Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Max's 1st trip to the dentist

We took Max to the dentist yesterday for the first time so i wanted to post some pictures. We will not focus on his report, because it was was not the best and we are looking into a second opinion, but instead I will talk about what a fantastic job Max did. I could not believe it. He loved the waiting room full of games and movies. Mike came to help out, and I am so thankful he did that. Max sat on Mike's lap to get his x rays done and did perfect, he listened so well. Than we took him to get his teeth cleaned. He got to lay down with sunglasses and headphones and watch the Lion King. Who wouldnt love that? He open his mouth, and just did everything the hygenist said. We were beyond proud of our little guy. We love our little guy so much and Are going to do the best we can with his teeth from here on out. He has a procedure in March to correct some things in his mouth, and we also will be brushing his teeth 2-3 times a day, flossing 1-2 times a day, watching his sugar intake, and making sure he has only water after his teeth are brushed at night. We want to do everything we can to give Max a pretty smile with healthy teeth, eventhough his genetics are against him. So wish us luck on our new intensive mouth care daily routine. It will be a change but a change for the best. We are so thankful for taking Max yesterday and for everything we learned. It was all a little overwhelming, but I know we can do this together as a family.

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Friday, January 27, 2012

Who says you cant play dress up with boys?!

Watched the boys the other night while Mike went to the Hog game. We decided to play dress up and had a lot of fun. Sure, it wasnt princess dresses and crowns, but we found all sorts of fun dress up stuff in Max's room for boys.we laughed at lot at our silly costumes.

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Monday, January 23, 2012

Reason #1,345 I love being a stay at home mom

Because I get to make Max cool breakfasts with star pancakes. Max was extremely excited about this by the way.

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Big Brother Little Brother

Ok, I admit it. I love dressing the boys in cordinating outfits, even if it's just with color, but even better, big brother little brother shirts. I dont know why i love doing it so much. Probably because it reminds me that now i have 2 precious little boys to dress, and not just one. Well that, and they just look so dang cute in matching outfits! Max loves it to. Today I asked him what his shirt said, he said "Big Max", close enough ; ) P.S. taking a picture of these two at their age, with their personalities, with both of them behaving at the same time is a task

And the best one....

Friday, January 20, 2012

The Lamb infirmary

Last Thursday Max came home from school with a fever and runny nose with a cough. Saturday night, Alex started a bad runny nose, middle of the night, a fever. Sunday, Mike, you guessed it, similar symptoms. Monday, mike took off work sick for the first time in over a year, and I was home with 3 sick boys running on absolutely zero sleep. Monday afternoon Alex started to get an extremely runny nose, a bad cough/wheezy breath, wouldnt nurse, and refrused his binky because he couldnt breath, therefore only napped when he passed out because of exhaustion. After we survived the longest night ever known as last Monday, i called our doctor at 7:45am on Tuesday, so they could call me back at 8, and made an appointment for 9:10. My mom drove in to help with the troops. The doctor said what i thought, he was concerned about Alex's current condition. What surprsied me though is that we werent sent home with antibiotics like i had assumed. Instead we were sent home with a list full of to do's and a treatment to help his lungs ( humidifier, nasal spray, aspirator, etc etc) and a little mask. The doctor said the nasal spray he prescribed would help open his sinuses up and the breathing treatments would help with Alex's lungs and help him get the amount of air he needs. So, every 4 hours i have to make the little guy breath 2 puffs about 12 breaths out of the below

I hope Alex feels better soon. I hate to see the little guy so uncomfortable. Plus mommy needs some sleep! So thankful i decided to take him in.

Brotherly Love

I am so thankful for the opportunity to raise not one but two little boys. Alex is only 4 months old and i can already see their brotherly bond starting to form. They are so lucky to be able to grow up and have each other there to play with, talk to, watch movies together, sleep together, and just go through life together a few years apart. There were times after I gave birth to Max and experienced the newborn months that I wondered if i would able be able to do that again. Well the answer was yes! God blessed us with our little Alex and now our family feels more complete than when it was just us 3. I cant wait to be home this next year and watch how Max and Alex play together more and interact more together. Yes, they are and will be a handful, and at times I wonder if there is a sane mother of 2 boys out there.......but I wouldnt have it any other way. Whenever i see them happy together, i try to take a quick picture. Below are some recent ones.

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Friday, January 13, 2012


Poor Max ran almost 102 fever yesterday afternoon and night. He woke us up at 4:35am with fever again. We have been giving him Tylonal to keep it down. This afternoon he's finally starting to look a little better. I dint know what it was but it seems to be gone now..... Since he woke up around 8 he's been back to his old awnry self!

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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Mike's parent's land

Mike's parents bought some land in NWA!!! We are so excited about this. They closed around Christmas time, so on New Year's Eve Day, we went to go visit the land. They bought about 40 acres near West Fork. The land is just goergous, we had so much fun walking through it and showing the boys. It will be neat to see what all they do with the land. We took lots of pictures, can't wait until the next time we get to visit it. Mike's parents are coming up on the 23rd of January to look at the land, plan sewer, water, etc.