Archive for January, 2011

My very first sleepover

January 9, 2011 10:15 am

Jace has certainly slept at other people’s houses, and has even slept at my parents house without us there but just before Christmas he had his first true sleepover.

William (and Nick and Julia) invited Jace over for a saturday night sleepover so that Steve and I could enjoy an evening out. We dropped him off just in time for dinner and stayed for a few minutes just to make sure he was okay. He and William immediately ran off and started playing with cars so when we said our goodbyes, he barely looked up. From all we were told, he was very well behaved and had a fabulous time. Nick even commented that at times it was even easier with him there since he amused William. Hopefully we can return the favor sometime and Jace will have many sleepovers over the years with his friends.

An Itchy Christmas

10:01 am

According to my mother, I would inevitable get sick just in time for Christmas or my birthday. So when Jace and I both went to the doctor’s a week and a half before Christmas,  I thought we had broken the curse of my childhood. That should be plenty of time for the antibotics to clear up our bronchitis and Jace’s ear infection. And it seemed like I was right, until I came home from work on the 23rd, all ready to head north for Christmas.

And that is when I found a very sad Jace, snuggled on the couch with his daddy, covered with hives. Apparently the antibiotics had killed the germs but Jace’s body was not a fan on amoxycillin. He was drugged with Benedryl, and it made him a rather sleepy, sad Jace. 2 days later, on Christmas morning, he was still covered with hives and generally very unhappy so I called the on-call physician to see if he had any recommendations on what to do. He suggested trying children’s zyertec so off I ran to CVS after the kids had opened their stockings. 1 dose and 3 hours later, we actually saw a SMILE on Jace’s face.  Just in time for Christmas.

Storage Containers

January 4, 2011 7:17 pm

After the influx of new toys from Christmas I did a little reorganization to try to contain the chaos. Jace was looking for his dinosaurs and when he reached into the bin, he came out with his new dragon.

He looked quite offended and reported to me in the most serious tone “Mommy, there is a DRAGON in my DINOSAUR bin.” Now, there has been a moose and a fox living in the same bin for over a year but apparently that is acceptable. The dragon has been evicted.

And now I have been informed that there are TRAINS in the CAR bin. Guess I need some more bins…(and a new house to store them in!)

(C) Steve and Heather Leibman, 2007.