Over the past few weeks, Thomas has grown out of FIVE pairs of pants, they are fine in the waist but too short in the length. He is growing out of size 5. Some size 5's still fit, depending on the brand and the cut. So, I have been ordering size 6 online. I remember last Spring, I was trying to find size 5 online and by that time, all that was out were shorts so it was terribly hard to find pants. I'm not going through that again, I'd rather stock up and have them on hand.
Friday, February 27, 2009
Posted by Emily Snow at 5:45 PM
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Our healthy streak has come to an end. Toby has been "off" since the night we returned from France. Not really unhappy during the day, but screaming and crying at naptime and night time. We chalked it up to the fact that he shared a bedroom with Thomas while we were in France and they have their own rooms at home. Yesterday, Toby was really, really cranky though and last night when James put him in his crib (I'm in NO hurry to put him in a big-boy bed!) and his mouth was wide open while he was screaming and he tilted his head back the lights from the ceiling hit the back of his mouth and we could see right then and there that he had a terrible sore throat. Red and swollen with white spots all over. We thought for sure we were staring at Strep Throat.
Posted by Emily Snow at 4:21 PM
Monday, February 23, 2009
Last August, I put Tailer on a diet. I could tell she was losing weight and about two weeks ago I tightened her collar four notches, and had tightened in one other notch a couple of months before. I didn't really know how much weight she should lose so I put her on maintenance diet about two weeks ago.
Posted by Emily Snow at 2:56 PM
In my church we have "callings" or jobs. These are not jobs that we get paid to do and oftentimes, they are not jobs that we would ever volunteer to do. Nevertheless, for the most part, when we are asked, we accept the "callings" and do our best until we are "released" and someone else gets to do what you have been doing.
Posted by Emily Snow at 12:45 PM
Friday, February 20, 2009
Thomas was out for 9 days for "Ski Week". We wanted to go somewhere at least part of the time. James put in to have the work week off way back in November. Five days before the first day of leave, he finally got it approved. Which is nice, but five days before makes it a little difficult to get any kind of decent price on flights for four. We almost decided not to go anywhere at all, but with time off being so hard to get, we decided we better take what we could get and make the best of it. We decided we'd drive to France. We got an amazing deal at a Marriott Resort Villa five minutes away from Disney France. It had two full-sized bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, a full kitchen and a living room and dining room. The place could sleep six comfortably because there was also a hideaway bed/couch. It was so cute. The place was decorated in your typical French hues of pretty yellows and blues and reds. I could have spent five days just in our villa and been happy.
Posted by Emily Snow at 4:00 PM
Thursday, February 19, 2009
We are home. It was a fun trip! I will post all about it in the next couple of days. Now, back to reality...and what a reality it is!
Posted by Emily Snow at 1:14 PM
Saturday, February 14, 2009
James got home from Norway this evening. He left on Thursday and came back tonight (Saturday night, Valentine's Day). And, we're leaving for France tomorrow!
Posted by Emily Snow at 5:00 PM
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Tonight, I am sure if any of my neighbors were out walking their dogs, they probably thought I was trying to kill Thomas. His tooth was so loose and it had gotten to the point where it was bleeding, and I decided tonight was the night! Thomas, however, was not brave, nor was he cooperative. I might add that James was also not at all helpful. Through the crying and carrying on he threw his hands in the air and declared, "I can't handle this, I'm going downstairs!" Admittedly, I really had no idea what I was doing, but now we all know that the tooth pulling will be up to me or the dentist in the future! I was finally able to give the tooth a good yank and at the same time keep Thomas from pushing away from me and the tooth was out. I was scared that the tooth would fall into his mouth and choke him. I was glad that it came right out onto the Kleenex that I used to grip the tooth. Once I had the tooth out of his mouth, I dramatically asked Thomas, "Ooh, where's your tooth?" He immediately moved his tongue to the hole and his normally large eyes got even larger. He was still crying at this point. Then I said, "Why are you crying? Your tooth is out!" That changed it all, the crying stopped and it was time to clean up the blood and call the grandparents!
Posted by Emily Snow at 4:17 PM
Saturday, February 7, 2009
Toby is crazy about tractors, he also quite likes crackers so things get a bit confusing around here since he uses the word "Twack-tors?" for both!
Posted by Emily Snow at 9:45 AM
Friday, February 6, 2009
Today was Thomas' 100th day of school. The Pre-primary, Primary and Grade 1 had a little presentation/assembly this morning and then they did fun activities in the afternoon all involving the number 100 (flying 100 paper airplanes, popping and eating 100 kernels of popcorn etc.)
Posted by Emily Snow at 10:30 AM
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Toby is a dangerous child. Mainly he is dangerous because he does not sense danger and yet he is somehow drawn to it. He has been lucky and injured himself very little. Mainly he breaks things and give James and I gray hair. Today, as Toby and I were leaving to go to the gym, he was a few steps ahead of me going out the door. He has gone up and down our outside steps numerous times and generally has pretty good balance--for a 2-year old. However, today, his luck ran out. Right as I said, "Toby, wait for Mommy!", he lost his balance and face-planted into a step, a step made of textured blocks. Sadly, my first thought was not worry of him, no the first thing that came out of my mouth was, "See-- you need to listen to Mommy!". I felt a little bad when I lifted him up and saw this damage! (And, as usual, it really does look much worse in person!) However, I was still hopeful that a lesson had been learned somewhere. I found out this afternoon, as we left to pick up Thomas from school, it had not! He did the same exact thing. Will this kid survive? Will this mom?
Posted by Emily Snow at 10:13 AM