Thursday, December 31, 2009
We've had a good Christmas. The girls have had some great naps as you can see, and Brodie has been full of 'beans', just bouncing around everywhere.
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Everyone else is healthy.
Sunday, December 20, 2009
We were excited to stay at my sister's place this year and enjoyed wonderful hospitality and snow. The snow was a big hit because we hardly have any, and they have a lot. Which means we were able to take the snowmobiles out. Brodie loved it! He also enjoyed playing with the kittens. It was a good weekend (and Alex started feeling better just in time for the weekend).
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Monday, December 14, 2009
Hope isn't throwing up anymore, but she definitely has a bad cold and now she's been sleeping all day, she only popped her eyes open once. Makes us a little uneasy. Unfortunately, Alex is very sick as well. Brodie still has a cold, and Ashley has one now too! So far, I'm the only one that isn't sick.
Ashley came back with us on Sunday, and now we're all home together. I'm still not lifting the girls, so I've got a lot of help booked for this week.
Friday, December 11, 2009
We finally found a stroller that would work for Hope. It has the length she needs, easy fold-up, lightweight, and most important...the seat reclines so that Hope can lie down. I was happy to see her off the couch yesterday and in the kitchen with me!
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Monday, December 7, 2009
Here's a cute little video taken in March of 2008. You can see Brodie showing Hope his hockey cards. Although Hope doesn't seem to focus on Brodie, she was always excited when anyone was around her. So even if she's not looking at you, she would be smiling at you.
Hope is still having a hard time. She did not tolerate her formula today, but she did keep down some fluids and her meds. She's still having wet diapers too.
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
A little snapshot of Hope at 6 months old...
Unfortunately, Hope started vomitting again last evening. This is the fourth episode, and although it's easy to say she's done this before, I'm starting to feel the heavy feeling of a downward spiral for Hope. Hope and Ashley are still with Mom, and I'm considering how I could go bring Hope back to me. Every movement causes Hope to vomitt or heave, so I'm pretty sure that a 2.5 hour car ride would not be an option right now. Mom will do a great job, but it's painful not to be there. I'll figure it out.
Monday, November 30, 2009
My neck is healing well, as long as I don't do anything! Luckily Mom was here last week to help and then she took the girls home to her place. Yes, I let both my little cuddley girls go. It's probably the only way that I won't hurt myself. So I'm home alone during the days, and Brodie is getting fantastic attention in the evenings. It's not a bad thing.
Monday, November 23, 2009
I'm so glad to hear that so many of you enjoyed seeing the kids photos. We had fun taking them. Everyone is doing well. I'm healing and the muscle relaxants definitely help. I just can't bend my neck any direction. No driving for me, I can't even shoulder check!
Friday, November 20, 2009
Speaking of cost effective. We'll be counting pennies even more carefully now that our van is all 'smushy'! I was in an accident this morning, went to the hospital in an ambulance because of neck pain and had some xrays taken. I am fine, but VERY sore with a nasty case of whiplash. I won't be lifting the girls anytime soon, and our trip for this weekend is now cancelled.
I really shouldn't plan any trips for us, something always happens...
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Ashley seems fine, and Brodie puked on the bus yesterday. He doesn't think he should take the bus anymore, it leads to vomitting!! I told him that he can't have snacks on the bus anymore, he's probably 'car sick'. Now he wants to be picked up from school everyday (and no wonder, his bus ride home is 90 minutes!).
I'm still pretty sick myself, so I'm hoping to feel better soon. Nasty stuff going around.
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Ashley didn't see to mind trying on the other care bear costume...
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Today I was lucky to have Miranda helping me as we stood in line for 2.5 hours to get the flu shot for the girls!!! I didn't anticipate such a long wait, so it was good to have a friend along for company. The girls behaved perfectly of course, and not a peep out of them when they got their needle.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Sunday, October 25, 2009
When we got there, Callista and Brandon were excited to see the girls. We got them settled and went on our way.
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Yesterday, the girls and I went to Brodie's school to see Al Simmons. Very fun.
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Vienna (my niece), was fascinated with Hope's blanket. She has fantastic smiles!
Friday, October 9, 2009
Sunday, October 4, 2009
I worked my two night shifts this weekend, and am now officially back to work. It feel good, although that is probably because it is midnight and I'm sitting on the computer because I can't sleep. We'll see how I feel tommorrow morning at 7am when I'm getting Brodie ready for school.
Alex did fantastic with the kids this weekend. He managed to get Brodie to a 7:30am hockey game this morning, and then get home to pick up the girls (who were ready, thanks to Lauren) and get all the kids to church by 9am. I am impressed.
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
I was waiting to see if the smiles would turn into a seizure, but they didn't. As I smiled at her, she almost smiled bigger. It was wonderful and it reminds me of how she used to smile up until last October. Hopefully these smiles are here for real, and not just a one day occurance.
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Brodie had his appointment with the Eye doctor this week, and we recieved very encouraging news. The goal for Brodie's 'weak' eye, was to get it to 20/40 vision with a corrective lens. He has managed to get to 20/30 with a lens (which is even better). Even more exciting for us, is that his eyes are starting to work together, and he was able to see some of the shapes 'jumping' out of the book, while he wore the special 3D glasses. So, his depth perception may improve with time, very exciting for us, because we didn't think there was much hope for this.
Tommorrow he starts hockey! He's very excited.
Friday, September 18, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Monday, September 14, 2009
Brodie is settling into his new school. He says it's 'okay', but hasn't been too excited about it yet. Hoping it gets better soon.
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Just a few pics from the farm... Here is my sister's son, Ian, trying to play with Ashley's hand splints. He found them rather amusing and it looked like he was trying to hold her hand.
Brodie enjoyed a lot of combining and trucking. It was convenient that the semi, which Grandpa was driving, had a little bed for Brodie to play lego on. Here you can see Brodie with Alex in the combine (can you believe that it's green?!!, I grew up with the red machinery of course).