Sunday, May 25, 2008

My Son Doesn't Chew His Food

This evening we went to a park that we used to frequent before moving to our house. We have driven past this park and seen that the cool old playground had been replaced and assumed it was the typical modern playground that isn't all that fun. We were wrong. There are more things to spin on at this park than I have seen anywhere in a long time. M's favorite was a "Spinner Bowl" that looks like this
Since it is on an angle it can really go for a long time. I tried it out and even a little motion will get it spinning. M wasn't interested in a little spinning. I would get it going and it would really go for a while.
On the ride home he said his throat didn't feel good. Just after we pulled into the driveway he tossed his cookies. This is how I know he doesn't chew his food. I know, I'm an awful father, but he was enjoying himself at the time and I expected the results to be more immediate if they were going to show up at all.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Doctor visits made and avoided

Some of you might remember an issue with E and anemia last year. It showed up once again at his well child visit so we actually visited the specialist that we tried to see last year when there was a power issue at the hospital. He is anemic, and probably always will be. He has a congenital form of anemia that his body thinks is normal. As any of you that know him can tell he is rather active which is a good thing in this case.

The other day I was getting some chewies out of the pan when the spatula slipped and I dug it into the palm of my hand. The DW thought I should go get stitches, and I didn't. It wasn't bleeding too bad and the wound hasn't hurt much either. My hand has been a little sore, but not at the specific place where the wound is. I think I'm fine.

Lastly the DW was cleaning up a broken light bulb and cut her thumb. She thought she might need to visit the doctor to make sure it didn't need stitches. It was far less severe than my hand, so I convinced her it would be alright.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Now for the details

So, now that you have seen the car here are the specifics. It is a 2004 Honda Odyssey EX with the DVD player. The exterior is Havasu Blue and the interior is Fern (gray), Kinsey isn't the biggest fan of the interior color/patter, but we weren't going to be too picky about that. It has the two bucket seats in the middle row, I don't think I've seen an odyssey that didn't have that. The boys are sufficiently spread apart that they can't easily harm each other, but we are also further from them than we have been in the past. That being said, they are actually easier to get to now that you don't have to climb over a seat to get to the back of the van. It has dual power sliding doors that can be controlled from buttons on the dash board. The elder son can open and close the doors himself, he loves that. The car is a lease return and has a little more than 36,000 miles on it, we will be sure to put more on it as soon as possible. It has the fold flat third row seat, so we can easily load a ton of junk back there if needs be. We are really excited about this. Are we weird to be excited about a van?

Saturday, May 3, 2008