This is Saxon, our energetic little man who was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis when he was a week old. We gathered together many friends and family members and created Strides for Sax. Our mission is to raise money and create awareness for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation to find a cure for cf. This is all about Sax and our team's efforts for the cause. As of the creation of this blog, Saxon is 21 months old, has been hospitalized several times for pneumonia, and had undergone 3 surgeries since his first birthday.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Terrible Two's? Not for a couple months still, right?

Whoever came up with "terrible two's" missed the mark. Or Saxon thinks he's already two. I'm not sure what is causing his attitudes, unless it's from not being with all the kids from daycare. I need to set up a playdate or two for him to see how that would go. Poor little man. Not knowing how to channel his energy!! Poor mommy and sissy!! We're getting the brunt of it!! I'm working really hard on teaching him how he SHOULD be acting. Pulling out Sissy's hair is NOT ok. Hitting Mommy with toys and throwing them at Mommy is NOT ok. Throwing food is NOT ok. Been trying to help him find constructive outlets. Bought some tennis balls since he likes to throw balls. They're just the right size, but not too hard. Turn him loose in the yard and let him RUN!!!! I'm trying. His tantrums with his headbutting is not getting any better!! He has so many little bruises on his forehead he looks like he's been beaten!! I'm hoping he stops doing it and his forehead clears up before we go to his next appointment in Rochester.

The kids and I went fishing yesterday for the first time this year. Saxon's first time ever!! Got him his first fishing pole - Spiderman. They didn't have any other options for poles. I just tied the little fishy weight on the end of his line, and he had a high ho time playing with it!! He'd swing it around, push the button, let it drop down, then reel it back in! When I caught a little crappie, Saxon got excited and started squealing. I held it in front of him, and he reached out and touched it, then started squealing even louder and giggling. He LOVED it!! I'm going to have to take him fishing again!! I was surprised that he sat so well and just played with his fishing pole...

Sax has finally fallen asleep. 2 hours now to do whatever I need to do. Need to start planning our next Strides for Sax team meeting. Need to se tthe date. We only have 10 days until the walk. Hoping we get some more donations before the walk. Our next fundraiser isn't going to be until afterwards. Still brainstorming on ideas. Trying to find something that won't cost us anything or little to sponsor so that we don't take another loss. I'm really liking the auction idea... just gotta see what the team thinks.... Thinking a Poker Run would be low cost for us, too, so just gotta see what we can do!! I'm open to any other suggestions anyone has!!

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