A Day at the Dentist

September 27, 2012 § 1 Comment

Hiram went to the dentist for the first time today (needless to say, we did not go to Dragon Dentist) and was a star patient. He walked in to the dentist’s office with just a little bit of plaque. He walked out with:

  • A sticker
  • A new toothbrush and floss in a special pouch
  • A bottle of bubbles from “the toy box”
  • His “I rock” strut

I am not sure if our new dentist is mean to adults, but she was very nice to Hiram. She showed him all the tools (so, SO many tools!) and let him be in charge of “Mr. Thirsty.”

I think she might have given the sucky straw this nickname on the fly because she kept forgetting its name and/or calling it other things. This was only moderately more confusing to Hiram than the original premise that a sucky straw was named Mr. Thirsty.

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P90X: Extreme Facts

September 27, 2012 § 1 Comment

I promised myself I would not decide what I thought about P90x for a month.  Clearly, I need at least a few weeks to objectively decide if I have turned into a chiseled muscle machine!

Instead, I will just state facts about P90x:

  • It takes more than an hour a day, six days a week. Unfortunately, this does not leave me much time to stand in front of a mirror flexing my muscles in my underwear.
  • The P90x diet, which I am only loosely following, is salty and makes me thirsty.
  • Brad and I have a secret P90x handshake which I screw up 85 percent of the time. Brad is working on finding this charming.
  • Hiram is thrilled that we now have a chin up bar installed in our living room.

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Barrows Weekly – 9/26/12

September 26, 2012 § Leave a comment

What e-Lew Likes: The Bathroom

September 25, 2012 § Leave a comment

e-Lew has taken to “fast crawling” and totally tips his hand by only doing it when he knows he’s headed somewhere he’s not supposed to be – a.k.a. the bathroom.

Eldyn loves everything about the bathroom. He loves mouthing the garbage can. He loves licking cool porcelain. He’s fascinated by Hiram’s potty seat and especially enjoys balancing himself on his tummy over the side of the tub.

Sigh.

Fall Flower Quiz

September 23, 2012 § Leave a comment

So, it’s officially fall and that made me want to do another Commemorate the Date flower quiz.

In case you haven’t seen it yet, I’m linking from here too:

What is your fall flower soul mate?

zzzzzzz

September 20, 2012 § Leave a comment

The stars have aligned.

I have slept 8 hours in a row for the past 5 nights.

Here’s how the miracle went down:

  • Eldyn has the complete hang of sleeping through the night now. Since his doctor’s appointment last week, I’ve even given up his “dream feed” — the one at 10 or 11 or before I go to sleep.
  • On Sunday morning, I heard Hiram wake up at his usual early time. Then I heard him go to the bathroom all by himself. Then I fell asleep again and only woke up 45 minutes later because Hiram was standing by our bed telling us he had been downstairs “making” himself a banana and playing in the living room. By himself. While we slept.

It might just be that I am high on sleep, but I am very excited about this new era in the Barrows household. Now let’s just hope my post doesn’t jinx it all.

Barrows Weekly: 9/19/12

September 19, 2012 § 2 Comments

 

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