Monday, August 25

Incident of the Week

Today Seth locked himself in the bathroom. I don't know if it's the improved vision or just his insatiable curiosity, as we'd never seen him even notice a lock on an interior door before today. Nonetheless, he locked himself in. It was (of course) at a time directly coinciding with Paige realizing her tummy was empty. So there was a crying boy pounding small fists and a wailing baby writhing in the hallway while I stared at the door, willing it to open. Dustin suggested I climb through the window into the shower. Never going to happen. I removed the door knob and took a screwdriver and hammer to the door jamb, cleanly taking out the little piece in the middle (no ideas on technical term). Then I slid the screwdriver into the latch and popped the door open. When I took off the outer knob Seth pulled the inner one and (of course) it landed on his upturned face (read: crying becomes screaming). Such is life.

The relatively short ordeal seems to have made an impression on our son. He put his back against the opposing wall when walking by the bathroom and I had to carry him to the tub tonight for his bath, as he refuses to cross the threshold. Maybe this will keep him from loitering in the bathroom and unfolding all my towels? Only kidding :)

It's only Monday; am I presumptuous to claim this as Incident of the Week?

Paige is no stranger to PDA... Seth is constantly giving her kisses

Wednesday, August 20

Winter Park

We just got back from a lovely trip to Winter Park. We spent several days up there with my (Allison's) parents, sister & nephew. Our men had to work :( but Dustin made it up for one afternoon/evening. I found a great condo with room for everyone right on the Fraser River. It was SO cool up there (50s/60s) and a nice change from the Denver heat. We went for walks, ran around at the park, played some Scrabble and ate yummy food. It was a perfect time of relaxing before I start back to work (tomorrow!).

Our Newly Bespectacled Boy!

After recently noticing one of Seth's eyes periodically crossing, we were referred to a child ophthalmologist. He was a true champ through the exam and dilation (2+ hrs); sat very still and only shed a few tears. It was not (as we feared) a case of lazy eye. As it turns out, he has excessive farsightedness (accommodative esotropia) and the crossing aids in his ability to focus on objects. He was ordered to get glasses that he will wear ALL the time. The glasses will do the focusing for him, thereby eliminating the crossing.

There was only one set of frames that would fit his tiny face! They came in this week and we picked them up this afternoon. Thankfully, we've had him in sunglasses for a while and he already likes them, but we expect this to be quite an adjustment for us.

A Shoe Lover like Mommy? Absolutely.

Wednesday, August 13

Paige loves her Daddy...

...but not enough to take a bottle from him :(

Sunday, August 3

Birthday Party Fun

This weekend we went to Breaden's 2nd birthday party at Monkey Bizness. Lots and lots of fun - platforms to climb, inflatables and a huge slide. Seth had a great time and Paige was a champ in the heat!
Yay for inflatables!
Free fall down a slide
Paige wiggled under a bench and we took turns with her (although my turns were spent passing the baby around since it was her first appearance!)
Fun with Daddy
Getting ready to conquer the 'big' slide
One tired boy at the Thomas party! There was pizza and cake after playtime and it was SO SO quiet - you'd never imagine there were 15 2-yr olds in one room...they were exhausted.