Friday, December 2, 2011

JJ is 4

Ok so he turned 4 a few weeks ago but better late than never:)  So what is our current youngest soon to be middle child up to???  Well he is very much starting to act like the middle child (plus he is a Scorpio)...if you knew my sister Ali s we were growing up then you know JJ:)  Its a good thing the little blond haired, blue eyed boys is cute!!

He had his 4 year check up on his birthday and his stats were:

height 102.2 cm or 3 feet 4 1/4
weight: 38 pounds
bp:  86/52

The poor guy had 4 shots and blood drawn but he took it all with no tears!  The blood work all came back normal meaning is is completely cured of the lead poisoning.  We may never know the exact effect the lead had on him but at least his levels are back to normal.  He also received a referral for a Pediatric Sleep Specialist for his insomnia.  He sees the SS in January.  He also passed his hearing test with flying colors doing even better than Noah did, so having his adenoids out made a difference there:)

He is totally obsessed with Toy Story....he was woody for Halloween.  And when asked what he wanted his birthday cake to be of coarse he said Toy Story!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

The Day the world stopped......

Where were you September 11, 2001???  I remember like it was yesterday.

It was a Tuesday.  I had gone to work and had a physical therapy appointment for my carpel tunnel.  The PT office was about a mile from work.  After an hour of PT I got in my car and drove back to work.  I was listening to WXLO and I remember thinking how weird that Peter Jennings was on the radio.  He was talking about a plane hitting the World Trade Center…..I thought it was some freak accident.  When I got back to the office most of my coworkers were in the cafe watching the news.  Once I saw what happened I knew things would never be the same.  I spent most of the day along with many of my co workers watching the events unfold.  For days after that’s all we watched on TV.  The one memory of that day that really stands out happened later that night.  Tuesday night was my bowling night.  I was on a women’s league with my mom.  It rained later in the day in NH, one of those quick late summer storms.  When we were leaving the bowling alley that night, we stood in the parking lot and chatted for a bit before heading to the usually Aloha Chinese Restaurant.  I looked up in the sky and there was a beautiful rainbow.  That was a sign for me that although the events of the day were horrible and would for ever change our country, it was a sign that things would be OK!

So on this the 10th anniversary of that horrific day I say Thank you to our service members and the hero’s that died on 09/11/01!