Thursday, January 31, 2013

Raul's New Trick

Raul has learned to sit up from lying down! The only problem is he won't stop to go to sleep!

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

This Week

Not much going on here. Raul went to school every day last week. He did two weeks of Bactrim for infections in his legs, and was sent home from school one day for diarrhea from the antibiotic. Then just a couple days after finishing the Bactrim he had to start Cipro. His foot got very swollen, red, and hot, so it was assumed that he had developed cellulitis in it. It cleared up within a few days of starting the Cipro, though he is still on a two week course of it. On Monday he and I both started having bad cold symptoms, so he has been home from school yesterday and today. He was having high fevers, and has a bad cough and runny nose. Hopefully we will get over our colds soon so he can get back to school!

Monday, January 21, 2013

MLK Weekend

We spent most of the long weekend in Rockport with my parents. Raul loves it when we are all together, and it was fun to just hang out and relax. On Sunday we took a short trip to the Peabody Essex Museum to see a special exhibition of hats (both contemporary and historic). Raul wasn't a huge fan of the museum, but he really liked the children's room that had interactive activities! Other than that we spent a lot of time playing with trucks and watching Raul's favorite shows. He spent a little while in his gait trainer today, and did well. Raul had fun playing with Teddy and following him around as well! He likes going to Rockport because he can get all over the whole house, there aren't stairs, so he scoots all over!

Kissing his trucks after bandage time last night


Being silly Thursday after he hurt his nose. He somehow fell on his face just from sitting, but he recovered quickly and his nose is healing well!

Lining up trucks in Rockport

Still sleepy after nap time!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Recent Videos


Pushing Up

Playing with his sunglasses


Meredith's Birhday

The mitten dance

Sunday, January 13, 2013


Ready to go to Tata and Buni's house
Watching Sesame Street with friends

He's so cool he even sleeps with his sunglasses on (or tries to)

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Bye Baby

Yesterday we said goodbye to our foster baby and she went home to her mom. I wanted to get a picture of all three of us, but Raul was NOT impressed!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Big Brother!

Yesterday we got a 15 day old foster baby! Raul actually really likes her, and was happy to show her off to his bus driver. He has wanted to help me do things for her, and has only seemed jealous once (he wanted me to do everything for both of them at once). The baby is up every 3 hours to eat, but mostly sleeps other than that. She stays awake for a period of time a few times a day. I am hoping that tonight will go a bit better!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Back to School!

Raul is back to school today after vacation, and staying home last week because many children and teachers at his school had the flu! He wasn't happy to be woken up and taken out of bed right away, but hopefully he will have fun once he gets there! He put his sunglasses on himself :)