Monday, December 22, 2008


Last weekend Aaron was MOD from Saturday to Sunday afternoon. Which meant for us a free nights stay at the hotel. We had a great bonus it was the "Santa Brunch" weekend so Kodi was very excited to be able to meet Santa.
Needless to say when he got the chance he was not to sure about meeting Santa. He stopped in his tracks and did not want us to walk up to meet him. He run down the hall and hide.
I let Kodi take his time in warming up to see Santa. Thankfully there was no one behind us to see Santa so we had all the time we needed.

Kodi got closer and closer has Kingston sat on Santa's lap and finally he came out for the pillar and decided he wanted to talk to Santa.
What you might ask did Kodi tell Santa he wanted for Christmas.
It was a plane, which surprised me I did not know he wanted a plane at all. I thought maybe he would ask for a dinosaurce or Handy Manny toys or his "guys" he plays with, but no it was a white plane. We will see if he remembers he asked for one.

Kingston wasn't sure of Santa "Mom who is this person you are having me meet?" He was quite taken with Santa, and Santa really liked Kingston as well. All in all it was a good trip for us to see Santa.

Thursday, December 11, 2008


We started a new disc in Kodi's music therapy, and let me say he loves this disc so much more than the last one. This one you hear birds, kids sings, and much better than jazz. I love jazz but Kodi is not a fan. He listens to his music twice a day for 3o minutes. We try and listen in the morning during breakfast and than sometime around dinner time. He has to have it three hours apart, much means I have to keep track of what time he ended so he doesn't listen to the disc so close together.
Kingston has been having a battle with ear infections. This is his fifth one since Oct, poor little guy. I noticed that he wasn't feel that well today when all he wanted us to do was hold him. Aaron was up at 5:45 this morning with him and I tried to sleep a little longer, but got up an hour later with the two of them. Kingston just cried and cried, so after we dropped Kodi off at school I called the and they got him in.So once more we are on meds which is a battle in it self with Kingston. I have tried putting sugar on the medicine dropper, I have tried putting the meds in a bottle, holding his hands down and forcing the meds down his throat, which I always hate because most of the medicine ends up on me. I finally tried putting the medicine with some rice cereal and he took it. So we will see if we can last the 10 days with the rice cereal

We go in for Kingston 9 month check up on Tuesday, but since we were in the today they got his weight and he is 22 lbs and 9.4 oz. What a big boy. He is already walking around holding on to anything he can. He is almost as tall as the table just a couple more inches and he will be. He is already saying Dada, which He said this morning while he was trying to wake up Aaron. I just laughed. I already had been awake with Kingston all night so I didn't mind that he didn't want me. Kingston is kind of a dad's boy. Kodi is starting to be one, he told me the other day that "MY DADDY is the BEST", I though thanks, I am the one who does most of the things for you and your day is the best," Thanks Kid!
But I still love my Kodi so much. He is starting to put together 3 to 4 word sentences and has been talking a lot more. The music has been a big help. Dakota is still sleeping in his bed, at least he starts off in his bed, but by the time I go to sleep he has come in and misses me. Since Kingston has been cutting teeth and isn't feeling well all he wants to do is be in our bed. The little stinker woke up last night as I was putting him down and saw that he wasn't in our bed and started to scream, I didn't want Kodi to wake up so I picked him back up and held him he went back to sleep, I walked in our room and put him on the bed, KK opened his eyes and saw that he was in our bed and when back to sleep.
My kids I do love them so much!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Do I have to listen to my Mom and Dad?

Dakota has hit another road block in not LISTENING. Image that a 3 1/2 year old not wanting to listen at all. So I am sitting here watching all the boys play together when I hear Aaron say"use your brain Empie" of course he is talking to Dakota who is jumping of the couch into pillows. I just started to laugh.
Listening is something we are trying to teach Dakota, for he has gotten both our stubborness. So naturaly Dakota doesn't want to listen but to do his very own agenda. Which is the last couple of days had gotten him into trouble.
Last year January when we visited Grandma and Papa, Grandma had made us some toy bags, well Dakota loves to try and put Kingston in them. Not sure where he got that idea but we are saying a lot "Dakota doesn't put your brother in the bag". Go Figure that it would be my son to do something like that.
Winter is here! Dakota loves going outside and playing in the snow. Today was very cold out and so there was no outside time :( but Dakota has made the house a train wreck and is playing as much has he can inside. We washed the car and cleaned is out while Kingston was taking a nap. I cleaned up the house as much I as could before Kingston woke up from his morning nap.
We are looking forward to this weekend, for it's Aaron's turn again to be MOD over the weekend and we get to spend the night at his hotel :) Than get up and go have breakfast with Santa. Dakota is looking forward to doing that. He loves Santa so much. But that telling him that Santa won't come if he doesnt listen to us doesnt' seem to make a difference at all.