Much like Sidd’s older brother Ari, and perhaps due in part because of, Sidd has a Minecraft obsession. He wants to play all the time… Here is Sidd playing Minecraft.
Okay, time for a non-SWTOR related post… I haven’t updated things about Sidd and Ari for a while, so I’ll do a few updates.
Ari is in second grade and doing well. They are testing his IQ soon, so we’ll see if that comes out as well as expected… if he can keep on task long enough to do well on the test. His big obsessions at the moment are Minecraft and Terraria, both games on the computer… that is pretty much his life at the moment.
Here is Ari playing Minecraft
He still is a vegetarian… and that is about all I can think of to update on this site anyhow…
Sidd still doesn’t say any full words clearly yet at 2 1/2. A bit of a concern and one that will need addressed with his doctor soon. But he loves to laugh and be tickled… non-stop. He could do it for as long as you are willing to entertain him that way. Ari gets tired of it less than half a minute into being tickled, but Sidd eats it up. He’ll come up and ask to be tickled or “bite” which means to bite in a ticklish way. He is daring, climbing up the outside of the stairs and jumping to you when you barely have a hold of him… He loves Thomas the Tank Engine, trains, cars and trucks… he plays a great deal with his Hot Wheels… His laugh is just the funnest thing.
As for me… well, I hit over 100 geocaches found this year, and then just didn’t get out as much as I would like to geocache. I stopped playing WoW, though I did activate a free account that I drop in on once in a grand while since the pre-level 20 stuff is fun sometimes. My present obsession, as should be obvious, is Star Wars: The Old Republic… I am re-reading a few books and reading some new ones (I need to update the Now Reading thingy on the side…). Working 6 days a week at the moment… I need to see a doctor myself for Excessive Daytime Sleepiness it has been at a level of concern for a while, sadly I lost my insurance just a week or two before I was scheduled to see a doctor for a general physical where I was going to raise the concerns about it, so that is on hold for a bit.
It has been over a year since I last updated on Ari and/or Sidd. So let us get caught up.
Ari went to Kindergarten last year. He seemed to enjoy it. Made some school friends and some bus friends, and a few kids who pick on him… for whom he wishes were never born. He grown more and more head strong, which gets him into all sorts of trouble. He is still super bright, though he seems to have a bit of the ADHD and most likely Aspergers. He loves video games, making his own levels for games, and Lego Bionicles.
Sidd is now over a year old. Still refuses to walk or talk… he makes sounds and we have learned what some of them are, but he doesn’t really say “ma”, “da” or “ba”. He will say “Ummm” which can mean he wants food or his bottle. For a long time he wouldn’t sleep more than an hour or two at a time, which made getting any sleep really hard. He now sleeps through most of the night. He screams and cries loudly. He does little of that in moderation. Lol.
Continue reading Quick Update on Ari, Sidd and Me
Okay, the main purpose of the blog is to keep family and friends up to date with what is happening with my family. To that end…
Ari is enjoying Kindergarten and his bus ride home. No real news to report there yet. They went on a field trip to see a ballet of Peter and the Wolf, which “was good but not too good.”
At the moment we have only one car, so Sara and the kids have to take me to work, then she and Sidd have to take Ari to school. Why only one car? The other day Sara calls and says that the truck feels funny, like it has a flat and the brakes weren’t felling right, but she pulled over and the tire didn’t look flat, and decided (against my instructions) to continue on. Later she calls broken down. A friend of hers came and got her and the kids and took them down to their place since that was where she was heading anyhow. We learned that the lug nuts must not have been tight enough and that they came loose (odd thing is, I thought I tightened them, and the truck drove fine for days afterwords). This resulted in one of the bolts getting sheared off. So now we have to replace the 5 bolts… not an easy task. The alternative is to replace the whole hub, but that costs a crap ton and since it only needs bolts, we’ll wait until we can get that fixed…
Meanwhile, Sidd is rolling over both directions really well. His rolls to his back are sometimes met by him bumping his head, but for the most part he does well. He sleeps on his side it seems. He is also starting to get some of the mechanics of crawling… well, scooting. He hasn’t figured out that if he got on his knees that he would be more mobile, but he does try to scoot to get stuff that is out of his reach.
Sidd’s colic is gone. For the most part he cries if hungry, wet, wants attention, is too bored or really tired. Otherwise he is a fairly happy kid. Still needs lots of attention.
The apartment is okay. We are nearly unpacked. The downstairs is cleared of all boxes. Sidd and Ari’s room still has boxes, but not much we can do about those as those hold toys and we can’t have them all over the floor as Ari’s toy box is already full. Lots of boxes in our closets, but nothing we can do there either as there is no room in this place for the stuff to be unpacked.
That should be the quick rundown of all that is going on here.