Sunday, January 20, 2013

Our January


Poor Pal, in the above picture dressed up in a baby sleeper, but boy if he isn’t good about putting up with what ever torture Selena puts him through. That look on his face is so cute and you can see him looking at me just begging, “Hurry up take the picture and get me out of this mess!” No, really Selena is very good with Pal and doesn’t torture him too much.

We had a rough time getting back into school after a long break. I really wanted to get back to school before we did but I also wanted to make sure Selena was totally healed from her tonsillectomy. Right after the first of the month she had her yearly physical and received her flu vaccination, well she came down with a bug right after that and was pretty miserable for the rest of the week. Finally she got over that and we were able to get back to school.

Selena is doing very well with her writing, it is improving all the time. She told me the other day, “Grandma I love my school books!” I am really happy to see her taking to her curriculum so well and working so hard. She is becoming more independent and so we are in the process of making a check off list that she can follow on her own.

She is truly showing us that she is six years old. While, I have seen worse, we are having a little of the testy attitude. Through consistency though she is improving and now we see it more when she is tired in the evening. I had a good laugh the other day when she asked me, “Grandma how long do I have to wait for my Birthday? I can’t wait to turn 7.” I couldn’t help but think, “I can’t either!” I asked her why she wanted to be 7 and she informed me, “I don’t want to be 6 anymore, I want to be 7 now.”

One of the things the doctors told us going into the tonsillectomy, and I had read it somewhere here in the Internet is that sometimes slight hyper activity can be caused by chronic tonsillitis. It is amazing the difference we are seeing in Selena since her tonsillectomy. She has her moments like any child, but she quickly calms herself and transitions into a quiet play or cuddle time. Who would have thought that the tonsils would affect a child in such a way?

It is very obvious though that Selena is getting cabin fever, just as she healed from everything our weather dipped way cold, freezing through the night. We had hoped to get out today for some fun time and burn off some energy, but we had quite a cold breeze all day long which was very bone chilling. I know her and I have to go to town and get her a new softball mitt, so we are hoping for one more sunny day even if it is cold, to just go and have some fun girl time. We do have a couple of play dates for next week, so that should help with some of her cabin fever.

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  1. It's great to know that Selena is healed and feeling so much better. I hope you can get out today. We are also looking forward to getting out for a hike, because it's finally warming up here.

  2. What a nice puppy! Lol! And, wow that is nice that removing her tonsils has helped to calm her. That is interesting, I never knew that!

  3. I didn't know that about tonsils - interesting! I'm glad she's feeling better and getting back into the swing of things.

  4. I didn't know that about tonsils either. I'm glad you're able to get back into the swing of things again, it always throws me when our schedule is off.

  5. I am glad she is feeling better and that things are calming down. I love the photo.