Sunday, January 30, 2011

'Oh what a week', that led to "Oh what a weekend!"

Wednesday at my house... their was a lot of coughing going on. Cayden had been to the Dr. on Tuesday... diagnosis: Croup.
Poor little guy.

Bridget decided on Thursday to take him back to the doctors. She did not like how shallow he was breathing. From there, the doctor sent them to the hospital. After he was admitted, I ran Bridget a few things she would need for an overnight stay. Breathing treatments began~ he did not much care for this...
Even when his mommy and I sang Pirate Ship for him... he cried louder for us to stop!
While at the hospital, they discovered he had RSV. He was one miserable little guy. Bridget had an awful night with Cayden just crying and crying. On Friday the doctor discharged him into Bridgets' care for home breathing treatments. On Saturday, Meme surprised him with a little train and tracks just like the ones at Meigs and at the hospital. Saturday afternoon found a happy Cayden~

Here is the two handed fist pump... the one where you say "OH YEAH!" Cayden loved the train set~

He laid and played trains between breathing treatments all afternoon.
He looks better but not really. Saturday night the fever was back and he spent another night crying and burning up. Now she is wondering if he has an ear infection since he keeps saying they hurt. I am praying that Bridget gets some sleep tonight!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Fun at Meme's School!

Cayden enjoyed a day at Meme's preschool!

He chose to play with the dinosaurs...
Crawl thru the tunnel...
and to play with the ever popular Mr Potato Head and his lovely family!

Guess who is eating some baby food these days?

Mya Brynn! What a big girl!
She loves CARROTS...can you tell?

And then here is some SUGAR from Colorado for you! I swear when I see her... I just might eat her up! So much sweetness!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Happy Birthday to Bridget Diana!

Happy Birthday Bridget! I love you more than words can say! I am so very proud of you and the person who have grown to be... the daughter, the wife and especially the mom that you are!!

I want to thank you for bringing this little man...
and this sweet little girl...
and even this guy, who is a great husband and daddy, into my life!

Your little family is wonderful! It is fun to watch your story unfold... and I am always wishing for good things to continue to happen in your life!

God blessed me with you Scootie... oh yes, he did!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Auntie BB and Mya

Just a pretty picture! That's all!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Knock, Knock, Knocking on Wood!

It has been many months since Cayden has "broken" anything!
That is great news!
But I do have to say... my heart will be broken when this little family up and moves to Van Wert! It is so fun to see his, and his little sisters face almost everyday while his Momma works.
We did a little photo shoot~ Hopefully Bridget will post some pictures on her blog!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Gems and Animals!

Before each of my little gems were born, I assigned them an animal. Something for them to collect. Something different from their siblings or cousins. Something that would have special meaning as they each grew! Today Sarah had a two hour delay of school because of the weather. She spent the time drawing...

Sarah and her GIRAFFE...

Molly and her ELEPHANT...

Cayden and his MONKEY...

Mya and her MOUSE...

Layla and her LADYBUG!
I am so glad I had this idea 5 years ago when Sarah was about to be born. It has been fun to see each of them identify with their special friends too!

Sarah Rose... I love you so much! Thank you for drawing these for me today!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

LaylaBug is 3 months old!

My heart is overflowing with love for this gem of mine! Isn't she wonderful? Read more all about her here!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Toy Story 3 On Ice!

Our very own Woody and Buzz!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Cayden meets an old friend!

What a fun time we had at the Cleveland History Museum this afternoon! Cayden was excited to be going to see the dinosaurs!
Cayden was fascinated with the swinging sphere...
As the earth moves, the sphere knocks down dominoes! Little dinosaurs sit on top of the dominoes awaiting their fate!
"OH No, Meme..."
We saw some snakes!
So much to see... you had to look high and low!
Cayden ran from each exhibit shouting, "Wait a minute...LOOK!"
Calling out who's bones he was looking at... people around us were amazed at the little guy who knew so much about bones!
At this point, he spots the T Rex and ...
The Long Neck!
Cayden pretends to be a turtle!
We stop in the Discovery Zone to play with the dinos~
Cayden pointed out all the animals for Papa~
This little guy was never bored~ just so excited to see everything in every window display!
"Look at the little mouse"
The Museum Store was a fun place too!
Here's Jane... the Juvenile Tyrannosaurs!
Steggie was waiting outside for us and Cayden made a new friend!
"I ride his tail!"
"Good bye friend! I will come back with Mommy and Daddy!"