Wednesday, February 25, 2009

My poor Boys have been Miserable! They all have a really bad cough and Nelson also has an ear infection. I had to set Nelson down the other day (I have been holding him 24/7!) and sweet little Jaxson was trying to make him feel better. He is such a good big brother! Even though he was feeling horrible himself he just wanted to help Nelson. Jax and Alex share a room and one night after I put them to bed they were both coughing really bad and Jax kept calling my name and when I would go in he would say "Mom, Alex really needs you." He was so worried about his little brother. I don't know what I would do without Jaxson. He is such a big helper.


The kids got this train table for christmas and when you put the lid on it is just a fun little table to color on and stuff. I was excited because we put the lid on it for the first time and turned on Cars movie and got out the big Cars coloring books. The kids Loved it!


Alex is a very picky eater so I have been trying to be creative to get him to eat more of a variety of food. So for a snack the other day I made this monster face. Jaxson loved it and ate the whole thing. The 2nd picture is what Alex did to his.

He immediately took off the spinach and orange and said "I don't like these!" and then he took the raisins off the apples and said "No, the raisins go on the plate!" So much for trying to be a fun mom!
The Binky is Gone!

This is a past picture of Alex with his 2 favorite things, his binky and his blanky. It shows him doing his weird habit of sticking the blankets tied edges in his nose and swirling it around. Weird and gross, I know! A few weeks ago I found out just how comforting his nose picking thing is to him. His stomach was hurting really bad for about a week and he was miserable and cried all the time. When I couldn't calm him down I would take his blanket and swirl it around his nose and his head would immediatly start bobbing up and down and his eyelids would flutter and he would just fall asleep! I mean within like 10 seconds! It was really funny! Anyway, I have been tring to figure out how we were going to take his binky away from him for awhile now because I was sure it would not be easy! But one day I just couldnt find it anywhere and so I made him go to sleep without it and it wasnt as big a fight as I thought it would be so I decided it would be lost for good. He only asked for it for 3 nights and then one morning he told me "mom, you give me a binky, but binkys are for babys. I'm a big boy. I don't need a binky." I was amazed! And better yet, I realized the other day that we were giving him his blanky everynight, but he wouldn't stick it in his nose. So I just started not even giving him his blanky and he hasnt said anything! I guess the binky and blanky were a package deal! The only downside is he used to go to bed very easy and now I have to lay down with him. Hopefully when he's feeling better he wont need that anymore. So I guess my Alex is turning into a big boy! Now, if only I could potty train him.

11 comments:

Willis Family said...

It is amazing how similar our kids are! We have blankie and binki issues! When Whitney is sick, I have to hold her all day long for days. It sounds like you have had an eventful last few weeks!

Mark & Jana said...

Poor kidos. It is so dang hard when there sick... (I know) love the blanki story, so funny. Jax is such a sweet heart, watchin out for his brothers even though hes sick too. I love that kid!

RaelynB. said...

Lace! Your boys are sooooo dang cute and sweet. I hope they all get feeling better! Love all your pics and descriptions! so adorable. Had fun at dinner w/ you all last night. HOpe you have a better day with your boys.

Roche Family said...

Hope your boys are feeling well soon! Isn't it nice to have good little helpers- Your kids are so cute- I can relate to the sleepness nights- Just think in a few years we might get some sleep!!

Cindy said...

What a cute post! It really makes me want to be a better Mom. You Rock!

The Briscoe Bunch said...

I'm sorry all the sicknesses I HATE that it has seemed to never go away! Jaxson is so cute, I love it when they get old enough to help out and you can tell what good kids they are because of their concerns for each other. Way to go Alex, one milestone down....
Thanks for meeting me at the reception last night, had fun hanging out with you!
Have a great day.

Anonymous said...

You are such a cute mom. Love the monster faces. I'm sorry your kiddos are sick. That is never any fun. CONGRAGULATIONS on tackling the binki blanky project I don't think we will ever get Ashlynns she LOVES her binki. Her favorite thing is to try and have 2 at the same time. SOO WEIRD kinda like comforting your kid by picking his nose with his blanky. JK that made me laugh. Have a great day. We miss ya all.

Mark & Jana said...

LOVE the new back ground. It is so dang cute. I love the flowers at the top.I've never seen this one b 4 either.

Aaron and Kristi said...

Hopefully they're all feeling better! The blankie cracks me up! That's what Madison used to do with the corner of her's too! Hope everyone is healthier and happier!

Kelsie said...

I hope they are feeling better. Way to go Alex on giving up your favorite things. Now he can move on to bigger and better ones right?Jaxson is such a sweetheart!

Clay and Britt said...

Hope your kids are feeling better! I know how you feel! Mine have been sick for like 3 weeks now! Augh!

I love the monster! What a good idea. My kids are terrible eaters as well! Give me some more ideas!

It was good to see you the other night! Next time I come to Poky we will have to hang out for longer! I miss you!