Sunday, May 18, 2008


In my last post, I put up a bunch of pictures of the kids we took when we went down to NJ. It was a great time and I was so happy to see all the kids, littlest to biggest playing together and having a great time. When we were at the beach I told Ryan I wanted to get a picture of him jumping... and that turned into getting pictures of everyone jumping. :) Seeing I had a camera with my yesterday when we went to our local playscape, Ryan insisted in continuing the trend in stop action jump pictures. Without my trusty SLR, it's difficult to get good focus on these... but it was fun to do and Ryan loved the pictures. Another boy met up with Ryan and they had a good time terrorizing the other kids on the playground together.

I remember when Ryan was little, taking him to the local playground and watching the older boys running around and how much Ryan wanted to be like them. Now he is bigger and focused on still bigger kids and being like them. When your almost 5 and the size of a second grader, this can cause problems. I know I'll be pulling him out of difficult situations because of his height in the future, but until then.... we jump.

Connor was very interested in what the kids were doing as well. He went on the slide a dozen times watching Ryan's every move and every trick. Ryan moved on to another part of the playground, and I followed for a bit to make sure he was going to be OK.... when I turned around... there was Connor... mid-air.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Sick of Sickness

OK... I'm sick again... Strep Throat. I'm going to bed now. This sucks... I'm sure I'll be well by the weekend. night night

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Sleepless 4 year old... cheap!

I know I haven't blogged in weeks, but I have a good excuse. Ryan hasn't slept through the night since I last posted. In the meanwhile, I have taken pictures, but not my 365 Blogable pictures.

Some Updates: we're all having a crazy sore throats and sneezing from the pollen (something kinda new for me... it's been a long time since the trees attacked my sinuses) Both boys slept last night for the first time in a long time. I hate to say that I have resorted to drugging them, but the allergies were a part of the issue, so a little Benadryl has gone a long way to breakiung the cycle. Ryan has had a recent attack of being afraid of his own shadow. He has been afraid of sounds in his room, and told me that hands have come from under the bed to grab him. When pressed, we find he can't move when this happens and so I'm pretty sure, he's really fast asleep and not wired into some evil force from dimension 6. He's waking up several times a night and calling me in for protracted conversations about not wanting to be alone, etc. I resist the conversations, but he really freaks if I leave, so we talk for a minute, I rub his head, and he passes out. He told Lise one night that he wanted her to sleep with him, so I could know how he felt. :) So we have tried to incent him to sleep by giving him a goal and giving him a magnet for every night he sleeps through the night. This has reduced my number of trips to his room from 7 a night to 1. (and so I can think straight enough to blog) I have pictures of a trip to see may parents that I'll post this week and some other flower pictures that I'm sure will bore you... :) I hope to be back online tomorrow night... well rested and inspired.