Tuesday, February 24, 2009

I Didn't Do It!

So -

Blaze is having a tough time blowing a booger out - or so I thought! I keep hearing him try to blow his nose from the other room and I keep asking him if he needs help. Eventually he comes out of the bathroom crying and blood is dripping down his face. I ask him what is wrong and he tells me...

Blaze: Someone stuck a gun up my nose
Me: A gun? What gun?
Blaze: A toy gun
Me: Who stuck it up your nose?
Blaze: I don't know, someone did
Me: You did it
Blaze: I didn't do it - it just got stuck up there.

He keeps sucking it up the nose while I am begging him to blow out of his nose. After the third hard blow - the gun comes out along with a trail of snotty blood. Guess what my first statement was?

Me: Blaze? Can I take a picture?
Blaze: Sure, send it to Dad

At least this time we didn't have to visit InstaCare!

I Love The Teeth!

What's cuter than 2 baby teeth? Not much!

Pierson is now 9 months old. I am really quite sad about it. He is a chunk weighing in at 23 pounds. He is crawling, pulling himself up, standing, eating from our plates, and yelling to make sure we can hear him. He clears out my kitchen cabinets daily, scales along the banisters and chews on the dogs' toys. Gross! He loves his brothers and makes the cutest face when he sees his Grandpa. He HATES the car seat and driving in the car (I know - WEIRD). He loves to feed himself, loves yogurt, hates veggies and still loves to be held. He loves to bounce up and down in your lap which makes for a good arm workout. His favorite time of day is bath time and throws a fit when we pull him out.

He is the best baby and I couldn't be happier!

Basketball Champs!

Canon just completed his first season of Jr. Jazz and they finished 9-0. They were pretty excited but very humble. Canon plays with a great group of kids, NOT from our neighborhood which is why we would like to move into theirs....

He tried real hard to do his best and got better with each game. Not as aggressive as me and Darren are but we will get him there someday. Because of such a great season - they have been asked to play in a tournament which means about 4 more games. Then on to the next sport....this time for Blaze. We have decided to take it one kid at a time.

Here is his cute little team. They were so nice to him since he was the only kid that was new to the group. I wish there were boys like this out by us. We'll keep looking I guess.

My Sweet Boy!

So - as you may notice, I have not gone private yet but don't tell Darren. I am just waiting for the next lashing before I actually do it.

I need to write this down so I don't forget but also to show you how precious children are and how concerned they are for their parents.

Ever since we found out that my Dad has cancer, Canon has been acting strangely. At first we thought it was because he upset that he might lose his grandpa and I am sure that that is also the case but it wasn't until last week that we figured out what was going on.

My poor little 8 year old baby has been suffering from anxiety attacks. He couldn't sleep, cried uncontrollably, wouldn't go to school and if he was at school - he would call to come home. He would stay up for hours laying in bed, refuse to get on the bus and wouldn't let us out of his sight. We started asking questions about what may be bothering him thinking there must be a bully or someone at school or on the bus bothering him. He said he had nightmares, bad thoughts, his head would hurt, his heart would race and he would make himself sick to his stomach. He eventually told us that he was afraid something would happen to US. He somehow associated my Dad's cancer with "this could happen to my mom". He wouldn't leave my sight, he had to sleep with me, he counted the hours that we would be away, etc... it was so sad. We have had to talk to counselors, take to his teacher and he calls us at every recess to check in to make sure we are okay. He really thinks that when we express our love to him, it will be the last time he hears it. It is just so sad to see him like this, with all this weight on his little shoulders. He cries at the second we tell him we love him.....

Last night was the first night he began in his bed but it didn't last long. Within an hour, he was laying on the floor at our feet in tears. He can't stand that he doesn't physically see his dad leave for work in the morning because he hasn't witnessed that he is safe. We have never felt so loved in all our life. This little boy has made me realize how much children love their parents. I hope that this doesn't last too much longer so that he can get back to his happy self but it has been such a great lesson for Darren and myself about love.

I love, love, love this little guy!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Valentine's Day!

We had a great Valentine's Day - hope you all did too! We loved hanging out as a family and ended the evening with a Valentine's Day Cookie Decorating Contest. Although we didn't know it was a contest until Darren realized he decorated the best cookies and announced the contest after the fact. We even let Pierson get in on the cookie decorating and he didn't even make a mess....ya right!

Hope you had a great Valentine's Day! We love you all!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Blaze Chooses His Dad!

So - It's early this morning, Blaze comes to me while I am getting ready for work and says that if we, Darren and I, were to "break up"... He chooses to be with his Dad. Tough thing to hear first thing in the morning. He then realizes that my feelings are hurt not being his first choice and tried to come up with some reason why it would be good for his Dad to have him rather than Canon or Pierson. I bought it, especially when it involved moving in with Uncle Donny.

I am pretty sure I know who Canon would choose to be with! :)

One more thing - we were talking about the nice things Blaze does for his baby brother and he reminded us that he asked the doctor if he could have Piersons' shots so that his brother wouldn't have to have them. What a good kid!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Forced To Go Private!

It has happened. Darren is forcing me to go private. He has a weekly nightmare of someone tracking us down and terrorizing his family - due to the blog. Sorry to all of you for doing this. Please let me know if you would like to be "invited" to follow along with us. Please give Darren a hard time when you see him!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Because Baby Bums Are Cute...

I can't believe my baby is 8 months old! So sad how fast they grow!

January - Came and Went!

Sorry it has been so so long. January has been a bit busy. Canon has been off track and I have spent most of my time trying to spend quality time with him at home. We did a couple of fun things while he was on break. We visited the Dinosaur Museum, we went to a Jazz game, we went to the Bounce Park and roller skated (skootered rather), played A LOT of Wii and made some fun crafts. The boys are back in school now and we just getting adjusted to getting up early and going to bed early. I hope that February doesn't fly by as fast as January did so that I can keep up on blogging and taking pictures!

Here are a few...

SuperBowl Sunday!

We love football! There you have it! We have been looking forward to this day for a month. Darren dreams of swimming in wing sauce and pretty much did yesterday. Rather than hosting the party for the 12th time, we went to our friends house this time. It was nice not to have the stress associated with hosting parties although the cost didn't change. I bet you would have thought we would have cheered for Arizona being that Darren is from there but the Steelers have been his "team" since childhood and he had to be faithful. We were glad that the Steelers won but even happier that it was a good game and that Arizona didn't get killed. We ate A LOT of candy and woke up with belly aches but Darren keeps telling the boys that it was for a good cause. Diets start today apparently!

Here are some of our photos!

Dad always says to keep the eye on the ball...

I think I can fit in here...