April 26, 2012

Home Sick

Nugget and I have been home two days this week due to a sickness.  Unfortunately he caught the coxsackie virus.  I think that name is so funny.  The virus is better known as the Hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD).

We didn't know exactly what was wrong with Nugget for several days.  The rash actually started on his backside, not on his hands or feet, it was baffling.  At first there was talk that he had chicken pox ~ whew ~ I am so glad he doesn't have that.

Nugget's rash has slowed and he has been fever free all afternoon so hopefully we are on the upswing.  I always hate seeing him feel so yucky.

The finished product.  A few seconds after this picture he flipped the whole thing to the floor.  

We've also watched Cars ~ shocker ~ I know!

April 16, 2012

A Busy Birthday Weekend

We had lots of fun celebrating Nugget's birthday this weekend.

We had the family and friends party on Saturday.  Here is Nugget's reaction  to the decorations when he come home from running errands with Daddy. 
It's a sad, sad day when the three year old in the house shows up his Mom! Photobucket  

Reading his new favorite book with Pop and B

The happy birthday song!

Opening gifts...

...getting some help from friends.

Checking out the new cars with B.

It was a wonderful party.  I'm so thankful to all of our family and friends who came to celebrate Nugget's special day!

We went out to the farm on Sunday for a birthday cookout.  Nugget loves to hang-out with his cousins.  He tries will all his might to keep up with them.  He does a pretty good job!

More cars from Uncle Brandon!

It was a great weekend.  It was busy, and we are all exhausted, but it was fun!

April 14, 2012

Nugget is 3

It is so hard to believe, our little man is three!!

Happy Birthday, Bug-A-Boo!!

Mommy and Daddy love you to
the moon,
the stars,
and back!!!

April 11, 2012

Easter Sunday ~ 2012

Treats from the Easter Bunny.
Once Nugget saw the truck he didn't care one iota what was in the basket. 
More choclate for Daddy and Mommy.  :o)

I would love to know what he is thinking right here.

Waiting for Daddy to free the truck.


Our traditional lamb cake.
I tried to get Nugget to take a picture by the cake, but he had other plans.

We had a wonderful Easter brunch with Papa and Maemae.

Not only did Nugget sit on the bunny's lap, he actually smiled!

April 10, 2012

Spring Break 2012

Last week was spring break for us.   We didn't go any where, but we had lots of fun.   Here's a quick recap of a few of our days in (mostly) pictures.


Tuesday Nugget and I ran errands.  I had a dentist appointment and my dentist suggested the last time I was in that I bring Nugget with so he can start to get used to the surroundings.  The dentist also said it would be good for Nugget to see me get my teeth cleaned.  I thought it was a brilliant idea.
Nugget loved riding in the big chair!  His favorite thing was the suction tube, though.  He was too funny, every time I used the suction he would come over and want to suction his mouth.  Beth, our hygentist, said that is was great he liked that.  She said most kids are afraid of the suction tube.

After the dentist Nugget had an appointment to get his haircut.  I wish this was an easy feat.  Haircuts for Nugget consist of lots of tears, climbing out of chairs, and physical exhaustion for all involved.  I have never seen any one hate to get his haircut as much as Nugget.  I hate that I have to do it to him, but in the end he always looks so cute.

I had the carpets cleaned on Wednesday morning so Nugget and I had to get out of the house for most of the day.  We went to the mall to play and see the Easter bunny.  I didn't think Nugget would get any where near the bunny, but he did!

That evening the carpets were still too wet to walk on much less play on so I tried to set up a play area in our kitchen.  No Go.  Nugget does not care for change, and he was not happy about not being able to get into the playroom.  We finally packed up and went out to the farm for a few hours in the evening.  Whew!  One little boy sure does have a mind of his own.


Since Nugget's birthday is coming up I really wanted to get his picture taken.   We had plans to do that on Thursday.  He was such a good boy, and took so many great pictures ~ that made it difficult to just pick a few.  Here are a couple of my favorites:

After pictures we walked around the mall a bit.  There is a new train ride at the mall.  Nugget was beyond excited.  He couldn't wait to ride the train.

Nugget was so excited,
I couldn't get him to sit still long enough to take a picture.

Holding his ticket for the conductor!  :o)
I hadn't planned on going to the playland, but the train took us right by so of course we had to go back.  Actually I'm glad we did.  Even though it was really crowded, Nugget had a blast.

By Friday both Nugget and I were tired.  We slept late.  Met Papa for breakfast and just sort of 'hung-out' for the day.  It was a good day to regroup.

Our friends called and invited us to an Easter egg hunt on Saturday morning.  At first Nugget was a little skiddish, but once he got the swing of things he had a blast!!

Nugget and Miss C.

Saturday evening we colored eggs.

Nugget also helped me frost the lamb cake.  Well. I frosted while he was the official taste-tester. 

After a bath we had to get the basket ready for the Easter Bunny!

I love, Love, LOVE that Nugget is starting to 'get' all of the fun activities and traditions with the holidays.
Next post will have Easter Sunday.  This post is already WAY too long!

April 6, 2012

Second Referral-Versary

Two years ago today we saw this sweet picture of our Nugget.

Nugget finally sat still after I handed him some cars.

Some how the years are going at warp speed now.  I can't believe I have been Nugget's
mom for two years!  He makes me smile every day!

Happy Referral-versary to all of our travel mates!!