Lots of UPDATES!

First off, Kilo is still with us.  After talking to a good friend, she convinced me that unless he is in pain than the best place for him is with us.  And I think she’s right.  He has yet to have another accident but he has been sleeping in the crate.  However, I’m letting him sleep with me tonight because I fear the worst is around the corner.  Why?  Well just this week, Kilo went from being able to jump on the couch to his spot, to not being able to jump at all. 

His belly is about 2x the size it used to be, and if I had to guess, he’s either pregnant or growing a tumor in there 😦  I’m pretty sure boy dogs don’t get pregnant so it must be the latter…sniff.  I’m also pretty certain he can’t see very far or at all during the evening.  The Vet did tell me that his vision was becoming very cloudy and he does not like to go outside at all.  Especially at night.  He hides in the corner.  So not like him. 

I refuse to take him to the vet for x-rays and such when we have already spoken to the vet and she told me that it’s only a matter of time.  Of course, we want him comfortable, and so far, he does not show any signs of being uncomfortable.  In fact, I just gave him a nice steak.  Why?  Again, he deserves it.  Putting up with me for 12 years, is enough in itself.  He was always there to lick the tears away, and now one day they will fall, and he won’t be there to help me smile.  Ashton and Ethan have been extra kind to Kilo this week, making sure to kiss him daily. 

Eli is now 8wks.  Seriously.  This is the fastest 8wks EVER!  Last night I tried my very best to help sleep train him, but he just could not go back to sleep without a full belly.  After an hour an a half of giving him his binkie, I finally said to Dad, “Feed him.”  And then he went back to sleep for another 4 hours.  Thankfully, his wake ups only last 20min from start to finish, but I’m pretty certain he does NOT need to eat in the middle of the night anymore.  I’ll try again tonight, but I’m not holding my breath.

So Eli…he is now smiling at you when you do something cute or funny.  He is very alert, with some of the biggest eyes I’ve ever seen.

He is still quite content resting in your arms or in his crib.  Should you put him down when it’s not nap time, you can almost bet he will be crying in 10mins flat.  Maybe it has to do with the fact that I love holding him?  Yeah, probably.  I think I’ve spoiled him.  But didn’t I read somewhere that it’s impossible to spoil a baby?  Yeah, they need that love 😉  And being my last baby, I’m all about it.  Shoot, who am I kidding?  I’ve spoiled them all!

Eli still hates the car and will cry the entire time you insist on driving him anywhere.  Last week we were in the car for 2 1/2 hours stuck in the worst traffic accident EVER, and he cried the whole time.  However, he slept the entire night!  So it was a small plus in my book.  Too bad he forgot to tell Mommy he was going to be fine sleeping all night.  Instead, I sat there starring at the clock and the monitor making sure he was still breathing. 

Next up is Ethan.  Poor Ethan.  He will be having his adenoids and tonsils removed on November 19th.  It’s a 15min procedure and will come home that evening.  I sure hope he is a brave little boy because Mommy’s heart will hurt.  You would never guess that my little “Casper” had such swollen adenoids and tonsils…just see for yourself.

This was taken at Trunk or Treat at Ashton’s school.  Ethan was a ghost…but he looked like Casper in the end.  He is so sweet with that little smile.  All he wanted for 2 hours was PIZZA.  When I finally told him we were going to get chocolate, he was on a mission to learn how to say “Trick or Treat.”  Poor kid, Mommy didn’t let him have but ONE piece…and that was before we arrived.  HA.

Ashton was a skeleton.  A super cute one too.

The main part of Ashton’s costume is under his shirt.  It’s a skeleton head that lights up.  UGH.  He was rather disappointed that it was so bright outside.  Hopefully on Halloween, we’ll get a better picture.

The only photo I took of Eli was when Ms. Becky was holding him and everyone thought he was her baby.  She’s one hot Mama 😉

And when the kids were pooped out, they had pizza.  Finally.

And lastly, Ashton hit the ball to get the winning RBI at last weeks game!  YEAH AT!

So I took him on a Mommy date (Ethan was at Grandma’s and Dad was on a mancation…Eli came with us) to KOBE with Aunt Dana & Howie. 

And finally, the BEST news ever…..Uncle Joey & Aunt Dana are having a baby GIRL!!!

Let the fun begin.  I plan on spoiling her to pieces!

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The love of cousins ;)

My boys cannot get enough of their cousin Howie. Maybe because he lives so close, or maybe because he lived with us for 2 months…whatever it is, Ashton and Howie share a bond like no other. Not only that, but they are happy to include Ethan in the mix, which makes Mommy/Aunt Tara, VERY HAPPY!
And as each day goes by, both of them grow up just a tiny bit more and they play together just a little better each time. They don’t see one another often enough, busy schedules, but they soon will see each other daily in the halls as they pass one another to go to their classrooms.
Howie is spending the night tonight because his babysitter has something she must take care of before watching him again. We were delighted to have him over. Our only fear, bedtime. But as long as you put him in his sleeping bag on Ashton’s floor, life isn’t so bad. Sure, he has come out a few times, I can’t really say I blame him, in a strange home and all…but there has been no chitter chatter, and no horsing around.
This Mom and Auntie is very proud. Oh, and the best part? They were in bed at 7:25pm, per BOTH of their requests. Yes, I just might be SuperMom…only today…tomorrow is a whole new ball game 😉
dinner…don’t they look thrilled?

playing outside

Eating…because this is what Ethan does best 😉

Ashton’s having a sleepover!

Ashton took a lovely nap this afternoon, something that is pretty rare for this 3yo. When he woke up he seen that Mommy put his dinosaur blanket on him. He thought that was pretty nice of me 😉 So he decided he needed a sleepover.

A sleepover with Howie, of course! He took the changing table mat I had placed under his bottom “just in case” he had an accident while napping on my couch, and placed it on the floor of his room. He called this, Howie’s Bed. Then he took his blanket, and put it on top..you know, just like his bed. Then he climbed up into his bed and took out his sports pillow, because Howie likes baseball, basketball, football, and soccer. Then he found out that I just washed Eeyore and added him to his bed. Gosh, now that sure is nice 😉

Now the only problem? He is leaving it on his floor until tonight, you know, when Howie comes over to have a sleepover. Yeah, well Howie is at school and then Aunt Dana will be working till rather late (12am) and I’m not so sure this little 3yo will ever understand that one. Poor kid, he sure misses his cousin.

Oh, and let me not forget that while I was folding his sheets he did ask if he could make a bed for Isabella. Yes, a girl. Yes, his best girlfriend. Well Isabella is not allowed in Ashton’s bed just yet. Gesh, this kid is growing up way to fast for my liking. Slow down.