Wednesday, May 13, 2009

The two boys.....

Ahh the end of the school year is approaching. The next few weeks we have numerous school functions to attend. Last night was the spring strings concert for Avery. This year he started taking guitar as a class (yeah can you believe its a class?!). They have the Christmas and the Spring concert. I have to admit that I really was not looking forward to this last night. After it I have to admit it was a lot better than I thought. All the kids did a really good job!!

Next week with have the 8th grade honors night as well as the 8th grade semi-formal. I guess its pretty much over after that. Conner went to block scheduling for the last 4 weeks of school. That is what they do in high school here so they wanted the kids to get used to it. For those of you not on blocks or who do not have kids in high school, they have 4 classes each 9 weeks. The classes are like 1 hour 40 minutes a day. I love the idea!! There is time to review, teach and then ask questions. Conner is really enjoying it. He does say that if he gets a teacher he doesnt like too much it could be a long 9 weeks. I guess that is true so we will cross our fingers that he will like all his teachers.

Today we had Conner's dermatologist appointment. He did really well. The incision was about 1 1/2 to 2 inches long. He has 3 stitches in and 6 outside. Hopefully they got clear margins!!! Dr.L was great!! I had never seen him before but heard so many good things about him. He spoke to Conner about what he was going to do and why they were doing it. Conner was really relaxed (or he faked it well). He told Conner once again that it was NOT cancer but that they have different classifications and his came back severely dysplastic (I thought it was moderate). Anyway, he told him that it still would have been a little while until it turned into cancer but it was the type of mole that looked like it would have tried. After it was done, Conner asked to see the chunk of skin that was taken out. Of course they showed him! What kid wants to see that!?!?! They will sent it away to make sure the margins are clear and we go back in 2 weeks to get the stitches out and at that time Dr. L will check the moles on Conner's back to make sure that they are all ok.

So I guess for now that is all we have on the homefront. Conner is enjoying a day off of school. He will go back tomorrow and all will be back to normal.. well as normal as they get for good ole Conner!!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Just another video

I just had to take am minute to post this video from last night. After Chris got off of work he met me at Conner's baseball game. We finally got to play another game after so many rainouts!! Chris stopped at Subway and got a couple of subs. He got one with spicy mustard on it and Kenendi being the big eater she is wanted some of Daddy's food. Chris broke off some pieces and game them to her and she did not seem to mind the spicy mustard at all. I am waiting on the after effects today.. ick! I guess Kennedi was not satisfied with the way Chris was feeding her..... enjoy!!

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Conner's team won the game last night. YAY Nationals!!! We still have 2 more games this week. I hope they continue to play like they played last night. The game went all 7 innings, which is very rare since we also have a time limit. It was a pretty close game until one of the last innings and we pulled ahead by about 7 runs (I think). We almost let it go but ended up winning 8-5. GREAT GAME!!

Avery is done with Lacrosse and I think he is enjoying a little down time and being able to be a kid again. 12 days left of school and that can't end soon enough!!!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Mother's Day....

Mother's Day was great this year! It started pretty early. Apparently Kennedi did not get the memo telling her that this is one of the days she is supposed to sleep late. Usually she sleeps until at least 8am but today she was up before 7am. Normally I would have kicked Chris and made him get up with her since it was Mother's Day but he got a free pass today since he didn't get off work until 3am. Chris did not sleep in too late. He made eggs and bacon for all of us before we headed out to mass. It was really good!!

We relaxed most of the day. We also tried to take a nap when Kennedi was napping but with three other kids in the house (Conner had a friend over) it was impossible to get any shut eye. Later this afternoon Chris grilled some steaks that we had gotten and I made some veggies to go with them. It was a great dinner!! I opted for this instead of going out for mom's day since all the restaurants are way too packed! It was a very relaxing day.

The last part of the day the boys wanted to take me out for ice cream. I think this was the best part of the day. We all got our favorites and Kennedi loved the free baby cone from Brewster's. I thought that I was taking a video of her eating it at one point but then I looked down and it was not recording. I did start to record after that but I missed the best part. It was hilarious and I am so mad it did not record. She had the cone over her nose and mouth trying to get the ice cream. Very cute! But I did get these two pictures of her eating her first ice cream cone.





Here is one of the videos of Kennedi eating her first ice cream cone. I really do think that she liked it!

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Before the boys left for the week at their father's house we took a few pictures of me with the kiddies.... I forgot my hair was up in the pony tail and we were laughing in most of them. Its hard to get a serious picture taken with the crew I have!! They drive me are nuts at times but they are the best kids in the world. I would not trade them in for anything!!

Here is Conner, the one that made me a mommy!!



And then Avery came along and Conner became a brother...


Then last summer came Kennedi and wow does she have her brother's wrapped!!


The boys just left for the week and soon Kennedi will be in bed (I hope). I guess it is going to be an early night for me. I am surprised that Chris is still awake. Three more days until Conner's procedure on his arm to get the rest of the mole that was removed a couple weeks ago. He has already informed me that he will still play in his baseball game on Thursday. I hope that he will be up to it!!! Keep him in your prayers this week that it won't be too painful for him when its over.

Oh I almost forgot another first for Kennedi. Yesterday Avery walked crawled up the stairs and Kennedi saw him do this. Well guess who else now climbs up the stairs!! I really need to get gates for at least the bottom of the steps. Seeing it one time she had it figured out!! Not good!!