Wednesday, January 28, 2009

The last hour...

Lets recap the last hour...

I had to sneak Mr. Cow away from Will so that I could wash him.

Forty-five minutes later, I gave Mr. Cow back to Will and all was happy with the world.

Fifteen minutes later, Will hands me Mr. Cow and he is dripping with water. He had put Cow in the dog's water bowl.

So back into the washer.

Sometimes it feels like groundhog's day around here.

Snow Day!

Caroline hasn't had school this week because of the weather. We finally got enough snow to play in and she had a ball.

She made snow angels...

She gave Buster some excerise by running around the yard...

Proof that he really does try to herd...

Then she sat in the snow to build a fort...

She was getting thirsty and needed a juice box...

She played so hard and had such a good time. She was exhausted when she came in.

Wordless Wednesday...with a few words!

So we know that Mr. Cow likes to go swimming in the toilet but this is something new, something bigger, something better. Trucks like to go swimming too!!

It has been said that children with RTS love water, all water, any water. I would have to agree, but this toilet fascination is just gross!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Mommy and Me Night 2009

When we arrived school I dropped Caroline off in her classroom and I went upstairs to the Chapel. All of the kids came up together with their class. When the kids entered the Chapel they were all waving and saying Hi Mom! It was so cute to see all of the kids so excited about singing their songs for all of the Mommas.
They sang several songs. Some of the songs they signed too.
After the kids sang their songs we went back to the classroom and did a craft together. We made a handprint flower with a little poem with it. After craft time we went and had a snack.
During our snack I was able to talk with Caroline's friend Savanna's Mom. The girls have so much fun together, we are planning another playdate soon.
As we were putting on our coats, Caroline wanted a picture of her and Mrs. Cathy, her teacher. She really enjoys being in Mrs. Cathy's class and I really think that Mrs. Cathy is preparing them for Kindergarten.


Here are some pictures that I found while downloading from my SD card. Enjoy the picturepalooza today!!

Ruthie at her 1st birthday party...

I can't believe that she is one already, apparently she was surprised about it too!

Will looking handsome.

Aunt Teresa (Josh's sister) and Caroline. Awwww.

Again, Will looking cute.

Caroline and Will hanging out.

Caroline and Will watching it snow.

The picture quality just stinks on this one but it says so much.
My girl...

Our dog Buster looking all sweet and innocent.
And then he reminds why he drives me nuts. Makes me want to hurl every time!!

Monday, January 26, 2009


Bella, a RTSweetie, went to heaven to be with our Heavenly Father last night. Bella would have turned 2 in February. Bella was a fighter, a strong beautiful little angel. You can read more about Bella on Frankie's blog. Frankie and Bella were close friends and hung out quite often.

Please keep Bella, Monica (Bella's Mommy) and the rest of her family in your prayers.

In memory of Bella Reign Guerra February 16, 2007 - January 25, 2009, may you rest in peace you sweet little girl.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Random things

I had to take Will to the pediatrician today to check his ears. It was a follow up for his ear infection that he had a few weeks back. The ears checked out fine. But I must tell you this...Will hates it when the doctor has to look in his ears. He usually fights, kicks and cries. Today, Mr. Cow had his ears checked first and then it was Will's turn. Will sat like a champ and didn't cry. He didn't even move while the doctor was looking. I couldn't believe it. Mr. Cow will be going first from now on.

Why do parents think that it is okay to not have their child in a car seat while driving? It just is not safe and last time I checked it is against the law!!

We are trying to sell our house. We are wanting to move to St. Peters to be closer to Josh's work so that he doesn't have to spend 2 hours on the road each day. It would just be better for our family. Well, we were supposed to show the house today. The realtor called last night at 8pm to tell us about the showing. Josh and I ran around the house at break-neck speed trying to get everything cleaned, put away and presentable for the showing only to have the showing cancelled at the last minute. So frustrating! This is the second time this week that a showing has been cancelled at the last minute. I will be glad when this is over.

Caroline's school had Mommy and Me night last night. I will be posting pictures soon! It was super stupid cute!

Buster tries to herd the kids when they are playing. He nips at their ankles, never bites. It drives me nuts...but he really can't help it, it is what he is bred to do.

The kids that wait for the school bus in front of our house keep taking the fliers out of the box on the "For Sale" sign. Grrr....

There is a red car that blows through the stop sign by our house every day. And when I say "blows" through it I mean, driving about 40 miles per hour in a neighborhood with children. The speed limit is 25. I really want to video tape him doing it and turn it in to the police but I don't feel like it, it would require too much work. Should I call the police? What would they do...hold a steak out?? Yeah, right.

Buster, the dog, the dog that herds my children, yep that one! He can also open and close the screen door (it is a sliding door). When he wants to come in, he will sling the door. He pushs it with his nose. It flies back and forth and makes an awfully loud noise and it drives me nuts. Are you noticing a trend here...the dog drives me nuts!

Every time I ask Caroline how much does she love her Momma, she replies "Ten thousand eighty-one!!" Every. Single. Time. Gosh, I love her!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Friday, January 16, 2009

My sleeping prince

I had to wake Will up from his afternoon nap the other day. I thought he looked so sweet sleeping that I took a few pictures.

His napping schedule is hit and miss here lately. Some days he will stay in his room for 2 hours without falling asleep. Other days he is asleep within minutes. When he wakes from his naps he is very crabby (worse than before his nap). It usually results in me sitting with him for about an hour cuddling him while he cries, drinks his milk and loves on Mr. Cow until he is completely awake. It is so frustrating that it takes him so long to wake up but I don't know what else to do.
Any suggestions?
ps. He sleeps 12 hours at night. ;-)

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Shopping malls and fear

On Monday that kids and I went to the shopping mall. The particular mall that we went to has a playground for kids to play on. I let the kids play for a little while (this usually helps Caroline to behave, knowing that she will be able to play).

The playground was packed, as usual. Will wanted to play too, so I let him out of his stroller and he went to town. He is not so sure of the play equipment and sometimes finds it hard to maneuver so I usually walk behind him and offer him a hand when he needs it (going up and down the stairs, etc).

Within two minutes of being there this little boy came up to Will and started looking at him. I would say his was about 2 years old. The little boy started touching Will's head and face and would not leave him alone. Will was bothered by this boy and would try to get away from him. I told the little boy that I didn't think that Will wanted him to touch him anymore, but he kept doing it! Will was getting angry with this kid and kept trying to duck away from his touching. I continually told him to stop and he wouldn't. His mother (who never got up from her seat) just kept yelling for him to stop touching Will's head and to leave him alone. Yeah, he never listened.

So we ended up leaving the playground after only about 15 minutes. Caroline was not happy but went along with it. Will still wasn't done playing either but was ready to get away from that kid.

My heart broke for my guy and fear started to set in. All he wanted to do was tell this kid to leave him alone and stop touching him but he couldn't. He can't tell someone that he doesn't want to play or doesn't want to be hugged or doesn't want to be touched. He can't call out "Momma!!" if he gets separated from me and feels scared. What would Will have done if I wasn't there?

I fear Will going to school for this very reason. I don't want him to be pushed around because he can't say STOP! I know that the teacher will be there but I am sure that she will not be able to see everything all the time.

Will starts preschool in August, so there is time. There is time for his vocabulary to develop and time for him to mature. But he is not going to be at the same developmental state as his peers. Let's just say...I am not looking forward to it.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Another appointment...

William is still vomiting. Less than before, but still. He has puked his dinner feed for the past 4 days. We have been giving him his reflux medication which seems to be helping for the most part. But I still don't like the fact that he is getting sick.

I called his GI doctor to tell her that he is still vomiting and she wants to see him. We have an appointment this afternoon at 2:20.
And because I thought you would like a picture of one of the kids, I give you this:
The lighting is completely off, but I don't feel like fixing it in photoshop! Shoot me! But this was taken last night when Will was watching tv.
*UPDATE* We just got back from the doctor appointment. The doctor thinks that the vomit is being caused by reflux. She didn't really seem too concerned that he is still vomiting. Her view was that he has gotten a lot better and not throwing up 3 times a day on once. Plus he had gained almost an entire kilo. He weighed 23 pounds today. She said that if the vomiting continues then to call them again. We made an appointment in 2 months. I don't know...I just don't think that it is healthy to vomit on a daily basis, even if it is only once a day. Call me crazy!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Craftin' Caroline

Caroline had a snow day today. So I set her up with a craft and she loved it.

It was a very detailed craft, she had to follow the directions and place these little bitty pieces on the pegs.

Once she had the design done I helped her finish.

I had to place the iron on it to melt the plastic so that it would fuse together.
She made an owl.
She was so proud.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Ear Infections

Ok, let me start by saying that when Caroline was a smaller child (infant-present) she has never really been sick. She has never been on an antibiotic, never! No ear infections, nothing.

So when Will came along and required lots of medical attention, it was really uncharted territory for me. This has all been new.

I took Will to the pediatrician today. Here are his symptoms or lack there of:

No fever.

No cold symptoms (no runny nose, cough, etc).

Crabby, more than usual.

Sleeping through the night (about 11-12 hours per night).

Occasionally sticks his finger in his ear.

Since I had noticed that he has been sticking his finger in his ears some times, I decided to take him in to have his ears checked. I really wanted to check because it is Friday and I didn't want to have to wait until Monday if his symptoms did change.

Diagnosis: Ear infection.

It has always been my understanding that if there is an infection that the child will likely run a fever. Not Will. Really the only reason I even considered ear infection was because of the finger in the ears.

He has had 3 ear infections since September. I asked the doctor how many infections does a child need to have before they are referred to an ENT. She said that if the child has 5-6 infections during a year. My response: A YEAR??!! I am not going to wait that long to determine if he needs ear tubes or not. Am I wrong?

Here are my thoughts:

He already has speech delay and if he has fluid behind his ears that could cause his hearing to be off, thus causing more speech delay. Plus, some RTS kiddos are prone to hearing loss because of issues like these. I am not willing to take that chance. A year just seems like too long time to "wait and see".

So I think that I am going to make an appointment with an ENT. Sometimes I feel like I have no clue what to do.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Separated at Birth?

You should head over to the LittleGrabber's blog! And check out these posts that Christine did about Will and Nathan (aka: The LittleGrabber). Read this one first, and then this one and then finally this one. Too funny!!

I am amazed at the similarites of our families, expecially the boys! I really hope that our families can met someday!