Sunday, September 11, 2011

The Week in Review_iPhone Style

Where did we leave off??!! Oh, right... the first day of school! Well... let's continue from there then shall we?

Kaki and I were pretty excited to have a little girl time once we got over the initial shock and awe from the stillness that permeated our house... once we did we were doin' a little bit of this...

Whaaaaaaa-hooooooo!!! Girl time!! And so we went to lunch with a dear friend to celebrate! It was fabulous... we did do a bit of laundry and steamed the floors in between the drop-off and the lunch date. What a great first day of school for us all! Even Caden had a great day despite a start with a few tears. She said he was insistent on "needing his mommy" but by the end of the day he changed his response to "she'll be here to pick you up after nap" from "NO" to "Otay!" So that is progress!!

I did have another mommy-fail when I forgot to pack an extra change of clothes in his bag... of course the day I didn't he needed them because he was having a little TOO much fun with "watering the plants" station... I think he was more watering himself... so they found an old t-shirt and put his clothes in the dryer... Ha! Poor Chade! And come nap time he decided that he wasn't really in the mood to sleep OR stay on his nap mat apparently... so we definitely had some serious talks about what that meant before he headed back to school on Thursday!

And by Thursday... he was a champ... walked right in, no tears and started playing. She said he had a VERY happy day and was a GOOD boy who stayed on his nap mat! Phew... hate for him cause too much trouble in the first week of school! AND I packed a change of clothes AND of course he didn't need them! :) Those clothes are staying in his backpack!

On Wednesday we didn't do too much of anything... just relaxed into our day and then went to the park with some sweet friends. That afternoon Kaki and Caden had a date in the playroom... a Finding Nemo date...

Sweet girl in her Kaki-chair!!

The little ones watching their "show!"

On Thursday... before school... Caden insisted on having his picture made AGAIN! I hope he doesn't expect to do this EVERY day before school... little ham! He wanted to pose with his football... and I think it turned out pretty darn cute so I am glad he talked me into it! Or threatened a tantrum until I agreed... whatever! :)

After school on Thursday I rewarded Caden's GREAT behavior at school with a FLU SHOT! Aren't I sweet?! I really had NO idea how dramatic it would be and had I known I would have NEVER picked after school to do this to him... lesson learned! In fact, I had been warned by a friend who only gives her children the flumist, that shots at this age could be hard... BUT I did not listen and thought the flumist sounded WAY worse! Now... I am not so sure. So the story goes something like this... he was very brave as we walked into CVS (we did it here because he pedi wasn't getting their flu shots for a few weeks... turns out they will have them tomorrow now.. ugh!) Anyway... we walk in sign-in and everything was going okay. I had shown him my band-aid from my earlier flu shot and he seemed okay with things. We get called back to the room... he was good... then you could see the apprehension start to show up on his face as they started to ready the materials... then they asked to weigh him... and it was over from there...

So they offered for me to hold him while they did the shot... and I was holding in my lap with ALL OF MY MIGHT, or so I thought... she is going in for the kill and then BAM... Caden's arm rips free from my tight grip and knocks the shot out of his leg before the NP has a chance to release the shot... blood is running down his leg because the needle scrapes him on the way out. The needle is now bent and the shot is not able to be used again... wasted vaccine. SO... now they decided that the lap thing was a bad idea so let's do it on the table... so with me literally laying on top of him, pinning his legs to the table with my entire body weight and then holding his arms down with the help of one of the NP the other one gets him in the leg... the scream that came from his mouth was TERRIBLE. He was thrashing on the table and screaming MOMMY as the shot went in. I almost thought he was having some kind of severe reaction to the shot it was so bad. Then I picked him up comforted him and he ran out that door as fast as he could. Meanwhile I am apologizing my head off... embarrassed about wasting a shot and then at the same time so worried that I had permanently damaged my child! Like he will ever want to go get a shot again... I mean not that ANYONE wants to go... but you know what I mean! Now I get why people say that the 4 year old shots are the worst parenting moment ever... I get it!

And I understand it... I think I cried up until 9th grade every time I had to get a shot... I'd cry on the way to the doctor. Then in 9th grade I had my first TRUE physical... complete with BOOB EXAM... and from then on... a shot seemed like vacation compared to that... but that is another story for another time!

So when we got home... I let Caden go get his paci and his lovie... don't you dare judge me!! And let him watch Mickey Mouse Clubhouse on the couch instead of taking a nap... and he survived... and still loves me and EVEN likes me! :)

On Friday morning we took things slow... both still recovering from our flu shots... so we just hung out on the couch as a trio... of course you can see in the background that mommy was also doing a bit of laundry... this picture is a pretty good snap shot of our day... :)

This weekend Daddy had to work a BIG HUGE grand opening event so the kids and I stayed around the house and worked on some projects... we took a break on Saturday to have a picnic on our Mickey Mouse blanket with a Sonic lunch... YUMMY! Poor Caden and I wanted to do it outside but it was getting too hot for Miss Kaki by lunch time... and have you seen that it is going to be in the triple digits again this week?!! REALLY??!! I can't even think about it now... I'll have to think about it tomorrow... :) As God is my witness... Okay I'll stop...

Today, other than it being the 10 year anniversary of 9/11 (I'm working up a little post about that in my head... stay tuned... I think we all need a remember when post...) it was also Kaki's first day to church! Our first Sunday back... and it was a great one! She did fabulous... and slept the entire time! I guess she liked learning about Jesus... :) He gave her great peace! :)

Didn't she look PRECIOUS in her new bow... or flower! :)

She looks sassy in this pic... sweet 'n sassy!

And the obligatory sibling pic... we tried! :)

This afternoon we visited Daddy at work and had one of the BEST ice cream sandwiches we've ever had... mine was vanilla bean ice cream sandwiched in between TWO snickerdoodle cookies... are you kidding me?! Delish!!!

Now it's Cowboy time... but I'm more of a Who Dat girl... hence the blogging! :) Hope you have all had a great weekend! Much love!!


Nick and Lindsay said...

I love Kaki's flower headband and of course love keeping up with y'all via the blog. I've also been mentally composing a 9/11 post, but where to begin?! I can't wait to introduce our future Spring 2030 Pi Phi's at Homecoming!!

Cori said...

So many cute pics! I hope you and Caden have both recovered from his flu shot experience!