Thursday, April 27, 2006

worms and dirt

We spent a little time outdoors this morning, in spite of the less than springtime temperatures out there. It's supposed to be a high in the upper 50's today, which is not terrible if the sun is out. Right now it is out intermittently, but only for short periods and the wind is blowing. In any case, Dillon was fascinated with some bugs this morning. Given the cool temp, they weren't moving very fast, so I showed her how to gently poke them with a stick to get them to move. Then she decided she wanted to find some worms, so we got a small spade and a bucket out to dig for worms. We found 3 before she got bored with it and wanted to move on to simply collecting things. She's funny- most of the time she hates having her hands dirty- finger painting gets a serious "I think not!" look- yet put her outside in the dirt and she wants to dig with her hands and pick up worms. Of course, she also smears it all over her face. We had a good time- I love watching her being so interested in the outdoors.

Sunday, April 23, 2006

The things that daddy teaches

"Put your nose on this!"

He's always picking at her saying this. One morning while they were at breakfast while I was working, he was picking on her and she told him "put your nose on this!"

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Bat seed?

A conversation this morning:

D: I'm putting some bat seed up here because that's what bats eat (pretends to spread seed on the kitchen counter).
W: Bat seed?
D: Yes, birds eat bird seed, bats eat bat seed.

Can't really argue with that logic.

Friday, April 14, 2006

A big adventure

Wednesday, Dillon & I went on a big adventure. She had her 3 year pediatrician visit at the hospital. I've been riding the bus quite a bit when I go up to the hospital since it's free, our bus system is really nice and it's a total of 30 minutes I get to read a magazine while someone else drives. As an added bonus, not one person asks me why the whole time! Anyway, Dillon has seen the bus many times and has heard me talking about it, and so has been asking to ride the bus. I decided that this would be a great time to do it. So, we rode the bus yesterday. She loved it! Everyone that got on the bus got asked "Riding the bus is fun isn't it?!" with a big smile. It wasn't a big crowd on the bus, so several smiled at her and talked to her. She got to see the big construction vehicles along the way. Once we got to the hospital, she got to play with all the big toys in the waiting room at the pediatric clinic. The visit went very well, with Dillon, true to tradition, crying the entire time the nurse was in the room, then giggling everytime the PA tried to touch her. As for the vital stats- she's just shy of 30 lbs (I thought she was more than that....) and around 37 inches. That puts her at 34th percentile for weight and 40th for height. We had to wait a few minutes for the bus back, so we watched the groundskeepers put out mulch. Dillon, of course, had a million comments and questions about this. Fortunately, the guy was amused when she informed him he was doing it wrong, that he was supposed to have the rake turned around the other way.

All told, she loved it and wants to do it again.