Cora turned two!
This girl is an explosion of cuddly + endearing, and curiosity + mischief. She does not like to stay put when we go places- her theme song must be "The Wanderer". I can imagine her humming "I roam around, around, around..." every time she bolts off in the opposite direction of any adult supervision. She can be super prickly when most people other than mom and dad (and usually grandparents and aunts) try to hug or kiss her. Like so:
Her birthday was the day before Father's Day, so we just celebrated with a large cookie and singing.
|She also does a good grumpy old man face|
On Father's Day we had my family over for dinner. My dad grilled steaks and everyone else graciously brought the other food. It really made hosting such a breeze to only have to do the house prep!
The morning turned out a little crazy because after mass Tim took Evie to the Urgent Care for her breathing. Overnight she had started wheezing, coughing a lot, vomiting, and had really labored breaths that weren't improving with home measures. Well, once at the Urgent Care the doctor sent for an ambulance to take her to the hospital! Thankfully no sirens were needed and she was discharged after being treated at the ER, and given an inhaler. Lots of health things are scary with kids but poor breathing was pretty up there for me! One thing I really appreciate is that our doctor's office, Urgent Care, and hospital are all in the same system, that helps things be a bit more streamlined.
For dessert my mom made a raspberry pie and I made a peach & blueberry crumble (which didn't really turn out texture-wise since I made it in a pan instead of separate ramekins- lesson learned!). Cora became shy once the singing started and turned away- it is so funny to see kids' personalities come out!
We bought her a balance bike and this prayer book.
Some things for me to remember:
She loves her puppy and plug at sleep times
When she wants to be held she says "hold you"
If she finds glasses she puts them on upside down and says "see you!"
She drops the "h" in most words- "(h)at" "(h)ello" "(h)ead
She loves to wear shoes of any size and often click-clacks around in those plastic dress up shoes
Brother Francis videos are her very favorite thing to watch- she asks for "Sansis"
She enjoys books a lot and sometimes if she's really quiet for an extended period I spy her sitting in a corner looking at them (and other times I know I'll be cleaning something up!)
Sometimes she calls me just plain "mom" and it feels like she's a little teenager
I bought these clogs on a whim at the thrift store thinking they would fit one of the older girls but they only fit Cora and she LOVES them. They're kind of the most ridiculous, impractical piece of footwear for a toddler but clogs around in them- even on the wrong feet- she does.
Two days after Father's Day was Evie's last day of school (at long last!). She was still recovering at home on Monday but made it for the half day on Tuesday.
|with the candy cane on the porch representing the almost-half-way point to Christmas, I suppose|
We welcomed official summer with simple popsicles and chalk and I have yet to fill the tiny pool or water tables with water- I'm letting myself ease very slowly in to summer-effort-exertion, and so far there has been no rebellion!
Evie and Audrey are attending Vacation Bible School this week and Tim's been out of town for several days (cue survival mode); it'll be nice to get into a summer routine next week!
Hoping your summer is off to a sunny start!