Thursday, July 28, 2011

While Daddy's away, Mommy and the Boys will play

Over the last week and a half, Kel was sent to Westminster for his new job training. While it was fun for him (big suite, quiet time, and no responsibilities aside from his classes) it was a little hard for me. Since we are down to one car at the moment, and obviously Kel needed to take it with him, the boys and I were stuck at home for the majority of the time. We did get a little break when my aunt let me borrow her car to go visit Nana in Bakersfield, but that's a whole post in and of itself.


So we stayed around the house for the most part. Played in the backyard, had relay races in the house, wrestling on Mommy's bed, coloring , play fights between Ronald McDonald and Wolverine (Ronald won), and any other game that the boys could think of. We took walks in the morning, with one leading us to the donut store, and just tried to enjoy ourselves while Kel was gone. Even if it meant doing a few things that we normally weren't allowed to do.


Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Bee Be Gone!

C was stung by a bee today. For the second time. I knew the minute I heard him crying as he was running inside for safety that he was stung. Within the hour, my poor baby was covered in red bumps and had a nice size "Red Dot" (as I've been calling it) on his thigh.

So we waited impatiently patiently for Dad to come home so that I could take C to the Urgent Care. Who knew that by showing the nurse and receptionist The Red Dot that it would land us in an isolation room? They had no clue what Red Dot could be so they wanted to err on the cautious side and keep us away from all of the other patients in case we were contagious. Ridiculous I know, but who am I to argue with protocol. So C and I sat outside and filled out the paper work and people watched. He is so funny when it comes to people watching. He'll point, shout gibberish, and then start heckling like he told the best joke. I try not to be embarrassed when some of the "watchee" stare at the "watcher" like he's lost his mind.

After they finally sterilized a room and took us back, C and I settled in for another long wait. Normally I'm fine with the wait, but C missed his afternoon nap and was already crabby. Add to the fact that he took his shoes off in the car and I wouldn't let him walk around barefoot in the doctor's office, C was not a happy camper. We were able to pass seventy five percent of the time in a relatively calm state. C entertained himself with the books on hand, playing with his cars, shouting at the posters, and using the patient bed as a slide. We also expanded his vocabulary to "lets go" and "get down" . Not bad for the hour and a half that we were there.

Dr. H was really nice. She took one look at Red Dot and declared that it was a mosquito bite (duh Mom) and said that all of the other red and white bumps were hives and he was having an allergic reaction to the bee sting. As this was his second time, she said that the next time will be worse and should consider getting an Epi Pen to keep on hand. This is the first allergy for either boy so it makes me a little nervous. I'll be calling his doctor in the morning to get that pen since we have a big bee problem in our backyard right now. After a dose of Benadryl, my twenty eight pounds, thirty three inch little Buggy went home and passed out.

To end on a good note, I had the doctor check his ears and she declared them to be perfect! So I'm going to assume that all of the waking up in the middle of the night that he's been doing is just due to teething. He does have at least four more teeth to grow...

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Our Weekend in Pictures (with a few words mixed in)

This weekend was nice and relaxing before Kel starts his new job tomorrow. We are so excited for the opportunity that has been given to him through Southern California Edison. Makes us less stressed for the day to day stuff and more hopeful for the future.

Friday night, D and I went to baby sit M&M. While he asked several times to go home, he did relatively well with the girls. Got a few grins out of each of them and sat on the counter to watch me feed them. He was a great big cousin and played with MG for a little while under the contraption that Poppy had built. D also enjoyed being able to see Poppy and Gigi for a few minutes, playing with Aunt R, and earning money from Aunt K and Uncle M for his job well done with his cousins.

Saturday was spent doing a whole lot of nothing. Kel and I mainly cleaned while the boys played so i don't have any pictures to share.

Today we spent awhile in the backyard. Between the sprinklers and the pool, the boys were pretty water logged. A quick trip to Wal-Mart, dinner, shower and then bed time and there went our weekend!

Can I just say how much I love C's perfectly round belly? 

This week, Kel will be leaving on Tuesday for training. Tomorrow we will find out the official schedule on how long he will be gone. While I'm sad he'll be gone, I'm looking forward to having a movie night or two with some of my friends. Hope everyone had a happy weekend!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Independence Day

The 4th of July was a week ago.

I know this.

But I wanted to write about it anyway. Even though we didn't do anything spectacular. Like go to a firework show that was at a nearby park (literally 1.5 miles away) like I did when I was pregnant with C. (I honestly don't remember what we did last year, probably what we did this year).

 (D was not a fan of fireworks that year) 

And I didn't dress the boys up in matching outfits like I did last year.

But it was a relaxing day at home after all of the running around we had done on Saturday and Sunday. Papa F stopped by with some fireworks for Kel (which he did not set off), the boys played in the backyard and around the house, and went to bed as usual. Maybe next year boys.

Kel and I decided to sit on the driveway to watch the fireworks. Never having photographed fireworks or read the manual to my camera, I thought by using the firework setting it would automatically give me the gorgeous shots you see in a magazine or on Disneyland's website. Nope. With a capital N (even if it wasn't at the beginning of a sentence.). The majority of my pictures turned out to be a bunch of squiggly lines that looked nothing like the awesome display of lights in the sky. Even the street lights weren't immune to the transformation. Ah, oh well. Hopefully by next year (or a certain special trip that I am hoping to plan for a certain someone's second birthday) I'll have my camera figured out so that I can take better pictures.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Slip 'N Slide

The Sunday prior to the 4th of July was spent at Aunt N and Uncle G's house. For the first time ever, C did this:

while D did this:

The entire time he was there.

Whether it was with Dad, Uncle G, Aunt N, or A, D spent a lot of time on the slip 'n slide. We eventually had to switch from dragging him down the plastic with his hands to dragging him with his feet so that we could give his poor wrist a break.

It was nice to get out of the house and enjoy good food and yummy drinks with friends. Or is it yummy food and good drinks?

As well as watch the boys play with a few of their favorite people.

C spent the majority of the time in the pool, attached to his dad's legs, or attached to my hip. He's going through a Stage 5 clingy phase where I can't be out of his line of sight without him going into panic mode.

Which isn't to say that he didn't have his own fun.

But I won't lie when I say that I was happy when Kel took the boys home and I was able to enjoy some kid-free, drink (or two) -in-hand, good-friend Mommy time (thanks Babe). It was a great night, capped off with s'mores and a drink.