Monday, January 30, 2006

Yeah Miss Thing!

This weekend was particularly fun for Miss Thing (and for those that are into her cuteness). She figured out how to flip from her back to her front and get out a good belly laugh when being tickled. She continues to light up everything.

Tummy Ache?

This morning on the way to school Super Son complained of a tummy ache. I did the usual diagnostics...Does it hurt if I touch it? (yes) Do you have to go poop? (no) Did you eat too much breakfast? (nope again)...with no other outward symptoms I dropped him off at school with a kiss and a mention to his teacher to call if he started feeling worse, but I couldn't find anything wrong with him.. She suggested maybe he has a nervous stomach and was upset about something. Reasonable theory, but strange that it would have popped up so recently. I called Eddie to mention it and recalled that he had complained of the same thing once or twice over the weekend. Eddie recounted some very similar conversations and I began to worry even more about my little man and his digestive health. I began to recount his various BM's (yes that would be poop analysis on a Monday morning) and consider if he might be constipated, eaten some kind of foreign object and when I would need to take him to the doctor with the evidence I had compiled. Then Eddie reminded me..."The other morning he was doing the ab roller wheel wasn't he?" I guess that could cause one kind of a tummy ache. Super Son has had his first bout of over workout regret.

Saturday, January 28, 2006

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Eyes are everywhere

On the way to school this morning...

Super Son: Mom, I don't want to eat my banana. It's old.
Mom: Super Son the banana is not old, but if you don't want to eat it then just hold on and I will throw it away when we get to school
Super Son: But it is squishy
Mom: Just hold on for a few minutes and I will take it from you
Super Son: I am going to throw it on the floor
Mom: You better not or you will go to time out
Whoosh Thump (sound of banana hitting the floor of the truck)
Mom: Super Son I am very disappointed that you threw your banana on the floor. You are going to have to go to time out when we get to school.
Super Son: I didn't throw it... it jumped.
Mom (Laughing): No It did not. I saw you in the mirror and you threw it.
Super Son: You need a new truck with not so many mirrors

Monday, January 23, 2006

Even More Good News

I heard from Uncle G over the weekend and am glad to hear that he will be back from Afghanistan in a month or so. Time to get busy planning Miss Thing's baptism and maybe a combo housewarming (go Hero Husband go!)

Can't wait to see you G!

Miss Thing had her 4 month shots today. She is in the 50th percentile on height and weight and 25th on head circumference. How cute...she has her daddy's little noggin. Super Son decided he wanted to come with us to the check up and constructed an earache story to ensure the chance. Dr. Brown was kind enough to confirm that his ears are all cleared up **great news** and he got a toy for Miss Thing getting her shots. I am not sure how fair that is, but I have no doubt that she will get her fair share of licks in down the road.

The house is still plugging right along. We almost made it to "dried in" status before it rained over the weekend, but no damage done. You can really walk around and feel how everything is coming together and I am loving it. We have decided to install a wood burning stove and have found a location that doesn't cause too much confusion elsewhere. My sweet friend Dawn (interior designer extraordinare) had been so kind as to take me to some great supply places and help to choose some of the finishes. My "matchy matchy" nerves have been calmed and I am really excited about the way it will all look together.

Monday, January 16, 2006

Big Announcement

The news arrived today that Super Son and Miss Thing won't be the only little babies running around our family. #2 and her back cracker of a husband are expecting their own little bundle of joy! Congratulations you guys. We knew you could do it : ) I wonder if this will amplify the spoiling that occurs or if it will dissipate? I am looking forward to being an auntie! Can't wait to meet you little Bombino - I feel a nick name brewing already

Sunday, January 15, 2006

General Goings On

I am not sure exactly what I did to surprise Miss Thing on this particular trip somewhere, but apparently it worked. She has sucessfully completed 2 weeks at daycare. It has been much easier on her that it has been for me, although, I am happy to say we have all adjusted and I am still enjoying my daily drop ins to visit. It has been a few days since I last "forgot" that I was taking her to school and not to the office with me and had to change lanes at the last minute when I remembered. She is getting cuter by the day. Even the little bald spot on the back of her head is cute. Strangely enough she likes to have her diaper changed. I think it is because I am usually making a funny face at the interesting odors that come with the task, but then again it could just be that she gets a few tickles each time too. She is the ultimate laid back baby. I thought Super Son was easy, but man this girl goes to sleep on her own, rarely gets grumpy and has figured out that baths are fun. I hope that the trend stays on track until she is in her teens, but I dare say I am counting my chickens...

The house is coming along beautifully. We have had a few hiccups with the framers and Hero Husband is cracking heads as needed to keep everyone on task. We hope to have a roof and be dried in next week. If the schedule holds true we will be moving in around the first of May.

I went with Jayme last week to pick up her books for law school. That was hilarious. Just call me Shannon the sherpa. I can't imagine shopping for all that mess without a sherpa. She starts back next week for her last semester of law school. Woo hoo Go Jayme! Ross has started his clinical internship and is really enjoying it. It is great to see them both coming to such a great place both professionally and personally.

Baby is awake and I hate one handed typing...

Friday, January 13, 2006

Being There

On the way to school a few weeks ago:

Super Son: Mom, can we get that big box down today?
Mom: Super Son, I don't think I can do that by myself. We will probably have to wait for Daddy to get home and help.
Super Son: It's okay Mom, I'll be there for you.
Mom: Okay Super Son we'll try- Thanks for being there for me.
Super Son: It's alright.

Return of Health...well kind of

Finally everyone at my house is starting to feel better. We are all still congested, but no more fever, earaches, sleepless nights and vomiting and that is something to be truly grateful for.

Yesterday was #2's birthday and we all packed up to go to Mom & Dad's house for the big shindig. I cooked the mushrooms and managed to avoid poisoning anyone (always a good sign) and Grandma with her apprentice Super Son filled up 40 or so birdfeeders in the back yard. Hero Husband was drafted into service and was appointed the hanger of all birdfeeders. After the 20th one you could tell he was running out of room to hang them all and had to increase the level of creativity to get them all up in the trees.

It seems like all I have done lately with Super Son is battle over this 4 year old thing or that. After a wonderful meeting with my Wednesday girls I came away re-committed to keeping this from being such a battle and living up to my potential as his Mom. The last two days have been better and I am feeling refreshed instead of overwhelmed.

At Mom & Dad's last night they had some photos that were just developed. The rolls of film had been found lying around the house and no one knew how long they had been there. Many of them were duds, but I found this one in there.

It is from New Years Eve 2002. Sometimes he is so big and grown up it is hard to remember when he was just "my little guy". An appropriately timed reminder. Boy do I love him.

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Conversations with Super Son...The wisdom of a four year old

SS: Mom, Can I have a cookie?
Me: No Super Son, it is too close to bed time.
SS: But Mom, Cookies are so tasty.
Me: If you can come up with something that cute you get at least a bite.
SS: Yeah!

SS: Mom what are you doing?
Me: Eating a salad. What are you doing?
SS: Mom people don't eat leaves, caterpillars eat leaves.

Add an earache to the list

Hero Husband took Super Son to the doctor this morning and he has his first ear infection in 2 years. Last time we went down this path he had tubes put in and his adenoids taken out. Hopefully this will be an isolated incident. Here are my "incredible" kids.

Monday, January 09, 2006

Illness Abounds

It all began Thursday night around midnight. Princess Pickle woke up around midnight and Hero Husband went to check on her. He came back to bed griping that I had dressed her too warm. I changed her pjs and brought her to bed with us. She stayed warm the rest of the night and around 5 we took her temp. Baby girl has now had her first fever. With no outward symptoms other than the fever we gave her some Tylenol and called for an appointment. Then the cedar arrived. My eyes are so dry I want to scratch them with a wire brush and my nose/faucet has begun its annual drip fest. Princess Pickle saw the Doc and they did some blood work to rule out a bladder or urinary tract infection. All is good and she just needs a few days of TLC.

We made a quick trip out to the Perdanales River to visit some friends. We have been working for what seems like a month to find a time to get together and ask them to bee Miss Thing's God Parents. The food was great, company even better and they accepted. We are still waiting to find out when Uncle G will be home so we can have her baptized and everything is a go.

Once we got home everyone went to bed and after feeding Miss Thing around midnight Super Son woke us up with a very scary scream. He has caught the plague (or she caught it from him - you never can tell) and threw up in his bed and again all the way to the bathroom. 1 Sore throat, 2 runny noses, a cough and 3 days of fever later Hero Husband came home and said he was starting to feel wiped out and wondered if he was getting sick.

AARRRGGHHHH...I deserve a day at the spa after this is over.

Testing this sucker out

Okay. My little sister has a blog and in order to post on hers I had to create a log-in and therefore a blog of my own. Seems kind of an interesting way to keep those around me who are technologically interested up to date with the goings on in this little family of ours. We Shall See...