I FINALLY got to the hospital to do Edward's PKU blood work yesterday (I was supposed to do it by 2/21). It took 1.5 hours of waiting to get into the lab! I was so glad one of my friends was watching the other 2 boys. This morning I took Dean and Walt in to LabCorp to do long overdue blood work as well. I have been dreading it. Walt went first while Dean watched him scream and cry. Dean's eyes nearly popped out of his head as he watched them stick the needle into Walt. I kept trying to get him to look at me instead and sing ABC's to try and help distract Walt, but his eyes kept going back to the needle. When it was Dean's turn, he kicked and screamed, and cried, but luckily his went quickly. As it was nearly finished he stopped crying and said, "That's not so bad." He even said, "I liked it." and "I was a brave boy!" as we were leaving. The nurses and the people in the waiting room were cracking up at his commentary afterward. I promised them a special treat if they were good, and so afterward we got ice cream (it HAD to be chocolate according to Dean) and cones. I tried taking them to Dairy Queen since they've never been, but because he insisted on chocolate ice cream I tried going to Baskin Robins, but they weren't open yet. I ended up just getting some from Tom Thumb since I didn't want to drive around any more! They were happy about it and it resulted in a nice, sticky mess. I was glad it was a nice day outside so they could eat it out there instead of in my house!
Way back in January, Walter was playing with play dough and covered his new sun glasses, put them on, and started walking around saying, "I can't see anything! I can't see!" It was pretty hilarious. He knew he was being a little joker.