Sunday, July 31, 2011

90 or 4

Happy Birthday Tommy!!  
If you ask Tommy how old he is he will tell you he is 90.  If you try to correct him, he will fight you he is insistent that he is 90!  We have been through so much with him these last four years sometimes it feels like he could be 90.

from his start in NICU, that should've been my sign as to the way this little boy was going to be his first few years!

from ear tubes surgery, allergies that ended up with ambulance rides to the ER, both his legs broke, emergency intussusseption surgery, hernia surgery, crazy weird illness,  and I'm sure I'm forgetting something, I feel like we've been through it all  but we have had a crazy fun-filled, definitely educational four years!

 All Tommy wanted for his birthday was a bike.... and he got one!  If you ask him what he got for his birthday he will tell you that Santa brought him a bike! He is convinced that all presents come from Santa & would like Santa to come to his birthday party!!
 He was SO excited to open this bike & help his dad put it together

Happy 4th Birthday Tommy!!  We love you!

Sunday, July 24, 2011


Today was Nathan's first day of nursery!! He is about a month late going due to his surgery and being out of town.  But he did great!!  There are 10 kids in nursery so he had lots of friends to play with.  His favorite things were blowing bubbles, pushing the doll stroller, and of course snack time!  His leader said he was the first kid at the table and the last one to leave.  He didn't cry or anything when I left him.  I carried him in, set him down and he held my hand for a minute, gave me a kiss and hugged my leg and ran off to play.  Yep, I cried!!  It is so sad!  My last baby is in nursery & growing up so fast!  On the positive side, it was the first time in 4 years that I actually got to listen & pay attention to the lesson in relief society!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

18 months

Happy 18 months old Nathan!! 
We just LOVE this little boy!  He is such a happy, fun little man.  He loves to talk, eat, and play with his brothers, and of course play in water.  He is such a sweet little boy and are so happy that he is part of our family!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Happy 4th!!

We started off our 4th of July by going to Moapa Sunday night to have dinner and watch fireworks.  It was SO windy we had to hide out in the car for a little bit.  Luckily the wind died down and the weather cooperated just long enough to watch.
 Monday we went to the Summerlin Parade, then came home and did fireworks.  The boys, including Nathan, had boxes of poppers that they had popper wars with...

 Nathan preferred to sit on the sidewalk and pop his in his hands

 then we did our sparklers

 and our fireworks and finished the night off watching the city's fireworks show

Friday, July 1, 2011

tonsils, adenoids & tubes

 Nathan has been constantly sick for the last six weeks.  It started in May when he had his seizures.  Every time he has been sick it has been with tonsillitis and it has been really bad and he has ended up getting the other kids sick as a result.   Thursday, I was back at the doctor with Nathan. Dr. Goebel recommended he get his tonsils removed.  So on the way home from the appointment I called our ENT and got an appointment with him for Monday morning.  When I took him in to Dr. Manthei his throat was still really infected and his tubes were starting to fall out but there was a bunch of infected fluid behind the tubes, so we scheduled him for surgery to remove his tonsils, adenoids and put in a new set of tubes! 
We had a good friend spend the night Wednesday night to stay with the older boys while I took Nathan to his surgery, Keith couldn't go because he had an interview at work. It was supposed to be an overnight stay for Nathan because of his age they worry about swelling in the throat.  But he did so great during surgery and his tonsils were so infected and inflamed they came out very easily the doctor decided that as long as he was drinking/eating popsicles in recovery for an extended time that he would be able to go home.  And we ended up being able to come home Thursday afternoon.  He is doing really good right now, one day post-op.  He hates his tylenol with codine and loves the popsicles, juice boxes, and slurpees he is being spoiled with! 

Nathan hanging out in the waiting room before surgery
Nathan laying on the bed waiting to be taken in for his surgery
 Nathan in recovery with his cup, lion and blankets