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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

My little octogenarian!

Ryan is such a little old man walking around in a 3 year old body. I probably won't explain it too well, but he's always worried about things, gets sick often, loves being at the retirement center... here's a few quotes that remind me he's really 80 and not 3...

taking a walk "watch out for cars everyone!" (repeated about every 10 seconds)

walking on a slanted sidewalk "oh dear, i'm afraid we might fall"

any time there's the slightest bit of wind "ooh the wind, it's too windy, i don't want to be out in the wind, it's too much"

playing on deck "oh my pants are wet, yuck, we should go inside"

with a cold (grandpops favorite)... "hey guys, we're just hanging out and sneezing together!"

every time we go to garden spot retirement village... "oh i am so glad we are here at garden spot!" ... definitely one of his favorite places to visit, although i think that's more to do with some of his favorite people being there!

at the grocery store after the lady in front checks out, they put her groceries in the cart in front and he can't see them "oh mommy, what about that lady's groceries? how will she get them?"

after shopping as we put the kids in the car before the merchandise "but i don't want the bags and the stroller to blow away!" (EVERY time!)

and the best one yet... at a birthday party, all the kids were playing in the yard and he's standing on deck looking at them worried saying "ooh,be careful guys!" he finally got down to check out a riding toy, looked at it, "oh i've never seen anything like this before, hmm!" then right back up on the deck lol

Monday, April 18, 2011

Health Update

Recently we went back to the immunologist and she repeated bloodwork on ryan to see if his levels had changed, and they haven't, so probably the immune deficiency is a lifetime thing. but it is the most common and as they get older and hygiene gets better it's not as big a problem. apparently a lot of people have it and don't even know it. but the blood tests also showed that is iron is too low. They don't know the cause of it, probably more bloodwork to come. in the meantime we'll have to try and figure out how to get iron in him. the supplement is making him spit up and gag for 10 minutes. so that's not the way!

but both kids gained weight! we did have to up the prilosec for both of them but thank you Lord that the meds are covered by insurance and they help! We are very grateful for happy mostly healthy children who are eating well and sometimes sleep through the night!

in other news, naomi got an ear infection! our house looks like drugstore at dinner time passing out meds, kinda fun actually!... :)

Saturday, April 16, 2011


This is naomi's favorite sound. Sometimes the whole family has "gawgiddy" conversations :)

Sunday, April 03, 2011

Kid Storage

We recently got a new bookcase for ryan and he helped us put it together! and a new shelf unit for naomis room. they really like them! it's easy to get to the toys and books!

Powder Room Redo...

Just recently finished the powder room redo. A few years ago we did the wainscoting and the light and mirror and painted. I just did the floors and painted the cabinet and painted the countertops. Take a look! (ps - i took the pics before i caulked)