Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Sunday, February 24, 2008
Gotta say....I'm SO SAD we don't live closer to family. This AM my brother and my other niece, Evelyn, picked the boys up and took them to the donut shop w/ my other brother. Later, Evelyn and I went to run errands (I've forgotten what it's like to shop w/ a two year old...exhausting but she's so adorable it was fun). Oh, and she talked Aunt Megan into buying her a book and Nerds (She didn't have to beg too much. I like spoiling her!) Owen went w/ my mom to Nicki's store and ran it for Nicki so she could get ready for the baptism. On our way to the baptism, Owen went over w/ my mom. On the way back, Owen rode w/ my dad and Emmett w/ my mom. The point....how nice it is to have a family network for the kids to hang out with! Eddie and I have had more time alone then we have had together in a really long time!The boys are LOVING playing w/ their cousins. In addition to Evelyn and Josephine, my mom's brother and wife were her with their kids, who are 6 and 4. I love being around everyone and the kids love it, too. Hopefully, someday, we'll be closer again.
Friday, February 22, 2008
Monday, February 18, 2008
This video is from yesterday. Emmett was literally dancing his pants off.
Sunday, February 17, 2008
Saturday, February 16, 2008
Friday, February 15, 2008
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Sorry about the delay in posting, our house is a sick ward. Owen came down w/ a fever of 102 on Tuesday night and it's been downhill since then. He has an ear infection and last night we spent a good portion of the middle of the night sitting outside (a combo of croup and asthma going on...). We debated about an emergency run to the ER after 3 middle of the night breathing treatments, but he finally settled down. Poor kid! He missed the big Valentine's party at school and the 100 day of school celebration yesterday. Henry has a slight runny nose and cough, as do I. Hopefully, we don't get worse. And, Emmett is starting to mope around, cough, and say he doesn't feel good. I'm praying he either doesn't get sick or gets sick now! Because, our trip home on Sunday will be delayed if he is sick. We can't be driving around if he has a fever. I don't want to be in the middle of nowhere if he has a seizure. Eddie has been working TONS to get ready for our trip. He's going to be out of the office for a month (week vacation and three weeks beer school), so he has a lot of work to do. But, I already got my Valentine's present. He got up w/ Owen in the middle of the night and did all the breathing treatments and one outside trip. I was able to sleep (kind of....). What a wonderful gift!
Monday, February 11, 2008
Saturday, February 9, 2008
Part two: Went for Emmett's teacher conference on Friday and they told me that cognitively he was ready for kindergarten, but socially he was not. So, I guess we're making a good decision about not sending him next year. They also said we really needed to help him build self confidence and I should push him to separate from me a little more :(. Em has been talking about playing soccer for a while now and we tried it about a year ago. He got to the field and couldn't do it. After the conference I called the sports center and signed him up for a team. Saturday he would have his first practice and game. He was super excited. Eddie took him to buy his own soccer ball and shin guards Friday night. (We have 13 balls at our house, but they are all Owen's...God forbid, Emmett use one of those!) Saturday we get to the soccer field and Em flips. I can't do it...I can't do it.....But, we pushed. Pep talk. Pep talk. Pep talk. And, Finally...SUCCESS!!!! He stayed on the field and participated for both practice and the game! And, he's excited about next week. YEAH! Of course, as I've mentioned before this means we will spend 5+ hours at the soccer center every week.
Friday, February 8, 2008
Thursday, February 7, 2008
Henry got his first vaccines today, a total of 4 shots. He didn't make a peep for the first two, but he was not happy that she continued and screamed through the third and fourth. He weighed 13-2 today, which is super impressive because that means he has gained almost a pound in a week. I caught this photo of the boys and love it. Henry was laying on the ground just looking around and Owen went over to lay next to him while he watched TV. Owen is usually pretty uninterested in him, so I love that I caught him doing it. Every so often he would talk and smile at him and then go back to watching his show.
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
So...you've heard that Henry is a good sleeper? Well, I just read that babies his age sleep on average 15 hours a day. For fun (this IS fun, isn't it?) I wrote down every moment yesterday Henry was awake or asleep. And....he slept 17 hours and 15 minutes! (including 8 hours and 45 minutes last night) Way above average! YAHOO! It's great having a baby who sleeps so much :)
Toni...that's his silky under his head in this photo.
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
Owen got his report card today, and it's reassuring to know that he's not as rotten at school as he has been at home. Have I mentioned that he's been rotten lately? Oh...the stories. I'll write more about that later. Anyway, he got the highest score possible on everything except "using punctuation and using capitalization" . He got a "still developing" for those. And, he got a 98% on the 1-2 reading test and 97% on the mid-year math test. Smarty pants!
Work went well. YEAH! My patient was an uncomplicated, full term pregnant gal (HIV neg, no history of drug use or STD's, MARRIED even w/ insurance.....all a rarity these days). And, it wasn't super busy, so I even had a chance to pump twice! It was a nice way to ease back into things. My babysitter for the boys had a sick kiddo so Eddie came home to stay w/ the boys at 2 pm. I was looking forward to him doing the whole dinner, homework, bedtime, bath thing by himself because I've been telling him that it can be difficult for one. Henry is sometimes fussy around that time.....But, lo and behold, he said it was a piece of cake and they had a great time together. Bummer for me because he's going to work late all week (sigh) and I'm not sure he's going to take my complaining seriously now....
Anyway, the only problem for me is this little cherub in the picture. I got home and in bed at 1215 AM and he was up at 115 and 545 to eat! UGH! It's vital that he sleep through the night when I work. Doesn't he know that?