Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Monday, January 26, 2009
This is what you get when you have to wake your three year old up and be at the hospital by 6:00 AM. Yawns and bags under his eyes. Braylon had tubes put in his ears last Monday. He didn't seem too worried about anything until he found out he was going to have to lie in the hospital bed. I think it is related to seeing me in the hospital when we lost Donovan, but whatever the reason, Braylon is afraid of hospital beds.
He was also not a fan of the blood pressure cuff. I was afraid I would freak out when they took him away for the procedure, but I did OK. Luckily, the surgery took less than 15 minutes and then we were allowed to go back with him.
Poor little guy. You can see how out of it he was when he came out of the anesthesia. The nurse said if he would sleep for about 30 minutes he would be fine but of course my Bray would not. He started getting restless and was "drunk" so I picked him up to hold him, thinking maybe that would calm him and he could sleep. He was seeing and reaching for things that were not there. And his eyes would not focus. But he refused to sleep. So they went ahead and sent us home. On the way home Braylon became upset because his "Daddy has two ears...on the same side of his head." When we got home he was very irritable and it took me nearly two hours before I finally got him to sleep, but when he woke up he was back to our same ol' Bray and he has not mentioned his ears since.
For a reward for being so strong and brave Braylon requested to go to WalMart to buy "cool Star Wars" and to go eat at "Cracker Barrels". Here is PaPaw at Cracker Barrel cheering up the patient.
Sunday, January 25, 2009
The bad news: Braylon is outgrowing all of his size 3T clothes...his pants and the arms of his shirts are too short. I have been searching the stores for the hard to find size 4 slim as all of Bray's growth has occurred up and down and not around his skinny little waist. And he has outgrown his shoes. We just had to buy him some new size 10 shoes. It is hard to believe that he was wearing a size 4 shoe when he turned two. In that summer he jumped from a 4 to an 8 and he has been in an 8-9 since. His feet are crazy. They stay the same forever, then grow like wild.
The Ugly: The above shoes which Braylon HAD to have. I have just never been a big fan of character shoes-too bulky and busy. Up until age 3.5 and size 10, I had been able to pick out what I liked. Nice simple, solid color shoes. Those days are now officially over. Hello Velcro.
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Thursday, January 8, 2009
Monday, January 5, 2009
Saturday, January 3, 2009
1.) I was working on some posts earlier with Bray on my lap. He said,"I want to show you my letters to make my name." He then proceeded to point to the the keys, in order, to spell out his name. I have been working with him to learn to write the letters in his name but we had never really practiced spelling his name. So then I asked him to tell me how to spell his name and he rattled off B-R-A-Y-L-O-N. We of course had to call the grandparents and do it for them via phone. I am so proud of the little squirt. He wrote all of the letters in his name in Mom and Dad's anniversary card last week. They weren't in order, but they were all there.
2.) Last night as I was getting Braylon ready for bed he told me his whole name. I asked him if he liked his name, if Mama and Daddy did a good job picking out his name. He shook his head yes, then he said, "what are we going to name our baby sister?" I said, "are we getting a baby sister?" to which Bray replied, "yeah, we just have to ask God to give us one." Then he said "how do we tell God to give us a baby sister?" I told him that we talk to God through prayer so he immediately bowed his head and said:"God, give us a baby sister...please. Amen." Too cute! I hope God heard.
Then Lando was very cooperative for a photo shoot. Again, Braylon was all over the place and only about 5 of the 400 pictures I attempted turned out pretty nice. I love his one.
It is like Lando goes into good boy mode when the camera comes out. He seriously just lays down and lets Braylon do what ever he wants to.
Even Lando got a visit from Santa. He had this and the other toy he received completely destroyed within two minutes.