Thursday, May 28, 2009

Alot of nothin' goin' on

Ok so we have had a lot and nothing going on lately. Lets start with Kooper. He is growing like a weed. He is getting so big and really packing on the pounds. He seems to be having trouble focusing on you when you talk to him unless you are at about arms leght. I am going to the Dr next Friday and going to talk to him about it. But he is doing really well on the new diet. I am doing better I am finding things I can eat and trying things I thought I would never try... tofu.... still not a fan but it is ok. Kooper is also trying to sit up and is laughing all the time. What a blessing he is!

We went to my Aunt Lala's high school graduation party the other day and Jocelyn got all these fun pictures with Aunt Lala's camera.

Chase was a mess. he peeped out so he was in a diaper and shirt for most of it...uggg. He has so much fun. When I told him we are going to Grandpa's and Grandma Bethsy's he said Bethsy and Wawa? I thought it was so cute.

The kids all think their cousin Alana is a jungle gym and she always gets a really good work out when they are around.
Tate is now 100% potty trained...YEAH!!!! He has pink eye right now and trying to keep him away from Kooper is like trying to keep Chase out of the peanut butter... it is just not going to happen. Tate is a very good helper but some times loves Kooper to much. So when I told Tate he had pink eye he told me "no mom my eyes are blue and green" He is so cute.

Jocelyn and her Paapa. AAAHHHH. I love this picture of them! Jocleyn has had a rough week. School got out and now she is stuck with me every day poor Jocey. She had a infected cavity last Friday and it got so bad I had to find a dentist to take her to on Saturday and she got on some antibiotics and now is feeling much better but will go she a kid dentist on Monday.

Bryan went to Torrey Pines is San Diego for his birthday with our brother in law David. They had a great time. Bryan is just working like crazy and now with the heat he is working even later than before. But if you need wheels or tires go see him he will give you the friend/family discount!
I am working really hard at eating all the right things for Kooper and it is hard and emotionally draining but I am figuring it all out and even found a good vegan restaurant and the best part is they have soy ice cream and chocolate chip cookies! I have lost another pant size and a few more pounds. I just need to finish toning up my tummy and I will be able to go down one more size and be in a size 8!!! I can't wait!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Summer Movies

I am excited for Harkins Summer Movies. It is such a great deal. You get to go see 10 kids movies for $7 per child. Here is the like to see what movies are going to be each week!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Proud Wife

So as most of you know Bryan has been at Discount Tire for along time... 10 years last month... well he was made February's employee of the month for the whole state of Arizona. I am so proud of him. He is such a hard worker and puts in a ton of hours and loves what he does. I know you are wondering why and I just now telling you now? We found out last week. Way to go Bryan I love you!

Happy 30th Birthday tomorrow Mr. February!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Best Deal on the Block

I am going to be posting more deals on the blog so start watching it I am trying really hard to keep it updated with great deals and money saving ideas! So check it out and let me know if you have any good deals or ideas to save money!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Good deal

I was at the Kirkland store the other day buying mother's day presents and the girl asked if I wanted to sign up for there e-mailing list. It was so easy I did it in store but here is the link online. They send you lots of coupons and the first on is 20% off a single item. I am so excited to go shopping and get the framed saying I was wanting for my living room!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009


Ok so I got the call we had been waiting for. Kooper doesn't have the glutaric acidemia. YEAH!!!! He how ever still can not tolerate any meat or dairy at all. I don't know why but the Dr said that he is to young to do a food allergy test on and that we could put him on a costly formula if I didn't want to be on the diet. Well I have decided that I would eat the diet he needs. He is worth it to me. I am eating a pretty vegan diet right now so if any one has ideas for recipes I am open to try just about any thing. Thank you for all your love, support and prays.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Still no new news

However Chase has found a new fun thing to do. Pull things out of the freezer and put them in the microwave to cook for 30 seconds at a time. He has figured out that if he pushes the start button that he can cook things just like the other kids. He cooks corn dogs, chicken nuggets, Popsicle, meatballs, things not found in the freezer that he cooks are baby socks, burp clothes, toy lizards and Bryan caught him trying to put a metal magnet in the microwave yesterday.....uuugggg.... but he is sure trying to take care of him

Still no word on Kooper I have put 2 call in today and the Dr is with patients and hasn't called me back. I should get one at the end of the day when he can't place a second call into the geneticist. I don't want to have to make a appointment and pay $20 to talk to a Dr and find out what is going on.

I just keep trying to hold my head up high and take things one day at a time but it is hard when Kooper don't feel well and crys allot like he is in pain. I just don't know what to do.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

I hate waiting

So I haven't been posting hoping that Koopers blood test would come back completely normal and I could move on with my crazy life. But now the test came back slightly higher than the "normal" and that was still a cause for concern and we are now waiting for the geneticist to give a call back to the Dr and let us know if it is OK or if it something that we have to do more testing for.

Let me start at the beginning... it is a very good place to I realise most of you reading this have no idea what I am talking about since we have been pretty hush hush about the whole thing since Bryan won't talk about any of it until the last test came back and it took a few a day or two after that. When Kooper was 6 days old we received a call from the Dr saying we HAD to go straight to Sonora quest to have Koopers 2nd PKU and a urine test that the first one came back showing elevated levels on the organic acids.... I totally freaked... so about 10 days later the blood results came back all normal. I was still concerned because the urine test still hadn't come back but decided that if the blood was normal the urine would be too. WRONG it came back high with the organic acid stuff too, and in that is a number of very rare genetic protein enzyme deficiency ... uugggg.... so I took him down to have more blood test this time they had to draw it from his arm. I did ok the first time they tried to get it but I cried with him all the way though the second time that he was stuck. The blood results came back on Tuesday and not the way we hoped. The Dr went in to how the test came back "ESSENTIALLY NORMAL" and then proceeded to tell me how this levels were "slightly" elevated and that a call would have to be placed in to the county geneticist because of the "slight" elevations.....eeeerrrrgggg.... they were most concerned about the levels for glutaric acidemia which in a nut shell is when the body can't break down protein and the acids can build up on the brain and cause the brain to bleed which then causes high fevers, vomiting and can even cause sesurs. We are still praying that isn't the case but just don't know.

He has not been able to handle dairy or meat. He spits up after I eat any dairy or meat and cries a lot if I do. I have gone almost completely off of it but I am finding there is milk and eggs in EVERY thing. So even if the test come back that the levels are OK then we have to figure out why he can't do meats and dairy's....uuugggg....

So because I have been going though all this Bryan decide that I could get my hair cut any way I wanted even short... he hates short hair.... but I love it! So here is my new cut! And another happy note Tate is FINALLY potty trained!!!! 3 days now yeah Heavenly Father always gives us as big of blessings as he does trials... what a blessing or what a trial!