Tuesday, March 22

Spring not-so-much Break

For at least 4 years now, I can recall myself telling Mark, "Next year, we will NOT go anywhere or do ANYTHING during Spring Break!" Once again, I ate my words and there was no "break" in my Spring at all. Something always comes up. I did think that this would be a break filled with relaxing and shopping, but since my Aunt Mary passed away and I definitely wanted to attend the funeral with my family, it turned into a week with lots, and I mean lots, of travelling. Mark stayed behind to work and watch the animals and Dylan and I went to Dallas to stay with Nonnie & Duke, then the following day, we drove to Arkansas. Two days later, drove back to Dallas, then another two days later, drove back to Lubbock. I was sick of the car and I know Dylan was really sick of being in the car.

I fit in one afternoon of shopping for Dylan and I am working on him picking out his own things already. I hold clothes up to him and ask if he likes them. He either smiles or shakes his head 'No'. If he smiles, I buy it. Of course. The real kicker was when I held an Elmo doll up for him and he reached out for it, grabbed it, and hugged it. Yup, I bought it. :)

He actually did very well, for the most part, while on the road. He would have about one "fit" each time and I would have to take him out of his car seat, or "bucket" like his girlfriend calls it :), and let him stretch and sit on my lap. I knew that all of the travelling would throw his normal schedule off a bit, but when we got back home on Saturday evening, he woke up with the most horrible cough and barky voice. It was just horrible! We stayed up with him to hold him upright while he slept, hoping it would get better with a steamy shower and humidifier, but around 6 A.M., we knew it was just getting worse and had to make our first trip to the Children's Emergency Room. They diagnosed him with Croup and gave him a shot. Since then, we have had some sleepless nights, up holding and comforting him and last night he finally slept through the night again. Hopefully that means he is getting over this, fingers crossed. It is so sad having a sick little monkey! We have to keep him sitting up as much as possible and have spent most of the time doing this...

Oh yeah, we are definitely teething now too. He even likes to suck on the frozen teethers, when before they were too cold and he pulled away.We have slobber, slobber, slobber!

Next Spring Break, I am doing NOTHING and not going ANYWHERE!... yea right!

Sunday, March 13

Happy Birthday, Daddy!

I know, these last posts are a tad bit out of order if you want to get technical on me. TODAY Dylan turned 5 months and YESTERDAY, Mark turned 29. I just didn't think I would have a chance to do the posts, but I found time since Nonnie and Duke are here to entertain Dylan.

Dylan and Mark
Daddy's Birthday - 29!

I'm not sure which one out of these two is more spoiled. I'd say they are about even. Mark was spoiled with lots of birthday presents like a new iPod from Dylan and Mommy that was engraved "Monkey & Mommy love you!" He also got some big tool (some saw he needed) from my parents, which you know it is something fancy since my Dad was involved in picking it out. Dylan liked playing in the big box it came in.

We went to dinner at Texas Roadhouse and had a lovely 2-hour wait before they seated us, but Dylan did very well and was such a good boy at dinner, too. 


Saturday, March 12

5 months

This little booger is now 5 months old! He has grown so much! He weighs about 17 lbs. and is very very tall! We aren't sure where he is getting his height from at all! He is doing very well at going to sleep every night, but I think it helps that he doesn't take a nap during the day. I don't mind that, though, as long as he sleeps for us all night long, which he does. Goes to bed around 9 or 10 and wakes up at 7.

He eats his oatmeal and banana cereal every night at dinner time with us, then takes his bath, and goes to bed. He is starting to babble and talk to us a LOT! He talks to the TV a lot, too! Hurley is his best friend and he is always watching him and wanting to play with him. Hurley is still warming up to him and we are constantly having to get onto him for licking Dylan to death!

We are still working on rollinng over and can't believe that he hasn't done it yet. He is really good at holding his head up and standing on his own when holding on to something, so I guess it is only a matter of time! He is starting to play with toys more and more and holds on to rattles and other object (like my hair) very well!

I think we have quite a little stinker on our hands...


Friday, March 4