Tuesday, September 30, 2008
I wish he didn't have to go anywhere. It's not a good time.
Veronica had her 18 month well visit yesterday. She weighed 25.5 lbs and measured 33 inches tall. I bet she will be taller than Valerie!!! We're behind on her shots since we missed her 15 month check up. The doc suggested we start putting Roni in time out when she misbehaves. Even though she may not understand it, she will catch on. The biting, the hitting, and the throwing things need to be stopped before it gets out of control. Sunday Roni whacked me across the bones in the back of my hand with a metal rod as hard as she could. I thought she had broken it for a little while it hurt so bad! And of course she laughs and laughs and was taking aim to hit me again. I know to her it's all a game, but we need to teach her that is not acceptable behavior. When she's sweet she's adorable, but when she's bad Look Out!
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Yes the hood is missing and the reverse doesn't work - BUT it was free! I've been wanting to get Val a motorized car for a while. She had the best time zipping around the yard. Free sure beats paying $200+ for one!!
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Her daredevil antics are scaring the daylights out of me. We can't go in the front yard because Veronica has learned that if she runs for the STREET Mommy or Daddy will run after her calling "NO NO NO!" And Roni laughs and laughs. We drag her back to the porch, and off she goes again and again and again... giggling and laughing. We can't go in the back yard because Roni runs straight for the swing set and climbs the rock wall to the platform up top. She lays on her tummy and scoots and dangles her legs over the edge. That would be a nasty fall. Inside she is forever getting on my dining room chairs. Not too bad, EXCEPT she attempts to STAND and balance herself on the arm rest. She does the same thing on the rocking chair while trying to rock it back and forth. She has climbed on my kitchen table. Remember that we have very hard ceramic tile floors??? Another nasty fall waiting to happen. She fell off our cedar chest the other day and smacked her head on the tile.
I have a baker's rack stacked with cookbooks and glass cake plates. Veronica's new game is run to the baker's rack, grab it, and SHAKE it as hard as she can so everything rattles. I'm Terrified all that stuff will fall on her!! I move her away from it and she runs right back....
When she touches something she shouldn't, we started grabbing her hands, looking her in the eye and saying "NO" or "NO touch." If she keeps doing it, I tap the back of her hand and say "NO" louder. Veronica laughs. And does it again. Then holds out her hand to be hit again!!!
Aside from just getting rid of all our furniture.... I have no clue what to do with her. She's only 18 months old and I know she doesn't comprehend the concept of dicipline yet.
I need to take pictures of her antics. I am not making this stuff up!!
I really don't want to be all alone right now for weeks either.
Friday, September 19, 2008
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Val picks up and says, "Hello?" in her little girl voice. It sounds more like "hewwo?"
Valerie pauses.... "Hi, it's me...... Cinderella."
Telmarketer: Silence. *click*
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Sunday, September 07, 2008
A little damage on the way home. There were lots and lots of signs down.
Our fence, which thankfully was the worst we had!
Saturday, September 06, 2008
Thursday, September 04, 2008
So... I will update again when we can! It will be a few weeks before power is restored.
We do have reservations in New Iberia for a few days next week in case it is too much being with out electricity even with the generator.
Tuesday, September 02, 2008
My dad won't be able to go home for a while. Morgan City lost all utilities - electricity, water, and sewerage were hit by tornadoes.