Wednesday, May 06, 2009
Zoey the Dribbler...
It has recently come to our attention that Zoey loves basketball. I showed her how to dribble a basketball ONCE and she can actually do it. She just turned THREE! She can dribble at least 6 - 7 times in a row. My junior high coach couldn't do that (but we won't go there)! The basketball is bigger than Zoey's head but she can run, dribble and shoot. She makes less than half of her shots, but she is a very determined little girl, and keeps at it until it goes in. She cracks us up!
We're thinking that maybe we should get her a smaller basketball! The big one keeps getting stuck in the net.
I pray a lot that God will help Jeff and I to know what gifts God has given to our kids so that we can encourage them. I'm guessing Zoey will be into sports. :) Molly, on the other hand, has always been intrigued by medical stuff. A few years ago, she made her own 'shot' out of a medicine syringe and a sewing pin. She put the pin inside the syringe and gave her stuffed animals their immunizations. When she came to visit Kate in PICU, she made a beeline for Kate's medical equipment and wanted to know what everything was and how it worked. A few days before Kate was discharged, the staff gave her a stuffed animal with a lot of real medical supplies. Things like the electrodes and wires that were put on her chest to monitor her heartbeat, doll sized-hospital gown, mask, etc. It was SO COOL!!! I knew that Kate wouldn't appreciate it the way Molly would, so I gave it to her. She was THRILLED! She took it a step farther a few days ago, though. She put several straws together to make IV tubing and attached a sandwich bag to that. She hooked it on a doorknob to keep it elevated above her patient. The other end was attached to her bear with--of course--a syringe with a pin stuck in it. :)
My two sick girls seem to be feeling better tonight. They were both in the 99 degree range part of the day, but normal tonight. They are bored out of their skulls and hoping to go to school tomorrow.
Kate continues to heal well and today she ate a decent amount of food. Yay! She is battling thrush again because Mommy forgot some of the four-per-day-doses of Nystatin that she is supposed to take. Bad Mommy. ugh. She can't eat for 20 min. after taking it, and I only seem to think about it around meal times.
Yesterday was a beautiful day, which meant I followed the kids around with my camera.
SaraGrace is always eager to strike a pose
Jake is full of the JOY of LIFE and oblivious to the fact that he put his pants on backwards that morning
Both boys concentrate with their tongues hanging out, 'cause, you know, digging is serious business
Kate actually draped herself over the bar and looked at me--as if BEGGING me to take her picture. hahaha