So lately Sean has been getting stir crazy because he has not been able to go to the park or play with to many kids at once due to his burns. So today we decided to take all the kids to Irvine park where they have trains, ponies that you can ride, and a little zoo. It is one of our favorite parks. So first we went and saw the animals and Sean loved the Bears and goats, he even got to feed the goats. We saw a jaguar and Sean said that's Diego's friend. It was so cute. The best was watching Sean ride the horse, he was having so much fun. I kept trying to get the horse to go faster but all he wanted to do was walk really slow. We had a blast. Brianna was a good girl and hung out in the stroller, it will be fun when she can run around and understand all the things she is seeing. We had fun watching the Sean run around and get so excited about the train, ponies, and zoo. Sean has been doing so well with potty training. I love not changing diapers. All you that are afraid like I was to potty train just go for it, it's so worth the first two weeks of frustration. We have even worked our way up to teaching him how to stand and go pee pee. Which is so funny for me to watch. Sean loves to play shot the cheerios in the potty.
It crazy how fast time flies by. I can't believe that Brianna is already 6 months old. I was starting to wonder if she was ever going to really move or even try to sit up. She is sort of lazy. Also her new nickname is Drama Queen. Every time we walk away from her she starts to cry and sometimes when your sitting close by her but not talking to her or playing with her, she will start to cry, but she has the cutest laugh in the world. Well in the last couple of weeks she has figured out how to sit up (sort of by herself), squirm in a circle on her belly, sit up out of her chair, eat little graduate puffs, eat baby fruits and vegetables. She is so funny if she sees her bottle she starts to make this squeaking noise and squirming to try and get her bottle. We are loving her and her drama.
So this last week Greg had some time off and decided to be nice and clean the house for me. Sean was so interested in what Greg was doing that he insisted on helping. It was so cute to see the two of them cleaning the whole house. I loved watching them. I am so thankful for the great boys in my life. They both are so sweet and try to help out so much. I am also so thankful for my beautiful baby girl and great family. I hope when Sean grows up he'll know how to cook, clean, and fix things that would be so nice when he's old enough to get married.
Well I finally decided to buy a Disneyland annual pass since Sean is only free for 6 more months. So last week I had some friends come visit from Arizona and we all went to Disneyland for the day and the kids had so much fun. Sean loved all the rides and all day he kept asking to go see Donald Duck and Mickey Mouse so he was so excited to meet Mickey mouse. I think so far his favorite ride is the little roller coaster in toon town. Leave it to Greg's son to be in love with roller coasters like his dad, given why Sean loves going to visit grandma and grandpa because he always gets to go to six flags and ride all the kid roller coasters. Also while we were watching the parade Sean was jumping up and down because he got to see all the characters that he watches on is movies, the only one he didn't know was Alice in Wonderland. The joys of living in California. The other best part about my friends visiting is that they have two older girls that are seven and four. Well Sean and the oldest had the hardest time getting along. I think because they are both stubborn and the oldest they couldn't seem to share anything and were always annoyed with each other. Now when the seven year old wasn't around Sean and the four year old got along great. It was so funny to watch.
Well me and Greg always knew that Sean would have many trips to the ER but I was hoping it wouldn't be for awhile. Well before I start the story I admit that it is all my fault I thought Sean could not get into a Thermos but I was wrong. So we were over at our friends house for FHE and Greg and BJ were drinking this south American drink that you slowly add a little more hot water to this mug and sip on it. So the Thermos was sitting in the middle of the room when Sean got a hold of it. I looked back to see Sean trying to get out of the chair and throwing the Thermos up over his shoulder and low and behold he starts screaming. So luckily Greg was there and picked him while we took off his shirt and starting running cold water over his shoulder and Sean is screaming and crying. Well of course he started to get blisters and we could tell right away this was serious, so we packed up the kids and drove straight to the ER. We got into the ER right away where we sat for a couple of hours. Sean was fine as long as you did not touch his burn but if you came close he started to cry. I must say this boy has a high pain tolerance. I would of been screaming the whole time. So because we love drugs we got him some Morphine which was a shot and I think that hurt more than them cleaning up his burn and putting a dressing on it. So we went and saw the burn doctor the next day where she proceeded to tell me I have to now be my child's own burn nurse, which entails 1-soaking his shoulder for 10 mins 2- scrubbing his shoulder 3-putting medicine on it 4- re bandage the burn. Or my other choice was to have him go to surgery and be put under and they would clean it and put cavader skin over his burn. Well luckily for me Sean has an amazing pain tolerance and did really well on the first day of me and Greg trying to be burn nurses. So we will continue this for the next week and then hopefully go back and have the doctor tell us it looks great and healing well. So keep Sean in your prayers. The burn is from his right nipple up to the top of his shoulder. Sean got a bear at the ER which has helped us to show him what were going to be doing to him, so now its his best friend. We call Sean's bandages his batman shield which is a life saver when were trying to put the bandages back on. I hope you enjoy the pictures of his shield.
Me and Greg have been married five years in October and lived in Huntington Beach now for seven years. Two years ago we welcomed Sean Patrick Mcclellan to our family. He means the world to us. This year we had a new addition come to our family this May, Brianna Nicole was born May 22 2008 weighting 6lbs 7oz and cute as a button. Sean is loving being a big brother and always trying to help. Greg is working as a firefighter/Paramedic and I am working as an ER nurse in a local hospital around the corner, we both really enjoy our jobs. I get the benefit of only working twice a week. This year we have been busy watching Sean get into everything, but its so much fun. In March 2011 we had baby Kaylee born into our wonderful family. She was 1 lb 12oz, a peanut and stayed a few months in NICU but came home doing really well and healthy.