Saturday, June 21, 2014

Josh Officially turns Eight

Today is the day Josh has been waiting for! Today he is eight! 
The morning started with presents.  Then his dad took him to Boondocks.
Lots of racing, mini-golf and bumper boats. Followed by lunch at their favorite Habit Burger. Grandma and Grandpa came for dinner and cake.
Have I mentioned we have the most fun grandma ever? First, Grandma's new, cool gift is to load money into balloons along with a lot of confetti.  Then the lucky recipient gets to pop them and keep the money. The kids love it. It was a little scary because Josh got a new pocket knife which the male members of our family encouraged him to use on the balloons. Luckily everyone survived but the balloons. 
Then,  because it has been a tough week after Matt's tonsil surgery Grandma offered to make Josh's cake. It was amazing! The best frosting ever inside and out and decked out in candy!

And now Josh and his dad have headed back to Boondocks for more fun. I hope our boy has had a great day, we are so lucky to have him in our family. He is a sweet, smart, funny boy and we sure love him!

Friday, June 20, 2014

Josh's Eight year old Party

Today we started the celebrations for Joshua's eight year old birthday.  It was party day. These cute boys came over for a party. First they started outside, then fought a great nerf gun war.
Then they came inside and opened presents. I love the picture on the right. I said "Josh, aren't you going to thank your friends?" to which he responded, "Group hug!" And they all jumped into this pile of boys hugging. I wish they could just stay eight! His older brother and his friends definitely would not do that. Then we all took off for a movie. I had offered to take them to the new How to Train Your Dragon movie but Josh wanted to see Rio 2 at the Kaysville theater. The Kaysville theater means mom will buy drinks and a candy or popcorn because the tickets are so much cheaper. I cracked up at how great the boys who hadn't been to the Kaysville theater thought it was! It had to be the extra treats! It was a great party day, now we are ready for the real thing tomorrow! 

Tonsil Extraction

 Matthew has struggled with his tonsils for years now. He gets strep several times a winter and snores like a bear, just to name a couple of their issues, basically they make things miserable for him. So we finally decided it was time they parted ways, he and his tonsils. Monday was the day. Luckily, we have a trusted friend who is an ENT. I can't begin to say how this decreased my anxiety. I wasn't worried in the least Monday because I knew Mike would take really good care of him. Here he is all ready for surgery and immediately after. When Mike came out to tell us about the surgery he told us how when the anesthesiologist tipped his head back so they could get to the tonsils the rotten things were so big they obstructed his airway. He had to have someone hold his head in the right position so they could get to them. He also snored while they were operating and once they were out that decreased. Mike said the anesthesiologist said he was already much better. So I guess we had our sleep study right there! He also said they were diseased looking and imbedded in his throat. So it was the right thing to do, I only wish we had done it years ago.
 Here he is right after surgery. Trying to smile for me. Don't be fooled, he was really miserable and I doubted for about 30 minutes if we had done the right thing after all.
A couple days after surgery. Don't' be fooled by his cute face trying to smile. This has easily been the most miserable week Matt has ever experienced. The throat pain has been bad but the pain that radiates into the ears has been really rough too. As often as he has had strep you might think that he is used to being sick but it had gotten to the point that he could function pretty well with strep, not necessarily a good thing. But unfortunately it means he is not used to feeling so bad for so long. Tomorrow will be day six, hopefully we only have a couple of really bad days left. He had been such a good sport, I am really proud of him. Hopefully this will set us up for healthier winters!

Monday, June 02, 2014

First day of summer!

Today was the first official day of summer vacation! It was also my niece Abby's 11th birthday! For her birthday she wanted to come up and go to Grandma's friend Helen's pool with my kids.  Sounded like a great idea so off we all went. We all grabbed some lunch and meet at Grandma's to discover she had made a beautiful birthday cake on such s pretty table.
Then we all headed off to Helen's pool.  Is there anything more fun than having a great pool all to yourself?
The Birthday Girl in the air! 
Brittany may not have sisters but she has these two. Thank heavens! 
Joshua mid-air!
Thinking serious, summer thoughts.
Butler cousins rule!
Brittany relaxing on every floatation item we had.  
And once we were all done we went back to Grandma's to eat the beautiful cake and the amazing Aunt T.T. pulled this kid's top tooth out for him. Finally! It was such a great day, going to be a great summer!