Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Oh No!

My life is about to change, and not neccessarily for the better! Jackson has learned to turn doorknobs. I noticed the other day when I was in the bathroom, trying to have a moment for myself, and he came in. At first I thought I was mistaken and hadn't shut the door all the way. But no, then he shut the door (a favorite activity) and then OPENED the door. Today (oh joy) he opened the FRONT DOOR! eeeeeeek! So now, we have to be extra vigilant about locks on doors. If he learns to unlock.............oh boy. All prayers will be gratefully accepted.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Holy Cow He Did it Again!

Bit his tongue hard enough to make it bleed and leave a mark! This time it wasn't near as bad but I couldn't believe it! The older kids did NOT prepare me for this! Jack was getting a bath and I kept telling him to sit (doesn't everyone have to do this?) because he kept standing up. Sure enough he fell right into the side of the tub and cried and cried. He put his little hand up to his face and when he took it away there was blood. I thought to myself "no way" but yep, I saw the mark on his tongue later on when he was being silly. What the heck?! I guess it could be broken bones so I am grateful it's not worse. But sheesh.

In other news.........

My mom was here for a visit. She stayed 4 1/2 days and 4 nights. I think I have gained 10 pounds. Again, SHEESH.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009


I admit, this stuff has me bamboozled. And for some reason, I do not "get" our district person. She seems nice enough, it's just that we talk, and I say "okay" and then I go home and say to myself "huh? what just happened there?". This is driving me crazy. I am an educated, intelligent person. I was the Regional Manager of a World-Wide Environmental Consulting Agency for cryin' out loud! I haven't stressed too much about the whole process because I feel familiar with the district and know parents who have been through IEPs and lived. So why am I having issues? Because I don't want him to go? (Well duh, of course I don't.) I'm going to write an e-mail to this lady tomorrow and try to get a few questions cleared up. Wish me luck!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

One of Cap'n Jack's Adventures

This is one of our adventures that I waited to post until I had the pics downloaded from my very crappy cell phone. So I apologize for the quality of the pics but I hope the story is funny enough to make up for it.

A few weeks ago, my friend Jenny took Jack and I to lunch at Joe's Crab Shack. I'd never been there. The decor was neat, real "fish shack" kinda stuff. When we went, it wasn't crowded so there was plenty of tables available. We were seated, and started looking through the menu. Jack began to act funny, as in unusually unhappy, wanting me to hold him. I gave him some Cheerios - no. Crayons - no. Finally I moved his chair close to mine and he grabbed onto me for dear life! I was thinking, what the heck?! Is he sick? No symptoms. So I started looking around to see if something might be bothering him. Guess what I saw?

See the table directly below this guy? That was us! So we frantically waved the waiter over and asked to move. We picked a seat as far from this guy as possible, under some cute little birds. The change was amazing! As soon as we sat again, Jack looked around and very carefully, peeked upwards. All was good! He boogied a little to the music, pounded knuckles with the waiter, signed "bird" several times, and snacked on some Cheerios while waiting for our food. The waiter got quite a kick out of cheerful Jackson, and told me several times how cute Jack was. After we finished, the waiter came over and asked (very mysteriously) if he could give Jack a little surprise. So I said sure and the waiter sat these down in front of him:

Cute, huh? A little shark! And a little crawdad! Jack was pretty tickled and even made great friends with the shark!

Jack fell asleep in the van on the way home, holding onto his new little friend! It was very sweet. I should take a decent photo of Jack with his shark buddy. Maybe later.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Tongue Pic!

It actually looks pretty good in this one! On Thurs, it was really red and angry looking. It's healing up well. Thanks for all your good wishes!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Head Injury (ies)

Head injury #1 - Andrew got clocked at practice. Yep, practice. No concussion says the trainor but his head hurts every time he runs or anything. So he's been recovering since Wed. Hopefully, he will get to play again by the end of the week.

Head injury #2 - We got to meet some on-line friends (more on that later). During the visit, Jack got a sweet hug from our buddy Braska. The problem was both of them went tumbling down the hill in the course of the hug (there was no bucket of water involved. You know - Jack 'n Jill went up the hill, blah, blah, blah?). You could see the panic as they went over. They took out a small pretty shrub and landed on some lovely purple flowers. Both of them were less than happy at this point. But after some hugs from mommies and reassurances that all was well, they recovered and went to play quite nicely. Later on, Jack decided to try to run at me, but I was on the other side of some very sturdy patio chairs, and he smacked into a chair instead. When I picked him up, there was blood. Not a bunch at first, but the volume picked up really quickly. So I wrestled him onto the floor and pried his little mouth open to see where it was coming from - no loose teeth, no bit lip, no discernible tongue injury, hmmmm. Blood all over him, a little on me, but no apparent injury. Curious. So we got him cleaned up and cheered up, and decided to head for home before someone broke a leg! That night Tyler got Jack to stick his tongue out by sticking his out at Jack first, and we saw it. The wound. A big, gaping, jagged cut toward the center of his poor little tongue, made by some sharp upper teeth. When Jack sticks his tongue out flat it just looks like a jagged cut. If he rolls his tongue a bit, you can see it gap open and wow, is that yucky! You can almost but not quite fit a pencil eraser in it. At first he wouldn't eat much, but by Sat he was eating pretty normally. Our nurse neighbor says they wouldn't stitch it because mouths are dirty and they wouldn't want to trap germs in it, so keep an eye on it to make sure it doesn't start looking worse, or interferring with his breathing, or if he stops eating. There's little to no chance of getting a pic of it, but I'll keep trying! Just what you want to see, right?!

So keep good thoughts for the recovery of my boys! Andrew will be heart broken if football is over for him already.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Football, football, football

Hey, guess what season it is! That's right. The Warriors are on the field! And we have beautiful new astroturf for the guys to play on this year. I walked on it and it's actually pretty soft. Andrew says it's like falling into a pillow (which cracks me up 'cause he's getting down there in such a violent manner!). He's playing right tackle this year for the Varsity team, and right or left tackle or guard for the JV team. He's one of the guys that the coaches asked to play down as well as play on Varsity. He had already told me that all the offensive line are returning starters so he was bummed he wouldn't get to play as much, then he called and said he'd be playing JV as well so I'm pretty happy about it. We'll see how happy he is playing 2 games a week! Pics soon!