Friday, August 29, 2008

Forever...

I am pretty sure that today is the longest day ever! Usually when I feel like this it is because I am looking forward to something that night or the next day. However, I have nothing that should be prompting me to feel this way. At 2:15 I looked at the clock...and I am pretty sure every minute or 2 since then also. I can not make time go quick enough! Maybe it is just the thought of the long weekend, getting home to play with my baby, being anywhere but work...I don't know. It would be a different story if we were super busy today...but we are not. Too many people on vacation I guess. Or...if there was something useful I could be doing with my time. Unfortunately, there is only so much I can do when I am stuck at work. Guess I will just have to tough it out for the next hour :(
I did however find this video on my phone from a few months ago that made me laugh. So...I thought I would share. Enjoy!


video

“We all have our time machines. Some take us back, they're called memories. Some take us forward, they're called dreams." ~ Jeremy Irons

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Tubes...

So, it's official. After 4 ear infections, the doctor referred us to an ENT. Last week when we saw the doctor, he said Chris' ears had no fluid in them and looked great :) That being said, he felt like the ENT would probably want to wait for the tubes. Yesterday we saw the ENT who said usually they wait til 5 or 6 ear infections. However, Chris had fluid in his ear...which was not there 5 days ago :( So...September 24th it is! They say the surgery only takes 15 minutes (7 of them are putting the child to sleep). I am a little concerned though, as they said the surgery will be mid-morning and he can't eat 6 hours before. As we have had him on a very strict schedule since birth...I am afraid he is not going to be a happy camper. How do you explain to a baby that they can't eat?!?!
After the ENT saw him, he had Chris go get a hearing test. It was really neat to see him react to the noises he was hearing. Even neater was seeing how they actually test babies! Seems like it would be really hard. Chris did good for the most part...but after about 5 minutes he was no longer interested and quit playing their game.
During our waits, Chris had a great time playing in the waiting rooms with all the other kids.

Miracles rest not so much upon healing power coming suddenly near us from afar, but upon our perceptions being made finer, so that for the moment our eyes can see and our ears can hear what has been there around us always. ~ Willa Cather

Monday, August 25, 2008

A Little Trip...

Yesterday we decided to take a little road trip to Jeffersonville to check out some of the outlet malls. Although the drive was only about an hour and 20 minutes, it was the longest time Christopher has ever been in the car and I was assuming he would just sleep most of the way. However, something I have learned since being a mom, is that you should NEVER assuming anything when it comes to your child :) He did not really nap either way. Luckily though, he decided to make the best of it...and talked and laughed the whole way there and most of the way back.

All in all, it was a good day (minus the rain we hit on the way back where I could not even see the car in front of me). We all had fun...and got some good deals!

You can't deny laughter; when it comes, it plops down in your favorite chair and stays as long as it wants. ~ Stephen King

Monday, August 18, 2008

Where a Kid can be a Kid...



Saturday we were out with Becky and her kids and she decided she wanted to take them to Chuck-E-Cheese as a treat, since Evan will start Kindergarten this week. Chris and I tagged along, although I knew there would not be too much there for him to do. However, we had a really good time and Chris got to ride a few rides :)


PS - Molly...this is the closest to My Buddy outfits we have :)

Making the decision to have a child - it's momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking outside your body. -Elizabeth Stone

Friday, August 15, 2008

My Buddy and Me...

Last night we were joking about how where ever we go...Chris is right there with us anymore. If I head to the computer room...he is right there...Danny goes to the kitchen...and he is there...the bathroom...again, right there. Which prompted me to sing the song from the My Buddy commercials. Also, prompting me to think how much Chris resembles My Buddy :)


My Buddy, My Buddy...where ever I go, he's going to go. My Buddy, My Buddy...My Buddy and me!

Picture Perfect...almost...

I realized the other night, we have a ton of pictures of Danny and Christopher, but like 2 with me. Problem is...I am always the one taking all the pictures. So, I decided to try to take one of the 2 of us last night. Much like you do with your friends when you have nothing else to take pictures of :) After about 100 attempts...I got this (which is ok...but not great by far...lol):


Oh well...I will take it!

It's not easy being a mother. If it were easy, fathers would do it. ~From the television show The Golden Girls

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Walking on Sunshine...

Over the past few weeks...Chris has been bursting with personality. It is so fun to watch him grow and learn new skills. He is waving every time he hears the words "hi" and "bye" (and sometimes...as a bonus...he will actually say them)...he is noticing everything in his surroundings...and this weekend, actually started taking a few steps! In no time at all he will be walking all around the place!



Happy is the man who has acquired the love of walking for its own sake! ~ W.J. Holland

Monday, August 4, 2008

All Play and No Work...

After a not so good day Saturday (as someone decided to throw a rock through our window for fun), we needed something fun to do Sunday to make up for it! So, Sunday, we decided to take Chris to the Children's Museum. Wasn't sure if there would be a lot for him to do...but we just needed to get out...and as it was going to be hot, we decided something inside would be perfect!

Turns out...we all had a blast!!!! So much so, that we are buying a pass there.

He loved crawling through the tunnel and the cave...


doing some grocery shopping...



playing peek-a-boo with himself...


sailing a boat...

and playing in the sand.


At the end of the day...everyone was exhausted!


"Be yourself, be pleasant, play hard and have no regrets." ~ Jimmy Buffett

Friday, August 1, 2008

So Fresh and So Clean...

Since Chris got teeth sooooo early (a little less then 3 months old), I decided brushing them was probably very important to start as young as we could.
When he was a little baby, we used one of these:




Which worked out nicely, until 2 teeth became...4...then 6...and now 10. As soon as we would stick our finger with the brush in his mouth, his jaw clenched and you would just have to pray that when he decided to release, your finger tip was still attached!
About 2 months ago, I found a toothbrush just his size, that seemed a much better idea! From the second we started using this...Chris picked right up on the idea. He would open his mouth and let me or Danny clean his teeth.
Last week though, Chris decided that at almost 10 months, he was way to grown to let us brush his teeth. He grabbed the brush from me and I watched as I thought he was going to shove it down his throat and gag. However, as soon as he stuck it in his mouth, he started moving it all around trying to bush his pearly whites :) With a little assist from me...he got the job done!




“The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.” ~ Denis Waitley

Secret Passage...



Chris was hanging out by the side of the couch the other day, grinning from ear-to-ear. I was not exactly sure what was making him so happy...but love seeing him smile, so could not skip an oppertunity to take such a good picture!

However, about 30 seconds later when I turned my back...I discovered what was bringing that wonderful smile to his face! He found his own little secret passage way!


After he went to bed last night...I found several toys...his blanket and his cup of water all hidden back there :)


“The secret to humor is surprise.” ~ Aristotle