Ollie Sitting up!
Sly smile
Working my way to first level
and happy about it
Why are you taking pictures?
Wants a hug!
Zombie baby?
The brothers, Landon looking
The brothers, Ollie looking
Landon sneaks into the picture
Landon playing video games while Ollie smiles at me
Dice shirt!
Giant Baby
Ollie snacks!

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Landon letter 3.8

Dear Landon-
You are three years and eight months old! You can count to thirty, but you always skip the number 15. You have some of your books memorized to the point you can almost “read” them, such as Go Dogs Go and The Foot Book.
You started the month with the Ear infection that would not end. We had to do another round of stronger meds. You liked taking the medicine only if you were promised candy afterwards. You are fairly bribable that way. For candy, or a toy, you will often behave very well. On the other end of the spectrum, you will stop misbehaving if threatened with losing computer time. You do so enjoy playing games on the laptop.
School continues to go well, and you are slowly making progress at swim class as well. I really hope you get this swimming thing down soon! I would feel better going into summer if you could handle the pool better than you did last year. You always enjoy getting in the water, but you just don’t swim yet. I think part of it might be that you sink like a stone, as your father does. Part of it is also a bit of a lack of bravery on your part. You are “scared” to try new things in the pool. You don’t want to jump into the water, for example.
Your very best friend Emily spent the night for two nights this past month. You two had a blast playing together. You two do fight sometimes over what to watch. Emily always wants to watch Monster Trucks. You want to watch other trucks though.
You are starting to get the hang of being a Big Brother. You are learning to interact with Oliver and to share some toys with him, although you still have major issues sometimes. For example, we went to Red Robin, and Dada asked you if you would share your orange slices with Ollie. You told him NO! A couple of minutes later, Dada asked you if he could have one, and you gave it to him. You then melted down completely when I gave the orange slice to Ollie to play with. You were fine sharing with Dada, but not with Baby Brother.
I took you out to the movies a couple of weekends ago to see “How to train your dragon.” You really seemed to enjoy it and you were very well behaved. It was cute to watch you, because a couple of time you got a little scared and would cover your eyes. I am not sure where you learned that, because, while I do it all the time, I don’t do it while watching anything I would watch if you were in the room.
We did have one scare this past month. We went to Holly’s third birthday party. We planted a really pretty flower to take home. You were doing really well with not eating anything, and I was pretty trusting of you. We had a long conversation on the way to the party about how you were not to eat anything that I did not give you. Apparently I was too trusting. You came running up to me with something in your mouth. My heart totally stopped. I managed to fish it out of your mouth, and it smelled fruity and sweet, so I was pretty sure it didn’t have milk in it. Still, we went on a wild chase to find the little girl with the box of candy. It was a mentos of some kind, but it was THANKFULLY Dairy free. I loaded you up and gave you a long talking to on the way home about your allergy, about hospitals, and needles and other scary things. I really hope that you learned your lesson on this milk free candy and we will not have to panic again.

You are very special and amazingly bright. You stun me sometimes with how intelligent you are. You have such bright future ahead of you. I can’t help but to be proud of you all the time.

We love you more than words can every express. Thank you for being my son. Thank you for being in my life.

Love always,
Mama

Ollie’s head

I took Oliver to the neurologist today. He weighs 21 lbs and is 28 inches long. He’s huge!

Anyway, the doctor looked him over and played with him. He asked me if Oliver could pass an object from one hand to the other. I said I wasn’t sure. He gave Ollie his little hammer, in the course of the discussion, Oliver proceeded to pass it from hand to the other.

At that point the doctor was like, there is no reason for me to still be seeing him, as he’s hitting his milestones. Call me if he has another seizure, otherwise, nice knowing you.

I asked if we needed to do a repeat MRI. He said no. Elated, I left.

I got home, and the doctor called me. “I forgot he had an abnormal MRI at the hospital, WE DO NEED TO DO ONE.” He’ll have to be sedated. We’ll clear it with your insurance and then call you to schedule.

*sigh*

Ollie’s head

I took Oliver to the neurologist today. He weighs 21 lbs and is 28 inches long. He’s huge!

Anyway, the doctor looked him over and played with him. He asked me if Oliver could pass an object from one hand to the other. I said I wasn’t sure. He gave Ollie his little hammer, in the course of the discussion, Oliver proceeded to pass it from hand to the other.

At that point the doctor was like, there is no reason for me to still be seeing him, as he’s hitting his milestones. Call me if he has another seizure, otherwise, nice knowing you.

I asked if we needed to do a repeat MRI. He said no. Elated, I left.

I got home, and the doctor called me. “I forgot he had an abnormal MRI at the hospital, WE DO NEED TO DO ONE.” He’ll have to be sedated. We’ll clear it with your insurance and then call you to schedule.

*sigh*

Media dump:

Last weekend (Easter Sunday) I took Landon out to see “How to Train Your Dragon.” Landon really seemed to enjoy it, which was rather nice. He was scared at a couple of points and was covering his eyes. He was well behaved. I have to say that I really liked the movie. I enjoy taking Landon to go see movies, and it was fun to see one that I was actually interested in. It’s a kids movie, to be sure, but it appealed to my inner geek, and was very fun.

Bobby and I watched the “Sherlock Holmes” movie that had just come out on DVD. I enjoyed it, but I didn’t love it. To be honest, it didn’t feel very Sherlock to me. Also, I could have done without them giving Sherlock such an aggressive personality disorder. I’ve not read the books (I know, it’s a crime) but it just seemed wrong and out of character to me. Overall, most of the movie was fun.

My favorite TV shows are currently Dr. Who and Supernatural. Supernatural has been AWESOME the last two episodes. I wasn’t fond of the zombie kid episode a few weeks back, but I loved the last two. This show is seriously one of my favorites. It may also help that Sam and Dean are so hot. I’m totally a Dean Girl. I love the way they are handling the interplay between heaven and hell. This season has been awesome. (Although my favorite episodes are the ones with the Prophet in them)

Dr. Who has been interesting. We’re two episodes in. I have to say that I love Amy Pond, the doctor’s new companion. I’m not sold on the New Doctor quite yet. They cut some of my favorite things from getting a new doctor. I always love watching them dress for the first time in whatever their “outfit” is to be, but it was just weird this time around. Also, the new doctor is a bit more an ass than I like. I miss 10. I’m trying to give myself some more time for 11 to grow on me. I often don’t like a new doctor for the first few episodes. They take time to get used to. I also feel the style of it has changed to be a little more steam punk. I don’t love steam punk. I don’t think that we need that in my doctor who. I’d say more, but I’m trying to stay spoiler free. On the other hand, I’ve loved all of the episodes that Steven Moffat has done. (But thinking back, he’s the one with the clockwork people, so the steampunk shouldn’t be a surprise)

Easter was good, but my friends are the best

This weekend was okay.
Friday Bobby was helping a good friend of ours with a family emergency (and a long stay at the hospital with said friend’s family), so we ended up missing our Rockband date with Melanie. This worked out well for me, as Mel came over and helped me get Oliver to bed, then stayed and talked with me till around 2AM. Bobby got home around 2AM from his adventures in hospital land. Landon spent Friday at Grandma’s house.

Saturday Landon went to an Easter Egg hunt with Grandma. I am hoping see the pictures Aunt Heather took. We picked Landon up and hung out with Grandma for a bit on Saturday.

Sunday we were homebodies, which was a nice change. We had a pleasant Easter, very uneventful. (Well, except for the whole Earthquake thing, with the pool water going crazy)

I am very thankful for my friends. I was happy we were able to help our friend with the family emergency. I was very impressed with everyone’s willingness to assist.

Landon dyes eggs
Landon dyes eggs
4/3/10
Ollie tries to suck on a teething biscuit
Ollie tries to suck on a teething biscuit
Easter 4/4/10
Easter Candy!
Easter Candy!
Easter 4/4/10
The Easter haul for the boys
The Easter haul for the boys
Landon’s is the blue bucket. Ollie has the Green bucket. Easter 4/4/10
Ollie looks at his Easter Bucket
Ollie looks at his Easter Bucket
Easter 4/4/10
I wake up Landon and tell him the Easter bunny came during nap time
I wake up Landon and tell him the Easter bunny came during nap time
Easter 4/4/10
Landon inspects his loot
Landon inspects his loot
Easter 4/4/10
What all is stuck in there?
What all is stuck in there?
Easter 4/4/10
Landon shows Ollie what is in the easter buckets
Landon shows Ollie what is in the easter buckets
Easter 4/4/10
Landon goes on an egg hunt
Landon goes on an egg hunt
Easter 4/4/10
I see two eggs, but Landon hasn't found them yet
I see two eggs, but Landon hasn’t found them yet
Easter 4/4/10
Ollie is not impressed by the eggs
Ollie is not impressed by the eggs
Easter 4/4/10
Landon likes his toys
Landon likes his toys
Easter 4/4/10
Pretty blue eyed boy
Pretty blue eyed boy
Easter 4/4/10
Oliver likes the bunny
Oliver likes the bunny
Easter 4/4/10
Wait, what's Easter?
Wait, what’s Easter?
Easter 4/4/10
Landon and his candy egg
Landon and his candy egg
Easter 4/4/10

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