Sunday, August 31, 2008

Booker's Boo-Boo

See the blood on the tough guys shirt?
Yesterday the kids were playing outside in the yard while the adults were closely watching their every move, or so we wish. Anyways, I heard Aidan yell "He's bleeding!" I ran over and picked Booker up out of the grass and all I could see was blood gushing out of his eye. Well, I FREAKED! All that flashed through my head was that my son had just poked his eye out. Dusty ran over and grabbed him and we took him inside to get him cleaned up. Luckily it wasn't his eye at all, it was just a cut on his forehead. We are pretty sure that he fell on top of his toy motorcycle's handlebar. With the expertise of Cori, we decided not to get stitches, but she is going to come check it out again tonight to see if we need to steri-strip it shut. Needless to say, he is fine. Oh, and, I don't know if I should say this or not, but one other thought that ran through my head when I picked Booker up was we aren't going to the hospital in my new van! Bad, I know.

Minivan Does Not Equal Miniman

I once read an article in Parents magazine that was talking about how to be a cool dad. Well, one of them that I had to laugh at was Minivan = Miniman. It made me chuckle. However, Dusty has been pro-minivan since before we even had kids. He says they are "practical." In my search for a larger vehicle I fought the minivan. I was never going to drive one... ever! I was going to get a Yukon. That was until I started running some numbers and decided that gas wasn't one of my priorities of things I want to spend $$ on each month. Well, I started considering the minivan, reluctantly. I still just couldn't picture myself driving one. But then somehow I came around. I looked at one and researched them and honestly couldn't think of a better vehicle for the Feezell family. They truly are practical. They get the same MPG as my CR-V, if not better. And, most importantly, I can haul more than one passenger with the carseats in. Yep girls, even I will be able to drive to lunch! So, yesterday we made the purchase and I couldn't be happier! The Honda Oddessy is a mom and kid friendly car (it makes me feel better to say car instead of van). It has built in sunshades, a rear entertainment system, a navigation system and many, many other bells and whistles. Over all, I would have to give it 5 stars.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Notes From Dr. Yu

Here are Bodey's 1-year stats:

Weight: 25 lbs, 11 oz, 85th percentile
Height: 31 1/4 inches, 85th percentile
Head: 18 1/2 inches, 70th percentile

I'm still just amazed by the difference in size between Booker & Bodey. Booker was only 21 1/2 lbs at 1 year!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

A One-derful Birthday Party

Bodey, today is your first birthday. I can't believe it. In the last year you have come such a long way, it is absolutely amazing to me. You made your way into the world August 24, 2007. You were a scheduled c-section and I have never been so excited and so nervous all at the same time. I started having contractions when I was waiting to go in for surgery, so I believe you were coming that day either way. I just couldn't believe how lucky I was to have another healthy beautiful baby boy. When you were only 5 days old, we had to take you to Children's Mercy because you had enterovirus meningitus; don't ask me what that is because I still don't fully understand. All I know is I was so scared for you. You had to have a spinal tap and an IV, and you held your own. When we got you home everything was great! That was until you were two weeks old and you decided that you wanted to be the baby of the family. You were so colicky that daddy made up his mind that you were the last baby. Until you were 12 weeks old I really wasn't too sure how I was going to handle having two kids. You were a little too much for mommy to handle. BUT, at 12 weeks old you became this perfect little angel. No one believed that you were ever a baby that cried all the time, because you were all smiles and laughs... constantly! When you were 6 months old you made another trip to Children's Mercy for RSV and bronchiolitis. That one scared me too, but we all made it through it. Ever since, every day with you has truly been a blessing. You make me smile and laugh even when I'm not with you. In the last year you have gained 17 pounds, grew a foot, and put smiles on so many people's faces. Last night at 11:50 you fussed a little in your sleep. Normally I just ignore you, but last night I just wanted to hold my baby. I went in and grabbed you out of your crib and rocked you until midnight... your 1st birthday. It was amazing. I just stared at you and smiled. You were asleep, but you had the most innocent little smile on your face too. Here are some highlights from your birthday party:

You acted like quite the professional when it came to devouring your cake!
Were you even licking your plate?
Yea! I'm one!
I don't know about you guys, but I'm partied out!
It's my party and I'll cry if I want to.
Just me and my big bro hanging out in our sandbox.
The only picture since my birth that my mom thinks looks like Booker.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Bodey is Officially a Walker!

Yesterday Bodey decided that he was going to walk instead of crawl... pretty much everywhere! He is doing so good and thinks he is so cool.

Dusty and I were so proud of Booker last weekend. We went to look at Honda Oddessy's and while we were in the car the salesman asked Booker what his name was. He looked up and shyly said, "Booka." It was the cutest thing in the world! He has never really answered that question before. He's answered "Bubba" and "me" before, but that's all. On the drive home Dusty asked me if I heard Booker and I finished his sentence and said, "When he told the salesman what his name was?" The smallest things make us so proud!

Mama's Happy Cake

Wednesday was my Happy Cake, according to Booker. We have been talking a lot about Bodey's birthday party coming up so when I told Booker that it was my birthday he said, "No, Biss' Happy Cake." After I convinced him otherwise he agreed that it was my Happy Cake. Now we know what he remembered from Reese's birthday party!

Tuesday night Dusty's mom asked me if I thought Dusty would remember my birthday. I honestly didn't think he would since he has been working such odd hours out of town. But, Wednesday at work the receptionist called me up to the front for a package and to my suprise Dusty sent me a dozen beautiful red roses. The first thing I asked him was if he did it all by himself. He was so proud of himself for thinking of it the day before my birthday and by himself. He's just not the flower-giving type (I think I have only received one other rose from him in the last 8 years)... but I was absolutely thrilled!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Random Thoughts

Random Thought #1: I don't know why this popped into my head, but I was thinking about the Town of Basehor. It is a town, without a downtown. Weird. I mentioned this to Cori tonight and she filled me in on a little history that I didn't really think about. Basehor wasn't really ever a town. It was really a farming area outside of Kansas City that just started to grow as KC did. I got to thinking more about this and realized the truth in it. Most towns are founded because of a nearby river or railroad. Basehor has neither. So I did a little research (out of the very little to be found online) and here's what I found. "The year 1889 marks the real beginning of the town of Basehor. The City has become known for its lovely residential neighborhoods, beautiful park and excellent schools." That's it. But I think that is why I love it so much. So even though there isn't a downtown area with shops of any kind and not even a grocery store, we call it home.

Random Thought #2: This has been my kind of summer. Really we have only had about one week of really hot weather and the rest of the summer has been in the 80s. It has also rained quite a bit this year, which is great for "non-watering" home owners. I have only watered my lawn once, and my landscaping twice... and it doesn't look too shabby! Now, this could be due to the fact that my mother-in-law has "hired" our neighbor boy to mow the lawn. I know, we are truly spoiled! With all that said, Dusty and I are still struggling to adjust to Kansas City's summers. Wyoming gets downright hot in the summer. July and August are usually around 100 degrees. But there is such a difference in 100 degrees in WY and 100 degrees in KC. HUMIDITY makes all the difference. It is flat out miserable at 100 degrees in the Midwest.

Random Thought #3: I have never dreaded my birthday before and I've never been concerned about age. It is truly just a number and it's all how you take it. But, for some reason, 27 is killing me. Why? I have no idea. I guess just because life is flying by and my kids are growing up so fast. 40 will be here in no time and then the kids are all grown up.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Bathing - WT Style

After a fun evening playing with Reese's new sidewalk paint, it was indeed time for a bath. My neighbor Cori looked at me and said, "Should we just hose them off?" and I said, "I'll get the soap!" It was an assembly line really. Drop the clothes, hands out, lather up, rinse off. Best.Idea.Ever.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Step By Step

Take #1

Take #2