February 12, 2012

"I love you guys"

I suppose its safe to say that IzzyB picks up most of her words from us first and foremost.

I never thought we or even I said "guys" a lot but it seems we do because IzzyB uses it a lot and in proper context.
The usual one is when we have company at the house and she, our great little host, greets everyone with a "Hi guys!" And when our company is leaving she lets out a "bye guys!" and if she really enjoyed their company, like after our community group nights, she adds a "thanks for coming over guys."

But the best one we have gotten is every few nights, we wished it happened every night, as we are getting IzzyB ready for bedtime and she says "I love you guys."
AB and I just look at each other and smile. I am also pretty sure tears fill AB eyes.

Funny how that saying can mean so much to parents*. It also erases all the other things, multiple things, she did earlier that day that made us count to ten (you parents can relate to this).
Also makes us feel like we are doing a decent job at showing her and telling her we love her.

*I'm also documenting this for when she is a teenager and just happens to ever be screaming the opposite of that phrase to us, we can show her she used to be sweet to us.

February 08, 2012

Bed time story

IzzyB has been sick for about a week now with RSV. It's been weird for us having to stay home to prevent her from getting other children sick. 'You're welcome' to my friends with kids.
She is on the mend and back to her normal self now.

So with RSV comes a constant fever and subsequently a frantic mother who always wants to check the sick child's temperature. The best way for us to check a 2 yr olds temp is the not-so fun-thermometer. If you need a hint ask a mother with a baby.

Still setting up this story, bear with me...

As you readers remember IzzyB is now in a toddler bed and she can easily get in and out. And now when we put her to bed she usually gets out of bed for a bit, not making a sound, to play before finally getting to bed to go to sleep. As you know from our last story we try to keep most stuff off the floor in there to keep her safe...and dry.
So it's routine for us to go into her room before we ourselves go to bed to cover her up so she does not get cold.

Which leads us to tonight.

I walk in and begin to cover her up. My hand hits something hard, a piece of plastic, I grab it to examine. As I am holding it up to figure out what it is by the dim lighting of the nightlight AB walks in and asks what I am holding when we both realize it's the cap to her thermometer.

I start gently trying to find the thermometer by feeling around in her bed trying not to wake her while AB is trying not to LOL behind me. I finally get my hands on it and we put it away.

That thing is not something she can get to easily. It's in a drawer that she can't even see into when it is open but she can reach in.
Meaning she had purpose. She opened the drawer and felt around until her tiny hands felt exactly what she was looking for. We figure this because nothing else was removed from this drawer. Or she is much more clever than we give her credit for and she cleans up her tracks.

I was scared and thought she might be putting it her mouth or something. We walk into our room and AB says that more than likely she has been check Woody and Jessie's temps since AB has had to check IzzyB's for about a week now. "Check tempature jus lil bit" is probably what IzzyB was saying to Woody and Jessie, AB mentioned, as we laughed ourselves into bed imagining what was going on tonight in that room.

Sorry Woody. Sorry Jessie.

February 01, 2012

New Humidifier

IzzyB's humidifier went out last week and since it doubled as a noise maker we had a chore upon us to find a replacement.

We found that most new humidifiers are pretty quiet and most people want them quiet but we did not want quiet at all. So we did find a noise maker for a good price and then we found a good humidifier on sale. But the humidifier worried me because for some reason it creates a flow of water over the open top and easy for a child to play with. However the box told me there was a cover for the open top. Sold!

We get home and put both items to use quickly for nap time. IzzyB was excited about them and had a great nap and great sleep that night.

Sunday afternoon nap time came around and we put IzzyB down and started to watch a movie. AB went to the bathroom and said she heard IzzyB moving around and had probably not napped. When our movie was over we headed it to check on her.

(before we get to this next part you all should know we converted her crib into a toddler bed weeks ago)

We open the door to find puzzle pieces everywhere, stuffed animals scattered, and IzzyB kneeling by the humidifier. She gets up and we see her pants are soaked as well as her entire sleeves. There is water on the wall, the side of her bed rails, and over the basket of other stuffed animals. The carpet is sopping wet as if we just poured a bucket of water onto it.

IzzyB walks over to us with her wet hair flat on the sides of her face. "What have you been doing?!?" we ask and she raised we hands in the I-don't-know gesture and says "Just woke up!"

AB and I immediately start laughing so hard that IzzyB probably thought we had just snapped like crazy people and we have probably encouraged playing in the humidifier since it was so hilarious.
(we have now put the humidifier on a dresser to prevent this entire event from ever happening)