Tuesday, May 29, 2012

The scary Bathtub

For those of you who don't know Mas had some sudden issues with the bath 2 weeks ago.

It was a Sunday evening and because Austin was home he was helping. I ran the tub water and Austin undressed Mason. I went to get a diaper and jammies and Austin went to put him in the tub. All of the sudden I heard screaming; terrified screaming. I went into the bathroom and Mas was freaking out. He was shaking in a full blown scream.

We took him straight out and wrapped him in a towel. He had been fussy all day and we brushed it off as teething and tired. But the next night the same thing happened. Austin was at work and I did our normal bath routine. I filled the tub with water but as I started to undress Mason he began shaking and crying. When I held him over the tub to place him in it he clung to my neck and raised his feet to his chest as to not touch the water. I decided to just put him in jammies and have Austin help me in the morning.

The next morning the same happened. Between the two of us we were able to wash him but he was truly acting terrified of the water. He has never been scared of the bath and usually loves it. He plays, crawls and splashes.

I decided to wash him in the sink the next night. He cried when I placed him in the water but it wasn't a shaking scream and I was able to clean him. After 2 more nights in the sink he was comfortable. He wasn't crying and he was even playing.

I continued to bath him in the sink for about 4 days but as you can see the more comfortable he got the less it worked out. As an 11 month old he is very into climbing... everything

and soon it was clear the sink was just too small for adventurous Mas

This weekend, with the help of Austin, we attempted the tub again. He was a bit nervous about it the first 2 nights but by Monday evening he was fine. Tonight he also did well and it was just me.

I am not sure what got into him but I am sure glad it is gone. We were concerned about the sudden and intense terror of the tub.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Warrior Dash 2012

Saturday we took a girls trip up to Kansas City for the Warrior Dash.

It was amazing!!! 

Seriously you should look into it next year
We got there a bit early so we could pick up our packets and check things out. 
We found a warrior and Katie chased him down so we could have a picture with him

There was a ton of interesting people to say the least

Soon it was our turn to race! There were heats all day, every 30 minutes, with 600 people per heat! 
People finished anywhere from 25 minutes to well over an hour. 

The first part of the race was a run, probably 3/4 mile. Then we hit obstacles and more running.
Most of the running was up hill, very killer! I would say 80% of the people walked some or all of the way.

We were true warriors and ran!! {except the 50 or so feet that was nothing but slippery mud, so slippery one of us fell... not me.. or Lisa... maybe it was Blanca ;) }

Brooke and Nate came to watch and take pictures

 Katie and G also came to support us!

And from the race... These are the last obstacles we faced... spectators were only allowed towards the finish

Vertical wall climb 

Spider web rope 

Leaping fire

 And in order to cross the finish line we crawled through and mud pit! 
It was the most fun

We survived, and completed the course in 40 minutes!
Next we hit the rinsing station where guys blasted us with huge hoses of cold water

We changed clothes and went to a small burger joint (Green Burgers and Beer) and ate the most amazing burgers ever

I can't wait for the Rugged Maniac in October. Katie is doing it with us and so are our husbands!!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012