Keegan, who is still sick went to bed last night at 7pm.....it is now 11:15 am and he is still sound asleep. I keep going in there every 15 minutes to check on him. Whatever he has, has really hit him hard and hopefully this 16 + hours of sleep will do him good and he is sleeping off all of his sickness.......
Has had a bad month :( He has been sick for a month now..... He started out with Roseola, he had a temp of 104 and when it finally broke his little tummy and back broke out in a rash. His temp continued on and off throughout the next couple weeks and along with that came spots on his body....he had all together about 15 throughout his whole body. Started out looking like pimples and then turned into scab looking things. On Friday he developed a cough and his temp spiked back up that night. I told Chris I thought he had the Croup. On Saturday afternoon his temp was at 102, so I decided to take him to Urgent Care at the clinic. Bad idea. I always walk out of there with no answers.... They told me it was probably just viral...go figure. I worked Saturday night and on Sunday morning when I come home Chris said he was up all night coughing. Gave him some meds and just let him be lazy all day. Keegan and I fell asleep on the couch late afternoon, and when I woke up, Keegan was on fire..... his temp was 103, I came upstairs to get him some meds and Chris started yelling at me to come and check out Keegan, he was having a really hard time breathing....kind of struggling actually. The look on Chris and Rileys face made me panic. Chris was so worried and Riley was crying because he thought his little brother was going to die.... I threw him in the car and off the the E.R. we went. Sure enough, just like I diagnosed....THE CROUP and possible chicken pox. The gave him some steroids to open up his throat and airway to help him breath and monitored him for about an hour. He came home and he went right to bed....I came home from work on Monday morning and went to get Keegan and his was as white as a ghost and freezing cold, I am not sure what that was about but it sure scared me.....and now this morning, temp of 102. He is napping at the moment, but I am praying that he gets better soon. I disinfected the whole house today! Hoping it works. My poor baby.
A couple days before Halloween we carved pumpkins!! It was fun, minus Keegan crying the whole time!! He tried eating the pumpkins, so we finally gave him a popsicle...that seemed to work great!! Riley had fun and won the award for 'best pumpkin!!"
Keegan had his 18 month check up today!! So glad to hear that he is all done with shots until his is in Kindergarten!! YAY....... He did really well and of course Dr. Knudson says he is "Perfect" with quit the sense of humor!! He has labeled him as "Right brained" we were talking about his vocabulary. Keegan can say about 15 words.
1. Daddy 2. Hi 3. Uh-oh 4. Brother 5. Riley 6. Mama 7. Grandpa (Bapo) 8. Night, night 9. No, no 10. Whats that 11. Love you 12. Makes puppy noises all the time, even though he is deathly afraid of dogs! 13. Tree 14. Brrrrrrrrr.............
But he only uses Hi, Uh-oh and Daddy consistently. Dr. K said that children that are 'Right Brained' say a bunch of words but do not use them, that he is taking everything in and around age 2 to 2 1/2 they generally start just using sentences. He also said that 'Right Brained' people usually are very humorous and comical (Which I have been saying for the last 6 months) they are very artistic and they love music and love to dance!! All signs point to Keegan with what he described!! I would definitely say Riley would be 'Left Brained' it is all actually really interesting to learn about!!
This week was homecoming!! Who doesn't love homecoming??? Riley had a blast dressing up this week, we didn't do Monday because Riley was sick last Thursday and Friday so we weren't sure what the day was....it was crazy hair day!! Tuesday was nerd day....I worried over that one, I just wasn't sure how to dress Riley as a nerd, since I am pretty hip and cool...but then I thought back to high school and I remembered what my sisters looked like every morning so then it was pretty easy. I went to grab my camera and wouldn't you know...it wasn't working. Go figure. Welcome to my world. Wednesday was PJ day, man do I love that day. It cuts 15 minutes off our time in the morning!! Thursday was class color day, of course the 2nd graders had to be WHITE....agh, I was pretty sure he wouldn't come home that color!! And today was Raider day, I went and got blue hair color for Riley's hair and black paint to paint #12 (Shawn Murhpy) and #7 (Jordan Rudenick) on his cheeks, I went to get a picture and guess what..my camera worked!! But now of course I cant get it to download. So there will be pictures shortly!!!
Saturday night I took the boys to McDonald's in St. Peter for supper and to play in play land!! We had a blast. I told Chris we need to do that once a month, the kids had so much fun!! We were there for a couple hours, an hour of that was Keegan eating!! :) I noticed that they had to be three to play, but I figured with Riley's help, Keegan would do fine!!! The first time going up Keegan had a lot of trouble and there was a line forming behind him, so Riley just pulled him!! HA, it was cute!! After that Keegan did just fine by himself. Riley made five friends in those two short hours!! As we were leaving all of them were high fiving each other and saying goodbye using first names!! Who knew you could have so much fun at McDonald's!?!?
My wonderful, WONDERFUL mother decided that she would bring up a BIG tub of all my high school things to my house for me to keep so she could get rid of it. Now I just have more crap to put in storage. Riley and I were going through everything, and I will have to say that some of it was neat to see again!! Anyways, we were looking at all my sport stuff and decided Riley would look really cool if he wore all of my buttons from 7th grade on up, and he was sporting my softball hat too!! I always new he would pick the better school......MCW!!
Please don't click on any of the pictures to make them bigger, you will notice in some that I have HUGE glasses, braces and slicked back hair. Really Mom??? Did you really think I looked cute???? How embarrassing.
Recently Keegan has learned how to take his shirt off, its great! Not really. We went for a walk the other day and when we got home I looked at him and he had his shirt half off!! So, when you are driving through town and you happen to see a half naked 1 1/2 year old, don't be afraid, its just my boy. And YES, I do realize it is getting colder and he continues to run around with his clothes off.....if you don't like it, close your eyes. This boy is ALL HULKE.....I think he has been watching his Grandpa Rick one too many times. Lets keep the clothes on boys!!!
The other day Riley and I noticed a FEW leaves in our yard.....so we decided to rake them and jump in them!! It was fun, even though there were hardly any to jump in (we only have one tree in our yard) but the boys enjoyed themselve!!
A little late on posting this....BUT, daycare went great last week!! When Chris and I went to drop him off on Monday he just stood there with his blanket and stared at us and everything around him! He got hit in the cheek on his first day...but other then that it went ok. Tuesday-Thursday were a little different, he cried and screamed when we got into the door :( They said after five minutes after I left he was fine. It is funny to walk in there and pick him up and see him sitting at a table and a chair eating taco salad. I still picture him as a 'baby' it breaks my heart!!! He has school pictures next week..HA!! They are kind of expensive for this age, or for all ages...it is actually kind of a joke, but how can you say no??! You can't. I will post pictures later!!!
Riley had a great day in 2nd grade!! He told me that he would love school so much more if he could have Mr. Murphy be his teacher until he graduates!!! He has so many stories to tell about him already and we are only on day 3!! Excited to see what the year will bring!
Riley had decided that he wanted pancakes and bacon for his first day, so I made him just that. I even made the pancakes the shape of an "R" and a "2" I was so proud of them that I decided I would take a picture of Riley with his pancakes......only to find out that the camera was DEAD. :(
So I could not get any of him that morning. Chris and I always take him to his classroom on the first day of school too and get a picture by his locker......guess not this year. When he got home from school he had a completely different outfit...so I had him change real quick so I could get some pictures, he wasn't too happy with me (What is new?)
He was so tired and crabby when he got home, it was hilarious!!! As you can tell from the first picture!! HA.
Riley, I hope you have a fabulous year!! I know you will do amazing. We love you!
We bought Keegan a potty chair yesterday and thought we would try it out!!! I have no intentions of starting to potty train, but just thought I would put it out so he becomes familiar with it!! He does let me know after he goes in his diaper, so that is why we bought it too!!! I am sure we will have this out for another two years!!!!
Yes, it is true. After much talk, Chris and I decided to put Keegan into Daycare. PART TIME. He will start daycare at the school, and will go from 8-12 Monday through Friday every other week. I am proud to say that for 18 months I got to keep my baby home with me and spend every day with him. Some days were harder then others, some days we would both sit there and I would hold him and we both would cry. Some days trying to function on 2 hours of sleep isn't as easy as you think. It was easier when he was little, but now that he is a 'toddler' it isn't as easy. I work nine overnights in a row, 11pm to 7am. Chris and I both sacrifice so much to do what is best for our kids. As little sleep as I was getting, some nights weren't so good for Chris either. A part of me is nervous to let him go, a part of me thinks that I failed. But I need to remember it will be good for the both of us.... And little Keegan, you are going to make SO MANY new friends. We love you to the moon and back.
Riley is coming!! He is outside playing/practicing football all the time. The big boys are teaching him a few things too!! He doesn't want to play touch football, he wants to get down and dirty and get right in there in all the action!! No matter what.....Riley, I will always be your #1 fan!!! And just wish you could where pads over your entire body!!
A couple weeks ago my mom and I packed up the boys and journeyed off in the car for a miserable six hour up to International falls to visit all of our family!! Keegan did not so much care for that long of a trip and didn't sleep a wink....ugh. But once we reached our destination we had a GREAT TIME!! We stayed with my aunt and uncle, Darlene and Babe, who have a beautiful house on Rainy Lake. We go every summer and it is always a nice time with too much, wonderful food!! Riley got to drive his first boat, and Keegan took his first boat ride. I think he liked it, he even feel asleep!! Babe took Riley and I out on the tube....he dumped me a couple times, I forgot how strong you need to be to ride on a tube!! I had a hard time getting back on the tube once I fell off......really, have you ever tried getting on a tube in the middle of a lake?? Not so easy. I had to swim to the boat and Babe grabbed my arm and by brother-in-law grabbed my leg and picked me up and got me back on!! Wasn't too attractive!! HA. I do want to thank Darlene and Babe for EVERYTHING....for letting all eight of us stay with you, for the great food, for the drinks and for the sweatshirt!! You have no idea how much we all appreciate you guys. You have been there for Mom, Amber, Summer and myself so much since my Dad has died and I can't express enough what it means to me. I know Dad appreciates everything you two do...... We love you!!!
Even Benny Sapp from the Vikings, #22, would agree with me!!
Today my sister-in-law and my brother-in-law came down to meet me and the boys for lunch and then head over to the Vikings training camp!! We didn't really stay too long, it was extremely hot and I, of course, forgot the stoller and sun screen!! We got there really early and stood by a bunch of people yelling at the players as they drove past in their bikes of autograghs. We figured we weren't going to get any anyways so we decided to head to Cold Stone and get the boys ice cream before practice started!! Keegan had on a Vikings onesie with matching pants but it was so hot so I took his pants off and had him walk around in just his onesie and crocs, plus before we left Riley wanted his hair in a Mohawk so I did both their hair like that!! It was so cute, their Dad didn't really think so though!!! :)
Anyways, as we are walking to get ice cream, I was staring at Keegan and then I heard this voice say "Oh, he is so cute!!" I looked up and it was #22, Benny Sapp, a starter for the Vikings!! So I asked him then if he wanted HIS picture taken with KEEGAN, not the other way around!!! He kinda looked at me and said sure and turned his bike around and came over to me and grabbed Keegan and put him on his lap!! I am sure I looked like an idiot because I was laughing and yelling for Riley and Sam to get over here and get in the picture!! Keegan was screaming at one point, but Benny kept pointing out pictures to Keegan and eventually he quit crying!!! It was an amazing experience for the boys and AJ. So next time you are watching the vikings and you see #22 with the ball in his hand, picture that ball to be my son.
P.S. I am sure it was my sister-in-law, AJ, that caught his attention...not my cute little boy!!! :)