Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Snapshots of Life

^^miles turning the kitchen cupboards into his own personal hideout^^
^^watching my cousins perform at Aloha Fest^^
^^yogurt pretzels for breakfast^^
^^lovebugs being snuggle bugs ^^
^^sharing snacks^^
^^talis being so sweet and kind to his little cousin ryan. He kept calling her "little cutie" all day this day and insisted that I put on Shrek for them to watch ^^
^^our new play set in the backyard (thanks to the neighbors moving and giving it to us) has turned miles into an expert slide climber^^

Saturday, March 8, 2014

rite of passage

Yesterday was a pivotal day around our house. Talis got his hair cut. (Let me just grab my brown paper bag and breathe into it for a second. Just thinking about it makes me start to go into some sort of panic attack). It was a pretty quick decision for I knew if we stewed on the idea or too long I wouldn't be able to go through with it. He instantly went from our little Talis to suddenly a little boy who gained 3 years in age and several inches in height. Dj and I still can't get over it. He looks so handsome in his new do and he was such a stud while he got his hair cut.  He made me one proud mama with how fearless he was. I already miss his long hair (I think mainly because he looks SO much older now and that makes me the  saddest!) but no matter what hairstyle T's got he'll always look handsome. 

^^Talis right after his haircut holding his ponytail!^^

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Sickness Round 548

K so maybe I exaggerated a little, we are more like on sickness round four in our family in the last two months. I spent late Monday night in urgent care with Miles after everyone collectively having the worst day ever. Turns out Miles has croup and an upper respiratory infection (and we're almost positive Talis has the same thing just not as bad because whenever he gets his heart rate up the littlest big his breathing gets labored and it throws him in a huge coughing fit that makes him throw up). So that's been our week so far. A steady stream of steroids, breathing treatments, antibiotics, cough syrup, and everyone slowly loosing their mind. I suppose we've moved on from chronic double ear infections to this. I'm on what seems like my fifth round of a sinus infection and have become best friends with my netty pot the past two months or so. I recently read about oil pulling and how it can dramatically aid in sinus relief. Has anyone ever tried it? I've read nothing but positive stuff about it so I decided to try it out. Been trying it the past few days and I got to say, beside the gag factor I'm kind of a fan already. My mouth feels really clean and my sinuses seem to loosen up a little after. So here's to gaining a greater appreciation for our health and crossing our fingers we can all move on from being sick (finally) as a family. And also cute cuddly babies in urgent care that despite being so sick are still such troopers the entire time.