Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Graham and Amelia

The past few days have been spent quietly at home because unfortunately I've got two sick kids. Graham came down with a cold on Friday and by the time he woke up on Saturday morning, he was miserable. His little sidekick, Amelia, quickly followed suit and woke up miserable herself on Sunday. Yesterday was so horrible for her that I was once again on the phone with the pediatrician this morning. I had an appointment for her this afternoon, but was luckily able to cancel it as she appears to have started on the road to recovery. I've got my fingers crossed that tomorrow morning I will be awakened by two happy, healthy kids!

Because we've been stuck at home, Graham and Amelia have spent more time playing side by side than usual. As a result of this, I feel like I've earned a new title. I am no longer just Mom, I am now the Referee Mama! If I got even a dollar for every time I had to step in and ask Graham to stop taking toys from Amelia or vice-versa, I would be rich! My favorite line that I've had to use countless times over the past few days though, is something I never in my wildest dreams imagined myself ever saying..."Graham, get off of your sister! No, Amelia is NOT your pony!" At the time it was anything but funny, but now when I think back to that interaction, I have to laugh thinking about Amelia's confused face as Graham, complete with cowboy sound effects, tried to take a ride. And no, I don't have any pictures of the pony ride...there is no time to grab my camera when a 30 pound toddler is trying to ride on his baby sister! :)

Amelia trying to give Graham a hug

Graham really isn't trying to hurt her, he's trying to hug her

Amelia on Monday in the midst of her very miserable day