Monday, January 31, 2011

Poor Bear

Sweet Brogan almost made it 6 months without an asthma attack. Last week we had a scare when he woke us up in the middle of the night. He was so scared because he couldn't breathe at all. When we realized we couldn't help him, I rushed him to the ER. The nurses were pretty concerned as the frantically got him to the back. After rocemic epi (sp?) and steroids they got him under control. He was so exhausted, but all the meds were making him so hyper. He was totally loopy and it was making me laugh so hard. We have had him on steroids and breathing treatments at home for the past week and he is doing great. The doctors said they think it was triggered by croup. Hopefully he is over it all and I can pack away the breathing machine again:)

keepin' up

So I am going to try something different.... I am going to blog a lot more from my phone. There are so many awesome, funny, emotional and sweet moments in my life. I want to remember them ALL!

Tonight Vance came in our room and said, "Daddy, if you get lost at the store, just find a police man and tell them that Vance Cowart is your son"
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Sunday, January 30, 2011

A day in the life...

I got to help fill in in Vance's classroom because his head teacher was out sick. This was sooooo much fun for me. It was so amazing to see Vance in his own element and getting to be part of his day. Vance was really excited when he found out I would be there, and of course he gave me a huge welcome when I came into the room. Montessori is so interesting. It is so different than my schooling experience. I think it is perfect for Vance. I got to take the kids in groups of 5 on nature walks to go bird hunting. We saw a hawks, cardinals and Goldfinches. In case you don't know how it works, his class room is made up of 3 ages. They all learn from each other. Every single one impressed me in some way. I felt a little bit of guilt when I saw a classroom of 22 kids have more organization that I do at home with my 3! I hate to say this, but just like every other mother, I obviously think my Vancie is the cutest in the class! :) He is just the funniest little kid and keeps us all laughing. I hope I get asked again to help because it was a blast!

Vance taking out the compost aka "garden food"
Vance at lunch. sitting next to decklan
Ramone, Vance, Gabe and Diego.... Vance doesn't really like his space invaded
Ready, set, GO! Playtime at CEMCO
The group learning about bird. Notice it is "jeans Friday" so no uniforms:)
My first nature walk group. So fun with these kids.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Tamy Scheurn = Awesome

Mi Madre came to the Dirty South last week! It was a blast! Well lets sum it up, just a FEW things that were included in her visit:

Arrival at my home at 3:00am after a fabulous meal at Steak n' shake
Excitement from 3 little boys to see Mima
The best curly fries ever, from Shwarma king
damage done at TJ Maxx
Whole days with NO obligations
ER visit (by me of course)
my own personal house keeper (my mom of course)
Best chicken n' rice ever made by a human being (mom again)
Tears in a movie theater shared by ONLY her and me
introduction of Honey chicken to my mom.... mmmmm
More damage in Hilton head at the Coach store
A WHOLE NEW WARDROBE FOR ME! (thank you mom)
The BEACH... amazing weather, dolphins, and my mom letting her hair down:)
Circles in the sand (hilarious) my mom has some real talent, and a better point than me
A huge hawk putting on a show for us, eating a huge squirrel
diaper run, grocery run, treat run
Pralenes that seriously melt in your mouth, brought to you by river street sweets
WHOLE bag of caramel corn eaten by yours truly at 1am
Great memories and many laughs

That really doesn't even sum it up. We were ALL so happy to have my mom stay with us for a week. I know it is not easy for her to fly across the country and spend a day of traveling. She was such a help to us. After my visit to the ER, she watched my kids so that I could get the rest I needed to feel better. Nothing is better than the one on one time I get to spend with my mom. We really now haw to get things done the right way. We went and saw Country Strong and we were the only 2 people in the theater. My Mom said she rented the theater out for us. It was pretty awesome. It is always sad when my mom leaves us. I HATE taking her down to the airport to let her fly back to AZ. My boys also always hate to see her go. On the brighter side, I am so thankful for the memories that we make on her visits. Smiles, Laughs, Tears, hugs, and even a little heated conversation is always what the dr ordered for me. I love her so much. Sometimes I even get a little jealous when I know that other people get to hang out with her knowing that I am 3000 miles away and can't:( I can't wait to see her again!!!!!

Bro Bro with his Mima
Grey with his Mima
Some Beach
My mom's awesome Photog skills
My Mom's always beautiful painted toes

Our friend Mr Hawk
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Monday, January 10, 2011

More of the twins

We had to say goodbye to the Cowart cousins on New Years eve. The boys were so sad to see them go. Vance and Gavin were together all the time, so it took some adjusting when they left. Vance keeps asking if he can go to Gavin's house to play:( I just have to explain to him that sometimes cousins have to live in different states, but we can always keep in touch. He is really excited to write and call Gavin on the Phone. My boys are so lucky to have so many great cousins!
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Friday, January 7, 2011

Christmas Day

We spent Christmas day at Grandma and Grandpa's house. (Ben's parents). It was really nice. I had been REALLY sick during the couple days prior to Christmas, so Grandma cooked EVERYTHING. I didn't cook one thing. It was awesome. It was especially fun because My boys got to be with some of their Cowart cousins. It was only 7 out of the 20, but they were so happy to be with Kaylee, Gabe, Gavin and Mariah. Kaylee brought them all gifts so she was the hit out the party:) I was so happy it was so low key and low stress. It truly let me enjoy Christmas and focus on my family and how sweet they are. I have been so blessed with all of them.

\My boys LOVE "Kay Kay". She is such a great older cousin to them.
Opening kaylee's gifts
Vance was so excited
I captured this sweet moment of Gavin and Grey. Gavin Is just so nice and pleasant. He was a lot of fun to be around.
The seven of them. It was an attempt and organized chaos.

Me and my niece Mariah. So stinkin' cute. She's working the camera
Waiting patiently for gifts
Grey with his main man, Grandpa.... Grey always finds his lap
Silly Grey Bug
Mariah with he kissy face again
The twins. Vance and Gavin. Always together
During Dinner
Waiting...... They "were starving"

Grey likes to help me in the kitchen, but like I said, I didn't cook. He was just happy to be in my arms.
It all couldn't have been any better. I'm so thankful for my husband and all that he did to give us all a wonderful Christmas this year. All the Cowarts have been so great to me. I had so much fun, but I'm not going to lie, I'm glad it's over. My cute boys woke up on the 26th and asked, "Mama, how many more days till Christmas". Oh boy, it might be a long year. They have already started making Christmas list for Santa........

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Christmas Morn'

Christmas could not have been more perfect. The boys were just so cute. I can't believe that I no longer worry about what I am going to get under the tree. It seems like yesterday, when I was a kid, getting so excited for christmas. I am so thankful that we were able to give our boys just what they needed theis year. We woke up early and read scriptures while the boys stared WIDE-eyed at the presents. When we were finished, Brogan sang Happy Birthday to Jesus (because that is what Santa at the mall told him to do). Then, they destroyed the place:) I love how appreciative they are. They loved everyting and thuoght they were the luckiest kids in the world.
Santa's work.....the boys decorated the tree pretty much all bythemselves.
My boys really had fun, but most importantly, I think they understood the true meaning of Christmas. They learned so much about their Savior and really thought about him a lot this holiday season. I really am thankful for everything I have been blessed with this past year. My mom sent me an AMAZING package with so many wonderful things in it for me and my family. I lucked out by getting Ugg boots and the cutest coach bag ever. My parents are seriously the best ever! I love them so much. I also have an amazing husband who is such an awesome dad. I love watching Ben get excited as the boys play with their new T-ball and Soccer net. They had a lot of fun on Christmas day in the backyard making goals and hitting "homeruns". I love my family so much. I love Christmas and the love it brings out in everyone. My boys are already putting things on "next years Christmas list".... ya gotta love em'.
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