Friday, January 27, 2012
A few months ago I took the safety gate down from around the bottom of the ladder to the loft. Baby B didn't show much interest in climbing and J is an amazing climber, so I wasn't too worried. Yesterday I heard someone shaking the gate/door to the loft- and I was surprised to see my baby happily standing on the top rung of the ladder, giggling and shaking away at the gate. I did not go to find the camera, I bolted up that ladder in .12 seconds flat and I opened the gate and let the poor little silly baby in. He played happily for quite a long time, eventually wanting to come back down. I spent much of the rest of the day with an eye on that little guy, climbing the ladder after him, fearing that he would get the urge to jump (why do I fear that, J never jumped). When Ken got home little B showed off his new skill for Daddy- and I made sure Daddy got a picture.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
So I attended my first Premier Designs Rally. It was in Ontario California. Alecia and I were going to drive down (because flights into Ontario cost $350+ and gas would cost $240- or $120 each) But a week or so before Ken's coworker let us know about a Sale that Jet Blue was running. We were able to get round trip tickets into Long Beach for $119.60! But Long Beach is 45 miles away from Ontario- so we rented an economy car......What, they were out of economy cars......check out our ride! A Cherry Red Mustang!
Last Thursday we took our little B to Primary Children's Hospital to have his second surgery. He had tubes put in and his adenoids taken out last April. This trip he underwent a MAGPI Hypospadias Repair, similar to the surgery his older brother had in January of 2009. J's surgery taught me to get really anxious whenever anyone goes near my children with knives.......so, on Thursday, even though B had done fine during and after his first surgery, I was ANXIOUS. I was probably the only one, I mean check this kid out- does he look scared? No!
Little B was eventually declared well enough for surgery by a PA, but since he had croup in the middle of December, about 4 weeks prior to the surgery, we were told that the Anesthesiologist would have the final call as to whether or not they would proceed with the surgery. There were some huge delays in the OR that day and so we waited almost 2 more hours before talking to the Anesthesiologist.
During our wait, B put on a fashion show.....
The Surgery went very well. Our little B is quite the trooper. They let me go back into the first post anesthesia area and as I entered I heard my baby screaming "MAAAAAAMA! MAAAAAMA!" a very kind male nurse was attempting to calm him down, but B wanted nothing to do with him. I grabbed my baby and within seconds he had stopped screaming. This was very special to me, because- I must admit- B loves Ken, he loves me too, but I am his second choice if Ken is around. So the fact that he was calling for me, and that he calmed so quickly made my heart melt that much more. About 30 minutes later they brought Ken into the Post Anesthesia area and as soon as he saw his Daddy, B reached out for him. (So you see, I am still second choice, but I'm okay with that). Our little Trooper B recovered very quickly, he was drinking (and keeping it down) way before they expected him too, and he was moving and shaking and dancing and playing....well, maybe not dancing.....but they released him much earlier than expected. This was a complete, 180 degree, different experience from what we had with J. J couldn't keep his oxygen up, he threw up every time we attempted to get him to drink. We were there for a few extra hours. Because of J, Ken and I bring extra clothes. Extra clothes are evidently not needed with B.
Here's our happy little camper as he was released from the hospital.
Well, We woke up, ate a nummy nummy breakfast (Peach French Toast, just thinking about it makes me want more!) got dressed in our finest and went to Church! It was a wonderful meeting, I LOVE Christmas! But since I wanted Christmas to be about Christ and not about the presents I decided that I would put the tree- and thus the gifts-downstairs this year.
When we got home, I changed my clothes and we went downstairs to find THIS!
Jared discovered his father's secret chair....unfortunately it is missing a piece and won't stay inflated....so sad! (yet I keep forgetting to throw it away.)
sometimes these boys just HAVE to be on my lap.
Someone destroyed some Styrofoam....that stuff is hard to clean up.
"And here's a picture of my feet"
"And my brother's foot"
"Oh, and Mom figured out I have the camera....I'll take a picture of her too"
So Utah has the Greatest Snow on EARTH.....or so we're told.
I've never skied before, but I figure it must be good skiing snow....because it's not necessarily the best snow for Snowman making.
Well, you may have noticed, I've been a teeny bit of a slacker when it's come to blogging. To make up for this mistake, I will now present you with some of my favorite moments from the first few weeks of January (I need to find the Christmas pictures. So Christmas will have to wait, for now)
He's my Helper- he sometimes sits on the door of the dishwasher (he gets shewed off quickly - and I only took pictures this one time) and he knows EXACTLY where the silverware goes!
He gets rewarded with Chocolate Chip Cookies too.
I went out of town for a couple of days and when I returned there was photographic proof that our children had been fed!
There was also proof that our youngest, is in fact........A Vampire! A very cute one at that.
We had a little visitor- She is Practically Perfect in every way! So sweet, talking in complete sentences "This is a Toilet!" (or was it potty...can't remember, but I was amazed at how verbal little girls are) And she also does silly little things that keep her from being taken right back to heaven- like putting potty's on her head (don't worry- it's clean)
Wearing Underwear hats and talking on Shoe phones.
Her cousin J couldn't help but follow her example.
Here's something I talked about on facebook- If you don't know where your long stay lipstick is.....just wait until "Quiet Time" and your almost 4 year old will quietly play with it. ALSO, I learned how to get long lasting lipstick off very easily- Eye Makeup Remover!
And here is where they were all being Monkeys and Jumping on the bed. It was 10 good minutes of fun, and I didn't even have to call the doctor when it was over.