Monday, March 28, 2011

A sticky mess....

Bryson's new obsession is the hair gel. He loves to get some and put it on his hair, or in this case, everywhere! This stuff is so sticky, gooey, and messy!

Doing a little dance, showing me his artwork, take notice of the wall behind him.
I think he tried to clean up a little bit, hence the mess on the towel.
However, I must say I think I got the easy one on this. On Sunday, Neil was watching Bryson while we were at church. He was going to come to Sacrament meeting with Bryson. (We don't dare take him to nursery during RSV season.) Sacrament meeting started, and Neil wasn't there. I wasn't sure what had happened, I figured maybe Bryson fell asleep. When we got home, I found out the problem. Bryson had found a brand new bottle of gel and emptied that bottle all over my bathroom, shower, himself. Neil had an extremely large sticky, gooey mess to clean up!

1st Grade Program

I can't believe it is already time for school programs. This year has gone by too fast, I don't even want to think about Dallin in 2nd grade and Camden in Kindergarten already. Dallin has been very excited about this program. They have been working hard all year long on these songs. Here he is before the program started.

Neil kept giving Dallin the "rock on" sign and so he would do it back.
This may not be the best picture, but it shows a little bit of Dallin's facial expressions. He jammed to every song they had to sing. It was pretty cute, and he looked incredibly handsome too!
Each class sang a song and they sang several songs all together. There are 6 or 7 first grade classes at his school, so there were a lot of kids and the gym was very crowded. Luckily we had planned for that and were there early and we had great seats! The theme of the program was safety. So Dallin's classes song was about buckling up. It makes me sad to think 1st grade is almost over. I hope and pray he gets a good teacher. He had an amazing teacher this year, and it will be hard for him to leave her.

Friday, March 25, 2011

They are out of here!

It has come to this... Camden has had strep throat 6 or 7 times in the last 10 months. He also has had tonsillitis a couple of times too. We have had enough and we went to an ENT to get them out! During Cam's first appointment he told the PA he had fire eyes. The PA asked him what his fire eyes did, and he looked up at him and said, well I can see your brain. I about died laughing. The PA was shocked, he wasn't sure how to respond to that one. Cam's brain never stops and it is always thinking of something crazy!

The nurse told him when he got his tonsils out he would get to eat ice cream and Popsicles whenever he wanted, even for breakfast, lunch and dinner. He was thrilled, he couldn't wait to get them out. I was a little more worried about the whole thing. I felt incredibly guilty the night before the surgery. This is not life threatening and I knew he wasn't going to feel good, and it was going to hurt, and I am going to let the doctor do this to him!

So before surgery the nurse came in and talked to him, took his blood pressure etc. He was all smiles, everyone would walk in and say Camden, how are you doing? He was thrilled they all knew his name and wanted to know how they knew.

His cute little feet, with Buzz slippers.

This is Dr. Major's and Camden told him they would have to do a secret handshake first. So he is showing him how to do it. The doctor asked him about his tonsils, and Cam said, well my tonsils are working really hard to get me sick. The doctor was impressed and told him, he would take them out, so they couldn't keep making him sick.
They take the kids to surgery in a wagon. He was so excited for his wagon ride, he could care less I was leaving. They certainly know what they are doing!
See you later buddy!
It was sad watching him get pulled away.
It was certainly much less stressful waiting for this surgery to be over. But it is surgery and there is always risks, so I was very glad to see the doctor afterward and he said everything went great. He also said his tonsils were huge and nasty, his adenoids were also very big so they were taken out as well. He said after a couple of weeks, we would be very happy we had done the surgery.

Camden told the nurse he wanted his daddy to hold him first. He is a daddy's boy! He closed his eyes for about 5 minutes, and then he was asking for a pop cycle. He wanted Neil's phone to play a game, he was doing awesome.
After a couple of hours, we took him home. On the way home, he asked for a marshmallow shake. He cracks me up. He did really good after the surgery too! He ate a ton of yogurt, and he had his fair share of shakes as well. The only time that was hard on him was the nights. He would wake up hurting, but he didn't want to swallow any medicine either. It would take us about 1/2 hour to 1 hour to get him to take his medicine and calm down. It wasn't very fun, but the first night he woke up hurting pretty bad, he asked me, "what did they do to me". It about broke my heart, but it also made me smile at the same time. I can only imagine what he thought, I went in there feeling fine, and now I hurt like heck! He also told me a couple of times, that he didn't like that doctor, he made me sick!

We have been down for his follow up, and all is healing as it is suppose to, oh happy day!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

He turns 2!!

On February 26 my little miracle turned 2. It is hard to even type that sentence without getting a little emotional. My baby isn't going to be a baby much longer, and I am not sure I am ready for that.
Sometimes it feels like this ...
was so long ago, other times, it feels like it was yesterday. Looking at Bryson today, it has hard to believe he had such a fight and struggle when he was born. If it weren't for his scars on his chest, you would never know. It is amazing that we have gone from the above picture to this....
I can't look at that picture without smiling. What a sweet "baby" boy he is! Bryson is so much fun, he has such a sweet personality and he can you give you looks that will melt your heart. It is almost impossible to get upset with him, when you do get after he him, he gives you this look that will melt anything. He is talking more and more everyday. I love to hear from the other room, mommy ere are you. When his brothers take something from him, you get a "hey", in the cutest voice ever. He loves his uncles so much, and now thinks it is very fun to call them on the phone. I don't think they mind getting a call saying "Hi Brady, I love you." It is safe to say he has us all wrapped around his little finger.

Here are some pictures from his birthday party.
Opening his T-ball set

A new mickey from Trisha and Brett. He has to sleep with both of them at night!
His other favorite thing "ball"
Savannah put this on his back and he didn't want anyone to take it off. If they did try they certainly got the "hey" from him.
Waiting for his cake, I love the excitement on his face.
Blowing out the candles.

He really blew them out, it was so dang cute. He tried to blow with all he had too!
Mommy and Bryson, and yes I am holding his hands down so he doesn't get into the cake.
Here is his cake, of course it's Mickey. Bryson absolutely loves Mickey Mouse, so I had to make this cake for him. It was a little more difficult than I thought it would be, but I managed!
and with so much black icing ......
his shirt came off, and you should have seen every one's tongues!
Bryson and Dallin comparing tongues.
I cannot begin to express my gratitude for the miracle that was performed for Bryson. It is amazing to me the technology and information we have today. I know there are others that were not as lucky as Bryson, and I try hard not to take that for granted. I remember when we were told of his condition (Transposition of the great arteries) that the doctor said if your baby was going to have a heart defect this is the one to have. I have since found that to be so true, Bryson's heart has been corrected and so many others are not able to be fixed. I love this little boy with all of my heart, and I am truly grateful to be his mommy!