Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Bless You

Most of us are in the habit of saying "bless you" when someone sneezes. Well, we have been practicing that with Claxton for sometime now and when one of us sneezes he is the first to say it. A couple of days ago he was playing alone in the family room. I heard him sneeze a couple of times, then say "bless you Claxton, bless you Claxton"!!

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Growing Like a Weed

Julia had her one-month checkup just a few days ago. She's now a whopping 8 lb 4 1/2 oz. Since she was so small when she was born we were anxious to get an accurate weight measurement. We, along with her doctor, were very pleased with her progress. We can finally start to dress her in something other than preemie clothes!!

Me and My Monkey

Monday, April 23, 2007

Touch a Truck

I read about this local event called Touch a Truck. Since my son points out any fire engine, school bus, "cop car" he sees or hears, I thought it might be something to enjoy.

Not knowing quite what to expect, we were overwhelmed with the number of trucks and emergency equipment there. They had every type of truck from a pick-up to an eighteen wheeler, cement truck to even a truck used to fix traffic lights. Every truck was open and all lights, sirens, and horns were in full working order. And make no mistake, the kids made sure they worked!

We were a bit overwhelmed, especially Claxton, with the number of people. There were thousands of people and we had to stand in line to get to any of the vehicles. So we picked what we knew would be some of Claxton’s favorites, and ended up being there for several hours.

Did I mention the horns, sirens and anything else that made noise? Our ears are still ringing!

Claxton eventually got used to all the people and seemed to really enjoy it. I guess we’ll be there next year, but we’ll definitely take the ear plugs!!

Our Little Fire Chief

Making sure the equipment works

Vroom, Vrrrooooommmm!

This is cool!

I'm ready to race!

Proof it was a good day!