Thursday, December 31, 2009

Double Ear Infection

Poor Riley, fine this morning, by 9:30 saying her ear hurt, by 10:00 when I picked her up in tears because it hurt so bad - thankfully in to the doctor at 10:30 and a double ear infection. Boy that girl must have a high tolerance for pain because surely it hurt, at least a little before 9:30. Thank goodness for Motrin, and snuggles with Mommy to make the pain a little better.

Good-Bye 2009

Since I haven't been good about downloading pictures and blogging lately, I decided I am going to have to at least record what's going on and maybe someday later I'll be able to add the pictures back in to the stories. Someday, I know I will have time to look at all the pics I've been taking :)

So today marks the end of the year, what a crazy year it's been - we went from a family of three to a family of four. Riley learned to let Daddy put her to bed because Mommy was too sick and was in bed herself by 7pm most nights when I was pregnant. Riley learned to write her name and started dance class. She had her first dance recital, performance at a basketball game and was even a mascot at a Mighty Might football game this fall. We went from having one, nearly self-sufficient child who was three, to having a big girl and a tiny baby, overnight. We learned that children are different - very different. We took a tiny baby to the chiropractor, which seemed crazy at the time, but something I would totally recommend to anyone. Taylor had her first Walnut Festival, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, teeth (yeah we got two at once), trip to urgent care, shots, food - rice cereal, learned to roll and so many other things I can't even list them all.

Now we sit holding a nearly 4.5 month old baby and a four year told, all in the blink of an eye. I wouldn't trade this year for anything, but it is exciting to see what the next year holds - all the new and exciting things Taylor will be learning and seeing and doing for the first time, how grown-up Riley is becoming - sigh............2010 we're ready.