Friday, April 18, 2008

What a Week

So to start, Look at those big fat chubba lubba legs. They are much bigger in person. He is such a small baby but then BAM he has got some chubby legs. He is soooo cute.
Then lets go over to the Grimmer family. I don't know why someone took this picture but this is Meg in between barfing. All 4 Grimmer kids were barfing all weekend. I had the pleasure of getting barfed on by the oldest. Thanks Hay. It has not hit us yet (knock on wood) But Kar keeps assuring it will hit any day.
On Saturday we had a fun baby shower for Linny. She got some really cute stuff and the cake was Delicious.
Ethan was enjoying the punch and some pasta salad. He loves getting his picture taken right now and saying cheese.
And this was Oli's hand on Friday last week. All of this skin has come off and it actually looks pretty good now. We don't have to wrap in anymore which bothers him a little. When we went to the doctor I had her check his ears and yes of course 2 ear infections. They need to clear up but the time we leave for Disneyland and it usually takes 2 rounds of meds to clear his ears up. So we will see how that goes.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Not a New Years Resolution

Do you ever stop to think how lucky you are? So as of lately I have been thinking. Since I am so lucky to have such a wonderful life why be negative at all. Every time I think I have something to complain about I am just going to try and stop myself and think what really do I have to complain about. Nothing. I have a wonderful husband that takes such good care of us. I have beautiful boys that just love me. I have the best family anyone could ask for. And I have a great brother that loves me enough to live close to me so our kids can grow up knowing each other. (that statement was not a shot at the other sisters who are unable to live here) I am just really lucky to have the life I have. So if any of you are big complainers, stop and think if you really have anything to complain about.

On another note, Oliver took his first real steps today. He didn't freak out and fall down he actually took about 4 steps. It wont be long now!!!

Monday, April 7, 2008

Oli in the ER

So my lil Oliver burnt his little hand. His whole hand in covered in a blister. It's probably the grosses thing I have ever seen but he is doing remarkable well. He is crawling and pulling himself up and all his normal movements. It doesn't seem to be bothering him at all. Last night he slept fine except when I woke him up to give him Motrin. Then he didn't want to go back to bed. He is such a little trooper cause if my hand looked like that I would still be screaming. Its a 2nd degree burn so he wont scar or anything. It will take a couple of weeks to heal completely. We go back to the doctor today to have it checked. So we will see what they say.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Cutting Kids Hair.

As a mother I know that when I look at my child's hair when it is to long I think, "that mop needs to be cut!" As a hair stylist when a child sits in my chair and starts to scream I think "Am I more mad at the parent who is making this poor child get tortured or the dang child for screaming for no reason?" Then I think I never want to do hair again! But I smile and I try really hard to not cut my finger or this wiggly kids ear. And I tell the parents that its OK, when really I want to scream myself. So I am going to offer some advice.

1. when you are going to take your child to get a haircut at a salon, don't make it a big deal. When you start bribing them and telling them its going to be fun and yada yada yada that triggers a Oh crap this is going to be scary!! So just don't make a big deal and it wont be.

2. If you kid does start to scream and kick and freak out, just leave. Is it really that important that your 2 year old gets a trim? No.

3. Get your haircut first. Let them sit on a stool next to you while you get a cut, then have them go next. This way they see you do it and are not scared, Especially for boys. When a boy sees dad getting the clippers, he wont be so afraid of the noise they make. At my salon my woman's cuts are $35 but I only charge $10-$15 for kids and then its a one stop.

So don't be a crazy parent that thinks your kid needs a trim, they usually don't unless they have a mullet.