Friday, August 29, 2014


The kids and I went to Monticello for a few days with G&G Trimble and the Dansies.   On the drive home we decided to drive through the Shenendoah Valley.   Super Beautiful!  About the closest things to mountains Ive seen anywhere on the east coast.   They are acceptable.  

Yes, they were both peeing off the mountain :)


We call Max Oedipus and tell him its a story about a boy who loved his mommy.   He seems ok with that.  But seriously, he's a little bit possessive.  But how can I NOT just love this boy to bits?!





These both happened this summer... geez.

Got one off just in time for the next one to be put on.   Kind of a crappy summer.   

Going to the beach is really hard work.

Summer is fun.


Tonsils no more!

Boy, this boys tonsils were enormous.   Like golf balls in his throat.   They were usually kissing his uvula.   Like all the time.   Serious gag issues...  I finally decided enough was enough and got him in to see an ENT.   At first I think the doc just wrote me off as a crazy mom, like "yeah, they are big..."  but not a big deal.   I think he did the sleep study just to appease me.

Turns out he has borderline sever sleep apnea.   Those honkin tonsils were closing up his throat entirely all night long.   The good doc had a change of heart when we went back in.   Suddenly very attentive and oh, happened to notice the GERD that Jackson has had since infancy that "suddenly appeared".   So I got what I wanted and got those suckers taken out, adnoids too.   He's had a rough couple weeks.  We're almost 2 weeks out and he's just now feeling better.   Just in time for school to start on Tuesday.   Hasta Luego Tonsils and Adnoids!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Handy Men

Did I tell you Christopher passed his Board exam?   I know, he's taken a half dozen tests already and they are all more important then the last.   He took it a few months ago and we just got the results back.  He passed.   Big surprise.  He always does.   Even though he's devastated after he takes them.   But he's not just a smarty pants, he comes in pretty handy around the house too.    Last winter was rough on our side walk.   And the county wont replace it.   Its our job.  Ok, his.   :)   I would have called a guy months ago.  But he said, wait till after the boards and I will do it myself.   That day finally came.  And with the help of Jared our neighbor and good friends Dave Rueckert and Nyall London, they actually did it!   Im so impressed!  After we were done I went and threw them in the river.   We floated the gunpowder that evening to cool off.  If you ask CT he'll tell you that wasnt as relaxing as I had hoped it would be.  I think he would have rather just gone to bed.   But it was fun!