All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them. ~Walt Disney

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Santa Claus is coming to town...

We had a surprise visitor on Christmas Eve...Santa! It was so much fun but the best part is when Landon asked Santa for a hanger!! It was so funny. On the way home we asked him f he knew what a hanger was and he said "yes, it's to hang up my clothes" What a silly boy. It was a Christmas Eve we will never forget!!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

stitches for Christmas

If you know Jackson, you know he likes no LOVES dill pickles. He goes through a large bulk jar about every week! Yesterday when I went to the store he reminded me that we were out so I picked some up. When I got home Jackson was helping me bring in the groceries and it seemed like slow motion.... the pickle jar slipped out of the plastic bag and Jackson slipped trying to catch the jar and the jar shattered on the tile stairs in our mud room and Jackson put his arms out to catch himself, right onto the broken jar! It sliced open his left hand, he began to scream and I am sure the vinegar in the pickle juice didn't help. I saw how deep the cut was, grabbed a towel to wrap around it and swooped him up in a blanket and rush to the ER. On the way Jackson passed out either from screaming or all the was horrible. He was so worried about not being able to golf, play football, lacrosse or even throw or catch a ball again that the doctor game him Verset to calm him down, he was a mess. At the ER he got an x-ray and a specialist examined his hand to see it there was any permanent damage. Luckily the glass only sliced through the muscle in his palm and didn't hit his tendon. 6 hours, 2 doses of Verset and 14 stitches later Jackson is resting at home. His is so disappointed that this happened on Christmas sledding, snowboarding, or anything involving the use of his left hand for 10 days. Basketball is out for 3 weeks too and he is really bummed about that. I guess Jackson was bound to get stitches sooner or later with his active lifestyle but not on Christmas break * UGGGG* I feel so bad for him but when we got home I knew he was feeling OK because the first thing he did was ate a dill pickle, from another jar of course! Love you Jackson, we hope you have a very speedy recovery!!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

our scouts

Last week at pack meeting we made ginger bread houses, all the boys did a great job and they turned out so cute! Jackson earned his Webelo and several other pins and belt loops and is now focusing on his Arrow Of Light requirements :) He loves scouts and we are so proud of him. It was Ayden's 1st pack meeting and he had a great time. He participated in the flag ceremony and is working very hard to earn his wolf. We sure love our scouts...way to go boys!!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009


Happy 4th Birthday Landon!!

I can't believe baby is 4, yes 4!! It seems like yesterday that Landon was born or maybe I just remember it so well because it was so traumatic... Landon is one of a kind and I am so blessed *most days* that he is mine. Landon was due on Christmas Day but due to an emergency c-section he arrived a little early. Landon spent his first Christmas in the NICU at PCMC and took his first ride on an airplane when he was 3 hours old. We were all so happy when he came home and completed our little family. Landon is curios, outspoken, stubborn and LOUD very loud. A couple of weeks ago I told him to use his inside voice and stop screaming all the time he quickly replied with a smile "mom, them you wouldn't ever be able to hear me because I am the smallest" looks like he's got it all figured out. Landon is so lucky to have 2 older brother that adore him and that teach him everything. He can't wait to play sports like his brothers. He developed a very special bond with his daddy during the summer while Ryan was lucky enough to work form home and misses his daddy so much while he is gone. Landon loves to play Sorry with his daddy and will ONLY play it when he is at home to play. I asked him one day if he wanted to play and he said "mom, that's daddy's game" :) He always has it ready to go when Ryan walks in the door. Landon has grown up so fast and is no longer my baby. He has wanted to be 4 for a very long time. I don't know why 4 but he has been counting down and asking us when he will be 4 for as long as he was able to talk and knew about birthday's. I know he will love being 4 and I hope this will be his best year yet! We are all so blessed to have Landon in our family :)

4 things about Landon

1. He LOVES chocolate milk *it's pretty much all he eats*
2. He LOVES to play Sorry with his daddy
3. He LOVES to cuddle at night when he is tired *the rest of the time he is way to busy*
4. He has a smile that can make you forget why you were mad at him ;)

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Festival of Trees

Last night we went to the Festival of Trees with my mom and Chanelle, It was so much fun. Jackson Webelos troop handmade darling snowman ornaments and donated a small tree...they did a great job and Jackson was so proud to see his tree in the festival. The boys had a blast looking at all the amazing trees but their favorite was a Star Wars group of tress that had vintage Star Wars was out of this world *lol* We loved all the amazing and creative gingerbread houses and enjoyed yummy scones. It's beginning to look a lot like bring on the snow!!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

a night with David Archuleta

Last Wednesday night we went to David Archuleta's Christmas concert, It was a blast!! I bought his Christmas CD *a must have if you don't have it* a couple of weeks ago *it is amazing* so we were all excited for the concert. He sang one of my all time favorite songs Prayer for the Children by Kurt Bestor and it was breathtaking. He did an amazing job and my boys have been singing along with his CD all week. We look forward to seeing him again soon.

no time like the "present"

There are ONLY 25 days until Christmas!!
I need your help with my NICU PCMC quilt/hat project this year. With my recent health issues I have gotten far far behind :) Many of you know that our precious little Landon born December 15th, 2005 spent his first Christmas in the NICU at PCMC. It was a very hard Christmas for our little family because our sweet baby boy was so sick and couldn't spend Christmas at home with us. For the past 3 Christmas's I have enjoyed playing Santa to all the babies in the NICU. I have taken quilts/ blankets and knit hats for all the babies who will spend their first Christmas in the NICU just as Landon did so they know they too are loved and that Santa didn't forget them. So here is where you come in...there are 60 NICU beds at PCMC and for the past 3 years everyone of them has been occupied on Christmas Eve by a precious newborn. This year with the H1N1 virus , RSV and seasonal flu infections expected to be extremely high, I expect that every bed in the NICU will be full again this Christmas. That is a lot of hats and blankets that need to be made so I need your help, if you are a quilter, knitter or would like to help in any other way *or know someone who is* your talents are much needed and truly wanted and there is no time like the "present" to get started!! The snow will be flying again soon at my house and it will be Christmas Eve before we know if you would like to help, please send me a message of how to reach you and our family and the babies in the NICU will be forever grateful...Merry Christmas!!
Jackson playing santa at PCMC in 2006