29 September 2011

Silver Lining

So we hard a rough morning.
Or night.
Depends on how you look at it.
And I mean really rough.

Have I ever mentioned my pen chance for getting sinus infections? Yeah, thank you San Antonio (a.k.a Allergy Capitol of the World). My dear husband is to ear infections as I am to sinus infections. Lovely, I know. Recently his allergies have taken a nose dive and thus his ears have followed suit.

Last night while Stuart was on the phone finalizing plans for his weekend-long fishing trip (um, yeah....), he started complaining of his right ear hurting. Not a huge deal. He's currently on antibiotics for an ear infection. We go to bed; discussing his grocery list before our heads hit the pillows.

2:00 am-Stuart gets up and heads downstairs

I wait a minute then head downstairs too to see why Stuart is up. "I'm getting an ice pack for my ear. It's throbbing." Uh huh.

3:00 am-Tucker wakes up because he has peed thru this sheets.

I get him changed. Remake his bed. Notice that Stu is downstairs again. "It just hurts too much to lie down." Oh man.

3:30 am-Stuart gets dressed to go out and find a 24 hour urgent care clinic. This must be really bad.

4:15 am-Stuart calls asking for me to look up some clinics.

5:00 am-Stuart returns. There are NO 24 hour urgent care clinics in SA. Really?

5:15 am-"I'm going to eat and go back to bed. Will you make me an appointment at the doctor's office when you drop Tyson off at school?"

5:57 am-Tyson wakes up. WAY TOO EARLY.

6:15 am-get Tyson breakfast, make his lunch, pack his backpack, get him dressed, get myself dressed, loathe the morning we are having.

7:20 am-drive Tyson to school

7:31 am-call doctor's office; they don't open till 8. Great.

7:59 am-call doctor's office again. Still on auto answer.

8:00 am-call doctor's office again. Still on auto answer.

8:01 am-call doctor's office again. Still on auto answer.

8:03 am-make Stu doctor's appointment.

8:04 am-deal with Tucker.

Bad news: my husband is sick, again. And he's going to be gone all weekend.
Good news: my husband got some stronger antibiotics to hopefully kill the infection in his ear. And a referral to an ENT.
Bad news: Stuart will probably have to have tubes put in his ears (from what our PCM says).
Good news: Stuart will probably have to have tubes put in his ears.
Bad news: I am really, really, really tired.
Good news: I FOUND THE LOST PILLOWCASE! In my loopy state while changing Tucker's bed, I noticed that another pillowcase was getting stuck in the top of the dresser. A slight pull here and a yank there...the lost pillowcase is found! Oh happy day! And now my laundry-lost item ratio is back down to ZERO. {smile}

26 September 2011

{virgin} Lava Flow

So the summer before Stuart and I got married (which can also be said as the summer after Stuart and I started dating OR the summer before Stuart and I got engaged...really, everything happened in a 10 month span. We started dating in March, got engaged in August and then were married in December-OF THE SAME YEAR. Yea, that's how we roll.) I spent working in Hawaii. I know, I know, such a hard life. Pish. I was a nanny for a family that vacations in Hawaii every year, so off I went to spend the summer in the blissfullness that is the big island. Oh, and work. While I was there, I was introduced to the Lava Flow. Y'all, this drink changed my life. Seriously. I have never been able to forget it. Recently on pinterest, I found a recipe for my long, lost love and ran to the store to get the ingredients.

Here's some things to note: this recipe makes A LOT. If you are just making it for a night in, cut the recipe in half or even by 3/4s. Also, this is a virgin Lava Flow (which is the only thing I drank in Hawaii). If you want to make it more grown up, by all means, please do.

{virgin} Lava Flow

46 oz Pineapple juice
40 oz (or 3 cans) Cream of Coconut
1 pint Half and Half
Container of frozen strawberries in sugar (or syrup)

1. Combine pineapple juice, cream of coconut and half and half in a container. Make sure it's a big container. I had to switch out before adding the half and half.

2. In a separate bowl, blend strawberries with a little water to make a thick(ish) pulp.
I used my handy emulsion blender. If you couldn't find strawberries in sugar (or syrup), add some sugar to taste. 

3. Fill blender with ice.

4. Pour pineapple juice mixture into blender up to the level of the ice.
Or a little below.

5. Blend

6. Pour about 2-3 Tbsp of strawberry mixture into serving glass. Fill glass with blended pineapple mixture. 

25 September 2011

Her First Period

23 September 2011

6 & 7

Of course Tyson would one up himself, of course he would!
While at school, eating ice cream
he lost tooth #6.
He was beyond excited and one of his classmates got 
to walk him to the nurse.
He got a tooth necklace in which to place his tooth.
(the exact same tooth necklace that they had when I was in elementary school)
Very proud of loosing this tooth.

Not ten minutes later,
Tyson ran into the living room.
Scout was laying on the couch and was more than scared by Tyson's abrupt entrance.
Her reaction?
Jump up and hit Tyson square in the face.
And now we have lost tooth #7.
Not so proud/happy about this one.
The good news?
The tooth fairy gets to bring TWO presents tonight.

21 September 2011

On being 6

Tyson: Mom, I am so old now.
Me: Yes. You are a whole year older.
Tyson: I'm six now. I'm so much older than five.
Me: Yup.
Tucker: I'll be eight when Tyson is older!
Me: ???
Tyson: Tucker! I am older than you! And now I can ride the Steel Eel, right mommy?
Me: Well, you are older now, but you aren't quite big enough to ride the Steel Eel yet.
Tyson: But WHY? I'm OLD now. I'm SIX.
Me: Thank you for the reminder. Being able to ride the ride depends on how tall you are now how old you are.
Tyson: But I'm older now.
Me: I know baby, it just doesn't work that way.
Tyson: So then will I be old enough to ride when I am seven?

19 September 2011

Tyson's Camping Birthday Weekend

And we're off!
Clearly the dogs are beyond excited.

Finally able to play in the sand.

Scout is an idiot.

Alternately titled: "Stuart's relaxation."

My bum toe. Thanks refrigerator for jumping out at me.

One can never have too much fun burying another in the sand.
For the record, Tucker thought this was hilarious until it was time to get out and he realized that he was in fact buried.

Tyson's attempt at burying himself.

 Cake time!

Birthday Legos and a happy SIX YEAR OLD.

Oh Tucker. 

We did not catch this fish; however, we watched as a sixty(ish) year old woman did. Amazing.
This catch made Tucker's day.