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Swingin
Swingin
Jan 2010 Countryside park
swinging
swinging
Jan 2010 Countryside park
Friends forever
Friends forever
Jan 2010 Countryside park
Landon in a bucket!
Landon in a bucket!
Ollie watching Dada make Truffles
Ollie watching Dada make Truffles
Jan 2010
Ollie's favorite place to sleep
Ollie’s favorite place to sleep
Jan 2010
my boys chillin
my boys chillin
Happy boys
Happy boys
Jan 2010
little ollie
little ollie
check out Landon and my’s toes
just for size comparison
just for size comparison
Jan 2010
Ollie is looking up!
Ollie is looking up!
Jan 2010
check out his head control!
check out his head control!
Jan 2010
Chillin in his O hat
Chillin in his O hat
Jan 2010
Love's his personalized hat!
Love’s his personalized hat!
Jan 2010
happy bear
happy bear
Jan 2010
Brothers
Brothers
Jan 2010
both looking at the camera!
both looking at the camera!
Jan 2010
Ollie is happy!
Ollie is happy!
Jan 2010
Landon riding the train around the mall
Landon riding the train around the mall
Fiesta Mall
Great Uncle Jack!
Great Uncle Jack!
Jan 2010
We love Uncle Jack
We love Uncle Jack
Jan 2010

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happy family weekend

Thursday night dinner was fun, as always, Bobby had made this delicious Blood Orange cake that was just to die for. We had the last two pieces of it while watching Supernatural on Friday night. (Thank you Leigh for the Olive Oil that made the cake possible!)
Yesterday was a pretty awesome day. First off, Ollie has been “sleeping” through the night, sort of, for the last two nights. I say sort of because he, once midnight rolls around, he wakes and fusses. If I get up and feed him, he’ll eat less than an ounce, and then fall asleep. If I put a binky in his mouth, and talk to him for a minute, he falls asleep, and sleeps for an hour, and then wakes and repeats the process. Around 4-4:30 AM, he will finally wake and actually cry, so I get up at that point and feed him. Then I try to catch another 60 minutes of sleep before Landon wakes up at 5:30AM. No matter what we do, that boy just wakes up TOO EARLY!!! Still, this is more sleep than I have gotten since Ollie was born, so I’m feeling better. Last night Ollie ate 9 oz in a sitting before going to sleep! How crazy is that? I didn’t think his tummy could hold that much! He normally eats about 6-7 oz in a sitting.
So then yesterday Bobby got up and we went out to Red Robin for lunch. Both kids were pretty good, Oliver was awake for most of the meal, so I ate one handed while entertaining him. We had talked about going to the science center, but we forgot to grab the good camera, and then accidently left our directions at the restaurant, so we decided to just hit Fiesta Mall instead.
We walked in and saw this place called Pose Photo. I commented that I would like a family photo soon, and Bobby agreed, and suggested we check out this place and maybe get one! Doesn’t he rock?
For less than $50 I got one 8×10, 2 5x7s, and 20 wallets of 2 poses, plus all the digital images from the session! AND they touched them up digitally, AND I had the pictures in hand within 30 minutes of taking them. I was very impressed overall, although the guy running it did not seem to speak very good English, and it was pretty fast moving. I am thinking I may go back just to get shots of the kids though. This is one of my favorites. The whole set is on Flickr!

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Also, have you seen these train things they are adding to the Malls? How weird is that? A little train that drives around the mall? Landon, of course, loves it, but talk about silly and overpriced! We let him ride as a reward for smiling and being good for the pictures.
We swung through AJ’s and got some ingredients and came home. Bobby made an awesome pizza. He is such an amazing cook!
We’ve started watching a show that makes me laugh so hard I cry, and it’s not something I would have ever expected to watch or like. It’s called Top Gear and it’s a total blast. Watching the team drive the semi trucks or take rundown vehicles across the rainforest, or even cross the English Channel in a converted pickup truck, it’s just too funny. So we watched that last night, and another episode today as well.
We also had lunch today with Uncle Jack over at Pei Wei’s, which makes me happy, and even better, Bobby is in charge of dinner, so I know it will be tasty!
Ollie is really getting stronger. He likes to be held in a sitting position, and would prefer to be up out of his car seat when we go out to eat so he can look around. He also loves to stand up. He can support his whole body on his legs for a bit, he just lacks the balance to stand upright. The same goes for sitting up at this point too. It’s amazing how quickly they go from being floppy to this!
We had to take our pool vacuum robot thing to be serviced, as he had stopped moving about, and that meant a trip to the pool store. Landon was so cute, we saw this bulldozer float for babies, and I asked him if we should get it for baby brother. Landon said no, he wanted it for him. I told him he was too big, and Landon said he was getting smaller, not bigger. And as he said this he knelt down and tried to go all ball shaped. It was adorable!

More pictures have been posted over at Landon and Ollie, so go check them out!

That Day

I’ve had bad days in the past, but I have to admit, with Ollie being sick, I keep thinking about That Day.
I can definitively say that it was the worst day of my life. I hope and pray I never have a day top that. Before that day it was the day my father died, but That Day was worse. Something about watching your own child come that close to…. you know what, I don’t want to talk about it after all.

Ollie seems to be doing very well overall. I switched him the fast nipple and he can eat much better. He has spit up twice, I don’t think he threw up everything in his tummy but more than just a little burp, maybe half a bottle? Once was Monday evening, the other was yesterday afternoon. Both times it was while he was happy and playing on his play mat. He really has been digging his play mat recently, but due to his congestion and spit up I’ve been trying to keep him more upright, and I think he misses his play mat time.

It took Bobby 3 days to get over it, so I’m hoping he’ll be better tomorrow. Ollie hasn’t even had a fever with this, so that has kept me from major stress. It’s really been a minor illness, thankfully. Nothing to stress about here!

Ollie shots.

Ollie’s pediatrician called. They talked to his neurologist, and in the end, they think he’s fine for the Dtap. So we set up an appointment today to go get that. However, last night Ollie had a stuffy nose, and was freaking out trying to eat. At his two AM feeding, same thing. I ended up feeding him in the bathroom with the shower on as hot it would go to create a sauna effect. I got us a humidifier for tonight. Anyway, so I canceled the Dtap shot for today, we will try again in a couple of days. He’s also spit up twice now as well.

He finally (this week) started sleeping for 5 hours stretches at night. Currently he sleeps from about 8pm till about 2am for his long stretch. He was on 6ML a day of his Phenobarbital, now he is down to 4 ML a day. He should hopefully be off of it around Feb 19th if my math is correct and he has no symptoms.

Mom, Landon, and Ollie
Mom, Landon, and Ollie
Mom, Landon, and Ollie
Mom, Landon, Ollie & Dru cat
Mom feeding Ollie

Ollie
Ollie
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Landon playing in the flooded backyard
Landon playing in the flooded backyard
01/22/09
happy landon in the cold water
happy landon in the cold water
01/22/09
look at his big smile
look at his big smile
01/22/09
in the puddle
in the puddle
01/22/09
attempting to eat his toys
attempting to eat his toys
01/22/09
come to me toy! Let me eat your feet!
come to me toy! Let me eat your feet!
01/22/09

My boys are so adorable

My boys are so adorable.
Landon doesn’t like loud noises, like vacuum cleaners, but he does love to push things around the floor and pretend to vacuum. Christmas 2008 Landon wanted a vacuum cleaner. The toy ones I found were $25, but Wal-Mart had a cute little real one for $9. So Landon got a real vacuum. Today he was playing in his room and he figured out how to plug it in. It was on, so upon plugging it in, it started making noise. This caused Landon to FREAK OUT and start crying. I go running in to his room, and Landon is curled up in a ball on the ground crying while covering his ears. The vacuum is on the floor, plugged in and running. I was laughing so hard as I unplugged it. Landon asked me to put it in a corner because it was bad and too loud. I did this, and told him if he didn’t like the sound than do not plug it in. He told me his “dogs” did it. Landon’s pack of imaginary dogs are really getting him in trouble! Last night Landon wanted me to tuck his dogs in bed with him. He also wants to feed them bones.
Landon has been having some issues at school the past two weeks. He’s being a little rough with the other kids, and he’s not following instructions as well as he used too. Part of it is he just has so much energy.
Oliver is growing and growing. In the last couple of days he’s started reaching for his toys. He loves to touch some of his hanging toys on his playmat and listen to the noise it makes. He also rolls onto his side, he can’t roll over yet, but he’s getting there. His head control is improving. He’s still not sleeping as long a stretch as I would like at night though. He does smile and react, and the smiling and happy faces makes him 10 times cuter than he was as a newborn! He also is doing the start of babbling and making other noises when he plays.
I am so blessed to have my boys!

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