Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Hmm now it let me

Okay, well now it let me upload these pictures. Here is my handsome boy, I think it makes him look much older!!!! Man oh man, what happened to my baby??? First Dylon, now Adam they just grow up so fast!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Not a good day!!!

Yesterday Adam got his upper braces, I was so proud of him while they were putting them on he did amazing!!!!! He had a pretty good day yesterday he ate Macdonald's chicken nuggets for lunch and had his favorite dinner meatloaf and mashed potatoes with very little complaining. He woke up this morning with swollen upper lip!! And crying to "take these braces off!!!" My sister told me I should have woke him up every 4 hours and given children's advil to help with the swelling and pain!! A little to late!! We did do advil/Tylenol ( switching back and forth) around the clock all day and tonight I will be waking him and giving him advil!! I've heard it takes 1 to 2 weeks for your inside mouth to get use to them!!! I hope we are the lucky 1 week people and I hope this week flies by!!!!! 95% of the day he looked like the top picture, with his hands covering his mouth!! He absolutly hates the wax, when I try to explain how it will help not hurt so bad, he tells me it "tickles his teeth" and he "HATES IT" ??????????? not sure what to think. My neighbor told me that her son was told that if he didn't use the wax it would "toughen his skin up faster" I hope this is true, because I'm not sure how often he is going to let me put the wax on. Tonight I finally talked him into it, but he was picking it off as quick as I would put it on!! He ate Mcdonald's hot cakes and sausage for brunch (I tried feeding him breakfast at home with no luck, he was so sad I suggested we try Mcdonald's pancakes because they seem softer than the ones I make and he liked this idea, hey it worked I might be going back tomorrow morning and stocking up) he also had a medium frosty at Wendy's (fast food is coming out pretty good with this brace thing) in the afternoon and refused to eat anything else, he also started coughing a lot today again. At first I thought it was just from being upset, but then tonight he had a fever again. A very very low grade it was only 99.5 but the fact that he has been on advil and Tylenol all day and still a low grade fever has me a little worried. So, off to the Doctors we will go tomorrow. He was really doing great all weekend no fever, very little coughing so, I thought it was fine to keep our ortho appt. now of course I am kicking myself!!! I tried to upload the picture of him yesterday when you could actually see his new look but it wouldn't let me I will try again. He picked purple and gold binders for the MN Vikings!!!! If anyone has some suggestions I'd love to hear them!!!!!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Silly boy

Adam is doing much better!!! I took this picture last Thursday, when Adam was not feeling well I did not comb his hair for 2 days and it was a horrible knotty mess!!! Thursday morning I told Adam he was taking a bath so I could condition his hair so it wouldn't hurt so bad when combing it. He for some reason did not want to take a bath (typically he loves to take a bath but because it was MY idea he wasn't wanting anything to do with it) I reassured him he would feel much better after a good soak. After I cleaned up our breakfast mess I went to get him for a bath and this is what I found!!!! It just made me laugh out loud! He went and got an outfit on and look at all the accessories he added! All I could think of is how much he looked like one of the Olsen twins, I get them mixed up but it's either Mary Kate or Ashley that I thought he looked like. It was a really good try but, no it did not work Adam did go straight to the tub after I took a couple of pictures of course! But, I did think it was very smart of him to add the beanie to cover his oh so scary hair that was going on under it.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Really, we are still here!!!!!

Blogging slump!!?? I guess that is what you could call it. Whatever you want to call it, I am going to really try to get back into the swing of things. Summer 2009, was......hmmm I'm not exactly sure the best way to "word" this summer. Don't get me wrong we had some great times, the best part of summer 2009 was Dylon was able to come home for 10 glorious days!!! It was so great to have him home, Adam is still talking about it, and almost everyday asks about Dylon coming home for Christmas!!!! Mr. fun has been working lots of hours, and in this economy we are very thankful for that!! Many at Mr. fun's job got laid off so, like I said we are thankful!! Sadly we had to attend 2 very hard funerals this summer. Both affected me very strongly. The first was Dylon's friend who was killed in Afghanistan, and then a very special friend of mine died unexpectedly. Brianna was just 17 years old, I've known her since she was 5. Brianna had down syndrome, in 2006 she was diagnosed with leukemia she had actually been in remission for about a year and was doing great when she got the flu and I guess her tired body finally just couldn't take anymore. Her entire family is very special to our family, they are some of the nicest people you would ever meet. My heart is still hurting for their and this world's great loss. These are just a few of the reason's for my absense.
We started school Sept. 8 with the rest of our neighborhood. Yes, we are still homeschooling. Adam is now in 4th grade. Above picture is the first day of school pic. . We joined a homeschool co-op, it meets 2 days out of the month. We have science, gym, and art there and though we have only gone once I think it is going to be a really good fit!! I hope I'm right!
We also have a new member to our family, everyone please meet "Louie". He is a 5 year old shitzu. This new additon now makes us a 3 pet family!!! 2 dogs, and 1 cat, I have always had a 2 pet maxmium but I guess rules are made to be broken!! Louie is a total sweetheart and even Mr. fun who is not a "little dog" kinda guy thinks he is pretty cool!!

Yesterday we found out Adam has pneumonia, I guess it is really going around here!!! I know this has happened because with all the talk about the flu, I felt an obviously false sense of security with the thought that because we were homeschooling Adam would be "safer", guess germs are everywhere and if your going to get it your going to get it. I am happy to say Adam is doing really good, and I think we caught it before he got too sick!! He did have a fever of 102 Monday and Tues. and Wed. it was 101, today it has been 99.5 so, I am hoping the worst is over!!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Sunday, July 19, 2009


This is an update I wish I did not have to write, but Dylon's friend Ben Kopp passed away yesterday at 21 years old. He died for us all, I believe every soldier who has died has died for us all. They do not have to enlist, but they do it, so we can continue to have our freedom. Even in Death Ben is helping, he was an organ donor. He is truly a hero. Please continue to pray for his family, I can not imagine how hard this is for them. He did/does have a carebridge site you just need to put, prayforben.