"I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you." John 14:18

Friday, July 31, 2009

Mr. Smiles

Monday, July 27, 2009

April Showers bring.....

....May flowers????

Wait...it's July. 73 degrees???

Friday, July 24, 2009

Surgery Day

The big day has arrived. Time to fix that outy belly button. We woke up bright and early and arrived at the Pediatric Surgery Center at 6:30. Thanks to Aunt Rachel for staying home with Elliot and Clayton (who has had fever for five days). Oliver knew he was getting his belly button fixed, but not really sure what that entailed. The Surgery Center was awesome. They had a DVD player in each room and he picked out a movie and a toy to play with while we waited. Gigi brought him a baby to take with him to surgery. He has loved playing with babies at MDO and at Gigi's house and was so upset that he wasn't going to MDO to hold babies today. He loved his new baby! He said he was going to name him Dr. Hermann (after the surgeon). So funny!!

Watching Dora.
Before he went off to surgery, they gave him some "silly juice". It just started taking effect when the came to take him off. He started giggling and had the hiccups. I wish we could've seen a little bit more of this silly side. They came to get us after about 45 minutes. He had a horrible time coming out of the anesthesia. It completely broke my heart. It is so hard when there is nothing you can do to console your children. He said he was hurting, and was really bothered by the IV in his hand and the pulse ox on his foot. Once they got him some pain meds and removed all of the other stuff, he seemed much better. We were out of there by 9 am.
I thought he would sleep the whole way home, but not this boy! He watched "Alvin and the Chipmunks" the whole way.
Then, I thought he would fall asleep on the couch when we got home, but he was too busy feeding his baby.

Then, he had some painting and coloring to do. Thanks to Mimi and Gongi for this really neat wonderpets book.
Then, he enjoyed about 10 chocolate chip cookies. This boy LOVES some chocolate. Thanks Aunt Rachel!!
After the cookies, he requested bunny and pterodactyl sandwhiches. He ate it all.
Around 2 pm, I took Clayton to the pedi for the second time this week and called Joel on the way home to see if Oliver had crashed. NOPE!! He was up playing on the computer. He had two doses of Tylenol with codeine, post-op with anesthesia, and acting as if nothing ever happened. CRAZY!! Finally, around 5:30 pm, he climbed up on the couch and crashed.
Sweet baby!!
We are still anxious to see the new belly button. The bandage comes off on Sunday, but it will still be covered in steri-strips, so hopefully by the end of next week we will see it. I can't wait.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Precious Pics

My friend Lilla took pictures of the boys when Elliot was three weeks old. She did such a great job. It was nice because she has a studio in her house. The older two were not very cooperative, but we were able to get a few good shots. They are more candid shot kids.

How we spend our days...

We started last week off with Oliver having 104 degree temperature. We started this week off with Clayton having 104.3 temperature. So, we have spent the last two weeks indoors. All fun plans have been canceled and we have only left the house a handful of times. So, what have we been doing?
We have had several fever induced naps. My boys don't nap unless it is forced upon them.
You know it is bad when Clayton asks if he can lay down.
We have watched many, many, many movies. We have finished up sticker books, started on a math workbook for Clayton, played with puzzles....etc. We have gone through a whole lot of tylenol and motrin.
Plus, we spent a lot of time yawning in a super cute way.
And, really learning how to coo and smile.
I am on the verge of going crazy, but I can say that I have completely finished and put away all laundry. That is a huge accomplishment!!
The fever needs to go away. This momma is BEAT! Luckily we are going on vacation in 12 days!!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

A Cold Front??

It felt so good outside this morning. What a relief from the heat! There was even a little breeze. We had to take advantage of it before the heat came back, so the boys loaded up on their bikes and off we went.

Checking out the ducks.
Elliot is enjoying his ride.
Sweet baby hands and feet.Chillin' at the park.
Making a house for a bug Clayton found.
Heading home.
"This ride wore me out!!"

Fever Blues

Oliver had fever all week. It was not fun! We were trapped in our house for four solid days. I cannot begin to explain how LONG these four days were. On Tuesday, I could not take it any longer, so we ventured out to Target to get some new play-doh. This ended up being an entire days worth of entertainment. They loved it!

I bought a super cute play-doh ice cream factory. We made soft serve,
mini oreos,
strawberry sherbert with sprinkles,
and much, much more...including a GIANT mess! I didn't mind much because there was no fighting and they had a great time.
After play-doh, we decided to venture out for some real ice cream.

Elliot dreaming of ice cream.
I am so thankful for a fever-free house. A much better place to be.