In other news, Leona turned 18 months old yesterday and had her big check up today. She is still a runt, and a grumpy one at that. I knew things weren't going to go well when she started whimpering as we left the waiting room to go to the exam room. The tears really began falling as the nurse measured her head and she was full out screaming by the time I got her undressed and onto the table for height and weight. Despite all her protests, they did manage to get her all checked out and even get in a couple of booster shots. Her head is still small (15th percentile), she weighs a whopping 20 1/2 pounds (5th percentile) and tops the height chart in the 50th percentile at 33 1/2 inches. I haven't posted any pictures for a while, so here is one of the little monster pre-meltdown in the waiting room. I tried to get a cuter one of her actually smiling and reading the book she brought, but she really wasn't in a cooperative mood today.Of course while we were at the doctor's, they stressed the importance of being super watchful with Leona at this age. The three main things to be concerned about, the doctor said, are burns, falls, and choking. Apparently Leona thought it would be prudent to test that out. Not too long after being home, she managed to swallow a dime. I didn't see it happen, but I heard her kind of choking and crying. Emme tried to stop her, but to no avail. Needless to say, I felt like a wonderful mother when I had to call the doctor only hours after being lectured about making sure all small items are out of reach. Long story, short, she should be fine, I just have to change her regularly. (Get it, CHANGE her... ha ha, I'm so funny.)
Things are going well for Emme & Calvin. Emme is taking an after school art class that begins tomorrow and is quite excited. She is definitely happiest when she is drawing, painting, coloring or cutting something. I realize I'm pretty biased, but she seems to be pretty talented. I'll have to post a picture of a couple penguins she drew, they are, no kidding, better than anything I could do (although that isn't saying too much). Calvin is happiest when hanging out with his daddy. Since, Dan still is on break, he has been able to do a fair amount of that and is absolutely eating it up. I'm pretty sure he will be genuinely disappointed when Dan finally goes back to school next week. Dan and I, on the other hand (well at least I am) are quite excited to get this final semester of law school going and over with... hurray, the end is in sight.