Monday, September 29, 2008

JJ's First Wedding

Jerret's cousin Lisa was married down in Bluffton last weekend and JJ got to attend his first wedding. He actually did really well during the ceremony. I guess I consider doing well not making any noise and no loud interruptions. He mopped the floor with his sweater a few times and kept going back and forth between us and Jerret's parents who were in the pew in front of us. He had a ball dancing in the middle of the dance floor, all by himself. He found a little friend and decided to dance with her too. We stopped at McDonald's between the wedding and the reception and tried to work out some of the kid's energy. He loved it.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

JJ's Pink Eye

I had been at work on Monday for a little over an hour when I received a phone call from JJ's preschool teacher. She requested I come back and pick JJ up immediately as he had pink eye, and it was apparently oozing from the corners. My first reaction was surprise, because I hadn't noticed any "pinkness" to his eyes that morning, followed by embarrassment that I could possibly be one of the worst mothers in Northwest Ohio for not knowing when my kid was sick.
And then I got over it - rather quickly - and became angered when the teacher told me that they had 3 reported cases in their class last week.

Isn't this something that should be shared with parents? Did they possibly tell Jerret when he picked JJ up one afternoon and he forgot to say anything? I was very surprised to hear that they in fact did not mention this to parents. JJ goes to a very reputable school and I would think it their policy to share such information.

Anyway - a call to the doctor, a day off of work, and a $60 prescription later we are rid of the pink eye. Getting those drops in his eye was a chore and a half. JJ hated the medication and would close his eyes as tight as he could, with both hands over the eye so that we could not get the drops in. It took Jerret to hold JJ and his hands down while I tried to force open the super-closed eye and squirt in a drop or two. JJ was usually in tears by the end of the whole ordeal and then I wondered if he was just crying out the medication I had just squirted in. All in all, it only lasted about 24 hours and then he was as good as new.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

JJ's New Ride

Jerret was finally able to figure out how to get the bike seat onto my bike so that we could take JJ for rides. ...Well, he can. Obviously I cannot get my butt up on a bike at this point in time. JJ was in heaven and very excited. He was not so excited about wearing the helmet, but he kept it on after all.

I was outside taking pictures of the two of them as they rode around the block and waited and waited for them to come back around, and then decided to start walking to look for them (thinking maybe the chain broke, or the seat didn't stay put or something...) Anyway, little did I know that Jerret decided to ride all the way to his parents house - 3 miles away!

And here is a picture of JJ entertaining himself with an empty box at Jerret's work party...