Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Nathan Gets Some Shots! Ouch!*

Here's little N with Moosey. Nathan's latest thing is sucking on his bottom lip-- like this. It's pretty cute. :)
Anyway, on Wednesday, Nathan went to the pediatrician to get his first shots! I was really worried that he would waaaail. But nope! What a tough kid. He had to drink one and did, and then made a disgusted face, heh.
Then he had three shots, all in his thighs...
The first one, he just kinda looked up at me. The second one he kinda cried out, but never cried. And then the third one was pretty quick and he was just kinda confused, not sure what to think or do. :/

But there are his battle scars. They said to expect him to get a fever and to be really fussy over the next few days. I think Wednesday night he was a little bit fussier, but he's generally a very good natured kid, so it still wasn't much. Also, he does not like the taste of the Tylenol they gave him--- cherry flavored or not, it still doesn't taste like milk. :) What a good kid though.
We like him!
Also, he's now (as of last Wednesday) 19 lbs even and 25 1/2 inches long! He's in the 85th percentile for his age... Healthy boy!
*Also, I know I said I'd make an effort to make our blog more about F and me, but as it turns out, there's not much to blog about us... so... :/
Next time we get shots or something I'll make sure to make a note. :P


Back on April 12th, my grandma had her right (terribly arthritic) hip replaced! And now she has a brand new one!

So, recovery is tough... really, really tough. She's in a rehab center now, out of the hospital, so that's progress.

Yesterday I went and picked up my grandpa and took him to visit her. It was really cute-- I called him to let him know I was on my way over and this is how it went:
"Hey Grandpa, it's Tracy!"
"Hi there!"
"I was just wondering if you wanted to come with me today to visit Grandma?"
"I would love to go out there today."
(There was more to our conversation, but I just thought it was really cute how excited he was to go see his sweetheart.)

As soon as they were next to each other they were instantly holding hands. It was like magnets. It was so cute. :)

Annnnnyway... you're probably wondering why in the world my post isn't titled Grandma or something. WELL. Her roommate is Sally Jackson. And Sally Jackson is NUTS!

Just a few examples:

1. The nursing staff took away her call button because she was abusing its purpose. While we were there she pulled out some sort of monitor that caused a shrieking alarm to go off. When the nurse frantically arrived, she said that she was sorry to do that, but no one was listening to her. Several times she asked me to press my grandma's call button so the nurse would come for her.

2. She kept calling out, "HELP! HELP! Call the police! Call my lawyer--- Mr. Munther, I mean, er, Gunther!.... Somebody! Anybody!! Help me!!" When someone came, she couldn't remember what it was she needed. Oh right, her pills (she calls them her pass out pills because she thinks they might be helping her sleep, but she's not really sure what they're actually for). No, Sally, you already took your pills... But, but! Someone told me I could have more any time I wanted! No Sally, you have to wait eight hours, until bed time.

3. The next time she called out, she meant business. "SALLY JACKSON WANTS JUSTICE!!" Then she started getting up. My grandma saw her and was like, "Oh and now she's going to get up and she's not supposed to."

4. Right when we got there, my grandpa was barely saying hi to Grandma, not having seen her in two days. And she snapped at us, "Now that's enough discussion!" Ha! Ooookay!

5. She also made me get up and clean off her bed side table because it looked like a mess in her peripheral vision-- it was distracting her from reading.

This woman is NUTS and it's HILARIOUS. My last and final example was the funniest.

6. She's still calling out, okay? And some young guy that's passing out the dinner meals hears her as he's passing. He takes one step toward her door to help her, and his coworker along with Sally's nurse are both like, "Wait!!! No, no, no!! Don't go in there!!! Noooo!" Lol. Luckily they were there to warn him.

Poor Grandma, I don't know how she got stuck with Sally Jackson. Hopefully Grandma or Sally recovers quickly and goes home soon!

Sad Day for the Sarmiento Family...


Sad news... I was hoping that we wouldn't have to post about this, but nothing's changed yet...

Riley ran away... :'(

We've called around to near by shelters and posted signs too... but sadly no one's called.

He has tags, so I would think that if you found a poor, little (he was actually pretty big), lost puppy (he was a full grown dog) that you would call his family so he could go home. :(
Our backyard is a pretty good size and he gets to run around all day long. But there's a gate in the back that our landlord had nailed to the fence post. I guess the wind or something knocked down the gate, which consequently pulled out one post of the fence. I'm guessing he went into the neighbor's yard and who knows where from there.

:( Poor, poor puppy... Hopefully he comes home safely. In the mean time, we sure do miss him. :(

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Thursday Fun for Nathan

Yay for blogging!! (Also, my in laws are really enjoying us visiting more often now..) Just thought I'd post some pictures since I'm here. Also, I've noticed that even though our blog is http://freddyandtracy... it seems more like it's all about Nathan, these days. After today I'm going to make a better effort of the blog being more about Freddy and I, as well as Nathan-- instead of all about the cute, little kid. But bear with me for today. :)

This is Nathan and Freddy together--and Freddy is so proud. With the NBA Playoffs just under two weeks away, Freddy's preparing for them in every way. :) Freddy walked up to the Laker section and Nathan just grabbed the t-shirt (keep in mind that he grabs at everything, but still-- )!!
And here we have Nathan practicing his soccer moves. The World Cup is coming up too! Nathan has to be ready!
And you can't always be playing around... so here's the little guy taking a break from all his hard work.
And this was at the library the other day. We were reading books together. :) Our favorite of the day was Little Gorilla. "And everybody loved Little Gorilla..." If you haven't read it, you should.
And this is just him sitting in his car seat. Nothing really special or anything, just cute. :)
So there's nothing really new in our lives, that I can think of anyway-- but we're still alive and well! And hooray for me blogging more often than ever before. Jessica will be so proud of me. :)

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Easter Sunday and General Conference

I always love when General Conference comes around. It's like the Circus coming to town-- you wait and wait for it to come, and once it's over you start counting down until it comes again. :)
There were so many good insights that were shared this weekend. It's amazing how you can start with a prayer in your heart for whatever reason, hoping that you hear something that will touch your heart. And it never fails to amaze me-- I always end up feeling like at least one General Authority wrote their talk and simply left out the "Dear Tracy," that was obviously at the beginning (well, as long as I'm actually paying attention to the talks and not chatting with other people {ahem--sisters}).
The last day of Conference landed on Easter Sunday this year! Fun! Not only did we get a higher content of talks about the Resurrection and Atonement (always nice) but we also got to spend the day at Grandma and Grandpa's house. Easter dinner was delicious, of course, and we went home with tons of leftovers. Although we didn't ever have an Easter egg hunt (Nathan's not old enough to enjoy it yet..), we definitely did enjoy plenty of Easter candy (or at least Freddy and I did--).
We hope everyone else had a wonderful Easter and spent it with the ones they love!
(Yay for me blogging about Easter, on Easter... Amazing...)