Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween

It was Kyson's 2nd Halloween, and still he doesn't care about dressing up or the candy that he gets from strangers. There is no other day in the year when people can dress up like idiots and ring people's doorbells asking for candy. Someday he'll understand how glorious this idea is. We went to a few people's houses: each of our parents' and our siblings'. We only have one sibling each, so it was a total of 4 houses. But those 4 houses with drive time and short visits took nearly three hours. Because we didn't get back until 8:00, the 5 neighbors we wanted to visit had their lights off. When we came back and turned on our porch light, we only had 3 groups of trick-or-treaters. Needless to say, we'll be munching on candy for some time because we didn't give hardly any out and we bought a ton.

Kyson was a hit with the family. My sister nearly peed her pants when she saw him. The pictures of his really don't do justice. At Rusty and Amy's house it was difficult to get pictures of everyone. Collin was Yoda, Avery was a Jedi, and Blake wouldn't dress up. I tried to get a good picture of Avery, but he kept putting his light saber in front of his face.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

A Long Overdue Tag

I was tagged just over a month ago and I hadn't done it yet. So I'm sorry Randy, but I'm doing it now.

What I was doing five years ago
: (October 2003)
1. I was living in Salt Lake City managing an apartment complex right by the the Salt Lake temple.
2. I was working part time as a teacher and finishing my degree at the University of Utah
3. I was 25, been married for 2 years and a proud mother of an iguana

Pet Peeves:

1. People who walk slowly through the parking lot and won't let the cars pass
2. Parents who tell me their child is a VERY good writer, when in reality they aren't
3. People are that are too happy it's annoying.

Some things I would do if I were a billionaire
1. Pay off my house and my family's
2. Quit my job and take classes for fun
3. Take a trip around the world with my husband and son

Favorite foods:
1. Anything made of chocolate, with chocolate or dipped in chocolate
2. Papa Murphy's gourmet vegetarian pizza
3. Chips and salsa

Now I'm tagging, Deb-T, Marnie, and Valery

Friday, October 17, 2008

A Day off of Work = Time to Play

It's UEA weekend, and even though I don't get the 5 day weekend that the public schools do, I have a 3 day weekend nonetheless. I was planning on using the day to get caught up on my grading, but we decided to go to the park and have some fun. We've done this plenty of times before, but Kyson didn't seem to care and didn't want to play on anything.
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Today was different. He absolutely loved going down the slide. We started by going down the slides with him, but before long, he was being a big boy and doing it all by himself. It was funny because he kept trying to climb up the slide so he could go back down it. He also got brave and started trying to go head first and he did go a few times on his tummy. It was great. It was also wonderful becuase he's been so cranky today and he was so happy at the park.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

It's Been a While

Kris recently cleaned up the study and put our computers in it rather than in the family room. Because they're not as accessible, I'm having a harder time posting. For those who have been waiting for an update, I apologize.

Many new things (all pretty minor) have been going on. Kyson has a new belt and boy he's a cutie. He's too skinny for the pants in all the stores I've checked and the adjustable waste pants don't begin until 2T. Basically every pair of pants we buy him fall right off his little behind. He had some shorts with adjustable waste and I had to bring them in 6 notches on each side. It's a bit ridiculous. The belt -- it's awesome!

Also with Kyson, I can give an update on the feeding/eating issue. He went to an evaluation for therapy with Primary Children's Hospital. They said without a doubt, he needs therapy for eating. They said he doesn't move his tongue the way he should which causes him to choke on his food or have a hard time pushing the food to the side to chew it, so he'll swallow it whole and choke. They think he'd need therapy once a week for about 3 months, but that is all a guess.

We are now waiting to find out if the insurance will cover it. The insurance company has to believe it is necessary to cover it. To keep out options open we're working to see if we qualify for therapy through the state. We went to a hearing and seeing test with the state and there was a couple of fire trucks and firemen there that day seeing the different kids. Kyson dragged me (literally) to the fireman and they gave him an honorary badge and a cute fireman hat. He loves it so much.

The last thing, that isn't very note-
worthy is Kyson has a new found love for his recliner we gave him for his birthday. He and Franni are constantly jumping on it sitting on it, watching television on it, etc. At least it was a well worth it gift.