Tuesday, September 21, 2010

I Think Fall is on the Horizon

So normally, I say Summer is my favorite season...but this summer has not been so great and it's been so freaking hot. I swear that having that little butterball boy changed my chemistry. I never used to sweat at all. I would rarely get too hot, but I can't handle it these days.

So I have to say, that I'm kind of glad the hot days of summer are coming to an end. I feel like fall is on the horizon and I'm welcoming it...even though that eventually means winter, which is still and will always be my least favorite season. But let's not think about that now, let's pretend that the 75 degree days of early fall will last for eternity.

Today I left work early to take Freddie to his 6 month check up. He is doing fabulous. Weighs 20 lbs and 12 ounces. The doctor just oohed and awed over him. I know I've mentioned it before, but it can't hurt to mention it again...I freaking LOVE my pediatrician. Seriously if I could just have her move in with me, I would. She is amazing. She is on the top of my "Reasons I don't want to leave Richmond" list. So listen up any potential NOVA pediatricians...if I come to your door, you'd better be at the top of your game. Cause I will drop you like a rock if not...I've seen the best, and I have no time for anything less.

Reasons that she's the best: 1 - She ALWAYS remembers all of us. Now, does that mean she has a memory like an elephant? Not sure. But she always remembers little details, like where I work, and a cold Ainsley had when she was Freddie's age, and that Clif is away, etc, etc. She may write all this stuff down and check it out right before she walks in...but I don't care. It shows me she cares. 2 - She is sooooo available and down to earth. She even told me today that if we move I can always call her and she will always call me back. 3 - She just knows things. Like that you can smell a child's breath and know if they have strep throat, or smell a child's diaper to see if he has a urinary tract infection, or that there is a high chance for little boys with acid reflex to have other digestive issues. And she's always been right. 4 - There don't seem to be any time limits on her visits. Sometimes our visits only last 5 minutes, but sometimes they last 45 and she never rushes and never complains. She's always patient and answers ever odd question.

Anyway, I've gotten side tracked. The appointment went well and he's doing great. Afterwards, we picked up Ainsley a little early and headed to the playground for about an hour. The weather was amazing. So much so that when we got home, we played outside after dinner for another 45 minutes. These pictures are from that.

Freddie is sitting up like a champ. He can't get into the position and he pretty much refuses to roll over - he just screams when he's on his belly...but he likes to sit up.

Ainsley loves to play red light/green light. Except she just runs, doesn't really listen to the rules at all. She also likes Simon Says...which she also doesn't really play correctly, but whatever.

Hope you all are enjoying the nice weather, I hope it stays.

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