St. Patrick's Day and a Baby Blessing

Last Sunday was St. Patrick's Day. We were all planning what green to wear when we remembered that it was Clark and Megan's new baby's blessing! So the day before we went out to the mall and picked up ties for Kollin and Tanner that had green in them.
We were pretty worried how Tanner would handle sitting through Sacrament meeting since we had never taken him to church before. I was hoping he'd do well since it was pretty much a practice run for when we start to go back to church someday.

I am happy and proud to say that he surprised us! There were some little outbursts, like when he would practically yell "uh-oh" if he dropped something. But there were not meltdowns or anything. It was such a relief.

After the blessing we went to Megan's parents' house for lunch. Grandpa had brought Grandma of the Great as well as he walker.
Tanner loved to push the walker around and thought it was pretty cool to use it as a seat.
Doing laps around the dining room table after he was done eating.
At least it was a good picture of Kollin and me.
Caught him with his eyes open!
Beautiful baby Isabel Alice. She has got the most scrumptious cheeks!
It was very nice to be able to see family and friends and get to visit. I think Tanner's favorite part of the entire thing was the train track table they had downstairs for their grandkids. 

They also had an old Super Nintendo down there. Some of the kids were playing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and I realized it was the same game my siblings and I used to play when we were younger!

Later on when we were getting ready to leave, Kollin went down to get Tanner and saw the game. I don't remember exactly what happened, but he ended up playing the game with Tanner. Tanner of course got bored with it and took off. Clark came down to check on Andrew and he started to play as well! They were probably playing it for another hour or so. Both Megan and I thought it was just too funny since neither of them ever play video games!

At least it gave me time to steal the baby and snuggle her for a while since most of the other guests had gone that were taken turns holding her.

P.S. I didn't think to take any pictures while we were there, so all the credit goes to Grandpa Cannon and Annie (Megan's sister) for taking all of the pictures but the first one.


Digging for Gold

This was just too funny and gross to not document.

A few nights ago I noticed that Tanner sounded like he had a stuffy nose after he went to bed. I went to wipe his nose, but it was dry. (clue #1)

Later that night he woke up crying from a night terror or something. I went to tuck him back in and he had soaked through his diaper. As I was changing his sheets I saw blood. After checking him out, he had a bloody nose. (clue #2)

As I was changing his diaper and pj's he sneezed. 3 little balls of snotty paper came flying out! (clue #3)

I thought I could see more up his nose, so I went to get a flashlight and tweezers since it didn't look too far up. Right when I got back he sniffed, and whatever I saw was gone.

At this point he was only breathing through his mouth. I put my hand over his mouth to see if he was able to breath through his nose, or if he would wiggle away from my hand to be able to breath through his mouth. He just sat there and breathed through his nose, but when I moved my hand he went back to his mouth. So at least I knew he could do it.

For the next few days he constantly had his finger up his left nostril as if he was digging for gold. I would keep checking his nose every now and then to see if I could see anything, but still nothing. (clue #4)

This morning he woke up with a very green snotty nose. But just in the left nostril. (clue #5)

We had a follow up appointment with our pediatrician for an ear infection he had. While we were there, I decided to bring up the paper in the nose issue. Dr. Terashima agreed with me that there could very well be more up there.

So we decided to papoose him so he would hold still to see what we could find.
He was not happy with this.
After looking around in his nose Dr. Terashima couldn't see anything but more green mucus. He did say it went up very high, and it was too sticky and slimy to be able to tweeze out. He said he was concerned and really thought there was something there, so his nurse made an appointment with an ENT later on.
I was very happy we were able to get an appointment at the Riverton Primary Children's.
Tanner and I got to the ENT and he took a look with a really bright light and a magnifier. He had these really long skinny tweezers, and this long skinny tube that he used for suction. He suctioned the snot out of his nose and then he saw it.

At first he just pulled out a tiny little piece and I thought that was it. Then he suctioned some more and then pulled out his monster.
buried treasure!
It is definitely a piece of wadded up paper from a book or something! I couldn't believe something that big was in Tanner's nose! 

Of course Tanner was kicking and screaming, but I would be too if someone was digging that far up my nose. But as soon as the Dr. was done, he was happy again. I bet it felt like a relief to have that out of his nose!

I hope that he learned his lesson, because that was not fun to watch and I'm sure even less fun to experience.