Thursday, March 26, 2009

RSV strikes again

We were almost out of this cold winter season that often brings respiratory illnesses to our home without much more than a cold. But, alas, we couldn't escape. I think all the boys had RSV, their bodies could just deal with it. Kilun's still young lungs couldn't fight it off as well. He started with a nasty cough and I knew it was more than just a cough. I watched him, knowing it would likely develop into wheezing. After 4 or 5 days the wheezing started. Luckily my doctor knows that I know the signs and was able to get me in right away. He got us a nebulizer and told me about the new RSV clinic they're doing this year. They haven't had this for any of the other boys, so it was new. It was really nice! I only took him twice, but it definitely made a difference. Had I known about it earlier in his illness, I'm sure I would have taken him more, but since he was already 4 or 5 days in, he seemed to be on the end of the illness. He's still got snot and a nasty cough, but it's not as bad. He's able to breathe through his nose and the wheezing is gone. I'm grateful for medical advances that can help us through these rough sick seasons!! We couldn't escape the RSV, but at least we were able to treat it pretty quickly!!
This cleaned out the stuff that was right in the nose. There was some powerful, constant sucking so it worked much better than the bulb sucker.

This was like a g-tube that they stuck a little further down into the sinuses to get the thicker stuff. The nurse and I commented that this is something they should send home with all new moms. It would be a lot easier than the bulb!

Getting a nebulizer treatment.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Chaetun & Xadun say...

I've seen lots of people do this and wondered what the boys' responses would be, so we did it today.

Chaetun says...

1. What is something mom always says to you?

"Come read" or the first one "Don't hold Kilun" haha

2. What makes mom happy?
"When we clean up stuff."

3. What makes mom sad?
"When I don't want to be in this family anymore." He told me he wanted a new family once. I cried. It made an impact :)

4. How does your mom make you laugh?
"I don't know"

5. What was your mom like as a child?
"having kids" ???

6. How old is your mom?
"29"

7. How tall is your mom?
raises his hand above his head

8. What is her favorite thing to do?
"Help people at the gym"

9. What does your mom do when you're not around?
"Calls me"

10. If your mom becomes famous, what will it be for?
"doing tricks"

11. What is your mom really good at?
"The drums on Rock Band"

12. What is your mom not very good at?
"Boxing" do you see a Wii trend?

13. What does your mom do for her job?
"The gym"

14. What is your mom's favorite food?
"Taco, when we go to Taco Del Mar"

15. What makes you proud of your mom?
"Helping me"

16. If your mom were a cartoon character, who would she be?
"I don't know."

17. What do you and your mom do together?
"Play games"

18. How are you and your mom the same?
"Being white on our body" haha

19. How are you and your mom different?
"We have different hair. Yours is brown, mine is gray."

20. How do you know your mom loves you?
"Because you like me to do good things.

21. Where is your mom's favorite place to go?
"At a eating place"

22. What was your mom response to most of these questions?
"Some things"

Xadun says...

1. What is something mom always says to you?
"Don't touch your things"

2. What makes mom happy?
"Cleaning up"

3. What makes mom sad?
"Going to the police car at jail" not that I've ever done that haha

4. How does your mom make you laugh?
"I don't know"

5. What was your mom like as a child?
"?"

6. How old is your mom?
"31'

7. How tall is your mom?
raised his hand

8. What is her favorite thing to do?
"like to play with me"

9. What does your mom do when you're not around?
"be sad"

10. If your mom becomes famous, what will it be for?
shrug shoulders

11. What is your mom really good at?
"Boxing" Apparently he sees things differently than Chaetun

12. What is your mom not very good at?
"Breaking the stool"

13. What does your mom do for his job?
"nothing. Help people

14. What is your mom's favorite food?
"Burger"

15. What makes you proud of your Mom?
"I don't know"

16. If your mom were a cartoon character, who would she be?
"Mad girl" lol

17. What do you and your mom do together?
"Play"

18. How are you and your mom the same?
"I look like you"

19. How are you and your mom different?
"Exercising" I'm not sure what that one means.

20. How do you know your mom loves you?
"Because you like me to be here

21. Where is your mom's favorite place to go?
"A eating place

22. What was your mom's response to most of these questions?
"Nothing"

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Spaghetti & Gymnastics

On Friday we made a family night of spaghetti and gymnastics. Chaetun got a form for 6 free tickets to the U of U womens gymnastics. Friday was their last home meet, and Chaetun really wanted to be able to go watch them. We took the boys to the Spaghetti Factory first. I think they all had fun with all the food. Unfortunately we took to long to eat so we missed the first half of the meet, vault and uneven bars. Chaetun was pretty upset by that. We promised that next season we'll come again and we'll eat after :) We wish there was some mens gymnastics around for him to watch, but he was just has happy to watch the girls. I was amazed at how full that events center was. It was just as full for gymnastics as it is for basketball. We had a lot of fun and it was good to do something planned as a family.


Children's Treehouse Museum

Last month Xadun's preschool went on a field trip to the Children's Treehouse Museum in Ogden. This time I went with him since I figured Brekan would have a good time as well. This was the first time I have been there, but we should definitely go back. There was a lot for the kids to do and all of the kids had a great time. Here are some of the pictures I got with my phone. One of the other moms is a photographer, so I'll try to get some better ones from her. I'm also teaching Xadun's teacher how to blog this week, so maybe I'll link there later.


Other Miscellaneous Fun


Last month we had the opportunity to go to the open house for the new Draper Temple. I wanted to get a picture of us in front of the temple, but you never really get to see the outside during the tour, so we just did one in the church after our refreshments. I think the boys really enjoyed going to the temple. Last weekend Chris' parents came home from Washington DC and brought each of the boys bears with the Capital building on it. They think it's a temple and call them the bears with the temple on it. lol


Daddy and Brekan

I came home from grocery shopping yesterday and asked where Brekan was. Chris went looking and found this.

Chaetun's wacky hair for Dr Seuss' Birthday.

Kilun Growing Up

I know I've had other recent posts about Kilun, but he's just changing so much and it's such a fun age. On Valentine's Day my mom got all the boys a bouquet of balloons. Grandma was holding him and brought the balloons down for him. Kilun was loving them. All my boys LOVE balloons. It looks like it continues it down.


Playing in his toy box


Since becoming more interactive Kilun has really started to play more with his brothers. Obviously he can't run with them or anything, but he loves for them to come to him. He really loves Chaetun, though. Every time he sees Chaetun enter the room he makes happy noises. The funniest though is the laughing. No one can get Kilun to laugh like Chaetun. The love between the two is evident and so fun to watch. Here's a little video of it in action. I LOVE baby's first laughs.



video

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Hip Hop Harry


Has anyone heard of Hip Hop Harry? I never had until a couple of days ago. The boys found it on TV and we've watched it hundreds of times since. The only problem is that we've been watching the same one over and over. I'm going to go add it to their DVR so they can watch it on their own tv in the playroom. As you might conclude from the title, Harry is a hip hop dancer as are the kids who hang out with him. It's been pretty funny to watch the boys dance along with them. Hopefully I'll be able to get it on video soon.