Friday, August 27, 2010
Where did my Graden go? You know? My sweet 3 year old? The toe head? The knock knock joke teller? The hold my hand at night and go over his list of people who love him? Where is my Robot boy? It took us a week of pure HELL to figure out that that sweet boys does NOT like Codeine. Instead that funny little boy was turned into the spawn of the you know who. He is volatile, angry, combative, mean, emotional, terrorizing, and not my boy. I finally broke down and told my big sister about it. Call the doctor she said. Duh. I guess kids react different to pain meds. Some like it, some don't. I did not want to wake up the other morning. I was so scared of him. We switched his meds and is about 75% back to normal. I thought Jason and I were going to lose our minds. I think we did, a bit.
As for the overall moral of our house? Well, let's just say it stinks. Literally. I was ill prepared for the breath of my kids. It smells like an obese cat has died under our house. Or like our house is a giant porta potty. NOTHING HELPS. Salt water rinse, sun flower seeds, brushing.....you gag when you enter a room they are in. It reminds me of a patient we had at Cherry Lane Dental. He had is wisdom teeth taken out and at his 2 week post op came in with a HUGE Mnt. Dew. When we had him lie back it only took a second to realize that he had NOT BRUSHED for the 2 weeks. I had never seen the Doctor that mad before. It was horrific. The plaque, the smell. Ugh. Painful memory. At least this is not voluntary on my kids part. I only pray it is gone before school starts on Monday. I don't want them to be the "stinky breath kid". You know who I am talking about.
I have almost lost my mind a thousand times. This was much harder that I expected. I am so glad we are almost done. I would not have changed doing all 3 at once. But I would have better mentally prepared myself better for not leaving the house in over a week. Or that they were going to cry on an hourly basis.
As I said my prayers one night, asking Heavenly Father to please give me the strength to take of my kids....I stopped mid sentence. I then changed my prayer to thanking him for this opportunity to take care of HIS children. It made all the difference.
Ps. Burke needs a haircut. #8. Big surprise :)
Sunday, August 22, 2010
The girls have been more trying. They are in a lot of pain, won't agree to take their meds and won't get off the couch. This has been cause for some tears. Almost on both sides. They are sore and shaky from not eating. I have tried to constantly have a liquid in front of them. This is the first day I have really refilled sippy cups multiple times. :) I made ramen noodles (very cooled) and MADE them come eat them at the table. They were not happy about it, but I think that is why their heads hurt. It's no vacation being stuck on the couch for days on end. I was also able to get all 3 to bathe at some point on Saturday. I thought a clean body and a fresh pair of undies would help. The jury is still out!
Natalie has had her thumb in her mouth NON STOP since Thursday. At one point Jason put a sock on her hand because her thumb was totally white. It was gross. I was pretty sure she was going to suck her thumb nail off. Ewwwzers!
On a bright note, they got a get well card in the mail from G'ma & G'pa Blue in Oregon. It wished them a speedy recovery and gave each of them $4 to go to the $1 store when they get better! They all were so happy. They counted them dollar bills several times in ensure they each received the same amount. Taylor informed me of a snow globe she saw there when we were getting the spray bottles. Oh boy, I can't wait......
Thank You G'ma & G'pa Blue! We love you so much!
The toothless wonder. She wanted to show you. Again.
Poor Bruiser. I mean Burke. I'm sure he is wondering what in the heck is wrong with his sisters. He just mosy's over to them. They give him drinks from the squirt bottles. He likes that!
Thursday, August 19, 2010
This is them, bright eyed and bushy tailed (oblivious to the next few hours) at 7 am. I did not sugar coat the events either. I told them very bluntly that the Dr was going to put them to sleep, get a really sharp tiny knife and cut out pieces of the back of their mouth. (and yet knowing this, they still look like this driving there).... Go figure.
Oh so happily waiting in the pre-op room.
My girls are generally sweet to each other, but especially today.
They got bubbles went they took Graden back.
Check you later tonsils. And teeth????? See those 2 very cattywhompus teeth in Taylor's mouth? Well, we hinted to the Dr that IF by CHANCE they FELL out, we would be SUPER happy. Low and behold the hospital had the tooth fairy on speed dial and while Taylor was out, BOINK! They were out! Once she woke up I showed her the cup and asked if she knew what they were. She said.....
These are of after. My kids did AWESOME! The girls were picture perfect. Sad, and a little teary, but GREAT~
Graden on the other hand was a bit harder. Because he had the "happy drink" it took him 3 times as long to perk up. We was a hot mess. And slobbery. Sorry Dad!
Taylor woke up the best out of all 3. Good job bug!
On the drive home I was just SO proud of all of them. The staff loved them, they were just so good. I told Natalie that they were the BEST KIDS EVER. She then replied...
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
I freaking love it! It is EXACTLY what I wanted! Jason just wanted it back to really blonde. I wanted an actual hair style. Done. Done. :) I think this will really help with my moral over the next few days. It's funny how a little thing like bleach and sheers can do that!
I will keep you posted on my peeps. Keep em in your prayers!
Monday, August 16, 2010
Friday, August 13, 2010
This is more what my kids' tonsils look like. Big difference huh?
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Saturday, August 7, 2010
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Jason and I got married in the Boise Idaho Temple 8 years ago yesterday!
We had a very fun day. Our friends watched all 4 kids and gave us tickets to go to a movie! ( iheartthebrownes)
We picked Inception. Whoa. That is all I have to say. Afterwards we went grocery shopping without the kids...........talk about luxury! We talked about the movie the entire time. When I saw it was 2.5 hours long I thought I would die, but I checked my watch once, and 2 hours had already gone by. It was really so so so good.
Jason and I have been through so much in the last year. It was almost a year ago exactly that all hell broke loose at our old job. It's also when we were told that Burke may have down syndrome. But we held strong, stood together and weathered the storms and now look. Jason has a full time job at Centennial next year (starting in September), Burke is as healthy as can be, and instead of crumbling apart, we grew together like stone. We left a ward we loved, and found one that loved us just as much, we moved into a great house, we have neighbors that are awesome, we are happy.
I am so glad that we made the choice to get married in the temple. The blessings just keep happening.
You are stuck with me for eternity Jason. So you better not forget your wallet so I am the one driving, or it's gonna be a llloooonnnggggggg eternity!