Week 19 – Still sick kids, expensive art and birthday plans

Alden EatingOla,

Kid has come down with a “can’t sleep because I’m coughing every 30 seconds” kind of cough. He’s had this before, and usually a short of Ibuprofen at 2:30 am does the trick. Not so much last night. After seeing his pediatrician today, we suspect the culprit is inflammatory in nature (where his lungs get irritated by something, rather than it being an outright cold). Either way, we’ve re-introduced his breath machine (a perfectly good but incredibly loud mist generator for clearing out toddler lungs), and hopefully that will straighten out any crap he’s got going on.

Mucho Dinero Artwork
My wife when to a place called the Lathing Stock with her best friend and purchased a 20 pound piece of art to hang on the wall in Alden’s room. She cracked up when I asked her if she had any concerns with the giant dog-driven car falling on our son’s head and killing him. Paranoid, I know… but looking out for my son’s health all the same.

Wrapping up the Seasonal Housing Updates
The last couple of updates to the house deal with painting the outside wood trim and the wrought iron fence/faux door/guard rail on our house. The first couple of handyman weren’t interested in the least, but two I saw on Tuesday morning look promising. I would do it myself it it weren’t for the face that the wood trims are high up on the house, and I don’t have any interest in spending 4 hours with a wire brush/sanding paper to get all the minor rust stuff off of everything. So an outsourcing we will go…

Need a Convertible Crib?
We just put ours up for sale. You can find it on Craigslist here:
DaVinci Emily 4-in-1 Convertible Crib with Toddler Rail (M4791E)

Alden’s Birthday Plans
So we’ve been debating what to do for Alden’s 2nd birthday. We’ve considered bringing friends and family together somewhere (like an outdoor park or a kid gym), but I think we’re settling for a cupcake celebration during Friday’s day care session, and hitting the aquarium or zoo with family members on Saturday. As much as we’d like to have a bigger party, we’re looking forward to deflating a little from all the activity we’ve been carrying on.

That’s all for this week! Hopefully I’ll have some exciting news regarding my consultancy and upcoming work. Thanks for reading and hope to see you then.