Friday, November 30, 2012

Our Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving was a fun day for us all.  We've been spoiled the past few years with Josh's family coming to visit and I thought this year would feel weird without them.  Although we did miss them we had a great time with our friends.

The Thompson Family -

My wonderful Karol:

Lots of food, football and fun!  Even a little shopping that evening but I can't go into too much detail as it's a big surprise for the boys ;)

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Who would have ever thought?

If you were a neighbor of ours you might just see Josh biking around with our Burley.  A few months ago, my friend Lisa called me and asked me if I wanted a Burley?  She was at a garage sale and found one in great shape.  I laughed and had to admit that I didn't even know what it was!  

Anyway, we got it and Pax is in heaven.  He loves going for rides with his Dad.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Tristan's appointment

Thursday was Tristan's growth hormone test.  We left the house at 6:30 am to make it by 8:00 for his appointment in Denver.  The doctor's office had a gorgeous view and Tristan's nurse was super nice and informative.  She placed an IV for easy access to draw the blood and administer the meds.  Tristan was the perfect patient and thankfully has great veins!  They took 15 vials of blood!  

3 games of Scrabble and 4 hours later, we were set free to get some much needed lunch and make our way home.   We should know something after Thanksgiving.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012


Earlier in Aidan's update post I shared that he was in the middle of trying out for Colorado's state soccer team.  I'm so proud to share that he is 1 of 38 boys that are moving on in the process!  Yay Aidan!

Thursday, November 8, 2012


 Basketball is a whole new world for me.  I feel like a fish out of water
 but I'm having fun.  So far they have played 2 games, won the first in overtime and lost the second by 20 points.
Here's Aidan (15) and his best friend Brendan.  Can you see the little blonde against the wall on the right?  That's Jordan, the love of Aidan's life so far.
Aidan told me that when he plays basketball he has to think constantly.  Unlike soccer which must be second nature to him.

To our surprise Aidan is a starter for his team.  Way to go buddy!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Trick or treating

I had to share this!  Who is that "girl" in the middle? 
Tristan!  He had so much fun with this, maybe too much fun?

You might be wondering where Aidan is?  He spent the first part of the evening in his bedroom.  We had quite the disagreement on Halloween but don't worry -  he did get to join in for some fun towards the end.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Tristan's Birthday Celebration

Tristan decided to keep the birthday tradition of forcing his friends to go to a haunted house with him.  This year we chose an indoor haunted house due to 32 degree weather.
When you are waiting in line there is normally someone who tries to get the crowd worked up.  This time it was Pumpkin face.  This picture is hilarious - look at Tristan and Jack laughing on the right at their friends.  Pumpkin face is staring down Elias and Jaylen is the one in the gray/blue striped hoodie who won't look up.
Haunted houses are not cheap so of course I really want to get my money out of it right?  This one should have taken at least 30 minutes but these boys were done in 17 minutes!!!!  I'm pretty sure they get scared and end up running through it but won't tell a girl that.

Cookie cake.  Another birthday tradition for Tristan.

Best friends and a wonderful group of young men!  We are truly blessed.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Tristan's medical update

We saw the endocrinologist Tuesday and I'm so happy to say that is was the best doctor appointment I've ever been a part of.  Tristan's doctor spent an hour with him, talked directly to him, wrote a ton of notes, and asked a lot of questions.  The care and concern that he has for what he does is completely obvious.

After the questioning he has decided to run a few more gastro tests to rule out other possibilities as to why Tristan isn't gaining weight (he's lost another pound from his yearly physical).  He also completely disagreed with the radiologist's findings about the bone age.  The radiologist said it was normal for Tristan's age but Dr. B reads it as the bone age of a 9 1/2 year old (you should have heard Tristan laugh out loud when the doctor said this).  This is in our favor and is good news.  He says that Tristan will grow (probably to be taller than Josh) and depending on the additional testing there are treatments and help available.

Our next step- 11/15 we will be in Denver for a 4 hour growth hormone test plus the gastro stuff.  Tristan is so excited!!!!