1. In addition to getting ready for this weekend my days this week have been filled with one little boy fighting asthma, it’s been a rough one. I told his doctor yesterday morning, after his 3rd rough day in a row, that I feel like we are missing a piece of the puzzle. Something is off, I don’t know what I’m missing, what his doctors are missing, but its something. I swear asthma kids are one big puzzle and it takes forever to put it all together! I’ve also had one super, super sassy little miss T on my hands. What is it with her this week? Not listening seems to be at the top of her to-do list. And Ty has had TAKS this week. But what they didn’t know, is that we’ve been keeping a secret from them. A BIG secret! My mom arrived today and they had NO CLUE. So exciting!! Especially since every last one of them was in a foul mood this morning. I was almost giddy when Taryn started crying for my mom thinking if you only knew….but I tried to pretend I was sympathetic, really I did. But, my mom coming in isn’t the only surprise, there is another big surprise coming their way, they are going to be thrilled with what we have planned!! I can’t wait!!!
2. Each kid had a different reaction to seeing my mom. Taryn was speechless for a full 5 minutes and then giddy, Ty dove in to her arms. Teagan was, in typical duder style, chill and happy. Oh so happy. After we got home from dinner we played outside a bit. Teagan had a game down pat, go down the slide, dive into the Gee’s arms and spin around, lather rinse repeat. He’d also make the occasional pit stop to pick up a rock. Hey, he’s 2, he has priorities you know!
3. I’ve spent many hours this week praying for my dear friend Jodie, her family, and her daughter Parker. Parker is 3 started having seizures this week and has been in PICU. Jod is holding strong, but I’m so worried for all of them. I wish I could be there to give her a hug. Please pray for their family.
4. When Lily is at our house….this always happens. Weirdness. He’ll do anything to make that silly Lilly laugh, its hysterical to watch them together.
5. Speaking of weirdness. This sums it up I suppose.
6. We put up new curtains in the living room and the kids seem to gravitate to them now to hide. I’m sure it has something to do with them being white and my children’s firm belief that anything that is white, should be dirtified immediately.
7. One of my awesome clients was featured over on Ohdeedoh, congrats Noelle, awesome party!!
8. Ty is still shorter that me, by barely an inch. At least until next month when I’m sure he’ll shoot up past me. He’s 12 for goodness sake. And I am not a short person! We measured him to my mom tonight and they are the EXACT same height. He might just pass her up by the time she goes home on Tuesday.
9. A favorite shot of Ty from this past month….
10. Alright….enough goofing around….back to work for me so I can earn goofing off with my fam tomorrow!!
ps – I haven’t forgotten about the big announcement, coming soon =)
I love the picture of Teagan holding his breathing mask watching tv…I do the same thing with my little guy. We’ve seen the same 20 episodes of Chuggington at least 50 times. Hope he starts feeling better soon!
Just stopping by from Jodie’s blog…love your photos. I felt like that about my son’s asthma too until I realized it was allergy induced. After starting Zyrtec and changing over to Pulmicort for his preventative medicine, he is doing amazingly well. I hope you get some answers.
oh my goodness your photos are gorgeous!! i just linked to your blog from jodified and i am obsessed. i am new to photography and seeing our photos really gets my creative wheels turning!
Sending prayers for Jodi and her family! Jayden has epilepsy and was in the hopsital for a week just two weeks ago. It was very scary for us! I pray that God lays His healing hands on her baby girl and that He gives Jodi the strength she needs to get through this.
Have you looked at his diet? My daughter had a head tilt that started at 2 months of age that would come on every 2-3 weeks, last 1 week and then go away. Torticollis – no, Physical therapy didn’t help, MRI of brain and neck – normal. Then shortly after the MRI (she was 10 months old) I discovered that she was possibly allergic to soy and dairy (rashes, reflux, gas, not sleeping) so I put her on a hypoallergenic diet (hypo allergenic formula (soy and dairy free), baby food that was only fruits, veggies, and meats. We started the diet about 5 days before the head tilt was “scheduled to come on” it came, lasted less than 24 hours and hasn’t returned since! She is now 14 months old. She also would get firery red rashes that would resemble diaper rash when eating foods (or antibiotics) she was allergic to. On the hypoallergenic diet she was also rash free for 10 weeks.
I think diet plays a huge part in how our bodies function. Maybe consider talking to a homeopathic doctor about diet for asthmatic people. Western medicine would ignore this aspect. But with the results of my daughters head tilt being gone due to diet change I think anything is possible!
Beautiful photos of your family, Lyndsay! Yes, still praying for Jodie, Parker and family!