Ryan and my Dad enjoyed 2 days on the slopes, while I enjoyed reading a book by the fire and spending time with my favorite people.
I've gotten a tad bit behind in my blogging. Amidst the dr. appointments, we've done a lot this fall and have enjoyed lots of fun family time together. Trent and Maggie play together more and more and with that comes more and more fighting/arguing. Maggie misses her bubby when he is at school and always wants to know when he is coming home. Trent is doing very well in school (after a little extra discipline at home). He can write his whole alphabet and is sounding out and spelling lots of words. He has a lot of maturing to do before he starts Kg so I am very glad that he has an extra year before starting. Maggie is quite the little "helper" and is as always full of life. She is enjoying being able to eat lots of yummy food again! This week we are working on getting her re-potty trained. You may remember that my sweet girl potty trained herself the week before she turned 2. However, this last surgery and the lasix and diuretics she's been on have really shot that one out of the water. We have rearranged her med. schedule with hopes of being able to get her back in panties again. Today has been a success so far and for that I am sooooo thankful!
So, take a look at what we have been up to in the last couple months:
Trying their best to keep Ryan from going on his business trip
Maggie's first big time owie (other than surgery). While Ryan was out of town, she fell off of the bar stool and her ear hit the other bar stool wrung as she came down. Ouch!!! She was mighty tough. This picture doesn't even do it justice. It looked even worse. Poor Baby! It's all healed up now, though.
Enjoying some spaghetti! This girl can eat!
Ryan is so good at coming up with fun things for them to do! He's an amazing Dad.
Carving pumpkins on Halloween. Trent wasn't very interested.
Maggie wanted a princess pumpkin so Ryan carved a crown.
Trent, the famous golfer
My sweet nephew, Seth Robert, the Rodeo Clown
Saturday, was a fun day for our family. It was really Trent's b-day outing, but it was also just a day for us… a day together.
We had some free tickets to the Omnimax at the Science Center so we started the day by taking the kids to see The Wild Ocean. They were both completely enamored by the size of the screen and all of the sea life swimming all around them. The documentary part was a little too P.C. for me but thankfully the kids didn't get it. They just sat back and enjoyed the show. After the show, we took a little time to explore the Science Center but it was pretty much all over their heads. I've always found that place to be boring, but I'm pretty sure that Trent and his daddy will be spending some days there when he gets older:
Trent was definitely NOT happy to be going home
I realized this weekend that it had been forever since I posted pictures. This album has pictures from the whole summer. We have had lots of fun. Enjoy! http://republicansoccermom.typepad.com/photos/summe-fun/
Here are a couple of my favorites:
Well, we (the four of us and my Mom and Dad) left home Friday morning at 4:00 a.m. and several movies later we arrived in Denver, CO at 5:00 p.m. The kids did great in the car. Trent was perfectly happy watching movies. Maggie was a little harder to entertain, but overall she did great. Every time we come to CO we have to stay in Denver so that Maggie can acclimate to the altitude a little bit. We setteled in to our hotel (which we love) and went to dinner. The kids were pretty crabby/tired during dinner. We found an amazing outdoor mall (I'm considering moving here just for the mall). We walked around and got some icecream. After a little wind and melted ice cream incident, we went back to the hotel and went to bed. The kids slept great and we did too. We ate breakfast, loaded the van, and headed up the mountain. I was nervous going up the mountain as we climb 4000 feet during the 1 1/2 drive. However, Maggie did great, once again. I am so amazed at how well she does with her Oxygen sats. It was so nice to get to the house. I love this place. Mom and Dad's house is beautiful and so relaxing. You can see mountains from all sides. We settled in and got the kids down for a nap. When they woke up we headed to a local rodeo. *See next post.
So, you all know what the plans were for yesterday. Of course, they didn’t go exactly like that. Trent started getting sick on Wednesday night but he didn’t seem too bad so I went ahead and took him to Mom’s Day Out yesterday morning. When I picked him up, he was coughing and didn’t stop. He coughed all the way through his nap. So, we got a late start on our evening. We got to the mall at about 6:30 and we went to Build a Bear first. Even though Trent felt horrible (by this point he has a fever), he helped us make sissy’s bear. We picked out a very cute teddy bear with a heart stitched on the front. Trent helped them stuff her and he picked out a heart to put inside (bandaid and all). By this point, all he wanted to do was be held so I finished the bear. Maggie’s bear has a cute valentine’s t-shirt and her name is Sally (Sally is our favorite nurse at SLCH). After this, we went to California Pizza Kitchen which is usually one of Trent’s favorite restaurants. He didn’t eat a single bite, but Maggie ate some of his pizza. She loved it! After dinner we headed home with a very crabby, sick little boy. By the way, there were no potty accidents the whole time we were at the mall! Trent rocks!
Even though, it didn’t go as planned, we still had a good night together. I just wish Trent had felt better.