Thanks for praying for kyle's hernia - it is doing fine. it is easily reducible again and color looks good. He has not been in pain or fussy since that one night. we want this to keep up for 12 more weeks - this will be the end of may or beginning of june. this is when they will feel comfortable doing the anesthesia.
okay - one more story and then on to the apples - OH MY GOODNESS! today I had to take kyle to the doctor, Dr. John, our pedi. I had to jadon and jack with me b/c john is out of town and the only appointment they had was at 2:30 after I pick up the boys. so i picked up the boys from school, fed kyle in the car and off to the pedi. in packing up the diaper bag, warming the milk to eat in the car, hooking kyle up to the portable oxygen and getting the apnea monitor together... oh and kyle too - I forgot to bring a snack and action figures for the boys. to keep them quiet during the appt. with no time to go through sonic we headed there anyway. i told them both - best behavior and we would head to sonic afterwards....
kicking, yelling, climbing, turning off the light, opening the door, hanging on the doctor, dumping out the book basket, throwing teddy grahms on the floor, whining, fit throwing, siting on the doctor's stool - then it was time to leave - running down the hall, tackling, screaming again, not listening, not obeying, hanging from the counter and feet on the wall, running into the parking lot, another fit, my really groovy diaper bag in the water puddle - did i forget to mention it was raining. pants pulled down - spanking.
oh and me carrying, kyle , diaper bag, oxygen and monitor all while trying to keep kyle away from the coughing little girl checking out in front of us!
those are most of the things that went on. I was so embarrassed! by the end I was having a hard time even giving them instructions b/c they did not work - I was in shock i think.
so did we go to sonic?.... I DID! and I got my diet coke b/c that is one of my two outings for the week while john is out of town - kyle can't leave the house or the car. so i wanted my diet coke - so I had to explain to them why they were not getting anything - then we went home - bath, dinner, bed, stories (i can't take away reading! I'm a sucker!) and they went to bed. at 6:30.
I can't believe MY kids acted that way! uhhhhhh! okay - on to the apple story.
who would have thought that eating apples could be such a different experience for different people.
as of the other day jadon, 5, who does not like mixing his foods, decided he would try apples and peanut butter. only b/c I told him it was a snack that race car drivers ate. I'm sure that is not a lie - at lease a few of them must.
anyway - we spend a ton of time outside at our house - there are 5 kids on our street that are jadon's age, 2 that are 7 and 3 that are jack's age. so many afternoons about 3 pm in the after noon we all gather with bikes, miniature vehicles, balls and strollers to hang out - such a fun to visit for the adults and the kids have a blast. needless to say my kids burn alot of energy here. well we have not been able to do this since kyle came home. he can't go out there and i can't leave him unattended. so they boys have missed riding bikes and stuff.
Sooo... in an effort to stay sane we set up a race track in our garage! we made flags out of pillow cases and broom handles and hung up signs from jadon's 4th race car birthday party that we made then for decorations. we used sidewalk chalk to draw a race track and now we race!
actually - jadon races - jack roams and throws things onto the track and I am stuck doing the announcing and the flags! anyone who knows jadon can picture that!
ANYWAY - so it was time for an intermission - jadon calls those frequently - and we needed a snack. i decided apples and peanut butter - when they realized that race car drivers ate it and that they got to use a knife to spread it themselves (kid knife) they were pumped!
all of this just b/c i wanted to show the pics! Jadon is so neat and tidy - with his knife and plate and cup all in the right place. also at the end when I said "okay guys, let's go wash up." he responded "mom, there is nothing on my hands or face." he was right.