Thursday, April 9, 2009


I suppose it's high time I updated around here.  It has been awhile.  We are doing alright.  Sometimes I think that we live in the house that germs built.  We've all been sick on and off the past couple of weeks.  Okay, who am I kidding?  We've been sick on and off for the last several months.  Seems like someone starts the cycle and it runs through everyone then we're all well for a few days and someone starts it off again.  That someone always seems to be Emmalee.  I think she is picking up the germies at school and bringing them home with her.  I will be so thankful when it is summer!

Tyler has been doing well.  He is such a strong little man!  He seems to be learning something new all the time.  He is also walking 90% of the time now and I LOVE it!  He is just too funny to watch.  He has many new words and "talks" so much more now.  He is also quite the jokester!  He gets a huge kick out of making us laugh.  

The best news of all is that Tyler got the green light from his doctors to go back to school!  I am excited but also a little nervous.  It is going to be hard to let him go after being so super cautious and protective this past year.  But, he is going to be so happy getting back to school.  We met with the district representative recently and hopefully we'll find out soon if Ty has a spot in pre-k to finish out the school year.  

Emmalee is enjoying pre-school.  It is a really fun program and I am happy that she has had the opportunity to go this year.  We are planning to send her to the same program again in the Fall.  

Emmalee turned four on the 6th.  It is almost impossible for me to believe that at this time next year she will be getting registered for kindergarten.  Where did the time go?  

This past week has been full of parties for Emma.  She had her friend party at Chuck E Cheese on the 4th, her family party at home on the night of her birthday and a little party at school on the 7th.  After she got home from school that day she asked me when the next party was.  She wasn't too thrilled when I let her know that the parties are now finished.  

Nathaniel is a wild man!!  We have decided that trying to hold him is like trying to hold a Tasmanian Devil.  He is so busy and wiggly.  He is constantly on the go and he is never quiet when he's awake.  He crawls 100 miles an hour and cruises the furniture, pulls himself up to "play" the piano and drives Ty & Emma crazy!  (Isn't that what little brothers are for?)  Seeing how far he has come is incredible.  He is truly a miracle boy!  He still has a way to go developmentally but I have no doubt that he will catch up and do well.  

Last week we took all three kids to the eye doctor.  Emmalee had recently developed some issues with eye crossing.  I thought it was just me noticing until her pre-k teacher told me she was noticing it also.  The boys were due for check ups as well so we took everyone.  

Tyler's eyes are improving which is fantastic.  He is still very visually impaired but they are getting better a little at a time.  He still needs to have the lens replacement surgeries but his Oncologist wants to wait until he is further along in his leukemia treatment.

Nathaniel's eyes are still doing well.  He does have some crossing issues but the doctor didn't think that he needs correction at this time.

The real news is that Emmalee had to get glasses.  She is severely farsighted and her prescription was pretty strong.  I was surprised!  I expected that she would need glasses but didn't realize just how bad her vision is.  I am really glad we got her in.  She, of course, chose pink glasses. They are soooo cute on her!!  (I will post pics soon!)

I go back to the doctor next Thursday and I am hoping that she is going to give me the green light on walking.  I am beyond ready!  She said at my last appointment that there is a chance she will have to do one more surgery to remove one of the larger screws that goes across the joint.  I am really hoping she doesn't have to do that but I suppose it isn't the end of the world if she does.  She also said that quite simply, my ankle will never be the same.  I will probably always have pain and weakness.  I may have to wear some sort of brace.  I guess we'll just have to wait and see.

Brent is doing well and keeping busy.  He has had several out of town trips lately.  We sure miss him when he's gone!!  He is still having some health issues and we're working to figure out exactly what is happening.  One thing we did find out is that his vitamin D levels were extremely low.  He is now taking a supplement and starting to feel some improvement.  

I suppose that's enough for now.  :)  I will get busy and post some pictures soon!!


Amy said...

I can't wait to see Emma's cute pink glasses. It was great to see you guys last week.

Jason and Emily Gardner said...

You're kids are SO cute! It sounds like you guys sure keep busy enough!!! Good luck with EVERYTHING!

jkribbit said...

Thanks for the update and the pictures and videos from Emma's birthday. I miss you all so much! How about some pics and videos of Ty and Nate? Love you guys!

Kathleen said...

I agree, we need to see some video of Tyler and Nate. I'm glad to hear everyone seems to be on an upswing, let's hope it stays that way!