Friday, August 23, 2013


I can't believe Dylan is in pre-k!!  Only one more year until kindergarten...he is getting so OLD!!  I copied the idea for the pic below from somebody else.  I plan to ask D these questions each year on his first day of school.  It will be fun to track how his responses change over time!

Bagel breakfast with Mommy before the first day of school :)

Pre-K has proven to be a bit rough...on day 2 of school, I got a call in the afternoon that Dylan had fallen on the playground and had a cut on his forehead.  It wasn't super deep, but it was about an inch long, so I took him into the doctor to make sure he didn't need stitches.  They agreed he didn't need stitches, but did use glue to apply a couple of steri-strips to his forehead...

D's "harumph" face :)

Although, I think he thought it was worth it for the attention, sticker and sucker...

Unfortunately, by Saturday, D was having a pretty allergic reaction to the glue (mastisol for those of you keeping track).  We were in Iowa for the fair (more pics later), but he got puffy enough that we took him to urgent care.  They weren't overly concerned and told us to just keep up the took a few days, but by Monday night, he was much better!  There is still a bit of a rash on his face, but the swelling is finally gone!

D was a champ through everything!  Luckily, even though his eyes were so swollen he couldn't open them all the way, he never seemed to be in any pain...he continued to play just like he always does, so that was a relief.  

Here's one from yesterday morning (yes it was a cupcake for breakfast kind of day...)  As you can see, he's looking much more like his normal self!! 

I've posted 200+ pictures from June/ I just have to write the stories and get it posted, but I promise it will be soon!!  :)

Friday, August 9, 2013

Family Reunion with my Little Fish!!

We spent last weekend in Neoga, Illinois for a family reunion with Zach's family.  We had a great time!  D and I took off early on Friday and headed to the St. Louis zoo to break up the trip!  Dylan was awesome in the car and we had a great time exploring the zoo, even though it poured on us towards the end!  Luckily, at that point it was time to go pick up Aunt NiNi from the airport.  The zoo is great (and free), so we'll definitely have to explore it again sometime!

After we picked up Aunt NiNi we headed to...IHOP, where else?  D and NiNi both love it there...and Dylan ate all of his food (including 5 small chocolate chip pancakes) and some of NiNi's!

Saturday morning, we went for a swim in the pool before heading over to Great Grandpa Lee and Grandma Rose's house.  D is quite the fish (video evidence in a few!)

We had a GREAT time at the family reunion!  We made homemade ice cream, fished (D and Grandpa Lee even caught one), played a multitude of sports (baseball, soccer, water balloon toss, bags, etc.) and most importantly enjoyed spending so much quality family time.  It's a tradition I hope we continue for many years to come!

Look closely for the (small) fish they caught!

D decided there was room for 2 on Aunt NiNi's lap!

D proved my theory that he would NEVER quit playing baseball if I didn't make him...with so many people to pitch to him, he played for hours and hours!  And still wanted one more pitch!  One of his favorite parts...hitting a "homerun" into the lake and watching Todd wade in to get the ball :)

Looks like we wore somebody out!!

The next morning, we hit up the pool again!  I have some cool group pics with Beth's underwater camera that I will try to upload later...but as promised, here's my little fish in action!  I couldn't believe how great of a job he did!!

After the pool, we took NiNi back to the St. Louis airport and headed home!  D did a great job traveling, once again, although, I was jealous that he got to nap while I had to drive :) 

I know I'm still super behind on the blog...promise to catch up soon!!