Saturday, May 31, 2008
Thursday, May 29, 2008
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Monday, May 19, 2008
Oh and also, Connor is giving his first talk Sunday in Primary. My little 3 year old! I love watching how confident they are going up and speaking in the microphone. He's already told me he was going to do a good job. So cute. A few weeks ago Joseph had been doing Nephi 3:7 for his copy work for school, so it was marked in his Book of Mormon. (They also have part of that scripture memorized and Nephi is Joseph's very favorite.) Joseph got very angry and upset when he got to Primary and found out that he was not going to get to go up and read the scripture out loud in opening exercises. (no one told him he was going to, he just decided he wanted to) He really wanted to read it. His teacher was really sweet and had him read it to the class later. I just am so grateful that our boys are not afraid to go up and speak and read in front of crowds. (another one of those things that prove people wrong who thought my homeschooled kids were going to be social retards) (o: I am a very proud parent tonight. Who would have thought that I would have these words to write just 9 years ago when I was told I had less than a 5% chance of ever having a child?! Life is good today. (o:
Sunday, May 18, 2008
Friday, May 16, 2008
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
That's it for now. I don't have to work tonight. It's a strange week. I only have to work Wednesday. Next week it's four days though, so it gets made up in the end.
Monday, May 12, 2008
Anyway, I hope everyone had a fabulous mom's day! I wish that my mom could have been here so that I could have honored her. She is the worlds greatest. (if you don't believe me, check Jamie's blog, she says the same thing) I am what I am because of her influence and love. I know no one else in this world that has more unconditional love for not only her family, but also for pretty much every other living being on this earth. She is amazing.
Travis's parents came over for dinner. He and his dad "cooked" for us by providing rotisserie chickens from Fred Meyer and salad in a bag. (o: I whipped up a batch of instant mashed potatoes and gravy and we steamed a pan of broccoli for the kids cause if we don't have broccoli with every meal I have a 3 child mutiny on my hands. I also made a pineapple upside down cake for dessert and his mom brought cookies. It was a fantastic feast! I have a pretty great mother-in-law too. (She really does a good job at helping fill the giant gaping void that my mom leaves by living in Atlanta!) Travis's parents took me in and treat me like a daughter. I even call them mom and dad.
Now, that covers yesterday. First of all, I will respond to lots of responses I have gotten about Joseph's back. Yes, he is missing a vertebra. It is in the lower part of his spine. The funny thing is, Travis's dad has an extra one and that caused him to not be able to play a lot of sports etc. when he was young. When Joseph was born he was crooked. They kept him in observation because his back was crooked. Then, just like some invisible hands came and helped straighten him out, he did just that while the doctors were holding him trying to figure out what their next step was. They kept coming in and checking on him while I was in the hospital and he was straight every time. They said in all their many years of being pediatricians, they had never seen that happen before. So, when they caught his missing vertebra a couple of years ago, we weren't surprised. There is a possibility of him having some back problems when he gets older, but they said that the better he takes care of himself while young (ie. no getting beat up in sports), the better quality of life he will have when he is older. Like I said, he doesn't seem to miss out on it, and believe me, he would let me know if he did. We suggested that he might consider taking up swimming, but he's not too fond of heights or water. (thanks Grandma Teese) So, we'll just go with the survival swimming for now and maybe if he doesn't like running he'll take to swimming some day.
Secondly, I took Connor into the doctor today because he keeps having these days where he is perfectly normal when he gets up and then all of the sudden he is sick. He throws up for hours until he has nothing left, sleeps a while, and then is back to himself. We have been watching it now for a while and we can't put our finger on a common denominator. The doctor was baffled as well, so today we went in and had lots of blood drawn and they also took an x-ray of his tummy to make sure there wasn't anything in there blocking or causing troubles. He said some kids just have a more sensitive tummy, but we want to rule all things out. I'll keep you updated on what they say. Doctor Christopher is supposed to call tomorrow morning. Can I just say that the nurses were really impressed by Connor because when she put the needle in his arm to take the vials of blood he didn't even flinch. Then nurse Anne sang the ABC's and Twinkle Little Star to distract him and he sang along! Then when he went in for the x-ray he had to wear a little hospital gown. He was naked under it. Most people are concerned about their bums showing, but not Connor. He was showing it to everyone.
Phew! Long post. That's all for now. Thanks for reading and have a super day!
Friday, May 9, 2008
Here are the boys at Joseph's favorite place in the world. The Brown Bear Car Wash.
I don't know why I'm including this~just a picture of me in the morning that Travis took. Nice big zit on the chin and all. (o:
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Saturday, May 3, 2008
Friday, May 2, 2008
He had lots of helpers.
His new clothes from Grandma Teese and Papa Clair.
Our family at the beach. Travis loves his little tripod he got. Lots of family pictures are a result. (o: