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March 31, 2011

Play Ball 2011

Although her Dad is away in Germany, today is a holiday in the United States. It's the Detroit Tigers Opening Day/First Game of the Season! Today the Tigers take on the Yankees in New York, but Rachel had to show her spirit for her dad! Her outfit is complete with her baseball clip that I made!

I'm sure her dad is actually enjoying opening day in Europe. I imagine he is listening to the game or streaming it on the internet while sitting in the comfort of his hotel room (since he's 6 hours ahead of us) rather than where he usually is on opening day - at work at his desk! 

Go Tigers!





March 23, 2011

Storytime with Grandpa

Grandpa and Grandma came to visit one weekend and Rachel took advantage of story time with her grandpa.


March 21, 2011

The Blue Basket

This post was prompted by one of Rachel's teachers. Rachel always "scares" her teacher because she frequently walks around with a basket covering her face. Except the baskets at school are not clear, they are opaque. Rachel's teacher is always afraid Rachel is going to run into something and hurt herself. When I saw this situation occur, I realized it was probably because the "blue basket" we have at home is clear and Rachel often walks around holding it up to her face.

The blue basket actually belongs in the dog's cupboard. This is the one cupboard that Rachel regularly opens and "plays" in. She often carries bags of unopened treats around the house, unknowingly taunting Rockwell. 


March 18, 2011

Where's Daddy

Rachel loves it when her dad comes home. I often tell her to "go see if Daddy is here" and she goes into our bedroom and looks out the window to see if he is home. I put her step stool in front of the window so she can have an excellent view of what he is doing when he is outside, or on his way into the house. She loves going in there to check on him! When she hears the door open to the house, she runs toward it and smiles!



March 16, 2011

Snow Snow Go Away

We seem to be quickly moving into spring, then regressing to winter with a snowfall, and then back to spring! We did make it out in the snowy weather a few times this year and my daughter was her usual, mellow self in the sled.

Thankfully we have 2 snow suits for Rachel! Dan's coworker gave us the pink one and we left the blue one at day care of the weekend! And the pink one is a little big, but it might fit perfectly next year!

She loves going in circles on the driveway. We spin her around and she always laughs. 



We went to Faux Aunt Julie's house for a skate party, but the crazy amount of snow we got ruined the ice, so we were stuck sledding! 



March 14, 2011

First Dentist Appointment

When I called to make Rachel's first dental appointment in December, she only had one tooth! I had to call and reschedule her appointment three times, and finally me made it to the office in February. I was informed this would be a "knee to knee" check up, so I was aware of what was going to happen when we arrived and I checked out the office website so I was familiar with how cute the rooms were decorated and the play structure that was in the lobby. 

Rachel sat happily on my lap as the dentist explained things to me - water testing, parent mouth bugs that get into kid's mouths, preventative care, etc. When our knee to knee exam began, Rachel's  head rested on the doctor's knees as her legs sprawled across my knees. She did exactly what I thought she would do, she cried, and thrashed, and tried to get the doctor's finger's out of her mouth. And I did exactly what I usually do - laugh. 

Rachel checked out with a clean bill of health - no spots on her teeth and my homework was to get our well water tested and send the report to the dentist! We'll be back in six months for another follow up! As of now, Rachel has 5 teeth! 2 on top and 3 on bottom.