Monday, September 22, 2008

Weekend in Review

So Friday night Dave and I baby-sat my sister Mandy's kids so she could take her husband out for his birthday. We had a lot of fun. We first picked up Ashlynn (4 years old) and she was so excited to being going on a date with Andrew. Then we picked up Alex (6 years old) from a birthday party and the night of fun began. We went to Carl's Junior for dinner and then to the farm at Thanksgiving Point. The kids loved the animals and Andrew loved riding the horses.

Then on Saturday we went to the BYU game. I tried to get some pictures of Andrew but was really too into the game. He loves the games and is so good at them. We did leave early this time though because he spilt some popcorn on the ground and didn't understand why he was not allowed to eat the dropped popcorn, despite the fact that he still had half a bag left!

Sunday we went to church of course. We decided to walk this week, which we should do every week because of the proximity of the church to the house. Instead of pushing Andrew in the stroller he walked the whole way and loved it. I guess he is really growing up! I even let him walk to go visiting teaching today and he was in heaven! Later on we went for a drive in the big car (Dave's car). We drove down to the lake and throw rocks into the water. Andrew's new found love is rocks, he picks them up everywhere. (It reminds me of Evan's stick obsession for all the Clawsons that know who Evan is.) Lets just say he was quite distraught when we had to leave the lake.

We are back to the work week. We took Andrew back to the doctor this morning to get his arm checked out. The doctor gave us a new wrapping and splint (I am pretty sure there was a mold growing on the old one, GROSS!) but said to keep in on another two weeks. Everything is healing just fine so we should be good pretty soon!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

A Nigh, Nigh

Every week when I do laundray Andrew finds this sweater dryer and asks "A nigh, nigh?" Translation, is this a crib? I usually just say no and he moves on. I think today, he finally gave up on asking and pulled it into the bedroom to try it out himself.

Who needs a port-a-crib when you have a cozy sweater dryer!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Aviary and Fair

So last week I went to the Tracy Aviary with Lacie and Crew. Andrew was not that big of fan of the birds, but Crew loved them. He wanted to pet them. Afterwards we had a picnic lunch at the park and then we let the boys play in the water. I am pretty sure that that was Andrew's favorite part.

Then on Friday night Dave had to judge a cook off at the State Fair. We met up with Scott and Amy and the kids had a blast looking at all the animals and riding down the big slide. The only place I got my camera out was at the interactive kids area. This is were the kids travel from building to building, milking a fake cow, planting vegetables and so forth. Andrew loved it!

Monday, September 8, 2008

Andrew's accident

So Andrew broke his arm today. He was playing on my sister's trampoline (which is a kid tramp) and the next thing I here he is on the ground crying. I brought him in and I could not calm him down. Usually if I give the kid a sippy cup of milk he is all better, but not today. I left my sisters and decided to stop by Dave's work to let him look at it. The arm looked fine but Andrew was definitly favoring it. We decided to make an appointment at the instant care and see what was going on. Our appointment was at 5 but we sat in the waiting room until at least 5:30. By the time we were called in Andrew was doing so much better, dancing around, clapping. I thought, I am such a worrier, I bet we don't even need to be here. Well the x-rays showed that he has a greenstick fracture. His bone is pretty much bent. He just has to were a splint with an ace bandage and it should heal in about 2-3 weeks. He is not a huge fan of the splint but he is a trooper!

(We tried to put a bandage of monkey to convince Andrew not to rip at the bandage during the night. We will see how it works in the morning.)

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Playtime with Andrew

So I have decided that I need to try to be a better mom therefor, I need to be more interactive. So when the Michaels coupon came last week I took it in and bought Andrew a set of finger paints for a $1.50. It took a lot of encouragement, but I did get one picture out of him. He has a serious issue with touching yucky stuff with his fingers. For example, he would not touch his birthday cake, he had to eat it with a fork. Here are some pictures of his first attempt at art...

On Sunday, after Andrew woke up from his nap he brought a bunch of stuff for me to put on him. I guess this is his first attempt at dress up. He ran around dressed like this for hours, playing ball of course!