So we drove over to some friends who were having a party and enjoyed some delish chili and much needed socialization. After awhile we loaded up the kiddos in the wagon, and hit West Glenwood. It is a crazy fun street on Halloween. All of the homes get into it, and the police shut down the street since there are over a thousand people on it at once (we went there last year too). Bennett hit a couple of houses, but then found the people watching more interesting, and opted to look around instead. Preston kept trying to climb out of the wagon, so we ended up strapping him into a stroller (which he did NOT like)! Not much later, in the midst of the chaos, Bennett became a little scared so we turned around and headed for home.
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
Grandparents are such an important part of a child's life, and my kids are lucky to have such wonderful ones! Having Steve's parents here in town, allows my kids to spend a lot of time with them, and they love their Mimi and Papa.
Thursday, October 15, 2009
So as I was getting into the car, I called the pediatrician's office to make an appointment for both of them right then. I am sick of being SICK! Someone has been under the weather in our house for almost a month now, and it is getting real old. Though Steve is only here on the weekends lately, he managed to catch the "cough" Bennett caught from when Preston had croup. He has felt awful, yet has been forced to work 14+ hour days. Since he is so run down, he
will never get better! I always pride myself on never getting sick and having a strong immune system, but I guess after more than 100 coughs in my face, I was bound to catch something.
Both kids were tested for the flu (both were negative), and Bennett was tested for walking pneumonia (also negative), so I guess we are just going to have to suffer through this nasty bug some more. In the meantime, Bennett and I have been using the nebulizer to clear our lungs, and I must admit it is finally starting to work for Bennett (thank goodness)! So after dinner and baths, I let the kids jump on the bed to let out some of that pent up energy. They jumped and jumped until Bennett did a professional wrestling move and purposely jumped on top of Preston. He's a tough little boy, so there were no tears, but mommy can only take so much.
Anyway, Daddy is finally home, and now we are going to focus on hydrating ourselves and getting well. Thankfully the rain is supposed to be moving out tonight, so though the weather will be much cooler (in the 50s), it will be DRY! YIPPEE!!
Friday, October 9, 2009
However, she had a little more difficulty with #2, and it was hard for us too. Since she doesn't have "regular bowel movements" we just had to wait for her to hide and try and catch it BEFORE she did something. She had accidents in her panties once daily for 4 days in a row, with the last day being yesterday. She was so upset that she poopied in her panties, she almost cried (even though I have never yelled at her during this past week for her accidents). She knew she needed to go in the potty, but we just didn't catch in time. So after that happened I bribed her with candy again, and said that if she went "poopie in the big potty, she would get 2 candies!" Well that was the ticket! She went off to school today and went in their potty all by herself, and then again tonight in our house!
I must say, we are so proud of her! She has been making it through her naptimes without diapers without any problem, and going all by herself during the day (without a lot of reminding from me). She takes off her own clothes, hops up on the potty, half wipes and flushes! She really has become a "big girl" right before our eyes this week! I am anxious for her to start waking up with dry diapers so we can get rid of that nighttime one, too but I am not upset about ONE diaper a day. I will take that any day!
Way to go Bennett!