Sunday, April 24, 2011

Easter Sunday...Lots of Pictures

This morning started out a little rough with early wake up call from the boys which then led to cranky boys. We went downstairs and they got to see their Easter baskets. After seeing everything they got their moods were a little better.
(Tangled, Shrek Ever After, How To Train Your Dragon, Beauty & the Beast)
Booster packs for Alphie the Learning Robot
Mini Basketball Hoops

Zak then spent some time in his bedroom screaming and throwing a tantrum because he was not listening or behaving and time out was not working. Once he calmed down he came back downstairs and Ben took them outside to play with their new Frisbees. After lunch the boys laid down with Ben to watch a movie while I went to the grocery store. Early afternoon Tracy & Kyle came over to hang out and have dinner. We had an egg hunt in our backyard which all three boys thought was fun...

Once inside we opened all of the eggs to see what was inside. The boys happily discovered Nerds, Sweet Tarts, mini Tootsie Rolls, Smarties, Ring Pops, and socks. Kyle had fun playing with the little tiny eggs and enjoyed the rattling noise of the Nerds. So we filled one of the little eggs with rice for him to use as a shaker which he loved. He also had fun looking at all of the stuff the boys had gotten.

We then all sat down at the table to enjoy our cheese fondue! Kyle started out with some Cheerios, but quickly enjoyed some of the bread, apple, and sausage as well.

The boys had so much fun playing with Kyle and Kyle also enjoyed it. Zak was crawling around on the floor with Kyle chasing him, it was very cute! Batman loved giving Kyle kisses and once Kyle got used to Robin he enjoyed getting kisses from her as well. We had a good day hanging out with Tracy & Kyle.

Throughout the day Ben was also doing laundry and we were both getting stuff done around the house in order to prepare for his 2 week work trip which he leaves for tomorrow morning. He will be gone until May 6 which will be hard, but we will take it one day at a time and hope it goes smoothly. Tomorrow we have an egg hunt in the neighborhood, Ryder has school Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday, and Zak has his Immunology appointment Friday morning. On Saturday morning Tracy is coming over to help me with Ryder's infusion which I hope goes smoothly. And then Sunday we are going to hang out in Annapolis with Colleen and the kids.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Hubers Farm Egg Hunt

On Saturday we took the boys to a local farm for their Easter Egg Hunt and other activities. They loved seeing the bunny, playing bean bag toss, and jumping on the moon bounce.

They both had a blast during the actual egg hunt. At first they said there was a 10 egg limit per child, but since not many people showed up due to the possible rainy weather they allowed kids to pick up whatever they wanted. A few minutes after the hunt started it did begin to rain so many people left, but we stuck around so the boys made out great with tons of eggs!

In one of Zak's eggs he had a note saying he had won a cupcake. So of course I had to buy extra ones for everyone else.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Easter Bunny

The boys and I went to Arundel Mills for lunch and then walked around a bit. We then met Tracy, Dave, and Kyle to see the Easter Bunny. Kyle was very scared of the bunny and in tears for his picture, but the boys loved him. After seeing the bunny we walked around the mall for a while with them. The boys and Kyle had a lot of fun together.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Hair Cuts

The boys both really needed hair cuts. Ryder had started to complain that he felt his hair in his eyes so I figured it was time. It has been about 3 months since their last hair cut. Here are the before and after pictures. They always look so much more grown up after getting their hair cut.

Thursday, April 14, 2011


Boys singing Alphabet

Ryder singing Row Row Row Your Boat

Zak singing condensed version of Itsy Bitsy Spider

Ryder singing "mommy song"
(aka Barney song)

Ben spinning Zak around and then Ben falling over

Zak making fun of Ben for falling over

Some Stuff

I have a few pictures I want to share....

Boys playing with Digital Art Studio
Backpack Zak colored
Zak's newest sleeping habit
(he told us to put his bed in the trash!)
Ryder sleeping
This afternoon once Ryder got home from school we took a trip to the playground with Nanny & Haleigh. I find it funny that the boys still fit in the baby swing together!

The last few weeks Ryder has had a pretty bad dry cough along with a runny nose. We have seen the pediatrician many times as well as the nurse practitioner at his school and they have all said he is battling with allergies. Today I talked to the Immunologist who pulled up Ryder's most recent blood work and then she explained to me that his IgE blood levels are way too low for his body to be able to produce an allergic reaction to pretty much anything. So she said he is most likely experiencing Non-Allergic Rhinitis. She suggested talking to the pediatrician about getting a steroid nasal spray for Ryder to see if that helps at all. So today I talked with the pediatrician and we picked up a prescription for Nasonex which we will start tomorrow. I am hoping this will help!