Monday, January 19, 2009

With Flying Colors

Sunshine had new ear tubes put in and adenoids out on Friday.  Here he is all set for surgery in his "funny pajamas" and then afterward, watching CheeseBob and enjoying his orange popsicle.

He did just great!  Six months makes such a difference.  Yes, it was only June when we had the first set of ear tubes in and it was all we could do to keep him in the prep room that time.  Both of us!

This time I took him alone and he was perfectly entertained and calm while we waited the hour and 15 minutes to go to surgery.

A note on the tubes.  His first set was meant to last one year.  They made it 6 months before they both fell out in November, probably due to the cold he had then.  The one ear drained its first and only time during that cold (the other never drained, at least not visibly).  

He's kind of an enigma with his ears.  The surgeon mentioned after this surgery how very retracted his ear drums are and that the hole from the previous tubes hadn't closed after the tube fell out of his left ear.  He said Sunshine will likely have problems with these tubes also and with his ears for several years to come.  Taking out the adenoids is supposed to help the ears drain.

The funny thing is, he hasn't had an ear INFECTION the whole time he has been home (he came home with a double ear infection, but nothing since then).  He just has constant fluid in there.  It has affected his hearing and he has made significant progress with his speech since June, I assume due to the tubes.

It will be interesting to see how these new tubes (supposed to last TWO years, so the dr. is banking on them staying in at least one, since the ONE year tubes lasted six months) and the adenoids out make a difference.

In any case, he was a little subdued on Friday, but he only woke at 1:30 and 5:30 for Tylenol in the night.  Saturday night he slept through and Sunday night he was awake at 3 am with a fever (to be expected, they said).  

Today I kept him home from school, because of the fever, but it seems to have subsided again.

He is quite a little trooper!

Pack A Load, Move a Load, Break a Nail

Banana Boy packs the DVDs
Mr. GT's "waggum" (that's what Rose Bud called it when she was little)
Nothing like moving in January.  You get to dig all your stuff out from under the snow!Can she pack it in a van, Billy Boy, Billy Boy?  Behold, my scrapbooking stuff.See how I chipped the green one????  This is a daily occurrence.  And if you NEED to know, yes, my nails are painted like a rainbow.  I got into Rose Bud's nail polish last night, just for fun.  Sunday night is nail night in Rose Bud's world (hers are all the lovely shade of blue you see here)

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Oh, Yeah!

It's an offer!

Accepted offer!

We're moving.

We're moving, (get down)

Uh, huh, (shake it up)

We're moving.

It literally happened that fast.  Brand new couple came Tuesday, wanted to make an offer, we countered Wed. night and Thurs. morning they accepted our counteroffer.  One month from today we will already be living in our new house!

Aack!  I have so much to do!

If you are moving (and you have kids) here is a fantabulous little book I found.  I bought one each for Daisy, Pepper and Banana Boy.  They've had so much fun filling them out and I think they will enjoy looking back at them, too.  And you sure can't beat the price! ($2.95)

So, despair not of the broken economy.  All it takes is the right person at the right time (that's what we've said all along).  I should look up how many showings we had (about 30, including repeats).  

Greatest number of showings by one person: 4
Date our listing expires: Feb. 13
Date of our closing: Feb. 13
Number of couples who didn't like our house because the upstairs ceilings were too short: 1
Number of couples who didn't even walk in the door because the driveway was too long: 1

Happy Happy Happy Day!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Thank You, Tracey!!!

Mine!!!  Tracey gave ME!  No you look.  Tracey gave me!

If You've Ever Had An Easy Bake Oven

and you are now a mom, you will totally get what Big Mama has to say here.

This blog is a stitch and I may have to begin reading it regularly!

Don't forget to watch the video!

(Dawn, this post is for YOU!)

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

New House Pictures

I'll be adding more, so check back.

Rose Bud's room. Yes, she'll be sleeping in a closet. It's a 7x10 walk-in closet off of Daisy and Pepper's room. Has it's own window. And she's so efficient with her stuff and such a minimalist, she's got plenty of room to spare!

She picked the colors herself and we painted it last week. This day she was lining drawers with shelf paper and painting a shelf she found that the previous owners left.