Tuesday, February 12, 2008

A busy day!

We crammed a lot of activities into one day today! We started the day off with Aiden's 3-year-old well-child visit. He's 29.6 pounds and 36 1/4 inches tall, putting him in the 25th percentile for both height and weight. He took a vision test today (he thought it was a fun, new game) and tested at 20/30, which is actually slightly better that normal for his age (kids usually have vision of 20/30 up until 6 years old). He's ahead of the curve on developmental milestones and looks very healthy, other than a small case of impetigo--a pretty common complication for a kiddo with eczema that scratches all the time. Luckily, we didn't have to have any shots today--since he had a confirmed case of chicken pox, he didn't have to get a vericella booster. He was great at the doctor--very cooperative, except he wouldn't let them get within 15 feet of him with the blood pressure cuff! Aiden collected his stickers and new toothbrush and skipped happily out the door.

After the doctor, we went to IHOP for our free stack of pancakes--today was free Pancake Day! (They were raising money for the Shriner's Children's Fund). Aiden devoured his "pampakes with strawberry sauce" and even helped feed me my breakfast!

Then it was to Cool Cuts for a haircut. I decided to try something new--and Aiden walked out showing everyone we met his "new spike haircut." He kept staring at himself in the mirror all day and declaring how cool he looked. (I happen to agree--he's adorable! Although, I hate that it makes him look WAY older than 3!) Once we finished at the salon, we had to go show daddy his new haircut at daddy's office. He proudly strutted the halls, telling all of Brad's co-workers (and a few perfect strangers) about his new 'do. Then he got a rare treat--he got to shred a stack of papers in the office shredder! You'd have thought we'd bought the kid the coolest new toy, the way his face lit up when daddy offered him a stack of scrap paper!

Then it was back to the house for a nap, then back out to run more errands. We finally made it home at 7:30--tired and hungry. A quick dinner later, we cuddled in Aiden's bed, sang our songs, and I fell asleep rubbing Aiden's back. I think I fell asleep before Aiden did! After all of our running, after coming up with 15 ways to entertain/distract a kid at both the doctor and the hair salon, I am POOPED! Now I'm going to drag myself to the couch, cue up an episode of "House" on DVD (Brad and I are hooked and playing catch-up!), and have a much-deserved brownie!

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