Well wishes & new adventures…

14 Oct

Thank you all for the encouraging words during my wisdom-teeth-extraction-adventure.  I ended up being really happy with the local anesthetic vs. the general.  It took them forever to get to me, but once they did, and my mouth was numb, the actual pulling of my wisdom teeth took less than 3 minutes.  Very easy.  The two scariest parts were the needles and being able to hear them scraping around in my mouth and on my teeth.  I had a little pain after everything wore off, but mostly it was in my jaw at the injection sites.  Plus, I got to eat ice cream for a couple of days, so…no worries!  I’m glad they’re gone so I don’t have to worry about them anymore!  :-)

Ella had her Parents As Teachers 14-15 month evaluation last week.  Of course, she is awesome.  She is above average in all the categories they have with her only lacking slightly in problem solving (no, I’ve never seen her try to use a stick to get something out from under the couch) and some fine motor skills (she doesn’t stack 3 blocks on top of each other, only 2…because she pushes down on it like a lid, so she doesn’t get to 3).  She has begun to quack when she’s holding her duck which is funny & cute.  She also gives kisses to pictures in books or photos in albums.  It doesn’t really matter who or what the picture is, she will give it a kiss!  She has discovered magnets off the refrigerator.  Dave took her around the house to help her see what the magnet would stick to.  Ella’s favorite game right now (besides being chased) is to go get things and hand them to us.  Coasters, magnets, every little toy out of her toy bag, books, ANYTHING.  She collects all of one item and hands them all to us.  We say “thank you” and hand them back.  Repeat.  It is funny and cute, and maybe a little OCD.  

In light of Ella’s new discoveries, I’ve been looking for blocks (yes, just blocks…not legos) and those alphabet magnets.  I haven’t been able to find them yet, so if anyone has any suggestions for where I can look, please let me know!  

We traveled to Springfield to watch Chris’ football game on Saturday.  It was a last minute decision, but we had a lot of fun!  The drives weren’t too bad, the weather was absolutely beautiful & the Bears won!  We saw Chris catch a few passes & Ella had fun listening to the band.  She danced a lot to the halftime show.  If I can figure out a way to upload video from my cell phone, I’ll share!

2 Responses to “Well wishes & new adventures…”

  1. Becca October 14, 2008 at 6:39 pm #

    For the alphabet magnets, you can make your own. Target sells wooden letters in the toy section that are probably about 2 inches tall (maybe bigger) but just attach a magnet that you can buy at the craft store and instant magnet. The letters are bright and colorful as well.

    We bought blocks for Thomas at Target & BRU. Both are wooden and colorful.

  2. Lauren October 14, 2008 at 7:31 pm #

    I miss parents as teachers! I think that program is awesome…assuming you have a good person coming to work with your kids. They come up with things I’d never think of.

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