Sunday, March 20, 2011

Big Sister Mode

Jill loves playing with Daniel. She still has a few things to learn though. Like that she's not strong enough to pick him up on her own. And that no one likes having one's face poked with fingers. And that Daniel's face is not cold.

She loves to make sure that he has a blanket. Or two. Or every blanket she can find. I have to keep an eye on him, because despite a few discussions, she thinks his face needs to be covered.

When he cries, she is very sweet. She says "Danny sad." And then she usually gives him a kiss.

"Danny" is usually the first word she says upon waking up from a nap or in the morning. She then looks for him in his various sleeping spots (bassinet, swing, bouncer, etc.).

Jill is constantly trying to share her food with him. And hug him. She has, thankfully, only tried to pick him up a few times. Those moments are always exciting.

All in all, she seems to really love being a big sister.

I love it when she calls him "Little Buddy."

Onto a different subject. Lying is bad. Ha. Jill became pretty sick while we were visiting my sister in Nebraska. So, I told her that acetaminophen for children was candy. I'm such a bad mommy! It worked great though. She loved that cherry or grape flavored medicine.

Little Buddy has some sort of internal issue. About five times a day after eating he seems to have pain. And he makes all sorts of weird noises: choking, hiccoughing, gagging, grunting noises. The doctor suggested it may be acid reflux bothering him. So, we're currently trying a medicine for that.

Medicine in a little bottle that I feed Daniel with a little medicine syringe . . . just like Jill's "candy." She's convinced I'm giving her little brother candy and lots of it.


Lying doesn't pay off. It's amazing how well she can remember sometimes.

And how poorly she can remember other times.

Jeff and I made some salsa and guacamole this weekend. Jeff went to the grocery store and the Latino market and came back with three avocados, as well as other ingredients. At least, we thought he did. We could have sworn he did. He knew he bought two. Did the cashier forget to give him one? No, we both remember seeing three. Was one in the car? Checked there twice. He accused me of losing it. I accused him of losing it. And we both asked Jill many, many times what she did with it.

The avocado was finally located. Inside the little kitty cube where Cosmo likes to sleep. Jill seemingly had no memory of putting it there.

This isn't the first time she has "hidden" items. She can never remember where she has put them. But when it is something like her binkie or her bottle, she can always find where she left it. Ha. I guess she just takes the time to remember important things. Like that medicine is actually candy . . .

And to close things out, two pictures from our trip.

I am putting the rest of the pictures on facebook. However, if you want other pictures of Jill and Daniel from the past two weeks, go to their aunts' blogs: Rachel, Amy, and another one from Amy. Jill has has lots of fun with some of her cousins recently.

Daniel was not a fan of the swimming pool.

Jill was. And she's a big fan of Bunny and Puppy.
(They used to be GranB and Pappy, but haha she's changed that!)


  1. I have so missed you on here!
    Jill is so funny... I wonder if she can find our remote?
    I love that pic of Daniel.
    How did the salsa and guacamole turn out? I'll have to get those recipes :)
    Thanks so much for teaching Andrews class. It was cute he was crying cuz he didn't want to leave your class... But by the time we got home it got pretty old!
    Man please don't take so long between postings! I guess I'll just have to stop by your house unexpectedly if I want to know what you are up to!

  2. I miss you guys so much! And bunny and puppy too. But mostly You. And Jill. And... everyone. Sigh.

    Thanks for coming to visit! I'm sorry my thing turned out to be contagious... I feel really bad about that.

  3. How fun that you got to visit Amy! I am going to those links to see more pictures as soon as I click "publish comment" Daniel is so cute. I love that Jill is such a good big sister. She is darling.

    p.s. You know Jeff put that avocado in the cat's cube. He just doesn't want to admit it. It sounds like something he would do. Tricky Jeff.

  4. LOL about the avocado! Benji used to be a little magpie. He would steal everything and hide it in one of several different hidey holes that he had around the house. We always knew which places we should look if we were missing something! And that picture of Daniel is so stinkin' hilarious!

  5. I think Jill said, "Jill did it!" for about 2 hours. So much fun! Thanks Puppy for being in Peoria so we could stop at your motel and swim and break the drive in half! And thanks Mimi for going with me to visit Amy. You're AMAZING! Taking the 2 year old and the 2 month old on a road trip! I'm thinking, "Mimi did it!"


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