Sunday, February 27, 2011

Dex Being Dex

This is kinda long... but I just couldn't cut anything out, he's so cute :)

Monday, February 21, 2011

My Little Beethoven

I'm not 100% sure, but I think he's composing his first symphony.

Can you tell the piano is set up in our office/"junk" room?  :)

Sunday, February 20, 2011

If This Doesn't Break Your Heart...

I just want to say, we'd been outside ALL day, so it's not like we were keeping him hostage inside or anything!!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Few Pictures & Update

On Wednesday, Dex starting showing some signs of congestion and cough, and by Thursday it had only gotten worse.  Around 4 on Thursday afternoon, Dex ran a near 105 degree fever while at the nanny's, which prompted a trip to Cooks Children Urgent Care.  The idiots there (I still have a little pent up anger from the last two days) ended up putting a line in his arm and took blood samples, then deciding he *might* have a blood disease (oh, please) and proceeded to pump him full of antibiotics.  I was at my wits end by the time we left, which was over 5 hours from when we got there.  We took our poor baby home, having been traumatized more than even I could handle, and stayed up with him most of the night.  He continued his coughing and running a slight fever.  So... we got him an appointment today with his real pediatrician, and it was concluded that he has RSV.  I will not go into all of the details about how those that treated him at Cooks Children Urgent Care in Colleyville, Texas never even gave him a flu or RSV test.  Which is a little surprising since he showed every symptom for flu or RSV.  And instead, they did blood tests on a two year old.  Arrrggg... But I will also say that I am mostly angry with myself for not stepping and saying "enough" yesterday, but when a doctor gives you medical advice, don't you usually think that they know what they are talking about??!!  Well, not anymore.  Not for this momma. 

And after that nice little rant...

Dex and I went outside this afternoon for some fresh air.  I got a few pictures of him, so here you go :) 

This is what you get when you say "Dex, show me what's in your mouth!!"

Not sure what this is... ha!  I think he's just relaxing... with his tongue out :)

If this doesn't break your heart, I don't know what will!  Poor, sick baby. 

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Mama's Car = Awesome Toy

I'm pretty sure he would sit in the car all night long if I'd let him.  And now that I think about it, that might be a great idea.  He doesn't know how to open the doors, so he can't get out... as long as I have the keys, he's not actually "trapped"... he's got plenty of room to run around... if the keys aren't in it, he can't actually GO anywhere... why have I been hiring baby-sitters???!!  (I'm kidding!  kinda.)  :)

Thank you for shutting the door.  Now please quit taking my picture.

 And I'll leave with a picture of the beautiful flowers I got for Valentine's Day.  Just because they're so pretty :) 

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Chocolate Face

Thanks for the Valentine's chocolate, Daddy Doug!!  :)

And now... here is a picture of my son at age 20.

Doesn't he look so old??!!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Hidden Camera

Mom & Dad have a "scouting camera" behind their house to catch pictures of the deer that come up to eat the corn they put out for them.  (that's getting close to a run-on sentence, I believe...)

Anyway - It takes a picture when there is movement.  Here is a photo it captured when Dad (Pop) and Dex were feeding the deer one afternoon this weekend.  Dex loves to throw the corn on the ground, at Pop, wherever he can...and lots of it.  I'm sure the deer LOVE it when he comes to visit :)

Tuesday, February 1, 2011


First (and hopefully last! ha!) snow of 2011!!  It is about 4 degrees outside, so it is COLD.  We only stayed outside long enough to get some pictures and let Dex look around and then us parents made the executive decision to get back in the house.  As you'll see in the last picture, Dex (and Dutch) were immediately ready to go back outside.  Even though Dex's snotty nose was completely frozen.  There were definitely tears when I tried to take his coat and shoes off...

And of course, once we got in the back yard, he wanted to go "wee" (swing). 


This is where he sits when he's ready to go back out.