Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Reporting live from inside the snot factory.

My house is a snot factory. Luke was snotty for about ten days, now Gene is trying to recover from it. I have spent all my money on kleenex and alcohol hand sanitizer. Boogers are imbedded in everything. Unfortunately, it has gone from bad to worse. Anyone who has ever met a toddler on antibiotics has seen the wrath it can do to their tummy. I'll spare details and just let you know Luke changes clothes an average of 3-4 times a day and has one of the worst diaper rashes he has ever had. Poor thing. Gene started his antibiotics today. I already told him he's going to have to manage his diaper rash on his own.

Just for fun, I wanted to include these pictures. . .

I just think this is a funny face at a funny angle and is, well, funny.

This is Luke and his boobie-dog at about six weeks old. . .

This is Luke and his boobie-dog today. Awww! So big. sniffle.

p.s. if a picture could talk, this is what my house sounds like these days.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Lost in thought. . .

I started this post a while ago. I loaded up all the pictures and walked away. Now I have no idea what I was planning on writing so I will just tell you about these photos and update on our lives of late. Luke is in full-fledged 2 year old behavior. While this is good in that he is improving in his independence and communication, it is also very trying as he pushes his limits every second of every day. We have been learning to choose our battles around here. This is a battle I chose not to fight. Painting with yogurt. Gross--yes, messy--yes, kept him busy while I ate my dinner--yes. I called a stop to it when the yogurt started to get thrown and we went straight to the bathtub.

We have been having lots of fun with our new camera. Luke has learned to say "cheese" and smile for the camera. This first photo is a little blurry but I thought it was a cut picture anyway. (oh, and don't look at my crazy, fuzzy, frizzy, hair.)

This is another "cheese" picture. We were also trying to show off Luke's new hair cut. He did soooo good at the salon this time. Sat happily to get his hair cut, but was so excited about all the fun around him that he was not too still. Those pro's at the kiddie salon worked around it though.

Luke has been put to work around here lately. His favorite chore seems to be swiffering. Just watch out for yourself if he's at work.

Luke just being his crazy self.

Thats all for now. We went for a checkup at the ENT clinic this week. Luke had fun in the waiting room and touched EVERY SINGLE TOY. I degermed him from elbow to fingertip about every five minutes. Sadly, we did not avoid picking something up and are now battling a super-slimy runny nose and a ugly cough. Happy kid, no fever, but messy. Please, oh, please, be better by Tuesday so you can go to school and mommy can go to yoga.