E-baby is getting better after her most recent illness, although my head is still packed with goop. Tomorrow I'm flying to Dallas, which hooray is only one flight, but boo is still flying with a headcold (ahem-- flu!! with head congestion!!).
This afternoon we came home and found a gaggle of kids 3-6 years old playing in the neighbor's yard, and e-baby joined right in like a champ. She rode the tricycle and the rocking horse, chased the kids on bikes, pet the dogs, squealed at the cat, pushed the wheelbarrow and the babydoll stroller, tried to stand on the scooter (tricky business, that one) and splashed in a puddle. It was great. The bigger kids were really gentle with her and shared their toys nicely, and her friend from across the street (a boy who is the oldest of the bunch) kept an eye out for her to make sure she was included the fun. We kept her out way past her dinnertime, and by the time she came inside, her great mood had given way to low blood sugar and for the next hour it was meltdown central. Somehow we managed to get a couple of bites of spaghetti into her mouth and she was OK after that, but still really clingy.
I'm looking forward to the trip to D and catching up with some old friends.
I just realized I haven't posted any pictures in ages. Soon. I'll get some up on Flickr soon.