Sunday, September 30, 2007
Mason, Carter, and I are watching High School Musical. I have to get Carter's dancing on video - great blackmail material when he's a teenager.
We all went to the fair today with our very kind, patient friend, Wanda. Anyone lacking those qualities wouldn't be able to stand a day at the fair with the craziness we bring along. Anyway, the highlights : the Sky Ride (twice); the farm simulation game where Mason got to perform farm tasks, earn money, and shop at the general store; the birthing center where we saw baby chicks, lambs, and piglets. After an exhausting day, $5 for lemonade, $8 for entry, and $3 per ride, Mason was full of gratitude and sweet expressions of thanks to his parents for the wonderful day - NOT. Typical kid - he griped and complained all the way to the car about all the things he didn't get to do. I'm sure he'll be much more kind and grateful when he's 12 or 13. HA!
Friday, September 28, 2007
Mason and I got a huge kick out of the tiny little spaceman that appeared in his bedroom this evening. The funniest part was when he ran away from us, squealing.
The state fair started yesterday. We usually try to go for at least an hour or two - even though the masses of people, eating everything-under-the-sun-on-a-stick, get on our nerves pretty quickly. Ya' gotta' love the fair!
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Carter has started sleeping in a big boy bed this week - the other twin bed in Mason's room. He loves it! When he was sleeping in his crib, he was waking up about 1:00 a.m., crying for me to bring him to bed with me. Now that he's sharing a room with Mason, he stays put until time to get up (or almost time to get up). He still sleeps in his crib for nap time, but at night he thinks he's big stuff getting to sleep where the big kids sleep. When it's time for our nighttime prayer, he gets his "boo" and crawls up in his new bed. For now, I lie down with him until he falls asleep. But I plan to phase that out over the next few months. We're also slowly reducing his pacifier time. I try to only let him have one at bedtime.
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Sunday, September 23, 2007
Saturday, September 22, 2007
Thursday, September 20, 2007
Mason's visit was good news/bad news. After an echo cardiogram, EKG, 3 blood tests, a CT scan of his sinuses, and a stool sample (fun for Mom), the good news is that nothing is wrong with him. The bad news is that we still don't know why he might have recurring fevers. Those docs sure charge a lot to tell you they can't help you, don't they? At least we know Mason doesn't have some terrible illness - that's a blessing!
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Mason can be funny, too, but we're used to his antics now that he's 5. He's not going to be a professional comedian, though - he's more likely to be a rocket scientist. He LOVES space. Once again, he does not get that from his mother. We've had the NASA channel for about a week, and he would much rather watch that - even the incredibly boring press conferences - than the goofy kids shows that are on (except Sponge Bob, and he only wants to watch that because he's not allowed to). He wants to get out his telescope every night - thankfully it's too cloudy some nights, because Mom is bored to tears with the whole astronomy scene.
Monday, September 17, 2007
Appointment to have a CT scan on Mason's sinuses this Wednesday. The nurse said there "probably" wouldn't be needles involved. Great.
Thursday, September 13, 2007
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Mason got back on his bike yesterday for the first time in about a year. He got it for his 4th birthday, fell of of it in the first 5 minutes and refused to ride it again. After supper last night, when I suggested we try his bike again, he agreed grudgingly. "This is a terrible day. I had to go to school, I had to get a breathing treatment, and now I have to ride my bike." I pray those kind of terrible days are the worst ones he ever has! Once we got our neighbor friends, the Ranfords, to help us air up the tires, Mason figured out that his bike is much easier to maneuver now that he's taller. He loved it and begged to ride longer when it was time to go inside.
Sunday, September 9, 2007
We traveled to Norman for the 2nd OU game this weekend (a win, thank goodness) and to see Mimi and Grandpa Trent and the gang. We had a great time, but Mason had a fever again most of the weekend. It looks like we're going to have to see Dr. Sharma - the infectious disease specialist (very nice man, but hard to understand his Indian accent). Jas and I scoured the internet for info on possible conditions that could cause recurring fevers. We basically scared ourselves to death (with the mention of leukemia, hodgkins, and such) and decided to let a professional handle the diagnosis. It's times like this that I wonder how on earth people face the trials of life without God and the support of a loving church. Even through tears of worry, I still have a calm peace that everything will be okay. God loves Mason more than I ever could, and His plans for that precious little boy are bigger and better than I'll ever be able to imagine.
Thursday, September 6, 2007
sidenote: notice the orange, brown, and blue theme of the outfits in the family pic below - NOT planned, I promise