Friday, September 26, 2008

Some random bits

1. Last night the TV in Uncle Jon's room died.
Just suddenly stopped showing a picture and the little red light that says it's on, just flickered.
Levi, understandably, was very upset.
It's his favorite TV because he can fix the couch just so and lounge to his heart's content.
So, in the infinite wisdom of a three-year-old, he asked Aaron to pray for it.
I'm not sure Heavenly Father blesses dead TVs, because he probably would rather that we not watch so much TV and instead spend time with each other and the scriptures.
But, it was a good thought, and it shows that at least some of what we've been teaching him has sunk in.

2. A.J. saw a cardiologist yesterday.
She did several tests, a short EKG, an echocardiogram, and had him do a Holter test for 24 hours.
That is basically a 24 hour EKG, so he had some really sticky pads put on his chest with wires coming off that fed into a freestanding hard drive.
He got to skip bath last night (water and electrodes don't go well together), so he was pleased about that.
Sleeping was a little tricky, but he was out pretty quick.
He wore it to school all day, and his lovely teacher was happy to keep track of his activities all day.
I think he actually liked it a little, but he was certainly glad to take it off after school.
We still don't know what's going on, or why he fainted (he hasn't done it again after July), but the scariest diagnosis I was worried about isn't it.
No activity limitations yet.
Thank goodness.
The worst thing I can think of for A.J. would be for him to have to give up baseball.
He doesn't say "if I'm a major leaguer," he says, "when I'm a major leaguer..."
He spends as much time as he possibly can playing baseball, following baseball teams, or drawing pictures of baseball games.
He has even started keeping track of players' stats, simple ones, of course.
He loves baseball.
I hope he keeps that passion about it.
Here's a picture of him in his jammie pants and his Holter device.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

He did it...AGAIN!

So I posted two weeks ago that Levi had made great strides in the potty training acheivements...and then he's just been doing it in his underwear since. grrr. I was getting really tired of seeing a bag in his cubby with the label "Levi - poop." And then, this morning he decided he needed to poop in the potty. Since he had already peed in his little potty and I hadn't been able to dump it yet, I convinced him to poop in the big potty. I went to check on A.J. and by the time I got back to the bathroom, he had already flushed. He said he did it, so he got his three M&M's, but I wasn't really sure.

Fast forward to the end of school...
The first thing he said to me was "Mommy, I poop in the potty at my school and I show it to Miss Acole (Nicole)!" Miss Nicole was not there, as they whittle down the staff as more kids leave throughout the afternoon. So, I think we're back on track. Let's hope we don't derail again.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Busy, busy, busy!

This is just to let you know we're still alive. :) With jury duty last week and school starting for me this week, it's been a little hectic around here. I've also had several appointments for A.J. lately. We're still working on figuring out the reason(s) for his fainting and have another appointment with a specialist next Thursday. If we find out anything, I'll be sure to let everyone know, but as of now, there's nothing new.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Musings of a second-grader

I just moved into second grade. I had a substitute today. Her name was Mrs. Profitt. It was her first time at our school. She was always a substitute teacher, but at different schools.
The Cards lost today, 10-2.
I got new underwear that has Bumblebee, Optimus Prime, and Bulkhead (Transformers) on it.
I'm watching the USF v. Kansas football game. They are tied at 34 with four minutes left in the fourth quarter. Somebody just got hurt. USF has the ball.

Saturday, September 6, 2008


Levi finally pooped in the potty today. He has had absolutely no interest in that aspect of potty training until this week. He said way back in July that he would do it on Uncle Jon's birthday. That's August 7th, and this is September. But that's ok. Thursday at his new pre-school (which he absolutely loves) he was outside when he suddenly yelled "I have to poop in the potty!" (This is a first.) His teacher Miss Valerie ran him inside, where he sat on the potty for a whole minute, or so. (Another first.) Then, just this morning, I heard "I have to poop in the potty!" And a few minutes later came "I pooped in the potty! I pooped in the potty! I'm not small anymore, I'm bigger now!" I took him to wash his hands in our bathroom while Aaron wisely cleaned up his little potty. But, when Levi was done, he went and opened his potty and exclaimed, "Hey, where'd it go!?!" He wanted to save his poop, but I convinced him we could take a picture of him and his potty and save that instead. So we did.

Here's what Levi had to say about it: When I was pooping in potty, I was feeling proud. Then I got up and put my underwear on and wipe myself and wash my hands. After that I got three M&M's and made cookies. The End.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

The First Day of School!


I'm A.J. and this is a very special day for you [you guys] you get to here about my first day of school. My new teacher is Mrs. Lo (Lohuaru). She is very nice and I have lots of friends in my class. Daniel R. is new at my school, but is in Mrs. Severe's class. I knew him already from church. I have friends in almost every class. Here is the picture from my first day.

- A.J.

Levi also started at his new school today. He sure was excited. We had barely walked in when he made himself right at home. He ran to his classroom and greeted the little bird that is the class pet with "Good morning, Twinkle!" His class is called the kangaroos and his teachers are Miss Nicole and Miss Valerie. I took a picture of him outside the entry gate at his preschool as well as one before we left the house this morning. They're pretty cute.