My three beautiful boys

My three beautiful boys
August 2010

Sunday, October 2, 2011

October 2, 2011

This is the first year I have kind of been in the dumps about my birthday... Im not sure why......Today.... I turn 28 years old.  Wow...  amazing how things change... how perspectives grow and blossom... how little ones reward us with smiles,scribbles, amd doodles.  My favorite sound in this whole world is the sound of my childrens sweet laughter.  I didnt have a favorite sound 15 years ago... I didnt have an entire wall dedicated to the scribbles and doodles done by sweet chubby little hands.  This time 2 years ago, I had different friends... different perspectives and different morals... This time 6 years ago... I had one child and was pregnant with my second son... I knew nothing about parenting, but I was trying, and trying hard.  This time... 10 years ago I was about to find out I was pregnant with my first son Leo... he saved my life, he really did... in ways nobody but me will ever understand. These last ten years have been crazy to say the least... Crazy but extremely rewarding.  A wise person once told me "The people in your life that are bad for you, will weed themselves out eventually" and so far, this has proven true....

Leo: WOW he is in FOURTH grade now! Can you believe it!? This is when the real fun begins!  He is 9 and thinks he is 16 going on 25.  Its fun but challenging :)  So far this year, he has started to learn about bone structures in animals and human beings.  He dissected an Owl Pellet the other day and thought it was the coolest thing ever. I, however, did not agree with his thoughts on the matter... ick! Currently he is reading what he calls a "Sticky book" meaning he cant put it down. LOL Its called The Cats of Roxville Station by Jean Craighead George.  This is milestone because he has never found a book good enough for him to call a "Sticky book"  lol

Alex: He started kindergarten this year!  What an exciting adventure this has been!  He has a classmate whose name is Zenith, he is black and has four legs :)  He is young lab that is in his class every day.  The children read to him and interact with him.  Alex LOVES dogs so this is very rewarding for him! When I ask him how his day went the answer is always "Good, can we go to the park?"  ( I take him and his cousin to the playground for 30 minutes or so every day after school.  So far he has been learning letters and how to write them. I had him writing his name when I was pregnant with Conner but during all the chaos I wasnt able to continue working with him the way I wanted to.  Anyways, during the first few weeks of school Alex kept spelling his name XALE.  I was starting to become concerned when one day I opened his folder and he had written ALEX on one of his papers. I was so excited!

Conner: He is 16 months old as of yesterday and 8 months post op and its been almost 6 months since he was in patient! BIG MILESTONE.  He is SO close to walking its crazy! Im hoping he takes a few steps on his own before the day is over.  How cool would it be if he did that on my birthday!  He was talking alot for awhile there and suddenly isnt talking as much.  I spoke with Linda, his Physical Therapist about that and she said that its pretty normal for kiddos to do this when they become more active like Conner recently has.  He is still around 22lbs.  UGH... but Im not going to worry about it unless his cardiologist Dr Sexson or his pediatrician Dr Morris says something.

Randy and I are doing great! He is working alot and Im still a stay at home mom... (whoever said being a stay at home mom wasnt hard work is nuts)  Im involved in the PTA, the Parent group and I volunteer at the boys' school as often as I can.  Laudry is a never ending battle so I just decided to not hate laundry anymore... that was wasted energy lol! Currently my biggest goal is to figure out how to keep my carpets clean without having to carpet clean once a week... all my plans have failed so far. UGH. Conner has his bi-weekly sometimes weekly nurse appts and his weekly Physical Therapy appts, and between the three boys and myself I have been at the doctors office at least once a week that last month.  There is a possiblity that I may have Rheumatoid Arthritis.. my levels were "slightly elevated" so I have to see a specialist in Everett.  I have already decided that if I do have RA Im NOT letting it bring me down.... what kind of an example would that be to my children?  Keep me in your prayers please.  Needless to say with school starting, doctor appts, nurse appts, PT appts, school meetings, play group and house cleaning (laundry included) I have been one busy momma! 

I will try to update as often as possible... hugs all around


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