Saturday, September 26, 2009

Athan likes Wall-E

Athan watched Wall-E and LOVED it. Now he has a shirt with pictures of Wall-E on it, which he also LOVES. When he says Wall-E, he actually pronounces the "L" sound, which I LOVE. :)

Thursday, September 24, 2009

better today

Slept through the night. No fever. Ate a big breakfast. Maybe we're in the clear this time.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

when he feels better

he'll look like this again. :)

off and on

He feels fine for a couple hours, then yucky again for an hour or so. So far, he only has a fever. No cough or snot or pulling at the ears or crying when he fills his diaper. I don't know what kind of infection he's fighting, but the fever alone has been enough for a long day.

At least Ryan got to spend a big chunk of his 30th birthday cuddling with our sweet Athan. Happy 3-0, Dad!

sickly Bear

Athan woke this morning with a fever and feeling yucky. We cancelled the eye appt. he was supposed to be at, checked sugar (103), and just put tired boy down for a very uncharacteristic morning nap. Morgan's off at school, so we'll have the morning to keep and eye on him. I'll try to post an update soon.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

constant companions

The newest members of our family: The Monkeys. Athan has latched on to these two adorable guys (apparently named Gus, and the original Monkey). I've pushed every "cuddly thing" I could find his direction, and finally gave up on it. Then he randomly scoots into Morgan's room a couple of weeks ago, finds the matching monkeys, and that's it.

It's actually been a great thing. Suddenly he is the "big brother" to these guys, and it's helping his behavior. He sleeps with them, and he doesn't scream when we leave the room anymore. He'll explain to his monkey's that they have to "take one bite," or "don't hit." So I say, "Welcome, Gus and Monkey." :)

I think she had a good time in ME

Thursday, September 10, 2009

as promised

The trip to Nashville was quick, and mostly good. We planned it last-minute, asked Jessica along for the ride, and headed out. What should be a 3 hour drive became 5+ when we spent over an hour in stand-still traffic on I-65. I had to get out and pee in the woods (we were also in the middle of a state part - no exits). But we made it. I got kinda sick that evening, but it was still good to see Mom. She took care of Athan and Jessica took care of me. I probably got more rest than if I'd stayed home. :) We took mom to the airport the next morning, and came home.

Mom thanked me too much for going. In case anyone's forgotten, just re-read some of the beginning of this blog for a reminder about the many times she's rearranged her life and made last-minute trips to help me out. Driving to Nashville for a day was no big deal. :)

More on the Maine trip when we get pictues uploaded.

Monday, September 7, 2009

my phone

So Ryan and Morgan went to Maine to see Jason and Hannah (good times, details later). Meanwhile, Athan and I (and good friend Jessica) took a quick trip down to Nashville to see Grammy, who was there for a wedding (also good times, details later).

The point of this post: I left my phone in the hotel in Nashville. They're mailing it to me, so I'll have it back by the end of the week. Until then, know that I'm not ignoring you if you're calling. Call Ryan's phone if you need me.


Sunday, September 6, 2009

my favorite school story

So far, this takes the cake. Morgan has regaled us with entertaining tales from school, but the best comes from an exchange of e-mails I had with her teacher. It started with "Morgan is missing school today because...." followed by "how is she doing in class?" There was a good report, followed by this:

"The first day, when she was introduced to the principal, she deeply curtsied, as if meeting royalty. It was the cutest thing ever! I am not sure Ms. Sampson have ever gotten such a greeting!"