Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Nature walk

Rowen and Brandon went on a nature walk a week and a half ago (yeah, I know, a little late on the blog). Rowen is becoming more and more like a "little boy" everyday. He found a stick right off the bat, to well what else, smack stuff with! Though he knows that its only to do at special times like nature walks.

He had fun looking at and finding bugs, throwing rocks and having some quality time, just him and daddy.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Lily climbing the slide

When the weather got nice and we could go outside to play again, Lily discovered the steps on the play castle and that was all she wanted to do for a few weeks when we went out. It made me nervous and I thought that most of the summer I would be standing guard to make sure she didn't fall off.

Well, it has only been about 2 months and since then she goes up the steps and plays up there and then slides down with no problem and I let her be and don't worry about her doing it anymore. She has now figured out, in the last week, that she can climb up the slide.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Lily's first vomit

It was not caused by being sick though. I've mentioned it before...my kids for what ever reason do not chew their food. Yesterday I was eating an apple and as always all 3 of them need to have some. I of course share, but this time Lily decided she didn't want to chew it up before swallowing it.

Soooo, what happens? I see she has a mouth exploding with food so I reached in and took out what was in there. She then proceeded to keep having a blotchy face and make odd noises. Then there was drool, her nose kept running and she kept rubbing her face all over. I then shoved my fingers in her mouth to see if I could get anything else out. I didn't see or feel anything but she kept being very blotchy, couldn't stop rubbing her face, was yawning a ton and wasn't talking like she always does. She was breathing but something wasn't right. I knew that something had to be stuck somewhere. I gave her many back blows to try and get out whatever was in there, if anything.

After 15 minutes she was still the same (mind you she could breathe and wasn't blue or anything). I then took her to Brandon to see if he could see anything, sometimes she does things easier for him, like brushing teeth. He didn't see anything but she wasn't changing in her appearance, better or worse. We gave her more back blows and still, nothing. I took her in the toy room where the boys were and sat her in my lap and tried to get her to have some juice to maybe wash down something that might be in there. She wouldn't have any and was still all blotchy, rubbing her face and yawning like crazy. She climbed off my lap, laid on her belly for a second, stood up and then, VOMIT. Finally, after 30 minutes (she was breathing of course during this time) it all came out. And sure enough NONE of her food in that vomit was chewed!

I knew something was stuck. It wasn't in her wind pipe, but that apple was stuck way down for sure.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Lincoln Park Zoo

We took a family trip into the city to the Lincoln Park Zoo yesterday. We went with our friends the Leungs, who will also be moving to Texas. The kids had a blast, even though it was sprinkling the entire we were there, which then turned to rain about an hour before we left. It wasn't too bad because there were a lot of trees and we went to an inside exhibit for the last half hour or so we were there. But it made it a fun adventure.

I was bummed that we didn't get to one of the exhibits because the kids were ready to go and then there was the rain. Its called the Edible Garden. Corbin would have loved it because of the tractors. Its an organic garden that the kids can go in and "work" in. They sell the produce from it at the Green City Market (an organic farmers market).

We were lucky enough to have a family picture done.

These monkey's were going crazy, it was quite funny.

Rowen looking at some Alpacas.

There was even a great little train for the kids. Rowen of course LOVED it! Corbin did until it started moving and thought he was going to be taken away from us or something. He was very happy when it was over.

Boys and some Lions.
Lily and Mommy looking at Meerkats. She called them doggies. Most anything that moves is a dog to her.
We were even lucky to have a bear come over to the close viewing window. I wasn't fast enough with the camera so I got a nice shot of his bum.
Ahhh...the aftermath of walking around the zoo all morning.

Friday, July 3, 2009

If I'm asked one more time...

when I'm due, if its a boy or a girl, when the fourth is due, or if I'm having twins I'm going to flip my lid! Yes, I need to loose some baby weight but its not like I'm gigantic or anything. And give me a break, I was pregnant 4 times, had 3 kids back to back and all C-sections!

I think all things considered being 125lbs at 5'2" isn't all that bad. Yeah, I would LOVE to lose weight, and all I need to do is lose 10lbs to be the weight I was before having kids, but I think I could lose 40lbs and I'd still look pregnant! Plus, their isn't much time with a 1, 2 and 3 yr old to workout all the time.

Let me see your stomach go from this...

to this 3 times in a row and see what you look like. And this was only Corbin, I think Lily was the one that did it. It was just out there and super saggy.
OK, so I'm a little bitter, can you blame me? I guess maybe its just a mom thing. Well, for those of us who aren't so lucky to have it go back to the way it was with no problem.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Mini Muffins

Yesterday Rowen and I made some super yummy organic Banana Oat Bran muffins. He didn't want to take a nap, which he is starting to outgrow, so its a hit or miss. But we had fun together and got to have some one on one time.

He has been wanting mini muffins for some time now, but I didn't have a pan, so I finally got one. I usually cut a regular muffin in half for them but its great that now I can just give them the whole thing.

We made them using flour, oat bran, oats, bananas and yogurt. I used 1/2 the amount of sugar it called for and they were still great.