Tags: Blood tests
Caity had to have a blood test done yesterday. She was less than thrilled with this. She took it pretty well and only started screaming and crying when the lab tech tightened the rubber strap around her arm. Her last experience with having blood drawn was not too pleasant, so really, I don’t blame her for having that reaction. They only took one vial of blood, so it didn’t take too long and she got a sticker for being a good girl at the end of it.
I dropped her off at school and went to work after we were done at the lab.
When I got home from work yesterday, Caity had a nose bleed. In fact it was gushing pretty good. She saw the blood on her hand and her sleeve and started crying.
Between her tears, she said: “Mummy, this morning they took blood from my arm… Now my nose is bleeding… Soon I won’t have ANY blood left! Oooooooohhhhhhhhh…..”
This one’s been in my repertoire for years, my goto comfort food… Haven’t made it in a while so I dug out my recipe. It smells very good here right now, the chicken’s in the oven already, dinner should be good.
I embellished on the original recipe as I do every time. I cut out the Peppers as I can’t eat them, and added a dash of Cumin and Paprika to the Chicken’ dredging flour and on the chicken itself. Use your imagination, change it up to reflect your favourite flavours. It’s a winner every time.
Dessert should consist of leftover birthday cake from Caity’s party yesterday.
Tags: birthdays, my kid is a donut
I posted on my Facebook page “tonight I’ve had my fill of five year old toes, and five year old nose, and five year old chin, ALMOST ready for the six year old toes, and…”
Truth is, I’m not ready at all. I had to nibble on those stinky toes one last time, as I do every night before her birthday.
Today is my littlest-little one’s 6th birthday. I reminded her again when I picked her up from day care that at this point six years ago, she was kicking me, constantly.
“I know, Mom…”
And that six years ago, yesterday, was supposed to be her birthday, but she decided to take her time, like she still does and be born the next day…
“I know, Mom…” I distinctly heard the sound of her eyes rolling skyward…
I think she may have heard these stories before. Once or twice.
She’s been telling her Sitter that she doesn’t want to turn six tomorrow. I think I know why. She thinks that she won’t be my baby anymore (Ha!). This is the girl, who on one hand wants so desperately to be a big girl like her sister, Lexy, while at the same time forces herself on me by trying (and succeeding) to crawl into my lap for a cuddle whether I want to or not.
She know instinctively when I need a hug.
She knows instinctively when I need a laugh.
I do what I can to coax that beautiful evil giggle from her as often as possible.
She is my beautiful baby girl.
Happy Birthday my wonderful monkey-lovin’ donut. You’re as sweet as your nickname. Love you.
Tags: iPad, kids, my kid is a donut
Cost to purchase iPad $700. Realization that your 5 year old knows how to use the camera function: Priceless…
Tags: Christmas, Danielle Wade, Reindeer, Santa, Windows 7, Wizard of Oz
It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything. Mostly because I haven’t had the energy to think, let alone compose a coherent thought.
Before I continue, if anyone knows how to turn off that damnly annoying little box that pops up on the bottom of one’s screen anytime one tries to change a page or for that matter do anything at all on a Windows 7 computer, please let me know because it’s driving me up the fucking wall having to keep clicking on the “show all content” box every thirty seconds!! Whew.
OK, that rant has been completed, here’s what we’ve been up to lately:
Christmas has come and gone once again and once again, the girls were completely spoiled. Caity brought home a bag of ‘Reindeer Attractor’ which she made at school. It was a brown bag which contained oatmeal and glitter and a label attached which had the instructions: “Sprinkle on the lawn at night. The moon will make it sparkle bright. Santa’s reindeer fly and roam. This will guide them to your home”. We had our family Christmas on Christmas Eve so Santa had to come on the 23rd, the girls and I went outside to spread the glitter/oatmeal on the lawn.
The girls were very excited and Caity was especially enthusiastic – it was very cute watching them spread handsful of the mix on our front lawn, then race back for another handful – being careful to cover as much of the lawn as possible so that Santa’s Reindeer would certainly find us.
Needless to say, Caity was thrilled to find her pictures gone and the cookies eaten. Santa had come. And he even brought a couple of friends for George
Perhaps there is something to that Reindeer glitter after all.
Lexy and I had our annual ‘Mommy and Daughter Day’ last weekend answer it was wonderful. I surprised Lexy with a spa day and she had her first manicure and then she had her hair done, after that we went to Toronto to see The Wizard of Oz. it was fabulous, and the lead, Danielle Wade, was the perfect embodiment of a young Dorothy Gale. Lex was mesmerized during the performance and was a bit startled by the pyro effects and the Wizard’s freaky eyes. Lexy even found a way to amuse herself while we were waiting for the GO Train to take us home after the play…
Tags: Disney, Disney Movie Rewards
@Disney_DMR … Thank you for allowing me in your club. Apparently you are not very selective and will let anyone in. I would like to point out that your customer service department … well… sucks.
Your program is very much geared to the American consumer.
I am not American.
Contrary to popular belief, America is not the centre of the Universe…
Trying to get an answer from your Customer Relations Team is like banging one’s head against the wall … not only do you get nowhere, but you get a big headache as well. Providing a generic response to a specific question … is not helpful.
Telling me the problem could be one of four things … is not helpful.
What would be helpful is actually looking into the problem and providing a specific answer … that is to say, which one of the four things caused the tickets to be rejected, so that it can be corrected and resolved … or am I speaking too fast for you?
I’m really glad that I personally helped contribute to the Disney megacorporation’s bottom line by taking my kids to see both Frankenweenie and Wreck It Ralph, neither of which were exceptionally good. I am however, miffed at not receiving the points for the movie tickets as offered on your website. Simply marking my account “rejected” without any explanation thrills me to no end. I followed the requirements of the website – and yet somehow you have seen fit not to award the points. It’s not like I could order anything of any worth from your site with those few points, it’s the principle of the matter. Of course that also assumes there’s anything worth ordering from your site in the first place… Perhaps if they had dvds of movies made after 1985, there might be something worth getting … seriously, the “Shaggy DA”? It wasn’t that good of a movie when I was a kid and it hasn’t redeemed itself in the years afterward…
It would be nice if your team could come up with a solution instead of exacerbating the problem …
Tags: kids, Letters to Santa
In my last post, Caity supplied her Christmas wish list to Santa Claus. It looked like this…
Cait decided tonight that she forgot to ask Santa for a few things so she amended her list:
And when I was helping Lexy write her letter….
Tags: kids, Letters to Santa
It’s never too early to write to Santa. Especially when you’re asking for things for ‘someone’ other than yourself…. My Cait is a sweet kid and wants to make sure everyone is included, especially George.
Tags: kids, sick kid
Cait’s sick. I don’t like it. In fact I hate it when my kids are sick, it makes me feel so vulnerable and helpless at the same time, because I can’t fix them. I want to though, I’m sure it comes with the territory of being a Mom. It still sucks though.
Caity’s been pretty squeaky (read: cranky) for the past few days and really tired. She’s also been moaning in her sleep again which should have been my first clue. I know my kid. I always know when she’s coming down with something… Not sure how I missed this. She came home from daycare today and she was fine. Tired and squeaky, but fine. During dinner she asked for her sweater and said she was freezing. Her hands felt like ice and her forehead wasn’t warm at all. Part way through dinner she told me she was still really cold and now she had a headache. I felt her head and she was warm. Really warm. Her little cheeks were crimson and her temp was 100.1. I gave her some Tylenol and after dinner we had a cuddle on the couch to warm up. About an hour later the fever climbed to 101.5 and she had some Advil.
She’s been asleep on the couch for the past few hours and now her fever seems to be down but she’s moaning almost non stop and that’s starting to scare me.
I hope she gets better soon