Bananas, Carrots and Teeth

All is well in Dunowland.  Baden has really got a taste for bananas and carrots not together of course.  He really loves to grab the spoon so it can be quite a messy experience.  Baden had his well baby appointment last week and he weighs 18.3 pounds and is 27.5 inches long.  He is such a happy guy that we couldn’t figure out why he was crying or getting fussy at odd times (i.e. when he wasn’t hungry) and last night we found the answer. His first tooth is coming in. It is on the bottom and it is barely through the gum, but visible.  It is probably good that he is getting teeth since he tries to eat our food.  He has a look on his face that just seems to say hey, where’s mine.  Billy is doing great and showing more indenpendence each day. Yesterday he didn’t want me to go into his speech class with him. He said you stay out here and wait while I go to speech.  According to his teacher, he did really well. I think having me and Baden in there was a distraction for him.  He is doing great.  He is all about stickers since we started a rewards program with him. He gets stickers for doing different things and then he can use those stickers to do things like play Wii or watch a movie.  It has been working out pretty good.  Bill’s evaluation is over! YAY!!!!  He was named an outstanding performer due to all of his hard work that he put in following up to this evaluation and during the evaluation.  Now he can concentrate on getting some things done around the house.  I am doing good.  I just finished my last IV Iron today and have so much more energy.  Before the treatments, I was always in search of a nap.  I am trying to do some spring cleaning, but haven’t been too successful.  Just need to get motivated! Things are good though. Spring is here and baseball is back. What more could you ask for?

New look for our blog

You may notice that the blog is a little different.  We decided to go with Word Press so that we don’t lose anything.  If we switched internet providers that could happen and this is a lot of work. :)  We hope you are all enjoying our posts of the things Billy says and of our happenings here in the wilds of the nation’s capital.

Wii Crazy

 I am convinced that Billy is crazy for the Wii.  He says he can hear the Wii music even when the Wii is not on. I think he says this in hopes that maybe the Wii will be turned on and maybe just maybe he will get a turn.  The Wii is off limits to Billy, but on Thursday morning he climbed on the pellet stove to the mantel and got some games down and the controllers.  I was upstairs and as soon as he heard me coming downstairs he ran away into the living room. He was sent to his room.  Thursday night I put the games on top of a storage cabinet in the computer room.  The next morning using the computer room chair he retrieved the games.  This time when I came downstairs he ran to the stairs and said I need to go to my room.  I already knew what happened.  On Saturday morning after the games had been stored away on the top shelf of the closet, he turned the Wii on and used the guitar from Guitar Hero to look at the news and weather and the Wii Store.  He was sent to his room for the entire morning.  Tonight, I am making a cinammon crumb cake. I was checking on its progress in the oven and Billy said what’s that. I told him it’s a cake. He said for me and I said yes and for me and daddy, too.  He said you mean we can eat cake and play the Wii.  His dreams must be about the Wii and I am thinking that maybe he will be on a video game team like the ones in South Korea where they play games against other teams and the competitions are held in stadiums with cheerleaders.  Is there any money in that?   School starts tomorrow after a week off for spring break.  I am hoping that will help him get over this obsession. Otherwise we may need to send him to Wii rehab.

Favorite Things

1. Billy and Baden laughing

2. Getting hugs and kisses from the boys.

3. Spring!

I got to thinking about this when I heard Baden laughing this morning.  He was playing and was having a good time because he was just laughing and giggling.  It was such a sweet sound and I know this may sound corny but it made me feel so good inside.  I guess I am in a reflective mood today. I don’t know why.  I just am so thankful for my family and all the joy they bring to me.  I just had to share. 

We went to the movies today.  We saw Horton Hears a Who.  It was really cute and we all enjoyed it even Baden!  I recommend it.  We had ice cream afterwards at Cold Stone and it was a really nice afternoon out. We haven’t had a family day in a while.  We need to do this more often!   

Happy Easter

The Easter Bunny made it to our house.  Billy was very excited because he got a Spider-Man basket with a Spider-Man action figure and of course candy.  Baden was happy with his new teething ring and Peeps Bunny.  We actually got to church on time today and got to sit in a pew and not in the overflow!  Bill gave the opening prayer so we had to be there early.  Billy asked me where daddy was going and I told him he is going to say the prayer and he said oh, I will do the songs. I guess he was in family home evening mode.  After church it was nap time.  We just finished our Easter dinner and Bill is serenading us playing Guitar Hero.  We hope you had a great Easter day spending time with each other and remembering the reason we celebrate this day.