Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Mother's Day Tea

My favorite day in elementary is mother's day tea in the first grade. I love it. This year I got to do it with Josie. She painted my nails, which by the way she did much better than Jack and Buddy did. Then she massaged my hands with my favorite lotion. After that the class sang a song and recited a poem to the moms and then fed us muffins and juice. It was great!!!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Garrett Turns 5

Garrett had such a busy day that he fell fast asleep before bedtime.

My Garrett boy turned 5 years old. I can't believe that he is that old. It seems like only yesterday that we were in the hospital being told that they were air lifting him downtown to the children's hospital. Now, he is 5 and healthy as an ox. We went to see his cardiologist a couple days ago and she told us that he was cleared from clinic. That means that he no longer has to go see the doctor for his heart unless he starts having problems again. His doctor told us that most kids born with neonatal SVT usually have a recurrance around 8 years old. I pray that he doesn't have any further problems but at least he will be able to tell us that there is something wrong this time. He is such a fun little boy. We are so lucky to have him in our family. He is very witty and is so fun to be around. He is very talented and is a great ball player. Wes is always telling him that he is the favorite and I think that he really may be. He is so excited to be starting school this year but I am sad that he won't be home with us during the day anymore. I love him so much and am so happy that he is in our family.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Easter Morning

Crystal came over and helped us hunt for eggs and eat easter breakfast. The kids found lots of fun treasures. Ben thought that it was great just finding the plastic egg to play with. That was until the kids started opening up the eggs and dumping out their candy. You should have seen him start crawling around the room. He only does the army crawl but man did he move. The kids got his puff treats and each of them gave him a couple of those when he would visit their baskets.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Shaved Ice is Open Again

Our favorite shaved ice spot finally reopened. Yay!!! We love it. Daddy told us that we are only allowed to go once a week if that. When you are buying 8 icee's it adds up pretty fast. They are soooo..... yummy!!! For those of you in Arizona it's comprable to Bahama Bucks. Ben couldn't get enough. He was screaming at Daddy every time he stopped giving him some. It was hilarious.

Getting Ready for Easter

Easter weekend we were very busy. We cleaned the yard, mowed the lawn, dyed easter eggs and filled the eggs for the easter bunny. While Garrett and Buddy were mowing the lawn Jack and Josie made lunch for everyone. Poor Blake and Ben were pretty sick that weekend but were very patient with us while we worked outdoors. Wes and I took turns coming in and snuggling with the sick ones while the other one stayed outside helping the other kids get the yard ready for our easter festivities. The kids did a great job and were soooo... helpful.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Josie's new style

After seeing a dentist, an endodontist and an orthodontist Josie has a whole new style. She is now sporting braces on her upper teeth to try and pull the tooth that she jammed up into her gums back down. Once the tooth is down, hopefully in the next couple weeks, she will have a root canal done on the tooth. She will have to wear the braces for the next 4-6 months to help stabilize the tooth after the root canal. This blasted tooth is going to cost us a fortune. On a more positive note Josie is taking it all in stride like a real trooper. I know she is in pain a lot but she doesn't complain too much. She is little bummed that she can't eat popcorn, chewy candy or gum anymore but I told her that we would try to find some other fun treats that we can substitute for the time being.
She also changed her hair style. She decided that she was ready for short hair again for the summer. It is all one length including her bangs. I think that she looks darling braces, hairstyle and all. I may be a tad bit biased but I think she is adorable!!!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Garrett's 1st T-Ball Game

Garrett finally played in his first t-ball game. The much awaited date was better than we could have hoped for her. Garrett was able to play left field, pitcher and catcher. He did a great job. He caught the ball, threw and played his postitions like a pro. It was really fun to watch. Jackson also played in his first game of the season that same day. It's hard to go from a select team to a regular little league team. It is a little hard to watch. Not nearly as exciting as the select games are.