Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Monkey pox


Spencer has molluscum contagiousum. Figuring you can guess how contagious it is by the name. He has had it for months and we had no idea what it was. Started out thinking it was a skin tag and then it spread so thought maybe warts. When it continued to spread I figured we better take him to the dermatologist before he turned in to the elephant man. I have no idea how the other kids did not catch it as they still bathe together??? Luckily its under his arm and its he wears a shirt all the time in winter.
They burned it off with "beetle pee" as Spencer called it. It was stinging beetle venom I think. Bob had to take him as I was working. He did really well and we hope it goes away soon. Its in the poxvirus family so Bob has been telling him he has monkey pox.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Mardis Gras

We took the kids to Galveston yesterday for Mardis Gras. There was a pet (Krewe of Barkus and Meoux Mardi Gras) parade and children's parade so it was not too rowdy. I love the name of the pet parade! They had a ball and caught lots of beads. Peyton was whining because she did not catch a little stuffed toy. I think she will survive though. Caden is just too sweet and whenever someone else would grab for the same bead he would always let go and let them have it. Then of course he would whine to me. lol They were too cute with their little arms up waving for beads. They told me that they want to be IN the parade next year and throw the beads.
We took them on a ferry ride afterwards and they really enjoyed that. We even managed NOT to get pooped on by the million seagulls soaring overheard.
We need to go down there more often.
We walked on to the beach to watch the waves for a few minutes too.
Its getting back to normal after the hurricane, but you can still see lots of damage.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Fun day






Spencer had a day off school today so we spent the time together. He came grocery shopping with me then to his dentist appointment. (He did great and has no cavities. The dentist told him to start wiggling his two front teeth though or he will have to pull them next time we go. They have been loose for ages now and he is just not a wiggler. They are starting to stick out they are so loose too.)
I told him the rest of the day was HIS. He decided he wanted to go to Incredible Pizza. We haven't been there in a while so it sounded fun. We ate TONS of food and then played some games. We bowled and had a round of lazer tag. It was so much fun. He is a really nice boy and fun to be with. Not only do I adore my little boy, but I "LIKE" him and he is so much fun to hang out with. He is so funny and has a great personality.
Don't you just love how he throws the ball in bowling, what great form. lol
Bob met us after work with the three little ones and he and Spencer went on the go-carts. This was the first time for Spencer and he did great. Bob took Caden in the same car with him and he really enjoyed that. The girls and I played air hockey.

Sunday, February 08, 2009

whoo hoo

Spencer learned to ride his two wheeler Friday. I thought he was actually going to get his driver's licence before he could ride one though. ;)
He was too scared to do it with Bob as he let him fall in a bush once!!! (big meaner as the kids say)
I promised him that I would not let go and he relaxed and was able to do it with me just running down the street a few times holding on. I thought for sure I would not be able to walk today with a sore back, but its actually just a bit sore. The physical therapy must be working :) After he did it a couple times with me not holding on and just running alongside he was ok with Daddy running down the street beside him. I don't think Daddy was ok with it though. That is Sydney chanting and cheering him on in the video.

videoHe was so proud of himself and immediately asked for his new bike. I had told him before Christmas if he learned to ride on his own he could have a new bike. He has always had garage sale ones so far. I figured a little bribe might help motivate him. He did NOT forget and already knows what he wants. I told him he needs to be able to get on and off on his own and then we will go shopping. He needs you to push him to get him started and is a bit wobbly until he gets going. Poor little Caden happened to be in his way a couple of time and he ran right over him and knocked him off his bike. I tried to be a good Mommy and not laugh, but it was really hard.
We all went for a bike ride today. We had Daddy so we actually got the kite in the air at the park. Caden rode his bike with his training wheels and so did Peyton. Sydney wanted to hitch a ride with Mommy.
I KNEW that Peyton would get tired and want a ride too!!! The two girls AND the bike ended up in my bike trailer. lol
While we were in the field flying our kite Spencer saw a drainage pipe that lead down to the bayou. He thought it was really neat and ran down to see the other end where it came out at the bottom. While he was down there we were talking to each other through the pipe. Bob came up and I told him to talk to his son. He assumed that he had crawled down the pipe and was yelling at him to "get back up here RIGHT NOW!!!!" It was a pretty steep drop and there would have been no way for him to climb up if he had crawled down. I was laughing and he finally realized that he was not IN the pipe, but at the other end. I should have played along a bit longer. He said he was ready to get the phone and call 911. I wish I had the video camera running or at least a picture of his face!
We rode to the park and played there for a while too. We all got on the slides together and came down in a big clump. The kids LOVE doing that. I am sure the other parents think we are nuts, but who cares.

Saturday, February 07, 2009

Hilarious

The little ones started "tiny tots" basketball today. They whined and wanted to play every time we went to Spencer's practices or games. They did really well and had a ball.
At the end the coaches let them scrimmage and try to play a "game". I thought I was going to crack up. Caden got the ball and took off with it. He was running as fast as he could to get away from the other kids and not let them take the ball. He ran in to the other court to get around them and get back to the net. All the parents were yelling "dribble...dribble" as he was just running like a football quarterback trying to get a touchdown. I can't believe I actually had the camera going for that. He is the one in the beige running with the ball.


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Friday, February 06, 2009

Caden's day with Mommy

I sent everyone else to school and daycare today and kept Caden home with me. He has never had a day with just the two of us. I wanted to spoil him rotten and give him ALL my attention for a change. He got to decide what we did all day too.
We started by going to the park to feed the ducks and play on the swings. We sat on the dock and fed the ducks for about 30 minutes and had a ball. I love to feed the ducks as much as the kids do.
He made me swing with him and it was fun, I haven't done that in ages.
Then we headed to Chuck E Cheeses to play games. He was thrilled that I followed him around and played with him. We even played a couple games together. He got us on the roller coaster simulator thing and we had to try all 6 of the different rides. My head is still vibrating.
Then we headed to Los Cucos for lunch. He LOVES the chips and cheese there. After we stuffed ourselves we came home and went for a bike ride to the park. And yes, we changed in to shorts as it was hot. Eat your heart out snow dwellers. lol
We stopped and tried to fly a kite in a big field on the way, but his mother is retarded and could NOT get the kite in the air despite the strong breeze. This will have to be a job for Daddy.
We came home and played Mariokart for a few minutes then went outside and flew a styrofoam airplane in the front yard while we waited for Spencer to get off the bus.
He had so much fun today, he never stopped smiling. I asked a few times if he wanted to go and get the girls and he immediately said NO and that it was HIS day. It was so nice to just spend some one on one time with my little man.
Sydney said she missed him all day at school and Peyton said she did too, but only when I asked her. lol