Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Fun with Popo

Popo came for a visit a few weeks ago. We had a great time playing with him and the cousins. Simon really loved his glasses too (Mommy ALWAYS wears contact lenses at this point for that reason).
Thanks for a great visit Popo! We can't wait to see you again soon!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Our trip to the ER

A few weeks ago, Simon took a little fall and we had to make a visit to the ER. It was 6:15 in the morning and he was up and playing ball with his Dad in the kitchen. He fell and hit his head on our dining room chair and split the skin above his eyebrow. There was blood and a lot of tears, but luckily the cut was not very deep. It was long and wide though so we had to go to Children's Memorial. In order to calm Simon down before we left the house, I took him outside to look for dogs and squirrels which is one of his favorite things to do.
He stayed calm until they had to put him in a straight jacket type contraption so that he could not move. That was the hardest part. He couldn't feel them doing the stitches, but hated being tied down. They ended up giving him six stitches. When it was all over, they brought him an orange popsicle which he had never had before. Needless to say, he loved the popsicle. He was pretty cute in his little gown too.
Nonna was nice enough to come to the emergency room with us. Mommy needed the support because Daddy does not do well around blood. Later that day, Auntie Stephanie and cousins Jackson and Dennie came over to visit and cheer up our little patient.
His stitches came out five days later and he is good as new. The stitches were so well done that it is barely noticeable from far. Our little man was so strong and brave through the whole ordeal. Now he is just wondering when he can get another popsicle........

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Simon is 15 Months Old!

Dear Simon,
August was a very fun month for us. We went swimming a lot! We still go to your Aqua Babies swim class and you are having so much fun. Plus, we have been to the pool with Dennie and Jackson a lot too. You are all water babies and have no fear at all (which is sometimes a little scary for the parents!) You love the water so much that you also run right into the big fountain at Welles Park by our house. Even some of the older kids will not go in it because the water pressure is so strong. You are a brave and fearless little guy.

We also spent some time at the North Center Summer Festival. We all know how much you love music and they had great bands. So, you danced your heart out in the middle of Lincoln Ave. We got to spend time with your friend Marisa (you loved tickling her toes) and your cousins too.

Speaking of cousins, we had a very fun play date with all five of our boys. It is so wonderful to see how you are all interacting now. Will and Dennie love to be the "big boys" and the little boys watch/follow intently.

We spent some quality family time with you me and Daddy at the Dock at Montrose Beach. It was a gorgeous day, but the wind was very strong. Hurricane Irene had just hit the east coast and the weather service said that we were feeling the wind. Besides our hair flying around like crazy, it was a great time and you loved seeing the big truck combing the sand.

Your favorite things right now including looking for squirrels outside. You look up in the trees and make a kissing sound with your mouth. You also love to find dogs. Whenever you see or hear one, you say "dog" quickly followed by "woof woof". You even point to dogs in books and say "woof woof".
You also love to bring us your shoes or "doos" as you say and demand to go outside. This was the first month that we really started communicating with you. The first time I realized we could communicate with us was when you brought me one "doo" and I asked you to go get the other. You walked right over, picked it up and brought it over. It has not stopped since then. If I say, "Do you want to eat?" You run right over to the refrigerator. If I ask you, "where is your tummy?" You point and tickle it right away. The words keep flowing and we love to hear all of your sounds and songs. There has been a lot of construction work on our block the last few weeks and you love to watch the trucks working.

Thank you for being such a sweet and loving boy.
I love you always,