Wednesday, April 28, 2010

One of those Moments

The more we shelter children from every disappointment, the more devastating future disappointments will be.

FRED G. GOSMAN, How to Be a Happy Parent ... In Spite of Your Children

I had a moment as a parent today, that not only broke my heart but made me glad also. My dear sweet Lainey loves to sing! She has been involved with her school's melody choir all year. It is a free after school program. To say she loves it is an understatement. She practices all the time singing her songs and working on the actions. We have been excitedly looking forward to her end of year performance. Lainey also loves to Dance! She has been taking classes since she was 3 and looks forward every week to dance day.

As we are ending the year with her dance concert coming we realized that her mandidtory dress rehearsal for dance was on the same night as her choir concert. I noticed this problem about 2 weeks ago, but hoped we could work something out. I didn't mention it to her because I was hoping we could make it to both on the same night. When I realized it just wasn't possible. I laid it out to her plainly. If she missed dress rehearsal she couldn't perform in her dance concert (which we do pay for), or she would have to miss her choir concert. I gave the decision to her. I expected tears, but was utterly amazed at her response. After thinking about it for a few minutes she made her decision. She has decided to do her dance performance. While she didn't cry I could hear the emotion in her voice about not singing. It broke my heart to make her have to choose, but she was brave and made the decision. She knows that she can still be in the choir next year and will hopefully get to perform there too. I

Sometimes life is hard, we are faced with decisions everyday, some are easy some are hard, but the hardest ones are the ones when we have to choose between to really good things. She has made her choice and I am so proud of her for her courage. WE LOVE YOU LAINEY! I am so pleased to be your mom.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Can you guess Who????

These pictures are of all my babies at 4 months old. Can you tell which one is which? Maybe it is easier than I think but give it a guess.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


So normally we put ourselves in Doctors and pharmacists hands trusting that these people who have gone to school for nearly a decade, 1: are very smart, after all they had to make it through all that schooling. 2: That they have to use a lot of common sense. Majority of the time this is the case. While I trust my Doctor very much, and we all make mistakes sometimes I wonder......

Here is a true story that happened to me just this week:

I have been on some medication that totally dries out my skin for several months, this causes my eczema to go berserk! So I usually use a prescription strength Cortizone cream for this. I was out so I asked my Doc, to give me a new one. He said no problem and wrote out the rx. I went to fill the rx and the pharmacist looked at it and said, "There is a problem, the thing the doc wrote the rx for doesn't exist." They needed to check on it before they could fill it. I said ok. I left and came back 2 days later. They told me that they had it sorted out but they were out of stock, and it would be in later today. I left a little frustrated but ya know things like this happen...... Later tonight I went back to pick up the prescription. They had gotten it and it was ready. I got to the car and opened it. This is what I found.

Typically 0.5% is normal, 1.0% is extra strength and 2.5% is prescription strength.
So 3 trips to Target, and a 3 day wait to get minimum strength cortizone cream, that I paid more for than if I had just grabbed the Target brand sitting on the shelf 3 feet away from the pharmacy.

If you made it to the end of this, I thank you for listening to my rant!

Friday, April 9, 2010

What about Gordon?

If you scroll down (if we have any readers left). You will see multiple posts about Lainey, Lilly, food and family activities but nothing about Gordie. So here is a post about our little man.

He has been getting back to back ear infections that seem to be resistant to the antibiotics. Not a fun thing. We were going to the Pediatrician office like once a month. Well this last time the doctor used the "tube" word. So off to the ENT on Tuesday we went. They looked in his ears and indeed he needed tubes. When we went to schedule the surgery they gave us 2 dates, 1 at the end of April and 1 in that was Thursday. Like as in 2 days. We decided that now was a good time and said go ahead and schedule it.

Thursday came very quickly and off we went to the hospital. We got checked in and taken to our room. Gordie wasn't happy about the hospital gown, but with distraction of a white board and marker we managed to keep it on him. They came in and gave him some meds that would make him a little loopy and forget what was going on. Before it kicked in he amazed the nurses with his fine motor skills.

They brought him back and told us the fluid in his ears was the consistancy of rubber cement. He didnt say that was unusual but the way he said it made it seem to me like it was. Any who, after about 10-15 minutes with us he was ready to go home and letting everyone in post-op know it.

By the time we got home you would have thought that nothing had happened and that it was just a normal day! He even got to go hunt Easter Eggs at his Aunt Ashley's house.


Saturday, April 3, 2010

Happy Easter

They are multiplying like rabbits!!

Happy Easter to all, may you feel the love of our Savior and remember his atoning sacrifice today!

Lance, Cari, Lainey, Lilly, and Gordon.