Thursday, February 18, 2010

Shane's Visit (and a side note about lingering poo)

My older brother, Shane, was in town last week on business and it was such a treat to get dinner together! He and his wife and two girls live in Georgia so we don't get to see them very often. However, he has been doing a lot of business around our area recently and we have reaped the benefits!

We all had dinner at BJ's Pizzeria and it was a blast! Ian was a stud dad and fed Joaquin two helping of Broccoli Cheddar soup from a bread bowl (and yes, we did have to order two of them after he cried when he finished the first one!) That boy can eat! Elijah loved running laps around the corner booth and having MiMi share her pizza! Here is a pic my mom took that night as we were all about to head out.

I do have a side-note about wearing my glasses. So, the entire family has been fighting off an eye bacterial infection. It only looks like I am the one fighting it because Ian normally wears glasses so you can't tell the difference and the boys eyes are pretty much clearing up from their previous reddened state. I had no idea that it could so easily turn into an epidemic. You see, Elijah has recently figured out how to undress himself and take off his diaper. There have been a few frightening episodes of him sitting in a bed, naked, poo all over the sheets, his hands and the like! Shortly after one of those episodes Elijah looked like he had pink eye and Ian said he probably rubbed poo in his eye. We kinda laughed and went to the doc to get him some eye drops. Little did we know that this poo-eye could be completely contagious! The next day I literally could not open either of my eyes they were so covered in goo. One day later Ian had to call in sick because he couldn't see his computer screen at work. Seriously! I am happy to say though, after antibiotic and eye drops for everyone in the family, we are ridding ourselves of the poo.


  1. Wow... this may be the only blog post about poo in the eye, ever. I hope the world can keep it that way. Miss you kids!

  2. so fun Rachie! how ironic, i know a bunch of waco peeps with eye junk right now - lots going around!! You look too cute in your glasses tho! :) love ya!

    my goodness..i am immediately drawn to Joaquin's big blues in that photo. wow!

    And that Elijah is a lil stinker takin off his diaper...literally!! Ha h

  3. Oh no! Pink Eye is NO fun. Alex had it this week and I cant believe she was the only one that got it. I am glad you are all on the mend. So fun you are getting QT with your bro!