Monday, January 19, 2009

For my friend Briana

I just wanted to post a few pictures from the day that Dylan got his tubes.
I was a very nervous mother and of course feared the worst.
My biggest concern was however how to keep a child, who's first word upon waking is "juice" from getting even the slightest amount of liquid.
Lucky for me the surgery was scheduled for very early in the morning, so basically we got him out of bed, into the carseat and to the hopsital without much fuss as he went backtop sleep in the car.
Once at the hospital there was so much going on that I don't think he even remembered anything about a drink.

Once Dylan was in the OR (daddy went with him, cause I didn't have the nerve), we got told to wait in the waiting room. At that point my husband made a phone call and I went to get some coffee for us. I don't think I was gone for more then 10 minutes. When I got back the nurse told me to come back and that Dylan was just waking up.

Now they did warn us that some kids have a hard time coming out of anesthisia so I was fully prepared. When I got back to his room though, he was snuggeling with the nurse and only cried briefly when he saw me.

Once he got a hold of his juice he was just fine.

I am very glad that I got Dylan his tubes, as he hasn't had any problems with his ears since.
The only issue we're having now is trying to keep the plug when when he's in the tub. He likes to drive mommy crazy by taking them out as soon as he hits the water.
Not sure what I'll do in the pool yet, but I'm sure we'll figure it out.

Friday, November 28, 2008


I can't believe it yet, but it happened.
My dad passed away yesterday morning 5:55am (german time).

I know I haven't seen much of him since my move to the US in 1990, but I've thought about him each and every day.

I thank god for the opportunity of seeing him one last time before he passed.
He is in a much better place now.

My mom seems to be doing okay with it all. She's been with him through good and bad times and will miss him dearly.

Wish I could talk her into coming over here for a while. maybe in time, who knows.
Thank you for reading this. There is so much more I'd like to say, but I don't think I can manage yet.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008


Okay, so I'm going to try an post something I've made every Wednesday.
It may be a card, a scrapbook page or something else.

Here is what I made today.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008


Today we went to a local Apple Orchard to find a nice pumpkin and of course do a photoshoot with Brent's Cousins.

As you can see we had a great time. Dylan was absolutely fascinated with the pumpkins.

The rest of the children did a wonderful job posing for my camera.
I still need to bring it to the shop, but just can't get myself to be camera less for an extended period of time.

Here are a few of my favorites from today.

And last, but not least a group shot.
Which by the way is pretty tough with 6 silly cousins.

Saturday, September 27, 2008


Today Brent made his very first apple pie with the help of his Aunt Phyllis.

She used to make the Pies for my in-laws Apple Stand and I must say they are the best around.

Here are some pictures of his first baking experience.

Of course Dylan had to "help" some too.

Oh and in case you're wondering why there is no picture of the finished pie?

It was yummy, not time to take pictures.

Thursday, September 25, 2008


Wednesday, September 10, 2008


So far Dylan seems to be enjoying himself at daycare.

I was really nervous as some of you know, especially once the owner told me that he would be sleeping on a cot.

Yeah right I thought. Well, guess what...he DOES sleep on his cot.
Some days longer then others, but he DOES.
Can you tell I'm excited.

Also, now that he only gets one nap at daycare 3 days a week he has made the transition at home to. He usually sleeps from 12:30-2:30 when he's with me.

I'm hoping that he will keep that schedule going as it seems to work out pretty well for us.