25 February 2008

A Great Time!

My sister and one of my niece's just came to visit us here in Colorado. It was such a great time. She spent a week here and we still didn't have near enough time to do all we wanted to do. Thanks so much for coming and hopefully we'll see you for Pioneer Weekend in July!

Here are a couple pictures from the trip.

17 February 2008

Sickness, Doctors, & Hospitals - Oh My!

Let me start by saying that I think everyone is feeling better now. Collette has a little cold, and we think Benjamin is feeling way better (who knows? he doesn't talk).

Our latest visit to the doctor's office (on Monday) resulted in antibiotics for the entire family. We all had streptococcus - and I had been in bed since Saturday night (the reason for the visit initially).

In all, between 7-11 February, we've paid 11 co-pays. That includes 5 co-pays for medication, and 6 for doctors' visits. Yes, that's only four days. Prior than that, we had been visiting the doctor frequently since returning to Boulder.

Benjamin has had fluid in his ears since October. After four rounds of different antibiotics, we've relented to getting him tubes. It's a minor surgery that was successful. It was difficult, however, for me to hold him until he was anesthetized and then lay him down on the table as if he were dead. The doctor showed me out for them to finish the procedure. The doctor mentioned that a lot of 'gunk' was removed from his ears and 'polyps' had developed. Ugh - mold fruiting in his ears.

OK - so lot's of doctors - but it seems we're all doing much better. I've been on 'baby bonding' leave from work. While I hoped to really have a little vacation, it was a blessing to be home and help out with all our recent hospital visits. Now that I'm going back to work on Tuesday, I hope that everyone is done being sick.

14 February 2008

Valentine's Day cookies

The girls with cousin Paige decorating heart cookies.

Happy Birthday, Laura!

And happy Valentine's Day too.

02 February 2008

The obsession continues

Here is me proudly sporting a t-shirt of my 2 month strong obsession with the "Twilight" series books. I have two of these so that I can make sure one is always clean :)

Collette under construction

My 2 year old has a knack for accidents. Her recent stunt landed her this on her arm:

Hairline fracture. She really only has to wear the brace when her arm is bothering her. She is remarkably great at letting us know when it hurts and putting the brace on. Let's hope she heals quickly!

The Knot Queen

Abigail has become the queen of knots around our house. If there is a knot in something I know she is the one who put it there. I thought I would put a few pictures up of the knots she has done recently. Here are just a few: