Sunday, May 31, 2009

Things that go Oh Crud in the night

I try to teach Wee Man to be careful of germs and people that are sick... Yet, I only have so much control (dislike using that word but) over what happens while he is at school... I can not keep other kids from going to school sick... Nor can I keep Wee Man from playing with them...

So, I tell him everyday as soon as we get home... "Wash your hands and then we can get some lunch..." this is usually followed by "NOW... don't touch your sister... stop petting the dogs... Wee Man get-in-the-bathroom and wash your hands"... (and yes I am a little anal about this right now because I can't afford for Lil Kiwi to get sick...)

However, the nasty little germs have their own mind as well... This weekend was a replay of
snot shall fall and be gone evil let this house be clean....

Friday, Wee Man was acting a tad off but nothing really note worthy... Then Saturday morning DH and Wee Man ran an errand and upon returning something was very wrong with him... He was hot and didn't want to eat... Then... oh then he did something that confirmed he was sick... Wee Man...took...a.... NAP!

Yes, you read correctly... A nap... Curled up on the
sumo with daddy's blanket... Plenty of fluids and then off to bed...

The most horrid scream/screech I had ever heard at about 1:30 AM and I knew just what had happened (not going to share all the nasty details) ... Poor Wee Man was apologizing for throwing up in his bed and the whole time I'm cleaning up and telling him it's not his fault...

Then as I am returning to my room I had a thought... Maybe my upset tummy this afternoon was more than an upset tummy... Oh Crud I hope I'm not getting sick...

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Lil Kiwi

Ok... So....

Tuesday I took Lil Kiwi in for her fifteenth or so Ultra Sound and Third VCUG... She dislikes going there and it didn't help that it was raining or that she is teething... The appointment was early in the morning and Lil Kiwi was also upset that I woke her up earlier than normal... (yes she likes to sleep in.. only wish her big brother would)

Any how... We pretty much already knew there would be no difference but one still hopes for the medical miracle... Unofficially, she still has a grade 5 reflex... Which means that her kidney is still swollen beyond normal and when you are born with only one kidney that is not good...

We get the official report when we go to her appointment next week and see Dr. V... Since he is normally booked for months (he is that good) we already had an appointment set for the second week in June for surgery... We did this oh when she was 4 months old and she will be a 1 year old at the end of June...

So, next week (on Wee Man's Birthday) we will be downtown at Dr. V's office waiting to be seen and find out what is happening... Then on Tuesday she will be having surgery...

Why, if we have had this planned for so long and knew that it was most likely going to happen, do I feel so unprepared...

Wordless Wednesday - Zoo Animals

So, following Pee Wee Olympic training and then actually competing , it was time for a trip to the Zoo...








For some reason this is the only Mr. Linky I can get to work today... Sorry and Happy Wordless Wednesday

Monday, May 25, 2009

Pee Wee Olympics part 2

So, yesterday, we went over Wee Man's training for the Pee Wee Olympics ... Today, I figured we would see the list of events and how he placed...

The Pee Wee Olympics consisted of an opening ceremony, four main events, a relay race and a pizza party closing ceremony...

All the Olympians held their own flags and marched in perfect unison up and down the two main halls of the building and out the back doors to the grassy fields... A little waving to their adoring parents and fans...

Then it was time for the games to begin... First up was the oh so dangerous Horsey Bounce... Wee Man showed great skill and even changed horses halfway through the race without missing a bounce...
Next up was the Throwing of the Hairy Round Ball Thingamajigs... I'll spare you the pictures but trust me it was a battle of all battles... *shudders*

Third event was a wild and crazy game of Soccer... I haven't seen that amount of foot action since the last time I watched "Foot Loose"... Surprisingly, Wee Man played like a pro..

Last event was the hardest of then all... The feared Obstacle Course... Through the tunnel... across the boards... then jump through the hoops... Wee Man started out strong but lost his focus on the boards...
It all came down to the Relay Race... It was a close competition and anyone could win... Would Wee Man's team win... could they run faster than the other runners....

Yes Yes Yes!!!! Team 2 was able to out run the others and claim their place among the Pee Wee Champions... Everyone had a good time... Then it was time for eating tons of pizza and cookies...

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Pee Wee Olympics

Ah yes the gathering of the worlds most elite sports people... The Olympic Games as we know them today have a long history that dates back to Antiquity... That's a lot of history people...

After being delayed twice, due to possible inclement weather, the 2009 Pee Wee Olympics finally took place... Twenty young Olympians had trained all of one month for this special day... Only nineteen of them got to compete; seeing as how during the pre-game "TESTING" one of the Olympians was found to be hopped up on extra energy...
(okay really one child was transferred out of school the week before)

Friday, 22 of May 2009, four teams took to the grassy fields looking for their chance at glory... My money err eyes were on Team 2... Specifically the youngest Olympian there known as Wee Man...


Perhaps it was the way he held his home town flag... the sparkle in his eye... the spring in his step... or may be it's just because I'm his mom... Either way, Wee Man was made for the Olympics... (I mean it's almost named after him hehee)

I also knew the hours and hours of training Wee Man had put in... In fact, I got a chance to talk to his coach...


Me: What kind of training regiment do you have him on?

Coach Lil Kiwi: In all honesty, I'm running him into the ground. He's too young and thinks he has all the answers. Well, he doesn't.

Me: Okay... Well, what are your thoughts on him finishing with a medal this year?

Coach Lil Kiwi: Medal? They don't get no stinking medals... What rock did you crawl out of? *giving me the one eyebrow raised look*

Me: I err well I just hmm *glup* I think I hear my phone ringing.. Thanks for your time...

Don't let the Coach's attitude get to you... She is just busy teething and will snap at anything that gets near her... Coach Lil Kiwi actually had Wee Man training day and night...

Throwing the medicine ball around... Push ups... the sawhorse... sprints... there was even talk that she made him write in chalk for hours... Oh the horror...

In between his workouts I was able to chat with Wee Man...

Me: So cutie, how's the training going?

Wee Man: How many times I have told you it's Wee Man... Mom please you are embarrassing me..

Me: Okay... What is the most important thing you have learned during your training for the Pee Wee Olympics?

Wee Man: Don't play in the backyard after the dogs have gone to the bathroom...

Well, there you have it... He's ready... Weeks of training... Hours of sweat... and now he is as focused as he is going to get... You can tell he will never take his eye off the ball...



The question now is if all that training paid off during the 2009 Pee Wee Olympics... Find out later how Wee Man did....

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Wordless Wednesday - Summer

How to tell it is Summer Time at the Shenanigans Household (even though it was in the 40s today) *sigh*

The Victim Evidence... chalk residue on Black Dog from laying down on porch covered with chalk pictures


The Happy Culprit... Wee Man

The End Result... Awwww

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Wordless Wednesday - First Swing

*please note some pictures might look grainy because of the setting I was using*
To finish it off a picture of the Full Moon

Sunday, May 10, 2009

MOM

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!

To all mothers...

You are loved beyond words...

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Wordless Wednesday - Fishing

1st fishing trip ever... and look what Wee Man caught... 5 ish lbs catfish....


Tuesday, May 5, 2009

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Monday, May 4, 2009

Thirteen and Triskaidekaphobia

As I was trying out some new backgrounds I have been working on, I realized that each month I have posted Thirteen times... I'm not doing it on purpose and yet for three months somehow thirteen seems to the be lucky number...

Did you know that.....

Triskaidekaphobia is the fear of 13, a number commonly associated with bad luck in Western culture.... While fear of the number 13 can be traced back to medieval times; the word triskaidekaphobia itself is of recent vintage, having been first coined by Coriat...

Fear of the number 13 also leads to fear of Friday the thirteenth; which has only recently been named paraskevidekatriphobia...

All interesting, I know, but how many of you actually realize that many religious people also have a fear of the number 13... Why? Well...

For Christians, the number thirteen brought bad luck... The superstition stems from the Last Supper where Judas Iscariot became the thirteenth guest to sit at the table and would later betray Jesus, leading to his crucifixion.... Still to this day it is considered very bad luck for thirteen people to sit down for dinner together.... It is believed that one of the dinner guests will die within the year.... (do people really believe this?)

Where am I going with this and DANG I wish I could post this on a Friday the 13th but that isn't for another hmmmm (trying to do math in head) errr November I think.... I digress... Where I was going is I actually LIKE the number thirteen and think that it is good luck... Thankfully so does DH... Apparently, I'm not alone in thinking the number 13 is lucky...

The Egyptians were the first to develop a superstition for the number thirteen, but for them the number brought good luck.... They believed that there were twelve steps on the ladder to eternal life and knowledge and to take the thirteenth step meant going through death into everlasting life.... Thirteen, for the Egyptians, was associated with immortality....

"There is no luck except where there is discipline." Irish Proverb