Things have been going pretty good here at the Lind Residence. J has had a cough and cold for the past three weeks. We just kept waiting, thinking that it would just go away. It would get better for a day and then get worse again. We were trying to avoid a doctor visit and the expense but finally decided that we couldn't put it off any longer. It turns out that J has a bacterial pneumonia. EEK! They gave him an antibiotic shot in the .... erm ... rear end and sent him home with more antibiotics. We've seen some improvement so hopefully he will continue to improve!
I've been keeping busy with my work, family, and church callings/service. I serve as an advisor in the Young Women organization. That keeps me busy on Sundays and Tuesdays. I am also serving as the Assistant Stake Girls Camp Director. The camp director and I have been meeting feverishly, planning Girls Camp for this summer. It is going to be a blast! I also just realized that J and I are in charge of the Lind Family Reunion this summer. YIKES! I've got lots to do in the next several months!
P is doing awesome. He goes to preschool twice a week and seems to really enjoy it. His teacher has a private blog where she posts pictures of some of the activities that they do. The kids get to paint, play with playdoh, read, etc. P also attends speech therapy once a week. He's been doing that for about a year and a half. He has improved so much in that time and we are very grateful for that! P absolutely LOVES to go downstairs and play with our tenant's boys. (She has 4.) He begs to go down and play with his friends all the time. Luckily, she doesn't mind and seems to get a break from her boys because P keeps them busy.
E is doing well too! He is such a sweet boy and loves his brother and his daddy. He is such a cutie when I get home from work. He runs to me saying HI and gives me a hug. So sweet! He is slow to start talking but so was his brother. He does say No, Ow, Wow, Mom, Dad, and Bye. He loves to give kisses ... when he wants to. He likes to tease me. I ask for a kiss and he comes toward me for a second and then he runs away. RUDENESS! :-) He is quite the hothead. He yells quite a bit and I'm trying to figure out how to deal with it. Disciplining a young toddler is hard. It's kind of cute when he gets upset. He puts both hands over his eyes and cries dramatically. He will dig his head into anything close to pout, i.e. couch, leg, floor, table, etc.
Okay, now for the funny story. P and I went to a baptism for our neighbor today. Towards the end, P said he had to potty. I made him wait until it was over and took him to the bathroom. He did his business and then we went to enjoy some refreshments with the rest of the people who attended. I was chatting away and he told me he had to potty again. I thought he just wanted to play so I just sent him to go alone. I started chatting again and realized that he had been gone for quite a while. I finally decided to start looking for him. As I got closer to the restroom, a man appeared. He said, "Do you have a little boy with brown shoes?" I said, "Yes." The man said, "Um, he is yelling for you and needs you." So, I went into the mens room to hear P yelling, "MOM!!! I need you to wipe my bum!" Ooops! I wonder how many people heard him hollering before I got there! :-) A little embarrassing!