Monday, July 21, 2008

100 posts!

This is post #100 of my blog. That is pretty exciting. We are having a lazy morning at home. Miles is napping -- he was SO fussy when he got up this morning (screaming, arching his back and throwing his body around - not like him at all!). He finally settled into breakfast. Ate well. Started coughing. Threw up breakfast. Clothes changed. Face and hands wiped down. Back into bed. He is asleep and happy. He seemed to have a little bit of a tummy bug yesterday. He threw up several times yesterday morning and early afternoon. He ate mashed potatoes for dinner and did fine with those though. I thought we were past it this morning. Apparently not.

The boys and I are headed to Chicago in just 13 more days. Poor Daddy has to stay home and work. I am excited to get away from Dallas, the heat, our house....!!! And, excited for the boys and I to get to play with Cousin Emilyn! :) We just have to get everyone well...... could take the full 2 weeks!

Here are a few pics from the last few weeks to enjoy! Here are some fun things that we have done so far this summer.

Some things never change. Mason is still into trains! We have built and re-built more miles of track this summer, I should have a degree in track-building by now! :)

If you have not seen Miles in a while, he is finally getting more hair. And it is curly, curly, curly! I think that it is adorable and looks a little like, well, see for yourself.....

Miles is such a happy boy. He loves to play with his brother and is starting to get into Mason's toys more and more. He pushes cars, trucks and trains around the house now and is quickly becoming a "big boy"! We did have his ENT follow-up last week and his ears look great. Nothing really to report, so that is great. We'll go back in 3 months. We also had a GI follow-up and because of some bad reactions to cow's milk, he is going to stay on soy milk until 18 months old (end of November - Thanksgiving). Our doctor got paged to the ER right after he came in, so we will be talking to him again soon about more details of all this. Also, he is up to 24 pounds now. His 15 month well-baby check is at the end of August.

Mason went with Grandpa and Mimi on the Tarantula train, which runs from the Ft. Worth Stockyards to Grapevine and back. It is a vintage (read: un-airconditioned) train and very fun, especially for a certain 3-year-old boy that LOVES trains!

Miles loves to put things in his mouth these days. He knows better though, especially when we are outside. He will open his mouth, stick out his tongue and look at me to see if I am going to tell him "no, no, Miles". He usually still puts the item (rock, dirt, acorn) in his mouth anyway.... clearly, we are still working on obeying.

We also had to get Miles his own dump truck to push around the yard like big brother Mason. Having only one dump truck for two little (possessive, sometimes greedy) boys just doesn't cut it. So, off to Target mommy goes to buy another identical truck! :)

We spent a little time with Kim, Ben and Emilyn for Em's first birthday celebration. We swam, ate and had cake. I thought that this was a cute picture of Miles and Mommy.

Both boys also love to play the piano. I think that it is so cute to see them sitting on the bench together banging, I mean playing away.
Mason was coloring and Miles really wanted to be part of the fun. I just thought that this picture was so cute of him on his tip-toes. And, for the record, yes, Mason is fully potty-trained. This was taken when he had his, well, let's just say tummy bug and there was no containing the poop that day. So, to keep mommy sane and the carpets clean, he wore a pull-up. Yes, I felt like someone was going to see this and think, well, something negative about me or my child. I should not even worry about that, but clearly I do. Sorry. I'm working on mommy-guilt lately.

I did let Miles sit in the chair and color also. He thought that he was BIG TIME!!! About a second later, he stuck the crayons in his mouth and had two blue teeth. Which reminds me. Miles still only has 4 teeth. Is this odd to anyone else? The pediatrician and the ENT both have said "he has buds", meaning that the teeth are in there, just playing hide and seek for now. Thankfully, only having 4 teeth does not hinder his appetite!! Just notice those chubby thighs! He eats well (although it does not always stay down lately) and is open to trying and eating a ton of new foods.

OK, that is all for now. If you are still with me, congratulations for making it this far. I think that this is the longest post I have ever published! Keep checking back for more fun summer pics and tales of our tummy-woes!!! Leave me a comment if you are still reading. I know that this is mostly for me, but I would love to know who is reading and keeping up with our boys and family!! One more cute picture of Mason since the pictures are mostly of Miles. Miles will always smile at me, but Mason runs when he sees the camera, so I don't have many good ones of him.


Summer said...

AWWW!! I love the picture of you as a little girl!!!!!

Your Lil Sis said...

You were SOOOOOOOOOOOOO cute! I forgot that cute little smile and that beautiful curly hair! Yes, I read your posts! Everyone of them and I love them!