Signing Time with Rachel
Good Morning Sunshine!
This weekend we attended the free PBS Kids Day downtown. We knew Elmo would be there (but we weren't waiting in an hour line to see him) and we found out last Wednesday that Rachel from "Signing Time" would be there. The highlight of the day occurred when we were unintentionally positioned side-stage for the opening ceremony. We were just standing there waiting to meet my brother and Nate when Rachel walked within a couple feet of us and Violet lit up. Rachel took Violet and gave her a big hug. This would have been enough to satisfy Violet but we stayed for the performance anyway.
You can see Violet above in the "Caillou" stand-up, but I don't like her to watch him. One day I didn't shut the TV off immediately after Mr. Rogers and Caillou came on. I was listening to the show from the dining room and decided that I better intervene before Violet picked up on Caillou's behavior. I thought I would make it a teachable moment by explaining why I don't approve of Caillou and she interrupted me by simplifying it, "Caillou is a bad boy." OK, that's good enough for me.
This morning Violet was playing an ABC game on the Internet. She pushed "M" and the computer showed a picture of a monkey. Violet started saying, "Mama, that's like George Bush. Like George Bush Mama. Mama, that's like George Bush." I asked her what she meant and that was all she could say to me. I think she may have meant Curious George. She isn't familiar with him, but she did see pictures of him Saturday. This is the only explanation I can come up with.
You can see in the picture above that Anara started to sit this weekend. It was a big deal because she has never put herself in a sit position or even remained in a sit for more than a few seconds. She didn't stay there very long, but I was overjoyed that she is trying it out.
Tomorrow we see the wound specialist and hopefully we won't be packing Anara's "owie" anymore. We are praying that Violet gets some relief from her respiratory issues and Anara can finally have regular bowel movements that don't interrupt everyone's sleep on a nightly basis.