Friday, October 15, 2010

Pumpkin Patch

We took some fall pictures with Colin's friends, Trey, Finley and Zane. It's becoming more and more difficult to photograph these little guys now that they are on the move! Time to upgrade my camera. :)

Thursday, October 14, 2010

My Theme Song

Anyone who knows me well knows that my favorite meal is Chick-Fil-A. I have had a love affair with their delicious nuggets and golden waffle ever since it was a "mall only" kind of place. And I vividly remember the day that I saw the first ever "free-standing Chick-Fil-A." It was a dream come true! :)

It is truly a Southern delicacy. Ahhh, their sauce and that beautiful pickle on every sandwich. Pure genius. This song says it all...

Ode to a Toddler

If it's on, I must turn it off.
If it's off, I must turn it on.
If it's folded, I must unfold it.
If it's high, it must be reached.
If it's shelved, it must be unshelved.
If it's pointed, it must be run with at top speed.
If it has leaves, they must be picked.
If it's plugged, it must be unplugged.
If it's not trash, it must be thrown away.
If it's in the trash, it must be removed, inspected and thrown on the floor.
If it's closed, it must be opened.
If it doesn't open, it must be screamed at.
If it has drawers, they must be rifled.
If it's a pencil, it must write on the refrigerator, computer monitor or table.
If it's full, it will be more interesting emptied.
If it's empty, it will be more interesting full.
If it's a pile of dirt, it must be laid upon.
If it's a stroller, it must under no circumstances be ridden in without protest.
It must be pushed by me instead.
If it has a flat surface, it must be banged upon.
If mommy's hands are full, I must be carried.
If mommy is in a hurry and wants to carry me, I must walk alone.
If it's paper, it must be torn.
If it has buttons, they must be pressed.
If the volume is low, it must go high.
If it's toilet paper, it must be unrolled on the floor.
If it's a drawer, it must be pulled upon.
If it's YOUR toothbrush, it must be inserted into my mouth.
If it's MY toothbrush, it must be inserted into YOUR mouth.
If it has a faucet, it must be turned on at full force.
If it's a phone, I must talk into it.
If it's a bug, it must be swallowed.
If it doesn't stay on my spoon, it must be dropped on the floor.
If it's not food, it must be tasted.
If it's food, it must NOT be tasted.
If it's dry, it must be made wet with drool, milk, or toilet water.
If it has a tail, I must yank it.
If Mommy wants me to come, I must run away.
If Mommy wants me to go away, I must CLING ON FOR DEAR LIFE!
If it's stacked up, it must be knocked down.
If it's sticky, it must go in my hair.
If it's bath time, I must run around naked till I am caught!
If it is a rock, it must be picked up.
If it is a doll, it must not wear clothes.
If it is Mommy or Daddy, it must be hugged.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Choking and The Heimlich Maneuver

I decided to brush up on my Heimlich Maneuver and CPR training because Colin had a scary choking spell over the weekend. He had a large piece of cheese blocking his airway and could not breathe for 20-30 secs (felt like minutes).

David did several back blows until Colin coughed up the cheese. Thank God! We were SO relieved, and Colin was ready to finish his dinner. But my hands were literally shaking as I fed him the rest of his food. I think this scared me more than any fall or injury thus far.

Needless to say, choking is one of my worst fears. I'm literally scared to swallow pills and would still take medication in a liquid form if I could. I even took a CPR class, and I'm confident that I know the Heimlich Maneuver. I guess "knowing it" and actually "performing it" on your own child are two very different things. I was so grateful that David was home this weekend to help.

I hope to never need to use this technique again, but here is a quick video if you want to learn how to perform the Heimlich or just refresh your memory on a very important, life saving skill...