Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Some pics from Edinburgh

Our recent visitor has been kind enough to share some pics of C in Edinburgh:

At Princes Street Gardens (you can see the Castle in the background), C has made much progress this summer...in May she wouldn't even touch the bouncy horse or dragon...now she likes it as long as it doesn't go crazy!

At the Botanical Gardens...don't the hedges look like the maze from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire!  So flipping cool!
Walking and holding hands at the Botanical Gardens.  So flippin' sweet!

One of our fav. activities: Watching the inter-city trains and making them honk!  Castle in the background!
YEA! The trains honked!!!!  I have a ton of pics of her dancing with excitement! She loves it!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Toddler Trauma

Oh, we are hitting those fun toddler years, people.

We had a week long visitor from Austria with her child, who is 2 months older than Cdubs.  She is more advanced in many ways and is usually a good motivator for Cdubs to walk, talk, and do more.  However, this is biting us in the butt.  With 7 days of nothing but whining and pitching fits from this kid, C has learned that this can happen?!?!?!   While C was an almost perfect angel while the guests where here, now that they are gone, she has gone into meltdown mode.  That might be part of the getting used to not having visitors around, some emerging molars, a cold or whatever...but it all boils down to


She is learning all about time outs
and I am learning a big lesson in patience.

Kdubs came home from a trip (while our visitors were here) and said, "What happened to our sweet baby?"  I said, "she's becoming a toddler, watch out!"

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Answered Prayers

So my last post, many moons ago, was me whining about being alone.  And anyone can scroll through my posts even when they are infrequent and see that our lifestyle can get a bit lonesome.

But the Monday after my last post, I decided that I would take Cdubs to the big kid park (which is usually too crazy for us) just to get some air.  And I prayed and hoped for maybe a half talk with a mom or two. 

Well, God was listening because I met two wonderful moms there that day with two great kids. And one of them has become a great source of entertainment for me and Cdubs.  She invites us to many different play groups and outings, which is great...but even better?  Her child and C get along like gangbusters.  To the point where C goes to the door and knocks on it saying, "I WALK WITH *insert kids name* WALK!"  The other bonus is that I love talking to this new friend and her friends because they actively work to talk about real things and not just mom war stories. 

I am sorry for the lack of posts and the lack of pictures (they kind of go hand in hand)...but we left our camera hookup cord in Vienna.  So no pictures of Edinburgh till then, I guess.