Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween From the Boys!!!

Happy Halloween

Here are our two little spooks!! All dressed up and ready to go.
I finally got a quick snap shot of them on the porch with the pumpkins and the mums.
If you are the observant type, you'll notice that these mums are different from the mums I first posted.
They Died!! or should I say I killed them!!!

Jackson just couldn't understand why Austin was wearing that mask!! He would just look at him and giggle!!

Nana and her boys!
Also known as the "Mum Fairy"
She bought these beautiful yellow and orange mums to replace the dead ones that
greated her last Tuesday!

Here is Jackson all dressed up.   He kept reaching for Austin's sword and would not look at the camera so we let him have it in an attempt to get a quick shot!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Here is Austin all dressed as a Shadow Night.
He was ready for battle with his Ice Sword!
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Monday, October 19, 2009

Have you ever wondered???

Have you ever wondered if when your kids clothing says "Flame Retardant" if it really is?
Well-- we have the answer....
This is Austin's favorite coat.  He loves this coat.  He asks to wear it the second it cools off here.  We bought it one year (I think when he was in the 2nd grade) before the Christmas Parade so he wouldn't freeze to death.  It has always been too big and thick and cumbersome but he LOVES it. 
Friday afternoon we were getting him all packed and ready for his camping trip and we were bringing out all the warm clothes,  and finding out which ones were too small...the coat was almost there.  I told him we were going to have to start looking for a new coat cause it was on the verge of being too small.  He was a little upset...for some reason he gets really attached to certain peices of clothing.  You would expect that with a girl, but he does...I don't know... just one of those things I guess.  He didn't really want to consider having to look for a new coat....but....

This sealed the deal!!!!

One coat + Camp Heater = New Coat for Austin

Austin had to get up in the night to go to the bathroom and when they got back he said he was cold.  Scott laid his coat over his feet on top of the sleeping bag.  You know they say "Hind sight is 20/20" well, Scott said thinking back that he should have put the coat around his feet inside the sleeping bag but he didn't.  Austin twists and turns in his sleep and kicked it off and onto the heater.  Austin apparantly heard (or felt) it fall onto the floor and saw it hit the heater.  By the time he got Scott awake it had melted and fallen off the heater.
It left a pretty BIG hole in the sleeve of the coat, but it NEVER caught on fire...just melted.  Which I guess if you child was wearing it would not be good but was happy that the thing did not just burst into flames!  Scott said he was impressed that the fluffy lining inside didn't catch fire either.  I guess these people really do know how to make kids clothes!

Other than the coat incident they had a really good time.  Scott said he did not freeze to death so all is well!  This was Austin's last year to go to Cub Haunted and he was pumped to go on the Haunted Hayride and the Haunted Trail.  He had been too scared in the past years to do it, but he said that since this was his last year, he was going to be brave and accept the challenge.  He and Andrew stuck together and did them both!!  He was very proud of himslef.  Scott said he even tried the Rock Climbing Wall.  Austin is not very athletic and this had never appealed to him but in the spirit of "do it while you can" he took it on and made it to the top.
Austin got out of the car a little down because his favorite coat was now trash, but we stopped after church yesterday and found him a new one.  It looks almost like this one except it is blue and gray.  He seems happy.  We also found him a new leather jacket so he thought it was a pretty good shopping trip.

Well I am off to clean out Austin's closet of all the clothes we realzied will no longer fit!!  We just did this in August trying to prepare for school, but he has grown since then and shirts that fit in August, are now too short in the sleeves and are too short in the body as well.  These growing boy...time is just moving way too fast!!!!!
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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Pig Flu Strikes AGAIN!!!

Poor Little Jackson
Has Pig Flu
We go from happy one minute
to totally BLUE
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Pigs, Fun, and Monsters too!!

Pitiful huh?  This is how Austin spent his weekend.  He didn't feel well at all.  He had a high fever on Saturday night and then just ran enough of one to be miserable the rest of the weekend.  He is still home today because he was running a touch of fever yesterday morning and he has to be fever free for 24 hours before going back to school.  Also, there were 11 out of his class alone yesterday.  So I decided that 1/2 the class sick + being sick all weekend = Ausitn staying home again!

Look at Jackson's new trick!  He has figured out how to push his chair up to the couch and climb up.  He has also figured out how to out smart the "child safety latches" on the cabinet drawers-- so much for child safety!!!

The other night in his high chair Jackson got tickled about something and every time we would say the word Peanut Butter he would bust out laughing.
May have been because he was eating Peanut Butter and wasn't suppose to be!
(That's what Dr. P said yesterday at our check up)
He said he shouldn't try Peanut Butter until he is 2 and I kinda grinned and he said "unless he's already had some" so we confessed!! He laughed and said that was OK-- if he was going to have an allergy to PB it would have happend immediately so if he didn't then he was in the clear!!

We decided that we might need to try on our costume before the big Halloween bash!  Isn't he the cutest little moster you have ever seen!  He was pretty funny.  He would toddle back and forth to his room and let out this low growl with every step.  It was too funny!

We had our 18 month check up yesterday!  So here is how things measured up....
Height:  34" -- he's in the 95th  percentile
Weight:  27 lbs. -- he's in the 75th percentile
(we are a little unsure about this one-- I laid him on the scale and it read 26lbs.  and the nurse went to write it on his chart and she said "WAIT-- that can't be right" so we sat him up on the scale and it read 27 Lbs.  She said that made her feel better-- he had weighed almost 29 lbs at his year check up.
But, when he is awake, HE NEVER STOPS!! So we thought he had lost a little weight.

He got 2 shots and a clean bill of health.  He was amazed that Jackson has hardly been in for any sick visits in his 18 months of life.  Other than his fights with RSV last November and Bronchitis last August he has only seen Dr. Parmer for well check ups-- but guess what

We woke up this morning with a FEVER!!!! I knew he would jinks us when he said that yesterday!!!
Now we just don't know if it is from the shots or if he has caught what Austin has had over the weekend.