Fun at HDG craft night

Last night the PTA hosted a Christmas craft night for the students. We decorated cookies, made a santa ornament and a Christmas mouse. Of course Ella's favorite was the mouse. About half way through the night, Ella stopped making her own crafts in order to help Jen with her station. Sami and I had some great mommy daughter time while Grams generously watched Molly who was a big hit with all the other moms. A great night! 

Molly's first fever

Molly has her first fever today. 100.5. She kept getting very mad while nursing, pulling off and crying. She wants to be held, but is pretty content as long as she is in the wrap. Her little mouth and hands are so warm.  Poor baby Molly. 

Sleeping baby molly

I was just lounging next to Molly making sure her binky stayed in so she could nap, after having to come upstairs twice already to pop the sucker back in after yowls of protest. There she was, happily sucking away and drifting off. She finally completely relaxed, sighed, and became completely still. Suddenly-- she made a funny little gurgle sound and pop! spat that binky outI guess she only wants it to fall asleep, but not when she is sleeping. My funny girl. 

Ella at Kennedy Krieger

We had a biannual appt at Krieger today. We are ao lucky to live so close. People travel hours to see these doctors. We had a scare when we arrived--they said our appointment was at 11:00 but I was told 1:30. Got there early enough that Dr Vernon was still there and we were still able to see her. They are so accommodating and kind. 

Dr Vernon ordered a neuro psyche eval to get a baseline of Ella's strengths so we can better understand if her inconsistent performance at school  and moodiness is due to fatigue or just normal Ella. Should be helpful. 

They got her blood drawn with just 1 stick this time. Poor baby-- you could see her pulse leaping out of her artery in her neck she was so nervous. She did great though! 

Sami's first day of dance

After many tears, this is what Sami wore on her first day of ballet. She got crazy sunburn yesterday at Hammerman beach. We went for a last summer fling and didn't bother to use sunscreen. Next day she was bright red. So Minnie Mouse it is for today. The pink leotard will have to wait.  She still looks adorable though! 

Sami's new song

3/27/14 this is an old post that never got published from last march: Sami learned a new song from a favorite kids show. She sings it non-stop all the time! It is driving us crazy, but I know when she is too old to do such things I will want to remember this song. 
Bees bees buzz buzz bees bees!