Sunday, November 1, 2009

Rainy Halloween & some updates

Adam really enjoyed Trick-or-Treating last night. Since Steven is in Las Vegas with my brothers (Why? Oh, the "brothers" just wanted some bonding time... in Vegas!), we spent Halloween (and the majority of the weekend) at Grandma's house. It was a really dark & rainy night so the night truly felt creepy. There weren't that many kids out either so it was really eery. None the less, Adam loved ringing on doorbells, gathering candy, telling people he was a Doctor, etc. He also ran into his pals Louie, Mary & Jack. The only thing he didn't like was when we walked to the Karickhoff's house (very dear family friends). They live down a *very dark* road, surrounded by woods... Adam started crying "Grandma, Stop! There are goblins in the woods!" Besides that, he had a great time and LOVED the chocolates. He was on a huge "sugar high" and was acting like a little goblin himself, truth be told, later in the evening. No more sugar till next Halloween! =) Here are some photos... which are admittedly awful, but you get the gist:

Dr. Adam with his two candy bags and chocolate-smeared face... very professional, huh?!? =)

Adam & Louie. Even though the night truly was eery, Adam's eyes did NOT turn red... even though the photo makes me believe otherwise...

Literally running for candy

On another note, Adam got sick again last week... and so did Steven. I was too exhausted to post about it but I like to write about his illnesses on the blog, to keep track (otherwise all the "sick days" just blur together). Long story short, Adam had a 24 hr. stomach flu(vomiting and 101 fever) from Thursday night - Friday night (of last week). Then on Saturday(?) he began having coughing fits (actually he started coughing at night the week before but they became more frequent) and was running a very low-grade fever (in the high 99s). On Monday night/EARLY Tuesday morning his fever spiked up to 101... took him back to the doctor's on Tuesday and the Dr. said it was probably just a cold/cough or virus and NOT the swine flu. They didn't test him, though, so we're not 100% sure he didn't have it. The Dr. said he was "too happy" to have H1N1, but who knows?!? Regardless, we kept him home from school until Friday (Thank you SO much, Mom, for all the babysitting)! Fortunately, he *seems* to finally be completely recovered (his appetite only came back, completely, today). Steven also managed to catch his stomach flu last week but it only lasted 24 hours (he felt just fine for Vegas, Thank Goodness)! ;)

In other news, Adam has discovered "WHY?" as in "Why is he sad?" and "Why did the leaves fall?"... makes me wish I paid closer attention in biology! Fortunately, no matter what answer I give, Adam usually believes it. =) He also has begun to ask "HOW" a lot, too... such a curious little guy. He's still hilarious with his expressions. Tonight when we gave him his mac & cheese and asked him how it looked he responded by saying "it looks beautiful"... doesn't take much to make this kid happy. He's such a love (usually)!

Steven will be back tomorrow... good thing as this "single mom thing" is NOT for me! Plus, Adam misses his Daddy (I miss him, too). In the middle of Trick-or-Treating last night, Adam says "I miss Daddy!" and he cried for him when I put him to bed last night ("I want Daddy!"). This is the first time Steven (or I) have been away from him since he was 14 months old, and that was only for a night (for our anniversary). We'll all be happy to see Daddy tomorrow! Of course, who knows what we'll hear b/c as we all know "What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas"... =)

Good night! Have a great week, everyone!


Two Lines On a Stick said...

Glad you guys had a fun Halloween. I'm not a huge fan of the "single mom" thing either. I'm thankful that we have such helpful husbands!

E, SS and the Little Man said...

What a cute little doctor! "Goblins in the woods" cracked me up. It's like when Teo starts talking about "Spooky forests." He gets that from Little Einsteins though.

That's cool that he's started the "Why" stage. I kind of dread that stage, and I kind of want it to hurry up because when I ask Teo "Why" he did something, he just stares at me blankly, or says "Because." It's funny we keep asking him "Why" questions too even though we know he doesn't get it yet. I guess it's because he understands "Who, where, when, how, and what" so well.

Amanda said...

Awwww, that's the cutest doctor I've ever seen! I'm glad he's feeling better and that he didn't have H1N1, and that he had a great time on Halloween :)