Tuesday, January 29, 2013


This was a while ago, but I just found the pictures again and wanted to share! 
Kyler was... well... constipated and had been screaming all day with a belly ache! 
After he finally pooped and I got him all cleaned up I wrapped him up and left him on the floor for maybe 2 minutes while I threw his diaper away, and put his clothes in sink to get scrubbed (it was a blow out!), and washed my hands! In those short 2 minuets he was zonked! 
He was so exhausted from screaming all morning that once he was relived it took nothing for him to fall fast asleep!  
When I walked back into the room I thought it was so cute that he was just sleeping on the floor among Emeri's disaster like he was just another toy! 

Since we are on the subject of poop I must share that Emeri pooped her first big poop in the potty last night! : ) 
I wasn't even in the room when it happened! I had left Emeri on her potty so I could go get Kyler down for a nap and the next thing I know Emeri is carrying her potty into me and saying, "Mom I did it!"
She was so proud of herself and so excited to flush the potty and say goodbye to her accomplishment! 
And of course we had to call Daddy to let him know what happened! We called him and he was at school working on homework and you could tell that he wanted to be really excited, but he didn't want everyone around him knowing what he was excited about while he was talking to Emeri it was pretty funny! Later he posted this on facebook: Celebrated on the phone in the halls at Weber State when my little girl took her first poop in the potty today. Got funny looks. #Number2
It's funny how you get so excited about poop when you are a parent! Whether it's because your little man has been in pain all day and he finally poops and feels better or if it's because your 2-year-old poops in the potty for the first time! Who know poop was so great?? 

(Toren: The whole time I was writing this post I was thinking about you and how you are going to be thinking, "Really she is blogging about poop?" Hahaha! One day you will be excited about poop too!)

Friday, January 25, 2013


Kids are so funny!
Emeri decided that her belt would make a great headband so she wore it around the house all day like this! 

Coloring for FHE
I kind of like the look!
What do you think?

She is such a trend setter! : ) 

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Family Photo Time

Here are our family pictures FINALLY!
They are kind of big files so every time I sit down to get these on here I get distracted doing something else before I get them all up, but I finally did it! : ) 

This one's my favorite!

My GORGEOUS  little girl! 

My HANDSOME little sir! 

This is my all time favorite picture of my little man!
I love his crazy eye! 

If you want to see more pictures of Kyler go here

Oh I love my little family!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013


Emeri found this pair of butterfly wings at my sisters house!
From the minute she put them on she was flying all over the place!
(Sorry these pictures are so poor??)

Sammy and Emeri

Silly Girls!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Kyler Update

I took Kyler into the doctor on Tuesday for several reasons!
  • His cough was no longer a croup cough it had progressed into something much worse
  • I could hear phlegm when he coughed, breathed, and cried
  • He had had a fever for a couple days
  • He wasn't eating
  • He didn't have a wet diaper when he woke up that day which is very unusual! (dehydration?)
  • He had been so grumpy
  • and He just wasn't getting any better

I was worried! My poor baby! : (

On top of all that He pretty much got tortured at his appointment! 
The checkup was going ok until the doctor needed to look in his ears! One ear was great, but the other had earwax in the way so she had to scoop it out! However, she couldn't get it so she was digging and digging and Kyler was screaming and screaming while he was sitting on my lap and I was holding his arms down and holding his head aginst my chest! After two different earwax extraction tools and several minutes of screaming she could see in well enough to determine that he does indeed have an ear infection! That would be part of the reason he was so angry while she was digging around in there!

That explained the fevers and being grumpy and that could have something to do with why he isn't eating!
Luckily ear infections are easy to fix with some antibiotics and in a couple days we should be over it hurting!

On to dehydration
Even though he hadn't had a wet diaper for some 19 hours his hydration was still pretty good! I just needed to make sure to at least get some pedialite in him to keep up his hydration! 

So he had and ear infection and was well on his way to dehydration
but that didn't explain his cough and phlegm so the doctor ordered a chest x-ray!

This was the worst part! : ( 
I don't know if you have ever seen an infant have to get a chest x-ray, but it's awful!
This is the contraption they put them in to get the x-ray! 
(These are not pictures of Kyler)

Isn't that the worst thing you have ever seen?
So they sat him on this little bicycle seat then I had to stretch his arms up over his head while the x-ray tech strapped the plastic tube around him! 
He was not happy to say the least! 
And to make matters worst they system decided it needed to reboot in the middle of the x-ray so it took FOREVER! 
I know that we were doing what needed to be done to see what the next step would be to make him feel better, but while he was getting this x-ray done I felt like such a terrible mom! 
I couldn't believe I let them put my baby, my 3 month old baby, in this torture device and I helped them do it! 
Goodness I felt bad for my little man! 
Thankfully we finally got the look we needed and I could hold and comfort him again! 
And it didn't take him long to calm down and go to sleep!

The x-rays came back and thankfully his lungs are clear and he just has bronchiolitis (not bronchitis but bronchiolitis I'm not sure what the difference is!) which is a virus so there is nothing we can do but wait it out! However, if the cough and phlegm continues it can easily turn into RSV so we have to keep a close eye on it! 

So my little man has an ear infection, wont eat, and has bronchiolitis! : ( 
I haven't really seen any improvement since the doctors appointment, but nothing has gotten worse! I'm hopeful! 
We need to move on from all this sickness!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013


I try to do something fun with Emeri during our one-on-one time every day while Kyler is napping! Most the time it's something simple like reading books, Emeri doing my hair, or playing with toys, but the other day I got the grand idea to let Emeri paint my toenails! hahaha!

Emeri loved it! 
Look at that concentration!

Yes! Polish got everywhere including all over her! But nothing a little nail polish remover couldn't get off!  

She used every color I had at least twice!

Here's the finished look!
Not bad for a 2-year-old!
It did take me awhile to clean off all the polish on my skin, but it was worth it! 
And now I have the coolest toe nails EVER! 
Just saying! : )