Wednesday, July 30, 2008

A Celebration & A Check-up

The Celebration:
This morning M and I stopped by Scott's office where the gang was having Bible Study AND celebrating Scott's birthday!!!! (The big day is actually next Monday). Scott does not like to be the recipient of attention. Ever. Like never ever. And I really want to honor that, but he is dearly, dearly loved by his friends, and I knew they would want to share in the celebration...so a couple of the guys and I worked behind the scenes to have breakfast ready for this week's get together. He was a real sport and even blew out a candle for M's enjoyment.


The Check-up:
At 18 months, M is 25 lbs (45%) and 34" tall (92%)...and his doctor said he has big feet!

But she also said he is brilliant. A couple of times. With her mouth agape and her eyes widened. She laughed and said that she can't talk to him like the rest of her 18 month old patients because he just "seems" older.

We talked about some different topics, including speech, and she gave me referrals to specialists.

He received shots...BOO HISS...and I let him have a lollipop because I could tell it really hurt. But...then I was like "no way are we getting in the car with that sticky sucker...so we sat outside and he sucked and sucked and sucked...and I was wondering how many licks does it really take???...so then I devised a plan and asked if he wanted to go back inside for a drink! He shook his head NO! Then I asked again but described the water fountain with such gusto that he couldn't resist. As he was drinking, I said "oh, look, a bathroom...maybe we could wash your hands!" Before he could respond, I whisked him into the bathroom and immediately pointed out the very- super-way cool soap dispenser...the one that I was going to let HIM try all by himself!!! And as his little hands reached up to get the soap, I sneakily pulled that evil, never-say-die sucker out of his hand and tossed it behind my back into the garbage!!!! HOORAY! Can you believe it took that much mental exercise just to leave the doctor's office without a tantrum? I was thoroughly exhausted, but...

then we went to play PUTT PUTT!!!! It was M's first time, and he really enjoyed throwing the ball into the hole and walking up and down the little "hills."


10 comments:

Andrea said...

See I told you! Brilliant is great word.
Good Job, Mom.

I love the party pictures!

A

Hauswife said...

Happy birthday, Scott! I love the way you handled the sucker situation. Very clever!

Shannon said...

You think I'm brave for taking my two kids buckled in car seats across the state??? But, you - I don't think I could handle putt putt on my own with the kids - even just me & Griffin. He'd be ALL over the place, I'm sure. But, it looked like fun and made me think ....just maybe we could try....one of these days!

Mark, Rebecca and Sophia said...

Sounds like a fun day. Glad that dr. appt went well. Love the sucker saga! Thanks for the heads up on those! :-)

stefanie said...

i think that for scotts birthday you two should celebrate by attempting to throw puzzle pieces with your toes as far as i can. let me know what you think.

kari said...

i believe you're the one that's brilliant-- Great job with the lollipop!

Rebecca said...

OK I almost fell off my chair laughing about the sucker thing. You sound JUST like me!! I'm always trying to think of clever ways to avoid tantrums... yesterday Grant didn't want to leave Sam's Club and you should have seen me jumping around workin' it! "Look Grant!! WHAT'S OUTSIDE??? It's a cool bird in the parking lot!! HURRY !! HURRY!!!!" LOL!

Happy b-day to Scott, who also sounds very much like Andy (very funny, but doesn't like to have much made of his birthday!!) :)

Hooray for the good dr's appointment (shots, boo hiss definitely). I am not surprised that she thought M was brilliant! The stuff he is doing just amazes me. So, you might have to fight the "Asian stereotype" thing... that M is smart just because he's Asian!! Was just reading an article about it in a magazine yesterday (in the car on the way to Sam's Club). :)

Love,
R

Rebecca said...

P.S. I love the pictures!! Putt-putt looks like so much fun... love the pic of M walking away from the camera, great shot!! Also LOVE LOVE LOVE M's little plastic wheelbarrow. Grant is ALL ABOUT DIRT this summer and with all the landscaping we're doing, he is constantly wanting to "help". Where did you get it? (The wheelbarrow I mean?)

Tiffany and Gabriel said...

I think brilliant is absolutely the best word to use! After all, he's an author, a philanthropist, you name it...

Beautiful pictures as always!

Just Us said...

Happy Birthday Scott!!! That was so cool that your Ped. said he is brilliant..I'm sure you were beaming from ear to ear on that one. You are the best in describing what you are doing...that was a great one about the sucker. Man, M is really tall!!! Kristie