Friday, May 30, 2008

Catching up

OK...this will be a post to catch you up on our life (outside of Doggie Wars)...
- Mallory has NOT thrown Doggie out of her crib the last 3 naptimes and 2 bedtimes. WOO HOO!
- I had a brief visit with my mom and sister on their way to and from a wedding up in Fredericksburg, VA. Though they were only here for a total of maybe 24 hours both times they passed through, it was still good to hug them and visit. Here is Aunt Amanda with the kids.

- Patrick was actually off this past Memorial Day and we spent some time hanging out at the house and enjoying family time. He's worked the past 2 or 3 Memorial Days, so it was nice to have him around this year.

- Mallory and Ethan are feeling MUCH better. The meds Ethan caused him to experience a few side effects, but thanks to the advice of an experienced mom (AKA my VERY VERY VERY good friend, Krisitin) I purchased some probiotics to help the good bacteria in his intestines to replenish and re-balance his GI tract. We've been keeping the kids out of nursery and playgroup for the last 2 weeks. I don't know how much longer we'll do this, but both kids have been great in service and we've had NO SICKNESS!!! Yeah!

- Ethan has been trying out LOTS of different kinds of solid foods. He loves just about anything I put in his mouth!!! He and Mallory now eat almost every meal together. Sometimes when I'm standing in the kitchen and look over at them, my heart does a little flip, filling itself more up with love for them. This picture was a quick one taken this morning at the breakfast table.


Am&a said...

Mel, I am so proud to be pictured on your blog! thankya, thankya

Couldn't help but notice in that picture.... Mallory seems to need to work on her drinking straw technique. ;-)

I had SOOO much fun hanging out with you and the kids. Mallory was just an active little chatterbox full of energy when we were there. I'm very glad that she's feeling better; it was fun to see her running around and playing with her stuff and talking so much!

Love and hugs to all

Courtney said...

Congrats about solid foods! MD still gags (and throws up) with most real, people food. But, we just keep trying. Have fun!

Courtney said...

Me again. I re-read your comments and noticed your "stinkiness" comment. I'm sorry for that. I will be praying for you guys as well. Hey, if you need to spill (it really feels good!) you can shoot me an email if you'd like. I'd love to listen. Take care :)

Kelly said...

So glad you are all feeling better. It can be such a long road sometimes!