Thursday, November 27, 2008

Working in the yard

Tom taught me how to use the chainsaw so I started working on our log pile to get it under control. We've been having big bonfires to burn the brush & branches. We have 2 HUGE stumps in our front yard from trees that were taken down & Tom keeps thinking he's gonna burn those, too. They're way too big to burn I think, but I let him keep plugging away at them.

Tom thought it would be OK to let the girls throw paper on the fire. What was he thinking? Jenna caught a piece on fire and dropped it on her pants and burned a hole in her pants. Luckily I saw it happen & Tom grabbed her pants before it burned her leg, but not before her pants had a big hole in them.

Misc. pics

Funny story...we had given the kids a bath, and Camden wanted out, so Tom got him out & put his shirt back on him. A little bit later, we heard him crying & the girls yelling, so Tom walked in, and found Camden had climbed back in with his clothes on and was crying because his shirt was all wet!! Crazy kid!

House pictures

Finally, here's some pictures of our house...

dining room:

girls' room:

family room:


Saturday, November 15, 2008


Ok, I guess it takes mistakes to get some more comments on here :)
So, yes, I did mean Trevin is rolling over now, and yes, I do know I have too many kids when I can't get their names right. Imagine if we had any pets to throw those names in the mix....

Camden is sleeping through the night, too, but alas, he is taking the same route as my girls when it comes to naps & bedtime. In other words, he takes great naps (min. 2 hours), but then is wound up until 10 p.m. or so. Then, he sleeps in cuz he goes to bed so late. When I say sleep in, I mean till 10 a.m.! So, I'm trying to figure out what to do. He's not even 2 yet, so I'm NOT ready to give up naps, but I'm not ready to stay up till 10 p.m. with him every night either. We've tried putting him to bed earlier, but he plays with his toys, talks to himself, and leaves his room. Last night it was funny cuz we ALL went to bed around 10, and I heard Camden on the monitor in my room playing. I went to see what he was up to, and he was out in the hallway playing since there was light from the bathroom nightlight. I was curious what he would do if I just left him, so I went back to my room & got in bed. About 5 minutes later, he came wandering into our room and just proceeded to find something in the DARK to play with. Didn't have a care in the world that all the lights in the house were off and that he was the only one still awake.

I tried waking him up from his nap earlier, but boy was he GRUMPY!!! It's like he needs that 2 hours or he's a bear. Guess I'll have to work on this. We're also working on potty training. Can I just say I hate potty training? Enough said...

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Rolling Over

Camden is rolling over now. I'm excited and sad all at the same time! He rolled from his back to his stomach on Monday, then on Tuesday rolled from his stomach to his back. My little baby is growing up :)
He also slept from about 10:00 p.m. last night till 9:00 a.m. this morning! YEAH!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Mystery Diagnosis

Ok, funny story to tell you! I got up from my nap this afternoon & was feeding Trevin when I flipped the TV on & was switching through the few channels we have. I stopped on TLC, and was intrigued when I heard something about a couple whose daughter had a febrile seizure. I continued to watch it (I missed the beginning) and long story short was AMAZED to find that girl was eventually diagnosed with hypoparathyroidism. Exactly what Jenna has! It was amazing to hear what this couple went through...their daughter went through 3 seizures, with the last one being not until she was 11 years old! Kinda weird watching it thinking, huh, this sounds just like Jenna, I wonder if it could possibly be the same thing? I was so excited when they said she had low calcium & to watch how they did the exact same things for her that they did for Jenna when she was in the hospital. Mackenzie & Jenna came in from outside to catch part of it, too, and Mackenzie was like "is that what happened to Jenna?" when she saw the seizure part. (Mackenzie had never seen the "seizures" with Jenna). I missed the very end of the show due to loud kids, but it sounds like they also found something else wrong with this girl - something adrenal, but overall, the point is it was amazing to watch! The funniest part is that when Jenna was in the ER for the 3rd time, I had said to the dr's that I wanted to be on mystery diagnosis! Guess that won't happen now since they've already done a show on it! Oh well....another missed chance as a TV star :)

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Pictures FINALLY!

Ok, I updated the blog earlier with a bunch of pictures from forever ago! Then, I got stuck trying to upload one more video, so whenever I get it figured out, I'll have one more update with pictures/video. As you scroll down through the posts, I have the most recent first & worked backwards. Hope you enjoy!
Oh, and I actually still haven't found the cord that we used at the apartment to transfer pictures to the computer...I just happened to find a different one as I was unpacking more boxes :)

Pictures - Misc part 1

A funny video after Camden had peed on the potty one day:

A picture of Camden after he peed on the potty:

Camden drew a "masterpiece" on the ottoman one day:

Pictures - Misc part 2

a bunch of geese in our backyard one morning:

Kenzie after she lost 2 teeth in one day:

Camden got his face painted like spiderman one night when they came to visit Jenna at the hospital. They had some people that came in & did it for free:

Pictures - halloween

Pictures - Jenna's 5th birthday

Pictures - Jenna's hospital stay

She loved to put the bed all the way up & play with the buttons:

Her last test before we could go home:

Lastly, here's a video I took of her when she was in the special care unit. I had Mackenzie make a quick video for Jenna since she couldn't visit her, and Jenna was supposed to be making one back to Mackenzie but she refused to talk. Oh well....this shows what all she had going on at that point:

Pictures - moving day

Sunday, November 2, 2008


I am sitting here while Camden is playing as happy as can be. It's after 10:30 p.m.!! Crazy kid...

We enjoyed a fun halloween here over the weekend. We had a bat girl (Kenzie), a mean cat (Jenna), Spiderman (Camden), and a pumpkin (Trevin). The weather was beautiful. We didn't have to wear coats, and the kids got TONS of candy. We went trick-or-treating with some friends that Tom works with. Their son is 3, and wanted nothing to do with his costume until he saw our girls in theirs.

Other than that, there's not much else new going on here. Jenna had a week off from bloodwork, so she was happy about that. Trevin is continuing to sleep through the night, so we're all happy :)

I had my follow-up appt. from my surgery, and the doctor said everything looks fine. Yeah! My stitches still haven't dissolved completely yet, but I am pretty much completely back to normal.