Saturday, January 9, 2010

Catching Up....

Hello All! Once again, I offer an apology to all of our bloggy friends...this is a super busy time of year for us. Lil Man's birthday is 6 days before Christmas.  Between trying to schedule all of the holiday get togethers, get our shopping done, avoid H1N1 and other winter nasties, and doctor's vistis - we get a little overwhelmed.  Oh yeah, we are trying to get our house together to put it up for sale too.  :) 

Big Chris and I were also still trying to recover from whatever it was that we caught in October.  If I didn't know any better, I would have thought we had mono.  That is what it felt like.  We are really just now getting back to normal - well, ok - normal for us.

Meanwhile, Lil Man has had a few episodes of crud - but nothing too overwhelming.  I really believe they were due to teething.  Yes, he is 6.  Overnight, all four 6 year molars popped in.  All of his teeth have come in in opposite order.  His first teeth were his molars, and not until he was 20 months old.  He is missing several baby teeth.  Some are visible on x-ray, they just haven't come in yet.  So, now they are really trying to come up.  Unfortunately, Lil Man takes after me in that department.  The teeth act like they are going to come in and then go back down - over and over.  This turns him in to a permanent drool factory - or "Slobber Butt" as is his new nickname.

Birthday and Christmas were pretty laid back.  We were so busy getting things together and trying to recover, we didn't even put up a tree this year.  I feel really bad, but I don't think Lil Man missed it.  The one unfortunate thing about having a birthday that close to Christmas is that you have to REALLY think ahead for what you think he will be doing or wearing for the rest of the year.  We get little things for him throughout the year, but this is the big deal as far as wardrobe, etc.  Luckily, I have always bought ahead and usually do the most of my purchases at the end of the season sales (love getting those turtlenecks and t-shirts for $2!).  While Lil Man has grown in length consistently, he has not gained weight.  He has been able to wear most of his things for over a year.  This was the third year for his coat - we finally gave up the ghost.  :)  So, this is also the time when we clean out all of the drawers, etc.  Switch out the old for the new.  Seriously, for a child who hardly ever leaves the house - he is a clothes hog!  Honestly, most of his wardrobe consists of PJ's.  We LOVE these even in the summer with the a/c on.  They wear like iron and wash up well.  He can go through 3 or more sets a day, depending on what his GI issues are for the day.

Below are some photos from birthday and Christmas.  Will post more soon.  :)

Birthday cake:

He finally "got" opening presents on about the last two!

This picture of my Mom and nephew cracks me up.  They both look scared of whatever it is that my nephew received.  LOL!


Blogger Lacey said...

Oh I so miss the Thomas years. And unfortunetly I don't think Jax will ever know what Thomas is. Oh well, Hopefully you can get back into the swing of things soon!

January 9, 2010 at 5:40 PM  

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