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Friday, March 25, 2011

Dentist, Doc visits, and weight check

I love this little guy...
he just couldn't get any cuter to me!

Now...blow up this next pic. This is Isaac's tv. This is how he eats
crackers and what he does with them. That's what is smeared all over the tv.
Eli cleans it each week for me.

I forgot to tell you that LAST, LAST Friday, Isaac and I traveled TWO hours to Seattle Children's....to visit....the dentist!

AND....for a kiddo that will NOT allow a toothbrush in his mouth (only a washcloth on the front teeth)...he didn't have one single cavity! The dentist was absolutely the best....and was even able to paint some flouride on his little teeth. AND....we found out that Isaac is missing one of his front bottom teeth. (wierd.) He screamed his little head off...but, not because he was scared of the dentist...he screamed because I couldn't get wi-fi in the exam room and he wanted to watch Gabba videos on youtube.


It doesn't matter that I have full episodes on my phone....he prefers youtube...over and over and over again.
THUS...bringing us to our appointment today. (ok, not today anymore, last week)


You know you have seen a phenomenal doctor when he can tell you that your 4 year old son is really about a 9 month old and mentions Autism, retardation, and significant delays in one sentence. BUT...all that we already knew. It really is all under the "Digeorge" umbrella....Isaac just seem to be one of those kiddos with aLOT of the things on the "possible" list.
He's going to help me with Isaac's tantrums when we're out of our house.

You see...in our house, he's an angel. Serious angel. He's even good at school (no gabba tv either)??? BUT, take him anywhere in public...and his compulsiveness and anxiety and all around crazy comes out and he just can't control himself (and we can't control him either). SO, we usually just take turns going out of the house...not forcing Isaac on trips that just aren't necessary (you know...picking and choosing our battles).

For instance....Sundays. Isaac canNOT go to church anymore. It's just too much for him. SO, Joe and I take turns taking the older boys to Sacrament, then he comes home and I go to teach my Sunday school class...then, I go home and he teaches his class. (it really helps that the church is just around the block).
tender mercies.

Anyway...I'm really excited about ALL the Seattle Children's docs that I've met. They're SO AWESOME!

Tonight is Date night. Joe and I are going to rent a movie OnDemand...and eat and eat...junk.

OH...shoot. ALMOST forgot to tell you. Isaac weighed in today at 29 pounds and 37 inches. He's gained almost 2 pounds since I started his blenderized diet.
(it's ok...go ahead and pat me on the back)

I KNOW this is a late post....I wrote it last week. I'll get my bum in gear tell you about his birthday, our weekend adventures out of town...tons of stuff. BUT...there is a chocolate cake calling my name...and I simply can't keep it waiting! No worries...we're all good here in WET Western Washington....

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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

I think we have a walker!

If you can walk more than 10 steps...I think that makes you a WALKER!

Isaac has been just cruising and walking so much lately. He's not a baby anymore....(wipe tears from my eyes). If you've met Isaac or been following him...it is simply a miracle that he's walking (even standing for that matter). I am so excited about the opportunity to chase him through a grocery store! I can't wait!

Chris has a choir concert tonight. The beast (Isaac) will NOT sit quiet anywhere....so, I'll stay home with him and Joe will watch Chris. Eli is Eli. I'm trying to talk him into seeing Chris sing tonight (he prefers NOT to offer his support). BOYS BOYS BOYS....I'm surprised I don't have a head full of gray hair!

Here's a LONG video of his attempt. I'll keep trying to catch him on video walking a longer distance....but, oh...he's just amazing. You will get to see all parts of his personality...his ability to tune me out, to stand in one place for 5 minutes, his race for the basement door, and his love for all things Gabba Gabba. (he doesn't walk until the end...sorry)

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Short Video of Isaac Walking

Yes...you are going to be able to witness the Amazing Isaac and the ALMOST walking that he's doing! We are SO close. He's going to be running around this house before I know it...and I can't wait to chase him! You know....he turns FOUR years old at the end of this month..so, it's about stinkin' time!


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Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Tanks, Allergies, and a box

Eli checked out the blog today and informed me that I was WAY behind in updating you...

so...what have WE been up to? Well...

Eli's been working on his pinewood derby car. A tank, to be exact. Although it was like a knife in Joe's heart that Eli wanted a tank vs. a speeding race car...they worked on the tank for over a week.
Eli literally sketched out what he wanted. They cut the wood...and found gi joe tank accessories to mount on the top. It even had guns that shot off the top.
an yes...a fancy paint job.
and...even though it was a TANK...a beast of a car...he came in overall 2nd place! whoo hoo Eli!
and Isaac...here you are. Sitting in a box, eating your babydoll hand...watching YoGabbaGabba...
could your life get any better?
Isaac is STILL filling my days with the loudest temper tantrums he could manage. Although...he is quite cute. We also started putting the supersuit back on...it seems to be helping him with his walking attempts. He's still taking about 4 or 5 steps at a time...not running down the hall yet...but, making progress.

AND...to end our post...let's talk about Eli again. He had an allergy appointment today in Tacoma (about 1 1/2 hours away!). Joe took him (while I took Isaac to pt and school). WELL...guess who's allergic to the entire state of Washington? yep...trees, grass, mold....everything from this region. He's currently on:
  • Singulair (once a day)
  • Nasonex (twice a day)
  • Zrytec (once a day)
  • Flovent (twice a day)
  • Albuterol (as needed)
SO...with all that...he'll go back in 3 months. If he's still having the problems that he's having now...we'll talk about allergy shots. They gave us a list of other things that we can do around the house...new air purifiers, covers for pillows and mattresses (i've ordered them all already)....washing, cleaning, dusting, opening windows....

ahhhh.....do they not think that I already don't have enough to do each day?

Eli is a drug addict...
Isaac is a drug addict...
both of these boys are too expensive and keeping me up at night.

and Chris. HOLY COW...he just wants his drivers license. I stopped by the dmv today. They have NO idea what's going on. I told them that Chris was 16 1/2 and has had a permit for 1 year. They told me that he needs drivers ed, and needs a WA permit for 6 months...THEN, he can get a license.
Does that make any sense?
I must have had that look in my eyes when he was telling me this..because he told me that maybe I should call the "main" number...because they're changing the rules all the time.

How often do you think they change the laws on getting a drivers license?

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