Monday, November 28, 2011


When Tyler had his surgery earlier this month the Dr. warned him that he might be ornery and mean when he came out of anesthesia. After the Dr. left the room Ty asked if he would really react that way. He was really worried because he can't imagine being mean :) I told him not to worry because there wasn't a mean bone in his body. Well, that was proven right when he woke up and could only worry about who was taking care of his brothers:)Well this week when Mike had surgery I was curious to see how HE would react. See, Mike doesn't have a mean bone in his body either, so I figured he would either be worried or silly. When they wheeled him back into the room he was still out cold, but before long his eyes opened and.....he puckered up his lips and said in a very slurry voice "I need kisses". I burst out laughing. Then I kissed him, he said "You are so pretty" and he went back to sleep. About that time his Dr. came in to tell how things went and to talk about his recovery. While we were talking Mike woke up and said "MORE kisses!" and made big ole fish face kissy lips. I had to bite my cheeks. I held up my finger and he went back to sleep. After the Dr. left the nurse came in to bring him some water. He asked me if I wanted a drink and Mike piped up and said "What do you have that is caffeine free and diet?" the nurse laughed and said "um, water?" so Mike said "Great! A great excuse to drink Dr. Pepper! You do have Dr. Pepper right?" and fell back asleep. The nurse and I just laughed at him. When he brought the drinks back he said "so, uh you might want to help him drink this" :) Mike says that the first thing he remembers is waking up while drinking Dr. Pepper. I was trying so hard not to laugh. He kept falling asleep and waking up.....each time asking for kisses. He's so funny. He is always so sweet and nice to me that it shouldn't be shocking that even when he's drugged he's sweet. This is the third big medical thing we've had this November.....they say these things come in 3's.....Let's hope this is it!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Gobble Gobble

This year Mom decided that she wasn't going to cook thanksgiving, so we decided to cook here at home! Mike and I love to cook together and cooking Thanksgiving Dinner is the best! Things also worked out so that Stephen could come and eat with us! He had to work in Logan at 3 and Melissa's family wasn't eating until a little later, SO we planned our dinner around Tee's schedule. It made our already GREAT dinner into a PERFECT dinner!

We spent the morning cooking and making cute little turkeys and setting up! Dinner was yummy, conversation was great, and relaxing afterwards was wonderful! Lots of funny online video's, Frisbee and the boys competing for Tee's attention:) Followed up by some VERY yummy pie!After Tee left Mike and I got a GREAT nap and then we had a great family movie night. I love my little family, and while I did miss seeing more or our extended family I honestly LOVED this calm and quiet turkey day!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Warm Fuzzies

Tyler has been working on his Eagle project for the last month and a half. He has been collecting fleece (to make blankets) and socks and underwear for a Head Start preschool in Providence Utah. This particular preschool and after school center caters to helping children of migrant workers. The level of need is amazing, and hopefully what Ty is able to collect and make will help out a little bit.

Here's the flier for the project:Anyway, tonight we met at the church with the rest of the Young Men and Young Women to make all of the blankets. The goal had been to make 50 blankets. We have 74! Wahoo! We're still collecting socks and undies, so I'll have to give a final count later:) Thanks EVERYONE for donating and helping to make blankets! There is NO WAY our little family of 7 :) could have made 74 blankets!

As a little side note.....Missy is LOVING the pile of blankest in the living room:(

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Preschool Thanksgiving

I love your yearly preschool Thanksgiving dinner! This year it was at Lyn and Howie's house, and it was WONDERFUL! We had fun making little turkeys, and eating lots of yummy food. It was a lot of fun for me to be there just with Nick. I love all of our preschool friends!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Staples Are Meant For Paper Not Heads

Tonight Tyler played amazing 10 minutes of his soccer game! NOT the game we were hoping for. He went up for a header and a kids from the other team came up late for the same ball....heads hit. BOTH boys collapsed. All of the adults on the field ran to the other kid because he was screaming like crazy and hit head had split above his eye. Tyler was just laying there not moving. I was a little concerned because of the lack of movement, but stayed where I was. Our keeper went to see if Ty was ok, and then called to the coaches because of the blood....I still stayed sitting. Ty's tough and he has good coaches and I try to not over react. HOWEVER when the picked him up and his legs gave out and his coach looked up at me in concern, I figured it was time to be concerned. Tyler could remember his phone number but wouldn't track in at all. Mike reached in through the net and pulled Ty's hair out of the way and said "we're going". It was quite the gash. Dave (the coach) helped Mike get Ty to the car and we headed to Wee Care. Matt held the paper towel to his head while we drove through a crazy snow storm. We were going to take the other kids all home but they were too upset and didn't want to leave Tyler, so we all went! We had to wait a minute at Wee Care, but nothing like it would have been at the hospital! When the nurse started to scrub out his head he almost passed out. He went white and slumped over. All he could get out is "I'm going to throw up!" before he slumped over. Poor kid. I climbed up in the chair to hold him up since she couldn't really stop....I mean that turf is NASTY and we really didn't want an infection:) The staples hurt but in comparison he could tough it out. It took 5 Staples to close the gash. 5! It's such a big ole mess! He also had a mild concussion, so he get's to sit out for a while.....and THAT is the worst part for my sweet soccer player!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Fun at Kangaroo Zoo

Mom and Don gave each family 2 months out of the year for fun family activities, and November was our month. It's been a great Christmas present that lasted all year! Anyway, this weekend they cam up for Tyler's soccer game and then we went to Kangaroo Zoo. It's great to have on in Ogden now! Our outing there started with Nick's diaper leaking all over. He was COVERED. YUCK! Mike cleaned him up and I ran to Walmart. Thankfully we were close to one! With some new Cars jammies we were finally set to play! The boys all had a blast! It was HOURS of non stop bouncing! Thanks Grandma and Grandpa!!