Saturday, October 27, 2012

Trunk R Treating and Chili Cook off!

We are all excited and ready for our ward Chili cookoff and Trunk R Treating. Andrey made chili and I made a white bean chicken  chili. The kids are all dressed up and ready for a fun night with great friends and lots of candy!!! Happy Halloween!

Friday, October 26, 2012

Trick or treat Mom and Dad!

 Crazy Cat lady!
 Crazy doctor!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012


Ethan and I went to Primary childrens for a few hours yesterday and met with the  We saw the orthadontist/dentist, plastic surgeon, nurse of cleft palets, speech and language patholigist, ENT, and then Eye doctor. Ethan is going to undergo a surgery soon to fix his sub-mucus pallet and soft pallet. We are going to work with him on his speech and see how he does before the surgery. He is at high risk for sleep apnea and further problems if he has the surgery, so our goal is to watch him and hope that he will do better with sleeping now. We put his crib in a separate room than ours so hopefully that will help and the next step is to ween him off the bottle (a harder thing for mom than him).
I am so appreciative for doctors that can answer my questions and take time to really care for our sweet boy and give us the info and goals that we can make to help him.
The speech therapist also wants to take Ethan on as a patient (she just fell in love with him) and wants to help move him along quicker with his speech and signing since he picks up on signs quickly.
This day went from a stressful one to one of relief and blessings and gratitude towards our Heavenly Father who truly prepares a way for everything that comes our way.
We are so blessed to have Ethan as a part of our family and are so grateful for all the help and support along the way.


Ellie is so happy. She loves to be like Emma in every way. Ellie worked all night  and learned how to tie her shoe. If you have not recieved an excited call from her. ELLIE KNOWS HOW TO TIE HER SHOES!!! Yah. We are so proud of her. =)

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Each one of our kids has been so scared of "Tigger" but Andrey and I have so much fun watching them with the toy. Ethan just pushes the head then run/crawls away with a nervous laugh. So cute!

Ethan is walking!!!

Because of having DiGeorge Syndrome, Ethan has been a little bit slower at physical things (eating, crawling, talking, walking, etc.) but has improved so much this last month. He is quite the walker and runner and loves exploring. We are so happy for him and love him so much!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Halloween 2012

The kids are so excited to go to their first Halloween party of the year at the Larsen's house. Emma and Ellie took home (from Grandma's house) 5 different costumes and tonight they are: Emma will be the Swan Lake Barbie, Ellie is a Barbie Princess, and Ethan is a very unhappy Giraffe.
Other options they may be on Hallween are Belle or Tinkerbell.

We hope you all have a wonderful Hallween and enjoy it while your little ones are little and LOVE each moment!