Monday, August 30, 2010

Big Boy Bed!

Yesterday at nap time Matt just up and announced that he wanted to sleep in his big boy bed. He climbed up there, laid down, and went to sleep. I was amazed. We told him how proud we were off him and I could tell he was pleased that we were pleased. And, last night, back into the big boy bed! I guess sometimes they just have to make up there own mind on these things.

On another note, we went to the pediatric pulmanologist this morning for a check up regarding Matthew's asthma condition and, while they were very nice about it, I got the vibe they were not happy with me. I had experimented this summer with cutting way back on some of his asthma medications (with no deleterious effects I might add) and they did not seem to think that was ok. In particular, I had stopped completely the Flovent (which, I believe, helps to strengthen lung tissue) and their preference would have been that I go to one puff a day rather than completely stopping it as it takes two weeks before it starts working. I thought I would be fine starting back up now as we get ready for cold and flu season but the doctors said that they see a lot of asthma exacerbations in September with back to school. So, we will get back to it and hope he doesn't get sick in the next two weeks before the Flovent "kicks in" again. Matthew weighed in today and 26.7 pounds and 32 inches tall.

Matthew's current medicines as recommended by the pulmanologist:
Prevacid - 1 tablet per day dissolved in water, taken on an empty stomach with no food consumed for 20-30 minutes (seriously, try to make this happen with a 2 year old!)
Flovent - up to two puffs twice a day
Xoponex - taken through an inhaler or a nebulizer as needed for coughing and wheezing
Zyrtec - OTC taken as needed

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

First day of ECDC

Matthew's first day in the two year old classroom and Katharine's first day in the four year old classroom.

They both had a great first day. Matthew was very excited about his new school (including his new need for a lunchbox) and probably would have ran straight into the classroom if it weren't for his constant desire to be clutching something. On this day, it happened to be a batman figurine we got out of happy meal that he calls "blue spiderman." So, after being told he could get new toys in the classroom he agreed to put his blue spiderman in his cubby and give it a shot. Apparently, he started the day out with some jungle themed legos and carried the elephants around most of the morning.

Katharine was very excited to get back to see old her old school friends. However, she has been a bit shy in certain circumstances lately and has been a bit hesitant with the older children who are in the 5 year old classroom (the 4's and 5's are in a semi-combined setting). I'm sure she will acclimate and being running the show once again soon.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Let's read

On the road

Here are the kids enjoying some fast food on our drive from Columbia to Pell City, AL. For a 6 hour car ride things went pretty well.

Friday, August 20, 2010

So sad but still so cute

Taken at splash day at our church where I swear he had fun!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

First Dance Class of the Year

You would think from this picture that Katharine had just had a wonderful first night at dance class. And I certainly would have thought she would have had a great night at dance class given how excited and eager she was to get there. But, not so much. Class was in a new room with some new students so she actually decided not to participate. Ugh, I wish those shy genes could be surgically removed!
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Saturday, August 14, 2010

Happy Birthday to Paul!

38 and still going strong! Happy Birthday, Paul! We love you!

Sunday, August 08, 2010

Disco Diva meets Heavy Metal Cowboy

Last night we went out to celebrate Melora Cuicci's birthday (her husband Mike was our very talented real estate agent and their also live in our neighborhood). The theme of the party was to come dressed as one of three genres: heavy metal, punk, or disco. We also had to make up names for ourselves if we wanted to enter the contest. I was Kokehead Karin (I actually dusted some flour around the edge of my nose and put a ziploc bag of flour in my purse to help "kick up" the party if things got slow!) and Paul was ZZ Not.

Huggies Denim

I don't know if you have seen the commercial for these new "denim-look" Huggies but it cracks me up. It has this baby strutting through town wearing this diaper and a white oxford shirt and this announcer with a really "suave" voice giving lines like: "When I poo, I poo in blue" and "when I go number 2, I feel like number 1."

Dressin up is fun to do...