Sunday, March 25, 2012

Guess what we did this weekend?

If you guessed attend a birthday are spot on! We were invited out to the Woodlands to celebrate our friend Henry's 4th birthday. His Mom sent out the cutest invitations and I ran out of kids wrapping paper so we tried to make the present as cute as possible :)

We had a great time hanging out with our friends and I loved their new beautiful home!
We also got to catch up with Ashley Beth and Piper, such a cutie pie!

 All the kids loved the cake! Happy Birthday Henry!!

After the party we came home and took a nap and then woke up and had a little dinner date with our friends Annie and Blake. We ordered pizza, had some adult beverages and let the kids run wild in the backyard. The weather has been amazing the past few days and so we have been soaking up all this outdoor time we can get!

On Sunday we played outside with our neighbor and brought out the water table which kept the kiddos busy while I cleaned up our front yard and planted/mulched.
We are gearing up for our annual Easter egg hunt this coming weekend! Fun times ahead!


Thursday, March 22, 2012

24 hours of crazy

Last Tuesday March 13th was a normal morning with a sudden turn at lunch. Jackson started screaming of pain, couldn't breath, and started freaking out telling us his tummy hurt. In turn I freaked out and with Nelvi we took him to our pediatrician office right away, we got right in within minutes of arriving. Our pediatrician said this was all classic symptoms of something called intussusception. They sent us right away to Texas Children's Hospital (TCH) for an immediate ultrasound scan. The scan found nothing, and I wondered if we should continue on with our planned vacation that we would leave on Thursday for. So I called the pediatrician and he said just keep eye on him but all should be well, recurrence on something like this is really slim. He was fine Wed and he was fine all day Thur. So we boarded our flight on Thur afternoon for our vacation! We arrived to our room and were shocked to see we were upgraded to a room that was almost as big as our house. Amazing!

 Everything was open/closed/turned on/off with the touch of the iPad!

 Here is the master bathroom, may we please meet again!

 View from our bedroom which jetted out a little 
to which I could picture the window that was our living room.
 These were delivered to our room
 We got in around 5 pm so we had to get dressed fast to meet our friends downstairs for dinner. We took a cab over to the MGM and had dinner at Shibuya

 After dinner we went to gamble...

 I kissed Kevin goodnight and I went up to the room while he went back down to play a little more poker

at 1: 30 am we got the call that baby boy was back at TCH. They had done a ultra sound and this time the intussusception was present and showing (so scary hearing this when you are so far away), but then when they went in to do it again (scan) it had relieved itself (best outcome you could hope for!!) but they had to monitor him over night. I was devastated that my sweet boy was in the hospital again and not with his Mom and Dad. However I knew that he was in great hands with our family who took such amazing care of him. We knew we had to say goodbye to Vegas and get home to the person that needed us the most. So we flew out at 6 am, arrived at 11 am and drove straight to TCH. When we arrived I got the most wonderful hug from Jack and I didn't want to let him go. He was playing iPad and was being held for observation and we were finally released on Friday night around 7 pm. 

Its been a week since this all happened and Jack has been fine and no new episodes of this has happened, which is a blessing! Vegas of course was something we were looking forward to, a little getaway with our friends, but at the end of the day there is no one more important than Jackson. 
You needed us baby and without question we will always be here when you need us! We love you so much!
Love Daddy & Mommy


Sunday, March 11, 2012

Super Exciting News!!

 Guess what??
 Yup that little sweet bump is our newest addition to our family! We are beyond thrilled to add another love into our world and so blessed that Aunt Stacy and Uncle Joe are having a little boy!
We drove out to the Woodlands for dinner tonight and had the most tasty tacos in the Woodlands Waterway at the Yucatan Taco Shack.
 Jack got a super cool puzzle from Aunt S and Uncle J's recent trip from Costa Rica
 and Stacy married one super cool man, he will be such an amazing father to this new little love!
 so yup to say that we are excited is an understatement! Having another boy for Jack to play around with and thinking of all the amazing family trips and times ahead will be perfection! 
 Uncle Joe found Jack this waterhole across the street from where we ate and of course Jack decided he was going to just pretend he had a swim suit and had a ball!

 ...and we pretended that we had an extra outfit for him. One shirt, one diaper and a pair of boots...who needs pants anyways when your legs look this cute? 
 so off to ice cream it was in this awesome little outfit...

 We are so lucky to have such a great family and I love how we are getting bigger!