Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Say What?!?

Dear Nurse Peggy,

Was it my curls? My eyelashes? My charm? You see, we had a great relationship before that other woman came along. The doctor came in to autograph my ears with purple ink (so not my color) and he was followed by Nurse Kathy, who told my mom horror stories of cutting curls that never grew back on her own son. My mom won't let me go to that Cool Cuts place quite yet, for that reason. Anyway, that lady, Ms. Annie Seesalotofthis, gave me some good air to breathe. Next thing you know, it was all a blur... you were gone, Ms. Kathy was gone... I was sleeping well.

I'm sorry I acted the way I did. I was confused. After waking up, I had forgotten that relationship we once had, and I wanted my mom instead. I was feeling lousy, and quite frankly STARVING. I hadn't eaten in over 12 hours. My mom knew how to keep me happy. My Dad got a bottle ready for me and all was good in the world. After seeing that I was okay to go, we left! Didn't you see me waving 'bye' to you?

Thank you, Nurse Peggy, for being very sweet to me. Thanks for the "up on the head tummy tickles" and for letting me play with your Diego Ride-on toy. I loved your office chair the best. I have fully recovered from that morning's ordeal and have found new discoveries with my improved sense of hearing. Mom's vacuum and Dad's lawnmower were just a couple of the noises I heard during the day. I played on my rocking horse and even talked myself awake from a nap! Life is good.

Your favorite patient,


Say Queso!

On Sunday we had a late lunch at Rubio's, which was a fundraising event for our Moms in Motion group, supporting NADA. By the looks of the number of flyers stapled to receipts, it looks like it was a successful event. Hopefully we'll hear the results soon.

Grandma Gertie came equipped to celebrate a fiesta it seems. Sometimes I wonder, what all does she have in the back of her car? While we enjoyed our Baja meal, Devin enjoyed his first quesadilla and absolutely loved it!

Since there was a break in the storm passing through, the sun came out and let us enjoy the park for a little bit. Cousins Amanda, Alex and Addison came over to join us. They all had a blast.

What do you think? Not your typical Foster Farms chicken?

Dominic... on the top of the world.

No... we don't live in a bubble!

... but it sure feels like it for this little guy!
(Pre-ear tube surgery)

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Saturday, March 14, 2009

A sweet treat

We haven't been up to much except the same ol' ear infections, useless antibiotics and me bringing up the rear with my Moms in Motion. We are counting down the days for Devin's ear tube surgery and my upcoming 5K. Both are approaching fast!

Bianca came to spend the night last night and entertained our Wild Ones. And today, she got a special treat and came along with Dominic, Donovan and I to decorate a cupcake at Lulu's Cupcakes in Old Town Elk Grove. It originally was supposed to be a Mom's Group Meetup, but turned out to be just us, as we had just missed the rest of the group. Luckily, the icing, cupcakes and toppings were still available for us. And luckily, the floors were not swept yet, as we were sure to make a mess with sprinkles and icing splats.
When we finished our creative art on our cupcakes, we purchased a couple to bring back for Peyton and Sydney. We hope they enjoyed them!

Also, this weekend.... Look who's walking!!!!....

... with a little help, of course.

I put together a gift Devin got for Christmas (Thanks Padrinos!). It's probably the last of the Christmas gifts that needed opening. As you can tell, we are never short of any toys around here, but as Donovan scoots around on his airplane, I felt Devin needed some wheels too. He loves it. We only have it in the upright position for him to walk with for now. Once it's down in the "ride-on" position, I'm sure Donovan will hop on board and take off with it. He's a thief!

For Devin to be so close to walking at this age is a milestone. Both Dominic and Donovan had no interest in attempting to walk until the age of 15 months. Here, Devin is just shy of a full year and looks to be determined to set that record. I, of course, am bittersweet to the idea that my baby is clearly going to be more mobile and independent very soon!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

A new do...

Admit it. We've all done a little experimenting with our own hair, right? Perhaps as a child you've lopped off a ponytail (just because) or you trimmed a few bangs???

I have boys. Do you think they'd get an idea such as cutting off their hair? I mean, a Cool Cut is done using clippers and certainly, my kids are so entertained during their haircuts that knowing the stylist is using scissors for the tops of their heads is unthinkable.

Dominic and Donovan did get their hair cut a couple weeks ago. The biggest downfall of the event was the empty sucker bucket at the end of the ordeal (we made up for it with gummy worms later).
Fast forward another week and I'm home with the boys by myself - ratio is 3:1. Devin was due for a nap and was enjoying a bottle in my lap. Dominic was entertaining himself in front of the TV, probably with Pokemon or Bakugan figures, and Donovan.... well, he was content somewhere else in the house. Typically he's watching a Wiggles video in our bedroom while playing his guitar along with them. The first clue that this was NOT the case this time, was when he came to me with an "owie". I saw blood. It wasn't bad, just a knick off his knuckle. However, I was afraid at seeing the source of the blood, and whether there was more of it hidden somewhere. Upon further investigation (with Donovan's guidance) I found myself in a hairy situation. There was hair all over my bathroom sink, and surprisingly, some was found on Donovan's face.

Insert gasp, sigh, freak out here....

Always curious with my makeup/travel bag, Donovan spotted a razor (scold me now!) in it and decided it should be used to "brush" his hair. Thankfully, he was spared the reverse mohawk and managed to trim a patch at the front, with 2 additional carvings randomly placed on his head. I did the typical mommy-freakout-scold the kid routine, and then thanked the Lord that my kid's masterpiece was cut short (no pun intended!) Needless to say, I have since relocated my travel bag and reminded myself that there can be hidden dangers in any childproof home!

Donovan's shaved knuckle healed just fine, and I haven't worn makeup in a long time (nor shaved my legs!)