Sunday, April 25, 2010
Saturday, April 24, 2010
She even helped wash his hands...which he didn't seem to like, did you see his face?
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Let me tell you, we had the hardest time figuring out how to hang our shower curtain. We literally purchased and returned items for 3 or 4 different methods of putting up the complicated bugger.
It was always fun going to the local home repair stores and trying to explain what we were trying to do and why the various ideas they suggested just would not work.
We ended up getting an extendable closet rod...don't know how we missed that after literally going to Lowe's 20+ times. We needed something to extend the entire length of the bathroom because there is no wall at the foot of the tub, just open air until you hit the wall two feet later.
And, I finally got to do my awesome color-wash...thank you Paula for the idea. Of course, the color looks more intense in person...my camera tends to wash-out the colors. But it looks so sweet!
Kinda like a faux venetian plaster...........ooh...aah!
Thursday, April 15, 2010
It had been an exhausting day. His was the first of the day, so we arrived at the hospital at 6am. It is beyond me why we have to get there an hour and a half before the actual procedure . . . it is just more time for mommy to get anxious and Elijah to get hungry and crabby as he usually sleeps til 8:30.
The surgery went fast, though Elijah had to have three stitches put in. Which lead to much trouble. He refused to nurse or even drink from a bottle until Tuesday. I gave him applesauce (which I figured would feel nice and cool on his sore mouth and be good for him since it has a lot of liquid in it) and more applesauce. I'm convinced he has lost a little weight, but now he is doing great.
Thank you everyone who prayed for Elijah's surgery.
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Sydney is a great copy-cat. We were getting ready to head home after a visit with Grandma and Grandpa. Sydney had apperently said her goodbyes and was ready to go. I had left the driver's door to the car open and in she hopped, declaring, "gotta go work!"
She remembers her daddy saying that whenever he leaves for WalMart. She is so smart and clever.
Friday, April 9, 2010
We decided not to have it clipped at the hospital when he was born. (We just didn't know enough about it at the time and were told that it was possible he would not need it clipped.) But, it has not improved greatly, so next Thursday is the big day.
The skin under the tongue is called the frenum or lapial frenulum depending on what website you look at. The procedure is called a frenulectomy.
Say that ten times fast...
fren- i give up . . . ium
oh, and the medical term for tongue-tied is ankyloglossia...but I don't know how to pronounce it or therefore how to rhyme it.
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Monday, April 5, 2010
Sydney likes digging in the dirt.....usually where the nice flowers are. :) She was getting up clumps of dirt and dumping it on the sidewalk by our house, when she found a worm. She watched it crawl around a little and then wanted to get it back in the dirt. But she didn't want to actually touch it. She grabbed her little shovel and held it next the worm and told it to "get on here, worm..... come on... go home....get your home, worm!" I quick ran to get the camera.
Thursday, April 1, 2010
It started out simple enough. We have a clothes line post in our back yard...we don't want the clothes line post in our backyard...so we need to take it out. Simple, right?
Wayne dug and dug and dug. The post would barely wobble. Down, Down, Down, deeper we went but the post was very secure...and long! While it was utterly exhausting, we were having a pretty good time. I took this video clip of Wayne after we had been digging for about 20 minutes.
Not 30 seconds later...wham, Wayne was flat on his back. We were both trying to lift that stinker out of the ground, when Wayne's knee popped out. Wayne has injured his knee before and missed some college because of a impromtu wrestling match (thank you Brice [just kidding]) in the college's gameroom (thank you Rich for egging them on [just kidding]). He literally keeled over and I thought, how am I supposed to get both him and the kids into the car and drive him to the hospital?
After the initial pain and shock...and several minutes lying in the dirt...we started laughing. Hence the above picture. Here lies Wayne Anderson...the post can be his tomb marker, cross shaped and everything.
Seriously though, he was laying there for several minutes, just kind of resting up his knee. Once I was sure he was better, I kept on digging and then I saw a mom and her son walk by on the sidewalk. I could just imagine what she was thinking. Hello, police? Yeah, I saw this woman digging a hole and some guy lying there dead next to it. ...I know, I can't believe she would try it in broad daylight and everything!
Wayne started to feel better, though sore, so he rolled over and just started digging with his hands...poor guy.
I'm not lying, that same lady walked by again with her son and I could imagine her thoughts again. Oh, thank heavens, that man is not dead. but wait...what she doing!?! That crazy woman is making that poor man dig his own grave now! (what can I say, I am a Fletcher, and all Fletcher's have over active imaginations and can pull the craziest stories out of everyday events).
Here is a close up of the tower part where I am assuming the little pillar guys came from.