Monday, May 25, 2009

Bryce's buz and Brooke's big week

Last week was eventful in our house! In yet another attempt to be even more like his daddy, Bryce got a buz...from Daddy of course!
Brooke graduated from preschool! Such a bittersweet moment. She did a great job marching in to pomp & circumstance, singing "Moving up to Kindergarten" and receiving her diploma!
"All I want for Christmas (this year...and the next 3!!!!) is my 2 front teeth!" Brooke had to have her front 2 teeth pulled. A pocket of infection had formed above the roots of these teeth because of a couple bad falls and that would have scarred the adult teeth if left alone. She was SO brave and did a great job. She's been very proud to show off her empty mouth which is pretty cute now. The tooth fairy brought her 2 $2 bills!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Happy ending to a tough day

Brad's grandmother "Mom" went to see Jesus today, so we are rejoicing for that even though it's tough to say goodbye. She lived 94 precious years! This picture was taken in the spring of 2006...The happy end to the day is that Bryce asked Jesus into his heart! Good can come out of all things! Bryce was excited that Mom got to be in heaven with Jesus. We're so happy and blessed that he wants the same someday!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Mother's Day

Both kids schools hosted a Mother's Day Tea last week! It was such special times at each event! Bryce's class made all the moms hats (Kentucky Derby hats as Bryce said) out of butcher paper; mine had a "veil" so it was quite large! It was such a cute idea! His class recited a cute poem, drew sweet pictures for the moms, and made a video of them reading journal entires they had written about their sweet!
Broooke was so excited to serve me a brownie and muffin (even though she ate my brownie!). Her class sang a bunch of songs for us...once again, so sweet! On Saturday Brad had us all load up because he said they were taking me shopping for Mother's Day. Of course, he wouldn't say where we were going. He pulled up to the AT&T store to get me a new phone! Me being practical thought my old phone still worked fine, but he wanted me to be up with the rest of the world. I know it was very difficult for him to do this, that's what made it so special...I got an iphone...BEFORE HIM!!! I have always received Brad's hand-me-down phones, so this was big news! Thanks baby! Now I just have to learn how to use it!

Friday, May 1, 2009

4 shots

Today was the kid's well child doctor appointments which would typically be no big deal except that Brooke had to get 4 shots. We've known it was coming for a couple weeks. At Kindergarten registration they told us the 4 that she still needed in order to start school. When she found that out, she changed her mind and decided she didn't want to go to Kindergarten after all (which didn't bother mommy). Anyways, I really thought today would be fine after all our talks about being brave. The nurse started to give her the first shot (after using numbing spray), and Brooke screamed and reached down and pulled the shot out of her leg!!!! I thought I was holding her hands well, but obviously, I wasn't. The nurse decided to let Brooke calm down for a minute (yea, right). 10 minutes later, 2 nurses come in with candy (didn't work) and the 4 shots. Brooke has NEVER cried and screamed bloody murder like she did today. It was awful! I was crying too by the time it was over. It was a completely horrible and extremely traumatic experience...but she can go to Kindergarten now. Hope it's worth it.
She's all better now and showing off her beautiful bandaids.
And here's the 5th bandaid from the shot she pulled out. She really scared the nurse when she did that too! She's trying to pretend to scream like she did this afternoon...nice try!