[one]After yesterday's visit with the new doctor we now know several things like: Isaac needs more fiber in his diet, he has molloscum contagiosum [a semi contagious rash that will spread or go away], Ezra probably has poison ivy, and that we may have found a new doctor.
[two]There will be more to come, but based on his demeanor with Isaac, the manner in which he spoke with me and that he shared he has 5 children with Hebrew names, well, I'm more than willing to give him a chance. I know that's not a ton to go off of right now, but it's definitely a step in the right direction!
[three]I finally purchased Isaac's first year photo book from Blurb. I've made books in basically every photo book software, but haven't been completely satisfied with the layout, so I haven't followed through on the purchase. Today, I finally just took the plunge . . . and then realized one of the main reasons I hadn't purchased . . . after I hit submit. I had been undecided what to title the book, as going forward these books are going to be more like family albums than each child's separate yearly album. Oh well, even if it's misnamed or we change the naming going forward, it's progress!
[four]A co-op group is offering 20% of Toms, for orders placed by this weekend, and I'm really contemplating getting a pair. My shoes are always Target clearance though, so even with the 20% and providing a pair of shoes to someone who needs them, I'm having a hard time justifying shoes over $30.
What do you guys think?
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"When my mom once was telling her teacher friends (she's a special education teacher) about [my son] and how I was struggling, one who has all boys chimed in "I love my boys spunky". That was a game changer for me when I heard that. That is him, spunky. It's not a cakewalk. But he will do great things. . . My advice to you is just as when you run you have to think about just the mile you're in, think about the moment or day you're in with your boys. Trust that you and Tony will do what's best for the boys. You may make mistakes, they will not harm Isaac or Ezra. And thank your lucky stars he hasn't asked anyone to pinch his nipples and make people wonder what goes on at your house! :)"
"I read your blog. I connect, although not because I have a three year old, no I am 13 years past that. I have a 16 year old. And there are a few similarities lemme tell ya! However, I will say, you will all be fine and dandy and there will be a honey-moon again with your parenting. Just think of all the independence and muscle he wants to flex! The execution of it is awkward though and clunky and sometimes just a bit hurtful to the ones they love the most.... (at 16 and at 3)"
[six]Isaac had a fantastic day yesterday . . . and then this morning already he's pinched, hit and pulled hair. :/
[seven]When Tony got home yesterday he asked me "P and B?" Does this have any meaning to any of you? Because it's turned into a once a week occurrence in our house.
[eight]Target had some adorable mint pants that finally fit me, so I was able to fulfill my desire to try them on! I ended up passing on them, but I really liked them! And the clearanced tank.
[nine]Isaac had another awful nosebleed at the lovely hour of 2:30am Tuesday morning, which resulted in this beautiful scene.
[nine]Cue the tears. This boy is walking.