Friday, December 31, 2010

End of a Good Year

Today marks the end of 2010, and what a year it has been! I have been putting together my blog book and reading through all of the memories and seeing all of the pictures throughout the year. How much my little baby is growing into a big boy! He has learned to walk, to talk, to laugh, to have so much fun. I have learned more patience than I ever thought possible. I grant that to the grace of God! I hope I am being the best mother I can be. I know that I am not perfect, but I strive to show my son how to act to others and how to grow up to be a nice boy. I can't wait to see what next year brings!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

You're special Chesley

That's what we tell him when he is being especially silly or especially bad! I can't believe how much someone not quite two years old can speak and understand, but then he can still have a major tamtrum when I won't let him have a piece of candy at bedtime or when I want to change his diaper. He just has no self control over his emotions. Let's hope it comes with time.

He is really enjoying his toys he got for Christmas.

The funniest thing is the trains. He will insist that me or Nathan "play choo-choo" with him. Then he gets mad when we touch any of the trains! Right now he is in time out for hitting me with a train. He got mad at me for telling him not to throw the trains across the roon. He is screaming "MOMMA!! HOLD YOU!" This afternoon is not looking pleasant.

He repeats everything we say. When he gabbers, I'll say, "What are you talking about?" And then he repeats, "What are you talking about Momma?" It is so funny! And this is cute too.
"Chesley, tell me about your birthday."
"I'm having a birthday!"
"How old are you gonna be?"
Sometimes, he'll take it a step further.
"What kind of cake are you gonna have?"
"EMO!" (Elmo)
And sometimes he'll show you a random number of fingers trying to imitate us doing two fingers.

I just can't believe how smart he is. I guess the badness just came along with the smartness. Oh well. He is special!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Chirstmas

Merry Christmas to everybody! I hope you are all enjoying the day with your friends and family.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Help Jessica bring her son home!

My heart has been touched by Jessica's desire to adopt Daniel. Please read more about her story at Let's all follow along with her and encourage her on this journey. She is a local mother with 4 children (one in heaven) that longs to bring home a special boy from across the world. If you can, please donate using the chip-in widget on my blog or go to her blog and use the one there. Every little bit counts towards bringing Daniel home. You could make this a Christmas present to someone who already has everything!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

At home

Yesterday and today me and Boo stayed home. I just have a yucky cold, but it sure does zap my energy away. I know I will probably feel better later today, but right now I just want to stay home. I don't get sick time for being off, but I'm sure we'll make things work out somehow. Boo has been very clingy and lovey and nurses a lot lately. Yesterday we watched movies and napped and nursed all day, like a newborn tiny baby. I do wonder if he does that because I work or if he would be just the same if I stayed home every day.

He had a really rough time the other night. I picked him up from school and he had been crying, not normal for him. That should have been my red flag. Then we went to Walmart. He was cranky the whole time. I held him and pushed the buggy and he cried most of the time. Then when it was time to get in his carseat, he would not. He screamed and cried, "Booby!! I hold you Momma!!" I held him for about 15 minutes, then tried again, same thing. I spanked him and finally got him in his seat after 15 more minutes. He screamed more. We drove through the parking lot, then he started vomiting from crying and sreaming. I wanted to have a nervous breakdown. I had to stop and clean him up. I was very close to calling someone to come and help me. Maybe I should have. But I cleaned him up, held him for a few minutes, then took 15 minutes of forcing him in the carseat. Then we got home and Nathan had to clean up the mess.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

I like to paint




This is what happens when Mommy is cooking and cleaning in the kitchen, and little boy is painting.
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Happy Thanksgiving!

Just a quick note to say Happy Thanksgiving. We all have so much to be thankful for today.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Riding on Airplanes




We took a scenic flight around our area on Friday. It was really amazing to see all of the familiar sights from a different view. We flew to the beach, down the coast, down the river, over where we work and where we live. Boo really enjoyed it too. He was a little scared on take off, but the rest of the time he was fine. He liked seeing the boats on the river most of all.
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Fun with the cousins




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Sunday, November 14, 2010

Mr. Clean

Friday night, Nathan gave Boo a bath while I cleaned the kitchen. Then I went up to take a bath by myself. We take a bath together sometimes, so when I got in the bathtub, Boo took off his shirt and kicked his leg over the tub and slid right in, shorts and diaper still on. So of course I let him sit in my bath. I guess a boy can't be too clean.

Boo is so fascinated with airplanes and helicopters. We are thinking of taking a scenic flight around the area. The local municipal airport has a service that is reasonable price. I think he would really like it.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


Chesley has really turned into a chatterbox, talking all the time. Most of the time he speaks clearly, but we do have those moments when he is really trying to tell me something that I can't understand. He loves any type of vehicle/truck/moving object. "I see airplane. I see helicopter. I see tractor. I see big truck." On College Street there is a rental place for tractors. Every day... We live fairly close to a couple of small airports, so we see airplanes a lot. We also live close to a hospital with a helicopter. Or it's, "Wanna see Mya. Wanna see Mimi. Wanna see Toto." and on down the list. It's fun to hear him learning to talk.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Hey Y'all

I took a break from the internet, tv, and mostly the radio last week. Our church asked us to have a media black-out. Not because all media is evil, but just to take a break and concentrate on other family and God. I didn't always understand why I couldn't watch one show or listen to the radio, but I did my best to follow the black-out. I did find that I got more house work done and spent more time praying and reading my bible.

We had a fun Halloween. Chesley loved the kids in costumes and candy, of course. It was so fun to watch him go up to kids in costumes and look at them, not quite understanding what they were. He wasn't scared though, just curious.

He has not been sleeping well, and last night was really bad. Maybe it was just the break from the routine, being away from home, too much fun, too much candy. Hopefully tonight we'll get back into the norm and he'll do better.

Oh and for the title of this post, in TX we say "y'all" a lot. And Chesley said it for the first time last night when we were saying goodbye to Nathan's family. I said, "Bye y'all" and Chesley said "Bye y'all". It was so cute. My little TX boy!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

House is for sale

Our house is officially listed on the market as of Wednesday. I am hopefull that we get some interest, but I haven't gotten any calls yet. I know that we are trying to do what we think is right for our family, to simplify our lives and reduce debt. But if we can't sell the house, then the best thing to do would be to stay in the house. Either way, we will be happy. So for now, we wait and keep the house as clean as possible.

Friday, October 22, 2010

What do you do?

What do you do when you are up at 6:30 am feeling crappy, you've already watched tv, eaten breakfast, drank your coffee, and wondering what to do? Well, you paint! Boo was feeling yucky the other day. We tried to make the best of it. This paint is from Crayola and comes in a tube. It washes up easily and even from clothes. Boo loves to paint.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Chesley Language

Chesley says so many words! And what I really love is when he has his own way of saying a word. I try to use the real word so that he will learn the word correctly, but it's so cute. So here is some Chesley language:

toothbrush - beepuh
dinosaur - beesuh
blanket (for night night) - nigh nigh
pacifier (paci) - poppy
coffee (which he loves to have in his milk) - toppee

Most words he actually says right though - shoes, shirt, pants, dog, cat. But all dogs names are Tobey (mom's dog). Big dogs, little dogs, stuffed dogs. I might have mentioned that before, but it is so funny. Especially with our two giant dogs. He will talk to one, calling her Tobey, then the same to the other.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Catching up

We have been so busy lately that I have fallen behind in blogging. Boo has been up to so many new things lately. He is really talking a lot, repeating, saying bigger words like "medicine" and putting words together, like "momma's coffee" "Chesley's coffee" "daddy's coffee". Daddy has been working a lot lately due to some problems at the refinery. Hopefully he will get to stay home today. He has also been working hard on getting the landscaping finished so we can list the house on the real estate market. We are so close! I spent 4 hours Friday cleaning out closets and organizing the house. It's still far from perfect, but I think it's good enough to list now. As soon as Nathan finishes the front flower beds, maybe today, I will take the pictures and make the listing. I'm still nervous about people coming in and out of our house, and I'm not sure how it will work out with actually living in the house and having a small child. But we will take it one day at a time. We are planning on using for a flat fee MLS listing. I just can't see having to pay 6% to agents. I hope we are doing the right thing. We are going to do a lock box for buyer's agents to use, but if someone wants to come without an agent, one of us will have to leave work. Sales in the price range we are going to be in seem kind of slow right now, but our house is unique and will be priced low for the amount of square footage.

A big problem we are having right now... BITING HITTING!!! Boo really doesn't understand why he can't always have his way. I mean he really doesn't understand. He just hits and bites whoever gets in his way. He can't control himself. I really hope and pray this eases off or he's going to get kicked out of daycare. And nobody will want to play with him. We have been spending a lot of time with the neighbors that have 6 kids, including 2 boys Chesley's age. He is so mean to them! He bit one of them yesterday. I felt so horrible. I try time out, but it doesn't seem to bother him. I try to reserve spanking for when absolutely necessary, because if I hit him, he hits me... So I feel at a loss for controlling my own child. I know that this is a difficult age. I'm sure we will survive. I do try my best.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

He looks so grown up!




I just can't believe how grown up he looks in these pictures. Now, of course, while we shot the pictures, he wasn't acting grown up, but he does look big!
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Sunday, September 26, 2010

The Right Words to Say

Yesterday I met an amazing woman. I was playing outside with Chesley, with him wearing only a diaper. He was playing in the dirt and water puddles. We wandered over to the park. A few minutes later, two women and a little boy came over. Great, I'm thinking, my kid in only a diaper. The older women, probably mid forties, asked me if Boo was a boy or girl, then how old he is. Then she said, "my son would have been that age." Oh, no. Would have been? He died shortly after his first birthday after a surgery. He had Trisomy 21, she said. He was born without a stomach, and in surgery they tried to recreate a stomach and esophagus, but made some mistakes that cost him his life. After this, I wasn't sure what to say. I asked her his name, and her eyes lit up when she told me "Carl Joseph" and described how he looked, red curly hair. Then as we watched Chesley play, she told me a little more about Carl, and I asked a few questions about what he liked to do. She told me he was very active and had just learned to sit up by himself around his birthday. She was teary-eyed but happy to talk about her son. She showed me some pictures and was very proud. How blessed I am to have a happy (mostly) healthy child. Every day with our children is truly a gift to be savored.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

No mama

These are Chesley's favorite words, as he is saying and screaming them right now and being mean. I am really trying to teach him to be nice. He just doesn't understand why he can't get his way, and he will bite and hit to get what he wants. Full temper tamtrums on the drop of a hat. Oh me! He is also talking much more than it seems like most his age are. He likes to assign possessions, like, mama's shoes, daddy's shoes, Chesley's shoes. He points to each of us, including himself and says our names. He is very particular about what he wears. Sometimes we go through the whole closet and he doesn't want to wear any of his shirts. Right now he is wearing Spider Man pajamas. His cough has been really bad still. Last night, about an hour after falling asleep, he started coughing and really could not catch a breath. He woke up and looked at me with complete panic in his eyes. Finally he got a breath and eventually could breath normally for a little while. So scary. Ok gotta go.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

I'm still here

I am home this week. We both took vacation to stay home and get some things done on the house. For me, mostly just taking care of Boo and running some errands. We are getting the house painted next week, for which we are excited and nervous. It's really a necessity to get the house listed on the real estate market. We can't afford to get the siding on the house refinished, $12,000. So we are having it scraped where paint is peeling and just painted over. It's killing us to know that we aren't doing what really needs to be done. But we just don't have $12,000. We really don't even have the $5,000 we are spending, but we have to do something here. Nathan is working on replacing a back door. Then we do some landscaping. Then we can list the house. Another scary thought. We are going to try to sell it ourselves. We could pocket some money on the deal if we don't have to pay an agent $12,000-$15,000 (6% of total). Or if no one wants to buy the house for our listed price, we have more room to negotiate on price.

Now the fun part. Boo had a really rough day yesterday. There were good moments, but he was really in a bad mood. He wanted to nurse all day. He fought me to not go to sleep. He hit me, tried to bite me, screamed in my face a lot. I really have a lot of patience. I just don't know why such a hard day. Right now I am up and the boys are sleeping. I hope he has a better day today.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Potty Learning

Oh man, this is going to be so hard! But I know it has to happen. Boo has shown interest when we go potty. And he wants to get on the big potty. So I broke out the little potty he got at my baby shower. And he loves sitting on it. He has peed on it 3 times, which is great. But he always wants to sit on it forever. And he doesn't want to put his diaper back on. So we will have to work on that. And... he doesn't understand that his teetee has to stay in the potty, so he pees on the floor! So let's hear any potty learning advice you've got. At this point, we're just going to see how it goes and let him lead the way. I'm not sure that he will understand to ask to go to the potty and not in his pants, but 3 times since last night is pretty good. And for some reason, he doesn't pee in his diaper sometimes through the night or a nap. So we'll see.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Daddy and ice cream





I can't believe I never went back and fixed the post with these pics. Well, here there are again.
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Saturday, August 21, 2010

A busy weekend

Whew. This weekend is going to be way busier than normal for us. Hopefully we can make it through without stress. Today we drive one hour to Lake Charles, LA for a birthday party and to see family for the day. Tomorrow, we go to Houston (2 hours) for a funeral. Nathan's friend's mom passed away sadly from a battle with cancer. And I worked yesterday to make up for Monday, so I'm not spending much time at home like normal. But I think today will be fun, and I think it's good for Nathan to be with his friend and provide support during a hard time.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Kicked out

Chesley got kicked out of daycare today with 3 times diarrehea. I guess that is the limit for one day. So I went and got him and took him home. He seems ok to me, but now he can't go to daycare tomorrow. My dad will be off to keep him, so that works out. Nathan's truck is broken down. Hopefully it won't be too hard to fix or too expensive. Boo is crying now because Nathan went outside without him. It's rainy. Poor Boo. Come see Momma.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Poor Boo

Is sick again. He coughed all night last night, like really all night long. Barely got any rest. Today he had moments of happiness and times of coughing and throwing up. But I'll do whatever it takes for this little guy.

Monday, August 9, 2010

If you're happy

Chesley new favorite song,

"If you're happy and you know it
If you're happy and you know it
If you're happy and you know it
Then your face will surely show it.
If you're happy and you know it

We try do "clap your hands" and sometimes we do "shout HURRAY!" but his favorite is "STOMP YOUR FEET!" He starts stomping one foot as soon as you start singing and stomps the whole time.

Friday, August 6, 2010

The Princess

This is too funny not to post. Here is Nathan trying to listen to music on the computer and hold Chesley. Mya is close by at Mom and Dad's house, so princess crowns are to be found.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010


Seems like depression and sadness are abounding in my blogs I read and in the lives of people I care about. One of the sufferers has bravely admitted her sad dark feelings and is seeking help. One of the sufferers attempted to end his life but was rescued and is recovering. I hope and pray that anyone suffering in silence will reach out for help. I have never suffered depression, so I can't understand what it feels like. I have felt low many times in my life, but never so low to want to end my life or not be able to function. I have suffered as a family member of someone with depression and a family problem with substance abuse. So I know how that kind of pain and betrayal feels. Please don't suffer in silence. Be brave. Step out and get help.

Monday, August 2, 2010

The sweetest words

I don't know that he really knows what he is saying, but it is still sweet to hear "I love you" from your child. It sounds more like "I uh ee you ee" and it is usually followed by much hugging and kissing. It makes it all worth it.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

I want more!

Chesley said his first sentence yesterday. He was in the bathtub. I turned off the water. I say "you want more water?" and he signs "more water." Then I say, "I want more!" and he said "I want more!" Great first sentence huh?

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Rain rain go away

Those of you who live in SE TX know that it was another rainy night last night, so no house showing. Today is rainy too. I know I should have more patience, but I was really hoping to find out one way or another what is going to happen. I would like to go see some houses Friday and Saturday if we think we need to move. Oh well, I know it will all work out somehow.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

What is going on

I'm not sure what is going on with our potential home buyers. They didn't call after visiting for over a week. Then yesterday, they called and want to come by the house again when it's not raining, which is hard to predict. They said yesterday that they wanted to come today, so of course I cleaned up the house, made the bed, all those things I normally don't do. It's sunny right now, but it's been raining here almost every day this month, so who knows what is going to happen. I would think that if they want to come over again that they must be pretty seriously interested. They have surely drived by the house in nice weather and seen the yucky condition of the outside of the house. No surprises really. So I'm a little bit on the edge of my chair waiting for a phone call from them. Then I'll still be on the edge waiting to see if they make us an offer. Then the paperwork, finding another house. All very exciting stuff! We are keeping a close eye of houses on the market in our area still and know which ones we want to see if we get an offer on our house. It's just hard to decide if we want another project house (one that needs remodeling) or one that is smaller but updated already. We'll look at both and see how we feel.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

A first time for everything

Boo said his first bad word last night. It's Nathan's fault, of course. I never say bad words... Well.. maybe every once in a while. Nathan was looking at something on the computer and kept saying, "DAMN!!" like "Wow!" Chesley said "DAYY". I told Nathan to stop saying bad words around him. We'll see how well that works out. Damn, not so bad. Other bad words I really don't want to hear my baby say.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

I really like...

Fudgesicles, watching Daddy work on his truck, sharing fudgsicles with Daddy.






We had some visitors yesterday evening, the we might want to buy your house kind of visitors. They had called Friday night while my phone sat in the car all night. I called them back yesterday, and they came to see the house. We did all the cleaning and picking up you can possibly do in 4 hours, and we got the house looking pretty good. They were very nice and really seemed to be in awe of the house. They asked us for our price, which was the same as what we said on the phone. They would ask a few questions that led to them being serious, and then they asked some questions that made me think they weren't serious. Then they said they needed to discuss what they were going to do. So it is definitely possible. It was raining like crazy, so they didn't get to look at the outside and garage very much. So they probably need to come back and see that. It was fun to hear about some history of the house and find out what the original floor plan was. The guy lived here with his parents and they had renters upstairs, which is neat. So we'll see!

Friday, July 16, 2010

I got flowers!

I walked in my office from a boring meeting on Tuesday and was surprised to see these!




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I knew I was getting something delivered, and I knew who it would be from. But this was really special. Remember the accident that I helped with about a month ago? The girl's mom works at this floral shop and sent me these flowers to thank me. Completely unnecessary, but very appreciated.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Little man

Boo had his 18 month visit at the dr yesterday. Funny that we were there last week with a very sick baby. But he is doing much better. He is only 22.5 lbs, 10% of boys his age, meaning that 90% of boys his age are bigger than him. But he has consistently been small, but growing. He has weeks when he eats tons, then weeks when he eats nothing. Dr said it's ok as long as he does eat food and does grow. His throat and ears looked good. He is saying some words, I estimated 10-15 which the dr was impressed with. Boo did the sign for more, which the dr was impressed with. And Boo said "doctor"! Impressive! We have been practicing that one. So of course I'm proud and think my child is a genious. Dr said that we don't have to do breathing treatments right now since Boo is not tolering them well (aka a major fit) since the cough seems to have subsided. I'll try to list Boo's words that I can think of.

Mya (MY)
banana (nana)
apple (ah-oh)

That is 18 if you count names and uh-oh and wow. Probably a few more... Can't think of any. And he doesn't say them all every day, more like whenever we come in contact with one of the items or people.

I have not heard from the guy who was interested in our house. I am not surprised I guess. Maybe I'll hold out a sliver of hope through the weekend since I know he has a business. So maybe we'll have to sell our house the hard way. First Nathan has to get better. He is still battling upset tummy since last week. He went to the dr and got some antibiotics. Dr thinks it is bacterial since it's not going away. Hope that makes him feel better.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Could it be true?

We had an interesting visitor yesterday at our house. He left a note saying, "Your house is my childhood home. If you ever want to sell, please call me." Hmmm... As you all know, we would love to sell our house. It would be especially nice to sell the house without having to really finish all of the work that needs to be done. Just to knock some money off of the price and get out. This guy is a contractor too, so he would probably rather do the work himself the way he wants it done. So I gave him a call and chatted. He was really nice! He said that before we moved in, the previous owners had an estate sale, so him and his wife got to walk through the house. His wife fell in love with the house. They really want to see it again and are interested in buying it. Of course I'm excited, but I'm realistic too. But even if they don't buy it, it will be fun to learn more about the house, some history, and what changes were made in the house when he lived in it. It will be fun to see his reaction to the parts of the house we changed for the better. So they are supposed to call and find a time to come by. If... they did buy it... it seems like all of my dreams would come true. Sounds corney I know, but to pay off our debt, stay at home with Boo, live simpler, smaller. It would be wonderful!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

R.I.P Sweet B

Last night our sweet cat B was killed by our neighbor's dog. We had her for 6 years. And I witnessed the cruel event. We were in bed, and I was not quite asleep around 10 pm when I hear all kinds of dog barking outside. Our dogs were upset about something. I looked out the windows until I saw what was going on. In the moonlight I could see a large dog tossing around a bright white small animal. A few seconds later I realize it is my neighbor's German Shepherd killing my cat. I woke Nathan to go out. I called the neighbor to get his dog. I had a tiny shred of hope it wasn't really her. I knew she was dead. I could see her laying in the grass, shining white, not moving. The whole time I saw the dog throwing her around, she was limp. Nathan made it out and put her away. I knew it was her when I saw him crouch down and put his head down. She wasn't torn up or bloody, so he probably killed her quickly. But she didn't deserve that. I know it's the way of animals, and our dogs would have done the same. But I'm sad.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Is relief in sight?

Boo tested positive for strep throat yesterday. I never knew strep throat could come with vomiting, but the dr says it does. We also got some nausea medicine and breathing treatment machine and medicine. I told the dr about the cough that won't go away. Sounds like they are sort of treating him for asthma without officially diagnosing him with it. I read up about asthma and it isn't always wheezing and shortness of breath. Chronic cough and coughing fits are symptoms too, and Boo has a lot of that. Sometimes when he gets mad, he coughs and can't breathe. A little scary. So we started the breathing treatments, and really, the timing of Boo enjoying cartoons is perfect. He can watch tv and do his treatment. For the most part, he sits still and holds the mask in front of him and breathes in the meds. I'm sure some days will be better and some will be worse. But I was surprised that he did well the first couple of times. I really hope this helps him feel better, sleep better, and be happier. He slept well last night except for one nasty cough attack that I really thought was going to turn into vomit, but it didn't. He is with dad now, and I am at work... And I better get back to work. Lots to do.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Icky Yuck

Poor Boo was throwing up last night, two times. In our bed of course. The first time he was coughing a lot, but the second time he was just sleeping. Now he is kind of zombie-like, but seems ok. He hasn't had a wet diaper since last night, so I will probably call the dr here shortly to see what they think I should do. He drank a little breastmilk and a little pedialite and is keeping that down ok, so hopefully he will be ok without having to get iv fluids. Bathtime at 3:30 am is fun.

He is just starting to actually watch tv. Just all of a sudden he took a real interest. We don't keep the tv on all the time, but I tried some cartoons and he sat on the floor and watched and rocked/danced and really liked it. So today for our sick day we will probably watch too much tv and be lazy.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Wearing Momma's Shoes is Fun



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Family time

We had a good time at mom's yesterday with friends and family celebrating mom's 49th birthday. The kids played, the food was eaten, the cake was yummy, and... the ants were biting Chesley. Him and Mya were playing in the yard, and Mya just said, "ants are on Chesley" as if she were saying, "the grass is green" but I know she didn't understand. It didn't take long for him to start crying and for me to run over and pick off ants and take his clothes off. But it was too late for about 10 ant bites on one hand and 10 on one leg. So we had fun overall minus the ants. I got to hold little Morgan. He is so precious and sweet and just grunts and looks at me and sleeps.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

A fun weekend

We had a really fun time this weekend, actually getting out and about. I've kept Chesley home a lot from being sick. And really, he is always sick, but he seemed to be a little better and happier, so we went out. We had fun at Tab's girls birthday party. Then we went to church Sunday and spent time with my brother and his kids. We even went to the splash park Sunday night. Chesley loved it, but I'm not crazy about the major tantrum he threw when I was putting him into the car to go and the major tantrum he threw when it was time to go home. It doesn't seem right to allow a child to act crazy and then do something fun. If I didn't already have him all dressed in his swim outfit, I might have stayed home. Plus I needed to drop off some books at the library too. But we might just not go next time he acts like that. Tomorrow is supposed to be red, white, and blue day at daycare. And I'm sure all the kids will be dressed super cute. We might just try and see what the closest thing to patriotic he has.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Little red bikini

So I went all out there and bought a super cute super expensive red bikini today at the mall. I first went to Old Navy and JC Penney trying to find a reasonable price suit. I bought one last summer, but I've lost a lot of weight since then, and the last time I was this size was a few years ago. I wanted something two piece, bikini style, not too skimpy, but not tankini either. Everywhere I looked it was either too teenager triangle top or too old fashioned. Of course Dillards had just what I was looking for at $50 for top and $50 for bottom. Ughghghghgh..... But it really is cute. Does that make two feet of fabric worth $100? I don't know, but I can't see myself wearing the other stuff I saw today, and with Chesley's short shopping attention span, I can't really shop all around town. Would Nathan kill me? Yes! Are you going to tell him? NOOOOOO!!! LOL I guess I'm taking that chance here aren't I? Well I didn't really buy much else, so I guess that should make it ok. I did buy Chesley a second swim suit and matching swim shirt for $15 at Old Navy. One good deal of the day.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Little owies

It seems that my child doesn't mind it when another child bites his arm. When I went to pick him up at daycare, the worker informed me that he was bitten and showed me the slight mark on his arm. She said that she saw another child biting his arm while he held out his arm and allowed the other child to bite him. I couldn't help but laugh. I guess it didn't hurt or he would have screamed or fought back. Strange child!

This morning I was getting ready and Boo was two feet away from me when I noticed things got too quiet. I turned around and he was standing in the bathtub playing with my razor. This was the first time he has climbed into the bathtub. And he didn't make any sound doing it. And it didn't bother him that his fingers were cut and bleeding. No major cuts though. I can't really put a bandaid on him and put him in his carseat because he will eat it. I guess I need to keep my razor up high where he can't get it. I usually do, but I slipped up this time.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Dr update

Boo went to the ear nose and throat dr yesterday and got a very good report. His tubes are in place in his ear and doing well. His hearing is much improved, and he got custom earplugs, which are wonderful. We were having a hard time with the earplugs I bought from Walmart. He would NOT leave them alone. He really doesn't even notice the custom earplugs, so we should actually be able to go swimming and go to the splash park. Boo has not been feeling well still. He is coughing a lot, so much that he threw up his dinner last night. Then he took a bath and went to bed at 7:00. I hope he starts feeling better soon. He really has been sick constantly. We may have to consider going back to a single person caregiver for him. I really like the convenience and the price of daycare, but I just can't handle him being sick all the time. And I do miss a lot of days of work with him being sick, so that really cancels out the convenience. I just can't imagine leaving my child to be alone with someone that I don't know.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

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