Wednesday, February 24, 2010

My Sweet Funny Boy...

I had to take a minute away from writing my IEP's and assessment plans to focus on something that brightened my life. Skyler came into my room tonight and said, "Mom I am working on persuasive writing at school. Do you want me to write you something?" I told him sure and continued working. He brings me a letter he quickly wrote out, this is what it said.

Dear Mom,
How about letting me watch T.V. longer, huh? I promise it will be a good choice, you see watching T.V. takes a lot of stress away and I have lots of it. Please, I promise it will be the best decision you could ever make. Please![then he had a frowny face picture labeled "puppy dog eyes"].
Sincerly, Skyler

It almost made me cry because I am just so stressed out right now with school, work, and most importantly my poor hubby and his condition.I know my kids are feeling it too and it breaks my heart, they have seen their dad go through more than any kid should see. Anyways, when Skyler saw that I actually laughed, he hurried to make another one. Things have been pretty sullen around our house for the past 5 weeks and he told me that he just loved to see me smile. Awwwww~

This was his second persuasive writing. I wish my scanner worked because he drew pictures of different people saying positive things about the product.

Hey you, m-m-m-ma-ma-mommy! Do you by chance have a tincey bit of stress? Well than try our new hair product "Non-Stress Hair!" it totally removes all current stress! It has 100% satisfaxcion. It also smoothes your hair so much that you will never have tangles. It is awsome! Only $1.00!!!!!Comes in...Straberry, coconut, cherry, chocolate, rassberry, vanilla, blueberry, and more!

What a nice little break. I need to get back to my homework, but I had to blog that because I never want to forget that, he is such a good boy, we butt heads a bit sometimes, but I just love my little boy so much. I

Saturday, February 6, 2010

My Baby is 7

This will probably be my last birthday picture where Kenzie doesn't care if her face is covered in ice cream.

Makenzie and her new Lava Lamp
Makenzie awaiting the second poke in her ear.

Ear Piercing
Birthday morning before school

MaKenzie turned 7 on Wednesday, she was so excited, she took cupcakes to school and also had ice cream since it was the 100 day of school celebration. We went to Texas Roadhouse for dinner which was one of the highlights of her day, she got to sit on the birthday saddle as they sang to her, she loved it. Her most favorite part of the day was when she and I went to the mall and got her ears pierced, she even got Cold Stone. She has asked me to get her ears pierced for the past 2 years, I always say no because I don't want her earrings to bother her CI or HA. Anyways, I finally gave in and she was ecstatic. She was so brave, she sat in the chair and told the lady that she was very nervous and that her heart was beating very fast, but that she was so excited to get earrings. Oh and she also said that the posters on the wall by the ear piercing chair had girls who were immodest on them, but they probably just didn't know better. After her ears were done she kept looking in the mirror and admiring them, then we got ice cream together and enjoyed the beautiful weather. She kept saying, "Mom, what if this is all a dream, what if I wake up and it is not my birthday and my ears are not pierced????" I kept assuring her that wouldn't happen, she is so silly. I tried really hard to make it a special day for her because we were all under so much stress with Jeremy's health, he has been having some pretty seriously seizures the past couple weeks and they are no longer "sleeping" seizures, they are when he is wide awake, he has had a few nasty falls because of this and we have had to go to the hospital, thank goodness he has not hurt himself seriously, just nasty concussions and goose eggs. So he was such a trooper to go out to dinner with us on her b-day night, I tried to talk him into us cancelling, but he did not want to do that, so he ate and had to rush to the bathroom to puke, it was so sad, he is just constantly so dizzy and his head hurts non-stop. I feel so bad for him. Hopefully when we go to the specialist in CA on Monday they can help him find a better medicine. SO last night kenzie had a little friend movie night, she had Kendalyn, Leah, and Brynn over for pizza and a movie last night, they had a blast. So, I hope this has somewhat captured our lives, I have been so busy the past few months that I have neglected our blog.

A visit to Nicky's and Misc. picts

Skyler at his Pinewood Derby
Kenzie fell asleep while reading in her bed, so cute!

Rigdon, Kenzie, Brielle,and Kinley
My beautiful sister Nicky
Mom's lovely hair style compliments of Makenzie

So at the end of Christmas break I had to head up for my Spring orientation at the University of Arizona. The plan was that mom was going to go with me and stay at the hotel and watch me on the parent panel I was asked to speak on. Well Kenzie had issues with her cochlear implant, everything was too loud and she didn't wan to wear it, she had recently been re-mapped and obviously needed some more adjusting. The only time available to see her was on the day I had to be in Tucson. Our audiologist is in Queen Creek which is also where my mom lives, so I ended up dropping Kenzie off with mom and heading up to Tucson by myself. The parent panel went good, but it is always very stressful to get up and tell my story to a lot of people who are very pro-ASL, I am too if a child does not have speaking ability, but we chose the oral method for Kenz and she is doing amazing because of it. So basically I was on the chopping block, but it went alright. Kenzie had her appointment and her internal volume was definitely too loud, so they reduced it, but now it is too quiet, urghh, I just want to be able to get it right. She will have another appointment next week, hopefully we can get her mapped right. While I was in dropping Kenzie off at Mom's I was able to stop by Nicky's house so Kenzie could see her cousins, they had a great time. Kenzie was a bit of a pill for Grandma, she had never been by herself with out Skyler or us at least. Grandma took good care of her, but Kenzie didn't want to play with her or do anything fun, she just colored by herself and cried at night, poor baby, that was really hard for me. My mom is a trooper.

Christmas 2009

Jeremy sporting his new hunting clothes, not that he ever gets the chance to go hunting or anything.
Jeremy's 32nd b-day
Only in AZ
Kenzie ready to go to a day after Christmas swim party at Trevor and Hillary's house.

Kenzie wore her new black tights with a black sweater, I had to tell her she couldn't only wear tights, she was a little upset about that, but wanted me to take a picture of her anyway.
Christmas morning before the kids attacked their presents
Skyler and one of his Christmas presents
Well, it was a rough holiday season for me. On my first day of vacation, I woke up early, I exercised, got ready for the day by like 8am; I was ready to have a blast with the kids. As we were getting ready to leave the house I reached down to pick up my dog and something in my back SNAPPED, it was so painful, I lay on the floor for a while before I could crawl to my room. I had sprained my back, the 3 herniated disks I have in my back were enflamed again, it was awful. I was basically confined to bed for 3 weeks of vacation, I did go to the chiro almost everyday. It was rotten. I made it to the couch to watch the kids open their presents, but it was not a whole lot of fun. One positive thing was that I studied my sign language everyday. When I went to Tucson for orientation for my Spring semester of school, I attempted to take a ASL profieciency exam, I passed which means I won't have to spend 5 weeks in Phoenix or Tucson this summer taking the 4th semester of ASL. I am so incredibly happy about this! So being in bed for 3 weeks earned me 5 extra weeks this summer with my family. Lets see, what else happened over break???? Oh Jeremy turned 32, he has been having a lot of issues with his health, it has been horrible. We just want him to feel better. He is our life. I will go into more detail about him in my more current posts. I have a lot of catch up.