Wednesday, November 25, 2009

ER Visit

Last Wednesday, my poor little Aidan fell off the chair. Actually, I had him sitting in his Bumbo seat (it has a tray for feeding) up on our higher-than-average dining room chairs. I left the room for not even a second and he fell off the chair.......still in his Bumbo and hit his face on the tray. WORST MOTHER OF THE YEAR AWARD RIGHT HERE!!! I come in to the dining room to see him laying on his stomach, in the Bumbo, with blood EVERYWHERE! Not to mention, he was screaming at the top of his lungs! I panicked! I picked him up, ripped him out of the Bumbo, rushed him in to the bathroom to stop the bleeding, and cuddled him. The cut didn't look that deep and I was debating on if I should even take him to the dr/ER. I called my neighbor and she rushed over and told me I should take him in just in case. Then I called Ben at work to see what he thought I should do. He told me the same thing. Because I didn't know how deep the cut was, I thought I would just take him in to the clinic that way I wouldn't have to wait forever (like I thought I would in the ER). There wasn't an opening until 11:30am (the accident happened a little before 9am). When the dr was finally able to see us, she cleaned out the wound and found that the cut went ALL THE WAY THROUGH! She sent us down to the oral surgeon but they couldn't really do anything until later when they could sedate Aidan to do the stitching. So the oral surgeon took me up to the ER to start the process. Once we were there, we waited 5 minutes then the ER dr told me he could have the stitches done in 5 minutes. 5 minutes as opposed to 3 hours, I told him to just do it. We wrapped Aidan tight in a sheet so he couldn't move and they stitched him up. He screamed the whole time, but now, after wasting so much time, I wish I had just gone in to the ER first. Apparently, with an open wound, they get you in pretty quickly so there's no chance of any infections. The first dr I saw was pretty upset that they didn't get us in to see her quicker. So now I know that when there's an open like that, I'll take my kids to the ER! And I'm sure, with two boys, this won't be the first time!

Aidan will have a battle wound (which I feel horrible about). It's healing great and they took the stitches out yesterday. Now, we're all fighting the cold/ear infections/runny noses/fevers. Wish us luck!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009


There's a giveaway over at Shey B's blog. Check it out. The sponsor is The Vintage Pearl and they've got some beautiful pieces. You could be a winner!

There's another giveaway at V and Co. The sponsor is Shey B and she's giving away one of her cute camera straps.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

11 months old

Today my boys are 11 months old! I can't believe how quickly time has flown. They are doing so many things and are constantly changing every day. Yesterday I put them down for their nap and they just kept talking and laughing. I went in to their room and they were both standing up in their cribs facing each other chattin' away. They are pulling themselves up on stuff and are constantly finding things to get in to, favorite being the dog's water (Yuck!). They both love love love Lilli. She makes them laugh (and cry) all the time. They fight over toys. They always want what the other one has. They're both now eating regular food. Yea! No more spending money on pureed stuff. They both can say mama, but only say it when they really want me. They're still nursing, but that's about to change here in a month! WOO HOO!

Alex loves to drink out of a cup, a regular cup. He thinks he's pretty cool. He's constantly talking gibberish and has decided to throw tantrums. He still gets up in the middle of the night, just once though. He weighs a little over 18 lbs and is 27.5 inches long. He is now biting and sometimes will bite his brother if Aidan's bugging him. He has 6 teeth (4 top, 2 bottom), and he's getting more! He has to be the one to put food in his mouth. If I try to do it he just spits it out or plays with it in his mouth. He's all smiles!!! He smiles at everyone and is very social. He's exactly how Lilli was.

Aidan is my more sensitive guy. When he was sick he just wanted to be held and cuddled. Alex was constantly on the go. It didn't matter that he was sick. Aidan doesn't like to get his hands dirty. Too much anyway. He likes us to feed him, as opposed to him feeding himself. He's a fireball when he wants to be and is more of the whiner. He weighs a little over 15.5 lbs and is 27.75 inches long. He has 4 teeth but is getting 2 more up top. His smile and laugh crack me up.

I love both my boys and love how they have such different personalities and looks. They're the cutest boys and our family wouldn't be the same without them. They really bring a lot of joy to our family!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Halloween 2009

The kids, this was taken AFTER trick-or-treating. They were hungry and grumpy!

The lazy bum stroller riders (Cami was a skeleton, the boys, Jonas was the Mad Hatter)!

Matthew (as Fred), Lilli, Emma (as Alice), and Abby (as the Queen of Hearts). My friend Megan made Emma and Abby's costumes. Yea! She's super talented!
Lilli and her friend Matthew dressed as Fred



Lilli and her friend Emma dressed as Alice

This Halloween Lilli wanted to be Daphne Blake from Scooby-Doo. She's been on a Scooby-Doo kick and that's what she wanted to be. We got back from a long vacation Friday and I had all day Saturday to make her costume. It really wasn't that hard, but took a while to make. She looked pretty cute! The boys were ninjas. They looked cute too! The costumes were $5 that I got last year. Once again we went with our good friend the Gernat's and Pilkington's. It was great and Lilli got quite a lot of candy. Today we made the mistake of letting her eat a bunch and she had a major sugar high and then a major sugar crash and burn. She was so grumpy and went to bed at 7pm. Not doing that again!

Oh and Aidan is now sick with a fever! So we'll be dealing with that! What a great couple days so far. I need a vacation!!!!!! Oh wait............

Disney World*

This last week we went down to Florida and spent some time at Disney World. We had so much fun! We were able to get a 2 bedroom condo thru our timeshare and thought, we have all this room let's invite our good friends the Winn' we did! And we're so glad we did! They are awesome! We had a blast! And guess what! We're STILL friends, after spending all that time together!! hahahaha No, for real, it was a lot of fun! I'll just highlight our faves.

Day 1, Friday Oct 23: We drove down to Orlando. It's a long drive but we made it to the resort just in time for dinner. So we ordered pizza and let the kids go swimming. The resort was awesome! Very kid friendly with pirate-themed pools and many activities (which we didn't do because hello, we went to Disney World).

Day 2, Sat Oct 24: Went to Animal Kingdom. Very cool. It was like a big zoo, but cooler. We went on this safari ride that was an up-close type ride. We got to see the animals "in their own habitat." Then we went to the musical "Finding Nemo." It was really cute. At first, we were a little wigged out with how it was performed, but it grew on me. We went on all kinds of rides and went to a place where the kids could dig for dinosaur bones. Cari was awesome and watched all the kids while me and the guys (Ben and Jess) went on the Everest ride. It was awesome!! One of my favorite roller coasters!

Day 3, Sun Oct 25: Chilled. Went to church (Cari's awesome like that and found us a church to go to). Later we went to the Orlando temple and walked around the grounds. Beautiful! *I forgot to write one of Lilli's silly moments. There was a back door to the temple and Lilli ran up to it, started banging on the door yelling, "Jesus! Let me in!!" It was too cute!

Day 4, Mon Oct 26: Went to the water park Typhoon Lagoon. Awesome Awesome Awesome! There was a huge pool that had big waves. There were tons of little pools for the boys to play in and a little mini tube ride for Lilli (which she loved). We went on the lazy river and shared a big bucket of ice cream (literally) with the Winn's. It was disgustingly yummy! Ben and I switched off with Jess and Cari watching kids while we rode on some fun tube rides. At the end of the day, Cari (in all her awesomness) watched the kids once again, while me and the boys rode on the water slides. It was a long day, and both Ben and I were fried, but it was fun!

Day 5, Tue Oct 27: My Birthday! And to celebrate, got up at 6am to hit our 7:15am reservations at Chef Mickey's for a character dining experience! Honestly, it was worth it to see Lilli's reaction to all the characters. She didn't even eat she was too excited. I would recommend doing it once, but that's it. This was our Magic Kingdom day and probably our favorite. I loved that we ALL 5 got to ride on most of the rides. Both Ben and I had the attitude that we were there for Lilli so we didn't get to ride any of the big rides. I'm okay with that. It was fun to watch her reaction to everything. Her favorite part was seeing all the characters. She got really shy around them (which is rare) but she would love on them for a while. It was a really looooong day, but so much fun!!! Later, the Winn's were awesome and sent Ben and I out to dinner for my bday. I was so exhausted so we didn't do all that we had planned, but it was fun to just go out, just the two of us. Thanks Winn's!

Day 6, Wed Oct 28: Went to Sea World. Ben and I had both been there before. Twice. So maybe that's why we both felt it was a wasted day, but it was. Lilli wasn't really interested in anything there. We went to a couple of shows and then left. It was a little disappointing.

Day 7, Thur Oct 29: Went to Hollywood Studios. This day was a little more relaxing. Lilli at this point was so exhausted (And had a fever) so we didn't do a whole lot. We went to Playhouse Disney Live and The Little Mermaid show (which was pretty cool), and then went and ate at Pizza Planet (from Toy Story). We let Lilli play some arcade games then she and Ben went to the Muppet 3D show. We watched the parade and then Lilli wanted to go back "home." She went swimming later and then it off to bed.

Day 8, Fri Oct 30: Drove home. We were going to stay but Lilli was sick and we were all so exhausted. It was a great drive home. We almost ran out of gas and almost got in a car wreck, but they were "almosts" so it was good.

We had tons of fun and I'm so glad we did this before Ben leaves. I hope Lilli will remember this for a long time. We're grateful for good friends that we could spend so much time together and still like each other in the end. Thanks Winn's for a great, fun time!