Thursday, May 21, 2009


So I didn't exactly have the best Mothers Day ever. I ended up at primary childrens hospital with little Ryker. He woke up saturday with a temp of 100.4 so we took him to the instacare, who sent us to PCMC. It was a very long 36 hrs. The poor thing had to endure a catheter with no anesthia, An I.V. for taking tons of blood and giving him 3 different kinds of antibiotics, They had to suction his nose out every 2 hours so that he could breathe and then to top it all off he had to have a spinal tap. It was horrible, I am not going to lie I was an emotional wreck. I was sicker than a dog too and hadn't been sleeping well and then the dr.'s and nurses kept waking us up every 2 hrs for tests or vitals or meds. Needless to say I cried all day in that room when noone was a round. I am so grateful that Jake was able to come up each night and see me, thanks to everyone who helped our family, again. Luckily his temp went down and the cultures all came back neg. so he is home and doing much better now. He is officially 5 weeks old today and is putting on weight like elephant baby. He has been the best baby, he only wakes up once at night and is super good all day. We are so grateful to have him in our lives. And he already fits in so well, he is a fever pitch movie watcher just like the rest of us.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Cutie patooties

Ryker is doing so much better now that he is on a lactose free formula. He gained 15oz. in one week, and now weighs 8lbs. 10 oz. and is 20 1/2 in long. I just had to get a picture of him holding Jakes big sausages. He grabs onto jakes fingers as soon as he feels them, it is sooo adorable.

Easton and baseball

so Easton is not sold on baseball yet. We should have figured the kid we named for our love of baseball would rather play soccer. Jake of course is totally against this idea. But Eventually Easton will win the battle. However even if he doesn't love it, he still looks dang cute in his baggy pants.

We want a pitcher, not a belly itcher!!

Alex has been working so hard this season to improve his pitching, and it finally paid off. I had tears in my eyes at his reaction to his first strike out. It was priceless. He is such a hard worker and is always begging Jake to go out and practice with him. Jake of course is thrilled that Alex has such a passion for it. He is ecspecially excited about his swing he rarely misses the ball and has perfect form, or so his dad thinks. We are very proud of his hard work and determination.