Riley Jane had her 2 year check-up today! She is as healthy and happy as can be. Our new pediatrician's office is great. We saw the PA today and both loved her! She told Riley she was listening for bunnies when she used her stethoscope. Riley told her all about her "I am a Bunny" book and how Nicholas eats the strawberries with the birds. So funny. Then, she had two viles of blood drawn to check for anemia and lead (i think?). She didn't cry a single tear. The nurses looked at me and I looked back at them like...really??? She is so tough. She just woke up from her nap crying (v. unusual). Arm probably hurts. I just gave her some Tylenol and some fruit snacks. That should do the trick.
Yesterday morning we dropped her off at the nursery for church. She had been to that nursery three days earlier for Bible study but it was a different classroom. Anyway, she usually just runs in and joins in on whatever is going on. Well, we let her in, walked past the door and stood in the one-way window to watch her for a second. That's when my heart broke into a million trillion pieces! She stood in the middle of the room by herself and covered her mouth with her hand trying not to cry! Her face got all red like she was about to burst, then tears came gushing out!!!! She was trying so hard not to cry!!!! I ran back in, gave her the paci, and told the lady to pick her up or something!! Geez lady. I went back to check on her later and she was fine. It was just so weird because I have never felt so terrible. Even all those awful mornings of dropping her off at daycare were nothing compared to that. The older they are, the harder it is to hear them cry. Maybe it's because she hardly ever cries? Who knows? Maybe it's the hormones. Seems like we're blaming everything on that lately!
Ok a few more things... The other night before putting her in bed we were talking to her and reading books. So we started saying "things that Riley likes..." puppies, George, cookies, Vicki, bubbles, Mommy, Daddy, etc... she quietly added "fruit snacks" in the same intonation. Halarious. We both laughed so hard we cried. She totally understood the category thing. The next day we did people on tv. So she named all the people on Sesame Street, including Alan? Who's Alan?
Here are some pictures of her coloring. Favorite activity right now.
Hmmm...which color next? Check out the pickle snack in her hand.
On the way to church...
Pics at the doctor's office. She was running around all crazy, moving the furniture around, washing her hands, wheeling around on the doctor's seat! Driving me absolutely batty.
Putting the pen in her "pocket" (like B)
I told you.