Thursday, October 29, 2009

The "Almost" Costume

If you read my earlier post, you will know that Kohen loves Mickey Mouse. I thought it would be fitting for him to be MM for Halloween. I searched everywhere for the perfect costume. After losing 3 times on Ebay, I just bit the bullet and bought it at the Disney Store. When it came in we were so excited because it was super cute. I found shoes, leggings, the whole nine yards! Well, Kohen absolutely hates it! He SCREAMS when I put the hat on!!! I have worn that stupid hat around the house hoping he would think it was ok to wear it but NO! We put the whole costume on the couch thinking he might play with it, NO! One last attempt, Brandon held him while I put it on. We thought if we showed him in the mirror he would love it, NOPE!!! He screamed like we were killing him!!!!!! I was laughing so hard I forgot to raise the flash on my camera!! He will probably be scarred for life from this! My back up plan was a cowboy, a friend gave me her sons cowboy boots, chaps, spurs, hat that he really wore in a rodeo. It was all in a pile in our extra bedroom. Next thing I know, Kohen has the cowboy boots on with his pajamas!!! SOOOO.....guesss he is going to be a cowboy!!

Pumpkin Carving Party

Tuesday night we went to carve "punkins" as Kohen says, with Cathy, Eli and Ava. Cathy had all the neat tools to carve a pumpkin. I always used a knife and a spoon!!! Brandon carved Kohens pumpkin because he was way to interested in Eli's train table. Since Kohen LOVES Mickey Mouse, Brandon attempted to carve MM. It looked good to me. When we asked Kohen what it was he said, "Deer!" We all laughed about that!!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Fall Fun

Saturday Kelly and I took the boys to the Parker Pioneer Homestead. It was really a neat little village. I had never been but had heard lots about it. Since Kohen was just getting over pneumonia, I made him wear that ridiculous hat. Saturday night we went to a cookout and hayride at Leslie's but it got to cold so we didn't get to stay for the hayride. We had so much fun on Saturday at the homestead we decided to go back on Sunday!! Mom had Will for the weekend so they went with us.

Wee School went to the Children's Museum in Memphis last week before Kohen got sick. It was a lot of fun. I fully intend to go back this winter!! He especially loved the fire truck and police car. I really hope I do not see him inside a police car ever again!!!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

One Sick Little Boy....

Last Sunday is when it all started. I noticed at church that Kohen had a dry, hacking cough. Then next day a runny nose. This continued all week but rather than take him to the dr and risk getting exposed to something worse, I tried treating the symptoms at home. He didnt have any fever and didnt act like he felt bad at all. I was giving him cough medicine and that seemed to help. Until.....Sunday morning when he got up he ran to me, just like always. As soon as I picked him up, I could feel how HOT he was. He felt like he was burning up with fever. It was only 101, which is high for Kohen because he never runs fever. So we stayed home from church waiting on 1:00 to get here so I could call sick-call for an appt. He stayed in my lap all morning, so I knew he felt terrible. When we got to the dr, I told him the whole saga. He listened to Kohen and said the words I have dreaded for 2 and a half years....."He had pneumonia in his right lung." WHATTTT!! I just knew it was broncitis or strep or something of that nature. I never dreamed he had pneumonia!!! I felt terrible!!! He got 2 Rocephan shots and oral antibiotics. The dr said if he is not better by Wednesday to bring him back. He didn't eat anything on Sunday, drank a milkshake on Monday and finally today he ate some chicken nuggets. I would have given him anything he wanted just to get him to eat. I even tried M&M's!!! His color looks much better today so hopefully he is on the mend!!!