Wednesday, December 28, 2011

The Christmas Entry

Christmas was celebrated five times in four different homes this year! That means several Christmas tress and lots of family time, and way too many presents for Silas, although he didn't mind, I'm sure!

It started at "Pre Christmas Eve" at Mema and Papa's.

 We had a great time with extended family. Silas was super excited to open this particular gift!

 Christmas Eve was spent at Bubby and Honey's house.

Silas was generous with the hugs and love!

And told lots of stories to anyone who would listen.

Fun was had by all!

Someone was all tuckered out by the end of the night and ready to head home...

Santa came to our house over night.

Silas' train was a big hit! He ran down the battery twice!

He helped everyone open their presents!

Later that morning we headed over to Uncle Ken's. Silas loved cousin Thomas' jeep.

Afterwards we headed back over to Mema and Papa's.

No surprise what his favorite gift was!

We were blessed with lots of family and lots of love this holiday season.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Sick Silas

Poor Silas. He didn't sleep well last night. He would wake up coughing and was poorly all day. He spent most of the day on the couch with a runny nose and a nasty cough. It progressively got worse and after speaking to a triage nurse decided to take him to the ER.

We went to Mendy's Place Pediatric ER. They were so wonderful and got us in and out in under an house.

Diagnosis: Croup.

They gave him an oral steroid and told us to use a humidifier, elevate him while sleeping, and give him Motrin and Tylenol for fever throughout the day. If symptoms worsen then we'll take him back in.

Even though he was sick, he looked super cute in the hospital gown. He was shuffling around like an old man and kept trying to get people to answer his phone calls.

Thankfully, after the steroids, he started feeling much better. Unfortunately he is contagious so we won't be going to any of the play dates we had planned this week.

Santa with Honey and Bubby

Every year Honey and Bubby take the grand kids out for a day of fun. This year they went to the mall to see Santa, exchanged names and did some Christmas shopping, had lunch, and baked cookies at Honey's house.

Silas loves his cousins, but didn't seem to be a big fan of Santa!

He wasn't a fan of the funny noses either, but his cousins sure do look cute!