Feb 25, 2010

Hunter Skateboarding

Yes Hunter my soccer star is taking on a new leave. SKATEBOARDING. He really loved soccer but I think he's been out of it long enough to forget how much he enjoyed it. We want to get him and Tate back in it but until the season starts, he is doing skateboarding. Hunter had his first lesson. He really enjoyed it. He did great. He is a pretty coordinated kid and has good balance. Im excited for this for Hunter. He really thrives on his OWN achievements.

WHOA where has the year gone already?

I have been wanting to to update but I have gotten so far behind when I come to type it up Im at a loss for words.

January was a busy/stressful month. My MIL was in the hospital with life threating diagnosis. Dont worry she is home and healthy now. We dont have to worry about her leaving us. My mom had to do a topical chemo on pre cancerous cells on her face. Hunter started preschool. Jaycie had a surgery scheduled for her kidneys and then canceled because well... the most up to date VCUG showed no signs of reflux.

Febuary was a much better turn around. With things looking up for my MIL and my mom. Hunter enjoying preschool and Alexis doing great in dance. We attened a few performances Alexis put on at halftime shows with her dance group. Of course there were some down sides like the WHOLE house being sick. Ear infections for the whole house and Jaycie being on her 4th... or 5th? Ear infection she got the go for tube placement and adenoid removal and then something fell through with insurance and the surgery center it was scheduled at... we have to REschedule it at my hospital!

With March right around the corner we are looking forward to spring. With spring it brings on Hunters bday and Alexis' bday and zoo trips and wonder weather... EVEN if spring in AZ last only a short time.

Jan 3, 2010

Happy New Year 2010

Happy NEW YEAR! Twenty Ten! Sounds weird doesnt it? Last year was a great year for us and we hope to be blessed and have this year be another great year for us.

Christmas was great for us. We went to the Husted family for Christmas eve and we loved seeing everyone. Rob and Angie did a great job. Christmas morning Grandma and Grandpa and Gram came over and Matt made us a breakfast. All the kids opened there presents and had a blast. Christmas afternoon we went over to my parents house to get a little bit of time for visiting and opening gifts. Josh and Dawn and the boys were there and it was great. Christmas day was a little rushed because I wanted to make sure I got a nap. This year was my Christmas to work at work. I had someone take my Christmas eve shift and who would know.. I got canceled on Christmas night. YAY! Now to worry about xmas again in 3 years.

Matt and I got to go on a date New years eve. We went to a dinner and movie. It was really nice being able to go out with the kids. We dont do it often and its a special treat. (Maybe every 2 years).

We got Jaycies Journey blog put into a book from We got it and love it. It will be great to look back at in future years.

Happy New Year again!!!

Jan 2, 2010

Her 1 year home Birthday

Jaycie has been home 1 year today. Oh how time flys. She is a much different baby today then she was one year ago. She is walking/running. She says a bunch of words. She loves playing with her siblings. She has 4 teeth. The one thing similar to a year ago? Her head.... Its still bald! But you know the saying... BALD IS BEAUTIFUL! :)

Nov 26, 2009

Hunters OT

Its been a busy month with Hunter. He has had evaluations and screenings and Therapys and appointments. He got his results from the "CHILD FIND" program at the local school district and was borderline. They decided he was on the "BETTER" side of the line and was denyed help from the State.

His scores were...
  • Motor Area: (91%) Gross Motor items include catching, jumping, hopping, and skipping. Fine Motor items include building with blocks, cutting, copying shapes and letters, and writing, and the popular finger-touching task from the DIAL-R.
  • Language Area: (29%) Items include answering simple personal questions (name, age, sex), articulation, naming (expressive) or identifying (receptive) objects and actions, plus phonemic awareness tasks such as rhyming and I Spy.
  • Concepts Area:(90%) Items include pointing to named body parts, naming or identifying colors, rote counting, counting blocks, placing a block in named positions relative to a little house, identifying concepts in a triad of pictures, and sorting shapes. The DIAL-3 includes an item that assesses automatic naming of colors. This skill has been shown to be associated with potential learning disabilities.
  • Self-Help Development:(21%) Looks at the child's development of personal care skills related to dressing, eating, and grooming.
  • Social Development:(2%) Looks at the child's development of social skills with other children and parents, including rule compliance, sharing, self-control, and empathy.

  • He can be accepted as a tuition paying student so I believe we are going to put him in the school that way. Im hoping it helps with his weaknesses before kindergarten to give him a bigger boost before then!

    Hunters been doing his OT with Miss L every week. He started doing really WELL by himself and then this past week they threw in another little boy for Hunter to play with. Hunters weaknesses of his social ability really shone through. Im hoping with time and patience Hunter will be able to communicate and make friends with kids outside of our home!

    Thanksgiving/ Jaycie 1st Bday party!

    Jaycie went to the Dr's yesterday for her 1 year check up. She is now 16lbs 15oz (ALMOST 17!!) AND 27 1/2 inches long. She has another UTI so we are going to be seeing a urologist. Otherwise she is doing GREAT!

    We had family over for Thanksgiving today and had a mini party for Jaycie! Here are some pictures from todays fun!

    Oct 20, 2009

    Family Reunion 2009

    We always really enjoy going up to Havasu for the family reunion. This year the kids got to go on hay rides, do different games (relay races, stick horse rides,ect) They searched for treasure with metal detectors, went on pony rides and ate great food. The adults enjoyed riding the horses and going on the ranger ride (not just rangers, quads, motorcycles, jeep, ect.)

    I however could be found cuddled in a corner being cold or taking a nap. The day after we arrived at Havasu I became sick with what we now beleive was the FLU. BLEH! BUT I still had a fun time!