Saturday, May 31, 2008
Until...Friday morning when he woke up with his tummy covered in red bumps and blotches!!! We weren't sure what they were, and as we set off for the pediatrician for the 2nd day in a row, I was really hoping that we weren't going to be the silly parents taking their child to the doctor for mosquito bites! (They looked a lot like little bites.)
The verdict? Hives. The pediatrician tested him for strep, which was negative, so they are likely the result of some other virus. They come and go, and tend to alternate between covering his tummy and covering his back. Staying cool helps a lot, as does benadryl and hydrocortisone cream.
Remarkably, Calder has remained in a pretty good mood throughout! He is such a little trooper when he is sick! He hates the eye drops, but loves the taste of benadryl, so I guess it all balances out. :)
By the way, I realize his hair looks incredibly dirty in these pictures. It's not -- he's just an incredibly sweaty kid. Before he was born, Dave and I took a baby care class in which we were told that kids don't sweat until they are about 8 or 9 years old. Calder has definitely proved that statement wrong!!!
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Taking a break for some sustenance. Probably some of the most intense apple-eating you'll ever see!
Friday, May 23, 2008
We had a great afternoon with friends today! We started with a kids music event at a local coffee house, followed by dinner and ice cream!
Calder, Landon and Sam getting musical with Mr. Don! They had him all to themselves towards the end of his show.
Side Note: This may be my last posting for a while. Our computer goes in the shop tomorrow for a random sparking sound and mysterious smoking. Oh, and it has a very distinct B.O. smell. Who would have thought??
This is Calder's Choo Choo Dance. We believe he picked it up by watching a kids 'music video' that came on right after Mickey Mouse Clubhouse the other day. The music video was all about trains, and Calder was digging it! I actually didn't get the camera out in time for the much better performance that he gave moments earlier...but you'll get the idea from this video.
My friend Kelly bought Calder this adorable Elephant game. It has a little fan inside that blows 'butterflies' out of the elephant's trunk, and the idea is to catch the butterflies with your butterfly net. Calder gets so excited when we play! He's not too keen on catching the butterflies himself -- he prefers to wait until Mommy or Daddy have caught some, and then he steals their net. And he also enjoys wearing the nets as hats. :)
Monday, May 19, 2008
His favorite thing to do is to gather up all of his little cars at the top of the slide. Then he says "Set, Go!" as he sends each little car down the slide. Once all the cars have had a turn, he takes his turn! Then, he repeats the process over and over and over and over...
Sunday, May 11, 2008
Calder and Madison are ready for the ride!
Aunt Lauren giving Calder a lift.
Lauren and Madison as they whizzed by on the carousel.
Calder petting his horse very gently. Calder had his first carousel ride at this very spot, when he was just 2 months old!