Sunday, August 31, 2008

Heading to the beach tomorrow...

Hopefully we will still post from the beach, but if not, we'll be back up and running sometime the week after next! Hope everyone has a great week. Pray that we don't get flooded out by Hurricane Gustav!!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

We have what you can say....a biter


Sorry for the delay in my blog posts, but we have been having a rough several weeks regarding Skylar's teeth and his ocational sickness and haven't had anything to really post...Anyhoo, yesterday I picked up Skylar from Daycare and we do get regular incident reports (at least 1 every two weeks or more), because he usually falls and hurts himself by being a typical boy, but YIKES...he didn't have anything happen to him this time, he did something to another kid. He bit another kid, a little girl to be specific. :( Supposedly, they were both trying to get the walker toy thing at school (there are two in his class too), but I guess they wanted the same one and well the only way he was able to get it was bite her on the arm. This was not a little bite either, it was a full blown pit bull lock jaw bite. I felt horrible when I saw it. He didn't break the skin, but he has so many teeth, so you can imagine what it looked like. It was a big bruise already. I was blown away, because he NEVER does that at home and this was the first time he did this in school. I mean, he used to bite me when he got his first 2 teeth, but not like that. I don't know if he's acting out in anger, because he didn't get his way or if he is just in pain or both actually.

I'm not sure what to do in these types of situations, so ANY advice or suggestions is welcomed! :) He's too young to understand that this is wrong, so I don't know what to do. I don't want him to be "that kid" at daycare.

Other than that, he loves waving now, before it was sporadic, well actually, it still is, but more continuous now. He's getting the hang of walking too. He still crawls, but he pulls himself up and starts walking from A to B about 70% of the time. :) Oh and now he learned how to climb up on our furniture. He pulls himself up from the floor and climbs, so great.....but not really.

I am so excited about next week, we are going to the beach on a MUCH needed vacation. I don't mind going at this time of the year. I think the beaches won't be as crowded and I am pretty stoked about the place we are staying at. It is so KID friendly. This will be Skylar's first trip to the beach too. I hope to have tons of great pictures to post. I might post while I'm at the beach too, we'll see if I have the energy. :)

Monday, August 18, 2008

Can we say walking?

I'm so excited to share Skylar's news that he's walking!! Well...drunk frankenstein walking. Anyways, he looks funny when he's walking. He still can't get up on his own and start walking, he has to pull up on something, then he will turn around and start walking. He did squat and play with one of his toys tonight and stood right up again and walked, so it's getting close. Everytime he would walk really well, my camera was downstairs, so we missed a lot of great video shots, but I did capture a few. It's amazing to see your child learn new things and actually do them. Like eat, talk, roll over, sit up, crawl, pull up, wave, smile, laugh, play peek a boo, clap, walk... You know where I'm going with this. I guess you can say I'm a proud momma! Speaking of peek a boo, Skylar is the funniest thing to watch. He doesn't cover his face when playing this sweet little game. He covers his ears. We'll say, where's Skylar and then he covers his ears, ah! I guess playing hide and seek or Marco Polo is not in his near future, but you never know. :)Below is one video of Skylar walking and one of Skylar and Terry playing. Skylar loves giving open kisses. So cute!
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Sunday, August 10, 2008

More Molars and infections...Go us!


That's a fun title huh? Well, Skylar's bottom molars are trying to push their way through, they are so swollen. His bottom right should pop through in the next couple of days, it's really swollen and red. We have given him crushed ice (Thanks Crystal for the tip), teething rings, hyland tablets, baby orajel... You name it. To top it all off, he started to come down with a fever on Wednesday, so we couldn't take him back to daycare for 24 hours, so Terry and I took turns on Thursday, by taking half days and staying home with him. He seemed to be doing just fine too, as he was not running a temp, so we had fun just playing around. Around dinner time, I noticed some gunk (is that a word) coming out of one of his eyes and just assumed it was sleep gunk. Well Friday morning as I was getting out of the shower, Terry brought Skylar to me to show me his eyes. His right eye was swollen shut and the other wasn't looking so good. So...I immediately thought ear infection. UGH! So, off to the doctors we went. He has had a bad bout with ear infections from about 4 months old to 8 months old and we had to have tubes placed in both ears. Ever since then, he's been fine, but would get viral infections in it's place, ha! He has had a viral infection once a month, for the past 3 months, which then would turn into Rosella. So...that's what we have again, but this time, it infected his eyes. as well as him having a high temp and rash. It's not pink eye, but they did say it's contagious. Well, at least it's not ear infections right? :) We were told to just put a ointment on both eyes (on the eyelashes) and it will get in his eye and heal it. Today it's been a lot better. On Friday and Saturday, it was just horrible looking. The infections switched eyes for swelling too. Once we thought one eye was looking better, the other started to look bad, yikes! He looked pitiful. We were bummed too, since we had two birthday parties on Saturday to go to and we had to cancel on both, as he would have got the other babies and kids infected with what he had. Who wants that, right? We still want to be invited to future birthday parties ya know, so we did everyone a favor and just stayed away. Here's some pics of our little guy. The pictures explain it all. When looking at these pictures though, think of the song by the cranberries, Za-om-bay....ay...ay...ay... :) He's still gorgeous to us!






After the medicine...it actually looks worse, because it's both eyes here.

We got some landscaping done at the house and I worked in the garden a bit on Saturday. Let me just say that we have tons of tomatoes!! We have lemon tomatoes (they're yellow), Roma and big slicing sandwich tomatoes. We love tomatoes too!! So that's a great thing to come home too. Our squash and zucchini didn't do so well though, especially our zucchini. I think the hot weather dried out our soil, even though we had some good rains and we water it every few days, but the plants are dried out and some even died. Oh well. We only harvested one zucchini and about 5 or 6 squash, which we enjoyed tremendously (I wished we had more, ugh!!). I think I planted 2 or 3 zucchini plants and about 5 or 6 squash plants, so you can see I was very disappointed. What we also have an abundance of, is jalapeno peppers, banana peppers and other hot peppers. We only had one cucumber plant and we are now starting to harvest them, but only 1 or 2 at a time. Which is fine. I think next year, we will grow potatoes, more squash and zucchini, melons and red onions and of course tomatoes. I need to find out where I can get the seeds for red onions though. I love onions....yum!! Does anyone know? I looked for them at Lowes and Walmart to no avail. I did look at the Farmer's Market, but I wasn't looking intently for them at the time there. Maybe they are sold there. Sorry this post is so random, haha.. I think that's how I feel. today, ha! Is anyone watching the Olympics? We are so excited about watching it. I love it! Again....random... :)

***One more thing about Skylar, he's been taking a few steps here and there, but consistently. He walks everywhere, but holding onto things. He still crawls too, but he's walking more, by the assistance of his toys, the furniture, Ralph... I think he can walk now, but he's scared to let go. It's his security blanket to hold onto something. I'm not worried though, if he's walking by 24 months at least, then I will be happy! :) It's all a waiting game now.

We got a new gate that surrounds our computer area. Skylar does not like this at all!! Right after this picture, he threw a fit, because we wouldn't let him in, hah!

After his tantrum, he started to play with his toys again and forgot he was mad...

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Yikes!! We have Molars!

We have had a very fussy Mr. gumpy pants here lately, because he has been teething. The daycare teacher said she felt his molars a couple of weeks ago, but he wouldn't let me touch them for anything. Well, today he was crying (loudly and soundly might I add) and I saw he was in pain, as I saw two little white things popping out on top. So, we have the painful molars! He doesn't have them on the bottom yet, but his top two are completely popped out. Making this 10 TEETH!! Holy Moly! I imagine his bottom two will be making their appearance too here soon. Aaah...I can't wait...:)

We had a great weekend though, other than his occational outburst from pain. Poor guy!! Sunday, we had Skylar's 1 year pictures taken at Portrait Innovations. They (P.I.), I have to say are great!! We got so many pictures for the fraction of the price of other places. I suggest you check them out. :) Now, I'm not saying Skylar smiled for them all, aha! I think when he's around people he doesn't know, he studies them, so therefore, no smiles. Oh well... We got a few smiling pics, so that made us super happy! We even got one of us all, so that was nice too! We don't take many family pics.

Sorry, some are not rotated and I'm too lazy and too tired to fix them and re-attach them. :) Also, these are not the edited versions, (this is from the CD), so you may see my arm or Terry's arm in there. Again...too tired to edit them. :) Thanks for looking.