Sunday, November 29, 2009

Naked Baby

For obvious reasons, this will be a text-only post.

One of the new skills Evan has learned in the past month is how to take his shirt and pants off all by himself (he is getting close to being able to put them on also, but still needs our help).

Unfortunately, starting to take off one article of clothing (like a shoe) seems to initiate a strip-down sequence for him that doesn't stop until he's taken off everything--yes, everything. This is particularly alarming because although we're working on potty-training again, Evan is not potty-trained. Usually we find pee somewhere in the house following one of the naked episodes.

Evan has figured out nothing gets mommy or daddy's attention quicker than taking off all his clothes. So if we aren't paying enough attention to him, off comes his pants and pull-ups (and sometimes the shirt). This happened during Thanksgiving dinner...luckily all our guests were family!

Happy Thanksgiving

Here are our photos from the day. Grandma & Grandpa Key and Auntie Jen came over to our house. My dad's 60th Birthday also happened to fall on Turkey Day this year (in case you were wondering why there are candles on the pumpkin roll).

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Drinking Fountain

Evan loves the drinking fountain at preschool. Jeremy says you can even hear him slurping up the water (background noise is too loud in the video).

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Great Grandma Wilkins

Evan's Great Grandmother Miriam Wilkins (Jeremy's mom's mom) passed away on Thursday. She was an active, very sharp 91 years old. The week before, she had fallen and broken her femur. She lost a lot of blood during the 6 hour surgical repair, and that caused her kidneys to fail. Thankfully, Jeremy got to visit with Grandma Wilkins on his trip down to the bay area earlier this month. This picture of her with Evan is from July 2007.

One of the things Grandma Wilkins was passionate about was roses. She had been President of the Rose Society and had organized many rose shows. There is even a Miriam Wilkins rose--this is the picture of it I found on the internet!

Grandma Wilkins, you will be missed! XOXO

Sunday, November 1, 2009


Hey there--it's your friendly neighborhood Bat Boy, Evan.

Whaaahahahaha... Look out all you baddies!

Let's get this thing started up.

And we're off on the Batmobile!

Daddy and I are off to collect some goodies. We decided "on foot" would be a more efficient form of transportation.

The Crud

So we've all been sick this past week. It started with Jeremy feeling the beginnings of a scratchy throat last Saturday night. He felt pretty crummy until Tuesday, at which point Evan started looking pretty sick. Sore throat, fever, aches, chills, coughing... Evan was not ever seen by his pediatrician (he'd been in the week before for suspected sinus infection, & was on antibiotics for that already), but because Swine flu is the only thing really going around right now, he got put on Tamiflu as a precaution. By Wednesday night, I was not feeling well at all. I stayed home from work on Thursday (which I never do, well almost never). I went to work Friday, but could barely talk. I had a previously scheduled doctor's appointment, so I got the once-over for my cold also. My physician's assistant doesn't think it's Swine flu, and recommended we all get the Swine flu vaccine as soon as it's available.

This is a little tangent but right now the vaccine in our area is only being given to certain health care providers. I called the health department to inquire, but because I'm just an optometrist and I don't have to see people who are sick, they wouldn't give it to me. I tried the "people are like 8 inches from my face all day" and the "if I refused to see everyone with cold symptoms, I would have no schedule" and even the "I have a son who has major respiratory issues," but no dice. I was mildly annoyed too, because it didn't sound like they were out of vaccine. I don't see why they couldn't give all the providers they were targeting first dibs, and then open it up to other providers. But that's not what they are doing. The parting advice was to make people wear masks (which is what we're already doing for people with symptoms). Gee, thanks.