Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Another picture

Since there has been some clamoring for pictures, I submit to you this one, snapped yesterday, as he models the hat his Ani & Pop-pop got him on their trip to the Baltic last year.  It should be plenty cold enough for him to wear it laster this week, but not today.

It's been a tough week here.  Everyone who is male had some variation of the stomach virus that is going around, which resulted in a lot of bed linen changes, a lot of laundry, and a lot of Gatorade.  Luckily, though, no virus for me.  Fingers crossed that it lasts!

Have a good one.  I hope I can post something more fulsome later this week once life has been righted again. 

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

This is Connor on New Years Eve.  Didn't quite make it to midnight.  Then again, neither did I...


So as I've mentioned before, we've been working really hard to get Connor's weight up.  It's finally working.  It's working too well!  He's got a gut hanging over the waistband of his pants, especially after dinner.  We've kind of tabled the moving downstairs discussion for now, just because there are more pressing issues.  It's the first time I have wished for more pressing issues in a long time.

I recently found the boys' keepsake boxes.  I had a milestone calendar that a friend thoughfully gave me before Connor was born.  Once it became apparent that he was not going to be meeting those milestones, I dumped the calendar into the garbage and got a keepsake box instead.  I went through the house and found many things I've been meaning to put in them, if only I had the time to unearth those pesky boxes.  Well, mission accomplished.  I found all kinds of little treasures, including the clipping from his first haircut at 4 months old (he was a very hairy baby) and of course, that tooth.  The first one that he lost that he didn't swallow.  It's all in his box.  I added things to his brothers' boxes as well.  They have less.  As much of a packrat as I am, I did not do a very good job on this.  Now that I've made them accessible, I'm going to make a true effort to put things in those boxes instead of stashing them in places they don't belong.  It will be nice to go back and read the cards sent to my boys when they are older.

I am still working to get pictures updated.  I promise.  I just downloaded the required software and need to populate with pics of the little man.  He turns 9 in a little over 2 weeks.  Nine is fine!

Monday, January 07, 2013

Ooops...holiday busy-ness equals no posting!

Well, the holidays were certainly lovely and interesting, but they did make for poor, poor posting etiquette.  I apologize.

Christmas was truly full of family for us.  Between December 21 and January 2, we had one full day without family visiting, and it was fun.  It was a lot of fun!  The boys all got lots of extra family time, which is always a premium for me.  Connor also slept a lot, but also spent a lot of time playing and being awesome.  His brothers helped him open his gifts, and Tucker's relentless joy over each gift, for anyone, was infectious.  He opened up one of Connor's gifts and exclaimed in his ridiculously adorable voice, "A sweater!  Just what he wanted!"

He said that for every. single.  gift.  :)

He went back to school last week and while it was only a 2 day week, he had two really strong days.  I have high hopes for 2013.

However, we have started to face the reality that it's becoming time to move him from his cozy room 10 feet from my room to the downstairs bedroom we had created when we renovated in 2009.  I am very conflicted about this.  I do not want him that far away from me at night.  How will I hear him?