Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Is it working?

Jansen left this for me to find... We're on day five without diapers. Wish me luck.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Poor Baby

We've been back to watching this...Mitchell wasn't breathing well, so I finally took him in and thinking it was just a little congestion, but no... it's pneumonia, along with 2 ear infections (despite having ear tubes.)
Our poor little Mitchy can't buy a break. He can't seem to stay healthy. Well... 2010 he did NOT stay at the hospital over night ONCE.
Reesa was such a trooper. She missed her school field trip to go to the hospital with Mitchy and me. So today I finally broke down and got her a pillow pet from Mitchell to say thanks!!!

They gave Mitchell a bunch of steroids, antibiotics, breathing treatments and put him on Oxygen. He's doing so much better. They gave us lots of meds to come home with and Mitchell came home this afternoon on room air! We're so lucky really that this happened over the weekend when Jake wasn't working and that Jennifer, (bless her heart) drove all the way down to Fresno to pick up Reesa (and brought me a bag of goodies and books) and took Reesa and Jansen for the day. Thanks, we love you guys!

P.S. I don't even want to admit this, but I made Jake come down and stay the night with Mitchell and I went home to be with #1 & #2. I was SO irritated by everything every nurse, doctor, assistant, secretary said to me I couldn't stand it anymore! Today, Jake told me how he refused treatments when Mitchell was asleep, told them no to IV antibiotics, since we can NEVER get an IV on that kid. (I tried to say no, but my Dr. said they had to at least try 3 times. WHAT!?! see why I was irritated?) I was so grateful for an amazingly smart husband who knows way too much, about things he has no business knowing, and fights for our kids! Thanks Jake!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011


We are so lucky to be able to visit Disneyland this year. Through Jansen's therapy we got tickets for $35 each. (Reg. $76). The best part... we forgot our tickets! We had to drive back and take a 5 hour detour. It was murder. BUT, instead of going to Jake's parents that night, we called Disney and got a hotel right across the street. So arrived @ 2 a.m. we slept in a little and didn't have to fight traffic in the morning. What a blessing, right!

The kids knew what Disney was this year, and Jansen started yelling "Oh Toodles" as soon as she saw the sign. (from Mickey Mouse Club House)
I loved bringing our kids there! It was so fun to see how excited they were to see every single thing! I had a million pictures of Jansen pointing to things.
And yes, we did get to wear our matching shirts again.
Dumbo, Jansen's favorite ride.
Jake's parent's were great sports and came along to help us out. There is NO WAY we could have done it with out them. I don't know what I was thinking. Thanks for coming.
The Tiki room
Reesa L_O_V_E_D the princesses. So magical. AND Jansen actually ran to each princess and hugged them.
Are you wondering what Mitchell did? ha ha, I wish he was this easy.
I took a zillion pictures of Reesa but this is almost the only one with a smile. Even Mitchell liked Small world.
The castle.
The fireworks were one of the best parts. Jansen yelled "wow" after every single one. And when there was a boom he yelled"ahh!" We were all laughing. The lady standing next to me told me Jansen made every penny we spent worth it. Then she added he made her's worth it too.

P.S. If you're going anytime soon, it was HOT. People were in shorts and tank tops. I had to borrow sunscreen from some random lady to protect Mitchell. It's only JANUARY!