Monthly Archives: November 2013

Great Grandma Richardson

Great Grandma Richardson

I just dropped off my grandma, great grandma Richardson, at the airport.  She flew up from Orlando for the boys first birthday party and got to spend a few extra days after everyone left hanging out with our little family.

GreatGmaBoys

It was wonderful seeing you Grandma!  Thank you for taking a break from your busy life to spend some time with us.  We love you Great Grandma!

You would cry too

You would cry too

It’s their birthday, they can cry if they want to, cry if they want to…

Happy Birthday Boys!  Today you turn one.  It’s amazing how fast a year flies by. The day started out great.  Nathan was the first to wake up and Anthony wanted to keep sleeping in.  They got to open a present from Grama and Grampa Seacat… this cute plane that lights up and makes noises.

 bdayplane
The boys loved it!
…then the day went down hill…
I scheduled the boys for their year checkup on their birthday… amateur move.  They had to get 4 shots.  Then, to make matters worse we decided to go across the hall to the lab where they took blood work.  After waiting 45 minutes at the time they typically go down for naps the boys were called back to get their blood drawn.  Nathan went first, they stuck him with a needle in his right arm and kept moving it around trying to find a vein.  They had a horrible time and were poking and prodding.  I was holding him as he wailed and I felt wheezy watching them hurt him.  They gave up and said we’d have to bring him back at another time.  Then it was Anthony’s turn.  Steve held him and they did find a vein as huge crocodile tears rolled down his face and he screamed in pain.  It was so sad.
They spent the rest of the day feeling horrible.  We took Anthony’s temperature around 5 pm and it was 102.6!  So we started freaking out and trying to cool him down.  Needless to say, they still enjoyed their favorite dinner (Daddy’s spaghetti), a little bit of chocolate cake, a nice warm bath, and some bedtime snuggles.

AntCake

NateCake

Swingset

Swingset

As an early birthday present to the boys and mostly as some easy entertainment for Sara’s kids while they visit, Steve and I went and bought a DIY swingset kit from Home Depot.  It claimed it was an hour long kit but it ended up taking most of the day on Sunday.  The back of the box listed the lumber that was needed but left off two pieces and the kit itself was missing some critical parts.  So most of the time was spent running around the city and between stores to get all the pieces before we could start assembling.  Despite the headaches, the set turned out perfect.  It’s just a simple A-frame set but we can fit three swings.  The boys LOVE it.

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