March 30, 2012

Too, Too Funny

Potty training Macey has been a bit of an adventure. This week has been really, really good...probably because I came up with a new strategy. I went to Dollar Tree and filled a basket with candy, little toys, small books and lip balm (or "lip stuff" as Macey calls it.) When she uses the bathroom, she gets to pick something fun! The first day she wanted to go potty every 15 minutes or so just to pick a prize, but just as I hoped, the newness seems to be wearing off so she's not asking to pick a prize as often. My goal is just to never replenish the basket once everything is gone.

Last night, after going to the potty like a big girl on her own all afternoon and evening without asking for a prize, she happened to see her basket of goodies on top of the fridge. Of course, she asked for a piece of candy. As she was looking through her basket (which is quite a production every time), Greg said, "Macey, can I have a piece, too?"

She stopped, looked straight up at Greg and very seriously said, "Daddy, you need to go to the potty, ok?"

She's destined to be a teacher...or president.

March 7, 2012

Easton's 12-Month Pictures

We got Easton's 12-month pictures back today, and I couldn't be happier with the results! They're amazing. Thank you so much to Courtney Ritchey of Chic Boutique Photography.

Below are some of my favorites, but you can click here to see more on Facebook.

March 2, 2012

Well Who Doesn't Love Peanut Butter?

I don't typically give Easton little tubs of peanut butter...well, I have never given him a little tub of peanut butter, haha. But this boy has been sick all week, so he's basically getting whatever he wants!

Monday afternoon he started running fever and refusing to drink (I tried any and everything). The fever and no drinking kept up on Tuesday, along with some fussiness. So, a trip to the doctor was in order...double ear infection! Yuck! Wednesday, Easton and I stayed home, and he still wouldn't drink. By mid-morning I could tell he was dehydrated (no tears and no wet diapers), which made me very nervous. I did NOT want to take my precious boy to the hospital. So, of course, I called my mom! She came over and we gave Easton Pedialyte through a medicine drop at a time. It was awful, he was miserable, but it helped. After that, he slept for nearly five hours, then I woke him up to check on things. He was happier and had a wet diaper!

By Thursday, I thought we were in the clear. Then around lunch time, Greg's mom called to tell me he was running a fever of 103.4. I left work, picked up both kids and headed straight to the doctor. Turns out that the left ear was looking great, but the right ear still looked really bad. Because he'd already had three doses of the antibiotic by that point, the doctor wasn't too happy about how the right ear still looked, so we had to get a shot. NOT FUN! It was his first "sick kid" shot, and oh was it awful. I was hoping for a good night's sleep, but that night the poor thing was awake crying more than he was asleep. I think it literally took a full 24 hours to kick in, but before bed tonight, he was drinking out of his sippy cup, eating lots and went right to sleep with no trouble. I'm hoping he wakes up tomorrow morning good as new! :-)