Monday, March 17, 2008


It's been awhile since I've posted an updated pic of Mason. We also have news from the school front... He will be doing all day every day at Challenger Elementary. I think that he'll be ok... me on the other hand... It's going to take some getting used to.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Just for fun

Colby at 13m

Mason at 13m

Good news?

After Mason being up a vast majority of the night last night, I opted to keep him out of school to visit the MD's. They gave us an appt with the RN that we LOVE. We found out that it's not strep! Yet. (They will culture the sample and get back to us if anything grows.) So, we're still left with a little boy and a sore throat. Or, if you ask him, he has a frog in his throat that he measures to be approximately 18". She's guessing that it's viral and we're to do tylenol/motrin for comfort. Which, might I add here, did not work last night for sleeping. On a positive note, his lungs still sound clear. I always worry when he gets a cough that it'll lead to nebulizers and steriods. Also, being the wonderful RN that she is, I was able to chat it up about Colby's sleeping habits while we waited for the rapid strep to come back. All in all, she has no other ideas than what we are doing. It is nice to hear though and ultimately she said to do what's good for the family. I love her and feel better after talking to a "professional". As good as it was to visit the MD's office, it really threw a wrench in our daily sleep for the little one. She feel asleep on the way home and I tried to lay her down to continue sleeping... yeah, not working all that well. I'm thinking that it will be a really early bedtime tonight.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Life updates

Colby: She has learned to go down stairs on her butt, though not consistently. Speaking such words as 'daddy', 'mama', 'beep' and 'hi'. As for signing, she's decided that she has no use for it and prefers the point and scream method. She attempts running and is into climbing things, though she's not real good at it. Afternoon naps have been more miss than hit lately. We're debating why. Is it just that we're inconsistent with the afternoon nap? Is she working her way from 2 to 1 naps per day? Is she too overtired to sleep? Are we putting her down at the wrong time? Darn questions of child raising. It's hard to figure out what the 'right' thing to do is.

Mason: He is reading more and more words. He's good at signs, but not up to books yet. We're also thinking that soon we'll give him his own website as he enjoys borrowing the camera and taking random picks. We especially like the self portraits with the time stamp of 3am. I'm thinking that he might be coming down with something. I'm really hoping it's not the flu. From the sounds of things it's going thru his preschool class. His voice sounds funny, little bit of a cough and there's the occasional complaint of a sore throat. At least there's no vomiting.

Parents: Kevin and I are about the same. I don't think that I'm going to make my HVA hours this quarter, we'll see if they fire me. I start back full time this week at UM and took 24hrs of PTO. I don't think that I planned that right. However, Laura is getting married on friday and I either needed the time off or to find a babysitter for two days. Much easier to take the time off. =) Also, I'm feeling a bit grumpy lately. I think that it's a mix of many things. We've decided to be irresponsible and use our 'extra' paycheck last month to buy some cabinets to redo our office area. Though things are looking good... it's taking FOREVER to get it finished as we don't have much time off together to work on things. This leaves our dining area in disarray. All this 'mess' is starting to get to me. Darn that type A personality trait. I just want to be done and have things put back together again!! Hopefully soon. We're missing just a couple of parts still and the main part will be done. Then it's just a matter of doing the desk area. Mason has taken a couple of pics of the work, but I think that we'll leave you all in suspense till we're done. Once we can put things back together, that should help my sanity (as well as figuring out that whole baby sleeping thing). That's the exciting things around here. There is the day to day fun.... but it's the same.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008