Sunday, February 25, 2007

Happy Birthday to ME!

Today is my birthday and my thoughtful little Carson decided to make me breakfast in bed. He went downstairs and dragged a chair into the kitchen and up to the freezer door. Next he opened the freezer and pulled out a box of Eggo Waffles. He said he picked the strawberry ones instead of the blueberry ones because the blueberry were his favorite (at least I'm teaching Carson to be honest, right?!). Then my bright 3.5 year old proceeds to open the unopened box of strawberry Eggo waffles, open the plastic to the inside package, and get out three waffles. Two for mommy's birthday and one for him. The toaster wasn't plugged in so he decided to plug it in himself (yes, we had a L-O-N-G talk about this point). While the waffles were toasting he climbed on top of the kitchen counters and got out two plates and two forks. Our waffles popped out of the toaster, needed butter and syrup, and a long journey upstairs to mommy in bed.

I was awoken by a loud "Happy Birthday Mommy! Here is your yummy breakfast! I made it all by myself just for you because I LOVE YOU! You are the greatest mommy ever!" Now what better birthday present could a mommy ask for???

Now don't worry, the kitchen didn't burn down, there wasn't butter and syrup all over everything, the rest of the Eggo waffles were returned to the freezer where they belong, AND we had a gentle discussion about needing an adult to help plug in appliances and cook food in the toaster/stove/oven/etc. He did a perfect job cleaning up after himself and what three year old knows how to make breakfast?? I think I am going to have him train Al! But boy was my Carson proud of himself for his culinary masterpiece birthday breakfast surprise for Mommy. As he should be. These are certainly the moments to cherish.

Saturday, February 17, 2007

I love these boys!

This week has been fun with the boys. Carson behaved really well from Wednesday through today and has been a joy to be around. We have read books, done crafts, and played trains/trucks all day long. He just came over to me, hugged me, and said, "Mom, you are just a beautiful mommy!". How can you not love that? Eli on the other hand has been a fussy pants all week. We finally broke down and took him to the germ infested ped this morning to get checked out. Diagnosis: sinus infection. Lovely. Another round of antibiotics....this time Augmenten. His g-tube site is also looking icky still after his antibiotic round a month ago so hopefully this new round will help clear it up for good. We go to his surgeon for a post-op appt on Thursday so he will have a g-tube recheck then.

Valentine's Day went smoothly and we have spent the last few days going over and over all of the various cards Carson received from his friends at school HUNDREDS of times. This little guy just loves his valentines. Too cute. Carson then hides his valentine bag from Eli so the equally curious valentine lover doesn't tear them all to shreds!

Carson helped me bake a cake last night. He loves to pull his stool up to the counter and assist me in measuring out ingredients and pouring them into different bowls and pans while I cook. Carson has christened himself my "Big Boy Helper". Last night we made a Funfetti cake and I was feeling adventurous. It was the very first time I let him crack the eggs by himself!! He did such a great job and the smile on his face was priceless. Oh how I wish Al hadn't been busy putting Eli to bed so he could have caught the fun on video or at least camera. The cake turned out beautifully and Carson of course sunk downstairs this morning for a secret taste around 5am. He came and woke me up about 5:30am with icing all over his face accompanied with a huge grin suited for the most mischievous boy ever. I couldn't help but smile. Don't worry...Eli got a few sneak bites of icing this morning in between his apple and cereal too!

As you can see, this week has been fun and my boys are amazing (what, you expected less??). I can't wait to see what the future has in store for the four of us. More smiles, hugs, and kisses I'm sure (with lots of cake for good measure).

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

20 sentences and a pic

Okay, I just typed a huge post about nursing school, Eli, and Carson but blogger is acting up and deleted it all. goes the abridged version.

1.) Nursing school is keeping me incredibly busy.
2.) The boys are doing great.
3.) Ohio weather is crazy
4.) Eli almost certainly will be diagnosed with mild cerebral palsy.
5.) It should only affect his fine motor tasks.
6.) He gets to go to school starting in August!
7.) He now has 10 teeth.
8.) Carson is gaining a bit of weight.
9.) Carson is becoming incredibly independent.
10.) He wants to make his own food/drink and dress himself all the time.
11.) My house is suffering.
12.) We got 11" of snow yesterday.
13.) Carson has missed 5 days of school in the past 2 weeks due to weather closings.
14.) I need prayers.
15.) Carson received further diagnosis on Monday (see #14)
16.) I don't want to discuss it here for many reasons.
17.) I may or may not ever discuss it on this blog.
18.) I'm struggling with this and I don't know why b/c it's not that big of a deal.
19.) I love my boys no matter what.
20.) They also said Carson "most likely has a genius IQ"

Okay...there is the short and sweet version. I will get into more details later but I need to study for my nursing exam that I have tomorrow at 11am. Wish me luck on my exam and on dealing with my issues. My hubby did get me a beautiful 1 carat channel set, princess cut diamond wedding anniversary band for V-day and my birthday. It was a highlight of the week!

Enjoy this pic of the boys in the snow from this morning!