Sunday, August 31, 2008

Did It Have Corn Syrup In It?

Jason came home from work pretty late for a Saturday. Adin was anxiously awaiting their snuggle time and had his "Bible" all ready for Daddy to read. Jason read to him and of course Adin asked for several more stories. Jason, being exhausted from the week and day asked Adin to read to him instead. We love it when Adin "reads" to us, making up what he thinks the story is by what is going on in the picture. They went though several stories and then went back to Adam and Eve. Adin is full of questions at all time and even though he is "reading" he is asking a lot of 'Whys.'

Adin: Daddy why are they sad? (meaning Adam and Eve)
Jason: Because they did something they weren't supposed to do and God was punishing them for it. Like when you do something bad and Mommy and Daddy have to punish you.
Adin: Mm hmm. Why they did something bad?
(.... several questions and answers back and forth about Adam and Eve ....)
Jason: ... and it was bad that they did that and they should not have eaten it. (the apple)
Adin: Did it have corn syrup in it?

I lost it. I had been folding laundry in the living room hearing the whole conversation and story time.

We have recently eliminated corn syrup from the boys' diet and Adin assumes everything "bad" has corn syrup in it. How absolutely precious!

Saturday, August 30, 2008

We are button-less!!

Music Man got his mickey button (G-Tube) out Wednesday afternoon! We went in for a checkup and to talk about getting it out.

The doctor said, "Well, mom, when do you want it out?"
"As soon as possible!"
"Well, let me go get a syringe!" and off he went!

Music Man was very upset about losing his button (he hates change!) But he did beautifully and after a few hours quit whining about not wanting it out. He hates the band-aid over it and picks at it constantly, but I am afraid he will pick at the hole if we take it off before it is completely healed. The hole inside his body is closed (it started closing immediately. We got back in a month to have him check it. We have kept a band-aid over it to keep him from messing with it and to catch whatever might leak out. It is healing beautifully! It is so strange to not see it under his clothes but so wonderful to bear hug him without worrying about the button!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Ever Get So Behind it Looks Like You Are First?

So it is almost September and I have close to 200 pictures that I haven't weeded through. I have these cute posts floating around in my head about the boys and things they have done. (I think that happens to everyone once they start blogging. It becomes an addiction! ... Oh I could blog that! ... Oh wow, that would be so cute to blog about!) Anyway, I hope in the next few weeks I'll get through the things I was gonna tell you about. I have some really cool stuff going on right now though ...

  • Remembering Your Baby paperwork (for the 501 (c) 3 status) is almost done!
  • We are starting a Bible Study next week! (Well, I am just the organizer, Jason will be teaching it!
  • We are starting to get the hang of our new schedule! (But Adin starts soccer next week, so we'll see how that plays in on Monday!)
  • I have a pre-teen(!) Ok that's not cool ... see previous post ... but it is still on my mind!
OK I gotta go play catch up! It's 5:00am here and I've been awake since 3:30 a.m. And no, I don't know why!

Saturday, August 23, 2008

I Have a Pre-Teen????

When did this happen? I am NOT ready for this!! Yesterday we went to our regular pediatrician for a normal yearly checkup. (We somehow missed it last year and it was time to get all of Music Man's scripts for therapy updated so we just did this year's check up a few months early.) Our pediatrician is wonderful and we only see him when we go for Music Manbecause he knows Music Manso well and is fabulous with him. Anyway, everything checked out fine, we talked a bit about other appointments we are scheduled for and of course checked his height and weight etc. Well, the little general info sheet for the age of child check-up actually said PRE-TEEN CHECKUP at the top. Oh my! Where oh where did the time go? A pre-teen!! The good news is that he only has to get these checkups every other year now. We do have to go back for his Flu Shot and Hep A if we decide to do that one.

Height: 51 1/2" (40%)
Weight: 49 lbs (5%)

Those numbers look so ominous when written down. He is still on the same growth pattern he has always been on but I sure would like to figure out how to put a little weight on him!

Friday, August 15, 2008

Family Update August 08

School started for Music Man last Thursday. He has now finished a full week and is doing well. He is in resource for his academics on a modified third grade curriculum. He is with his typical peers during homeroom, recess, lunch and activity (computer, library, pe, music and art.) He likes his new teachers (and we do too!) Music Man gets speech, OT and PT in school and speech in private therapy as well. We have recently found a hippotherapy program just south of us, but do not yet know if we can get it covered by insurance. (Hippotherapy is a physical, occupational and speech therapy treatment strategy that utilizes equine movement, as defined by the American Hippotherapy Association.) He has various appointments scheduled over the next few months including his first visit to the orthodontist! We actually have to travel to Tupelo for his orthodontics doctor as no one around here takes his insurance.

Farm Boy still has a couple of more weeks before he starts back in Mother's Day Out. He is looking forward to starting his "school" again. Unfortunately, his two closest buddies are a few months older than him and started school this year. He will end up being one of the oldest in his classes (just like me, lol!) Farm Boy will begin soccer in a local church in another week or so. It is non-competitive and a lot of fun for the kids.

I started a blog for Remembering Your Baby on July 3, which was seven years since we lost Sammie. Please feel free to visit if you would like to see it.

Please pray with us as we consider the next chapter in our life. We are aching to get back into ministry after three years of soaking. We know our heart's desire but want to be absolutely sure it is what God wants and not just what we want. Details will be forth-coming as soon as we know what we are going to do.

Blessings, Dawn

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