Sunday, February 28, 2010

sick. again. so. soon.

After Leah woke up from her nap this morning, she seemed not quite right... sort of whiny, which isn't normal, very clingy, and not too hungry (which is really not normal.) After waking up from a long afternoon nap, she seemed even more whiny, clingy, and not hungry, and unsurprisingly, had a fever.

As it turns out, roseola is making its way around our playgroup. We'll be ready to see the trademark rash in a couple days once this fever is gone. In the meantime, we plan to read and snuggle our way through this yucky fever.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

little mommy.

Leah loves her dolly "Bay-babe." Today when she woke up from her nap, she went straight to her toybox to get her out (Bay-babe was napping too, obviously) and picked her up, gave her a big open mouth kiss, and then looked very seriously at her. Leah said to Bay-babe, "gung gung," (which we all know means hungry.) Leah set Bay-babe down very gently, rummaged through the toy box, and presented Bay-babe's bottle. Leah said "gung gung" once again to Bay-babe, and then put the bottle to Bay-babe's head. Once Bay-babe was done eating, Leah gave the sign for "finished" and put the bottle back in the toy box.

Needless to say, I sat with my mouth gaping open for the entire 2 minutes.

I hope that when Leah is a mommy she can have a daughter as cool as she is.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010


Leah LOVES to splash in the kittens waterbowls. As the person in charge of keeping her clean and dry all day, I do not love it when she splashes in the waterbowls.

It was clear today that she is aware of how I feel about the splashing...

As I got her breakfast ready, I overheard (splash splash) "no no no no no no" (splash splash) "no no no no no no" (splash splash).

At least we all know what the expectations are.

Monday, February 22, 2010

walk about talk about.

Leah added "nak" to her vocabulary today - took me a while to figure out that means "snack," but with a little bit of pointing (and yelling), she helped me figure it out. She also is saying "dada" now, which of course, we all love. In fact, after her morning nap today, I put her on the floor and she crawled her fastest into our room, saying dadadadadadadadada. She looked in the bedroom, in the bathroom, and back out in the hallway for her daddy, but she couldn't find him. Mondays are tough like that.

She's also working on walking more. She loves it when I stand her up a few feet from the couch so she can walk to it (or fall into it).

Sunday, February 21, 2010

hello spring!

This weekend, we spent a ton of time outside because it was sooooo beautiful out. On Saturday, Leah and I ate lunch outside while we waited for daddy to get back from his morning bike ride. We all went to Target, took naps, and went for a walk around Grass Lawn park. Leah loved looking at all of the kids, but got a little tired and cold towards the end of our walk. :(

Today we went down to the Kirkland waterfront for a picnic lunch. Leah loved seeing all of the dogs, the waves on the beach, and most of all, the ducks. She kept saying "duck. duck. duck." but I thought she was saying dog. She looked at me with a scrunchy face and pointed to the duck saying "duck." I'm still getting used to her knowing the right words for things. :)

Before bed, Leah climbed around on the couch with Daddy and giggled and giggled and giggled.

Friday, February 19, 2010

wagon friends.

Lenna came over to play today! The girls had so much fun - they chased each other up the stairs (and giggled a ton about it), played with some toys, shared some snacks, and went for a wagon ride to Grass Lawn park. We always have fun with the Lundell ladies. :)

Thursday, February 18, 2010


We headed to our old stomping grounds today and walked around Green Lake with Annika, Clara, Hunter and Billy. It was a beautiful day, and we had so much fun enjoying the sun :)

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

out into the world.

Today we ladies ventured out into the world for the first time in weeks! We went to Target to get lots and lots and lots of things that we needed at home. Leah found a hat that she liked (and wore) all through the store - since she had the same one at home, we opted to not buy this one. But as soon as we got home and pulled the hat out, she put it on and wore it all night. :)

out of quarantine.

Leah had her friends Clara and Lilah over yesterday to play... it was so nice to not be sick anymore and be able to have fun with friends again!

Monday, February 15, 2010

secret of the gung.

Forgot to mention two amazing breakthroughs:

One - Leah is sleeping all night long now, without mid-night wakeups. I'm sure that because I'm writing this, karma will step in and I'll be up at 3:45 again tonight, but I'm willing to take the risk. 7pm-7:30am = amazing.

Two - We figured out the secret of "gung gung." After Leah said "gung gung!" about 100 times yesterday while pointing at the pantry, we figured it out. Gunggung= hungry. Whenever I get out a snack for Leah, I ask if she's hungry. So for her, food=hungry. Thus, gung-gung. When I pulled out the cheerios, she grabbed them and squeezed the bag shouting "GUNGGUNG!" I said "hungry?" and she smiled and said "gunggung mama."

Mystery solved.


We had a great valentine's day with daddy... we went to costco, and had yummy pizza for dinner (Leah just had some pizza crust.)

Saturday, February 13, 2010

double date with daddy.

Daddy took his two favorite girls out for dinner tonight to Ram. Mommy had a yummy cheeseburger and fries, and Leah ate peas, string cheese, and pita bread. Leah started dancing a ton to Lenny Kravitz "American Woman," and this wasn't the first time - it played at Ram last time we were there, and Leah danced then too. What a wild child.

Friday, February 12, 2010


Leah is talking up a storm now. Today she pointed to a pita on the counter and said "more!" No arguing with that. Whenever we say "kitten" she says "ucker," and she's trying so hard to say "thank you." She seems to say "gung gung" a lot, and gets frustrated when we don't understand her... hopefully we'll figure out the mystery of the 'gung' soon.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

good feeling.

Leah and I have a good feeling that we're going to be better soon. Our noses are running less, and we're coughing a lot less too. Hopefully we'll be able to see our playgroup friends on Thursday!

Monday, February 8, 2010

no news is still sick news.

We are still sick. Leah is still wonderfully fun and cute. Yesterday she spent about an hour climbing/rolling/sleeping on a pile of pillows. We're hoping to be better in a few days so that we can be a part of the world again.

Saturday, February 6, 2010


Well, great news at the doctor yesterday... Leah just has a cold, and her mouth injury should be just fine. Her doctor thinks that the tear may not mend, but that's okay, because our frenum doesn't have any function anymore - it probably did at one point in human history, but not anymore.

We're having another snuggly day at home... Daddy discovered that Jolly Ranchers are a great cure for mommy and daddy's sore throats - not for Leah though, sadly.

We're hoping for some big getting-better magic today so that we can go to Leah's friend Billy's Superbowl Party! (Leah's cheering for the Colts - she just loves those Manning brothers.)

Thursday, February 4, 2010

rough week.

Leah has had a pretty rough week... she started to get a cold on Monday morning (not nearly as bad as the Christmas cold,) but still very uncomfortable. Lots of coughing and sniffling which calls for lots of snuggling and napping. We've had to cancel most of our play plans for the week, which was a bummer.

To make matters worse, today she fell down while standing next to a chair... At some point between hitting the chair and her head hitting the floor, her teeth cut into her labial frenum (the little thing that attaches your top lip to your front gums.) Our little tough lady only cried for a few minutes, then happily sucked on a freezie. We were able to look inside to see that she cut through about 50% of the frenum, but a phone call to the doctor reassured us that this frenum serves no purpose, but will most likely grow back without a problem. But I bet it hurts quite a bit.

Monday, February 1, 2010

weekends are the best.

We had a great weekend with daddy... lots of relaxing, snuggling, and reading.