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This blog is a series of anecdotes from our life after losing our first child, a stillborn daughter, then going on to birth the two other lights of our lives!

Bear is 6: serious, organized, my cruise director and my time keeper.

The Comedian is 4: She is pure comedy always doing something unintentionaly funny that I attempt to put into words.

Enjoy our stories, conversations, and delights as we embrace the lives of our second and third daughters without ever negating our first.

Children's Widsom - Quote of the week...

Children's Widsom - Quote of the week...
"I Wish Emma Was Alive Because I Would Tell Her Where The Bathroom Is"

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Show and Tell: Applesauce and Ambulances


We picked two bushels of apples. I truly wish I had that picture to show you. The girls, high on the shoulders of a man that is not their father. This, in-and-of-itself, is a fact of significance.

But what strikes me as even more amazing is that Bear, a child infamous for liking the idea of something then realizing that the experience is far less entising than the picture she formed in her head, stuck with us, for the whole process of making applesauce.

It got hard, but she hung in, taking delight in the apron wrapped around her tiny waist and the pen she sported because, "it's what mom used to do for work and I like doing things just with you."


Preschools have a curriculum that includes educating our littles about Community Helpers. Usually this includes the firemen in full gear, demonstrating how they keep us safe even while they keep their own bodies protected from the fire. It is also meant to calm the kids who think they look 'a bit scary'.

Today, the firemen visited Comedian's school along with an ambulance squad.

Same concept. Different community helpers.

When I picked her up she presented me not with a representative coloring book, or a "I'm a friend of a firefighter" sticker, but an official looking paper.

"Ah, you need to sign this" her teacher said, a sheepish smile playing on her face. "Comedian fell when she was on the ambulance and got quite a scrape. She's fine. She was so brave, but we need you to sign that we recorded the incident."

The irony was not lost on me. Even so, my smirk became a full out laugh when I saw the line that asked, "Was an ambulance called for this injury?".

Ah - no, seeing as she was already on the ambulance when the 'injury occured'. Leave it to my little Comedian.

So, there you have it: Applesauce and Ambulances.

What are you showing and telling today?


Rachel said...

That was simply a cute post!

Martha said...

Your girls are the ABSOLUTE Adorablest, EVER!!

Lollipop Goldstein said...

Not only very cute (well, the stories and applesauce--not so much the scrape), but delicious. How do you store the applesauce for the rest of the year? Does it need to be refrigerated?

Anonymous said...

Bear is too cute in that apron.

And I have a feeling that the story about the ambulance injury will be sticking around for many years to come. :)

Anonymous said...

Aw! Well, I hope she had fun on the ambulance despite the fall.

Kristin said...

Bear looks adorable in that apron and I love the story of the Comedian's ambulance mishap.

areyoukiddingme said...

Applesauce and ambulances indeed! Great stories...

Once A Mother said...

adorable post. your little girl looks just like you now, and so very proud in her apron. I love the irony of your second story, too funny.

Delenn said...

Ahh...I remember making applesauce with my mother. I can almost smell it now! I like how they have ambulances and fire trucks come to the schools...it does help the kids understand that they are not scary things.

Your kids are adorable!

Lynn said...

Very cute indeed! Glad Bear had a good time making applesauce and I hope the Comedian's scrape isn't too painful!

WiseGuy said...

It really is amazing to see children's personalities show through!

Lavender Luz said...

Have I told you before that The Bear glows? Everytime I see her, I think this.

So glad the Comedian didn't have to RIDE in the ambulance.