Thursday, January 19, 2012

New Puppy

For Christmas my husband and I were crazy enough to get our boys a puppy.  She is a teddy bear and she is a cutie.  Her cuteness wore off for me when she pooped on the carpet just after I took her out to go potty.  We have a long way to go with potty training.  At least puppies are quicker then children :)
It has been frustrating, but we see the love our boys have for this little puppy and we think it is worth all the struggles.


Over the past few days Alex has been sick with the flu.  Yesterday was the first day that he was up to eating anything more than a cracker.  I made chicken and noodle soup from scratch and homemade bread.  While everything was cooking Carter comes into the kitchen and says "fee-fi-fo-fum, I smell something, yum yum yum."  It made me laugh.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Pulled tooth

Alex has had a loose tooth for a couple weeks now and it needed to come out, because the permanent tooth came through behind the loose one.  I thought that his loose tooth could use a little help and when I looked at it, it was all but out.  It just needed a little help so I pushed on the tooth a couple times and it came out. Alex didn't cry a bit.  He was a little nervous when I was pushing on it but, proud of himself when he saw the tooth after it came out.  He quickly put the tooth in his alligator tooth bank for the Tooth Fairy to take. :)
He is getting to be such a big boy!  Two teeth out just after he turns 5. Wow!

Halloween and Sprained Elbows

On Halloween day my boys and their cousin Taelyn were going for a wagon ride in the back yard at grandma and grandpa's house when the wagon tipped over and all three kids hit the ground (a wagon not being pulled by a tractor, just a kid wagon).  Usually they will be up and running around after a little spill like that, but this time Alex was grabbing his arms underneath him and was wincing.  I ran down to him and asked him if he was okay, he said "yes", but I could tell he was trying to hold back the tears.   I told him that it is not his fault and he can tell me if anything is wrong.  That's when the tears came and he said "my arm hurts right here", pointing to his elbow.
I took him to the ER along with Carter.  Carter tells everyone what happened to Alex and he continues to say that his finger broke off (he wanted to have some attention at the ER too).  They did an X-Ray, and the doctor concluded that nothing was broken, but he did think there could be some tendon damage.  He has been in a sling since then and there has been a lot of swelling and tenderness.  We are going to the doctor again today for a follow up, I hope a break doesn't show up.
He still went as Spiderman to go Trick or Treating (he was an injured superhero, even Spiderman got hurt sometimes). :)

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Snake starts with S

Alex: "Snake starts with S, soap starts with S, and shoe starts with S."
Carter: "And fox starts with S."

Carter just wanted to contribute to the conversation. It was very funny, and he was sure he was right. :)