Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Even cuter then before.

We had a rough week. Will got/has viral pneumonia. We ended up being in the hospital for about 36 hours. Oh boy when I say it like that it sounds like it was short, but it felt like forever. I've never done an overnight stay because of my babies- besides when I was in the hospital giving birth to them, I guess that's definitely because of them!  

This wasn't a life or death situation. So I felt silly writing this all down but it's how it went and how I felt. 

It was stressful. It was hard and I felt like I was in a fog. I've never felt like that before. It was hard to process things, I felt extremely emotional and felt like my patience level dropped to a negative 30%. Some of the meds they were giving Will totally changed his behaviours for a few days till we sorted it out. The littlest things would set him off, and it wouldn't be a small tantrum. It could be an 10mins of being ticked to an hour. And bedtime was the worst. Like we just had to let the kid scream till he passed out from exhaustion (3-5 hours of crying). It was really hard to watch and so frustrating to not be able to "fix" the problem. And kids with oxygen tubes, ugh. Will ripped his off 5-6 times and the tape scratched his face up pretty good. 

He seemed better and was breathing way better but now what's going on? Did we really hit tantrum phase or is this the effect of his routine being thrown off.  What the heck was going on? And it added so much more stress on Dave and I. Finally my mom and I read the side effects on his meds. One of them said insomnia, anxiety, sleep disturbances and  quite a few other side effects but these were the main ones that worried me. Since Will was breathing better we decided to go off this one med and by about 12ish hours later our super chill Will was back.  

Oh how I missed this kid. 

He's even cuter to me now, I don't know how that's possible but gah! Before this I already wanted to just kiss and squish him constantly but now... This kid scrunches his face up and just comes running at me yelling "MOMMMYY!" And I melt into a giant puddle. Maybe it's cause he's breathing better or not screaming anymore but whatever the case he just seems even cuter then before. It's probably cause he's sleeping better. 
That's it.
That's totally it.  

So those who are doing this or had to do this. You are my hero. We've been home for 4 days now and I still feel really mentally and physically exhausted. This has been so hard but has made me so grateful for the health of our family. 

And a huge shout out to my mom!!! Who just came up to help cause she knew we could use it. To friends who brought chocolate and food. To those who called, texted and messaged you. We felt loved. Thank you.  

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Thanksgiving at The Fort.

The Fort.
Southern Alberta Bible Camp
Little bow Lake.

The main lodge with a huge kitchen, bathrooms, dining area, and lounge area.

The weather was perfect. The view spectacular.

 We all arrived for brunch - thanks boys for making it! The grandparents all came out for the day.

 Will was so pleased he found the tv and something to climb on.
 Ringing the dinner bell.

 Bath in the deep sinks.
 We roasted smores and did some branding. 

 We then put kiddos to bed and played with the fire.

Justin throwing flour on to the fire. We eventually ran out of flour and they started to try pancake mix. But that just smelt bad!

We went to church out in Champion.
LeiLani brought crafts for the kids. Will loved it, its the longest he's ever sat still. I kept asking if he was all done and he'd say "NOOOO". 

We snapped a family picture while we were there - since we had everybody in one place at the same time. I'll have to post that another time, thats on Darrens camera. 

Theres a little sandy beach down the hill from the lodge.

How cute are they?!
One of my favourite pictures of the whole weekend.

We had a little family home evening sunday night. Mom put together a really nice video about our family. LL and max did a cute puppet show.

  Levi and I did a little thanksgiving game with the kids.

The Roberts' sang a really cute song that Laura wrote.

It was such a wonderful weekend. Thanks to my parents for putting it all together!! 

Some cute pics of our family we snapped-

 and then Will had, had enough.

 He threw the pumpkin right after this and ran away. Stinker!

 Levi took a really hard fall about an hour before this and bite his lip in two places and bruised his gums. His poor tooth hurt pretty bad. 

 Too bad this one is out of focus but how cute are we?!

 Levi's lip was a little more swollen by this point. And they just wanted to play with their cousins.