Tuesday, September 21, 2010

A Long Time Coming

Crazy week last week.  First of all, Ty got the tubes out of his eyes...Finally!  His eyes kept getting all goopy so we've had to postpone the surgery 3 different times.
The surgery was going to be a fast one, so we made it a family affair.  Woke up at 5:00 in the am (even though his surgery wasn't scheduled til 8... does this annoy anyone else?) and traipsed around the hospital in our PJs.
Ty got all dressed up in the purple gown, once again.
Including the ever-in-fashion duck feet socks.
Super fascinated with all the techno gadgets
Ty got the playroom all to himself

The surgery went good.  So fast, there was no need for an IV this time.  They just used gas to put him to sleep, so he woke up a lot faster and acted like nothing had happened.  
The Dr did say there was a lot of goopy stuff (I know, nasty) still in his right eye.  That means that we have a 50/50 shot at the tear duct getting clogged again...if it does clog again we get to put larger tubes in.  yessss.  So far, his eyes are looking good.  I don't want to jinx anything though so we'll just wait and see.

One little thing about this whole ordeal is that Ty has gotten so used to eye drops.  He has had them pretty much his whole life.  Now he reminds me to put them in his eyes every morning and night.  He gets so excited about his eye drops.  He unscrews the lid and holds it for me, then just laughs and laughs while I put the drops in...who does that? So funny.

Next little tidbit from the week, Ace got laid off from his job on Wednesday.  Which is really a bitter-sweet thing.  He hated the company he was working for...the people were not nice, he was working awful hours, and the jobs weren't really what he was wanting to do.  But then, it did give us an income, so... that's where the bitter comes in.  

Really, we feel incredibly blessed that he was able to have a job for so long.  We have known for a long while that it was only a matter of time before it happened so we've prepared for it the best we can....that's why being in this home is so good, we have no lease agreement and a rent payment we can pay.  We are in a sort of limbo right now...not really knowing what is next, but that's the fun of Life...right!?

So, anyone want to hire an awesome, hard working, totally cool guy?  Just let us know :)

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

The First, First Day

Easton started preschool last Wednesday.  As I was taking these pictures, I sat there in disbelief that I have a child in preschool.  Then I realized that this was just the beginning... every new year for the next 13-plus years I will again be in disbelief at where the time has gone, and Easton will again be complaining about all the pictures I am taking and whining about the sun being in his eyes.  The circle of life.

In anticipation of the first day of school, most of the conversations with Easton were about his backpack.  He just couldn't seem to make up his mind.  I mean, it's hard to choose between all those superheros.  He went back and forth between spiderman and batman a lot, but he never wanted to commit to one.  Then on a whim, while we were in Utah, we ran into Walmart to see if he could chose one.  And Utah's Walmart had the perfect backpack.  Easton ran to it and didn't need to see any other backpack.  The decision was made (and it wasn't even a superhero)...
At preschool with his classmates...(know that there were four other moms right along side me taking this same picture.)
Enjoying the {1st annual} after school tradition of milk & cookies (I made these cookies. Yum.)
Easton came home so happy about the first day, and has loved everyday since.  
When he came home that first day he said, "Did you miss me?"
Me: "Yes.  I missed you soo much."
Easton: "Good.  'Cause I missed you thiiiiiiiisssssssss much." (stretching his arms far apart)  

Friday, September 10, 2010

Labor Day Weekend 2010

We spent most of our weekend up at the Casper Cabin in Heber...It had been a while since we were all together, so it was fun to see everyone. On Monday, we stopped by to see my family...we spent one extra day and headed home to Vegas on Tuesday.  Here's a little sum up:
Ty getting comfy...his favorite position in his carseat.
We did some four wheeling...Easton couldn't get enough

Neither could Ty
Nature Walk
I Spy: A Dear... Can you see him?
Ty was injured...We think Easton bonked him with a shovel.  Yep, I said that right. 

Played some crazy Minute to Win It games.

(Click the picture to make it bigger...see the facial expressions up close and personal)

Went frog hunting.  We got two frogs.  Easton named them Kirby and Toady.  One escaped and for all we know, is still roaming around in the cabin somewhere.  Naaaassstttty.
The whole gang
(See that little baby up front...that would be our little niece, Tessa.  The one and only girl cousin...the five boys and her.  I didn't get any pictures of her, but she is a cutie.)

With my fam (and Steven) at Pizza Pie Cafe.  Yum.
Easton and Jesse dueling it out
Puzzle time with Grandma Leelee
Ty loves a babushka
Ace helping out Aunt Lolo with some late night homework
Lunch at Rubio's