Saturday, November 21, 2009

Jimmy's upcoming surgery

Just wanted to let everyone know that we went ahead and scheduled Jimmy's little outpatient surgery for Dec. 2nd. They're just going to pop that little cyst out of his eyelid and give him a couple of stitches. She said it's very simple, but she likes to go slowly and take her time so it may take an hour or two. He will have to go under anesthesia, again. (Yes, for those of you keeping count, this is his 3rd time before age 3! I called and talked to his pediatrician about this. He says it's really not an issue as long as we're comfortable with who's doing it and feel it's necessary.) It should be a very different experience though - watching an almost 3 year old wake up than watching a 4 month old and an 8 month old. She tried to reassure me that there will be minimum scarring - I stopped and explained that hers is one of several and we're OK with scars. Anyway, here we go again - but on a MUCH smaller scale!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009


Trick or Treating was SOOO fun this year! I didn't even think to practice and Thursday night, we tried to teach Jimmy to say, "Trick or Treat," and he absolutely refused. He would say, "Trick or Agghhhh" or "Trick or (scream)" but refused to say it. We finally got it out of him once. We worked on it a lot Friday and during the day on Saturday. When Grandpa arrived for Trick or Treating, Jimmy wouldn't say it for him and shyly hid behind me. "He's not going to do it!" I kept saying (so sad that I'd worked so hard on his costume only for him to weenie out).

We wound up Trick or Treating with the kindergarten next door neighbor. (First, Daddy and I took Jimmy to the neighbors' for his FIRST Trick or Treat - Daddy said that was it for him and went to man our bowl of candy.) Anyway, Evan is quite the spitfire and grabbed Jimmy's hand and headed down the street. I walked to the first 4 doors with them and Jimmy DID say, "Trick or Treat," (actually, Evan said it for him at the first house - he even said, "I'll say it for him -'Trick or Treat.'") By about the 5th house, they were going to the door alone - I stayed on the sidewalk. I could hear Jimmy say, "Trick or Treat" and "Thank You" from there. (Impressive for our insta-shy around strangers-boy!) Evan kept yelling, "I want to go to the Spooky House." Jimmy just kept repeating, "We goin' to the kookie house." There were a few that were too spooky for Evan, so we just skipped those houses. Jimmy and I went around the block. James said we were gone about an hour and a half. One lady actually recognized who Jimmy was and sang the song with us. She was very impressed. (Have YOU watched the show yet? Go watch it now!)
I tried to make Jimmy do a super-hero pose. Not quite, but still cute!
Hands - In. "Super Readers . . . "

. . . to the rescue!"

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


Jimmy and Daddy carved a pumpkin together this year. Mommy got to take out all of the slime - neither of my boys can handle slimy! I wanted Jimmy to be very involved - yeah, it's still a bit early. We let him scribble on the pumpkin with a Sharpie to "Draw the face," then he helped Daddy cut. I thought he'd help take out seeds, but NO WAY! He got a bit bored mid-way through and dug in the cabinets (thus, the blue silicone bowl stuck to his and Daddy's foreheads.)