Friday, May 29, 2009
Posted by Trace Car Driver at 8:52 AM
Monday, May 18, 2009
yep, it's monday, again! hope you enjoy reading what i did not do this week. and if you wanna see what everyone else has not been doing, just head on over to MckMama's blog!
for some reason, these are not all about trace... he is not the biggest mama's boy ever and i do not love him like no other.
i did not have to take 2 year old trace car to have his tooth pulled last week b/c it was absessed. and the thought never once crossed my mind that we would now have a "redneck baby." and i was not more nervous about this than i was when i gave birth to him. no way!
oh, and that sweet boy of mine is definitely NOT the cutest little snaggle-tooth boy that you have ever seen! he did not take it like a champ and did not hardly even cry!
i did not decide to try and take trace's passy away from him friday nite. i do not care that he is 2 and still takes one during nap time and at nite. i did not give in after only 2 minutes of crying b/c i was not very excited about the season finale of prison break. i did not give it to him just to get him to quit crying and go to sleep. not me! nate and i did not talk and decide that we like our sleep so much that we will just try and take the passy away later. nope.
i did not see trace pick up an empty cereal box, put it on his head, and announce "blastoff- goin' to outerspace". i would not even leave empty cereal boxes around the house and let him play with them, b/c i'm not that kind of mom who doesn't venture out to the garbage can when it's raining. and i don't take pictures of trace when he does those silly things.
i did not insist that we go to target on saturday, just to get out the house since it has so not been raining for the past 10 days. while we were not at target, i did not open a 5 pack of hot wheels to keep trace occupied. then when it came time to leave, i did not ditch the cars on a nearby shelf, remembering that we did not have 127 hot wheels already in the bottom of the toy box at home.
i did not insist that both boys had to have baths before church on sunday... it was not evident b/c trace's hair did not look like a rats nest. (and just in case you wondered, we did not put a hat on his head when we didn't go to target!) and it had most definitely NOT been a WHOLE week since we had given baby lucas a bath. gross. that would just be lazy and well, nasty. and lucas is not happy as a lark whether clean or dirty.
WHEW- glad to have gotten those things off my chest. so come on now, and tell me what you didn't do this week!
Posted by Trace Car Driver at 1:32 PM
Friday, May 15, 2009
so we noticed a spot a few months ago on one of trace's front teeth. i made him a dentist appt and didn't think too much more about it. well the week before the appt, meme noticed that the tooth was loose! uh-oh, not a good sign. i thought it was a cavity and it must have gotten really bad. but the kid loves brushing his teeth so i had no clue how he would have a cavity. so we tell him he's goin to the dentist, and he talks about it non-stop! the first appt didn't go as i had planned- imagine that! he took one look at the tooth and knew right away that it would have to be PULLED! oh yeah, i was freakin out! apparently trace bumped that tooth a while back and it was dead, which was the reason for the gray spot. not only was it dead, but absessed and infected! it had to come out! the dentist gave us 3 options: children's hospital, an oral surgeon, or he could pull it! we opted for door # 3... although trace would have to be strapped to a papoose board, that was a much better option than having my poor baby put to sleep! so again, we talk up the trip to trace. we had this convo for days! trace: the dentist gonna pull my toof? me: yeah buddy, the denist is gonna pull your tooth. trace: oh, ok. i play with school bus? me: yep, you get to play with the school bus! (there is a huge wooden school bus that was our saving grace at the dentist! trace was obsessed with it!) so tuesday rolls around, and we are on our way to the dentist. the convo was about the same, but this time trace says: the dentist gonna pull my toof NOW? me: (freakin out big time!) yeah buddy, the dentist is gonna pull your tooth NOW. trace: i don't wanna go to the dentist! me: yeah buddy, we're gonna play with the school bus. remember? trace: member :) ok... so we met nate at the dentist... had a few minutes "to play school bus with trace" and then it was time! we took him back to the room and saw the dentist. nate and i had decided NOT to stay back there with trace. we handed him off to dr massey (dr massey willingham, at trussville pediatric dentist... i would HIGHLY reccomend him. he was incredible with trace!) anyways. trace went to dr massey better than he goes to the nursery workers at church! they started looking at the dolphins painted on the wall and nate and i went back to the waiting room. i barely had time to pretend to read a magazine when the nurse called us back. she told us they were exhuasted and he was such a fighter. about the time i was trying to apologize to her, she said she was kidding and trace did GREAT! whew, i was so relieved. the minute we saw him hey said HEY MAMA HEY DADDY! and wanted to get up... he was strapped down in very colorful "bracelets" as the dentist called them. and he was still a little high from the laughing gas. he still had the gas mask on, which he loves to call his "piggy nose!" they unstrapped him and we held him for a few minutes while we talked to the dentist. dr. massey said he was a great patient and it went so well. he said it couldn't have gone better with a 20 yr old! PTL!! (or, as trace says when he waves his little hands in the air- PTH, praise the hord!) he is so funny... he talks all the time and i am constantly laughing at how cute he talks!
ok. so wow, didn't mean to go into so much detail, but since i was so uptight and didn't think it would be appropriate to take pics while at the dentist to have his tooth pulled, i don't have any pics from our first visit, and i had to tell ya'll everything :) so if you are still reading this, thanks for hanging in there! i'm almost thru with the story!
he was so big and brave! now he's back to his normal silly self!
trace goes back next week for a cleaning... so glad we got the hard visit over with first! thanks for all the prayers, i know that is what helped things go so smooth. oh, and just to let you know, it took less than 10 mins total... we were thru so early that we were at publix by 8:30 to get his meds. too bad the pharmacy didn't open til 9. and too bad when we went back at 10, it took 35 minutes to fill his med. by that time trace was VERY tired, ill, in some pain, whiny, etc. ok. so that's another story! point is, it took way longer to get his meds than the trip to the dentist! yay for dr. massey... and yay for trace being so brave and strong!
Posted by Trace Car Driver at 8:45 AM
Sunday, May 10, 2009
i love you to the moon trace carter and lucas james!
the days shorter
the nights longer
and a home HAPPIER!
Posted by Trace Car Driver at 9:00 PM
Monday, May 4, 2009
Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.
Posted by Trace Car Driver at 3:38 PM
Sunday, May 3, 2009
to wrap things up... here are some recent pics... can you believe how big my babies are?
the phones and internet went down earlier while i was in the middle of this post. so if it's everywhere, i'll just blame it on that! oh, and since i didn't have a computer to play on, i started reading dr. james dobson's "bringing up boys." trace is totally two these days and i'm beginning to see i need all the help i can get... from other parents who have raised boys, from books, and most of all, the bible and god. our pastor has been doing a series on parenthood and it has been so great. i've learned a lot. today he said "discipline is not something you do TO your children, it is something you do FOR your children." great point! anyways... i was trying to end this so i will shut up now! hope everyone has a great week!
Posted by Trace Car Driver at 2:56 PM