Saturday, February 12, 2011

Cabin Fever

Liv has been sick all week. All week. All.... Week.

Turns out [during the SECOND trip to the doctor] she has an ear infection AND pneumonia. Awesome.

Good news: she's feeling better already with just 4 doses of antibiotics. Bad news: she's feeling better already and our house looks like a tornado zipped through.

So I have tons of posts to post and pictures to share, but it will have to wait until I can sit and type it all out. Because I also have tons of surfaces to disinfect, laundry to do, groceries to buy, and snotty old tissues to discover and throw out.

But, here's a MOM TIP: buy a special snack to give post-medicine.

Olivia usually doesn't mind taking her medicine, but this time (new pharmacy, maybe?) she really hates the taste. So, we bought some delicious, mini-cupcakes that we present to her for after the medicine. She's super excited about the cupcake, and we just keep saying, "You have to take your medicine first! Then you can eat the cupcake!" We set it out so she can see it, and BAM, the medicine dropper comes out. She hates the meds but it's much smoother with the cupcake.

In the words of the great philosopher, Brobee, "Try it. You'll like it!"

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

the JOY of LOVE

It's all about perspective, right? I kept reminding myself of that during the mini-shoot with Li'l Miss Thang tonight. I'm slowly figuring out how to use light better, but it's still frustrating when I don't have the natural light that I need to get a clear shot.

The peanut was her usual boisterous, pre-two self. I took quite a few photos for the JOY of LOVE assignment: what they do. These are my favorites, but I only submitted the last two to the group.

Larger than Life. I love how she looks like she could squash the kitchen set.

Busy Feet.

Paused. A rare moment stopped in her tracks.

Glued. 5pm means Curious George in our house. Jealous? Yeah, you are.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Where's the Love?

There is no love. I'm in a bad mood. I hate snow. I hate ice. I hate waking up at 5:30am, spending what could be precious sleep time getting my family ready, only to leave late because I have to clean off my car and salt the sidewalk. I hate people. I hate doing work after hours. I hate that my computer has started freezing again. I hate waiting. I hate being tired. I hate plateauing weight loss. I hate that I can't run outside. I hate that it's Tuesday and the only thing on TV is The Biggest Loser: Couples where people live in a magical bubble on a mantra devoid of life's obstacles in order to lose gobs of fat. I hate that my daughter is inching closer to 2 and fulfilling the terrible twos prophecy. I hate time outs. I hate poop.

I am cranky.

So I joined a free photo class on Willette aptly titled The Joy of Love. Today's prompt was "what they do." I still have to upload the photos that I took but will post when I can. Bear with me.

In the meantime, here's a repost of the main picture (hint: it's not going to be the main picture much longer...).

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