I have been woken up the last few mornings at the early hour of 6:00 A.M. after also waking to cries every half an hour through the night to a very sad and sick little boy. So needless to say, I'm finding myself thinking ... is it really only Wednesday?? Both last week and this week have seemed FOREVER long. Last week it was because Nic had classes every day and worked longer hours than usual and this week it has been because of sickness. I feel like this is the first time that Liam has really gotten sick and it has been hard not having the nutritional benefits and soothing comfort for him that comes from nursing. He has had runny noses in the past but had his first 100 degree fever and nasty cough this week and I just feel so helpless, like any parent feels when their child is sick, I wish I could take it away! We finally went to the doctor this morning and my poor little guy has his first ear infection so I hope the antibiotics help! On top of that I woke up in the middle of the night on Monday with that debilitating throbbing pain in my neck that you get when you sleep on it wrong. So moving in general has been a real struggle the last day and a half. haha We're a mess okay! Poor Nic is such a saint. He works these long hours and then comes home to me looking like a train wreck and Liam feeling like one. If I haven't said it already here, we're ready for Spring!!
ANYWAY, it has been a minute since I last shared some pictures from the camera roll on my phone and I have SO many so I thought I would share some today and tomorrow. Since I have SUCH a hard time deleting a single one no matter how grainy and blurry they might be, it makes me happy to have a place to share those memories. Onward ...
If you've ever heard of the reality T.V. show, The Bachelor, I am its biggest fan! Tease me all you want, I'm not ashamed about it. haha At the beginning of January I was invited by a neighbor and friend to attend a viewing party for the first night and it was so much fun! It made watching that crazy drama that much better in a room full of girlfriends who love it just as much as I do! haha
I caught Liam's new signature face that I talked about here. Is it not the best you've ever seen?! It had to be documented because it cracks us up every time! He may not have learned the word "no" yet but this is the face we get when we are not doing what he wants us to do. haha Stubborn I tell you what!
My mom got Liam this radio flyer wagon for his birthday back in October and it has become his favorite most dangerous toy yet! We usually keep his stuffed animals in it and at first he would push them around the house all day long and I loved it! Now is a very different story. First he figured out how to bail over the top of the fence part and sit inside of it. From there, the new game became "push me all over the house mom and dad". Cute the first couple of days ... exhausting the next 30. haha Then he figured out how to take the fence part off, pull out all of the stuffed animals, stand up inside of it, and either use it as a scooter or a diving board. I saw a trip to the ER in my near future and had to put the kabosh on that real quick. At least until he gets a little bit more stability. We've had enough bruises and bumps on the head as it is so far.
Speaking of bumps on the head ... Liam's first goose egg was a real doosy. That darn slippery Costco floor and metal shelves got him good! It was terrifying just watching his forehead swell within seconds. He was recovered emotionally by the time we made it out to the car, I on the other hand took a good week.
Another favorite toy of Liam's are these magnetic Tegu blocks. Who needs to build stuff when you can just throw one block at another on the floor and watch them connect themselves! Genius!
Remember how I said we are ready for Spring?! We were going completely stir crazy the other day so I decided to bundle Liam in his snow suit and walk to our neighborhood park. The fun lasted for about 5 minutes tops before we were both totally frozen. Also, I can not get over how much he looks like my brother as a baby in the picture below!
When it's lunch time and he is already over it before you've even sat down with your meal, give him a measuring cup! Add this to the category of things I do to have 3 minutes to eat around here. Turns out it makes a pretty good drinking glass too, who knew. haha
Liam loves finding the over sized stuffed animal bins whenever we go to a store. This particular evening we happened to be in Fredmeyer and I pulled out this ninja turtle to show him. He grabbed it from me and strapped it over his shoulders like a backpack!
I apologize if the next picture completely grosses you out but it was another right of passage that had to be documented as a parent. Trust me when I say, looking at is much better than actually sitting in it. Yes, you read that right. One second were having fun drawing pictures on the side of the tub and the next everything has gone to crap. Literally! I have never in my life felt more disgusting than sitting in that mess. The worst part about it was, there was literally nothing we could do until it all drained and we could wash and clean it off our bodies. Thank you VERY much Liam.
We went to a different library a couple weeks ago and instead of having iPads they had desktop computers. He was in heaven! He loved them even more than the iPads because he got to use his very own keyboard and mouse! I couldn't get him to leave.
Liam gave himself a new nickname, the remote thief. Another thing he is obsessed with. We now have NO IDEA what happened to that remote. I'm pretty sure its fate was the garbage can.
Just a few of the ups and downs at the Williamson household lately! If you come back tomorrow, I'll be sharing a few more. :) Have a wonderful day!