Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Annabella Elaine is 1

Wow how this first year flew by with Bella. It is so hard to believe that it has already been a whole year that I gave birth to her. I feel like it was just yesterday. She is such a joy to have, she loves to climb, wiggle out of her high chair no matter how tight you get the strap on the chair, and she loves her binky.
Saturday we had her party and it was so much fun. I picked out the cutest birthday pattern, it was 1st birthday princess. It was all so cute. My favorite thing was the shirt we found that said her royal highness is 1. It came together just perfect. The only thing I was disappointed about was the cake pan. I wanted the princess tiara pan, but they did not have it at Michael's so I had to go with the princess carriage pan instead. David kept bugging me saying that it looked like a baby carriage. Well you know how hubbies like to bug us and give us a hard time, well that is his favorite thing to do. :) Anyways we had all of our family here, yes even Aunt Amy and Uncle John came in from out of town for the fun time. Bella loved the cake we didnt even have to show her what to do she just dug right in. She was so amazed at all of us singing to her. She thought that was pretty neat. Opening presents she went right to it, she did not forget Christmas.
Later that night when the sugar kicked in boy was she hyper. The girl was walking and crawling in circles and laughing and just being so silly, it was so funny.
I am so happy the joy that Bella brings to our family it is just amazing what she is doing at 1 compared to what the other 2 did at this age. She is so independent and wants to do things her own way, Im gonna have fun right. :) Anyways hope you enjoy the pictures of my sweet Baby girl or should I say my sweet 1 year old.

Friday, January 9, 2009


This week has been hard trying to adjust back in to all the things we do in a weeks time. MOnday was back to the music at 9:30 and Dance at 6:00, school on tuesday and wednesday I was just going to veg and clean on the house but then Bryson's friend emily wanted us to go to story time and the indoor playground at Cornerstone in madison so I said ok the kids will enjoy that. Now at this time I had no idea that the wind felt about like 2 degrees it looked so nice outside and sunny but boy it tricked me, but anyways off we went and had a good time.

Now this playground is great there wasa little area that bella could play at and most of the kids that were there were not any older than Bailee so it was nice because there wasnt a massive amout of older kids running them down. Now for my son he is so funny about these things to crawl thru. For him to be a boy he is sure not one to try new things. He did not want to go to the top to slide down. Even with the help of Bailee and his friend Emily he was just not going to go to the top. Oh well his loss. So we were sitting there thinking how on earth are we going to get these kids out of here when of course it occurred to us a great way to get them to leave without having this massive screaming I DON'T WANT TO LEAVE!! was hey lets take them to McDonald's an all time favorite with my kids. Now let me tell you this my kids have been bugging me since Sunday to go to McDonald's because our nursery worker told them McDonald's was giving away 2 happy meal toys (like one is not enough) and I have been trying to tell Bailee now it was probably just the one that they had gone to doing that so I was very happy to be able to PROVE A POINT!! Well that all ended very quickly...while I was gone to get our lunch while Emily's mom sat with all the kids there was this sweet little old man that worked there and he just felt that he should give BAILEE a shrek baby doll. So I come with lunch and tell them when they are done eating they may have their toy. SO I give them there toys and of course Bailee's is another Shrek baby and then of course my loving daughter says see mom I TOLD YOU THEY WERE GIVING 2 AWAY!! UGH that sweet old man I really proved a point here!! All me and Valerie could do was laugh because I had to try and get it thru that McDonald's was not giving away 2 so that my kids did not want to eat there everyday for the rest of this month. I was just sure my plan was going to work. Well as you see it failed miserably. :) Now the number of Happy Meal toys continue to grow in my house, and NO I am not going to McDonald's today :) Hope you all have a great weekend.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Im back.....

Hey everyone sorry it has been so long that I have posted but our computer crashed and I was not able to log on to update everyone. THis will be a long post sorry.

Ok so the last time I posted we were getting to go home with oxygen. WE were very excited to be at home and Bryson was so happy to be home as well. That first night went well, the next day we had to take him in to see the doctor the next day to check his numbers, he was still at 87-91 in his O2 levels the doctor was not too worried she told us to continue the oxygen and for me to bring him in on that monday. So all went well Bryson still acted ok so Monday rolled around we went to the doctor but not so well this time. His numbers were even lower he was anywhere from 85-78 they put oxygen on him and he was not increasing in his O2 numbers at all. So I could see the worried look on the doctors face. They took some blood and said they thought we should go for a CT scan of his chest and get a better look than what x-rays were not showing. But then the doctor comes back in after they got the lab results and she tells me im going to scare you but I have to tell you what is going on. She continues to tell me that she feels this is no longer a respiratory problem that we have to purse it as if there is a problem with his heart and also there is a possibility that it is leukemia because his white blood cell count jumped form 1300 to 2300 so naturally that upset me greatly. She called David and told him to meet me at the ER. SO off we go once again thankfully this time we didnt have to ride in an Ambulance thankfully for my pocketbook. Once we get to the ER his O2 numbers we unbelievably great he was sitting at 95 and asleep he hadn't been that the whole time all this started. The did an ultrasound on his heart and more lab work to check for the leukemia and then we waited, and waited, and waited what seemed like an eternity to get the results. Finally after about 4 hours they come in and say all the test are normal. PRAISE THE LORD David and I couldnt have been any happier. We know that on this Monday the Lord finished the healing work he was working on for Bryson. We had prayed and prayed and had multiple people, churches, and pastors praying for Bryson and on that Monday the Lord spoke and said I have heard your prayers but no one is praising me, so we began to praise God for all He had done, was going to do and was doing and that is when Bryosn received his healing.

We got to leave the hospital that night and ever since then Bryson has been his old self plus some. :) We had a great Christmas just happy to be home with all of our family back together. The day after Christmas they doctor wanted bryson to still go for that CT scan so when we got there as soon as he was placed on the pulse machine his number was 98 Praise GOd again that confirmed to us that Healing had taken place. Of course the CT Scan was normal and I took him back to the doctor just 2 days ago and he was still 98-99 it is so wonderful. The Lord has done so much for us through this time of trials that all I want to do is live more for Him and share in the great news of what God is capable of doing, if we just follow Him and listen to Him. We will revisit the allergist and test Bryson for some more allergies and look at seeing his pediatrician in about 6 weeks. We feel that the Lord has healed him of his asthma as well, this kid takes deeper breathes than we have ever seen or heard him take. Thank you for all that was in prayer for our family and all your thoughts it is such a wonderful thing to be on the other side of all this now.

Now about our Christmas. ON Christmas Eve david's mom and step dad and grandmother came over and we had Christmas with them and then later that evening my parents came over and had Christmas with them. My children are so spoiled my mom said she was cutting back this year but it didnt seem that way to me. On Christmas morning we had to wake the kids up at 8 to see what santa brought and they were so excited to get there 3 thing from santa. Bailee got a ton of Hannah Montanna stuff and my uncle and his new fiance got her some HM pjs and she wants to wear them every night. For lunch on Christmas day we went to my moms to be with all of her family then that evening we went to the Adkison's house to have Christmas with them. It was a great time of being together with family and I love the way Bailee put it she said Jesus is the important part of Christmas and Santa is the fun part of Christmas.

Now its a new year and a new start I have only 4 weeks to get the rest of my weight off for insurance, Bella is trying to walk, I have to take care of that lovely speeding ticket I got before all this happened, plan Bella's 1st b-day party, and adjust back in to school next week. Wow sounds like a lot. Happy New Year to all my friends.