Elijah sleeping waiting for the work to begin on his teeth.

So earlier today I took Elijah up to the dentist to have some work done. They gave him sleepy juice and took care of his needs. It actually has gone over real well and even afterwards he’s displayed no signs of pain from the work.

All in all he took it really well and I’m proud of him.

Another year another great Christmas.

When I was a kid, I loved getting gifts. Now I am all about giving them and seen the joy and excitement on everyone’s face when they open up their gifts, especially Elijah. As I’m not to old to have forgotten what it was like to get gifts I seen all the wonderful surprises after days of anticipation. Only now to be on the other side and see what it was like see that great joy and smile I put on mY son’s face.

This year I decided to go with a scientific theme for my son since he started showing an interest. And he now has set up his own little lab.

We even done a very basic experiment and probably sometime later we will be using it to make worms. And maybe hot ice. Elijah words was, “Best Christmas ever!”

For Luz I got her a 55″ TV and a relaxing light that has music and thunderstorm sounds, that has surprisingly good speaker.

Ezra, well…. Well he just wanted to play with the rapping paper.

Yesterday, while my mom babysat Ezra, Luz Elijah and I had gone to a waterpark I have not gone to since I was a kid, Wet ‘n’ Wild. The trip there was part of a church putting, so there was a lot of familiar faces with us.

I will say, it was nice to get out of the house that we had been trapped in due to the Arizona heat and have a good time. I loved hearing Elijah laff as he slid down the many water slides. He even had gone down one of their three more scarier ones and enjoyed it.

Sadly, it was my only day off and I am back to work today.

We got a Dog

After a attempted break-in while we were home. A brake-in that resulted in the intruder firing off a few rounds when I confronted him. I decided it was time to invest in a dog as additional security to protect my family when I am away.

This incident happened about 1230 at night, shortly after I returned home from work. I could have easily been delayed at work and who knows how that would have played out if I was not home. So, I got a dog as a new new member to my family. A dog who can alert my family to possible threats while giving threats a reason to think twice and who may even attack a intruder, protecting my family if needed.

Of course there’s no guarantee a dog would attack. I’ve seen videos where people test their dogs with strangers who walk i to their home. However, if all he does is act as an alarm and intimidate some, he is worth it.

There’s one other reason, my son. He was bit by our neighbors dog and ended up afraid of dogs. It is my hope that this dog will help alleviate his fear of them, have to mention become his friend.

So, let me introduce our new dog that Elijah has named Blaze.

The dog is a German Shepherd who is really friendly around Elijah which is already been helping to alleviate Elijah fear. You can tell from the photos, that Elijah is still a little nervous and uncomfortable around Blaze, but I suspect that will go away shortly.

The boys

I am enjoying and amazed at just how big Ezra has grown in such a short time. Not to mention just how much my boy has been eating. He has definitely not allowed us to get a full night’s sleep as a result, always wanting to eat. This is much different than it was with Elijah, who was the opposite in many ways. At least that’s how I remember.

He had slept a lot more, which means we did as well. He didn’t eat a lot unlike Ezra who, again is basically one giant eating machine.

Elijah giving Ezra a bath

One thing that has surprise me is how Elijah has not been been jealous of brother or attention we’ve been giving him. If anything, Elijah has been looking for anyway he can to help. He been throwing the soiled diapers in the bin, and even recently just helped me give him a bath.

There really has not been any noticeable changes to my family or personal life. Though, Luz is more relax with Ezra then she was with Elijah. With Elijah, it seemed like every time he coughed she was saying, “Babe, we need to take him to the emergency room. I think he sick.” It drove me crazy. However, This time around she more relaxed. I would say that she is more relaxed then I am.

At this point, because Ezra is still so young and only eats, sleeps and cries, there is not much to talk about. However, I am sure that as time goes on, there ia going to be a lot more talk about. Not to mention, I can’t wait to see Ezras personality emerge and how it will differ from his older brothers personality.