Thursday, March 31, 2011

Wishful thinking

I’m going to pretend that the high temperature today isn’t 45 degrees and instead I’m going to remember a day when it was above 70 and we got to play at the park with some friends.














Brendan is quite the expert climber now. He used to be too scared to go over the climbing wall by himself and now he wants to do it to show off.



More climbing. It was so nice to be able to go out and get some of Brendan’s energy out. We came home in time to put Alex down for his afternoon nap and Brendan rested on the couch next to me while we watched Cars. It was nice to have a quite afternoon together.

IMG_7775And then later, he was back to being his crazy self. I love his outfit choice- pj bottoms that are too big and falling off his tiny butt, one of Alex’s bibs turned around so it’s a cape, and his shower cap for his scalp medicine. Totally Brendan.

 IMG_7703And we can’t forget Alex. Here he is rocking a pair of the awesome socks Ian and Erin sent us. I love them and am glad his feet have finally grown so they fit him!

IMG_7776We recently all caught another nasty cold and unfortunately Alex got it the worst out of all of us. I took this picture after a late night visit to urgent care because his fever was so high and I couldn’t get it to come down. The doctor also ordered a chest x-ray and I had never seen one done on a baby before so I was quite surprised. The x-ray technician sat Alex in what looked like a bicycle seat inside of a toilet seat and then closed him in a clear plastic tube with his little arms sticking straight up and a whole cut out of it for his face to stick out. It was one of the funniest things I’ve seen but of course Alex screamed through the whole thing. Poor baby. Turns out it was worth it though because he had a mild case of pneumonia. When we got home he was so exhausted he didn’t even wake up when Chris took him out of the car seat.


Thanks to antibiotics, he’s back to his normal self (except for the diarrhea that it causes) and sleeping much better at night.

Thank goodness!!!!


  1. I'm sorry you've been dealing with more sickness, and I like that you post park pictures to remember good weather. Remember that yours is coming a lot sooner than mine! Spring should happen for you this month, while mine will come at the end of May. So depressing. I'm sorry you've had to deal with hospitals and x-rays and pneumonia, and I want it to stop so you can just enjoy life!

  2. Having a tiny baby in the winter is the WORST. It seems like they are all just destined to get pneumonia or RSV or something. I can so relate, I'm just glad he didn't get admitted and that the antibiotics helped. Poor baby. (and poor Mom too!) Hope you're getting some rest too!

  3. Ahhhhhh... We think Brendan is so AWESOME and COOOOOOL! Alex is the SWEETEST! We can't wait to see you, guys.