Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Pax's Post-op

No one likes to be woken up early to go to a strange place with lots of strange people.  He had no idea what was going on and that was a good thing!

Here's a quick picture before they put him under.  I made Josh go into the operating room with him, I've done that before and would prefer to never do that again.

Pax's surgery was only about 30-40 minutes long and he came out of anesthesia like an angel!  So sweet!  He has amazed me with how well he's done the past few days.  He started walking after only 4 hours!  He's had very little pain and even went to school today.

I can not wait until the bandages come off Friday and we can see his new toes!

Thursday, April 25, 2013


Paxton is having his toe surgery tomorrow at 7:00 a.m.  Please keep him in your prayers! 

See that third little piggie?  His doctor is going to cut the tendons (both feet are identical) so that his toes will straighten and then his fourth toes should straighten up also instead of curving around. 

He is getting over another cold but our pediatrician put him on antibiotics Monday so that he might clear up before tomorrow.  Hope so - that would stink to go in at 6:30 am just to be told that it's canceled. 
Will try to update again this weekend if possible!  It will all depend on how he handles everything.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Our first show!!

Finally a show came to town that I could take Paxton to!  Disney on Ice!  We had great seats until about 5 minutes before the show started when I discovered we were in the wrong section - oops!  Right row, right seat numbers but wrong section.  Bummer too because in 111 we didn't have anyone in front of us but in 112 there were.  You'll find out below why that was unlucky...

Look at how excited he is!  Love the cup placement too.  That came to bite us in the end with his snowcone though.  Hint, hint!
Ready for the show with his Mickey ears on!

Here's that dreaded snowcone that I bought!  He put it up on the ledge once he was done (had only eaten a few bites) and ended up knocking it over and spilling it all onto the people sitting in front of us.  Very embarrassing!  They were nice about it but let's face it, a red snowcone on a white shirt?  I felt horrible.

This is how close we were to the ice!  Even in the right section :-)

It was a late night for us but Paxton loved his first show and I can not wait to take him to another!  Minus the snowcone from now on.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

The Stanley Hotel

The boys also went to the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, CO during Spring Break.  This is the hotel that The Shining with Jack Nicholson was filmed.


Here's the gang!  They stayed in a "haunted room" and took the Night Ghost Tour.

Got to love the Pet Cemetery.

The famous room 217 from the movie.  I haven't seen the movie lately and don't care too since scary movies are not my thing anymore.  I just know that 217 is extremely popular, the hotel can't keep the room number on the door because guests keep stealing it.

Ahh, a little memorabilia.

The boys stayed in room 428 - The Cowboy's room.  He was a murderer and it's one of the most active rooms at the hotel.  Needless to say the boys came home exhausted - they did not get much sleep but had a lot of fun scaring themselves.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013


I'm playing catch up from Spring Break with these next two posts!

To start our Spring Break we got the opportunity to see our USA Men's National Soccer Team play Costa Rica in Denver.  It's kind of a once in a lifetime thing unless Tristan or Aidan decide to make the National team ;)

Being Spring Break and all we did not expect a major snow storm!  The game started as scheduled though so we were there!

Here's a look at the field when the game started.  They cleared the field at halftime and it was covered again by the time we left.

These guys are troopers!  It was so cold and we only made it to the 75th minute when then we could no longer feel our feet.  But USA won and we made it home safely so all in all I'm so glad that we had that experience!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Aidan's update

We are all completely shocked but Aidan is NOT growth hormone deficient.  He barely passed the testing, a 10.9 when he needed a 10 for a pass.  So it's a pass and a label of "severe growth delay" which stinks because there isn't a treatment.  Our endocrinologist does want to continue seeing him though and will follow up on his growth again this summer.