Sunday, February 22, 2009

Well, another week goes by and not really a whole lot to tell. Ray and I have been running around talking to builders. Hopefully by the end of March we will have started building our new home, or at the very least, finally picked a builder. (I will take bets on the fact that we will be no futher ahead then, than we are now.)

Matthew has had a rough week at school, trouble settling in and getting to work. Any ideas on how to get him 'interested' in learning again would be appreciated. On a positive note, he did get a personal best for the 400m at little aths last night - so that was great. Ray and I were cheering him on (well yelling/screaming him on) and it seemed to have an impact - will have to try it again next week! (If the powers that be don't come and take us away for noise pollution, as we were really rather loud).

Tori has had a good week; on Monday we saw the maternal health nurse and Tori is doing great. Tori is doing everything her average height friends are doing and more! The only thing she has trouble with is climbing and walking down stairs...but hey with legs like hers, I don't blame her. As for the stairs, she can still get down them, she just does it in her own way and that has GOT to count for something. I figure it doesn't matter how you acheive it, just that you do acheive it! I was really thinking Tori might need speech therapy, but in the past few months, since grommets and the ear infections pretty much stopping, she has come ahead in leaps and bounds. At 21 months she has a volcabulary of 75+ words; and that my mat. health nurse assures me; is great!

Toris measurements are doing exactly what I don't want them to do, going up in the weight, and down in the height. She now weighs 10.75 kgs/23.65 lbs and is 69 cm/27" tall. That puts her above the 75 percentile for weight and at around the 35th percentile for height....making her look somewhat like a very cute, minature version of the Micheline Man! If Tori would stop eating for even just a second of the day it might help, but take away her food and you know all about it. Again, any tips on good low joule, low carb, low salt snacks would be very appreciated. Fruit is good, but too much of it and other problems arise....if you know what I mean.

Just to end - I thought it appropriate to put up a couple of pics of the beautiful Tori...so without further ado -



The first photo is one of the very first in ages that I got of Tori looking at the camera and smiling. The second...well...she looked so cute knocking on Nan's door that I couldn't resist. One of my hopes for Tori (and Matthew for that matter) is that no door is ever an obstacle and that they will always find a way of discovering what is on the other side.....

5 comments:

Sarah said...

cute pics! I love your last comment about no door gets in their way to see what's on the other side. Sounds like everyone is doing pretty well. It's exciting you are going to build a new home!!

Kim said...

I loved your last comment too! So poetic and totally true. Good luck with the builders. It was so cool to watch my parents' house get built from dirt to a masterpiece.
Tori is too much. She is super cute. She sounds like she is doing great. Do you guys get American stuff like Gerber puffs? They are like snacking on air so if she has to have something they would be the best. Let me know!

Emily said...

Thank you so much for checking out our blog! I'm so glad to have found yours and I would love to add it to my list. Your Tori is adorable! I look forward to getting to know you.

Anthea said...

Kim - nope - no Gerber products here :( We got some puffs when were in Canada last year and Tori seemed to like them. Might see if I can get some sent across - thanks for the idea.

Katie said...

Hi Anthea! I must say that I remember you from the POLP site! I always thought Tori was the cutest thing ever! So glad to find you in the blog world!