Sunday, December 16, 2007

Ready to Roll

Snow is clogging up the driveway, dirty diapers are clogging up the trash and Guitar Hero is clogging up my eardrums. The only thing that isn't backed up is Sam. On the contrary...

We arrived back from our Early Christmas with J's folks with a not so happy little man. Not only did he get a nose full of snot for xmas, but something is going on with his more sensitive orifice. I'm pretty sure it's teething drool related, but if it doesn't solidify soon, we'll have to call the doc on Monday. Poor kid. He's obviously uncomfortable with his mouth, and you add a pretty bad diaper rash as a result of CONSTANT pooping, well, you get the picture. And just as we were contemplating the return to cloth diapers! Um, I don't think I have a supply to handle this situation. Maybe once these molars arrive we can think on it again.

Ok, enough talk of poop! The recent discomfort in now way spoiled our trip to Connecticut. We all had a wonderful visit with Pepere, Memere, J's sis Amy and her son Henry. It was crazy to see our nephew all grown up and big. Sam was of course fascinated by his cousin. And Henry was so patient and gentle with him. I hope they get a chance to hang out more often in the future. We'll just have to plan a trip down to Asheville... Blue Ridge Mountains? Temperate climate? BBQ Ribs? Bluegrass music? Um, can we leave tomorrow?

We are gathering things for our departure to Florida this Thursday. We'll be spending Christmas down there at my folks new place. It should be a nice break from these chilly temperatures. Not sure if I'll get to update from down there.

In the meantime, here are some nice pics from the one-year Birthday/xmas celebrations...

Sam and his Pepere opening a birthday present

which ended up being this beautiful wooden train.

Sam was delighted. Perfect for transporting precious cargo.

It so nice whenever we get to hang with Amy. Henry and I both wish she would be our best friend...(seriously, Henry asked his mother to be his best friend. Sweetest.Thing.Ever)

We scored some Auntie and Uncle brownie points with Henry by getting him "Elefun." Not that he probably remembers who it was from. Since the main point of the game involves an elephant shooting small chokables 4 feet into the air, he had to wait for Sam to sleep before the Elefun could be had.

But Henry was cool and didn't hold it against him...Waddup cuz?

Some people may expect to see Sam covered in cake, as tradition dictates. However, I thought better of it. It's just a photo op really...kinda like Santa Claus. He won't miss it. So no cake. But bring on the spaghetti!

Other highlights? Well, check out Sam in his new Hokie jersey.

And Memere helping him open a new book...

Thanks Memere...

Hope everyone has a wonderful Holiday.



Anonymous said...

Try Flanders Butt Cream. We used it on Dawn"s parents. Works wonders. You should be able to find it at any of the drug stores like Walmart or something like that. You may have to ask but they can order it.

akinvt said...

Hey! Small world, I just stumbled upon this while doing some "research". And what do you know, pics of my boy's buddy! Oh, and there is Lucas too. Fun stuff.

Looking forward to having you back in town. I'm on Tubbs duty tonight, I'll give him some extra pats and hugs to keep him happy until you guys make it home safe and sound.