Friday, June 05, 2009

Random Kidbits

The twins had their nine-month checkup this week. (A bit late, as they'll be eleven months on Tuesday.) They are both now 30 inches tall, but D3 retains the advantage in weight by half a pound. The shots didn't go over so well, and they both ran significant fevers the next day. I tried to remind them that they weren't identical and didn't need to have the same reaction at the same time, but it didn't help. Then I tried to remind myself that a day of fever was better than a week of whooping cough, and that did help. They're much better now, but D3 seemed rather too delighted in the infant Tylenol. Better keep that on a high shelf.

D1 has invented her first card game; no surprise there that she should partake in the family obsession. However, the content is uniquely her own. Everybody takes turns drawing a card from the pile, and each card has an action attached: For aces, you hug someone and say, "I love you," for face cards you go kiss someone, for tens you squeeze their hands, etc. Definitely NOT the kind of game her parents would come up with.

D1 and D2 have discovered the mulberry tree this year--not that it hasn't been there all along, but somehow they've never noticed the mulberries before. This year they are Laura and Mary gathering and storing candy for the winter. There are stacks of plastic dishes filled with mulberries all over the house and yard. They don't taste too bad although not quite to my taste, but I'm still not sure what, if anything, I should do with them.


Carrie said...

Hmm...not sure what to think of D1's affectionate card game. I AM curious to hear what the uncles think of it! I think the best part of that game would be watching her play it with Papa and his brothers!

Darren said...

Love the card game :)

I'd say the day of fever is worth it. When I got whooping cough (as a young adult), I coughed for 6 months, and then couldn't play sports for another 6 months. It's nasty stuff.

Can you make mulberry jelly?

Queen of Carrots said...

Yes, I can see it now: "OK, guys, instead of Poker Night we have a special game D1 has invented for us . . . "

Steve said...

QoC, you set up the card-game night, we'll bring the camera.

You can set the blackmail prices, to be split 50-50, your family and my family.

Oh, and we'll keep out a particularly good shot for each one, for their wedding album . . .

Fe said...

Mulberries make great pies, and pretty good jam (although, it does tend to be a little lumpy:-) )