She's Crazy

Let's see if you can spot the problem in this photo:

Your only hint is that Alexis really wanted something when she went to bed. I made that something accessible and she took care of the rest before she fell asleep. Any guesses?


Woo Hoo!

There are three reasons why Alexis and I have been saying "Woo hoo!" all afternoon. (Seriously, I taught her to say the "Woo hoo" and now she's rockin' it and totally making it her own.)

1. It's Friday.
2. I am FINALLY finished training at Children's Hospital. A month is far too long to spend at that place.
3. It's vacation time!

The loudest "Woo Hoo" goes with #3. We're off to Indy late tomorrow and won't be back in the Burgh until Friday. It's a beautiful thing.


Oh, Bear

Bear is turning out to be the best toy of all time. Alexis is still in love with him and he is a magical tool of distraction. The first thing that Alexis does every day when she gets home is find Bear (he's always in her chair where she left him). Then she gives him a big hug and brings him over to me so that we can all sit on the couch for a few minutes. Gone are the days when we had a treasure hunt every day to find her rubber duck, Meg, Jasmine, and a cat (it didn't matter which one--we just always roamed the house until she found one). I would much rather hang out on the couch than follow her all over the house as she lives out her compulsive tendencies.

Not only is Bear now the center of the universe when we get home, but he also works to make Alexis forget whatever has her all annoyed. When she found out she couldn't go out on the deck to play on her slide earlier today, I gave her Bear and she totally forgot. When I took away the knife she pulled out of the dishwasher, Bear comforted Alexis until she forgot how mean I am. When she decided she wanted to eat pudding and grabbed some out of the fridge, Bear saved the day and convinced her to go play for a few more minutes. I heart Bear.