Friday, February 12, 2010

Friday Funnies

A few funnies for this very busy Friday. (I'm so torn, do I watch the Olympic Opening Ceremonies or the WVU v. Pitt basketball game??? Olympics - live, WVU is I will have my cake & eat it too!)

Last night at the West Liberty basketball game, Elizabeth was enjoying a bit too much of her Valentine's candy when she thought it was a good idea to start sassing me. She was completely hopped, too, from having the Valentine's "celebration" at daycare. (She insisted it was going to be a celebration and NOT a party!) So she is sassing me and wagging her finger at me like Dikembe Mutombo as he blocked a shot...which, as you could imagine didn't go over really well with me. I told her to stop it and to, "Put that finger away." She replied, "But I don't have a pocket for it."

During the second half of the game as she was yelling for her favorite player, John Wolosinczuk, "Come on - boyfriend!"

On the ride home I asked her where she wanted to go to school - did she want to go to Wesleyan where Mommy went? Or to Fairmont where Daddy went? Or West Liberty? Or to WVU where both Mommy & Daddy went? Elizabeth said that she wanted to go to West Liberty and she wanted to play basketball AND football. "Football?" I asked. "Yeah, because I want to be a champion!"

She fell asleep this evening before the really good stuff on the Olympic Opening Ceremonies -- at 8:30 she was "Sleepy Time Down South" so the joke might actually be on me in the middle of the night!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

F-ing Funny for a F-ing Cold Wednesday

If you haven't seen Stephen Colbert's clip, it is worth the watch...both he & Jon Stewart make me laugh... Enjoy! (Stay safe & warm!)

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

4-Year Check Up

Yesterday we took Elizabeth back for her follow-up at the audiologist and Dr. Chris, her ENT. The audiologist said that her hearing had improved by about 25% - up to the "normal levels." No excuses for her in not being able to hear us when we tell her to clean up her playroom or to stop jumping/climbing on something. Dr. Chris said that she looked "perfect!" (I really like him!) He said that her throat healed well and that her tubes were in and looked good. He said that whatever we are doing to keep her ears dry was working (plugs when she bathes!) We go back on February 22nd for the fitting for her swim plugs. She goes back to either Dr. Chris or Dr. Ruben (her pediatrician) in 6 months to check on the tubes.

Today was Elizabeth's annual check-up. Dr. Ruben said she looks great! We are to put her back on the Zyrtec once a day (1 teaspoon) for treatment for seasonal allergies. (We're so fortunate that she loves to take medicine!) She got her H1N1 shot -- and she'll go back in a month for the second H1N1 shot. She also got the seasonal flu shot as well as 4 other vaccines. That was 6 shots, 3 in each arm, 2 at a time.

She doesn't like doctors any more. Paging Dr. Jeff Wilt -- please help dispel her thoughts that doctors aren't very nice!

Elizabeth has grown 3-1/2 inches since last year -- she's now 42". (That puts her in the 90-95th percentile for height for her age.)

Elizabeth has gained 5 pounds since last year -- she weighs 36 pounds. She didn't lose any weight with the surgery. (She's in the 50th-60th percentile for weight for her age.)

Her weight for height percentile is 10th-25th. So, in other words, she's tall and skinny - but you would have to be blind to not determine that for yourself!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Thankful Thursday

Today, I'm thankful to/for/about:

  • My Mom - who is just a rock star. I miss her dearly but am so thankful for the time she was able to spend with us.
  • Elizabeth's continued health. She's so amazing! She is all about smelling things these days - truly a new experience for her!
  • The Amoses for coming to the Friendly City of Wheeling for Elizabeth's birthday...and Aqua Sand. The novelty has not yet worn off, so I'm thankful for that, too! (I'm not-so-thankful for Disney for still making crappy stuff -- as the arm from the replacement doll has broken...same way as the one she got from Santa. I hate Disney Store products!!!)
  • The Koeglers for being fun to hang around with! Sorry, Campbell, that Elizabeth "had an accident with Spike." (She sat on the remote control for Spike the dinosaur, which turned him on and he started moving. To say that Cam isn't a fan of his remote-control dinosaur when he is on and not sleeping would be a great understatement!)
  • The Toppers getting their quality win over A-B tonight -- and the Falcons for upsetting WV State in Fairmont. That combination puts the Toppers in 1st place in the conference.
Some Elizabeth funnies:
  • Two days after E's surgery, Friday, January 22nd, we were watching the Haiti relief program on TV. She loves to dance and was ready to get down. I had given her a dose of hydrocodone just to "make sure" that she would be pain free for the night and would be able to get a quality night's rest. She eventually got the rest, but I'm pretty sure that the hydrocodone didn't play a big factor in it. She was so high off of the stuff it was the last dose we would give her. At 10:30 PM she said, "I don't need my undies on because I'm going to dance!" while she proceeded to strip nakey and dance.
  • Tonight at the game, Elizabeth spotted a few girls that were dressed for the evening -- in a club, not so much for a basketball game. Regarding one girl who was in a halter-top, Elizabeth said, "Mommy, why is that girl not wearing a shirt with these?" (pointing to her shoulders.) I asked E if she liked that girl's shirt to which she replied, "No. It's not very cute."