Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Our vacay so far

Lots of hangin by the pool :)

We have just been staying close to home so far- pool, splash park, playgrounds...On Thursday we are heading up to Maine for the long weekend :)

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Irene Sunday

So by the time Hurricane Irene reached us today, it had been downgraded to a Tropical Storm. Really, it was just a blustery day, rainy and windy, but no damage or power outage, luckily! Miss E and I spent the day watching Nick Jr., playing some games, reading books, baking cookies, and even going for a couple quick walks outside. Elizabeth's Day Care is closed this coming week, so we are on vacation. I am excited that the weather is supposed to be good over the next few days. I am hoping to get in a beach day or two :) My girl and I love us some beach!!!

Our friend Julie from San Diego visited us for a couple of days, and we drove her down to her step mom's house in Rhode Island on Saturday. It felt like I barely got to see her, but we had a great visit. On Friday, while Elizabeth was at school, Julie and I went to a movie (Crazy, Stupid Love- cute), and out to lunch (Cheesecake factory- YUMMM!!), and did a little shopping. It felt very decadent to go to the movies and out to restaurant during the week. It was awesome!!!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Micellaneous stuff

The above picture was from last month when we went camping in NH one weekend. Of course, I forgot to take my camera, but my friend who's camp we went to took this one. Gotta love s'mores!!

It feels like summer is going by at warped speed, as it always does. We have been busy working (me), playing (Elizabeth), and enjoying the pool and playing outside in the evenings.

Elizabeth went to her very first eye doctor appointment last week. I took her because a vision screening done at her Day Care showed she might be near sighted. But it turns out her vision is perfect. So no glasses, at least for now! Next up, the Dentist...

I guess that's all for now. Only 5 more work days til vacation! Yay!!!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

My Girl :)

Nothing new here. All is well. I wanted to post these pics of Miss E just because... :)

PS: Can't wait til vacation- two more weeks! And our friend Julie is coming to visit- yay!!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Stupid people can't be my friend on FB

So, a few years back, I worked briefly with a woman in San Diego. We have been "friends" on Facebook, although IRL, we were never much more than acquaintances. Apparently, this week, she and her fiance have been driving across the country. So, this morning, I checked my FB, and her latest status update was, "Lock up yo kids, lock up yo wife...staying in a ghetto motel outside of...(a city in the south)...I think driving 20 hours straight would have been a safer option..."
Ok...anyone who knows me knows that I am not someone who takes things too seriously. I have a sense of humor. But this status update hit me really hard. Made me want to cry, actually. This person was not mocking a southern accent, or being a redneck, or whatever. She was clearly mocking what she thinks black people who live in "the ghetto" sound, and act like. I looked over at my beautiful daughter who was eating her breakfast, and I thought, how many people are going to look at her and make certain assumptions about her, just because of the color of her skin? It makes me sick that these stupid stereotypes are being perpetuated over and over again. In 2011.
Maybe you're thinking I'm making too much of this. In fact, I might have thought that 4 years ago, before I adopted my daughter. But I was so upset after reading that stupid status update. It just felt like a stab in my heart, because it was so offensive to my daughter, and to me. I'm probably not explaining myself very well. All I know is that I "unfriended" this person. And I felt better after.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011


So, we went to the Cardiologist yesterday, and the news was great! Elizabeth does have a Heart Murmur, but it's nothing that will have any impact on her. It's called an Innocent Heart Murmur, which is very common in kids, and is totally harmless. There are no restrictions on E's activities, or any follow up to be done about it. Yay!!
On a side note, E was absolutely adorable at the Dr's office. Once she was assured that she would be getting NO SHOTS, she was her sweet, funny, cheerful self...At one point, she commented to me, "This Doctor is nice, it seems!" Funny girl :)

Monday, August 1, 2011

4 year check up

So, Miss E had her 4 year check up last Thursday. She is growing like a weed, and is in the 45th-50th percentile for both weight and height. She also had to get a lead level test, and a couple of shots for Day Care, which my girl was none too happy about. But all in all the appt was going fine, no surprises, until...The doctor mentioned that she was making a referral for E to a Cardiologist. Huh??? Turns out that when the dr was checking E's heart, she detected a slight murmur. She says it is fairly common, and since E is growing and very healthy, she is not too concerned. But she wants her to to be looked at by a Cardiologist, just to be sure. Yikes, that was scary...I know it's probably not a big deal, but I defy you to have your child referred to a Cardiologist and not have at least a minor freak out!! Anyway, E's appt with the cardiologist is tomorrow afternoon...I will update after that.
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