Saturday, June 02, 2007

The things they pick up from TV

Campbell and Kira were watching an episode of Blue's Clues and this is what followed.

Campbell: Can I have a piece of paper? I'm going to try some pointilism.

Kira: I want paper too. Yay, pointillism.

Campbell: Kira, pointillism is where you do dots.

Kira: Yes, I know, I LOVE pointillism.

Campbell: Okay, let's go.

I'll be sure to scan in the masterpieces later today.

Friday, June 01, 2007

Needles and thorns.

Hanna went for her 6 month needle and check up yesterday. She weighs 14 lbs 8 oz, and she is tall at 27 inches tall. She hates needles and her cries after the first needle were heartbreaking.

Her new trick is waving. I will try to get it on video and post it later. She waves at strangers, she waves at the dog, she waves at passing cars, it is very cute. And if anybody says the word 'bye', her little hand starts waving madly. Patrick also used this waving to teach her to give "high fives".

Campbell had his 7 year check up. He is weighing 47 lbs and is 4 feet tall. For the second year in a row, his urinalysis has shown blood in it, so based on the history of me and Patrick, the doctor felt safe saying that he has Thin Basement Membrane Disease (also known as Benign Familial Hematuria). I know, it sounds more like a home inspector's term than a medical condition. The main part of it being that it is benign and it runs in families.

The lilacs have finished, the lily of the valley are yellowing. My creamy scented roses are in bloom in my front garden and my asian lilies are almost ready to bloom. My peonies seem to be a little bit late this year, but I'm glad for that. My honeysuckle is covering the trellis and FINALLY flowering for the first time. I'm really enjoying watching my gardens this year and I feel sad that this is the last year I will be with them. At the same time, the thought of planting new gardens in our next house is exciting.