I'm ok, really! Just running behind on blogging but man oh man, my computer is running lightening fast now!! Happy momma! Getting caught up now which brings us to week 15!
100/365: Lollipop at the Vet
Lollipop had a bit of a knot in her back so we took her to the vet to get checked out. We have had pets with similar knots that turned out to be cancerous so we were understandably nervous for our baby pup. Thankfully, it turned out to just be a little infection at the injection site from her recent vaccinations. All she needed was a round of antibiotics (aka natural peanut butter twice a day for ten days!) and she is good as new! Look at that happy face! She does not mind the attention she gets at the vet's office! Such a ham!
When Chris and I went on a date to the Sugar Factory recently, we picked up a little rubber ducky for Aly. She LOVES this thing and appropriately named it Sugar.
102/365: Donuts with Dad
Our PTO does a great job putting together fun little events to bring families together. This morning was a "Donuts with Dad" breakfast before school started. Aly was so excited and couldn't wait to sit down to take a bite!
103/365: Day at the Ballet
We attended the ballet with Aly's Girl Scout Troop. The girls had a lot of fun and loved being dressed up. Aly had a bit of a meltdown at curtain call due to the noise (she HATES loud applause and I couldn't get her ear defenders on in the dark), but she snapped out of it when I gave her the choice of going home or going out to dinner at a fun new restaurant with the girls. She chose going out to eat which was AMAZING for a couple of reasons:
1) She used to hate going to new places to eat. The only sit-down restaurant she would tolerate for any period of time was Chili's. She knew the menu. She knew the atmosphere. She knew what to expect. Now, she still loves Chili's and requests it often, BUT, she has started requesting to try new restaurants which is so fun and exciting!
2) She was clearly overwhelmed but was able to get to a quieter spot in the lobby and stem for a little bit. This allowed her to get herself calm enough to not only request a preferred activity, but also to recognize how to behave appropriately in order to enjoy it. The whole coping process took around 5-7 minutes, which is significantly better than the 20-30 minutes that it used to take her to calm down in similar situations.
104/365: Magnaformer Tower
Typically, Magnaformers are a solitary toy, but we have developed a game to play with them to help her with kind words. She will choose a figure from the booklet and guide us to create it with just her words; we aren't allowed to see the picture and she is not allowed to touch the pieces. It is very challenging but is a great exercise in patience for her.
105/365: Making Mac and Cheese
Daddy decided to show her how to make her own mac and cheese for dinner. She was nervous, but once he explained to her how microwaves work, she became more confident.
106/365: Decorating Easter Eggs
It's that time of year and this girl is egg-crazy lately. She was very excited to make pretty Easter eggs to enjoy for her breakfasts for the next week.