Thursday, March 25, 2010

Fun in the Car

I just rediscovered this video of the kids singing from a couple months ago. I apologize if you get a kink in your neck from watching it.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Sunday, March 21, 2010

When Piggy Banks Go Bad

I knew the kids were being too quite.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Four Eyes

Today I took Zack for yet another checkup on his eye. He will have the right eye operated on next week. The doctor said the left eye looks great and his vision is about 20/70. He said it is harder with pediatric ophthalmology than with adults, because he has to estimate based on a chart where his vision will be as an adult and fit the lens implant to that estimate. Hopefully by the time he is a young adult his vision will be much better without glasses or contacts, but today he needs bifocals. We were given a prescription for the left eye today and told to have plain glass put in the right lens until it heals after the second surgery.

On the ride home Zack told me over and over that he didn't need glasses and could see fine. He'd just break them, so don't even buy them. I tried to reason with him and finally we agreed to drop the subject and talk about it more later.

This evening we went to pick out frames and he went in willingly. Zack only wanted to look at glasses that looked like mommy's. He wouldn't try on wire frames, etc. He then found a basket full of glasses cases and only cared about putting the mommy style glasses inside the different cases. We lost him from trying on other glasses.

We then talked to the lady more about his cataracts and coming back in a month with a prescription for the right eye. She thought it would be a bad idea to have him learn to see through bifocals when he only has it on one lens. It may cause double vision with only one bifocal. He already doesn't want glasses and he may get frustrated and then refuse to wear them. We will discuss it further with his doctor next week at surgery, but probably wait a month before getting his glasses.

These are the "mommy glasses" and number one choice so far. He really wanted a black pair like mine, but brown was the closest he could find. I can't decide if they are cute or nerdy. Thoughts? I need to pay more attention to kids with glasses in the next few weeks and see what is fashionable.

In other news . . .

I never would have guessed it, but Arby's Jr. roast beef's have beat out McDonald's happy meals at Zack's fast food meal of choice. We have made quite a few trips to Indianapolis with Zack's eyes and two Arby's Jrs are the new go to meal.

Tomorrow Zack is having his first field trip and first ride in a school bus. He is beyond excited. His teachers are rewarding the class with a trip to a local frozen custard restaurant for learning their addresses, phone numbers, and birth dates.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Five on Friday

1. On Wednesday we signed Zack up for kindergarten. He will hopefully get into a full day class. It is hard for me to believe that he will start in August.

2. We were hoping to sign him up for tee ball this spring, but he missed the age cutoff by 17 days. BOO!!

3. Zack's eye is doing great after surgery. He is being a trooper with the drops. He is going to have to wear glasses though after both cataracts are removed and eyes are healed. I think I'll go somewhere with buy one get one free glasses, because I'm sure between him and Addison they won't last long.

4. Speaking of Addison, she is currently obsessed with dinosaurs and loves to ROAR! at everything. It is very helpful though at dinner because she loves taking dinosaur bites.

5. I'll leave you with a picture of Addie from last weekend. It looks like we should have a nice sunny day tomorrow. We should be able to get outside and hopefully someone in the family will look at my camera.