Thursday, March 22, 2007

Before I Go

Look Mom, no headband!

We have tried a few times to get Eden to wear her CI processor without the headband, but she won't have a thing to do with it. She automatically pulls it off and yells at us. Funny, she doesn't complain at all about wearing the headband. The only thing I don't like about the headband is that it is causing the front of her hair to break off. Oh well. The least of my worries really. But doesn't she look super cute without her headband???

This is Holland "laughing". I love how she covers her mouth and bends over. Makes me feel like the funniest person EVER!

Look at Eden pretending to play Playstation with Daddy. So cute. Mommy is TOTALLY not a video games person, so Daddy will have to teach his girls how to play. If he's lucky they'll take after him.

This is Holland talking to her little people. She LOVES the Little People, and knows all of their names. I love hearing her refer to "Sonya Lee" and "Farmer Jed." Lately she has been following us around the house with either Little People or a stuffed animal, saying "Maggie (or insert other character) talka Hanen." She wants us to make her toys talk to her. Constantly. It's mostly super cute, but can get old after the 100th time!

Eden LOVES ice cream. Especially from a cone. She also enjoys sharing, and holds her mouth WIDE OPEN with her tongue out to give Daddy a bite. Do you think she'd gain weight if we gave her ice cream every day? For every meal? Would that be healthy? Do we care? It has fat and calcium, right?

More Little People play. Holly plays really good by herself for about 5 minutes each day. The rest of the time she follows me around and wants me to play with her. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE to play, but I do enjoy that 5 minutes of peace.

There you go! I am leaving for my trip tomorrow morning, and will post again when I get back. In the meantime you should go to Ryn Tales and read this post. It is very thoughtful and well written, and touches on many of the topics I have been thinking about lately.

The issue of inclusion, and preschool, has come up as we approach the girls THIRD birthday, and I have a lot to say about my thoughts on the issue. I'll start working on a post on this topic when I get home from Seattle!

Finally, we still need a lot of help if we are going to reach our WalkAmerica goal! Please visit www.walkamerica.org/HollandEden to make your donations in honor of Holland and Eden.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Have a FUN and safe trip Billie!
I am glad you are taking a girl's trip!! Can't wait to hear about it.
Love the pictures of the girls; cute as ever. Thanks for posting!
Dawn

Anonymous said...

I hope you all have a great weekend and will miss sharing it with you!! Hope I can make it for the 2nd annual trip. Luv ya all Liz!

Anonymous said...

P.S. Cutest pictures ever, they really brightened my day. Liz

Ryn Tales said...

Omigod. they are sooo beautiful!

Billie, thanks for the shout out. Can't wait to read your thoughts. I am sure our experience would have been the opposite if we had a school psychologist like you. You should also check out Andrew's blog (another school psych who commented).

Have a great trip. Good for you!

Kathryn

Kim said...

Hey B, I know you had a bad day and want you to know that you are an AWESOME mother. I hope you have a wonderful, RESTFUL, and super fun time! I'm praying for you and for answers that will help you!

Anonymous said...

Eden looks alot like Holland without the headband - very cute.

Have fun on your trip.

Kelly in Canada

Stacey said...

Eden is super cute with or without the headband.

Kendra Lynn said...

Enjoy your trip...the girls are gorgeous as usual.

kendra

Laura said...

So beautiful :) I hope someday I get the chance to have children of my own. So cool that your degree is in ed psyc. I am currently working on a psychology degree with the intent of pursuing graduate studies in educational psychology.