Thursday, June 17, 2010

Jackson's big day

It started at 6:00 this morning with mom rudely waking him from a peaceful night's sleep. We were the first case of the day which was wonderful. If we have to withhold food from Jackson, it's best to do it first thing in the morning. But eventually he did remember that he hadn't been fed and was still a little sleepy. Overall, he was great. We got him dressed in his little gown, had our visits with the doctor, nurse, and anesthesiologist and off he went! By the way, the anesthesiologist was so cute with Jackson. The nurse told us that he is great with kids and loves to hold them until they are asleep. That made me feel so much better. He was in very good hands. I know ear tubes aren't that big of a deal and I am very grateful that that's all we were there for but I was still anxious. 15 minutes later, Dr. Meads was back to tell us it was all done and Jackson did great.

The little boy that they brought back to us was NOT a happy one, however. I'm glad we had been warned of this. It's understandable that the anesthesia would make him feel all out of sorts. He was so sad! Inconsolable for quite a while but eventually he settled down at home and was able to have a nice nap and then some food!

We've got another antibiotic to give him for 10 days and some ear drops but I'm hopeful that once that is all done, our sweet happy boy will be back to normal! I'd love him either way but he is made to smile. It makes my heart happy to see him happy. Love this boy!

A HUGE thank you to Grandma McCann for getting up at crack of dawn to be at our house when Eliza woke up, which also happened to be at the crack of dawn. Sorry about that...

Here's some pictures of our adventure.

This is after the surgery. Look at that sad face! Poor little guy.

This is a few hours later. Happy boy again!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Dad's work

On Saturday, Eliza got to see where exactly dad goes every morning. It was ALL she could talk about on Friday and she hasn't stopped talking about it since. Hey, anytime Matt wants to take her to work, it's fine by me! Some of the highlights were - riding up in the "alligator" (elevator), finding the balloons with candy bowls attached, sitting in dad's chair, spinning the wheel to win a prize, the echo in the underground parking lot, lunch afterwards with dad at the food court. She's pretty easy to please.

I can't figure out how to make the picture not look like that. It's off of Matt's phone. We were doing pretty good to get it uploaded to the computer at all. :)

The big 3-1

Happy birthday to Matt!

Thank you to grandma for watching the kiddos for a couple of hours. I've forgotten how nice it is to go out to eat without children.

Matt is such a wonderful dad. Eliza and Jackson miss him when he's at work during the day and Matt never disappoints when he gets home. There's always lots of hugging, kissing, tickling, squealing, and giggling. Those are the best sounds in the world!

Love you!

Thursday, June 3, 2010


Good news for the kids, bad news for the's swimsuit season. We took the kids to the Kearns rec center on Saturday for a swim. They loved it and Matt and I actually had a pretty good time, too. I don't think Jackson's legs stopped kicking the whole time! Eliza was such a big girl and went down the slide all by herself. But only once. :) Oh, and she decided she wanted to wear last year's swimming suit right before we left so that's why it's different in the pictures.