Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Aqua Baby

Momma, Mom, Mama...no matter how you write it or how you say it they all mean the same thing. And when I say momma it means everything! Yep, it's my new word of the week. Dad and I were staying home last week recovering from the flu and it just came out. I couldn't stop saying it either. It was like I had a broken record on my tongue...but to Mom's ears it was sweet music! She came home for lunch that day to feed me and before she left I said it. I tried to sneak it in to see if she was listening and sure enough she was. She was so excited she couldn't stand it. I think I made her day.

And then just today I said Maya. Maybe the time has come to put all of my sign language to the test and start mouthing the words I already know how to sign? So, with the important words like Dad, Mom and Maya out of the way...what's next? We're working on avocado for now. We'll get back to you on that one!

Enjoy some of our pics from the Aqua Mom's class that Mom and I go to every Monday. I love the pool!

using my tongue for extra umph!

Wiped out!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Maya Snorebites

It has been a long, long weekend at the Herring Infirmary! Two days after I came down with the Flu Dad started showing signs of it and within minutes of developing a cough he was in the bed with a high fever too. It was nasty and it had a hold of us. Dad and I always seemed to be competing for loudest most obnoxious cough and annoying patient in the Infirmary.

And to make matters worse (and good) we had family in town for the weekend. Poor Aunt Cindy and Cousin Elizabeth came to visit and simply picked the wrong (or right) weekend to visit. I'm not sure what we would have done without them here. They cleaned, cooked, went grocery shooping, babysat...you name it and they did it! I just hope they don't arrive back in Atlanta with the Flu. Thanks, Cindy and Elizabeth!! We are so grateful that you were here!

Dad decided to capture of few sounds from the Infirmary and put them to music. Click here to listen to our newest song Maya Snorebites. It's just a sample of the odd and grotesque sounds that came from our bout with the nasty flu bug. I hope everyone stays healthy and flu free!

ps...If my eye looks a little puffy in the picture above that's because it is. We think that I have been rubbing my buggers from my dripping nose into my eye and thus infecting it with the virus. We are dropping breast milk into my eye 3 times a day to help heal it.

Sharing snot rags.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Influenza A

I think the picture says it all...103 temperature, vomiting and just a plain ole bad feeling. I'm trying to drink as much as I can so I can stay hydrated and out of the hospital. I am taking oscillococcinum which is a homeopathic that fights the symptoms of the flu and hopefully will shorten the time that I feel bad.

Dad had the flu about 2 weeks ago and then on Sunday Mom came down with it. I was trapped in an infected house with no where to go but since Mom has already had the flu she has produced antibodies and will hopefully pass them on to me to help me fight my battle.

Stay healthy everyone and if you're sick...STAY HOME!

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Playing in the Wind

We had another relaxing Sunday today. As usual Dad and Luis played soccer while Mom and I went for a walk with Linsay and Izzy at the park. We had to skip out on lunch with Linsay and Luis because Mom wasn't feeling too well. We came home so Mom could take a nap before our Wee Hands sign language class (Learn and Grow Together).

We have had 3 of 8 classes and know 75 words. I should say that Mom and Dad know 75 words while I only know a few. I have been working hard on my coordination and now can sign milk, bath time, food, Mom and Dad. We practice everyday on new words, old words and lots of songs. Mom even signs a book to me every night before we go to bed. Before too long I'll be using those 75 words and my beautiful voice!

Wyatt is our Wee Hands instructor's son. I think we could be brother and sister!

Today we had over 40 mph winds and it made for a great afternoon of playing with the windsock and laughing at the leaves swirling in the wind. I think we are pretty lucky to have not lost any trees today. The wind was so bad that it caused widespread fires across the county with hundreds of acres and even a few houses destroyed. While we played in the wind I must say that our hearts were going out to those who were fighting the fires.

Get me closer Mom!

Got it!!

With Valentines Day around the corner we decided to switch out the windsock.

Shelter from the wind...