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funny faces and gimpy runs

thank you all so much for the name help! i have loved hearing from old and new friends alike. really, i can't thank everyone enough; i'm excited for this little boy all over again and chip and i are feeling closer to a name than ever- or at least happy with the great options we've now got to choose from. we were in such a slump there for awhile. . . thank you thank you!

for the time being, things are calm, productive and funny with just the right amount of worry and stress thrown in.

ruth has us entertained all the time with her arsenal of faces. in fact, i was woken up this morning with "ohay [ok], now funny faces!" and this was the ensuing show:




so great, especially when she goes full speed with her newly acquired peg-leg run, quickly stops and throws one of those gems our way.

a mystery injury resulting in ruth not being able to bear any weight on her left leg meant a trip to the pediatrician and then hospital for x-rays this past weekend. she was awesomely brave and tolerant during the whole ordeal, not to mention insanely cute in her hospital gown, and is now back on her feet, but doing the peg-leg limp. now that i know it isn't anything permanent or too serious (chip had me freaked out , throwing words like "polio" around. . .) it is quickly moving up the "favorite things about ruth" list, just under her crooked smile and crazy eyes. if i can get it, i'll post a little movie clip of the run in the next day or so. and the reason for the limp? no one is really sure; no fractures, no abnormal blood results, probably a bruised ankle or just a random no walking/limping episode that is apparently common with toddlers. . .

it must have been having the sound of crawling back in our house- i adore that sound; the hands slapping the floor, the knees shuffling behind- but the whole stressful ordeal has me weirdly excited to throw another child in the mix. the number three is still terrifying. my girls are already a handful (i can't count how many times they were referred to as "free-spirits" in the hospital, the workers must have had some seriously specific training when dealing with ultra hyper and squealy kids) but really, this should be fun.

right now we're off to the playground to enjoy a legitimately beautiful and slightly warm day here in brooklyn. eve is having trouble deciding between full rain regalia (no rain anywhere near) and her superman cape. tough choice.

Reader Comments (8)

Fun blog! Good for a great laugh. I can't get over how much Ruth looks like her Mom all those years ago... and the drama queen talent too! What a good deal. Go Rufie!

April 9, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMom

How cute are those faces!! I can't get over how much your girls are little Katies. I hope that her "peg-leg" gets better soon. I can't wait to see pics of baby 3. And once he's here you'll wonder what you ever did without him.

April 9, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterHeatherann

what was the injury? sheesh, i'm glad it's not polio.

**i would also like to request the story to be retold on your blog about you killing the litter of puppies...or was it cats...or some other animal?? i just remember it was funny/sad and involved you 'giving a bath' to some newborn animals...

April 9, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterpam

seriously Kate, I see these pics and I just can't get over how much she looks like you! Both your girls look so much like you I love it. So fantastic, I really can't wait to see what this next one looks like, another blond for sure...

I too am curious as to what the leg diagnosis was.

And I am not sure about retelling the "kitty wants to swim" story. I can still see the little white kitty, sweet thoughtful little Katie...

April 9, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterjeanie

jeanie and pam (and any other curious folk) i just added this in above:

the reason for the limp? no one is really sure; no fractures, no abnormal blood results, probably a bruised ankle or just a random no walking/limping episode that is apparently common with toddlers. . .

chip tells that drowning kittens story all the time. i need to get my facts strait and then i will share the sad tale at some point. man is it tragic. . .

April 9, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterkatie

I love the comment from Heatherann "you will wonder what you did without him." so sweet and fun to think about.
I love Ruth!! I wish she would wake me up with those faces!

April 9, 2008 | Unregistered Commenteralysha

Whenever I see photo's like this on your blog I think we really need to get our girls together to play. They seem to have a similar zest for life and ability to crack anyone and everyone up in two words or less. It would be a big goofy funfest! Are you up for it?

April 11, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

Far out - you just hit my buttons with your comment about the "free spirits" and 2 is busy enough...that's me! Trying to also imagine a third...kind of freaks me out a little but I so want to go there. Will be checking into your blog over the next few months to hear all your news & crazy experiences (I mean this in the most positive way :)

June 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterFiona

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