Thursday, December 29, 2011

{Cooper's Christmas}

Cooper woke up from his nap Christmas Eve just not feeling good. He had a fever and seemed to be breathing hard, so he spent the afternoon laying on the couch watching Wall-E. Mommie and Daddy were worried so we called our doctor who gave us some instructions to try and help him feel better. In the middle of the night when he did not seem to be getting better Mommie drove C to the hospital. After they took some pictures of C's chest they told us he had Pneumonia. The doctor decided to let C stay at the hospital to make sure he gets better. C slept and slept and slept
Aunti Rara brought him some of his Christmas presents when he woke up and I think this made him feel better

C was getting special medicine and it was slowly making him feel strong again.

When he slept he had to have help getting oxygen, so the nurse put a special tube in his nose, he hated this tube! Lovie or "woof" did not leave his side.

Aunti Jules sent special feel better balloons and they worked too

Rara came everyday to make sure C was getting better and to help take care of Mommie and Daddy

C had special breathing treatments where he wore this vest that helped him feel better and helped him breath easier, he liked it!

Mommie stayed by Coops side but C was the brave one getting stronger and stronger every day

C was feeling much better by the fourth day, smiling, playing and asking to go home. The doctors made us stay one more night to make sure he could breath all night long without the help of the oxygen tube.

Once C slept all night with out help from the oxygen they let us lead up our wagon and go home!
Although this was not where any of us wanted to be this Christmas, it was the best place to help C feel better. We are so thankful for all our family and friends that offered to help and most importantly prayed for Cooper during this time. It was very scary, but God healed Coop and made him strong and happy again. C was so brave.

It is times like this we truely remember the true meaning of Christmas.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

{separate Christmas's}

Santa dropped up exactly what the boy's asked for plus more. Sadly the boys were not together Christmas morning because Mommie and Cooper went to hospital in the middle of the night to ask the doctors to help Cooper feel better.

Dillon was excited to be able to check everything out before Daddy loaded him up to go to Mimi's house.

Everything was exactly where Santa had left it when Cooper got home from the hospital.

"new bike" "new bike" "new bike"

Thank you Santa!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

{Christmas Train}

I wanted to start a new Christmas Tradition, riding the Polar Express. So we put on our pj's and headed to the train depot. First there was a show of Christmas music
then we got to ride the train! The boy's loved it!!


then Santa came by

and gave all the kids their own Christmas bell

their were carolers on the car too and Mrs. Clause came by to wish us a Merry Christmas

It was so fun, but I think C had more fun pushing and pulling the big wagon with Papa...

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

{Santa take II}

One of our bestest friends threw their 1st Annual Christmas Party this year and Santa came by to see the kids. Mommie decided to help the boys remember to tell him what they want for Christmas....

{going to see Santa}

Neither Cooper nor Dillon remembered to ask Santa for what they wanted for Christmas this year, so Mommie will have to help them write a letter to mail to the North Pole.

Christmas has always been my favorite holiday, but now with kids it is so much more special. To see the amazement in their eyes and voices as we see giant Christmas trees (and tiny Christmas trees), lights everywhere and hear music everywhere too.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

{sand box fun}

The Fall weather has been so awesome so we have been spending as much time outside as possible. Daddy put sand in the sandbox today and the boys loved it. It is amazing how the simplest things can be such an amazing experience from a child's view.

Thanks Dada!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

{Thanksgiving Part III}

Dillon offically started walking tonight for all the family to see, we were all so excited for him! I can't get the video to upload, so pictures will have to do for this big boy moment!

{Thanksgiving Part II}

I am thankful for Dillon's perfect smile
I am thankful for the sound of kiddos in my house

I am thankful for family, friends and football

I am thankful for a husband who is a kid at heart and the best father to our children I could have ever prayed for.


{Thanksgiving Part I}

To show our thanks for Aunti Rara we went to the Turkey Trot this morning to support her. She did the 10 mile race and we were there to cheer her to the finish line! (that's Rara in the pink)
Cooper played in his first bounce house, he choose the BiG one, not the small one.

He climbed all the way up on his own and loved the BiG slide

they got to ride the ponys

and talk to the animals at the petting zoo

Dillon was not happy to know this was his dinner tonight.

We love you Aunti Rara and can't wait to cheer you on at your next race!! We are very thankful for all your help and love through out the year.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

{hangin with DaDa}

The boys played at the track this morning.
C got to go for a ride with DaDa, D stayed in the stroller

they loved getting as dirty as possible and hangin with DaDa.

I am so thankful to be able to relax outside now that Fall is finally here.

Friday, November 11, 2011

{say chezzzzz}

We took the boys to the lake so I could try to get a picture for our Christmas Card. I think I got what I wanted, I am saving the ones I used but here is a sneak preview.