Saturday, January 21, 2006

It's an epidemic

Bheesh has pink eye now. He is very grumpy about it.

I want on a frantic cleaning spree this morning. It started with replacing the A/C filter and the fridge water filter. Then I had to clean under the fridge, then I had to vacuum the fridge coils. Since I had the vacuum out I vacuumed the bath mats and the master closet. Then I cleaned the cabinet under the kitchen sink where the trash can lives. This cabinet was very gross and I've wanted to clean it for a long time. Since I was on a cleaning roll I decided to get down on my hands and knees and clean the kitchen floor and finally since the kitchen floor had not been this clean in years, I sealed the kitchen floor. Now I'm tired!

Thursday, January 19, 2006

More Pink Eye

Now Duncan has the Pink Eye. I guess Bheesh and I will be staying home with him tomorrow (Bheesh will take the morning shift and I'll take the afternoon shift). Xander's getting better, but he looks like he was hit in the face because he has dark circles under his eyes.

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Is it pink eye...

or not? I don't know. I do know that Xander has a bacterial infection in his eyes. They are red and swolen and crusty. Last night his eyes were crusted over twice when Bheesh went to take Xander to the bathroom. The doctor perscribed eye drops. Xander did not like getting the drops in his eyes the first time last night. I felt bad for him because he was scared and crying, but he calmed down enough to get the drops and all was well afterward.

His eyes have not kept him from being popular today. This morning he went to play at Dalton's house for a few hours and have lunch. Dalton is home with the same symptoms. This afternoon he went to play at Grace's house.

Friday, January 13, 2006

Gymnastics

I took Xander to his first gymnastics class yesterday. He has been progressing in his physical activities on the backyard playscape (hanging on the monkey bars above the swings and climbing around), so we thought he was ready for a gymnastics class. I was afraid he would be scared of the newness of it and not participate. In fact the morning of the class he said he did not want to go, but he did GREAT. He was the first to run to the teacher when she announced that class had started, he followed her around and followed (almost) all of her instructions. He also did a great job with the physical activities. The teacher had the kids do a sequence of activities several times and after a few tries, Xander would catch onto what he was supposed to do and do it correctly - like hold himself up on the horizontal bar with his arms and legs straight.
I was so proud of him so I took him to Sonic next door for a snack (it was only 10am). He insisted we sit outside ("We cannot eat in the car, Mama!") even though it was a little chilly. He said he wanted chicken nuggets and french fries (his standard response to "what do you want to eat?") so I got him a kids meal. He gobbled down the entire meal. I do not think I have seen him eat that well at at fast food place ever! Usually he is too distracted by everything around him.
We had a great time and he is looking forward to going again next week.

Friday, January 06, 2006

Recipe for Airplane Birthday Party - 2 yr old


1 computer
30 white balloons
1 disposable helium tank (use Michaels coupon to get 50% off)
6 blow up airplanes from Airshow.com
10 die cast airplanes from Target
10 sheets of airplane stickers from Michaels
10 paper bags from Michaels
6 dozen foam gliders from Oriental Traders (that's a lot!)
tons of candy left over from Halloween
10 juice boxes
10 mini bags of pretzels
10 cupcakes
white frosting
blue frosting

Use the computer to make invitation that look like airplane tickets. Send invitations. Blow up the balloons using the helium tank and hang from the ceiling to look like clouds. Blow up the airplanes and hang them among the clouds. Make the cupcakes and frost with the blue frosting. Use the white frosting to make clouds on the cupcakes. Fill the bags with the die case airplanes, stickers, and candy. Use extra craft paper to make handles that look like suitcase handles and tags that look like suitcase tags with each child's name on them. Serve the juic, pretzels and cupcakes (use a rolling cart if you have one). Have the children make the foam gliders and throw them around. Have a good time!