Yes, we all know that time flies by as we get older, but it really does seem like yesterday that we brought our little son home from the hospital. He is now 6 years old. He is a joy in our life yes at times he is pushing my buttons and doesn't want to listen and with this SPD life gets hard but I wouldn't trade him in for anything.
Monday, August 1, 2011
Posted by Mary at 11:07 PM
Sunday, July 24, 2011
So we finally got the heat wave the rest of the country has been feeling and man is it hot. We are totally crazy and decided yesterday we should visit the zoo. Yes totally crazy it was great since not alot of people were there but man was it hot out. The best part of the time was we actually got to see the two tigers out and playing. They played in the pool and it was so very cool. Usually they are either sleeping or you can't find them.
The boys played in the fountains at the zoo and we than looked for feathers from the Peacocks and went into the reptile rooms which was nice and cool. Over all we spent 3 hours walking around and drinking so much water. We stayed hydrated and we didn't get sick. The boys did a great job walking around and riding in the strollers.
We than came home and cleaned up the house and watched a movie night, we also watched a very cool lightening storm. Got a good amount of much needed rain and went to bed. It was over a very good day. I love our zoo it's small enough to walk around in about 2 hours and the boys love it. I took KK on Wednesday since Kodi was at a friends house and he loved being in charge of what we do. I want to do a lesson for them on the different animals they love.
Posted by Mary at 12:59 PM
Friday, July 22, 2011
We have been training for our three different races this summer, and actually we just added a 4th race. The First one was last Saturday Aaron and I both did a 5k and Kodi did a 1 mile fun run.
Posted by Mary at 1:14 PM
Monday, July 11, 2011
It seems that my kids won't stop growing, Peyton is getting big but at the same time is only in the 22% for his age my little bug is so small. Kingston is HUGE he is so tall, he come up to Kodi's chin. I have to remind myself he is only 3 and not 4 or 5. Kodi is also tall and skinny he is wearing 6/7 pants but the waist doesn't fit him.
Kingston is now potty trained and loves being a big boy. We are working on not fighting, so I came up with a sticker chart for the both of them and if it's full by the time our Disney trip comes in Sept than they will get to build a light-saber, which they are both excited for.
I seem to be getting older as well I can't believe it's that time again for my birthday and well when I was younger it seemed like "forever" for my birthday to come around again and now it takes no time at all my birthday to come again.
Yesterday was a great day, my lesson in primary was a Big hit with both senior and junior primary. Junior was into a little more than senior but either way we learned about the temple and how important it is to be sealed to your family.
I found a great idea on sugardoodle.net and used it. I had a picture of the temple under a blanket and told the kids it was a gift from Heavenly Father and they had to guess what it was. Once we figured out it was a the temple they told me why it this gift was so very important. Than I had a handful of kids come put and we made a family we had a and the kids linked arms and they had to walk around together they were "sealed" together. Of course jr thought it was so cool and Sr. well the it was " I don't want to touch girls" of course they were all good sports and did it anyway.
Next I had a ziplock bag and I put in "Lifesavers" the bag and told the kids it was their family and than I dumped the bag on the floor and the family wasn't together anymore. Picking up the family I put them back into the bag and "sealed" the bag shut tried to dump out the family again and couldn't because the bag was "sealed", I asked the kids if they wanted to be sealed to their family and made the kids bags of family and we sealed them up too.
So much fun, I loved being in primary and teaching the kids.
Posted by Mary at 7:59 AM
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
We have been spending a lot of time playing and running outside. We have been taking turns at night running at the park while the kids play. Now that we are down to 11 weeks until our Big DISNEY run we are training together and the kids have to sit in the strollers so we can get used to pushing the strollers while we run.
I can't believe how much I like to run, I thought I wouldn't but I do, I love the feeling of it's just me I don't have to worry about anyone else. I put my music on and I just run, and run. We have a 5k coming up this next weekend and I am so very excited about it.
Kodi and KK even run next to us, we have been training with them so they are ready for their run at Disney. We had a wonderful 4th spent time with Aaron and home and even got KK his bike for completing his potty chart, we are now officially potty trained. It's great and he is doing a great job, and loves going potty.
Peyton is being Peyton and is turning into a character, we love how he laughs when his brothers laugh and will play along with him. We are enjoying his humor very much.
Posted by Mary at 8:58 PM
Friday, June 3, 2011
I can't believe that summer is finally here, school is out for Kodi and we are able to finally sleep in and not worry about getting up and ready for school. We have put up darker shades in both boys rooms and they both sleep until around 9 which is nice I can get a few things done before they get up or I can sleep in. I had gotten up and went running once this week, but yesterday morning it wasn't happening Peyton didn't go to bed until 11 and KK was up a little later than that. I was able to get in a little run last night and will tonight go running. We are 18 weeks and counting until our big race down at Disney and training is setting in.
I love running, I love how I can just let everything go and just run, be along with no one wanting me to do anything. I just run.
We are running three time as week and with two days at 30 minutes and the third day longer. It's a great way to stay in shape and lose weight. I am feeling great and love how I am losing my weight.
It was very sweet this morning my mom called to see if the boys wanted to talk to Haleigh who was in the car with her, but the boys were sleeping so I talked to her and just at the end kodi woke up and was able to say hi and how he missed her. They really miss their cousins and family back in MN as do I.
We have been enjoying the warmer weather here and have been watching the storms come across America and are getting ready for Hurrican season, I am putting together our 72 hour kits and teaching our boys about them. It's pretty fun and I am blessed to know why the Lord as asked us to be prepared. I am doing my best to be ready for anything that comes our way.
Posted by Mary at 11:41 AM
Friday, May 20, 2011
So it's been while since I last blogged, I am going to try and do my best for posting more. We made it back home and while it was good to be home for 2 1/2 months, it was also really good to be home. The boys really loved coming home and seeing all their things. We got home around 11 and KK was so excited to be home and be with all his toys. I finally had to tell him it was bed time and to go to bed. Kodi started back at school and now today is the last day of class. He loves all his friends at school and is already making plans for this summer with all of them and has invited all of them to his birthday party this summer.
KK is still being KK and testing my limits, he loves waking up, and letting me know how much he loves me. He has started to learn his letter and colors. We also have noticed that he is not seeing well and we are looking for an peds eye doctor. He loves playing with Peyton and Kodi, he is becoming a very fun loving brother. Just like Kodi he wants to make sure Peyton is included. He also doesn't always like having Peyton in his toys, but is learning to be nice and give Peyton options.
Peyton is being Peyton, he loves to pinch his brothers while they sit in the car, but neither one wants to sit in the back sit, away from Peyton nor do they want me to move Peyton. He is a huge climber, the chairs at our table are once again up so he can't climb up on them. He is growing like a weed, but at the same time is smaller than my other two boys. He is so far staying healthy and we haven't seen any breathing problems.
Posted by Mary at 7:36 AM
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Yesterday Peyton had surgery and he did such a great job! We had to be down at children's at 6:45am and surgery was at 8:15, he did a super job of not crying while waiting. He walked down the hall talked to all the nurses and played with them. I love how each Doctor we have met with and had interaction with has always had Peyton's health concerns in their best interest. The anesthesiologist wanted to all the history of Peyton's breathing problems and about his Stenosis, and than reassuringly me he wasn't going to intubated all the way down. He didn't want to make more damage on his trachea. Which put my mind at ease. We just got a clean bill of health from Dr Tibsear and I didn't want to have to see him again for more stretching. Dr. Tibsear even came and checked on me to see how I was while Peyton was in recovery and said he had checked on Peyton as well. I feel so very blessed to have such Doctors looking after my son. Yesterday we weren't even Dr Tibsear's patient and he took care of Peyton like he was.
Posted by Mary at 12:40 PM
Friday, April 1, 2011
We have one more week until Aaron comes to spend the week with us and than we are off back VA again. He is so very happy to join us and we are happy for him to be back with us. The boys are so very excited to be seeing him. We had an okay day, I was planning on taking the boys to see HOP but as we were getting in the car Kodi decided to have a fit and so that made our plans go out the door. He was not happy about not seeing the movie. Kingston really didn't seem to mind either way, just as long as he was able to spend some time with me. So as Kodi continue to have his meltdown I took KK outside in the backyard and let him swing and than we went for a walk. We found some birds and squirrels, and KK thought he heard a frog.
Posted by Mary at 9:17 PM
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
I am very happy to say that Peyton is cleared from his ENT and has a clean bill of health from him:) That makes us very happy, now the catch 22 is that if he gets croup that puts him back to see the ENT but right now he is great! We have schedule his surgery with the urologist for Wed morning and than we should be go to go.
Posted by Mary at 9:09 PM
Monday, March 28, 2011
Yes it's Monday and another start to a week. The boys are still at times driving me crazy, but that is my life. I was happy to hear back from the lady from the Department of Education in Virginia I have been emailing her about how we can get Kodi into a different public school. They have some laws about Military and schools and I wanted to know what she knew and if she could help us out. She was out of the office today but I did receive and email this morning from her asking for my phone number so she could call and talk to me. Let's pray it's good news and we can figure something out.
Posted by Mary at 10:01 PM
Sunday, March 27, 2011
It has been a wonderful weekend for us, Friday night we spent at the Hawks house while I watched all the kids. My two favorite girls came over to see us, we love Emilie and Ali, it was great to spend time with them and the kids.
Posted by Mary at 9:14 PM
Friday, March 25, 2011
We finally saw Dr Tibesar yesterday for Peyton's check up it's been about 1 1/2 months since we had the surgery and he is thinking that was the last one! Yesterday was the best check up, he said that is the best sounding he has every heard Peyton, we are so happy to hear this. Of course with croup that will always set us back, but so far he hasn't had any croup and we hope that we won't.
Posted by Mary at 11:04 AM
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
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Tuesday, March 22, 2011
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Monday, March 21, 2011
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