Monday, March 27, 2006

Major Milestones and Accomplishments

My kids are growing up! This past weekend was a time for major milestones in the McCormack household.

Friday Jordyn's first tooth poked its way thru. Which was a relief, I was beginning to thing my wonderful happy little girl had been replaced by something not so wonderful and not so happy. Congratulations Jordyn on your first tooth!

Also, Chance had a really super big milestone. Last night was the first night he slept in big boy underwear. He has been asking for the past few nights and I have been putting him off. He has been insisting that he will be ok, but I was sure he didn't understand. Last night he asked again and I gave in. David came out and said, "Did you tell him it was ok to sleep with out a diaper?" I said I had and that it was probably going to be a disaster, but we had to start somewhere. Well, he woke up this morning dry as can be! I am so proud of him. It is amazing what that turning 4 can do.

Friday, March 24, 2006

This is what two days at the Mall of America and the Grand Rios waterpark get you, one tired little boy! Posted by Picasa

The second day at the Mall Chance finally got Daddy on some rides! Posted by Picasa

My little bathing beauty! Posted by Picasa

Chance thought it was pretty cool to be able to hit people with the car.  Posted by Picasa

The cool thing about having a little kid is that you get to be one again too! Posted by Picasa

The McCormack Family at the Mall Posted by Picasa

Riding the Carousal at the Mall of America Posted by Picasa

Chance's Birthday present from Aunti Terti Posted by Picasa

Chance's friend Isaac Posted by Picasa

All dressed up for brother's Birthday Party Posted by Picasa

Thursday, March 09, 2006

Happy Birthday Chance

Well yesterday was my little boy's 4th birthday. I can't believe how fast time flies when you are having fun. Each day it gets more fun and more fun. As I type this I am listening to Chance try and convince his 83 year old Grandma to get on the skateboard. She actually did too!! Happy 4th Birthday my little man!

Grandma Patti bought Chance two cartridges for his V-Smile. Scooby Doo and Dora. Big hit at the McCormack household. Thanks Grandma Patti. We will officially celebrate his birthday on Saturday at 1:00pm. Come if you can, call for directions!!!

We are kind of doing the low key thing because next weekend it is off to the cities to the Grand Rios hotel for waterpark fun. When I asked Chance what he wanted to do for his birthday he said that he wanted to ride a rollercoaster. So I thought we would "kill two birds with one stone." We can do the waterpark thing and then go to the Mall of America and ride the as of yet unnamed rollercoaster.

I think a bike is in order, but the bummer is that he will get it but won't be able to ride if for so long.

Classic position for my son to fall asleep in! Posted by Picasa

Some Explaining To Do!

Well, I thought I better post before I put the pictures in so that I could explain my beautiful 7 month old little girl with a black eye.

I hestitated putting the picture on the blog at all, but we did take her into the Dr. and no it wasn't child abuse!

I had Jordyn sitting on the counter in front of me and I was holding her legs. I reached to my right to get something from the sink just as she reached to her right to get a pile of mail on the counter. The pile of mail slid off the counter and she went with it. I got ahold of her jammys, but that wasn't enough. The next thing I knew she was on the floor screaming. I was so upset. I watched her for the next hour and kept feeling the back of her head to see if there was any bumps. Poor Chance was standing right there when she fell. He went running into his bedroom and didn't come up for quite a while.

By the time David came home her eye started turning purple and swelling up. So, we took her to the Dr. Dr. Woods was on call and I am not so impressed with him. I think he is a little dramatic. He said that he felt that she was fine but suggested that we might want to take her to the hospital and have a CAT Scan done to ease our minds. Given the fact that David has had EMT Training (Ski Patrol) we felt confident that we would know if there was a need to take her in. He assured us that if there was any damage to the skull it would be fine if we waited until Saturday (the next day). Anyway, after the eye started to swell up I realized that she had reached for the mail, it slipped and so did she. Her head went down and hit the countertop and then she fell off onto the floor. When Dr. Woods walked in the room he said, "OK, so who is more upset, mom or baby!" Obviously it was me, I was the one crying! Wow did I feel horrible! Thank the Lord that in his wisdom he made little children so resiliant!

Well, my countertops are in!!!! I can't believe it. Thanks Lisa for being so patient and letting me go first! They look so wonderful. We have a few more drawer and door fronts to go on and then the floor can go in. Well, actually the floor can go in at any time now.

OK, this is the island with countertops! Posted by Picasa

The island with countertops. Posted by Picasa

At least she still looks happy. Posted by Picasa

My beautiful little girl with her first black eye Posted by Picasa