Saturday, January 31, 2009

Adrielle's Family Birthday Party...

This weekend we celebrated Adrielle's 4th birthday with the family. Nanny, Poppy, Great Aunt Bootsie, Aunt Sarah, Uncle Troy, Aunt Jackie, cousin Whitney, cousin Gabe, Grammy, and Papa all came to our house. Adrie had so much fun and received tons of very nice gifts! Thanks so much to everyone who came. Adrielle told me before bed that she felt so special because everyone came to her party. I think she was thrilled to have everyone doting on her. I hope she realizes just how much she is loved and how grateful we all are to have her in our lives. Her birthday and everyday with her is such a blessing. I still can't believe she is 4. Time goes way to fast. I love you Shoobie...always and forever!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Adrielle's 4th Birthday Party!

Today my precious little girl turned 4. I can hardly believe it! She is so grown up in so many ways. She was supposed to have school today but it was cancelled...snow day. She was so bummed. She was looking forward to celebrating with all of her friends. We were still able to make it to her 4 year old check-up. She is growing and doing just perfect! She was 36 pounds and 40 inches tall. She got a special birthday book from Dr. Irvin. We had also planned to have a birthday party at McDonald's for her with two of her little friends. One of them could not make it, so we debated cancelling, but decided to bare it and have it anyways. We all had a great time! Her friend Laura and Laura's brother Joshua were able to come. We had a late lunch, cupcakes, ice-cream, and opened gifts. Then we let the kids play on the play equipment for a while.
After our fun at McDonald's we all decided to go sledding at Laura's house. We dropped off Ezra to stay with daddy while we went. We had a great time. We had hot chocolate afterwards. This was their first time sledding. I think it was a hit! (The video clip is posted below). We are going to have to invest in a sled soon. After a fun day of birthday fun, we all settled down in our pj's and watched Adrie's new dvd she got from Laura..."Abby in Wonderland". She had an "Abby Cadabby" themed party so it fit right in. The movie was a huge hit! I think she will remember this birthday for a long time. We are planning to have another "family" birthday party for her this weekend. Happy Birthday baby girl! I love you more than you'll ever know!

Monday, January 26, 2009

The kids all playing together...

Today as I was putting clean laundry away, I heard the kids playing and laughing together. I love moments like this. It is very rare when they all three are playing together and having fun. They were giving Ezra a ride in the Lego box. I got the video clip towards the tail end of it and Ezra was starting to get tired of the game...but he was having a blast.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Poor Elijah...

We had to take Elijah to the urgent care again today. This time it is his ear. I guess his ear drum had burst. Ouch! He was in a huge amount of pain Saturday night. He even vomited because of the pain. Of course this kind of stuff always seems to happen on the weekend. Hope he feels better real soon...poor little guy!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Lunch with my boys...

Today while Adrielle was at preschool, I took the boys to "Chik-fil-A" for lunch. We had a blast! It was so busy...but we still had fun. I had to go through the play equipment catch Ezra. He is so brave and does everything Elijah does...even if he is to little. He got himself stuck a few times. It was so cute to see them play together. We also went shopping for Adrielle's birthday present afterwards. We had a great time.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Little Ezra is sick....

Today we had to take Ezra to the Doctor. He has had a cold, but it turned into Pneumonia! He scared us for a while! He was very wheezy and was struggling to breath. The Doctor gave him a breathing treatment and he responded very well to it. We have to do the breathing treatments/inhalers/antibiotics/mucenex at home and hopefully he will get better soon and won't have to be hospitalized! Looks like we will be staying in until he gets better!

Monday, January 12, 2009

Follow-up on Elijah....

Elijah's test results came back totally normal! We are sooooo thankful! He does have signs of acid reflux (which we already knew) and is lactose intolerant. But these tests showed no other allergies or conditions. The next step would be to have a colonoscopy done. I think we are going to wait on this though. Poor guy has been through so much this year. His stomach is still bothering him...but it hasn't seemed to be as bad here lately.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Daddy's Birthday...

This weekend we celebrated daddy's birthday. His actual birthday is on the 13th. We had lots of fun baking a cake for him. We got him a Playstation 3 for his birthday. Happy Birthday Daddy! Hope it was a good one!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Elijah's Same Day Surgery...

Today Elijah had an upper endoscopy done at Children's Hospital downtown Cincinnati. He did very well! Dr. Ferrel didn't see any visual signs of anything to be alarmed about so now we will have to wait for the biopsy lab work to come back. We just want to try to put an end to all these stomach troubles. Poor little guy! His upper GI he had done came back abnormal, but this time around everything looked okay (PTL!) We will keep you updated. Thanks so much Nanny and Poppy for coming and watching Adrie and Ezra for us. I know it was an early morning. We REALLY appreciate it!

Friday, January 2, 2009

Air Force Museum...

Today we went to the Air Force Museum with the Stafford family and Nanny and Poppy. It was so neat! We were very impressed. The kids really enjoyed it and so did we. Will and I said we want to go back sometime without kids so we can actually read all the stuff and enjoy it a little more. Ezra even did pretty good. It was a long day for him and he usually gets a little restless in the stroller, but he actually did pretty good as long as we kept moving. After the museum, Aunt Jackie had us come to the house for dinner. We had yummy home-made vegetable soup and salad. We had a great time. Thanks so much Stafford family!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

New Year's Day...

Happy New Years everyone! Today is Aunt Sandra's birthday. She turned 40 today! Her husband (Uncle David) planned a surprise birthday party for her at Abuelo's. It was so good to see all the family. We had a great time. Happy Birthday Aunt Sandra!