Sunday, July 29, 2007

Fun Random Picture


I stole this title from a friend of mine but she has a lot of fun with it on her blog. This is the famous bathtub picture that everyone takes of their child when his/her hair gets really long. We took this back in June before Seth had his summer hair cut. His hair is about this long again! I can't wait to drag this picture out at prom time. At least he is feeling better. :-)

Friday, July 27, 2007

Eye Surgery Update

Some of you have been asking about my lasik eye surgery. I had another appointment this past week to see my eye doctor. He took more pictures of my eyes and seemed satisfied enough to go ahead and refer me to the lasik surgeon. I have an appointment on August 14. I have been out of my contacts since May 25. So much for getting this done before school starts! If you have an astigmatism and you plan on getting this surgery done, plan on being out of your contacts for at least a month. Contacts wearers with regular prescriptions only have to be out of their contacts for 2 weeks. Oh well, I hope that my patience pays off.

Sick Day

Congratulations Nathan and Katie! Welcome to the world, Rory!

Seth has been sick today. He has a stomach bug that started on Wednesday. I hope that it concluded today. It's no fun when your child is hungry but his stomach can't handle what he wants to eat. He does not have a taste for liquid Pedialyte, but luckily he loves icy pops! He is so funny because he will be as busy as a bee--you wouldn't know he was sick--and then he will stop and want his cuddle time with Mommy. I know it sounds crass, but I wish I could have more cuddle time--not just when he is sick! I am reading a book called, See How They Run: An Energizing Guide to Keeping Up With Your Turbo-Toddler and I just read a section where the author writes about toddlers having their own agendas. We couldn't go see our friends who just had a baby because Seth has been sick! I know it's not his fault--I just thought that it was ironic considering I am on that chapter in the book! The book is really good by the way--the chapters are broken up into two month intervals beginning with 13 months. Seth will be 20 months old tomorrow! Time is surely moving on.

Monday, July 23, 2007

Weekend Fun


Congratulations to Jose' and Kelly!


Harry Potter mania hit home as it did around the world this past weekend. Before going to the grocery store (that's what old married folk do on Friday nights) , we rode by the Barnes and Noble. I could not look like I wanted to because I was driving; but I did see a line of people clear to Circuit City. I saw adults dressed up like professors at Hogwarts and I saw serveral wizard wannabes. Rob wanted to stand in line with them but I think a yearning of sleep won that battle. It is truly amazing to me how the whole Harry Potter series has grasped children and adults like it has. I have only made it through the first three books and halfway through HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE. I have seen the movies though and the latest one is great. I had many questions but Rob said, "You will have to read." I pester him though because who knows when I will have time to make a committment to a 700+ page book again? Harry has been a mainstay in my career so far as a librarian. J.K. Rowling's first book came out my first year in the profession. I read the first book to discover its appeal and to develop my own persona of the characters before I saw the movie. My kids love the books and I know that upon my return in August, I will get asked, "Do you have the new Harry Potter book?" It will be a hot commodity in the media center and I am sure it will be on hold for most of the year considering its length. Rob is currently on page 410. It will be interesting to find out what fate holds for Harry and his friends. Katie, I still think Hermione is an excellent name choice!

Saturday, July 14, 2007

How Does He Know?



So we journeyed to Raleigh this week to visit Rob's college roommate Bill and his family. Rob also had a meeting in Raleigh as well. We stopped at Crabtree before going to Bill's and happened upon the play area as you can see. Seth headed straight for the school bus and jumped right in. He started spinning the steering wheels and mashing the buttons. Rob stood by while I took pictures. All of a sudden, Seth looks at us and starts to go, "Uh, uh, uh...." and mashes buttons. How does he know that it is supposed to do something than just sit there? This is the first time that we have seen him on any kind of ride like this. Unfortunately for us (and Seth) this school bus quarter insert was jammed and it was not operational. Also, unfortunately for me and Rob, Seth did not want to ride anything else in the mall but this school bus. Needless to say, we had mall meltdown with a toddler for about 10 minutes after leaving the play area. Live and learn! We did have a great time with Bill and his family and look forward to seeing them again soon!

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Bringing Home a Baby Bumblebee


Seth got stung by a bumblebee yesterday at daycare. His teacher said that she went to shoo it away and he had picked it up before she could get to it. She said that he cried for about five minutes and then he was over it. I am just glad he didn't have an allergic reaction because he has not been stung by anything before. I guess he wanted to "bring home a baby bumblebee." His hand and his arm have been swollen a little the past two days but otherwise I think he is doing okay.

Wednesday, July 4, 2007



HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA!

We hope everyone had a restful, safe, and enjoyable 4th of July!










Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Waiting Game and Teething


I went back to the eye doctor today for my second consultation pre-LASIK surgery. My cornea steepening is improving, but they are still not where they need to be. So, it will be at least 4 more weeks before I can get a surgery date. My left eye is looking great, but my right eye is taking a while to conform back to its natural state. We are having to undo 20 years of contact lens wear! I wanted to get my surgery done before returning to school, but that might not happen. At the same time, I want it to be RIGHT, so I am willing to wait as long as it takes.


Three of Seth's eye teeth are breaking through. He is a slobber machine! Yesterday was really tough--I had to go get him from daycare because he was screaming a lot and could only be soothed by being held. I got him home, and he didn't want to be held. Today was a better day and he is not drooling as much.

Sunday, July 1, 2007

Blog Wish and Beach Trip 2007

This is my first attempt at this after viewing several friends' blogs. I thought it would be easier to connect with people this way than the MSN page. So, I guess my wish is that I stay committed to posting up here. Hopefully this will be easier than the MSN page. The picture that is posted on our blog is from our recent annual beach trip to Emerald Isle. Seth took to the water like a turtle and my daddy actually said he was related to a turtle the way he headed towards the ocean, which he called "muck-muck." Papa said that it was Hawaiian for "big water." Seth called the seagulls ducks. He even quacked at them when we were feeding them. This trip was really interesting in that Rob and I were able to view things through Seth's eyes. I guess that is how it is when you have a child-- you actually get to relive some things through them. We could just observe the wheels turning in his head when he discovered something new, like the sand castle washing away, the water retreating, or a seagull diving for a morsel of food. We had a wonderful time and look forward to many years of memories at the beach!