Sunday, November 30, 2008

Giving Thanks

No time to here was Thanksgiving weekend in pictures...

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Bump on the noggin'

My little guy is so accident prone. This is largely of his own making, because he often clowns around and gets himself into trouble. Today I recieved a call from daycare. Apparently, he was clowning around on a chair and fell off and hit his head on the chair as he fell. Poor guy. He actually hit it hard enough to break the skin. But no concussion, luckily!

Monday, November 24, 2008

2 weeks

I constantly marvel at the body's ability to heal itself. I can hardly believe that it's only been two weeks since my surgery. I feel so much better than I did before and immediately after the surgery. I think that my health will definitely be improved!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Silver Bells in the City

Tonight was the annual Silver Bells in the City celebration. The weather is so cold that I almost decided not to take Liam. But after looking at the schedule, I found a few events that were indoors, so we decided to take him out to the celebration.

We started by going to the city market. We visited Mr. And Mrs. Claus. Liam was rather reluctant to interact with them – other than to accept a candy cane from Mrs. Claus. I managed to snap a quick photo of him on Santa’s lap, but as you can see, he was beginning to cry. Oops! Maybe next year.

Liam also saw some clowns at the market. One of them made him a dog out of a balloon. Liam really loved the balloon animal. He played with it so much that he un twisted it and it became a rather lumpy snake. ;-)

We picked up a quick dinner while we were at the market. Then we headed out into the cold to see the parade downtown. Liam was excited to see all the big trucks strung with lights and decorations. We watched the parade for a little bit and then went to donate two stuffed animals to toys for tots. They always have a “house” with a conveyor that takes your toys in. I showed Liam what to do by putting one of the stuffed animals on the conveyor. He put his on and we watched it go bye-bye. I am very proud of him for not getting possessive over the toy after he carried it there.

The winter air was so chilly that we sought refuge at the Science Museum. We quickly walked up there before the parade ended. First we stopped downstairs at the model train exhibit. We watched the trains for a while and talked to one of the designers. Then we took Liam up to the toddler room in the Museum. He really loves it there. They have big blocks, towers to drive cars down, slides and climbers, a water play area, a play house, and much more! He was enjoying himself so much that he didn’t want to leave. But it started getting late and the crowd was getting bigger, so we walked back to the car and headed home to snuggle in bed.

The Toy Society

I stumbled across this recently. How inspiring! I think I'll give it a try!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

A week and two days

Well, it's been a week and two days since I have my gall bladder removed. Last week was very painful and trying, but I am happy to say that I am feeling much better now! Hopefully, my health will improve overall, once I am healed. The surgery was fairly non-invasive. I have three small scars and one large scare at my belly button. I am sure they will fade with time.

Liam was a little upset last week when I couldn't play with him like he wanted. But he is doing better this week. I can hug him and hold him, just can't pick him up yet. He was sad to see the scar at my belly button.

Saturday, November 15, 2008


Grandma Bev and Grandpa John came up to help me out after my surgery on Thursday and Friday. They ferried me back and forth from various doctor appointments.

Liam was so happy when they stayed the weekend. He had grandpa’s undivided attention to play trains. He played peek-a-boo with grandma and grandpa on the couch under a blanket. Sean and I laughed so hard it hurt! As a special “gift” to Sean and I, grandma and grandpa watched Liam on Saturday afternoon so that we could go see the new James Bond film. The last film that we saw in the theater alone was the previous James Bond file, when my parents watched Liam as a baby! It was very nice to spend a little time together as a couple and Liam had great fun with his grandparents!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Goodbye gallbladder. Hello pain.

I've been suffering from gallbladder disease for nearly three years. I finally had my gallbladder removed on Monday. Right now, I look like I was in a knife fight with all the incisions on my abdomen! I am happy to finally have this surgery, but I am in a LOT of pain right now. My allergies to pain medicine limits what I can take for the pain, and the medicine I have is not very effective. I sure hope that I feel so relief soon!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Little Fish

Today we decided to do something a little different. After our usual chores and Liam's nap, we went to the community center pool. The weather was too cold outside for fun, so we thought the pool would be a good way for Liam to run off some steam and do something new. The last time Liam was at this pool, he was only around six months old.

At first Liam was a little nervous. He clung to daddy or mommy. But slowly he realized that it was lots of fun to be in the water and he started to relax. He practiced kicking in the water. He played with his squirty fish toy and tried holding on to a pool noodle. After we put a floating vest on him, he swam out into the deep water holding onto mommy.

He also balanced on the frog float and had fun splashing mommy and daddy! We had so much fun that we are now seriously thinking of scraping the money together for a family membership. That way we could go swimming every weekend!

PS - It snowed today and started to stick!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

A Mega-Blog Update

I finally took some time to update photos for the past two months and added some more posts too! Check it out!

I voted!

This morning at 6:30am we walked down to the community center where we vote. When we arrived we were in a short line. Before long, the line went out the building! We only had to stand in line for about 45 minutes before voting. I was all done by 7:30. The 40th person to vote in my precinct! Liam was on my back the whole time. We both got "I voted" stickers!