Wednesday, July 6, 2011

During our trip to Texas we went to the Dallas Zoo. It was extremely hot but so much fun. In the kids play area they had a huge fountain for the kids to play in. I think the boys would have played in it all day.





















The giant spider web.






Karson and his Uncle Nathan








We had a fun day in the hot temperatures and on the way home everyone else in the car fell asleep.








Tuesday, July 5, 2011

In June the boys and I took a trip to Texas. I had not seen my nephew Ryan since Christmas. He is 10 months old now and a very happy baby ready to play. He really enjoyed playing with Kaden and Karson while we were there.





He is all smiles for the camera.








Saturday, July 2, 2011

Field Day




Kaden's 1st grade field day




And their off....


Kaden ready to tag his classmates out.




Kaden and Miss Stone his teacher.








Sidewalk Art








At the end of the day Kaden enjoyed a treat.

Now he is officially a 2nd grader.











Wednesday, May 25, 2011

I have been enjoying this summer with my boys so much that I haven't posted all the end off the school year things and all the fun things we have been doing. The last week of school Karson's class had a end of the year program. Karson really enjoyed his school and is looking forward to going back when school starts.





The class performing.



Each student shared what they wanted to be when they grew up and sang a song.













Karson and his teacher Ms. Gayle.


I am so glad I got this on video because I was so proud of Karson and how far he has come.













video



Pizza at the park.

Karson had a end of the pizza party at the school playground.




Karson enjoyed the pizza. His favorite food.






Karson saw some of his friends.







Karson and his friend Rivers. I was so nervous for Karson to start school again this year but it has been such a great experience for him. I know Karson will miss it over the summer.





Karson and his teacher Miss Gayle.


Monday, May 23, 2011

Tim's Birthday

The Rangers were here in KC playing the Royals on Tim's Birthday. A big thank you to Joe Gabbard for getting the tickets. It was a great game even though the Rangers Lost. The neat thing about the Kaufman Stadium is you can bring in all the water and food you can fit into a bag. I packed a feast hotdogs, peanuts, chips, and candy. I do love that at this stadium.




Kaufman Stadium





Kansas City is known for all the fountians.






Kaden loves icecream. Frozen custard is so good of course 2nd to frozen yogurt.





Snoopy and Charlie Brown were there.





Karson just wanted to see Snoopy and Charlie Brown from 10 feet away.





Karson playing the puttputt game. Kaden and Karson both won candy.




Eating the candy they won watching the team practice.







They saw a Ranger.




Kaden and I ready for a fly ball. A few came close one landing in the row right in front of me.




Karson was ready to but he kept saying "no more pictures".




It was a fun night. Im so glad Tim got to go I hope he had a wonderful Birthday.





























Sunday, May 22, 2011

Muffins with Mom




Mother's Day weekend started with breakfast just Kaden and myself at his school then Kaden gave me a tour of his school and gave me a Mother's Day craft he made in class. All other pictures of this event could not be included due to tired eyes.



My Sister-in-law Katherine got these shirts for the boys. Kaden thought they were appropriate for Mother's Day. Love my boys!





Friday, May 20, 2011

A train ride through the mall.

Karson has been working on potty training. Sometimes more than others. Once he met his first goal he knew what he wanted he has been eyeing this ride since we moved here.





He had this smile on his face the whole ride.



I had a very fast walk around the mall as I followed the train watching my big boy ride around.











Isn't he a cutie.






The conductor let him ring the bell.






Now when he tells me he doesn't need to go to the potty I tell him only big boys get to ride the train. He says "Ok Mommy I go".






Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Monday Kaden came home with his first loose tooth. He has been waiting for a loose tooth for a long time. Tuesday he came home from school upset and complaining about neck pain. Thursday I turned the big Three-O and I spent the day exactly how I wanted like any other day but with a few special treats. I spent the morning working on my to-do list. Then had lunch with Ronnin, Karson, and Justus and enjoyed some low fat frozen yogurt at Yogurtini with Ronnin and Katie.




Friday morning I woke up at 3am and went downtown to Union Station here in KC to the Royal Wedding watch party with a group of friends. Union Station also has a Princess Dianna exhibit which features her wedding dress. I loved every minute of it!


When Kaden came home from school his tooth was almost out and with a little encouragement he pulled it out.






Before bed Friday night Kaden complained about neck pain. I gave him some motrin before bed which seemed to help. Saturday morning he was crying about how much pain he was in and also had a fever. I called his doctor's office and told the on call nurse about his symptoms. She advised me to go to a urgent care. Went to urgent care and was sent to Childrens Mercy hospital. The Dr at Childrens Mercy felt a large lump in his neck and noticed a head tilt and was concerned that he might have a tumor, staph infection or abscess that would need surgery. I had Karson with me and the doctor told me to call my husband and have someone pick up Karson because this could be serious. They did a strep test first. I was walking in the hall with Karson after Tim came and the doctor stoped me and said I was really hoping for strep this isn't good. A few doctors came in and asked us if we had any history of Lymph node disorders. After the CT scan and labs were done he was diagnosed with a infected lymph node which was the lump with swelling. He was put on a 7 day dose of antibiotics. I hadn't noticed the lump or swelling before the ER visit but when we got home Tim had me look at his neck and thats when I saw the swelling.

The infected side with the lump





The other side.




This morning was his follow up appointment. The doctor had the report from Childrens Mercy and then checked Kaden out and said that all the swelling was gone and the lump from the report is not there anymore and that his antibiotics worked really fast. Kaden went back to school and is playing outside right now.








Update on Karsee. He loves school ! I recently had our first goal meeting with his teacher and speech therapist. When Karson started school in February he was at a 15% accuracy in his articulation and is now at 55%. The whole meeting was good news and his teacher said he is the sweetest little guy. I'm enjoying each new word and phrase. He is like a sponge right now asking what everything is.








Karsee enjoying a picnic at the big fountain at the Plaza.


I want to say thank you to everyone who prayed for Kaden.













Friday, April 15, 2011


A new healthy find. I love to have this for breakfast. It is only 70 calories and very filling. Each one makes 2 smoothies and is only 70 calories per serving made with skim milk. Ive been working out and eating better for 6 weeks and I'm down 5 pounds!