Thursday, October 22, 2009

Its been a while!

I haven't blogged forever so I'm just going to write something quick for now. My boys are doing so good, Ty is almost 3 and Conner will be 1 on Friday :(! We decided to do one birthday party since my boys birthdays are only a week and a half apart so we are having a costume party on Halloween and I am so excited! I will post some pictures after the party and this Friday even though we aren't having Conner's birthday yet he is going to get a big cupcake with lots of frosting on it so I will put those messy pictures on here.
We haven't been up to anything too exciting, Drew works non stop and has decided he wants to hunt on his days off so we don't see him a whole lot right now. I work a few days a week at the Daycare and spend my other days running Ty to speech therapy, play group and gymnastics. We have been staying pretty busy but we are loving it!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Candy Bar Snatcher...

The other day I was doing some work around the house and my boys were being quiet and when Tyler is quiet he is usually being really naughty! I walked into the dining room and there he was digging to the bottom of Drew's bag to find treasures and by the time I caught him he already had the snickers open. It was so funny because he knows he isn't supposed to be in Drew's bag so he worked as fast as he could and open the candy bar while his head and hands were still inside the bag. Tyler is always mischievous and he is way too smart for his own good sometimes! So I let him have a bit of the snickers and put is on the kitchen counter but he couldn't leave it alone! He wanted all of it to himself!! I turned around and there he was standing on the edge of the bottom drawer to reach his treasure, after all finders keepers right? ( And it was even better because his undies were on backwards:))

My boys are doing great and Conner is getting his first tooth so he has had a runny nose and watery eyes but he actually has been pretty happy. Con is also crawling so fast and he pulls himself up on everything including my pants, he has almost depantsed me on more than one occasion! Drew is working out of town for about 3 more weeks so he leaves Mondays at 4 am and gets home Saturday evenings so it makes for short weekends but luckily I'm busy with the daycare so I don't get too bored and it makes the week go faster!



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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

BIG Changes.....

I have been horrible at blogging and even worse at getting pictures of my handsome little boys on here but July was crazy and it looks like life is not going to slow down in August! First of all Conner is getting so big!! He can pull himself up on almost anything and he loves climbing up my legs (which makes it really hard to walk) and he loves getting toys out of the toy box. He is such a happy little guy and he is such a joy to have around! We had Conner's 9 month check up almost two weeks ago and he weighed 18.13 lbs and he is about 26 inches long (if I remember right! Sad I know!!) while we were there I asked the nurse to weigh Tyler and he weighs 22lbs so he is staying in front of Conner in weight for now. Tyler is doing great too, he is talking more and more and he has loved being outside this summer. He has gotten so fast at getting his shoes and socks on so he can go outside anytime anyone goes out. My boys play pretty good together, Tyler has kinda gone through a jealousy faze and sometimes he's kinda rough with little Conner but for the most part they just love playing and taking baths together.

Now for the big changes... Just this week my sister in law Sandy and I took over a Daycare. It has been so much work and so much paper work its a lot more complicated than either of us expected. ALL day Saturday Drew and I, Seth and Sandy, My parents and my little brothers worked at the daycare to get it clean and organized. It was so much work and we bit off more than we could chew so we had to stop working at about 6 pm so we could get our kids to the little buckaroo rodeo. We took a 2 1/2 hour and had some fun at the Rodeo, Tyler was so cute riding his stick horse and he has so much fun!! Luke and Grace rode stick horses also and Luke acted like a pro, he did awesome! After the rodeo we took the kids to grandparents houses and went back to work! We had to redo the floors and we worked until about 12:30 that night but it was worth it! The building looks so much better with just a small face lift. Now we are spending several hours a day at the daycare learning how to run the computer program and leaning how everything works. It has been a lot of work but It's been fun at the same time so I think it will be a great thing for us!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Conner is crawling!!

Conner has been crawling for a few days so he was about 8 1/2 months old when he really start moving and now he follows me everywhere I go. Try mopping the floors with a baby at your feet!:) Conner is getting so big and he is such a happy and adorable little boy. Conner has the funniest crawl, he gets up on his hands and knees and moves forward then he lays down on his belly then gets back up on his hands and knees. It is kinda a mixture between crawling and swimming on land! I love it!!! Tyler is doing great as well. He is now a great escape artist!! Not Fun!! He knows how to unlock and open all of our doors and just last week he learned how to open the screen door so everytime I turn my back he escapes and runs to the neighbors to play on Aleigh's bike! Drew says he's helping me exercise by making me run after him all of the time but lets just say he has been visiting the timeout corner frequently lately!

I'm going to add 4th of July weekend into this blog also. On the 3rd of July we went camping for the day with Drew's family, it was a lot of fun. We had dirt bikes up there and Drew and I brought the dogs and horses. Drew and Cody were riding the horses and Sierra and Drew got caught in some barbed wire. Sierra freaked out and took off which left Drew on the ground and Sierra got cut pretty bad on the front leg. Cody saw the whole thing and apparently Drew's jaw got stepped on and a big tree branch fell on him. Cody thought Sierra stepped on Drew's body somewhere but couldn't tell for sure. So we loaded up the horses and left in a hurry to go get Sierra stitched up. After two sedatives and five different areas getting stiched up we took her home at about midnight. The next day was a lot of fun! Drew was sore but okay so we went to my parents house to play water games and have a BBQ. All in all it was a great family fun weekend!!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Conner is 8 months OLD!!

I can't believe how fast time flies especially with my second little guy! Conner turned 8 months old on Tuesday and he is getting so big! He hasn't been to the Doctor for a few months but I figure he weighs about 18 maybe 18 1/2 lbs. He is almost crawling which seems so crazy to me since it seems like I just had him! Conner is so stinkin cute, he gets up on his hands an knees and rocks like crazy then he will lunge forward onto his belly. He is such a happy guy, I love it! he smiles at just about anything and he laughs so hard now it's kinda got a squeak to it but I love it! Conner talks and yells and jabbers constantly and he absolutely loves taking baths! He sits up really really well now so I just started letting him sit in the bath and he loves splashing and yelling it is so funny. He lights up my day with just a smile. Lately my boys chain react to one another, if one cries the other has to start crying so I end up trying to comfort both with sometimes makes Ty mad since he isn't getting my full attention. Tyler is doing great too, we are still working on his speech but it is slowly getting better and he can sign some stuff so he can atleast let me know what he needs. He is having issues waking up in the night to go potty so that has been a constant battle trying to find a time that works to wake him up. Once again my computer is broke so I can't put any pictures on here so once it is fixed I will get some cute updated pictures of my boys posted.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Tyler's two major surgeries

My baby boy Tyler is now 2 1/2 and I am finally going to tell everyone about his surgeries. Some time I will blog about the crazy start to his precious life but I don't have his baby pictures on my computer so that will be another day.

Tyler was born with a Cleft Palate (which is were he has a huge hole in the roof of his mouth) so he had to have several surgeries to fix it. When he was 9 months old Ty had his first surgery. It was done at Primary Childrens in Salt Lake and he had the most amazing surgeon. Dr. Morales is a well know surgeon and has traveled around the world doing surgeries on children in countries where there are no doctors so I knew Ty would be in good hands. Still I always said I couldn't handle it if one of my kids ever had to have surgery and there I was sitting in the waiting room with butterflies in my stomach dreading the next few hours. Tyler couldn't eat or drink for midnight the night before until after the surgery, which was hard with a 9 month old baby who obviously couldn't understand why we weren't feeding him. The surgery was scheduled for 7 am so we had to be there early. By the time we took Ty back the poor little guy was hungry and cranky so when I had to hand him over to the Anesthesiologist he had the saddest look in his eyes as the big door closed and he was all alone with strangers with masks on. It broke my heart, I knew Ty would be ok but the thought of him being in there all by himself was hard for me to handle. The surgery went great and it was 45 min instead of 1 1/2 hours so that was nice although Drew and I had gone to grab some food and my mom called and said the surgeon needs to talk to you so we had to race back to the hospital. During the surgery Dr. Morales closed up the hole as much as he could then they placed a prosthesis in with nails to cover the hole the rest of the way. Ty was in recovery for about an hour and it was horrible! He was in and out of sleep and when he woke up he would just scream and I tried to comfort him but he looked at me almost like he wasn't sure who I was. We got moved up to our room and Tyler cried for about 4 hours and he would only let Drew and I hold him so it was a very long day. They had put a stitch through his tongue so he couldn't swallow it during surgery and it had to stay in for 24 hours so Ty wouldn't eat or drink anything. Since he wouldn't eat or drink he had to be in the hospital for 48 hours instead or the usual 24. Once we got released Ty had to wear arm restraints for 6 weeks so he couldn't get his fingers in his mouth. One surgery down one to go.

Tyler's second surgery was April 2008 and he was 18 months old. I was really dreading this one because Ty was older and I was 14 weeks pregnant. Two weeks before the surgery Ty had to have his prosthesis removed. It was a horrible experience for both of us. A dentist had to do it and they didn't numb him so he was screaming and bleeding and they had me holding him down and now to this day he won't let anyone close to his mouth. For this surgery I decided to get Ty's feet zoned so the drugs would wear off faster and he would bounce back faster. We had the exact same routine when we first got to the hospital, they weighed Ty, got his gown on (which was the same size he wore the year before) and got him all preped, this is also where my dad and Drew gave Tyler a blessing for the first surgery and for this one he had a blessing at the hotel the night before. This surgery got off to a very late start and Ty was getting so mad and hungry it was hard to keep him happy. They came and gave him some "happy" medicine a few minutes before taking him back and this time they took him in a cool wagon filled with pillows and warm blankets so he thought it was pretty cool. This surgery took almost 2 hours because they had to stretch the muscles and then the tissues so he had two sets of stitches from the back of his mouth to his teeth. While they were doing the surgery they decided to replace the tubes in his ears. The recovery was a little better, he didn't cry quite as long and he started eating a lot faster. He had the stitch though his tongue this time too but they took it out a lot faster so he could eat and he was able to go home the next morning. He had to wear his arm restraints for 6 weeks this time as well. Sorry for the long post but I had a lot to cover.