Thursday, February 24, 2011


Since he was a baby, Wyatt's mind works very methodically. He has always been able to work patterns and order without any trouble. See that long line of trains in the background? Without a doubt, that is Wyatt's.

His little mind works so quickly, that we wonder if that is where his stuttering comes in play. We know some of it is genetic, but it seems as if his mind is so rushed with what is next, that he can't spit the words out fast enough.

Wyatt is a turkey though, with a hilarious sense of humor. He likes to be in the limelight, and is a tenacious little monkey when it comes to playing with us. He thinks of things (like ice in Daddy's pants when they wrestle) that makes us laugh too much to be able to punish him. I love what he adds to our family.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011


These pictures are from when they were sick in December (hence the Christmas tree) -ironically we blew the air mattress up in the living room this past weekend as well

Recently the weather has gotten colder and usually that is a trigger for Wyatt's asthma to act up. A friend of mine suggested that I cut milk from his diet and it has made a huge difference. So big, that we felt confident in our decision to keep him off Singulair. Instead of coughing within a single minute of playing in the cold (under 60 degrees for us in Vegas, ha!) weather, Wyatt can now play in the cold weather with a slight possibility of coughing once or twice after about 15 minutes.

I had inadvertently re-introduced milk one night while making an Alfredo sauce, and the poor guy had a rash all over his torso. To add insult to injury, the next day Vegas winds started up and allergens were all over the place. His body was attacked from the inside out (my fault since we decided on no more Singulair, but I wished I would have remembered to use saline for his nose!) and after trying the breathing treatments and etc at home for a few days, off to the Dr we went.

While Wyatt was at his low, but on his way to feeling better, Jaxon fell sick to some cough or cootie around school. Give it a day or two, and Wyatt is running around like a mad man (the steroids they prescribed combined with the albuterol make him act like a gerbil on crack) and Luke made his way to the sick side.

Luckily (or unluckily) this all happened over the long weekend. As of now Lucas is the only one staying home from school today, and his little face is so red from over use of tissues. Hopefully tomorrow all will be back to normal so I can let these little guys run and play. They are driving me nuts being cooped up in the house for all this time!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Valentine's Day

Yesterday the boys got to hand out their 75 home made valentines to their class mates. I found the greatest idea here, and the boys were game with it.

Don and I have an agreement to not do presents for each other on most holidays, (not that we don't love each other, but we find it hard to enjoy the gift when we could have used the money elsewhere). Don is awesome and still got me a box of Dove chocolates, but then I felt a bit bad. I saw the perfect idea online about a half hour before I had to get the kids out of school.

I got my craft started, and then had to stop to get the boys from school. They each came home with a brown bag filled to the brim with sweet treats. Leaving them to have their "snack" of sweets, I ran upstairs to make this.

While I was upstairs, the boys did this...

No wonder they were so quiet :)