Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Only I can make them look this cute!

They all look so adorable... so proud to have these four beautiful children!




 Jace

 Jaeli

 Makenna

 Maysie

Monday, April 23, 2012

Jace is obsessed with Toy Story!

         

Jace has been watching toy story as he falls asleep at night and every night he's up until about 10 o'clock. I put him down about 730 and he just won't go to sleep he just wants to watch it. this was taken about 1015 tonight. he is so tired he's so silly. I think it's about time for me to start cutting him off!

Disney on Ice with Mickey and a few others!

 We had AWESOME seats, we were so close! We were three rows up.
 Jaeli did not seem so sure. But by the time it was over... she REFUSED to leave!
 Mickey, Mini and Donald!
 Mak and Maysie were really into it... they did not show much emotion, just glued to all that was going on!
 Jaeli again watching very closely!
 These monkeys... The Lion King scene... they were freaky looking, not sure how little kids would NOT be afraid of them!
 The Lion King!
 More Lion King. The only one the kids did not know was Lilo and Stich, but they still seemed to enjoy it.
 Towards the end Maysie started to show some emotion and was waving at all the skaters as they skated by. I think she enjoyed it the most.
 The Little Mermaid!
 They LOVED seeing Ariel and even got little Ariel dolls!
They had a great time and did so much better than when we went to the circus last year. They actually sat still and watched ALL of it. The only problem we had was at the end when we tried to leave and Jaeli was NOT ready! For days after they were talking about it.

Thanks Grandma B and Aunt Kristin for going with us, I am sure great memories were made that day!

Electronics...

The kids are obsessed with phones and computers! They learned them very fast and can find anything they want, including how to turn up the volume, look at pictures, take pictures, find the game they want, save their pictures, take videos and so much more! This picture was a Saturday morning I believe and Aunt Jarilyn and Grandpa J were over, so all four of them had someones phone or computer to play with. What has the world come to? My three year olds are smarter than me!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

The Farm!




A couple weekends ago the kids were going crazy staying in the house so we decided to take them out to Josh's grandpa's locker to visit the horses and kitty cats.! They had so much fun, they loved it. They were so excited to see the horses and all the cats hanging around. They got to pet the horses... eventually. It took them awhile to come up to the fence, but they did and they had a blast! We took a walk around the pond too and they got to see some frogs and asked tons of questions! And as you see above, they were obsessed with the tractors. They were getting on and off constantly!

Struggling with Makenna...

Well Mak has always been our most... difficult child. She has taken colds the worst of the four and her tantrums were ALWAYS crazy. She also has been our most lovey child though too. She loves to give kisses and hugs and make sure everyone is happy. She is so so smart too. But from about 6 months to 3 years she was always the hardest to control and discipline. No punishment would work. And the worst is the rash she had since an infant that just would not go away. The doctors don't seem to want to listen to me and hear me out. They just take a guess and that's about all they do. Well I got tired of it and decided to take it into my own hands and started cutting out foods to see if we saw a change in her. We worked our way down the list and decided to cut out Apple Juice. Bingo... her mood swings improved greatly, her rash was fading away and for the first time ever, it was gone for an entire week. It was great. For the next two months things improved and we cut out all High Fructose Corn Syrup as well as a few other related ingredients. Well now, 3 months later it seems like its happening just as much as it did before. And I don't know if it's because she is learning to "play" us or if she truly is having a reaction to something... but what?. She is getting her rash back on and off more often than not... so I think it is a true reaction. I am just so lost. I decided to give another doctor a shot and hope he can help us... is willing to help us. First it was her pediatrician who knows nothing about it, then a pedi GI doctor who again knew nothing about it. Well this time it will be a pedi Allergist and I decided I am not going to mention Fructose Malabsorption as these doctors don't seem to be up-to-date with the latest findings. It's actually quite common... just not here for some reason. So we will see what he has to say. If he is no help, then next step might be a dietician or dermatologist.

These mood swings are more like rage and so uncontrollable at times. I just don't know what to do with her. It's not fair to her or her siblings. She is so mean to them as well as us and I can see the look in her eyes, she is scared and I know she wants out of the episode she is having, but doesn't know how to do it.

So anyways, wish us luck and hope we find someone to help us. I am suspecting it could be wheat as it is related to Fructose Malabsorption. I really hope I am wrong b/c a diet with out wheat will be VERY difficult.

New Clothes!

The kids LOVE to put on new clothes. They all had to get a picture. These are actually clothes I made for them using pillow cases. Pretty cute I thought! Maybe I already posted this picture?

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

um what did you say?

         


Love it when she is in a good mood! She is so goofy. She was speaking this unknown language trying to get me to laugh. She speaks the best out of all four of them and is very clear... usually! I got a good laugh out of it. I think I heard A B C in there somewhere, maybe Elmo too.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Silly Girls!

 Don't know why, but they love the gate put up in the hall way, especially when you toss a blanket over it and it becomes a TENT!
Maysie and JJ having a screaming contest! For some reason they like to scream at each other and think it's funny!
 Oh Jae.... what can I say?
 Miss Maysie wearing a diaper... she pee'd on the floor on purpose and liked wearing the diaper as a punishment!
 Mak being her goofy self... when she's not loaded up with fructose!
 They like to have "Scary Eyes", think it is the funniest thing to do it to each other!
 Maysie screaming again!
Upside down is always fun!

Gotta Love Bath Time!


Aww, sisterly love! They sure do love taking baths!

Going Out To Eat

 Jace LOVES having any cup other than a sippy!
 Mak looking cute with Pig Tails!
 I think Maysie pulled hers out!
Jaeli LOVES her Mac n Cheese!

The kids go out to eat with Grandma and Grandpa B often, and they all have their favorites. It was hard there for a little while figuring out what Mak could eat since most foods in restaurants contain High Fructose Corn Syrup. But usually chicken fingers, fries and a salad are safe... so long as Grandma brings the dressing. Most dressings have it in it, so have to buy one without and bring with them just to be sure. Mak MUST have her salad!

We want to play outside!

 They are so HAPPY when they get to go outside!
 They just run and run and run!
 I think Jace loves it the most!
 Waiting for Mommy to pick us up!
They LOVE the fire hydrant!

I am hoping a fence will magically appear some day SOON and I can take them out by myself! The playing outside part is fine, I can handle that... its the open space, so much room to run... and run... and run and catching all four of them if they decided to do it at once would be next to impossible... especially Jace. But the worst is getting them to come BACK INSIDE! They know I am about to grab them to come in, they will just run from me... we need to get them out more to get used to it and it will be much easier then.