Sunday, May 30, 2010

Long day. Dylan left with Ryan this morning and spent part of the day with him planting beans. Dylan of course was thrilled. I spent the morning getting a few things done around here. And made lunch for Ryan's dad who was down here working ground. Sometime around 1 or so mamaw brought Dylan back. He was not happy because he knew that he was going to have to go take a nap. I had to carry him back to his room, while he was crying because he wanted to go back out in the tractor. Ryan and his dad are working on the fields around the house here. If everything goes right, they will be done by the end of the week for sure. So while mamaw was here I went outside and mowed the yard in the heat. Of course it got my allergies all fired up. That took a while though. Then got cleaned up. Dylan woke up from his nap and we took the 4-wheeler back to give the guys their dinners. And again, being out in the dust and weeds, got my allergies fired up again. Here's a picture of Dylan just hanging out in the tractor.

Ethan has been off today. He has been taking 15-20 minute cat naps all stinkin day. He normally naps so well. Not sure whats up with him today.
Tomorrow morning hopefully I can get to the grocery store. Somehow we are running out of stuff! Because of the holiday Dylan doesn't have school.
Speaking of the holiday I'd like to say, that I am thankful for the soldiers who have served our country, as well as the ones who are serving now.

Friday, May 28, 2010

We got part of our garden planted yesterday. It was so stinkin hot out though! So far we have 6 rows of sweet corn, some green beans, peas, carrots, and lettuce. We still have potatoes to plant, because they weren't quite ready yet. And we will do some more sweet corn for a later harvest. It may be late to plant some of those things, but its been so wet we haven't been able too. Since we already had the seeds, we thought we'd give it a shot. If it grows, great, if not, oh well. I'd like to plant more green beans and peas when we get a chance.
Dylan rode his power wheel and played on his play set while we were planting and Ethan sat happily in his carrier watching mommy and daddy. After we came inside, it rained, again.
I don't know how it happened, but so far it has. Both boys nap at the same time in the afternoon! Its such a welcomed relief for me. Ethan seems to have himself in a routine finally. Every now and then he will throw a wrench into it, but for the most part he takes about an hour and a half nap in the morning, somewhere around 9 or 10, then he will nap again around 1 or shortly after. Usually for about 2 hours. After that, he takes a couple of 15 minute catnaps in the evening. It's nice that he has fallen into a routine. I like routine.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Nothing new. My birthday was nice. Went out to dinner, which of course is always welcomed. Its a nice break from cooking and having to do the dishes after. Ryan got me an ice cream cake from Dairy Queen. The best ice cream cake ever!!! Others try to impersonate a DQ ice cream cake, but they fail. Dairy Queen rules!
I thought that I would share some pictures of the boys. The first few are from today, and the rest from a few days ago I think.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Ok weekend. I guess. Friday we got some nasty storms in the area. Lightning struck somewhere close by and zapped parts of the house. We have electric everywhere but it must have came through the phone line. Our internet is spotty right now. Oh well at least we didnt lose any pricey electronics.
When I picked Dylan up from school he had diffent clothes on. From all of the weekends rain, a sandbox had a bunch of water in it. Well Dylan decided to play in it, and they said he had himself soaked from the neck to the waist. And his shoes were soaked, so they did change him. So I get him home, and tell him to take off the shoes and his dirty back up clothes. He starts throwing a fit. I start a load of laundry to wash the wet clothes, and he is in his room crying, loudly, Ethan who is still in his carrier in the living room starts crying. So on either side of the house that's all I hear is crying. I thought about climbing in the washer for some quiet time, but then again, its kind of small in there.
Oh well...Both boys napped. And now, well duty is calling, rather crying....Ethan is hungry.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

I didn't feel like saying much yesterday. I was a little tired. I have been putting Ethan to nap in his crib for his morning nap. It hasn't been too consistent, because we haven't been home in the mornings a lot lately. But when I do, he sleeps usually for at least 45 minutes which is a big help, because then he isn't grumpy from the lack of sleep. For his afternoon nap, I usually keep him out with me, because Dylan is napping in his room, so it's quiet. I think the crib is more of a step for me than it is for Ethan. I like having him close to me. I feel that way, I have more control over the situation...I don't' know....its just me. Ethan is still in a pack and play in our room at night. I'm still waiting for him to be consistent at sleeping well before I move him. There are nights where I get up and give him a paci, to keep him from fussing himself totally awake. I certainly don't like the idea of walking the stairs many times a night for just a paci!
I moved another bigger toy into Dylan's room. He goes in there periodically through the day to play. He does well. He really enjoys playing in his room. We put a rug on part of the floor, so he will be a bit more comfortable playing on the floor. I'm proud of him for playing in there so well. When we moved him in there we didn't know what to expect, so I'm glad it's going so well. It's nice that he can have his own space that is just his.
Ethan changes so much in just a few short days. He started rolling a few weeks ago. Now he is a rolling fool. Every time he gets put down, he rolls. He rolls onto his tummy and raises himself on his forearms to look around. He is staying on his arms for longer and longer periods of time. He also manages to get his knees under himself and pushes his butt up. If he could get up on his hands, he'd be gone.
Dylan is getting better and better about telling me things that have happened in the past. His details are getting better. I still have to draw it out of him at times, but he is responding better. As long as you ask the question in the right way, he will give you the type of answer you were looking for. If I don't get the question right the first time, I will ask it again in a different way. I know sometimes that I am not so good at asking it so he can understand, so its a learning process for me as well.
When I sit and watch Dylan I find myself wondering what Ethan will turn into. When Dylan was a baby, I had no idea what to expect from a 3 year old. He is definitely interesting. The things he says and conversations we have at times can have me wondering how he comes up with the things he says. A 3 year old can be the funniest thing at one moment and the most frustrating the next moment.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Ethan had his 4 month check up today. It went well. He is 14.5 pounds, which puts him in the 50th percentile, and he is 26 inches long, which puts him in the 85th percentile. It was a quick visit, because he is doing well.
Dylan went with Ryan this morning while I took Ethan. When I went to pick him up, he threw a fit because he wanted to stay with daddy. He cried the whole way home.

Monday, May 17, 2010

First, I don't know if I mentioned it or not, so I'm doing it now. Ethan is rolling over. He has been for about a week maybe a little more. Mainly it is from back to belly, but he can, if he really tries go from belly to back. But now when you lay him on the floor, he almost automatically rolls over. Unfortunately at that point, once he is on his belly he becomes very unhappy. Also he can get himself out of the bumbo seat. He can get one leg out so far and then use that leg to push himself right out. So we aren't using it much anymore. Maybe we will revisit the bumbo a little later.
We stayed busy this weekend. Dylan stayed with my mom on Saturday. I took him over after lunch. Since I was there I stayed a while of course to talk, and so mom could see Ethan. Mom had Ethan, and Dylan was standing by me. Well he turned to me and told me that I needed to go home now. I think he was a bit jealous that his Mamaw had Ethan. He gets possessive with his Grandparents. Anyway, he enjoyed himself. Mom said he was good. But I don't think she would tell me if he wasn't. Ryan and I went out to dinner that night. It was nice. Ryan's parents watched Ethan for a couple of hours. I went back and picked Dylan up on Sunday morning. Then we had to go to a birthday party for a little girl. It was a bit of a drive so we were gone for most of the day. Dylan was worn out, and so were we. Before we left to go to the party, I told him to use the potty. But he said that he didn't have to. Well, we got to the end of the road and he said he had to pee. Ugh. So Ryan stopped somewhere for him to pee. Silly boy. I'm sure that is just the first of many of those "I didn't have to go then" moments.
It rained almost all night I think. It finally stopped at around 9 this morning. It is cold and wet. It would be a good day to just stay in the pajamas and sleep. But I took Dylan to school and got groceries. The only thing we have planned for the week is Ethan's 4 month checkup on Wednesday. We didn't get the garden planted because it was still so wet. Oh well.

Friday, May 14, 2010

We stayed busy this morning. The boys and I ran errands in town. We only managed to get to Walmart, but that took forever. That store is a mess. They are re-arranging it. And as much as I hate the hassle of going to walmart, they are making it worse. Anyway, we got most of what I wanted. We came home and I got a few things done here. We were outside for a while, and ever since then I have had a massive headache. No idea what is in the air today, but man.
Mom is taking Dylan tomorrow. Dylan will be happy and so will I. We will take him over after lunch tomorrow and pick him up around lunch time on Sunday. We have a birthday party we have to go to on Sunday. Not sure what Ryan and I are going to do if anything. I would really like to get our garden planted. We have yet to do that, but it still needs work. It has been so wet here for so long we haven't had a chance. If it gets much later, there will be no point in it. I've got the stuff for potatoes, green beans, peas, lettuce and carrots. We've also got sweet corn, but that we do every year. The animals will probably get to everything we plant though. It may end up to be a free buffet for deer, raccoons and rabbits. Oh well, we will give it a shot.

Monday, May 10, 2010

It wasn't the best weekend, but only because Ryan had to work all weekend. For Mother's Day, Ryan got me a card from him and the boys and also got me a ficus bonsai tree! I never really expected a bonsai tree. It is interesting though. I have to learn proper care of this thing apparently. On the tag of the tree it says that it is 'resilient'. Which for me is good. I'm not the best at caring for house plants. He bought me a cala lilly plant years ago, and that poor thing didn't make it past a couple of months. The only thing we have to worry about with the tree is keeping it in a good spot for sun, while keeping it away from the cats. So we'll see how this goes. I will do my best. He didn't think that I would like my gift, but I do. It's different, and unexpected.

Unlike the last few mornings, Ethan actually slept past 6:30 this morning. I had to wake him up today. Unfortunately we had to be up at 7 to get Dylan to school. I would have loved to actually sleep a little longer. Why he had been waking up at the crack of dawn is beyond me. It wears me out though.
I took down the bed rail on Dylan's bed last night. He had put a hole in the mesh a while back and just kept making it bigger. So instead of letting him rip the mesh apart, I just took it down. He did fine without it. I didn't really think he would fall out of bed anyway. When I picked Dylan up from school, we had to empty his pockets. He had filled both jacket pockets with gravel....silly boy.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Thursday, May 6, 2010

I'm just having one of my gloomy days. I know that there is no real reason for me to feel this way, yet I could probably give you a cop-out list. But I won't. I don't like feeling this way, but I can't get myself out of it when I feel this way. We went outside for a little while, but Ethan was quick to get snotty and red eyed. Poor thing. Whatever was in the air today was really getting to him.
Ethan is a very touchy baby. He will reach out and grab for anything he finds interesting. I enjoy watching him when he wants to touch something. You can see the focus on his face. He does get mad when he can't get that object in his mouth though! He has been such a fun an enjoyable baby.
Dylan bless his heart is such a good boy. I know he has his days when he can really get to me, but overall, he is very good. He doesn't really act out when I'm focusing on Ethan. He seems to understand how much attention a baby really needs, and is ok with that. I am so proud of him for being so understanding. He really is amazing.
Not much on the plate for this weekend. Ryan works all weekend. Mom is coming over for lunch on Sunday, but that's it.
Not much of a point to this post really. I'm just waiting on Ethan to fall asleep for a short nap before I get dishes done.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Uneventful weekend. But it was a decent one. Saturday it rained most of the day and Sunday it rained all day. We stayed home all weekend. Sunday felt like such a lazy day, but it was nice. Dylan wanted to play in his room for most of the day, so Ryan and I were in and out of there at times playing with him. Other times he just enjoyed playing by himself. We put him to bed early last night because he had school today. But before bed last night he was running into his room, he jumped on his bed and smacked his forehead on a telephone that he for some reason brought into his room and placed on his bed. He hit it good too. It made a nice goose egg immediately. There was a small cut as well. We put ice on it right away and it went down a little bit. After we left him Ryan and I kept going in and checking on him. I think Ryan even woke him up at 4 this morning to check on him before he went to work. When he got up this morning, the swelling was all gone. All that is left is a bruise. And I think the bruise is getting darker as the day goes on. But he was still ready to go to school this morning. When I picked him up from school today they were all outside. One of his teachers said that they had all been passing a worm that they found around. Yuck. Dylan was muddy and wet on his knees and butt from being on the ground. But oh well, he had fun. That's what matters. He didn't fight me though when I picked him up. He was ready to go. I think he is tired.
I had to replace all of the medicine I had for the boys. There was a big recall on Mortin, Tylenol and Benadryl. No refund in sight either. So I bought Kroger brand stuff this time. Dylan needs that allergy medicine this time of year. No plans for this week. I will try to get out and vote on Tuesday. But that's probably about it.
Ethan slept well last night thankfully, because I was tired. The night before he didn't sleep so well. I swear there is no rhyme or reason behind this kids sleep. I will never figure him out.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

It was a nice day outside yesterday. Despite the 30 mph wind gusts, it was so warm. I took the boys out to play. Dylan was of course happy as a clam. I stuck Ethan in his carrier and then onto the stroller. It worked out well this time. I thought for sure he'd throw a fit, because he isn't a fan of his carrier. He ended up falling asleep at some point. I took a few pictures with my cell phone and uploaded them. So the pictures aren't a great quality, but you get the idea anyway!

I personally felt a little better yesterday. The sun and weather helped out a little. Today, for some reason I'm back to feeling crummy. It is raining out and has been since we woke up this morning. It is supposed to continue raining all day and tomorrow as well. I'm really am blaming my mood on hormones. Honestly there is no other logical explanation.
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