Wednesday, July 30, 2008

A lot going on = Long post

So... A lot has happened in the last few weeks. On the 14th of July we had to be in Phoenix for an Opthamologist appt for Connor. It was just a check up to see if anything has changed, and it hasn't. He still has mild CVI and they want to see us again in December or January. The Dr. told me that his CVI isn't what is causing his lack of speech or his imbalance so we are still looking into what IS causing it. Larry couldn't come with me, so my mom came and helped out a ton! Thanks mom, couldn't have done it without you! Also a huge thanks to Nicole for letting us stay at her house. It was lots of fun for us. We came home on the 15th then had to go to the E.N.T. on the 17th. I had church softball games to go to as well, so it was a little crazy! Luckily my awesome friend Kyndra from my old ward in Mesa came and stayed with us. She is amazing! She was such a huge help. She did it as one of her value projects in Young womens and I am so grateful for it! I think she should be able to pass off like 3 or 4 of em. She did so much for me. I even got in a few naps! It was gr8t. Here are some pics of us being funny!She was only going to stay from Tues.- Sun. but she was able to stay a few more days which worked out perfect cause Connor had to see an Audiologist on Monday the 21st and a Pediatrician that works with kids who have special needs on the 22nd. Yeah, it was a crazy week, and still no more answers. They all just tell me that there is definitely something going on with him, but they don't know exactly what it is. They just know that he is globally delayed. They will probably send him to a developmental pediatrician in the Valley and have him see a geneticist too... So for now we just keep doing his therapy and he will most likely start school when he turns 3 in October. He has made some progress. When we ask him to do something for us or tell him it is time for bed he will look at us and say "no" which is good that he is answering, not that he is telling us no. Also when I went to pick him up from nursery last Sunday he ran to me and said "mama" for the first time! I was so excited! I got all teary eyed and was praising him for saying it to me. The nursery ladies probably thought I was a freak show, but I don't care. He has mumbled and said mamamamama a lot of times, but never referred to me as mama. It has always just been "ma." It was a great day! I love him so much. Just this morning Larry and I found him in his room like this. He does the funniest things!

So after all the "fun" with Connor's appts. we took Kyndra to meet her parents, came home and got Larry ready for Scout Camp and we packed up to go to SJ for the 24th celebrations. It was a lot of fun and we got to see a lot of people we hadn't seen in a while. We also celebrated Jace's 5th birthday on the 25th. Here are some pics.

He had just woke up and said, "OK mom, now can I open my present?" He got a Ben 10 watch, the only thing he had been asking for for his birthday. Then we decorated his cake together.

After decorating his cake we got ready to go to his friend J.T.'s house to play for a little while until the rodeo started. Then we went to the rodeo so he could see his cousins and ride a horse.
It was so fun to spend the day with him. I took Connor to the day care that my aunts run in SJ so I could focus my attention on Jace and make him feel extra special. Kendall came with us, but once we got there our good friend Heather Peterson took her and I barely saw her the whole time we were at the rodeo.
Cousin Colt managed to steal her away for a little while. They look so cute together! After the rodeo we went to the camp fire circle to eat and visit more with old friends. That is where we sang happy birthday to Jace and let him dig into his cake. He only wanted to eat the m and m's and I told him no so that other people could have some. He wasn't very happy with me and when I wasn't looking he got his cake and took off a handful of the m and m's and shoved them in his mouth. I wasn't fast enough with my camera to get a picture :( but it was funny! Then my mom watched Kendall and Connor so I could take Jace to the dance. He had lots of fun and did a lot of break dancing moves. It was really cute. I felt kind of lame being there without Larry, but Jace made it fun for me. He would say, "k mom, show me how to dance and then I will do it." Larry finally got back from Scout camp on Saturday and we went to the dance together that night with Jon and Rachel. We had lots of fun. Probably looked like a bunch of retards, but had fun. Now we are back home and trying to get into the swing of things. Kendall turns 1 on August 6th, and since Larry wasn't home for Jace's b-day we are going to have a little party for them on Sat at the park. It will be lots of fun! We are even more excited cause we get to celebrate it with Savannah and Shayde. Their family is coming up this weekend and since they just had a birthday and turned 6 we are all going to have fun and party together! July is so crazy and fun! We feel very lucky to be able to spend it with family and friends.

Sunday, July 20, 2008


I saw this on my friend and my sister's blog and it looks like lots of fun, so play along with me!

Here is how:
1. As a comment on my blog, leave one memory that you and I had together. It doesn't matter if you knew me a little or a lot, anything you remember.

2. Next, re-post these instructions on your blog and see how many people leave a memory of you. It's actually pretty funny to see the responses. If you leave a memory about me, I'll assume you're playing the game and I'll come to your blog and leave one about you.

New Callings!

Larry and I were called as team teachers to the Valiant 11 and 12 classes in primary a few months ago. It has been a fun class to teach and I really enjoy the kids. I was also loving that it was something Larry and I could do together. Well, about a month ago they called Larry to be the new Scout Master and said that they were looking in to finding me a new team teacher. I was a little sad that we wouldn't be teaching together anymore, but excited for Larry to be in scouts. He loves scouts and I know he will do an amazing job. I am not too excited about all of his meetings on Sunday mornings cause we have church at nine and he is usually the one who gets up makes breakfast and gets the kids ready while I shower and get ready. I know I am a little spoiled, and I love it! He will also be gone to Scout camp for the weekend of the 24th celebrations in St. Johns :( I was hoping he would be there so we could go to the dance. I love dancing! The kids and I will still probably come and enjoy everything else. . . So, now for my new calling. About two weeks ago the bishop called me in, and I was hoping it was to tell me about my new teaching companion, Wrong! He called me in to ask if I would except a new calling to be the 1st counselor in the Primary Presidency. At first I thought he was kidding, but he said that they prayed about it and felt like it was where the Lord wanted me to be. How can you say no to that? Larry was full of grins the whole time. I even punched him while we were in there. He has always teased me about being called to the Primary or Relief Society presidency. I am so glad it is Primary! Today was my first day and I had to conduct. It wasn't so bad. I think it will help me grow spiritually and get me out of my comfort zone. If any of you have had this calling and have any helpful advice feel free to send it my way.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

About Time!

I know, it is about freakin' time that I updated my blog! But seriously if any of you had my children, you would understand! I love them all so much and they are so worth all the crazy days that I go through. . . People tell me to do it when my kids are napping or when they go to bed at night, but Jace doesn't nap and when there is time for just us, meaning Larry and I or Jace and I, I eat it up! Poor Jace is always put on the back burner because Connor requires so much attention. I feel so bad for him especially when all of Connor's therapists come over and bring toys and focus all thier attention on Connor. I can tell they get a little irritated with Jace, cause he just wants to be right in the middle of it. So everyday this is what I hear from Jace. "Hey mom, when connor and sissy go to sleep will you play Shrek with me or will you put Connor and sissy to bed so you can play with me and then we can watch a movie! Oh, I love that kid so much! He is turning 5 this month and will be starting school. I can't believe how quickly time flies. The picture below is one of Jace a few months ago, his cheek got real swollen and I thought that maybe it was because we had popcorn a few nights before and one of the kernals got stuck in his gums. So we just gave him some tylenol and after a few days it went away. Well a couple of weeks after that I noticed he had an absess on his tooth and took him to the dentist. The dentist said he would have to have it pulled, then not even three weeks later he got another absess just above the other one and the dentist said they couldn't save it. I was so mad, I try really hard to make sure there teeth get brushed and taken care of, and all of this was happening. I was so sad, but the dentist said he would be fine and that there was nothing you could do to prevent an absess, which made me not feel like such a crappy mom for not taking better care of his teeth. It doesn't help that both Larry and I have very sensitive teeth. Guess our kids inherited that crap!

Connor is doing a little better. He is still into everything. Every day I have to make sure that my room, the bathroom, laundry room, the pantry and the front door are locked and then I don't have too many problems with him. He still tries to get on top of the counter and throw stuff off about 3-4 times a day. I am not so much worried that he will break something or that there is more for me to clean up as I am of him falling off and hurting himself, cause he has done it a couple of times and luckily he is still ok:) He is so sweet and loving, but man I should be anorexic looking for how much he gets into! The little fart threw my cell phone in the toilet and I lost all my numbers, so if you have a chance call me or text me your number please! He will start school when he turns three and that will be good for both of us I think. I get so stressed worrying about him. It is so nice when Larry is home, I feel like I can relax a little cause he is there to help out.

I took this picture when he was trying to watch Dora in his room and he was a little irritated with me cause I kept trying to get him to look at me and say "cheese!" I was taking it with my cell phone, and couldn't get one where he didn't look part retarded.

Kendall has been crawling everywhere and pulling herself up and walking along things for a couple of months now. It is hard to believe that she will be turning 1 next month. I feel so blessed to have her in my life. If I wasn't already pregnant with her when everything with Connor started happening, she probably wouldn't be here. Heavenly Father must have known I needed her and she has been such a good baby!