Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Terrible Two's

Callie has officially entered the phase lovingly called, the "terrible two's!" She loves to test her boundries and is very fond of the word "NO!!!!" When she doesn't get what she wants, she typically resorts to a meltdown of fake tears. It is tough to hold our ground, but we know it is better for everyone in the long run! As you can see from the picture below, she is also finding her way around (or under) the gates we have up to keep her play area restricted! Thanks to her dog, Bryson, for chewing holes big enough for her to crawl through. Mommy and Aunt Calise have started working out on occasion and Callie loves to run over and grab the little dumbells, squat, jumping jacks, and sit ups! She isn't really doing them, but it is hysterical to watch her try and immitate us! Callie had her ear tubes put in last week to help fight her recurring ear infections. She was such a brave girl (as always!!) and was out of the Hospital and back to her normal self within two hours of surgery. We are so thankful to the wonderful doctors and nurses that took such great care of her. We are hoping that these tubes will help keep Callie healthy so that we can focus on growing!! Callie is also starting to communicate more and more. Not only can she repeat us and recite things like her ABC's, but she can count to 10 and talk in complete thoughts. We are so impressed with the little girl that she is becoming.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Fun at the Park

We have had a fun few weeks! Callie is back to her self after being in the Hospital and is enjoying being back in routine and going to school again!

Today was a nice day in Maryland and we were able to take Callie for her first real trip to the Playground. We have an amazing playground a few miles from our house, called Annie's Playground, and there are different sections for different age groups. Callie loved it! she wasn't too sure about the swing...

But LOVED to slide! She kept walking back up for more turns! Her smiles got bigger each time she went down!

Callie also loved the musical section...they had bells and chimes that the kids could play with.

In other news, we are going to the ENT tomorrow, we finally think it is time for tubes in her ears. She has had 6 ear infections this year and if they were help keep her healthy, we are all for it! Also, Mommy had the honor of being asked to speak at a local private school, Harford Day School, on behalf of the March of Dimes. Mommy talked at an assembly of K-8 graders about Callie's story and how we became involved in the March. They have their own team and are doing things like bakesales and dressdown days to help raise money for the walk. It was nice to see such young kids so excited to help support such a great cause!! They can't wait to meet Callie in April!