Sunday, August 30, 2009

Recap of Tyler's 2nd surgery

Thanks to Jamie'd dad for putting this together yesterday. Enjoy!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Three down, two to go!

Our little Kylie started kindergarten this morning. It seems like yesterday she was a 6 month old with Elvis sideburns and little hair on the back of her head. She's growing up into such a beautiful girl. She had a great time and even said she wants to go back tomorrow. Always a good sign!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

First day of school and a visit with Grandma M.

Last week the boys started school. I'm sure most of you are keeping track, but for those that aren't, Brandon is in 5th grade and Steven is now a first grader. They both really like their teachers - so far. We'll see if that changes once they start getting homework.

Kylie will be starting kindergarten later this week. She had her assessments last Friday and did very well (of course!). I'm sure Jamie will miss having all five kids around all day long.

Tonight we got to go see my Grandma M. who was up at my aunt and uncle's house in Park City. Two of my cousins were there as well. Even though we had already eaten dinner, we couldn't resist Uncle Dave's great cooking. I hadn't seen my Grandma in at least a couple of years, and my cousins for even longer. My cousins both recently had babies so we took some pictures of Tyler and their kids together. Little Addyson must have thought she could get some milk out of Tyler because she kept trying to suck his arm.

The kids thought the highlight of the night, though, was the cat licking Uncle Dave's hair. They were mesmerized, seriously. Click on the picture and it should enlarge enough to see the cat's tongue.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Cabinets and Haircuts

Yesterday, Jamie and I began installing knobs and handles on our kitchen cabinets and drawers. We got all the hardware we needed FOR FREE. We found it in the dumpster at a construction site. Just kidding. Inside joke. Jamie actually got everything at good old Costco. the knobs were fairly easy to install, but we found we need longer screws for the drawer handles. Either that or a drill bit that will make part of the hole bigger so we can get the screw in further. Other than this cabinet over the stove, we thought we did a pretty bang up job.

I'm turning into quite the handyman. Riiiight.

Oops! The screw came in at an angle and split some of the wood. We still put the knob on, but its a little crooked, so we'll have to fix this one.
Close up of a finished pair.

They certainly add a nice touch to the kitchen.

Earlier in the week, Jamie took the girls to get a haircut. The next day, Jamie played stylist/make-up artist with Kaylin. Kaylin loved it so much, she cried when her hair got messed up from her nap and made Jamie redo it.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Post-Surgery Thoughts

It's hard to believe that it's been two weeks already since Tyler had his surgery. Although, time also seems to go by slooooow now that he's not sleeping through the night and more fussy than before. We suppose he's trying to get back in the swing of things. We have to give him a lot more attention than a "normal" baby, which means you don't get to enjoy as many blog posts. We are tired!

However, we also feel very blessed. Everything has gone as well or better than we could have imagined. We have also had so many people help us in different ways. We greatly appreciate everything. The Lord has truly blessed our family. We know that His hand is in all things. Jamie found this picture on another blog that really expresses how we feel.

We also wanted to share this video of Tyler that Jamie took today on the digital camera. Such a cute little guy when he's not crying (but even that is kind of cute).

There's a lot more things we'd like to share - ventures in the mountains, trips to the Highland water fountain park and Raging Waters, hanging out with our folks. Unfortunately, we didn't take any pictures. Sort of reminds me of the Weird Al song where they go see the biggest ball of twine in Minnesota and the dude steals the family camera. Just like that family, "at least we have our memories."

Congrats to cousin Angela on her new addition! Can't wait to see the pics of little Addyson.

On a sad note, we offer our condolences and prayers to the Hall family back in Ridgecrest for the passing of Sister Hall. I've known her for as long as I can remember. She was a great person and I know she is in our Father in Heaven's rest now.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Tyler is home

He came home Monday, but I've been too busy with work to post. The other kids are with their grandparents, which has helped as Tyler still needs a lot more attention than usual. I don't know where the camera is right now, but I'll try to post some pictures later tonight or tomorrow. Thank you all for your prayers on Tyler's behalf. I have no doubt that they have been heard.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Out of the ICU

Tyler was moved to the main floor today. I'm here at the hospital with him, so I don't have any pictures. He's doing really well. No more constant lines in him - just monitors and a couple of IV inserts to be used as needed. They haven't told us yet how much longer they expect him to be here, but I can't imagine it being more than a few days.