Friday, February 27, 2009

Surgery Update

We are back home after Joshua's surgery. Everything went great with no complications! Joshua wasn't too happy before surgery - he had a fit when they wanted to put the little clip on his finger to check his oxygen level (of course a few minutes later he was wanting to play with it), he was extremely annoyed by the ID band they put around his ankle, and he was really not happy when I had to hand him off to the doctors. But even with all that, he still charmed all the nurses. They kept saying they might have to steal him and take him home because he is so cute. We are glad to have this over with and are really hoping it makes a big difference. Thanks for all your thoughts and prayers!

Thursday, February 26, 2009


As many of you know, Joshua's ear infections have been back with a vengeance this winter. So tomorrow morning he is getting tubes put in his ears. I know it's a relatively simple and low-risk procedure, but I am still a little nervous about it. Although, it will definitely be nice to not have him sick all the time. We are also hoping it will help with his speech, since he is not talking quite as much or as clearly as he should be. I am also not looking forward to him having to fast - he can't eat or drink anything after bedtime. He really likes to eat and the first thing he does when he wakes up in the morning is tell us he wants to eat. Luckily his surgery is first thing in the morning and we won't have to deal with a hungry, cranky boy for too long! Please pray for him - that the surgery will go well and that this will prevent any more ear infections - and I'll let you know how it goes.


Jordan has learned how to read! We have been working a little bit over the past few months with him on his sounds and decoding words (figuring out what sounds are at the beginning, middle, and end of words). I knew he was getting really good at it, but I didn't realize how good until the other day. I overheard Madison asking him how to spell simple words - cat, dog, etc. - and he was able to easily spell them! So I pulled out a few easy reader books and with just a little help he was able to read them! Now all he wants to do is read. This morning he actually read some books to Josh - so much fun!

Thursday, February 5, 2009


Jordan somehow manages to sleep...
... with all this under his pillow.
Comfy? I think not.