Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Ev woke up looking a little like this Saturday morning.
Poor little guy had gotten a bloody nose in the night sometime. It was just a small spot on the pillow, but enough to create utter panic in mommy & sister.
It hasn't happened since, and I'm beginning to wonder if the culprit wasn't one of the not-so-squishy friends he sleeps with nowadays...
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Friday, June 25, 2010
Fridays are always a "leftovers" day around the Castro home. Not the meals, per se, though it's been known to happen more often than not, but just in general life. All the things we plan on doing in the week that get pushed aside or redirected along the way make their way back to Friday. Today was no different. In the morning, we went to the library and while the big kids checked out books and browsed, Evan & I went to the storytime room and Ms. Lavone read us books about swimming. Afterwards, we colored swimming pages. Can you guess which one was Emmas and which was Evan's? ;)
Afterwards, we went to the park and had a picnic lunch, but Evan didn't seem to be feeling quite himself, so we headed home. I could tell when I lifted him out of the car, that he seemed hot. And he was. 103.2 degrees to be exact. Ugh.
I stripped him down and laid him in his crib for nap. He went right to sleep. Poor kid. Hopefully he'll awake feeling better and it will have been nothing but the summer heat, though our friend had croup last week, and I'm a little suspicious that we could be heading that direction... keep your fingers crossed! Croup is NOT going to be fun with an asthmatic little boy!
On to another subject - I found a snakeskin outside last night. I'm sure it belongs to one of our resident snakes, Sammy or Sally, which is a good thing, because we had been wondering if they were still around!
Isn't it amazing that they can shed their entire skin in a single, inside-out, piece?
I kinda wish we could do that! It would totally cut down on dusting around here, though it would be a bit strange to see little Em & Ev skins laying around the house...Haha!! And coming from a mom who saves even the umbillical cord stub, I have to say, I'd have to get bigger baby books!
Happy Friday, everyone!
Thursday, June 24, 2010
I actually googled "blog cake" and believe it or not, that popped up! Ha ha! So, although I didn't actually bake a cake for the big event, today marks 2 years since this blog started. Looking back, it's hard to believe that I was pregnant with baby Evan, anxiously awaiting his arrival. Life was different then, not better, not worse, just different. All the excitement was ever so cautious, full of anxiety and deep rooted fear that history would repeat itself, but we made it, didn't we? And two years later, here we are. Did I think I'd be here this long? Well, I'm not sure, but I'm sure glad I am! I have high hopes that one day, my children can read all about the little things that moms file deep down in the soul and don't often dust them off and remember them. A simple smile after a bath, a day with a caterpillar, a tiny hand holding mine, a sleeping baby. For now, there are moments frozen in time for the future Castro generations to read, experience, and love.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Emma's last softball game of the season was last night and they won 10-2. (Yay!)
I have to say, it's a bit of a relief. The games were often double headers and very hot. Not to mention all the mosquitos that flew around like an all-you-can-eat buffet! BUT, it was so enjoyable to watch our little girl growing up so fast. I remember her in my tummy, thinking of how athletic she was going to be with kicks as strong as they were! I knew she would dance like waves on the shore, run like the wind across the praries, and jump like a kangaroo. And it turns out, I was right.
Those tiny little legs pack a lot of punch, and I can't wait to see where they end up taking her.
Congratulations on a season well done!
We love you, Emmie!