longingly outside lately. And made hats out of Mt. Dew boxes. Lindy, I think you have your glasses on wrong. A super-cute new Christmas outfit on Lindy. Tonight we celebrated the January birthdays with the Southerns. Here are the birthday kids: Anna (Jan. 10th), Drew (Jan. 2nd) and me (Jan. 18th). The newly engaged couple, Drew’s brother and Jamie. Yep, there are about to be two Jamie Southerns in this world!
Happy Birthday Aunt Anna!!