Thursday, December 24, 2009

Big boy bed

Santa came early...

Friday, December 18, 2009

Musician at heart

Ian loves music! That kid could play his little instruments all day. He does get it honest, since Daddy is a band director. I can't wait to see what he gets into as he gets older. Whatever it is, it's going to be a noisy house.

Rockin' out on his birthday gift.
Conducting at his party.

Playing the violin, which is actually his guitar and a drum stick...which he came up with on his own.

Teaching Reese how to play the drums. He also likes to teach us when we're doing in wrong, "No, Mama. Like this."

Playing the flute.

Playing the drums.

Thursday, December 17, 2009


Same cute face. Same cute ears. Same cute sweater....12 months later.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009


Ian was set up to have his second set of tubes put in Monday. We went to the pre-op yesterday and everything seemed great. We were even told Ian would not have to be poked to get factor (for his mild hemophilia). That is not the case.

Instead of going ahead with the tubes for Monday, we will have to wait until a date in January because the factor has to be administered at the main OR and the ENT is at the main OR on Fridays only. Of course he is.

Now for a little back story: Ian went to the pediatrician for his 2 year check up. Everything looked good except his tubes had come out. No biggie. So, I scheduled an appointment with the ENT and plastic surgeon, in case Ian needed anything else done at the same time. (Ian has mild hemophilia, as mentioned before, which means prior to surgery blood has to be drawn to determine his level. Then, he has to have an IV with factor to hopefully get his levels where they should be. We then have to wait a bit, draw more blood, and only then is it surgery time. I wanted to spare him of going through that twice, if possible.) The ENT said he definitely needed tubes, which we knew. He also said Ian's hearing in his right ear was not where it needed to be because of the drainage, which the tubes would fix. The plastic surgeon saw no issues with his palate, but did want Ian to be seen by the speech pathologist because of his nasal-y speech. Okay, fine. We call to make an appointment with the SP and the earliest they have is January 19. Not early enough for me. I called other times to see if there were cancellations, but nope. We decided that since Ian could not hear well, which could  impact his speech, to go ahead with the tubes and just hope the SP saw nothing that needed correcting.

I'm just frustrated. I tried to do what I thought would be best for Ian, but it didn't work out. There are no other ENTs in the office that could do the procedure any earlier. Maybe it's a sign from God, but I am still frustrated.

Friday, December 11, 2009


Ian got his second round of the H1N1 vaccine yesterday...

...without shedding any tears.

That's right, he just laid there like such a big boy.

How brave!

(Prior to Ian getting his shot he and I talked about what was going to happen.

Mama: You are going to the doctor. You will get a shot and it's going to hurt...but just a little bit.
Ian: Little bit? [makes hand gesture to show little]
Mama: Yes, just a little bit.

Hmm, guess the pep talk worked.)

Wednesday, December 9, 2009


Lunchtime dessert at the table.
Me: Here is your cookie, Ian.
Ian: Thanks.
(about 2 minutes later and only a bite gone)
Ian: No, thank you. Cookie done. Put trash.

We are working on potty training, which goes well as long as I put him on the potty frequently. He's not quite to the point of telling us he needs to go. Hey, I'll take what I can get.
Sitting on the sofa, watching Sport Center, and eating afternoon snack.
Ian poots.
Me: Ian, do you need to go potty?
Ian: No, thank you. Watch tv.

At least he's focused on something, right?

Monday, December 7, 2009

24 + 1

Ian, at 25 months you can:

count objects successfully to 6,

sit still for an entire Dr. Suess book (Cat in the Hat and Green Eggs and Ham being your favorites.),

happily help Mama around the house with laundry and sweeping,

say up to 7 word sentences ("No more monkeys jumping on the bed!"),

use your manners ("No, thank you.") and it makes Mama smile.

You are growing up so fast! Love you, little man!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Mealtime blues

Well, Ian is still having trouble eating...or more like he is very picky about what he does want to eat. We had another appointment with the speech therapist at Scottish Rite, who also does feeding therapy. As reported in another post, Ian does not have a taste aversion to textures and such, but he is hesitant about what goes in. She said it was most likely due to all the poking and prodding that he's had done to his mouth.

His current food selection includes:

Breakfast: waffles or cereal and applesauce or yogurt mixed with fruit puree--Yes, I've learned to be sneaky!
Lunch: fish sticks or chicken nuggets, chips and applesauce or yogurt
Dinner: same as lunch

With that said, we're trying new techniques as directed by the dr. to get Ian eating a healthier diet. I've come to terms with the fact that he's just going to be a small kid (He weighs only 24 pounds at 25 months.) and won't gain much weight quickly, but I do want him to eat a more rounded variety of foods.

So, I am turning to you for food suggestions. I do have Deceptively Delicious and have attempted some things out of there, but with little success (besides the muffins). I am willing to try new things as well as things tried before. Any help would be appreciated. And maybe a prayer or two as well as we try to get him eating new things.

Friday, November 27, 2009


We have a lot to be thankful for... eating birthday cake... with Daddy... with cousins...

...playtime with animals...

...and family!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

New addition

No, we are not expecting another baby. But we do have a new addition to the family!

Meet Jake.

And here is Jake who is loving being carried by his human brother, Batman and shown how to drink out of his water bowl.

Ahh, a break in his favorite spot. Too bad our little golden won't fit their long.

At least you're loved!

Welcome to the family!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Blue skies

We are taking full advantage of this wonderful fall weather.

And pretty blue skies.

Getting some Jaime lovin'.

And enjoying the blue skies.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Party! Party!

I had a party last weekend! Winnie the Pooh and Tigger were there, and even Piglet too! I love Winnie the Pooh!

Lots of people came too, like my great Grandma and great Bennett....

...and my Memaw and Mama Clydie...

...and Pepaw and Aunt Erica and Aunt Suzie and Papa...

...and all my cousins and great aunts and uncles and friends. I am one special boy!

We played all afternoon in the inflatable!

And we had cake and ice cream too! We all know how much I love sweets!

Everyone seemed to have a great time. Thanks to everyone, for making my second birthday such a good one.