Sunday, October 23, 2011

October week 3

For FHE this week we decided to try to start cleaning up the yard for winter time.  We started by trimming the bushes and pulling and spraying weeds.  Then we put away all of the scooters and bikes.  It was a productive night. 

Tuesday was about the same.  I had craft night at my Aunts house, love my new decorations.  The boys had football.  When I got home the kids were headed to bed, and so was Jon.  He had worked the night before so he was up like 36 hours.  I really don't know how he does it.  I decided to stay up and catch up on some of my shows. So Colton got up and said that he didn't feel good.  I told him to go to the bathroom and then try to go back to bed.  He came out and told me he was going to sleep on the couch and he wanted me to sleep with him.  I am so glad that I listened to him and came out with him.  At 12:55 he started to have a febrile seizure.  It was the longest minute of my life.  Jon and I decided to call 911 because he didn't come out of his last one for a long time.  The paramedics came and started to check him out and make sure he was ok.  They were here about 20 minutes and checked him over.  They asked if we wanted to take him to the hospital but I knew from the last time he had this what to do.  After they left we were talking to him a little bit and what had happened and he remembered going into the seizure and how he didn't like how it made him feel.  He remembered everything about it.  He went to sleep and this morning we asked him about what had happened and he has no idea.  I've decided some things are better not to remember.  I wish I could forget the way he looked and what happened, but it will be in my brain forever.

So Wednesday was pack meeting.  Colby received his Science pin, and Colton received his Wolf badge, 5 arrows and the art belt loop.  They also are retiring a flag tonight.  After are exciting adventures last night I didn't want Colton to go but he really wanted to get out of the house and go.  We only lasted about 40 minutes but it was worth it to see him get his Wolf and watch both boys help retire a flag.  Congrats boys!

So this is a 4 day weekend for me and the kids.  I LOVE IT!!  I totally slept in on Thursday morning.  It was really nice.  For YW's, we got to go to Temple Square and plant flowers.  We planted around the Temple.  It was a lot of fun. 

Friday was even a better day.  All I have done is clean and do laundry.  It is so nice to finally be getting caught up.  Plus Schmidt's Bakery has opened a new store in South Jordan.  YUMMY!  I am so excited.  They have such yummy food and desserts.  Thanks Meagan for telling me and going together to get a treat.

Saturday we are on the road again for football.  Jon is in Park City with Colby and I'm with Colton at Brighton.  Colby and Colton's teams did great.  Coltons team put up a good fight 12-7.  Colby's team won 40 - 0.  Plus BYU won it was a great day for football. 

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

October week 2

So we started the week by getting our annual Flu shots.  It is so funny to see the kids reaction to getting a shot.  Jon was talking to the kids all about it on the way to the doctors office.  I think he freaked out a couple of the boys.  Literally when the nurse called our name Colby took off.  We literally had to drag him into the office and the nurse had to hold him down just for a little shot.  I can't wait till next year when he has to get 5 shots to get ready for Middle School.  Connor cried a little bit, and Colton just stared at it.  What an eventful night. 

Spent Thursday morning with the Red Cross figuring out where to go now with the Shelter training.  It is a neat experience to sit and talk with people that are so willing to help anyone in the event of a disaster. 

I also got the experience from the past this last week.  I don't understand all of the logistics but Blackberry service went down, and my phone of course would not work.  In a way it was nice to not have it ringing all of the time but the day it came up I didn't like it.  I'm still trying to get to the end of my email list.  The funny thing is all of the texts I got at the same time that were from several days.  I think I could live without my phone...maybe.

Had a little more football.  Coltons team scored a touchdown!!!  Colby's team is still undefeated.  I sure love football time. 

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

October week 1

I can't believe that it is October already.  I was just reading one of my friends blogs and she was saying that she hates going from AC to Heat in one day, we should have at least 1 month between the two.  I totally agree.  She also showed this picture and I agree I need to find it for Ashlee's room. 
This week was one thing after another.  Monday started with me volunteering in Connors class.  I just love his teacher.  All of my children have gone through her class and this women is amazing.  If she could teach Colton, she could teach anyone. 

This week we had the wonderful opportunity of going to Ashlee's Parent Teacher Conference.  This middle school thing is so new to me I had no idea what to expect from these conferences.  It makes me feel really grateful when you walk in their classroom and they look at you and say how much they like your child.  By the end of conferences I was really wondering who this child was.  Yes she has her struggles but at least the teachers are so willing to work with her and help her to succeed.  The other plus was they did conferences in the teachers classroom.  I remember the conferences in the gym at the school and was looking forward to leaving with a headache.  The classrooms is totally the way to go. 

We had a PTA Treasurers conference call this week.  I'm so grateful for technology sometimes.  This allowed me to talk to 25 people at once and make sure they are all on the same page.  It has totally opened up a can of worms which is good.  The water finally got to the end of the row.  Now the questions and answers start.  I'm so happy to know that people are getting the information they need. 

Friday was Grandparents appreciation day in 3rd grade.  Colton had to interview a grandparent about what life was like for them in 3rd grade, and then draw a picture of them.  He was so excited!  They sang songs and did a slide show of all of the kids with their grandparents.  It turned out really cute.  Here is a picture of Colton and my mom with his picture in the background.  On the way home Colton said I forgot to add hair
to Grandpa's head.  I said well maybe he didn't have hair when he was in 3rd grade.  He just laughed and said mom everyone has hair at my age.  He is such a funny kid.


Saturday was football again.  Games this week were both in Magna, but just not at the same time.  So we took lunch and decided to spend the day.  Colton's game was at 9am so we had to be there at 8.  It was a awesome game.  Colton caught a pass and ran 60 yards for a touchdown...unfortunately was stopped at the 5 yard line.  Dang it!!  The kids on the Granger team I swear were 12 years old and weighted 250 pounds.  I was so worried about Colton the whole time.  I just kept thinking please don't fall on my child.  The game went great and then it was lunch time. 
Earlier that morning Colby said that his chin hurt.  I could not understand how he hurt it, till I noticed that the hot chocolate thermos was out.  He totally tried to drink boiling hot walk and burned his chin.  He totally looks like he has a sole patch.  I felt so bad for him.  We had to wrap up his chin so he could play his game, and what a great game it was.  Colby ran in the ball for a touchdown.  (Thank you so much coaches for that.)  What another great game.  He was so excited.  Leatherby's here they come!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

September week 4

Holy cow...can you believe that September is almost over.  It's so crazy. 

I started the week going to the dentist AGAIN.  It is such a beautiful thing to be done again.
Also today was grandparents day at school.  The kids were so excited to have grandma come and eat lunch with them.  Here is a picture of Grandma with Colton and Connor.  I missed Colby he had already gone back to class.   
Doesn't Colton look so happy!  He is such a funny kid.

I have been keeping a secret from Ashlee since March.  I got tickets to see Taylor Swift in concert.  I have been looking forward to this for a long time.  We left right after school to go downtown to get dinner before the show.  It was such a fun concert.  Here are some pictures from it. 

It was so fun having a girls night.  It was a late night, but totally worth it. 
That night at home was Pack meeting.  This month they did a rocket derby.  The boys had a great time carving out their rockets and racing them.  They had some difficulties that night with the track so they didn't get to finish the race but the boys had a great time. 

We have had a great football season so far this year.  Colby's team is undefeated and he is totally loving it.

Colton is loving it even though he is not winning all of the time. 
What another great week we had.