Wednesday, January 27, 2010

tantrums continue

orion's starting to come down from his meltdown as i type this. big fight to sit down and eat his lunch, he gave himself timeouts three times then finally promised to eat, only to come back to the table and want to go back down and play. i sent him to his room to nap (that is my usual tactic, no eat=no play=nap). he insisted on sleeping in our room (which he already did his timeouts in there) so it was yet another fight to go in his room. i'd say it's been almost an hour now!?

(and yes it's starting again!)

today is going to be an awesome day....

other than orion, i finally went grocery shopping today. it's been about a month since my mom came and did the shopping, then bo's mom came and did the shopping. we went to trader joes and they have all sorts of new products! lots of turkey variations of popular items like hot dogs and bacon. they did not have any ABC pastas in stock today, so orion picked out some colorful organic pastas :) he was also very sad the cashier did not give him any stickers. maybe that's why he's so miserable today....haha

as for the rest of our day...i think there will be a lot of cleaning (to de-stress myself!).

bo is doing much much better. he actually drove himself to his office today as a test run to see if he can make it through the day on his own. nice place to test himself out since he has help from his office mate and it's not his "day job" office which he plans to return to next week. the only thing i've really been helping him with the last few days is reminding him to sleep and rest and take the baths he needs to take so he can heal. i'm glad he can dress himself now, but i still have to help him put his socks on. i told him it's like he's pregnant now haha

orion is still crying. maybe if i take a nap i won't hear him anymore ;)

Sunday, January 24, 2010

grandma withdrawal

orion has been pretty cranky since bo's mom left. the last few weeks have been full of visitors. first my parents came, sung came right after. bo's mom arrived while sung was here, then everyone left. then bo had his surgery so his mom came again. now that she left yesterday, orion's showing his sadness by throwing tantrums, being feisty and rebellious, and pretty much being a brat! that means a lot of bribing is happening in this house :)

i am still trying to catch up on things, like our daily laundry and cooking. bo is getting better, except his incision seems to show redness. i've already called the surgeon and he said since he is already on antibiotics, there's no other route to go so as long as it doesn't get worse, bo is on the right track.

today is semone's 30th birthday (!!!) and we are so bummed we can't be with her to celebrate. HAPPY BIRTHDAY FROM NORCAL!!!

that just means my birthday is approaching in four days. i originally planned to spend the weekend in santa cruz - i found all the cafes i wanted to try and places to check out. i don't think bo will be up for travelling and walking around, so maybe we will do it another weekend. i honestly don't mind celebrating at home with just us! maybe i will be lazy and order in, watch a good movie and hang out with my boys. there's nothing better than that :)

Friday, January 22, 2010

some recent photos

birthday fun with his twin, lizzie

enjoying the rain with bo's mom

he loves golf!

lazy golf is even better!

it's been so long...

i think this is the longest i've gone without blogging. probably because most updates are posted on FB but that doesn't mean i should stop the aye team blog!!!

let's see, well the last place i left off was when orion came home after his cath (way back in august 09!). the last post doesn't count because that was just bo adding new songs to our playlist - even though he said he would post "later that day" hahaha.

in september, orion started school at a parent-participation preschool. it was a two-day per week program and i would participate in the classroom one of the days as well as attend night classes. after being there for a week, orion got sick from all the other snotty kids which kept him home for a week or so. he continued back at school only to catch another cold, missing school again, then returning into the classroom to catch the swine flu. after having the misery of dealing with that flu, multiple visits to his pediatrician and hospital, plus giving it to both me and bo, school was done. i pulled him out of the program, only to learn that some of the parents who were on the board were begging me to keep orion in school because he "needs" it. after their attempt to make him stay, it made me realize they were not understanding at all of orion's health and the importance of keeping him well. i don't plan on trying that school again next year.

so we spent september and october sick with the flu, then came thanksgiving and christmas which we celebrated in socal. bo had to work part of that christmas trip, so orion and i used that time to see all his aunties, AKA mommy's friends :)

now it is the new year, and it has started out rough with bo getting sick. he had an emergency surgery done immediately following a trip to ER because of so much pain. this was over the holiday weekend, so now he is home and recovering very well.

i always knew 2010 would be a poor year for bo's health. it's in his cards. really, it is. according to his "schedule" he has been hospitalized every four years: 1998, 2002, 2006, and now it's 2010. it always happens in the summer time, so i have been prepping ourselves for good health. i hope it just happened to come early this year and the rest of the year will be smooth sailing.

i should probably post some pics at some point, especially of orion's first disneyland trip right before christmas and being able to hang out with the croatian family :)

sianara for now, i will try to keep our blog updated regularly!