The House of Doo

The House of Doo

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

I hate thinking of blog titles.

I haven’t updated the blog in a week, so I suppose it is time.  I guess I just didn’t know what to say.  I don’t want this to be a reposting of every activity that we have done, but at the same time, it’s hard to avoid that. 
This week has been fairly uneventful, though this weekend was better.  Saturday, my dear friends, Lindsey and Lauren, accompanied Colt and me to the Tennessee Aquarium.  I just knew he was going to like it, because he really liked the Georgia Aquarium when we went back in January.  I was wrong.  He was not a happy camper.  I didn’t know what the problem was…maybe his teeth (he’s trying to cut his “eye teeth”) or the crowd or the dark, I have no idea.  I just chalked it up to the fact that he wasn’t in the mood for it.  As soon as we got outside, he was a different kid.  Maybe it was the dark?  Who knows, but I don’t guess we’ll go back again until he’s quite a bit older.  Thanks to my friends for being so patient, understanding, and helpful with him during his grumpiness.
Sunday was Ryan’s only off day and it was GORGEOUS!  It felt very fall-like!  That warms my heart like you guys will never know.  We decided to get out and enjoy the day, so we took Colt to Heritage Park in East Brainerd to play.  It has a nice little playground with lots of room to run, and big, beautiful trees for shade.  It also has a wonderful dog park, we will definitely be bringing the girls along with us soon!  After playtime, we had lunch at Mojo Burrito.  My favorite!  Then we went to Barnes and Noble for new books!  I got one and Colt got two!  Ryan isn’t a reader.  (Crazy!)  We then went home for a nap, then went with Jody and Lauren to the Mexican restaurant for dinner, followed by about 3 hours on the back porch.  THIS DAY WAS AWESOME.  Full of all of my favorite things!!!  Fall weather, Colt playing, Mojo!, new books, naps, Mexican food, and my back porch!  Wow!
Heritage Park

Yesterday, I had the weirdest surge of energy.  I was feeling a little “manic.”  Manic Monday, perhaps?  I cleaned the entire house.  Not only cleaned, but scrubbed the sinks with Magic Erasers kind of cleaned.  It was exhausting and gratifying at the same time.  I also got puked on for the third time in a week.  If someone had told me that I would WILLINGLY catch someone else’s puke in my hands two years ago, I would have laughed in their face.  Amazing the things you do for your child, without hesitation.  I don’t really know why he’s been throwing up, but my dad says I was a pukey child.  Last night, he choked on a green bean, which made him gag, which made him lose the entire dinner.  At the table.  While we were still eating.  Sigh.  He recovered quickly.  See below.
Laundry basket races!  Yeehaw!

So anyway…the above was exactly what I want to avoid, but haven’t decided how yet.  Maybe I am not interesting enough to post anything else!  ;) 
Tomorrow we have our three month post-op check-up at our Pediatric Ophthalmologist here in Chattanooga.  I am really curious to hear what he has to say about Colt’s eyes (besides ‘that surgery obviously didn’t work!’) because we do really like him, but we also have to break the news about us going somewhere else.  I am so nervous about that.  I know it is probably not a big deal, but I still worry about how exactly to word things.  Anyone have any tips?   
One last thing... On Saturday, we had to say goodbye to our dear friend, Trey.  He left to go back to college.  We'll definitely go visit him, but we're going to miss seeing that happy grinning face every day.  Colt adores Trey.  See?
Saying his goodbye!

I have an idea for my next blog post.  I have been thinking about it for about a week but I’ve got a little brainstorming to do first.  ;)  I hope this post finds all of you doing well and feeling happy.  Have a good day!


  1. You will love having all of this documented as Colt grows up -- and he IS growing up fast -- Keep on being the precious Mom that you are and love to all of you....

  2. I'm sure I will, but I feel it doesn't make for a very interesting blog to anyone but me. ;) Thank you! Love you!!