William loves his bed's percussion therapy setting. Don't think I won't snag this thing out of the hospital - it keeps him very happy!
Sunday, February 21, 2010
He sat there through the whole CD, and then some - and William was equally as content.
Nothing like giving your 7-month-old a pastry brush with frosting! I think considering we were making our only Christmas cookies in January and William was still experiencing nausea and gagging from chemo, anything goes!
Once William learned to flop himself from his belly to his back at 3-months old, he never rolled the opposite way. This day, he was really moving himself around and nearly went to his belly. Just maybe, maybe he's feeling a little better.
Saturday, February 20, 2010
This was all his own system. He put away every ornament...
and then threw himself on the floor in a tantrum, "but all my Christmas decorations are off my tree now!"
Look who stayed happy in his office and took in brother's every move!
As ill as he feels often, we all treasure the good moments.
Geez brother, I think you're in my seat!
Here we go again, trying to get 2 kiddos smiling at the same time.
unthinkable, I know...
...but I couldn't love him more!
Mr. Flexible, sucking on his toes!
~ William ~
~ Nicholas ~
With drinks in hand, we hit Lights on the Lake.
Later in the day, Nicholas and Mommy picked up an umbrella stroller to try an alternative for those times when William only wants to be carried and walked non-stop. He's always been a fan of stroller walks and seemed to like this option (at least for a while). Even better, he was happy being pushed by Big Brother...and the ultimate - Nicholas was happy to be the pusher!
Our new little system was going to nicely, until Nicholas insisted it was his turn for a ride. He squeezed his big doopa into the stroller and directed Mommy and Grammy as to where he wanted to go.
~ before ~
~ after ~
...left the biggest carrot he could find for Santa, along with some cookies and two drink boxes (one for Santa and one for Nicholas the next morning).
Santa was fully accommodating to our family's needs - wahooo!
Nicholas squealed in excitement to see a kitchen set waiting for him, especially one with a washing machine! He quickly got on the phone to thank Santa, "What?...Oh, hello, Santa....I'm just playing in my kitchen now...okay?...bye!"
William was happy with his new penguin plate.
Someday it will have food on it, buddy!
It was especially nice to have Grammy and Poppie spend the previous night with us so they were there first thing in the morning for all the fun!
Still cookin' in his new kitchen, Nicholas insisted everyone don a bib with him for all the good eats he was whipping up.
We took a break for breakfast, when it suddenly occurred to Nicholas that his Christmas list was missing. After explaining time and time again that Santa takes it when he comes to bring toys, we luckily found it next to the front door...that silly Santa must have dropped it on his way out. Crisis averted ---phew!
During breakfast, Nicholas realized he had not gotten the robot with the yellow remote control he so very-much wanted from Santa. For those who had not heard the story of the robot, Nicholas had been drooling over this thing for weeks. With so many family members helping to watch him while William was hospitalized, he had plenty of people to tell how that was exactly what he wanted from Santa. Let's just say the last minute feeling of guilt and "I'd do anything to make my baby happy right now" overcame this worn-out Mama...and I begged Santa for it too!
After a quick comparison of the robot on his list to the one in the box, Nicholas was very excited to get these new gadgets out of the box. Batteries in and....
a huge meltdown!
"Could you turn it off...turn it off! Turn it off please Daddy!!!"
Once off, Nicholas said with great relief, "Oh boy, that's an outside toy! We need to put it in the garage...its an outside toy!"
Tissue paper was William's favorite gift this year.