Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Tough Toddler

Even when Audrey was a very little infant, I knew she was tough. I could tell by her personality that she was going to be a tough cookie and a bit of an....explorer.

This has turned out to be true. When she was 6 months old, she had a 4 inch long bruise along the side of her face from when she tried to climb a bar stool in the living room and it fell over onto her. We should have been watching her. We baby proofed the house (or so we thought), and haven't had many issues since. Until this weekend. As I was getting out of the shower, I hear Josh in the living room scream, "Audrey No. Audrey! Audrey STOP!" and then I heard the crash. And then silence.

I came flying out of the bathroom to find blood everywhere and Josh screaming "her eye her eye!". I thought she had impaled herself, but quickly realized that she had only cut her eye. She climbed one of our end tables and although Josh was RIGHT THERE, he was not fast enough. The end table fell backwards, Audrey banged her head on the tile, and then the corner of the table hit her in the face. We live only minutes from the hospital so we rushed there. At first they suggested stitches, but in the time it took for everything to get discussed, the bleeding stopped and the swelling began to go down. The pediatrician took a closer look at it and decided that although it looks bad because of the swelling, it is not actually a deep cut and should heal just fine on its own. She prescribed an ointment that we've been putting on it every day, and it already looks a lot better. The cut itself isn't even that bad, but now she has an ugly huge black eye. It kind of looks like she's wearing makeup.

Later that day we had family over. Audrey was riding her car backwards and Cristina was pushing her when they hit a rock and Audrey flipped over the car and skidded face first across the pavement. That left her with a bruised and skinned cheek. So now she looks like she's wearing eye liner and blush.

THEN Later that night, Audrey was banging a toy and it bounced back into her face and she cut her forehead. Luckily that one wasn't very bad and only left a scratch.

The following day (Sunday) Audrey had three more accidents (all minor). She tripped over her horse and banged her head, slipped on a book and bit her tongue, and fell into a cabinet and bumped her head.

Yesterday (Monday) she closed the sliding glass door on her finger and got a blood blister under the skin. A few minutes later I found her ON TOP OF the dining room table.

I cannot take my eyes off her for a second. I can't decide if she's accident prone or fearless. Fearless sounds better.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Marcelo's 4th Birthday Party

Two weeks ago we traveled to California to celebrate our nephew Marcelo's 4th birthday. It was a quick trip, but we packed in lots of activities and came home exhausted!

Audrey did really well on the flights. Our flight out was delayed an hour which then made us miss our connecting flight in Salt Lake City. That was a bummer, but ended up being ok because the extra hour in the terminal gave Audrey time to wear herself out. She fell asleep a few minutes after take off and slept for two and a half hours. Unfortunately, the flight was 5 hours long so after her nap we still had a lot of entertaining to do. Maria and I gave her lots of new treats and snacks to eat, some new toys to play with, read books, and sent her across the aisle to sit with Josh for a bit. This was the hardest flight only because it was so long, but the rest were relatively painless. We are hoping to get one more vacation in before Audrey turns two so that we can still get by without buying her a seat. Yep, I'm still cheap.

On Friday, we took Marcelo and Audrey to Chuck E Cheese. Marcelo loves the place, but it was Audrey's first time. She loved it too! They had rides that were just her size and games too, although she is still too young to get the hang of them. She and Marcelo had a blast on this one car ride, they were jumping around like crazy monkeys.

First time licking the cake batter spoon!
Marcelo's party was at a gymnastics gym and OMG it was so much fun. I can't wait until Audrey is older so we can have her party at one! The kids were able to run free and wild and everything was padded and soft and safe. They had lots of fun in the foam pit! Even the adults....so much fun that I didn't remember to take any pictures actually

It was such a fun trip and so cool to see the cousins together. They adored each other. Hopefully we can all get together again before the kids are teenagers!