Sunday, March 25, 2007

Appetite Coming Back

Now that she is not so sick and tired, Tori is starting to eat more. She gets angry though when she can't pick up food with her fork or spoon and even angrier when you try to help her. You have to shove the food into her mouth to get her to calm down, and sometimes that makes everything worse. I think she is going to teach us all about the terrible twos. Ollie sailed through them like nothing. Tori, maybe not so much. She certainly throws fits better than Ollie. Who knew he would be the easy child.


Mama Pillow

Tori feel asleep in her dad's arms last night and got up early this morning and wanted to sleep with me. She laid on my chest for a while and then I scooted her next to me. Before long, she got tired of that and sat up and laid her entire head on the side of my head. Apparently, she wanted as close to me as possible. That molar sure is giving her a run for the money.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Sick, SIck, Sick

Tori came home from Grandma Marie's with rotavirus and has been vomiting and experiencing diarrhea since Saturday. Nothing like traveling with a sick little girl. She has been sleeping with her parents and not doing well at that at all. Yesterday, she went to the sitter's and got sick there, too. She took three 30-minute naps compared to her usual 2 to 3-hour naps. Poor girl! The virus is supposed to last three to eight days. I am hoping she is done with it by this weekend. Fortunately, Ollie must have had it and is immune to it.

Update: She is mostly done with it today (Thursday), but she still isn't totally well. We think her 2 year molars are causing the trouble now. She's at least stopped vomitting and can eat. She's in my lap now trying to figure out what I'm doing, while listening to the thunder.

Friday, March 09, 2007


Tori has taken to looking for me when I am out of sight. She screams "Mama!" until she finds me and gives me a hug when she finally figures out where I am. She will also give me an open-mouth kiss, not so lovely but cute nonetheless. Last night, she kissed me and her dad lots while running around in circles. She had a lot of pep--must have taken a long nap at Grandma Sharon's.

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Moving Out

Aunt Annie is moving out, and if he wants to, Ollie gets to go with his dad to help her move and put up her blinds and entertainment center. Meanwhile, Tori is staying home with Mom to pack for her trip to Grandma Marie's house. She has no idea she is going, and Ollie says he is not going. No telling what will happen in St. Louis this coming Sunday. The two may just be coming with us.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007


Tori loves the tub! She likes to splash and sit in the water for as long as you'll let her. She also likes to play in the running water and dump bucketfuls over her head, as well as drink the water. Another thing she is good about is going to the bathroom in the water. You don't want to know how many times Huts and I have had to scoop her out of the tub and clean up the mess she left behind. Yuck, yuck, yuck! Keep that in mind if you ever give Tori a bath. Pay attention to her face and pull her out fast when necessary, else you'll have a mess on your hands.

Sleepy Girl

Tori is still getting over her cold and took several long naps this weekend and slept in on the mornings. She also ate like a horse, having taco, yogurt and spaghetti for dinner, while Ollie picked at his food and ate a few bites of his taco. Like night and day those two are, except when they play. Then they are great buddies as long as there are two of everything.


Sunday, March 04, 2007

Real Haircut

Up to this point, Tori has just gotten trims. This time, she got a real haircut so she doesn't look like a raggamuffin anymore. She actually looks like a little girl.



She still has her cold, but is happy as a clam. She sat through the entire haircut without fussing. If only her brother was like that for his haircuts.