This last week we took Den'ja in for his 1 year check up. When we arrived the nurse informed us that he would be needing SIX shots. I said, "What!?" and she explained that since he didn't have any at 9 months he would need six now. This is when I got a little concerned. See, I know for a fact that we took Den'ja to the doctor at 9 months and that he had two shots at the time. I explained this and it turns out that the nurse who gave him his shots never recorded it in the computer. How does this happen? Needless to say I was a little upset. My big guy ended up with four shots instead and screamed like a girl until the nurse gave him a sucker. He's no dummy. He is well aware that tears are rewarded with treats at the Docs office. He weighed in at 26.4 lbs. and was 33 inches long. Both of which are in the above 95th percentile. He's a big guy!
Then it occured to me that some of you who read my blog may wonder who this Maeson is that I sometimes speak of. It's true that we do only have one child, but every weekend the fun, the laughter, and the love is expanded. She is my cousins daughter and we love having her. She has been coming to our house since she was six weeks old and we would consider her our own any day. So here is a little about Maeson. Maeson is 3 years old. She loves music. She memorizes songs so quickly and loves to "perform" for whoever will listen. Her favorite song to sing is "Take me out to the Ball Game" and if that wasn't enough for Joe to be proud of, she also LOVES baseball. Her favorite thing to do is go to Salt Lake Bees games with us. She is especially fond of the nights that we can run around the bases after the game. She loves to play catch and hit balls and already has her own baseball card collection. She also loves helping make cookies (She's the best peanut butter cookie smasher), Dora the Explorer, chicken nuggets, anything princess, reading books, and riding her bike. She loves her Den'ja, or Dayna-Boo as she calls him. They play really well together most of the time and make each other giggle often. She is a sweetie pie and a real joy to have around. We truly love her.
And lastly, this weekend we went up to Evanston for High School Graduation. Joe completed his student teaching there this spring and he was excited to see some of his students again. I could tell that they all really missed him after he left. He is going to be such a wonderful teacher! Congrats class of 2008. We also got to spend time with Joe's mom and stepdad. I got some great bargains at the yard sales and Den'ja was happy to see Grandma and Grandpa. We appreciate them letting us stay.