Thursday, July 29, 2010

Oscar the Grouch!

Ugh! It's only 8am and I AM A GROUCH! (Mom's words...not mine). I woke up at 5am this morning and haven't looked back since. What gives? I've been super clingy and a little bit of a pain too (again, mom's words...not mine). BUT I'm sure things will be better once I take a LONG morning nap.
Things have been going good lately. Pretty much the same 'ole stuff. Did I tell you we're adding a 3-seasons porch to our house? Construction started at the beginning of this week and it's coming along so fast! They tore up the pad, layed the foundation, put the flooring down and I can't wait to see what they get done today. It's been so fun to watch these guys from the window. They have big tractors and I like to point at them and yell, 'TRACTOR!'
Dad and I are supposed to be going to gram and gramp's house tomorrow to help grandpa with a project so mom gets the morning off :) She says she's going to sleep in...drink coffee...and watch The View...maybe make some homemade chocolate chip cookies too (since those are my new favorite things).
Mom's already been planning my 2nd birthday party and it's not for another 5 months! The theme is going to be Dr. Seuss - Thing #2 and I can't wait to see what she's got planned. I wish I could celebrate my bday with my cousin Coleman. Did you know that we were born just 2 days apart? Pretty cool, huh?
Okay, off for a walk with mom so we can BOTH get some fresh air. See ya later!

Monday, July 26, 2010

I Love You

I think today was one of mom's best days ever :) I told her for the very first time, that I loved her! She was putting me to bed and said, "It's time to go night-night Dylan. I love you." and I said, "Love you". "Night".

Pretty cool huh?

That's pretty much it :) Night, Night...

Friday, July 23, 2010

Curious George

I met Curious George tell me what you think my reaction was from this picture...although I had a good time with my friend Anastasia (she's in the picture too) - I was much happier sitting in mommy's lap than I was sitting on Curious George's.

I guess I like Curious George better, when he's on TV and not in person. Check out more of my pics:

Okay, now I'm happy. I'm content sitting right here :)

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Sad :(

My friend Kingston moved away today and I'm super sad :( But mommy has a busy day planned for us tomorrow to keep our mind off of being upset...she's taking me to storytime to meet Curious George - in person!!! AND my friend Anastasia is in town from Washington - so her and her mom Tracy are going to meet us there!
I first met Anastasia at Itsy Bitsy Yoga and mom and Tracy became good friends. I know mom is looking forward to seeing her friend...and I think we're all going to get lunch afterwards. Here's to a fun day tomorrow and a fun weekend!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Another Hot Day :)

This is me reaching for a bubble at camp last week. Mom really liked the pic so we had to post it :)
Anywho - it was a HOT day today in Missouri...again...when will this heat wave break? It's so hard not to go outside in the summer! Although, mom has been taking me to the pool almost every day - so that's made up for having to stay inside so much.
I got to play with my friend Kingston again today. Tomorrow will be our last playdate for a while :( The big move is tomorrow afternoon and I'm totally bummed but also, happy for him and his family too.
Dad leaves this weekend for St. Louis - so it's just mom and I. She has Friday thru Sunday jam-packed I'm not sure when we'll have time to kidding mom :)

Monday, July 19, 2010

Girl's Night for Mom Tomorrow!

Mom and dad both had dentist appts today so I hung out with Kingston and Theresa for like...3 hrs! I had a really good time and Theresa told mom that I was a good boy :)

Mom thought I'd take a long, long nap this afternoon since I skipped my morning one but I only slept for a little over an hour. Ho-Hum...not long enough :( After that, we played for what seemed like FOREVER. And then thankfully, dad came home and mom got a break.

I have PT tomorrow morning from 8-10am with Martha...then I'll take a nap...then eat lunch with mom and dad...then play or maybe go to the pool...and then when dad gets home at is going out with her friend Theresa for a girl's night! Believe it or not...this will be the first night since I was BORN that mom will be leaving the house WITHOUT me past 7pm...yep...that's right. cream... :) I think mom is going to have a great night and I am so happy for her :)

Friday, July 16, 2010

Last Day of Camp - Woo Hoo!

Last day of camp...and I have a big grin on my face :) Came home...took a nap from 1045-12'ish...woke up, ate lunch, played with mom, went swimming...took it upon myself to continually push mom away at the pool = thinking I could swim on my own. I threw such a tantrum about being held that mom said we had to go home...probably a good idea since I fell asleep the second we got home and didn't wake up until 5...guess I was tired.

Hanging out with gram and gramp Ruffing tomorrow so that mom and dad can go on a date :) Not sure what they're doing yet...I heard them talking about a movie and then ice cream...or shopping and ice cream.

Zinc levels came back normal so doc told mom to try Arbonne butt 14 bucks a pop + tax + shipping/handling...I sure hope it works. Ugh. Get chest xray results at next week's appt.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Sand & Water, Water & Sand

Let me just start off by saying that I'm happy tomorrow is my last day of know, I know...I shouldn't be so negative but really, this Kindermusik thing is a joke. The teacher is super nice but with only one other kid in the class...I don't think anyone could make it any better.

When mommy was telling her friend Theresa about how the instructor starts each class...I thought she was going to fall off the couch laughing :) Mom says, "So she starts each class with a blow into the harmonica...yep...and then she starts singing for about 15 seconds. No background music...nothing." Theresa (still laughing).

And so the conversation goes. And to boot, the instructor brought out 2 buckets at the end of class. One filled with sand and the other with water...on carpet...hmmm...probably not. Let's just say that I went home pantless :)'s the little things in life that make me laugh.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

5th Chest Xray - Boo Hoo diaper rash is back...with a vengeance :( This dang thing just won't go away! Doc ordered some blood work to see if maybe I'm zinc deficient...and if I am, I guess I can just take a supplement and it'll all be better. As of now, I've been using this special ointment for my bum that I have to put on 3 times a day but it can only be used 7 days at a That's that. AND since I was already at the hospital for blood work - my pulminologist ordered another xray (this marks my 5th) as a followup to the bronchioscope I had done a few months ago. I won't find out the results of either test for a week or so. Cross your fingers that it's all good news :)

All of that happened this afternoon - so I pretty much crashed on mom when we got home. This morning, I had my 3rd day of summer camp and it was pretty boring, I must say :( I was hoping it'd be fun like yesterday was but it was kind of lame. I hate to say it, but I think mom should have enrolled me in the bigger kids' class. Oh's only 2 more days. Maybe tomorrow will be more fun?
And to say goodnight...I'd like to share with you one of my favorite places in the whole world...the road leading to my great gram and gramp's house out in the country. Just looking at it makes me so happy... :)

Tuesday, July 13, 2010


Today was another busy day and believe it or not...I'm blogging for the 2nd day in a row! Go me! So, I didn't sleep well last night. Not sure if it's because I'm just getting back on my schedule from vacation or...maybe it's the last 2 teeth that I have coming in? I went to bed around 8 and then woke up around 11...cried until came in to check on me and said, (and I quote) "I went in there to check his diaper and it felt like there was a bowling ball in his pants). So - that might explain why I was up the first time. Then - I went back to sleep until 4ish and cried for about an hour - then dad came and got me since NO ONE was sleeping thru this mess - and he let me sleep on him until 7 this morning. Phew...let's hope tonight isn't a repeat (especially since it's mom's turn to get up with me and she SO doesn't feel like pulling an all nighter!)
So I had camp today. It was my 2nd day of Kindermusik camp and I liked it a lot better today. I got to 'ride' in a laundry basket while mom made a fool of herself and sang some song about peas and bananas. Oh, and then I got to watch mom sweat it out while doing some sort of cha-cha dance that the instructor 'convinced' her would make the kids laugh. Oh, and did I tell you about the part when the instructor told mom to put me in a towel so we could 'swing'? Oh yeah, I loved it. I loved it so much that I screamed bloody murder when it was time for our homemade hammock to come on down back to reality. Oh boy...3 more days :)

After class, I took a 2 hr nap at home and then it was time for lunch. Mom made potatoe salad, white salad and started a cake for the BBQ we had tonight. I'm still not sure how she got it all done...but she did and it all came out really yummy. I got to meet my great uncle and great aunt tonight for the first time. They were so nice! And of course, I got to see 2 of my favorite people, grandma and grandpa Ruffing.

Tomorrow, another day of Kindermusik camp with my new friend Sarah. Nap when I get home...lunch with dad and mom...and PT at 2. Although...I think we're going to have to squeeze in a DRs appointment because my diaper rash is back with a vengence :( Doc thinks my zinc levels might be low which (I guess?) could be causing these diaper rashes. So - I need to have some blood drawn.

Okay, okay - time to go to bed. Real quick, here's a pic of me, mom and dad on the boat for mom's birthday the other week. We had so much fun!

Monday, July 12, 2010

My First Trip to the Windy City

I guess it's been a long time since I've blogged. So long...that you all probably didn't even know that I went to Chicago for a family vacation!? Me, mom and dad just got back on Saturday and we had a good time - but we were definitely ready to get home.

Here's a picture of me on the water taxi on our way to Shedd Aquarium. This was one of mom's favorite things (the water taxi).
I think we're all vacationed out by was Texas, Massachusetts and then Chicago all in like 3 1/2 months. You could say I'm a little tired :)

One of my favorite things that we did was go to Millennium Park. This is a picture of me splashing around in the fountain area. It was so much fun! BUT, I did get my very first boo-boo...I scooted around so much that I managed to wear the skin down on one of my ankles. Ouch :( It was pretty bloody and it hurt really bad.
All in all - it was a fun time! This week I have Kindermusik summer camp every day from 9-945...and a couple of other things in between - so it's going to be another busy week. Send me a note if you're reading my blog so I know how you're all doing!
xoxo dylan