Thursday, March 25, 2010

In Case of Fire...

Back at the beginning of the school year, the fire department visited the preschool and taught the kids all about fire safety, fire trucks, and that kind of stuff. Clayton talked about it all for weeks. He demonstrated stop, drop, and roll for anyone who would pay attention. He was obsessed with fire trucks. He still mentions the "fire man at school" every now and then, but some of the lessons are a little rusty.

Case in point:

The other day, somehow the topic of fire came up. We asked Clayton what he would do if his clothes were on fire. He couldn't rememeber.

"Stop," we said, trying to get him to recall. Nothing. "Drop," we continued, trying to jog his memory.

"Stop, drop," he repeated. Pause, thinking.

"And then what," we asked.

With great enthusiasm, "Grab a hose!"

Ryan and I got a pretty good laugh out of that one. Yes, I think grabbing a hose would probably be pretty effective. Good thinking!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Is it Spring Yet?

Yesterday it was 70 degrees here. I picked up some dinner at McAlister's and was in line behind a family with two little girls dressed in capri pants and tank tops. They looked like spring.

Today was a little different. We woke up to about an inch of snow and have accumulated a couple more throughout the day. Clayton was so excited, but the winds have been so high that neither Ryan or I was really up to getting outside to play. I think the high was just around freezing.

It will be cold again tomorrow, but it looks like 57 on Monday and 67 on Tuesday. Who knows what the next week will hold. I'm not packing aways those snow suits quite yet. This system could break the record for the snowiest (is that a word?) winter in recorded Oklahoma history.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Spring Forward

The time change has been a little rough on Eli. It's now 10:15am, and Sleeping Beauty has yet to grace us with his presence. He went to bed at 8:00pm, so what's the deal? Lucky for him, Clayton is on spring break, so we don't have anywhere to be early this week. We've also been trying to give up the morning nap, so that could have something to do with the extra sleep. Must be nice to have the option. Part of me thinks I should go wake him up. The other part of me is enjoying relaxing, sitting here next to one quiet, coloring three year old.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Is that what I think it is?

In case you haven't heard, baby #4 is on the way!  Due Aug 10th.

And, in case you were wondering... Ryan only makes BOYS!

*We had our first Level II and echo today.  So far, so good.  It's a little early to rule out heart defects completely (I'm 18 weeks now), but so far everything looks structurally normal.  Praise God!  Please keep our baby in your prayers.  Our next Level II with echo will be at 22 weeks.  That's the ideal time to get the best look at the heart.  We are praying for another healthy baby boy.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Happy Birthday Daddy!

31 today!


Eli had tubes placed in his ears this morning.  It was a really easy procedure, fifteen minutes start to finish.  Surprise.  Surprise.  He had yet another ear infection when they got in there, so that once again assures me we made the right decision.  Eli fell asleep in the car on the way home and ended up sleeping from about 9:30am to 2pm.  Then he took a short nap from about 5pm to 6pm and was definitely ready to go to bed tonight at 8pm.  Other than the sleepiness, he's been happy Eli all day, and I'm sure he'll be back to himself tomorrow.  I'm so grateful we had the opportunity to get these tubes, and I really hope they help with all the ear infections Eli has been having.

Oh how I wish I had my camera ready when they rolled this boy in from the OR.  He was sitting up straight on this huge gurney, chugging a tiny 2oz. bottle of sugar water.  When I say chugging, I mean the fluid was long gone, but in a desperate attempt to obtain every last drop, he had his head tilted completely back at a 90 degree angle, bottle straight up in the air.  You probably had to be there, but it was really cute.  This boy was THIRSTY!

We were all ready to leave when they let us go.  Ryan and I can't stand being at hospitals.

All done and still mad about the ID bracelet around his ankle.

Finally getting a little snack to take the edge off.