Tagged with " Ingrid"
Feb 3, 2011 - family    No Comments

So that I don’t forget.

A collection of kid things.

Willa has started saying Ingrid. Well, "Nnga," but following "dadadada" (daddy) and "cacka" (cracker) it's one of her new meaningful words. (And no, no mama yet.)

Ingrid and I were watching ice skating last weekend, and they showed one of those montages of a skater's bad season, so every fall she had that year. Ingrid: "mama, why are we watching ice falling now?"

She calls the cupboard the "covered." Makes sense.

Tonight Dave gave Willa a bath, and Ingrid found my yoga mat and wanted to do yoga, so I pulled up a video on Netflix. She was way, way into it, following right along. I had to run up and help Dave for a minute, and when I came back, Ing was mid warrior pose, popped out of it, leaned back and grabbed a handful of yogurt covered raisins and popped them in her mouth. "Hey Mom, I got us some snacks to eat while we do yoga, okay?" (They had not been there before I went upstairs.)

Her teachers tell us "Ingrid can get anyone to give her anything." Initially, that made me a little nervous — is she a preschooler Don? But with more explanation, it was interesting. Their theory is that it's because she's so nice about it. While most kids will knock each other over to try to get the other kids cool thing, Ingrid is much more sly, I mean, polite about it. "Can I have a turn with that?" leads to a no, and her magic phrase is "But… please?" and then the kid will hand it over. Apparently, Ing will also share with OTHER kids just as easily, so that makes me feel better. 

Ingrid is still loving skiing at Sugarloaf. Today she was doing different craft projects, and she cut out a triangle and drew a blue zigzag about 3/4 of the way up. "Look, mama! I made Sugarloaf!"

Willa is still not crawling, but she's definitely moving. We joke that she's like the moving rocks of Death Valley, you never actually see them move, but there's clear evidence that they do.

Willa also waves, loves peekaboo, and is loving the musical instrument collection. Her favorite is the jingle bells and the kazoo. She can kazoo. Really!
Jan 5, 2011 - family    No Comments

Ingrid’s Eye View

Most of these photos were taken by Ingrid, who has learned how to use my point and shoot camera. Also included are the products of our most recent snow event — two snowmen, a snow monster, and the start of the snow fort — that Dave and Ingrid worked on. And finally, the fabric that is going on the new! chair! for our living room. My aunt in Texas has the most comfortable chairs ever, that were small (which is hard to find!) swivel gliders, and I ordered one for our living room, which is going to be so nice when we have people over. And I’m betting I will have wished I had such a chair in my living room for years… of course, it will take 6-8 weeks to arrive, but I can’t wait!

Jan 4, 2011 - family    No Comments

Exotic Resort Zoo

We did this three years ago, too, and it’s this weird ranch with a variety of exotic animals that you can hand feed, just outside of Johnson City. It’s probably totally politically incorrect, but it is pretty neat to feed a camel and pet a zebra. Ingrid loved it, and Kate and Matt were with us, too. It’s definitely an experience.

Dec 22, 2010 - family    No Comments

Ingrid Loves to Dance

Is all that really needs to be said about this set.

If you look close, you’ll see she wore the black right off her shoes (we tossed them after the wedding) and that was after just two uses!

She has been informed that there is a Father-Daughter dance in February. Who wants to bet she ends up there this year?

Nov 24, 2010 - family    No Comments

Ingrid & needles

Ingrid has always been creepily fine with needles. When she had to have blood drawn for iron levels at 18 months, she sat patiently, watching, while the nurses tried both arms, multiple times (unsucessfully — it was finally an EMMC phlebotomist who found a vein) to draw blood. Nurses, phlebotomists, everyone has commented on how unusual it is. She’s also been noted in her dental records for being “unusually compliant” and had a filling without Novocain, the LCD tv projecting Mickey Mouse Clubhouse 18 inches away from her head and a promise of a trip to the prize box after were enough. When I had bloodwork done while pregnant, she’d come with me, and watch, fascinated, while I always prefer to just look away. When we went for flu shots last week, the nurse tried to get me to hold her arms back so she wouldn’t get hit, but I also had Willa with me, and didn’t know where to put her, and was sort of annoyed because I KNOW she won’t flail (Dave took her to an H1N1 clinic last winter, where he saw what the average kid does when it comes to shots, so we get the concern) so I insisted they just do it without me restraining her, and I happened to have my little camera in my pocket, so I took a video. The rustling is WIlla eating the exam table paper, and I wish I’d kept the camera on because she was next — and also didn’t flinch or cry when she got her shot. 

Ingrid aspires to be a “Princess Doctor” (still not clear if she’s doctoring princesses or holding down two jobs) and she’s halfway there with her tolerance for medical procedures most adults barely tolerate.

Watch on Posterous
Nov 24, 2010 - family    No Comments

Ingrid’s Open House

We went to Ingrid's preschool open house and I took pictures of the things she had to say. In the one where they talked about what they do with their friends, it is Ingrid who says "play on my piano with my baby sister." Ingrid loves her "Willa Audrey Willabean!"