Wednesday, November 30, 2011

a bit late but...

...here are some Halloween photos of Baby-braham Lincoln.

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He was not at all pleased to have a beard or a hat in this case (don't be fooled if he looks happy in these photos as they may or may not have been taken mid cry/struggle). We did no trick or treating.

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However, other Halloween/fall festivities included pumpkins and trying to eat fortune cookies through the wrapper (and without the wrapper in a few cases):

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And we had our traditional Jack-o-Latern pizza, although the yellow cherry/grape (?)tomatoes weren't as effective as red and the cheese got a bit toasty, overall marring the effect.

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Ah well, it still tasted good.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

sicky baby

Yesterday after his nap, Simon wasn't a happy boy. He seemed tired still, so I held him and tried to get him back to sleep, but it wasn't happening. I gave him his afternoon bottle of milk, and that seemed to help him. I was reading on the couch while he played in his play room. Then he started crying, so I got up (then bent down) to give him a hug. And he threw up all over my shoulder, himself, and the carpet.

I cleaned us up a bit, stuck him in his crib, then went downstairs to clean the vomit off the carpet and call Papa to come home. Luckily it was only a little bit before 5 p.m., so Jamund could leave promptly.

We tried feeding Simon a little dinner, and he seemed happy about it... until he threw up again. It didn't seem like he had a great night's sleep either, poor little man. At breakfast,we gave him some white toast with butter and cinnamon/sugar, some saltines, some applesauce, and his milk. He threw up a little bit again.

We cuddled most of the morning in his chair, and he took two little naps today. No more vomiting but diarrhea... Oh man. Babies having the flu is gross. And smelly.

Hopefully he's getting better. I gave him some warm water with honey and lemon in it a bit ago and that seemed to make him happy. We plan to drive down to Grandma and Grandpa's tomorrow morning... Hopefully that will be a success?

Though it's been kind of nice to have a slower day and cuddles, here's hoping our little man is on the mend!

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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Day Off

As Jamie alluded to in her comment on my previous blog post, Simon not taking a morning nap does have the advantage of allowing us to do things in the mornings... such as shopping trips, excursions, etc.

One Monday morning, Jamund was hanging around/not going to work as usual, and then decided not to go to work period. So we had to make a decision: the zoo or the aquarium? The aquarium was decided upon because: (1) it was closer (2) it was closer to the Cheesecake Factory (lunch) (3) it was closer to the Dunford Donuts factory and (4) it was indoor and thus wouldn't be as freezing as the zoo.

We packed up the car, bundled up anyway, and went. Upon arrival, we were less than enthused as it looked (from the outside) like a glorified pet store turned aquarium. We are used to, respectively, theMonterey Bay Aquarium and the Seattle Aquarium, so we had to adjust our thinking a little bit.

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But it was actually pretty nice inside. Still small and no massive tanks that are like three stories tall/wide... but good for a baby with a relatively short attention span.

They had the normal fare like sting rays:

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Local fish:

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Sharks:

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But they also had a cool South America exhibit with piranhas and spiders and at least one electric eel, and this dude (plus a friend who was hanging out in back):

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And PENGUINS! We liked the penguins.

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So then we went to Cheesecake Factory where Simon charmed/flirted with older ladies at nearby tables and we ordered some of our usual (which can include either samosas or Asian chicken lettuce wraps appetizers from the healthy menu and either farfalle with chicken and roasted garlic or bang bang chicken and shrimp).

And yes, Jamund went to Dunford Bakers (they make the chocolate cake donuts you can buy at Costco... at least at our Costco). I stayed in the car with sleeping Simon. Jamund bought donut holes and various donuts for under $4. Happiness ensued.

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So I guess no morning nap isn't all bad?

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

so yeah

I could apologize for not blogging for over a month, but ah well. It happened. Let's move on.

I'm tired, it's cold, the little man is only taking one nap a day (unless he is wonderful on Sundays and naps a bit before church)... life got hard. Not too hard, but harder than when he took two naps! And harder because he now walks, climbs, throws things, makes messes, bangs me on the head, etc. But he also is saying "peas" (please) and "tay tou" (or something like that for "thank you"). Sometimes. We're working on it.

Right now he is getting into some CD cases while wearing a yellow mixing bowl on his head as a hat.

He loves hats. And maybe even more than hats, things that are not actually hats but can become ones (mixing bowls, containers, etc.).

Such as:
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Or:
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Don't judge us.

In other news, I may or may not have watched the new "Hunger Games" trailer 5 times yesterday (after rereading all the books over the past few weeks). We also have a small mouse somewhere in the house (?). It was under our/in our bed last time it was spotted on Sunday night. Comforting, right?

Someday I will post about: Halloween (Baby-braham Lincoln), going to the aquarium, the new library, life in general... Get excited, people. Get excited.