Friday, November 20, 2009

Everyday It's Something New!

I am not lying when I say that AJ is learning something new every single day! I don't know where he learns this stuff, especially since he doesn't go to daycare, but he does!

Sometimes, when I walk in a circle, he'll do what I'm doing and laugh. But, I've never put a name to it. Well, today, I asked him to "walk in a circle" and he DID! I was flabbergasted! Then, just to see what he'd do, I said, "Can you jump?" and he did! Well, more like he picked up one foot and stomped it on the ground- it was a toddler way of jumping. It was adorable! He did it a few times, so I know it wasn't a fluke.

He continues to amaze me. I think he's is VERY smart!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


A very fond memory I have growing up was playing arcade games with Matt. We played wherever we could, but I mainly remember Lamppost Pizza (lots of Pack Man and Centipede). Of course, we were older than AJ and we actually put coins in the slot to make them play, but today, while we were at Red Robin for dinner, I put AJ up in the chair of this race car game and he was in heaven! He was laughing, "driving", and just loving it! I took a few pictures (with my phone), but this is the best one I could get.


First- I want to report that AJ is feeling A LOT better- those antibiotics did the trick- thank goodness!

Now, to the post:

Oh my gosh, in the past few weeks I've really seen AJ's imagination come out! He is SUCH a boy! For example, today he was in the bath and I got him these new bath toys that he loves. They are Styrofoam type toys in the shapes of a car, train, motorcycle, truck, tractor and road. They stick to the side of the tub when they are wet. Well, today, I watched him pick up the truck and he was walking around the tub with the truck in his hand saying "vrrrooooom". He was driving the truck around the tub! It was adorable!

Also- this cracked me up today. He was at Miss Jamie's house today (my friend, his babysitter once a week) and I picked him up right before nap time. On the way home he was talking and then became quiet. I thought he'd fallen asleep as he sometimes does. Just as we pulled into the driveway, I hear him say "YEAH!!!!!" in this loud, excited voice. It was like YEAH we're home! Hahah! He cracks me up :)

I really cannot get over how much he's learning right now. My mom got him this great book that has REAL pictures of all kinds of things. He has probably figured out 40% of the entire book! He can point out the dog, baby, cat, bird, turtle, ball, socks, pants, shirt, elephant, clock, television, apple, tractor, truck, firetruck (to which he makes the sound), motorcycle, diaper and so much more! He's also at the point where I will show him a picture of the couch in the book and he'll point to our couch, or as he did today, I pointed to the elephant in the book and he walked over and picked up his toy elephant! SOOOO smart! I can't even describe how I feel when he gets something new- it's the most amazing feeling to see him learn!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Update on the Sicky

Well, I guess I spoke too soon when I posted that AJ was on the mend yesterday. He woke up from his nap yesterday and was in a great mood! He still had tired eyes, but was happy and playing. So, we decided to get out of the house and get some lunch. You know how much I like to stay home all day!

We had a nice time at lunch, did a little shopping and then came home. AJ took another nap and then woke up...CRANKY!!!!!!!! I mean, SUPER cranky! Nothing would make him happy. He was super needy- crying, not eating or drinking and still very tired. I finally put him back down at 6:30pm. He woke up 3 times last night with that same, sad, painful cry. I decided to call the nurses line at our doctors office again this morning. When I explained how he was feeling again (this time his nose wasn't running and his fever was gone) she said to bring him in.

When we saw the doctor this morning, she was pretty puzzled by what I was telling her- especially since it's been going on SO LONG! She finally looked in his ear and saw it was a little infected, but when she looked in his throat she figured it all out. He's got a nasty throat infection! She even showed me and it looks so RED and painful! Poor guy! No wonder he's not happy, not eating and waking up in pain!

Thankfully, she gave us some antibiotics and sent us on our way. It so sad that AJ got his first bad infection, but I'm glad to finally KNOW what the problem is and hopefully he's on his way to being his happy self again!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

On The Mend

Just an update- it seems as though AJ is on the mend. He hasn't had a fever since early this morning and has been pretty much back to his old self :) He is still more tired than usual, but that's ok. As incredibly sweet as he is when he's sick, I an happy to have my healthy, happy boy back!