Mommy's been a slacker on posting for the past two weeks. So much has been going on! We had three Thanksgiving dinners to go to, Christmas shopping to be done, a tree to put up, cards to address and mail, Christmas presents to be wrapped, and a sick little girl to take care of.
On November 20, 2010, Mommy hosted her first family dinner at our house. It was a success. The house was clean, the food was cooked (if not ate), and everyone had a great time visiting and relaxing. As always, Roxy was the life of the party. She even made Pappaw's night by letting him put her to sleep!
Unfortunately for us, the next couple days following the dinner were not much fun! Roxy had just got her MMR and Chicken Pox boosters as well as her last Prevnar and first flu shots. We were warned that low grade fevers do happen as a side effect of those shots. However, Roxy had a fever of 102.7 on Sunday night and was up and down all night. Tylenol didn't seem to phase the fever. A call to the doctor's office and another reassurance that it was the shots and just to keep a close eye on her. She seemed better Monday afternoon, but Monday night was much like Sunday night with the exception that the fever was even higher, reaching 103.6 degrees. Mommy called the pediatrician again on Tuesday morning and they decided they should see her. Especially because it was a short holiday week. Low and behond, Miss Roxy had her second double ear infection of the month! Another round of antibiotics and a cancelled trip to South Carolina is what we got!
Roxy seemed to be feeling a lot better and the fever finally broke on Wednesday. We were able to go see Mommy and Daddy's families for Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday. Everyone was happy to see a recovering Roxy who was much like her happy little self again!
Mommy shopped till she dropped on Black Friday. She along with Pickle and Grandmomma spent about 12 hours out shopping. Mommy and Pickle started at 11:30 p.m. on Thanksgiving night and Grandmomma joined in at 2:30 a.m. on Friday morning. We hit Wal-Mart, Kohls, JCPenney, Elder Beerman, and had another trip to Wal-Mart. Needless to say, most of our time was spent in line. Mommy was successful for her endeavors though! Almost all her shopping was finished when she got back home!
On Saturday, Grandmomma and Gigi both came to visit with Roxy. We had such a great time chasing Roxy and getting chased by Roxy. That's her new favorite game. So much fun! Mommy put up the Christmas tree and wrapped presents after Roxy went to bed Saturday. It was a big surprise when she woke up on Sunday morning.
Roxy really enjoys playing with the ribbons on the packages more than anything else. Mommy is excited that she will be able to rip into gifts this year, though!
Roxy has grown up so quickly the past few weeks. She toddles around and even tries to take off running. She's talking more. Her new word for this week is "mouse." She can also say "bad" and likes to say "no" back to you when you tell her the same. She's eating more big girl foods. She eats crackers and cheese and peanut butter. She's also had some beef stew and chicken alfredo that she thought was yummy!
Roxy is also learning the power of smell. Pickle has a scratch and sniff book and Roxy knows which pages she can smell! Its so cute to see her bend over to smell (and then lick, most times) the pages. Yesterday at lunch, she decided she wanted to smell her spoon!
In other news, Miss Roxy is big enough now that we finally turned her car seat around facing forward! She was totally freaked out by the new location although I think she is adjusting to being able to see Mommy more clearly and know she is close.
So here we are...23 days until Christmas and Mommy has a lot of the work done. Christmas cards have been addressed and mailed, Christmas presents have been bought and wrapped (with the exception of those still on the way), the tree is up, the stockings are up, Roxy is on the mend and back to her happy self. I think we really are all caught up!