Friday, February 27, 2009

Sweet baby girl

McKenize is now 9 months old. It is hard to believe that in just three short months she will be a year. My little baby is growing up so fast and her personality is growing everyday as well. She started crawling a month ago and now she is everywhere. Kenzie is getting hard to hold because she twist and turn to get down and go. Even though she wants to explore she wants me right by her side as she does it. She has started going through a little separation anxiety. I can no longer check on her in the middle of the day at school because she melts down now when she sees me. I miss peeking my head in her class through out the day to see what she is up to. She is eating most all table food. She pushes away her bottle to get what we are eating. The girl LOVES to eat. Her teachers at school kept telling me to bring more food because when she sees the others eating she gets upset. One day they said they were going to order take-out for her because she can't get enough. Ryan is still teaching McKenzie to be a tough little girl as he tries to wrestle with her on a daily basis. He can make her laugh like no other, but she also lets him know when she has had enough. She has started clapping and gets proud of herself when she thinks she does something wonderful. When she laughs she wrinkles her nose which melts my heart. As I sit and type this she is talking to herself while pulling all of the laundry out of the laundry basket. What fun times at 9 months!!!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Being healthy is's really good

Scott is starting to feel back to his old self and playing with Ryan again. They are the underwear monsters (Ryan's idea of course!)

The past several weeks have been an emotional time that took us by surprise. A few weeks ago Scott ended up getting really sick and thinking it was the stomach virus. I did what we all do and began cleaning and disinfecting everything. I knew it was going around and now I figured it was our turn, but I was going to try my hardest to keep it from the kids. After a week he was still feeling bad so I convinced him to go to the doctor just to get some medicine or something. It was lasting way too long. The doctor did some test and realized that he was suffering from Gal stones. The picture of it looks like a little gum ball machine...too bad these were painful ones. What worried us is the cyst they found on Scott's kidney. They had determined that it was not a "simple" cyst so more test had to be done. One of Scott's best friends is a doctor and after we sent him the results of the other test he called us with news he didn't really think he was going to have to tell us. Scott picked up the phone and began pacing all over the house. I finally began to follow him after awhile so I could hear what was going on. There were some things on the cyst that didn't look good. There were things that made him a little worried when he saw it. He went on to tell us other things about it, but we were still so confused on the medical terms of it all. We immediately sat down right where we were ( the playroom of all places) and began praying. What else do you do?? You have no control over any of it. What do people without God do at this moment? I didn't know what to tell Scott. When he was about to loose his job last year I just kept saying " it is not the end of the world, at least we are all healthy." Well, now what?? We weren't healthy. I tried not to cry in front of him so that he didn't worry anymore than he already was, but when you are praying to your heavenly father about your husband you can't stop the tears from falling. That Wednesday we went to the urologist to get his opinion on it and the second he walked in the room all I wanted to do was yell out "does my husband have cancer?" but I held myself together and shook his hand as I was taught to do. My heart was pounding and my hands were sweaty, but I continued to wait and be patient as we exchanged hello's. We ended up getting great news. It does not look like cancer at this moment and from what they can tell nothing has spread. In 4 months he will have another test to see if the cyst has grown or changed in anyway. If it has then they can remove it. They are waiting to do surgery on it due to the fact that it is so invasive. He reassured me that I didn't have to worry about Scott over the next 4 month because if you know me you know that is what I am best at. As we left the doctors office Scott was overjoyed with emotion that said to me with a huge smile "let's have another baby!!!" What?? Wait a second there stud...we just got great news but let's not take it to extreme and reproduce. Maybe we can celebrate with some ice cream. :)Heee Anyway, with all the prayers that our sweet friends and family have prayed over Scott I am convinced that they will not go in vain and the cyst will stay the same. So once again we live by our family verse " we walk by faith, not by sight." 

Scott had his gal bladder removed last Monday and is back to work today. He is still a little sore, but doing great. God is truly so wonderful and we continue to count our blessings each day. 

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Our Little Valentine's

Today we are continuing to celebrate our love for not only each other but for our kids as well. Sounds cheesy, but so true. We adore our kids and are still completely in love with one another. So much so that we woke up this morning going about our daily business and all of the sudden I  stopped and said "Oh Happy Valentine's Day Scott." With a shocked face and wide eyes he said " oh, to you to." So even though we forgot we at least had a card for each other which somehow we remembered to buy earlier in the week. To not let the holiday just go buy we ate off of RED paper plates for breakfast and I of course pulled out the RED napkins. Heeeee We decided to take Ryan to the ice cream shop for lunch to celebrate and then we began to ask him about Valentine's Day. I asked him what he learned about V-day in school and his response was "it is the day you give me a gift." Well, after we talked about what it was about Mimi and Papa (scott's parents) came over and helped us on the gift part. They gave McKenzie some books and a dancing/singing cat and Ryan some video's. They are so good about books on the holidays and the kids love it. 

It was a good day and each day that Ryan randomly says "Mommy, I love you" reminds me how lucky I am to be loved and to love.