Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Amoxicillin Again....

Last Thursday I had Elle at the doctor with a cold.  She was up in the night for a few hours coughing and wheezing.  It seemed worse than a common cold so she skipped daycare and spent the day with her Nana.  My Mom later brought her to work and I took her over to the doctor.  They looked her over and said if it's just a cold it will go away but if she gets a bad fever in a few days to bring her back.  That's normally the sign of an ear infection.  She seemed to recover over the weekend and we thought we were in the clear until Monday night she wouldn't let me put her down.  She was pretty moody and whining.  Tuesday morning she seemed fine so I took her to daycare.  Shortly after getting to work our daycare provider called to say she had a fever.  She said she would call back if Tylenol didn't take care of it.  By the time I came to get her the Tylenol had worn off and she was in rough shape.  I called our doctor and they were able to get us in.  He looked her over and decided she had an ear infection, so we are back on amoxicillin.

Luckily I have the day off today so this is what we are doing....

She is in LOVE with Minnie Mouse right now.  She hugs and cuddles Minnie all day long and often calls for her.  She also loves Mickey Mouse Club house so she is spending sometime today resting on the couch and watching her favourite show!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Indian Summer

By this time in Canada it is normally getting really cold.  While I love the fall, I could really live without the cold damp days that often come with it.  Just last weekend I was expressing my frustration as we ran from the car into the fall.  It was so cold out it took about 15 minutes for me to warm up.  This was definitely not the case today.  Today the weather in Canada was 74, to me it felt way warmer.  My Dad originally had the pool scheduled to be closed last week but since the forecast was so nice he post-poned it until next week.  Good thing because The Girl wanted to swim!

We wanted to be outside and thought we just might go for a swim.  As always the second we got in their backyard Elle headed straight for the pool, she would just leap in if we let her.  I had actually brought her bathing suit but she never made it into her suit she was not patient enough.  I took her shoes off and put her toes in the water hoping to discourage the idea of swimming.  The air was warm enough but the water was certainly not (water temp. 62 degrees).  By the time her feet were in she got her shorts wet and then her shirt as she kicked her feet and squealed with delight getting Matt and I wet.  I eventually just stripped her down and let her go to it.  Luckily, Popa loves his babies more than we do because he was willing to go in with her.  She definitely outlasted him though.  She would have swam all afternoon if we let her.  Following her swim Popa stood in the sun to warm up while our polar bear baby sat on my lap in a towel eating a popsicle.

It was too cold to be in too long, that did not stop The Girl.

She would just dive in if we let her.  No fear!
Cheesey popsicle grin!