Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Christmas 2012

We had a fantastic Christmas!  All three of the boys were super happy with their gifts; we could not have done better.  Not sure if this Christmas will ever be topped!  (Until it's time for cars, ha!)
Not sure what got me up so early, excitement maybe?  This picture was taken at 6:30 a.m. before the chaos began.
After his milk, Paxton started playing with his favorite present of the day.  Funny it's normally the first present that becomes their favorite.

Quick peek outside - we had a white Christmas and it was gorgeous!

Stockings!  I thought this picture was cute because he had his whole face in there to see what was in it.

Paxton's first coloring book.

Time again for new soccer balls.  We can not keep track of these things to save our lives.

Tristan got a waffle maker!  He was so surprised.  He got up bright and early today to make them too!  Maybe I can stop investing in Costco's 60 pack of waffles now?

Aidan opening his big gift - a new iPod.  His other one had a button that wouldn't work easily so it was time for a replacement.

Tristan's big gift - his new cleats.  Not just any pair of cleats but ones that aren't even released in the USA yet, we ordered these from China!  Tristan strives to be original in his footwear selections.

Paxton's big gift - his train table.  This was a shocker to us all because it was given to us by a friend that was moving.  We didn't intend to get him so much stuff for Christmas.  He was a little overwhelmed and began to refuse to open anything more.  The three gifts that are still under the tree may turn into birthday presents!

But he loves the train table just as much as the first present he saw that morning!

Merry Christmas! 

Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas!

Paxton with Santa Saturday night!  He didn't talk to him (except to say goodbye) but he did sit there and take a picture - oh and of course he took the candy cane ;)

Merry Christmas Everyone!  Hope you have a wonderful time with your families.  Love to all!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

MRI *Updated*

Tristan had his MRI Wednesday to check his pituitary gland for any lesions, tumors, or abnormalities.  We are waiting for the results.

He thought the whole process was cool and that the tech was super smart.  There were some concerns with getting a clear picture because of his braces but the tech made some adjustments.  Will update when we know something!

* Update - his results were normal, thank you God!  Now we are waiting to hear about our insurance and beginning this road of daily injections.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012


Here's our 12/12/12 picture since the world is supposed to end ;)

Saturday, December 8, 2012


It's been a long road to get to this point.  Tristan has been through the expanding retainers, permanent retainers, and then 6 months of waiting for his teeth to all come in.  Wednesday he finally got his braces!

Applying the glue.  This contraption looks painful.

All of the brackets are on, just need the wires.

All done!  Man oh man, he has been in some pain the past three days.  Luckily, because of all of the previous work done he only has to wear them for 12-18 months.

Saturday, December 1, 2012


We got the much anticipated phone call from the endocrinologist last night.  Tristan failed the growth hormone test; he is definitely deficient in his growth hormone.  I am completely shocked - I really thought that it would come back normal, that he's small due to genetics.

Of all of the blood draws that were taken he needed to score a 10 on one of them to pass the test.  It didn't matter what any of the other numbers came to.  The highest that Tristan got was 6.2, wow.

So, we have to schedule a MRI to make sure that there's no other reason that his pituitary gland isn't working properly (a tumor or what not).  Then, we will start the growth hormone injections after we complete all of the education and insurance hoops we have to jump through. 

Now I'm curious if Aidan has the same issues.