Monday, June 30, 2008

another crazy day

So, yet another crazy day for us. AJ had his follow up echo today for his PVS. He won't see the cardiologist for another 2 weeks. He did amazingly well so it should be a great study. Jake and Caleb were great while waiting also. Levi was also great but it's hard for him not to be, he is so sweet. AJ was supposed to go to the hand surgeon this afternoon but when we got there he was running an hour behind. I weighed the extra gas to come back in to town and reschedule against the aggravation of sitting there with 4 hungry and tired and bored kids in an overfull waiting room. The gas lost. I'm actually pleased with my decision. I am always so worried about waste, ie gas, that I usually try to do too much and I'm usually sorry. Today I finally got it through my head. I decided that it wasn't worth it to expect them all to sit and behave in a crowded waiting room for at least an hour and then wait in the exam room for who knows how long. I knew that they wouldn't be able to. They are only kids after all. I knew that I would get mad at them and frustated and everyone of us would be miserable. I knew it was just setting them up for failure if I tried. I'm so proud of myself that I didn't try. We still had to sit in rush hour traffic but at least AJ went to sleep. We ate dinner and the boys took baths and then we read from the Friend. I have noticed such a difference since we started reading the Friend at bedtime. I have more patience. It's hard to notice a difference in the boys but at least they recognize repeat stories and are able to repeat some lessons from the stories.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

moonlight hayride

So this was a busy weekend! We got very little sleep but had a lot of fun!!! We went on a moonlight on Saturday night through farm fields. Ryan, Jake and I got to have fun driving the tractor. We got home at 12:30 but it was worth it. We saw some coyotes and heard a ton of bullfrogs. We had a great time and made some new friends.

Thursday, June 12, 2008


Ryan is busy with work, kids and his toys. He loved our vacation this year and fishing with his boys. He loves taking us for rides in his toy. He is a great father and gives 110% in everything he does.


Jake is 7 years old and going into 2nd grade. He loves riding his quad and playing with his friends and brothers. He is super active and loves sports and right now, swimming. He is a great helper at home and with his brothers.


Levi is 6 months old. He is always smiling and moving. His laugh is wonderful and easy. He loves his brothers and laughs at all their antics.


Caleb is 5 years old and active as all get out. He loves riding his quad and taking AJ for rides. He finished kindergarten this year and is looking forward to 1st grade in the fall. He is a great helper and has a special way with Levi.


Looks so innocent doesn't he? Appearances can be deceiving! He is my most mischievious yet. He is 2 years old and loves to run and climb. He is great fun and loves to cuddle and give big hugs and kisses. Don't think he's a softy though, he can rough house with the roughest.