Monday, December 13, 2010

Emily's Foray With the Scissors

I was on my way to work last Thursday when my phone started ringing. I looked down to see who it was and lo and behold the name of Taylor & Emily's teacher pops up. Uh oh! So I answer the phone: "Who's hurt?" Miss Tracey's answer: "No one now. Emily decided to cut her lip with the scissors. We stopped the bleeding and gave her a popsicle. Then put a bandaid on it for a little while. Then neosporin. But it seems to be doing ok now. I'll send you a picture of what it looks like." [What the heck would we do without camera phones?!] I didn't need to go pick her up, they stopped the bleeding (apparantly there was a lot of blood!) but she seemed to be doing fine. I said fine, just call me if it starts bleeding again. I called Surbjit and let him know and that I would forward the pics to him too. I got the two pics:

They didn't look too bad to me. So she stayed at school and we had a LONG talk about the use of scissors and what we are supposed to cut -- PAPER ONLY!!!

Eating as a Family of Five

Ever since the twins have been born we really never sat down and ate as a family of five. When they were in their high chairs we did a couple times but it was just really squished in the kitchen. So then we got rid of the high chairs and bought the booster seats that clip to the chairs. Well, since we only had 4 chairs and 3 kids that meant we couldnt' all sit down together. :( We've been looking and looking for a solution to our problem and we finally found it! A booth dinette. And this weekend, we bought it!!! We can now all sit down and eat together as a family of 5! We even got to eat together for dinner on Saturday! The delivery time was between 4pm - 8pm and they came at 4pm! Our lucky day! We made dinner at home (nachos for me and Surbjit and burritos for the kids) and ate as a family. =) Sunday night too. =) Woo Hoo!! I see more meals at home in our future. Yeah!!!

Weekly Notes - December 6th

12/6 - We put up the (fake) Christmas tree today. Did NOT have time to decorate since Connor took FOREVER to do his homework. But we will decorate tomorrow. The kids want to sleep under the tree. We said they could this weekend.
12/7 - Rough morning in the Singh household. Connor is a GROUCH most morning and I need to find a way to deal with him. But this morning he was upset and tired and just not wanting to do anything. I had told him to put his shoes on, then finished putting on my sweater and dealing with Taylor. We go to walk out the door, Connor is standing on the front porch and bursts into tears. "Mommy I don't have any shoes!" I couldn't help but laugh. I said silly boy I told you to put your shoes on. I swear he thought I was going to make him go to school with no shoes on. Haha
12/8 -
12/9 - Dropping the girls off at school this morning. A mom comes in with her child and a baby. She sets the baby down and all the kids (including mine) go and gawk. Emily says, Mommy I want a baby. I said, um, not gonna happen sweetheart. She says No in MY tummy. I said that can't happen until your married! Hopefully she abides by that rule!!
12/10 - We decorated the tree, watched Polar Express and the kids slept all night under the tree. (Except for Taylor who ended up in our bed). I think I see a tradition brewing. =D
12/11 - Bought a dining table for our dining room that seats all five of us! We even got to sit down together for the first time and eat together as a family. It was very nice!
12/12 - Warmest day on record in Southern CA breaking records set in the 1800's! The kids got to run around outside in shorts and t-shirts while Daddy washed his truck and while he grilled Hamburgers for dinner. =) Yeah for Southern CA weather!!!

Monday, December 06, 2010

Weekly Notes - November 29th

11/29 - A hum drum day in the Singh household. Connor had homework he did with no complaints and fairly quickly. He's picking up his work very quickly. We are working on him knowing our address. He has the street number and name down but gets confused on the City and State.
11/30 - Ugh is all I can say. This morning was horrible. Connor still hates wearing his polo shirt. So from now on, until he stops giving me grief, no spirit shirt (and I told him this.)
12/1 - Connor got to wear PJs to school for his Christmas program. He was stoked. Went to the 1:30 show and the 7:00pm show. Very cute. Connor had fun. The twins had their 3 year check up.
12/2 - I need to start taking notes. I can't remember anything worthy happening today.
12/3 - The kids went to Kids Night Out. Emily stayed up the whole time but Connor and Taylor both fell asleep.
12/4 - Went to the mall to pick up some Christmas presents. Went out to eat at El Torito. It was really a great lunch. The kids did very well. =D Connor had a bday party at 5:30 we went to. No naps so the kids were WIPED by 8pm.
12/5 - Went and got our Christmas tree (fake). Will put it up tomorrow.

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Taylor & Emily - Three Year Check Up

Yesterday was the twins three year check up. Both are doing good. Both are 29 lbs (doc thought it was a type at first!). Taylor is 3 feet 1 1/2 inches and Emily is 3 feet 1 inches. Both are basically same size. LOL! Who would have thought since they are so different looking.

All is well. We had the doc check Taylor's ears since she has failed two hearing tests that were performed at the preschool. Basically she has fluid in her ears (probably because of the month long perpetual cold she has been having) so we got antibiotics to help clear her up to see if that would help. We then need to go back when she DOESN"T have a cold (ha ha so maybe in May?!?!) to get it checked again. Hmmm. More to come later.

Also got a letter to send to the school district so I can get Emily evaluated for speech therapy. Her c's sound like d's and have for almost 6 months now. And it's Otay instead of okay. It's cute . . . but probably needs to be addressed. We try to have her say the c sound but she just can't do it.  So I'll let you know how that goes too.

Other than that, they are both doing good. Did not cry at all during the appt although Taylor kept saying she was going to cry and did not want to be first (but Emily was more than happy and willing to be first). They both cried when they got their 2 shots. I don't blame them. I would too! So I say it was a great appt. Of course Emily watched as Taylor got her shots and then would not come to me when it was her turn. Poor thing was crying so much she wasn't even breathing and that was BEFORE the shot. Haha. They are doing great today though.

Well Connor will be next in January sometime. At least that's just one child this time. =)