Friday, April 02, 2010
Now that the weather is warming up, we are actually feeling the sun when we go outside each day! The other day, while standing in a bright patch of warm sunlight, Cecilia squinted and commented, "I'm standing in hotness. I don't like the hotness."
Today, we went to the doctor's office for Cecilia's two year checkup (two months late, yes). The doctor informed me that they do a finger stick to test hemoglobin levels at age two. So, I told Caroline, who was having her five year checkup at the same time, that only Cecilia was getting a finger stick. When Caroline asked to verify that she was indeed not getting a finger stick (because that's the way she is), Cecilia looked at her and shouted, "I'M getting a finger stick!" Possessive "mine!" two year olds, hee hee! Anyway, the finger stick didn't hurt her at all... they have a new kind that doesn't lance the finger (only pricks it slightly), and Cecilia seemed totally unfazed.
I saw a recipe today that called for "one small can of onion, finely chopped." Hmmm... didn't even know there was such a thing as canned onion! Pretty weird...
Ahh, early spring. Here's all the obnoxious things about it: wasps in the house (and a freaked out five year old), stinky trees (blooming Bradford pears), having to pull clothes from storage a bit at a time (can't put away all the long sleeves just yet or else I'll end up just having to get them all back out), and allergies (although no pollen here yet). So somebody remind me again why people love this time of year? ;) Okay, so we are enjoying the warm weather, the birds singing, the green grass...
Last night at dinner, Cecilia was pointing to each of us, saying, "Lat's my mommy... Lat's my Caroline... Lat's my daddy... and lat's me!" Then she said, "I counted!" I asked the pediatrician yesterday to take a look at her tongue for me... it is strange that she can say the L sound but not the "th" blend. She looks like she has a bit of a tongue tie (her tongue is heart-shaped at the tip, indicating a bit of a tight frenulum), but she is able to stick her tongue out far enough to make all the sounds. So, the L sound is just a cute thing she's doing now, and eventually she should be able to make the "th" sound without a problem.
So, today we made hot cross buns. Traditional for Good Friday, yet they don't quite feel appropriate, you know? Buns with raisins, butter, and crosses iced on the top - they are very yummy and a bit sweet! So, other Catholics out there, hot cross buns of Good Friday - yes or no?