Thursday, May 22, 2008

Wednesday, May 21st, 2008

It was a very windy day today. In the evenings before my bath, my parents like to take me out front and let me sit on the grass and watch the world around me. I like the birds and the cars the most. My hair was blowing wildly in the wind tonight but it didn't bother me at all.
Inside, we had a family turn taking activity. First Daddy would bang on something then Mommy would and then it was my turn. I am getting very good at listening and then taking my turn. Maybe we should start the Smith family band!
By the way, that isn't a new beauty mark on my cheek. A few days ago my parents put silver nitrate on some granulation tissue at my trach site. It turns the skin gray and then eventually kills it. Sometimes, the residue from the nitrate migrates (although my parents have never figured out how exactly) and I got a little on my cheek and a little on my chin. Daddy says all the prettiest girls have beauty marks so I should live it up.
Daddy likes to sing to me made up songs. My favorite is sung to the tune of "I love rock and roll, put another dime in the jukebox baby" but my Daddy's words are "I love P Nicole, even with no chin she's still my baby". My parents try to keep things light, after all if you can't find humor in some of this it could get very stressful!
Peyton Nicole Smith

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like you're getting down the sharing and turn taking early in life! Hope you're going to be able to teach your cousin Jackson something about sharing, as without any brothers/sisters around, he's going to think everything's his! At least he has Bailey for competition, she's willing to share his toys.

    Glad that you're starting to spend time outside, it's great for you to see the world go by! Can't wait to have the surgery over with so we can look forward to your first birthday and having the family together.

    Have a great Memorial weekend!

    Love you!

    Aunt Kristin