Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Weekend in Chicago!

Hello Everyone!

Tim, Rory and I went to Chicago last weekend and had a great time with family and friends.  We came in for my SIL Christine's baby shower!  We cannot wait to meet our new baby niece that is due in November!  And Rory is excited to be a BIG cousin for the first time!  

Rory got sick on Saturday so we had to take it easy so we missed most of our second party, the Rieder's Anniversary Party (Happy Anniversary!!!)  

We had to scramble around to figure out how to get Rory her nebulizer treatment.  She was feeling awful.  Her cold went straight to her chest, whereas normally it takes a few days before she needs her neb.  Took me by surprise and we were not prepared at all.

We got to go to Pumpkin Fest at Didier Farm's too.  Rory rode the rides for the first time and LOVED it.  (If you want to see the video's check them out here)

I even got to run 9 miles with Nikki in prep for the Honky Tonk half in October.

Here are some snapshots from our weekend!  I miss everyone already, can't wait till Thanksgiving!  

Rory did so good on the plane!  She loves her headphones.

Rory also loved the moving walkway to get to and from the C gates at O'Hare.  Who doesn't!

She had fun playing with Annie at Christine's shower.

We kinda dressed alike, I don't plan it but that happens ALOT.  I couldn't get her to take a good photo with me.

Some Photos from Didiers!

And needless to say, after all that.  She was exhausted.

We had a 4 hour delay on the way home, most of it on the plane, but Rory was a real trooper and did a great job.  We tried to get her to sleep the whole flight and she finally crashed on the descent into Minneapolis.

Lesson learned of the weekend... always travel with Rory's nebulizer.

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Friday, September 6, 2013

I'm calling the Playground Police!

So we have had 2 playground "incidents" in the past week that I honestly had no idea how to handle.   It feels important, like its a fundamental parenting decision that will shape my child forever.  Very dramatic, right?  I'm sure I'll read this in a month or a year and roll my eyes at myself.

Well, here are the 2 incidents...

One day last weekend we took Rory to Staring Lake Park.  They have a little treehouse that has 2 little benches.  Both little benches were occupied by siblings.  A 5ish year old girls and 3ish year old boy.  Rory climbed up and tried to go in the treehouse and the little girl put up her leg to block her and yelled NO in her face.  Rory started crying and screaming.  Of course, she's 2.  

A couple days later we were at the park by our house and a little boy (maybe 5) was passing her on the stairs and got in her face and growled at her.  She totally freaked out (who wouldn't) and started crying.  The little boy laughed and walked away.

So the question is do you say something to the kid?  The parent?  Do you just walk away?  Do you tell your kid to stand up for themselves?  Do you just use the incident to teach them proper behavior.  Do you threaten to call the playground police (That's what my mom would do)?    

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