Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Shots AKA Pinches

Although today is Lyndon and my thirteenth wedding anniversary, I dreaded the day!  Don't get me wrong...I love my husband more than anything in the world, but with being a wife and now mommy I have to sometimes do more than just celebrate on this special day.  I had scheduled Andrew (now 4 and going to PreK soon!) for his back to school booster shots and well baby check-up for Monday, July 28th because I knew the 29th was our anniversary and I did not want to take Andrew to get the awful shots on our day.  Well, being the nice person I am, when the nurse called a last week to reschedule our appointment  to the 29th I obliged.  She is always eager to work us in or get a prescription called in for us so I thought it was only fair to help her out.  We dropped Buttercup (0ur new pet) off at the vet for "shots in his booty" and headed to see Dr. Moore.  Andrew thought that shots was funny and began to cakle.  I thought...if you only knew.  After waiting in the waiting room for 75 minutes watching Andrew play the gameboy he received from his MaeMae, Pa, and Nanny for his birthday, we finally got called back.  Andrew was reluctant to stand on the scale.  He did not want to measure his height.  He would not speak!  Julie, our wonderful nurse, asked me if he knew what was about to happen.  I said "NOPE!"  She then proceeded to tell me how she had been tricking children into getting shots without a fight.  I told her it was worth a try. (She remembered having to hold Timothy down a few years ago)  She told Andrew that she was going to pinch his arm and put a band aid on it.  He actually agreed.  I held his head to my chest so he could not see the needles, and being as shy as he is, he did not look!  She did two vaccines in each arm and put "Monkey George" band aid on his "Pinches".  He did not whimper or shed the first tear.  He did say afterwards that it hurt just a little.  I am so proud of my bigger boy Andrew!  He received his icee and his backpack for being such a good boy at the doctor and getting his "Pinches".  So, if you have a child needing a shot, see if the nurse will just pinch your child!  It sure worked wonders for Andrew.  And Lyndon, I love am so elated that you chose to marry me 13 years ago.  I look forward to making more and more wonderful memories with you!  I hope it is raining on Sunday!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Friday, July 18, 2008

Family Vacation ~ New Oleans

Pool Time!
Andrew found Nemo!
Watching the Monkeys!
Timothy loved the Ferry!
Andrew enjoyed the beignets!
We recently spent some time away in New Orleans. The boys loved being in "Slidell" at the camper which included swimming daily, playing with life size checkers, playing putt putt, riding bikes, watching DVDs, doing art projects, and playing games. The board game Trouble became a family favorite. Lyndon even taught Timothy how to play chess. We went into New Orleans to visit the Aquarium, the Audubon Zoo, ride the ferry and trolley, and eat beignets. Although the weather was hot and humid, the boys faired well on a two hour trolley ride. We stayed close to home, but made memories to last a lifetime. I will try to figure out how to post a slide show in my blog and will put some additional pictures of the trip! I hope your vacation was as wonderful as ours!

Here we go!

I have been reading lots of blogs this week and figured I need to get on the blogwagon! I go. School starts in just 18 days for me and I am striving to get organized at home. I am failing. I need to clean out closets and get everything in place before the mad rush of back to school, but instead I sit with the laptop in my lap playing! I saw an image on photobucket that says a clean house equals a broken computer. How true!
My goal with this blog is to post biweekly pictures of the boys and things that they are doing at school. Timothy will begin first grade on August 11th at Lessie Moore Elementary. Andrew will begin Pre K at Lessie Moore shortly thereafter. To answer your question...NO he will not be in my class. He will be in the best Pre K teacher in the parishes class...Mrs. Tullos!
I just tested adding a picture. It was slow uploading, but easy to do. I think blogging is for me! Until next time...