Saturday, June 27, 2009

Kaleb's Surgery

Kaleb had his Inguinal Right Hernia surgery yesterday. We arrived at 9:30, and made it home about 3:00. What an AWESOME hospital. This darling little nurse came to talk to him about surgery. She showed him a book, and talked to him about everything that was gonna happen. She even brought him a little doll to color, and take home.

He even got to play video games while he was waiting for his turn.

Kaleb kept throwing up after the surgery, so he had to stay a little longer than normal. Once we got home, he began putting together his new Star Wars Lego set which he picked out a week ago as his "surgery prize." He was such a brave little guy, and is doing very well today.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

What have I done?

As if having my husband gone for 2 1/2 weeks, dealing with sick kiddos, as well as a very very busy 1 year old wasn't enough.....I went and bought a new Shih Tzu puppy yesterday. Oh my heck. She is super duper adorable. I named her Meeko. She did fantastic her first night. She ALWAYS is wanting to be played with, which really isn't a problem at my house. I did however catch the kids putting Build-A-Bear clothes on her. It was pretty cute.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day

Another one of Kaleb's crazy crafties.

Saturday while driving, that little tiny calm feeling/voice said "Amy, wait just a second." I listened. This girl with Nevada license plates and chatting on her cellphone went barreling through the intersection when she was in a turn only lane. I feel very blessed that I listened.

I made some DELISH little treats thanks to Bakerella for Father's Day. The unfortunate part, is that Kaisey refunded again this morning, so we didn't head out to see my dad, and having Trent gone, it looks like I'm gonna be eating myself sick! I LOVE me some treats!

My dad never got mad at me, but I knew when he was disappointed in me. He is a quiet man, until you get to know him, and then he's a jokester. He has such a kind heart. Ask any of the kids he coached on his West High Golf Team. He has and will do anything for me. I know I don't tell you how much you mean to me....but I LOVE you. You are the best daddy EVER!

To my sweetheart, I love you so much! You are an amazing daddy to our kids. I can't wait for the day that we can all be sealed together in the Temple for "time AND eternity"

Saturday, June 20, 2009


I just recently found out about something called skype. For those of you that don't know, it's basically a way to video phone call by using a webcam and microphone. I have been doing this with Trent for the past week. It's awesome. It's free to talk from skype to skype. So those of you having relatives or friends that live far away....this rocks!

Kaleb's baseball picture 2009.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Time for a break?

I woke up to this. Kaleb apparently wanted to just "wake up ready" for his baseball game. What a hilarious little tyke!

Dance, soccer and baseball are finally done. I went to Kali's end of year program. Kali had a great Kindergarten experience. She absolutely LOVED Mrs. Tipton, and adored her teacher's assistant Miss Allen.
Then A track got out. I was ready for an AWESOME break from everything. Including my husband. Took him to the airport and was missing him from the moment he got out of the car. He went to Indonesia for the National Guard. To distract me, I did my craft of the month. Isn't it super cute?

Bought the kids a couple fun prizes. One of which was this doll stroller for Kaisey. Ummm..not really meant for you to ride in sweetheart.

So then it was a fun filled day at Primary Children's with Kaleb. First we went to visit the Surgeon who will be performing his Inguinal Right Hernia surgery. This is a (and I quote) "fairly common and easy surgery". If it's so "fairly common" why have I not heard of it before? Then we headed off to get Kaleb sedated for his MRI. He has been having way too many severe headaches. We already checked his eyes and they were fine. So the nurses prep him and start with his IV. I warned them that the last time they had a hard time getting it in. No different this time. It took them 3 tries. On the third try, once they finally got it began to spurt blood all over the place. Kaleb was trying to be calm, but I could tell that he was a little concerned about loosing so much blood.

I got a call from the doctor this morning, and he said that the MRI looked good. "It's not a tuma." However, he does have a sinus infection that has settled in his head which is what is most likely causing the headaches. (How long has that bad boy been in there?) The doctor said that they would have never known that without the MRI. He will be on antibiotics for an extended amount of time and let's hope this will clear him up and take away those headaches.

Yipee...we get to go back up to Primary's in a couple weeks to finish up with Kaleb. I feel so grateful to have health insurance this time around.

Having Trent gone, I can handle. Going to Primary's for 6 hours this week, I can handle. Having water softener leak on carpet 3 times, I can handle. Having the employee who was supposed to fix my softener call in sick, I can handle. So why is it the centipede I had to kill in the basement that put me over the edge? I'm so ready for this day to be over. Where's my break?

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Soccer in Curlers

Thanks to Kali's coach Kristine...we got a curler picture! Yeah!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Last Soccer Games...etc.

3 of my cute neighborhood teenagers....Kenzie, Alyssa, and Kyanna brought this over to my family. How adorable are they?

The UNDERDOGS with Coach Sean.
Kaleb's last soccer game of the season. He was SO good at soccer until he broke his femur. After that, he lost his drive to dominate. The last few games of the season this year he came into his own again. I was so proud, and so excited because I enjoy the sport.

"Where did this fire come from?" I asked.

"Mom....I'm an UNDERDOG and the ball is my chew toy." Kaleb said.

Hey.....whatever motivates the boy!

I didn't get any pictures of Kali....but I'm hoping that I can get some from Kali's coaches. Jenn and Kristine.
We had more garbage can "drama" recently. For my own sanity, I added a little vinyl to mine.

Our darling May craft.
♫ Stop in the name of love....Before you break my heart ♪ Isn't she such a cutie? Her first word was "out". All she wants to do is go outside.

Daddy is packing for Indonesia. I guess he's taking her with him.

I made these cake pops to take to my sister-in-laws baby blessing. I thought they turned out super cute. I remembered to take a picture in the car on the way to Bountiful. We THOUGHT they'd be ok in the car since it was raining. A couple of them bit the dust while we were in Sacrament. My thanks to Amy Coombs and Bakerella for discovering them for me.

Thursday, June 4, 2009


After being hit twice to the body (and I'm not including the 3 other times he's been hit in the helmet) Kaleb is now scared of being pitched to. I don't blame him.....but he's gotta get back on that horse. He kept backing away from the pitches. Finally the last inning of the game he actually tried to swing at it. And THANK GOODNESS he didn't get hit this game! Whew!

Addison, Alexis, Katie and Abbi all went to the "lighting" of the ball field. Little did I know the REAL reason they wanted to go. BOY Oh BOY here it comes!

Kali with her "new do". My girls LOVE to have me add in the brightly colored extensions. They stay in their hair until they "yank" them out. Usually a couple weeks if they're careful.

No hate mail about the next pictures. Since I have grandma's reading my blog I had to post it. This is Kaisey's version of a summersault.....with toilet paper!

Don't babies just have the cutest naked bums?

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

When did that happen?

We had a SUPER busy weekend....and OF COURSE I forgot my camera! Kali had a soccer game in which she had to wear her curlers. She immediately went up to Dave T. and told him that "it isn't funny" before anybody even looked at her. Then it was off to Kaleb's game. He OF COURSE got hit again by another pitch. This time it was in the back. Then we went home to get ready for dance recitals. OF COURSE we were late because I wrote the wrong time down. We ended up spending 4 hours at the recital. What a long day.

What I'm wondering now is when did I become my mom? I think she is a super mom. She has always been so giving of herself and of her time. People will call her for help with this and help with that. I'm starting to realize that I'm becoming her. When did that happen?'s a good thing it did happen because child number 3 brought home a "red card" from school today. It said that Kali "kicked Aaron because he told on Marlee." Hello? Where the heck did my kid learn to kick? My Kali? Surely not MY Kali. I was so angry....but I had the sense to send her to her room while I had a chance to think. We ultimately decided together that kicking wasn't the best policy, and we are sending not only an apology to Aaron, but a treat. I'm so done with school this year. Now I wish we knew what dang track we had.

TO BE CONTINUED...........