Thursday, January 31, 2008

Giggle and Rock...

Here is a funny video of Tye trying to pick up a rocking toy. The "giggle" is kind of creepy, but the rock is pretty fun. Tye is not quite sure about it, as you will see, but if you have the jiggly arms, this will definitely help firm them up.

We are also recovering from more sickness around here, so we have been on quarantine for about a week now. Russ has had some bad allergies and Tye came down with Hand, Foot and Mouth Syndrome. For those of you with kids, it is a hideous rash over their entire body, but prominently on their hands, feet and in or around their mouth. He had a little bit of a fever, and has obviously been very uncomfortable. He is doing better today, but still very speckled and bumpy. Doc said it lasts about 7-10 days and is a virus that just has to run its course. In adults, it just appears as a cold. So, if any of your kids happen to get a rash, it is diagnosed by bumps/spots on the palms and soles of the feet. Other rashes and allergic reactions don't show up on those parts of the body apparently, so that is the quick diagnosis. Just an fyi for the future. Here is a picture.

We are heading up to Fredericksberg this weekend to visit Aunt Linda, Uncle Larry and my 103 year old Grandma Ethel. We will put up a new post when we get back next week.

Love to you all.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Happy Birthday Grandmother, and other random happenings!

We celebrated Grandmother's birthday on Saturday, and Natalie's boyfriend, Andrew, was in for the occasion as well. Tye is feeling better and recovering from 2 mild ear infections last week. Of course, they only start to act sick or run a fever on a Friday, when they know the doctor's office will be closed on the weekend, so I probably reacted a little too quickly in taking him in, but with a weekend approaching, you never know. So he his is on an antibiotic, and they gave him a prescription decongestant. The bottle said that it may cause drowsiness, but not in my child! He did not nap for 2 days...needless to say, we are off that one! He is doing much better, though...but now I think he may be teething. I will let you know how that goes. Never a dull moment! Hope this blog finds you well. Here are a few photos to share.

Mom and Tye blowing out her candles.

Natalie and Andrew at Mom's birthday party before she left for Atlanta for a week.

Tye has always loved pulling glasses off of other peoples heads. He has finally accomplished the task of not only pulling them off other peoples heads, but successfully putting them on his head. Case and point with my Mom's pair.

Shane and Lindsay left for Indonesia last week. We miss them already, but we know that God has a great plan for their lives. For those of you who know them, please keep them in your prayers.

Here is Tye's new "hidey hole". For those of you whe do not know what a "hidey hole" is (eg. Russ) is a secret hiding place. In Tye's case, it is the corner behind the glider in his room. Unfortunately, as you can see...there are many cords and cables back there, and all he really wants to do is turn the switches on and off. We are working on putting together a new spot for him. He loves it back there though.

Love to you all...

Monday, January 7, 2008

Aaahh Vacation

It seems to be a trend in our blogging, that we are not very consistent. Well, I guess consistently being inconsistent makes us consistent. Whatever....It was a enjoyable Christmas and New Year with family and some time off of work. One not so fun aspect was that Bethany and Tye both got sick. Bethany got sick on Christmas day and then Tye got sick on that Friday. So a large part of the week between Christmas and New Year's was spent at home, which is not necessarily a bad thing. We had some good family time. We also got a few things done around the house like sealing the garage floor, and cleaning out the garage. Our Christmas decorations were limited this year because we never got around to getting all of them up. We got to spend New Year's eve with our friends Shane and Lindsay. It was a calm night for us after we set off a few fireworks at Tye's grandparent's house (don't worry, it is legal in Porter). Fireworks are fun no matter what time of year it is. Bethany also got to spend some time by ourselves in Austin. We left Tye with the Shaw Grandparents this past weekend and Bethany and Russ went to Austin. There is always good people watching in Austin. We had a great time staying at a B & B in town and just being tourists. It was very relaxing for us but always good to get back and see Baby T. Tye has become quite the avid ATV rider. Grandad has taught him how to push all of the buttons and he really enjoys riding on the trails behind his Grandparent's house. All in all we have been doing well over the last few weeks and are looking forward to a good year.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to our readers (whoever you are).