There's been a lot going on these days but I don't want to put too many posts and push Alli's bike riding too far below for many to see. If you haven't seen her riding her bike yet, please scroll down and check out her progress. We're very proud of her and she's pretty pleased with herself too.
We celebrated New Years at home with a special dinner and the girls stayed up late to watch the New York festivities. Alli did enjoy a special beverage but it was just sparkling cider.
Kate AKA Dorothy is still in full Wizard of Oz mode even though she rarely asks to watch the movie anymore. A usual dinner converstaion typically includes a question as to what is Dorothy having for dinner and is she asleep yet. She loves the doll that Uncle Kevin and Aunt Irene got for her and Kate makes sure that she is properly covered with blankets before she herself falls asleep at night. Unfortunately for me, Dorothy hasn't helped Kate sleep through the night or stay in her own bed but that's a pretty loft goal even for Dorothy.
We seemed lucky throughout the first part of the cold and flu season and didn't seem to catch anything major, but as of lately the girls and Ryan and I are battling something. Alli is fighting a cough and poor Kate has ended up with her second round of pneumonia. Luckily for us, again, we seem to have caught it in time and with antibiotics and breathing treatments she seems to be better. It's interesting to see the personalities come through their illnesses. Allison, just like Ryan, is down for the count when she gets sick. She gets a fever and will lay on the couch for the day and be fine the next day. Kate, like me, on the other hand will power through and will be really sick but you can't tell by looking at her. I finally took her to the doctor because her cough didn't sound right and the doc was amazed that she was as perky and lively as she was.
Happy Twenty Ten!