Friday, February 27, 2009

"Bob That Head"

Who doesn't love Rascal Flatts!? If you aren't a should convert! I love their music!! Their is something so captivating in all of their voices, and man do they put on an awesome concert!
About a month ago we bought tickets to their concert with Mindy and Landon. It's been a long month!! Finally last night was the big night, and it was no disappointment. Our seats were great, the music was loud, and they were very entertaining. Mindy and Landon knew right where to sit since they had been a few years back! We had a small stage right in front of us. It was awesome. Jessica Simpson was the opening act and I have to say that was the only disappointment. Basically, I wanted her to stop talking. She would tell a story between every song and it would have been better if she just sang. I do have to say though...all those people who are criticizing her for her weight...she didn't look one bit fat to me I would give anything for that girls legs!!

It was such a fun night!! I will definitely hit their concert again!! A big THANKS to my mom for watching Ethan so late, and letting us cruise in your car!! We appreciate it! And thanks to Mindy and Landon for a fun night!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Eye Surgery...COMPLETE

Yesterday was Ethan's big day for some more eye muscle surgery! We checked in at 9:30 and he was taken by the anaesthesiologist by 10:40. We gave him a sedative to calm him down before they took him from me. My mom and I couldn't stop laughing. He laid in the wagon as they wheeled him down the hall with his legs sprawled, head on pillow, and eyes in a zone. He gave me kisses before they took him through the doors and when he couldn't see me anymore yelled, "Buh bye!"

Around noon the doctor came in and told me everything had went well. He did well in surgery and they completed what they needed to do. After that I was sent to recovery where he snuggled up to me and fell asleep, this never happens, Ethan wants to go go go. Then about fifteen minutes after that we were sent to post op, where my mom was able to come meet up with us (Kurt had to work!) and that's where the not so fun began. Ethan was so agitated, it's normal with eye surgery patients or so they said, but he wouldn't calm down. I wouldn't want to either if I had people checking my blood pressure, iv hooked to my foot, some heart thingy hooked to my other toe, and my ears being checked for a temperature. He had a hard time opening his eyes and wanted to rub, which is a big NO. So we had to hold him down, which only made him more mad. Finally after about an hour and a half of crying, the nurse said, "Maybe he will be more comfortable at home." I was so glad she thought so, cause we wanted out of there. And from that point on he was much happier. It was a fun night with lots of snuggling and even falling sound to sleep on me for a little over an hour.

Last night we had to put arm restraints on him so that he couldn't rub his eye in the middle of the night. Here is a picture of him wearing the restraints during his sad! Last night I wanted to cry looking at the position he was sleeping in, but the funny thing is that he was excited to put them on today! Crazy kid!

We are so glad that the surgery is all over. This should help with the little bit of crossing that he was doing in both of his eyes. The doc said that his eyes were straight by the end of the surgery, so we will go in in two weeks and do a check up. His eye is super red and it hurts me just to look at it. It will stay this way for a couple of weeks, then turn pink, and eventually back to white. Also in the picture above it doesn't look so straight, that's completely normal. Apparently the eyes have to readjust themselves and this takes some time. So during the next few weeks his eyes will do some shifting.

As of this morning he was back to being himself. Crazy and all! We love him so much and I don't know what I would do without my little guy. There are so many kids up at Primary's going through so much, and I'm so thankful that it's only his eyes, and nothing more. Hopefully this will correct the problem and no more surgeries, if not, there may be some more in the future, but until then....we hope this is it!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

The LOVE Day!

I've always been a big fan of the big V-day!! I don't know why, but it's always been fun!! this year was quite the hot steamy romantic getaway to.....EAST CANYON (with Kurt's entire family!). Ha ha ha! Saturday morning we got up early and headed to Easy Canyon to spend the day with Kurt's fam. It was freezing, like 9 degrees, so we mainly stayed inside and hung out....I think I've almost mastered Bejeweled. We did make a trip into the outlets where my hubby made out like a bandit, hit some super romantic Arby's for lunch, and followed it all up by decorating sugar cookies, and eating some yummy soup for dinner. Then by about 7:30 we hit the road back home, where I think we crashed on the couch at about 9:30. Every year seems to get more romantic! :)

It was a fun day and just fun to spend it with my boys!! I did get spoiled by my hubby with a cute card and some beautiful roses! I love flowers and Kurt always seems to find a special time to give them to me. This year they were the "fire and ice" roses. Love em!!
I feel so lucky to have my best friend/lover boy by my side. I couldn't live life without him. He makes me laugh constantly and can always find something funny about the situation, even when I'm SO mad. He knows how to put a smile on my face, and knows how to handle me. I'll be honest, I don't think I would be easy to live with, but Kurt somehow manages and makes me so happy! I'm so lucky to have married my best friend and more! I love you babe!

Thursday, February 12, 2009


Who doesn't love Play-Doh?? I loved it as a child and now Ethan is starting to love it too. I totally owned Snack Shop when I was little and made fries, ice cream, hamburgers, you name it, out of Play-Doh. I do say it has to be one of the best toys. Ethan loves it, and after being reminded many times to "Not Eat It!" he now gets the hang of it. And of course, just having Play-Doh isn't enough. I had to buy him some little tools that he could play with it. Maybe it's not my love for Play-Doh as much as it's my love that he is actually sitting and keeping busy while I get a few things done!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Black out....OR....Black Eye

We can now say that Ethan has his first black eye. It doesn't really surprise me considering that he doesn't stop all day long. It is pretty sad to look at though. I wish I had some huge dramatic story to tell, but the story goes like this....We went to RED MANGO (yummy) to get some yogurt and he was of course running around the store. The next thing I knew he was on the floor with a blood curdling scream. I picked him up and instantly he had this blue bruise that was forming right under his eye. We think that he ran right smack dab into the corner of one of their tables. By morning it was all the way bruised under his eye...and now it looks like this! The bruise just keeps on spreading. Sad boy!! I hate when he gets hurt! But after calming him down for about five minutes he was off again. Running, climbing, dancing, yelling, and being crazy. I guess it's true that God made them pretty dang durable!! At least he's still my happy boy....when he wants to be!! And I can't help but love his adorable little face and personality.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Temple & Pizza

Last night my familia went to the open house of the Draper temple!! As most people have mentioned, it's beautiful. Plus you get a fun six minute bus trip, where I thought I might die. Let me say that I learned my lesson....don't take kids under the age of two! However, if you have a child that is calm and unlike mine, you will be fine. There were signs posted all over to be reverent and whisper if you needed to communicate. Well how do you tell your 22 month old to keep it down, not walk on the carpet, don't climb under the chairs in the ordinance rooms, or not to touch the water in the baptismal font? (Don't worry, he really didn't touch the water...Grandpa just let him look at it for a long time) It was a fun filled adventure and thanks to my family for helping me with my INSANE child. Kurt had to work and wasn't able to come, Ethan wanted nothing to do with me, wanted to walk and not be carried, and only wanted Grandpa. Needless to say it was beautiful and I did get to enjoy most of it. I can't wait for the Oquirrh Temple open house with NO Ethan!!

Afterwards we had to hit up dinner at Pier 49, and it was surprise when Kurt got done with work and met us there. Always love dinner with 14 of us...six being kids!! So here are pictures at dinner that my sis took, I had my camera and wanted to take pictures at the temple grounds, but was too busy running after Ethan in the tents!