Saturday, February 24, 2007

Toothless in ATL

The Monkey likes to interact with the vaccum cleaner whilst his mother has it in action, and unfortunately Friday morning a week ago he tripped and managed to introduce his lip and right front tooth to our new Bissell. Stacy and Hollis were covered in baby blood which necessitated a visit to the ER at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Hospital (the nicest medical facility I have ever seen by the way).
No stitches were needed and we thought the tooth would stay in place, but it continued to get looser and just a while ago came out and promptly made it's way down Hollis's esophagus. During Hollis's 18 month checkup with our excellent pediatrician Dr. Anitha Leonard this past Wednesday, she predicted this would happen, and assured us that he would then "pass" the tooth without issue (pass is such a nice word for what it really means isn't it?). Anyway, there was little if any bleeding when the tooth came out, so that was a relief especially relative to the jarring that started it's inexorable detachment.

Let the hockey smile days begin!

Trauma subsided, Mother & Child watch a dvd and wait on the Doctor

After getting released, Hollis enjoys the fabulous lobby which includes a gorgeous player piano and this magical looking fish tank

Look Ma no tooth!

Monday, February 19, 2007

Valentine Sister Babysitters (chasers)

So, Rae and Katie were kind enough to come and chase Hollis for a good few hours while his mother and I enjoyed our first bona fide dinner date in some time. We had just the previous Saturday gone to see a movie while my Mom kept him (we were in C town to celebrate her birthday as well as Stacy's jointly), so we feel like we've had some good "sans boychild" time together recently! We had Valentine's dinner at the Orient Express and for those of you who've visited us here in Vinings, you might be aware that this restaraunt, half traditional Chinese/half Hibachi, is literally a long train car right next to the train tracks that eventually route their way not to far from our condo. We literally ate everything the Hibachi chef threw at us, and then waddled our way over to the Starbucks next door for some coffee before making our way home. Hollis, Rae, and Katie in the interim managed to keep each other wildly entertained!

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Monkey Junction

Family members welcome to our family blog!

Maybe you've heard the word "blog" and wondered what it actually means. It's the abbreviated slang for "web log" which is equivalent to being an online diary for some, an opportunity for others to have their own "letter to the editor" everyday, and for us, a place to share pictures and stories of the general hilarity of family.

The cool thing is only we have have access to this blog, and we can all eventually become "bloggers" by adding our own "posts". Just let me know when you want the power to post and either Stacy or I will grant it. If you only ever want to view the site and maybe make comments from time to time, that is perfectly fine too.

Of course, Stacy and I will publish things mainly related to Hollis and so this blog, at least in the beginning, will likely become a "Monkey Junction" if you will.....and as clever as the title of the first post is, I can't wait until someone without the last name/maiden name Veasey asks me about the title of our little blog......

Hollis is ready to show Mimi how this all works!