Friday, May 24, 2013

New cast and cake

My good friend Laura and her family were in town for a few days, they are moving to Florida but just spent a good year in Brazil.   I decided to take a half day off on Monday so I could have them over and also see some of our friends.   After a crazy weekend I was looking forward for a fun Monday.   I called the orthopedist first thing in the morning and we were able to get Sam in.  Aaron took him to the orthopedist and they put him on a new cast.   He chose orange (his favorite color) and the cast is waterproof, so the doctor said he can still go swimming this summer!  It is much lighter and cooler!
Sam with his new waterproof cast!

It was a fun afternoon, Sam just stayed home with me and I picked Noah up later it on.  I made an awesome cake that everybody loved it and some sandwiches.  It was a good time to see everyone and the kids had a lot of fun together.  I will post my cake recipe on the next post since everyone has been asking me for it.

The cake

Me and Matteo

Matteo, Mel, Sam and Noah

Laura and I

Elssy, Adriana, Laura,Magali, Terezinha and me!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

New bed, obnoxious vet bill, hair cut and a broken wrist

This past week was one of a kind.   So much to write and trying to find the time to do so.   On Wednesday the boys ended up with a stomach bug and Aaron stayed home with them.   It was just an one day thing, but it is crazy when both of your kids are throwing up at the same time.   Thankfully Aaron and I did not get sick so we could care for them.   Aaron worked on lowering Noah's bed and when I got home that is what I saw:
Noah loves his new bed
Noah loved his new bed and had not issue with the transition and stayed in bed all night and for naps!  Of course the boys liked the new bed and it was the hang out place for Friday night too for watching TV and playing.   Sam ended up falling off the bed and hurt himself.  I was taking a shower and I heard him crying and Aaron got to him.  When I got out of the shower Aaron was still calming him down which is very unusual for Sam.  We didn't think it was broken; we just got him some ice and went to bed.  Sam was uncomfortable all night long, crying for me to come over there, so I was comforting him all night long.  The next morning, Sam seemed to be back to normal but we noticed he was not moving his arm and said that still hurt a little bit.    We thought we would call the doctor if we think he wasn't getting any better, so we decided to go ahead and start the day.  The boys had hair cuts in the morning and I wanted to cut Noah's hair very short!  I found a cute picture online and I showed to the hairstylist.  Sam just got a trimmed.  Noah was like a different kid:

Noah's new hair cut
After getting the boys hair cut, we took Lola to her annual Veterinary appointment.   We decided to take the whole family this time so they can see how it works.  We usually pay about $200 for Lola's appointment.  This time, she had fleas so she needed to get some extra flea medicine.   So, everything went well and Aaron took the boys to the car while I was going to pay the bill.  So, I am about to pay this bill and she tells me the total: $450.95.  I was so shocked that I had to ask her again for the number.   After she repeats again $450.95, I asked her to see the bill.  The only thing different is the flea medication.   She showed me the bill, if feels like everything on the bill was like $30 for this $40 for this $ 48 for this......I had to go to the parking lot to tell Aaron.   He rolled out the window and I said the bill is $450.95 and I can't afford it.  He was shocked too and told me to put in our credit card.    We were so in shock and now we are finding better alternatives for her next year.  Lola also needs teeth cleaning which the estimates was $350.00, so I am researching to find another place for her.  We probably won’t have any more dogs after Lola, we like to travel and I am really happy having fishes!

This was all just Saturday morning.  So, we started to notice that Sam's wrist was getting very swollen and we decided to take him to the urgent care.   He was feeling fine, but just not moving his one hand.   Aaron takes him to the urgent care and they just waited about one hour, he said it wasn't too bad.  He broke his wrist in two places.  We were shocked again, had no idea it was broken.   We just needed to follow up with an orthopedist in the next few days.  Sam was such a trooper with this whole ordeal.  What a week!

Sam broken wrist

Sam after coming back from urgent care
We took the boys to get ice cream for some distraction!

Friday, May 17, 2013

Mother's day

We decided to head to Columbia saturday morning and spend the weekend with the family.  It was the first weekend withou vovo, so it would be a nice distraction for the kids.    The kids played all the day long, we had lunch at Freedie's as Aaron had requested.  It was good.   Columbia now has so many new restaurants and they are builting so many new buildings all over dowtown.  At night we had a nice barbeque with the family and Aaron and I went around downtown to check it out.   The day was beautiful and we took some nice shots of Mizzou.

University of Missouri, Columbia

The next day, was Mother's day.    I got my well waited perfume : Joe Malone Orange Blossom.  I have been using their samples for months in hope I would get it as a present in the near future.  I loved it, the kids gave me some nice cards and was very sweet.   We had brunch at The Upper Crust.  Noah slept through brunch but woke up when we were leaving.  It was a very nice day.

Aaron with his sister and mom

Aaron and the boys at the columns

Aaron and the boys with the statue of Thomas Jefferson

I love my boys at Mother's day

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Sam's birthday cake

The day after we came back from Disney, Aaron's parents and aunt Meghan came down to celebrate Sam's birthday with him.   He got a few presents and a fish tank with two fishes that he named "Jim and Jay".  The celebration just continued!  We had breakfast at Cracker Barrel since Sam loves pancakes and of course, we had to stay with Mickey's theme so aunt Meghan did an awesome Mickey cake for Sam.  He loved it!

Sam opening his presents

Sam and Noah with grandma and grandpa

Jim and Jay - new additions to the family

Sam's forth birthday cake made by aunt Meghan

Sam and aunt Meghan

Sam with mamae e papai!