We had really hoped to be done with eye patches long before this point. We had assumed (way back when) that Teague would have a single surgery and then all would be great. We’ve now had six surgeries and we are still patching one of his eyes. At his last eye checkup, the ophthalmologist confirmed that his left eye is finally at an equal strength to his right. (I was mentally jumping for joy and thinking this would be an end to eye patches.) Then she informed me they would like us to continue to patching for 3 months and we’d talk at his next checkup. Teague is occasionally grumpy about the eye patches but overall has a good attitude. He likes to pick out his eye patch and can put it on himself when he is in the mood. The current recommendation is to wear it for 6 hours on the right eye every day. The truth is we wear it for 4 hours five days a week, but that seems to be getting the desired results.
Month: April 2015
Daddy was handing out fishy kisses right and left.
Flat Abram’s final adventure was attending t-ball practice. He’s headed back to Milwaukee tomorrow morning.
Teague thought this was a lot more fun than Kaitlyn. The minute he actually got the cone on her head the world ended.
Finally! A somewhat normal night around here.
Soccer games tonight. Alex even wanted a “real” picture.
Soccer games for both boys tonight. Teague loves having his Dad coach.
In my mind she’s got all parts of crawling figured out – especially how to carry things and crawl.
Kaitlyn tends to get unhappy outside. I’m pretty sure it is the sun in her eyes. She also gets unhappy if I put a hat on her head or sunglasses on her eyes. I am working very hard to get her used to both of these. Today we worked on the sunglasses and she finally seeemed to leave them alone and enjoy the outdoors – until I put her down and she felt the grass on her feet.
We stopped by the book fair before soccer tonight. My mistake was allowing Teague to bring the books as entertainment on the sidelines. It’s been a struggle for Alex (and the rest of the team) to stay interested in the game. They would much rather hear about the Lego guys. We did finally read the book to the entire team at half-time.
This a typical Teague squint. I don’t remember him doing this before his last two surgeries, but it’s become our new normal and pretty cute.
The adventures of Kaitlyn continue..
Alex and I took a tour of KC today with Flat Abram.
This sweet boy is always picking flowers for Mom.
Wade is adding a coat closet to the front of our house. Kaitlyn headed straight for the tools.
Abram (Alex’s best friend from Milwaukee) sent him a “Flat Abram” with instructions to tour Kansas City and send pictures back to Abram’s school. Flat Abram had been to school with Alex and to a few sporting events but nothing that seemed to really represent Kansas City. Alex, Kaitlyn, and I made a day of touring Kansas City with Flat Abram. Then I spent tonight getting all the pictures ready to mail to Milwaukee. Here’s a collage of Flat Abram’s visit with Alex.
Does bad posture begin between the ages of 4 and 6 or does it just have something to do with my individual children?
(Finally getting Alex some new glasses – just a little over a week till we can pick them up.)
It was a dots kind of day.
We tried all three in the shower. Other than Kaitlyn wanting to sit directly under the water (meaning the direct middle of the shower) they got along fine.
Morning naps. Are they really ever over?
Small, Medium, and Large.
His silly face.
Problem child – at 9 months. She will not sit in high chairs, shopping carts, etc. She is fully buckled into this thing and the minute I turn around this is what she does! Later in the day I actually caught her up on the counter in the two seconds I had my back turned. (I never even used the buckles with my other two – at any age!)
Reggie joined the boys for bedtime books tonight.
See that spot between Teague and the back of the couch? That was mine until Kailtyn woke up from her nap early.
She knows what she wants…
I wish my boys would always stay small enough to play cars (and planes) together.
Kaitlyn needed her normal 6:15 bottle but as a treat to me went right back to sleep. I was already awake so I just curled up on the couch to reach. I heard whispering in the boys’ room and then Alex came tiptoeing down the stairs. He wanted to surprise me with breakfast. He was a little unhappy to already see me awake but was happy to go ahead and make me breakfast anyway. He was a little hampered by what he could reach and open but the idea was so sweet and I thoroughly enjoyed my granola bar and string cheese!
Then the festivities had to wait till after Wade got home from work. He came home with Chinese food and my favorite chocolate cake from Cheesecake Factory. (He’s a very good husband – and smart too!)
It seemed like a lot of trouble to go upstairs to get everyone regular clothes after Sunday naps. Teague already had his button down off so that just seemed fine for Kaitlyn.
Still holding out for the mismatched pajamas.
Is he really this big?
(True confession – this pictures is a few days old. I somehow didn’t get one of Teague today. It poured all day so I can’t even fake it!)
Our littlest tadpole.
Dad’s out of town so we had Dairy Queen for dinner.
Teague has been putting on his shoes (correctly) for about a year. However he is having trouble figuring out the right and left of his new summer slip on tennis shoes. I confirmed that he knew his right and left and that he could sound out the beginning letter of both words. Solution found!
Errands wear a girl out.
This is just a quick disclaimer. My daughter’s name is definitely spelled Kaitlyn and I do know how to spell it. The auto spell check on my computer likes to change Kaitlyn to Caitlin and often does it without me catching it. So in the event a post gets published with Kaitlyn’s name spelled wrong – please know it wasn’t my fault! I do know the difference!
My little inventor – today a laser hat (with some other function I can’t quite remember.)
These two are always laughing together – and today bonding over spoons.