Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Ben, Matt and S took a tour through Rock City. S kept asking "where the play ground?" Other than that she cracked up during Fat Man Squeeze and was slightly creeped-out during the "enchanted caverns," or whatever that is... At the place where we were supposed to see seven states, she was asking if we could "go in the car," and asked again where the playground was.
She did think Fat Man Squeeze was hilarious...
S, dad, and "O' Matt" (Uncle Matt) in front of "Lover's Leap."
Swing Along Bridge!!
feel the magic!!
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Sunday, November 7, 2010
Sunday, October 31, 2010
But then Susannah was at the door, "come dadda, come! I readyyyy!" So we went out and S was all cute like Super Girl .
Just when she was getting into the flying gag, we realized it was cold out so she had to sport the coat and hat, which made her look more like a J Crew Stuffed Bear with a sparkly cape sticking out from behind her pea coat.
It took her a short moment to get into the trick-or-treat thing, but then she found no problem asking people for "treeaaaat!" She was generally pretty enthusiastic, until she ran into the gags that gave her pause, such as some creepy star-wars villains, or the mechanized talking jack-o-lantern. Of course, mom and dad pocketed all the peanut (mom) and chocolate candy, which S is allergic to. The only thing she actually ate was some sort of gummy, sugar-coated thing, most of which stuck to her face and actually did leave small welts around her mouth for half an hour (god knows what she's allergic to in the world of manufactured gummy treats). Nonetheless, she really liked carrying around a pumpkin full of brightly-colored wrapped objects. She also of course loved all the dogs that she met along the way, some of them were actually in costume, one as a carrot.
Back at the building with her best bud Adele singing a little row-row-your-boat. A successful Halloween. How many years before she wears a costume involving fake blood?
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Sunday, October 10, 2010
Thursday, October 7, 2010
bit of pneumonia. We got here around midnight after rapid breathing
and a fever lasted two days in spite of lots of prednisone/albuterol/
etc. She looks a lot better now (as usual, a lot better than her
parents). We will be here tonight and possibly tomorrow night too.
Good news is she's way better than last year. We even got to see last
year's x-Ray next to yesterday's and there was a huge difference.
Beth just tagged out and went home. Ben manning the fort here in the
hospital. She really is looking a lot better. Thanks for all your
texts & calls.
Sunday, October 3, 2010
Friday, September 24, 2010
getting ready to embark on 48 hours of fun and relaxation sans my dear
husband and darling daughter. It's my first little trip by myself
since Susannah was born.
Where am I going? You'll never guess. Chattanooga! I'm going to a
lakeside bachelorette party and since it's such a short trip I won't
be going up any mountains to visit family. Sorry mom! Sorry dad! I
know it's not a major infraction since I don't have the Suz with me.
I'll be alternating between my bathing suit and my sweatpants for the
next two days.
It was difficult to leave the kiddo, no surprise there. She's had a
real hard week which kicked off Monday at 5 am with an asthma episode
and fever. As usual that's a scary, sleep depriving experience for
us all but we had all the meds and in time she got better. She looked
great this morning so that was a big relief.
Boarding now, time to say adios! I hope ben and sus get a lot of good
ninja training in while I'm gone!!
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Sunday, September 5, 2010
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Monday, August 16, 2010
are all a little sleep deprived. Susannah started climbing out of the
pack n play on vacation and the trend continued when we got home and
put her back in her crib. It is pretty strange to wake up and hear "
mama!" and then open the door to your toddler standing in the middle
of her room like some kind of magician.
The toddler bed is cute and somewhat of a pain because she can get in
and out of it at any hour of her choosing. (hence the lack of sleep,
especially at nap time.). I think she's getting used to it though and
even likes it.
She's growing up! It's a transistion for us all.
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
I have noticed considerable changes in Susannah over the last weeks. Perhaps this is because I haven't spent as much time with her lately, working a lot and being gone to Africa for two weeks. In Maine, and as we moved from Poland to Portland and then further south along the coast to Kennebunkport, I witnessed growth mainly in two areas - speech and defiance. She is putting together more short phrases ("dadda drives" "I need mama" "I need help" "more hot-dog please"...). She has also looks me in the eye while repeatedly disobeying me (e.g. "Susannah don't touch the ants, just watch..," after which she puts both hands on pile of ants and scatters them all over - "bye-bye ants!!". I secretly wished they had bitten her, but for some reason they were merciful).
A popsicle on the dock with mama
Remember a similar shot several years ago? She is slowly liking kayaks more - one stroke at a time.
Driving the boat with Carly - a huge highlight, especially for a girl who is on the fence about boats. Susannah LOVES Carly.
Below: Orrin, Richard and Rhino, the latter an extremely important member of the Chandler family (FYI, Rhino doesn't float).
Orrin and Susannah - bf4ev.
Susannah, Orrin, Carly and Maisy - shhh...night-night.