Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Happy Birthday Granny

My step-mom, Patti, is pretty much as good as it gets in the step-mom department.  She has always been so wonderful to my little brother and I when we were growing up.  She always made sure to let us know that she wasn't trying to replace our mother and that we could think of her as a friend.  She quickly won my heart and I'm so very happy that my daddy found her.  Needless to say, I find her very special and hold her very close to my heart.

Granny with Ridley!!
 Granny with Maddox & Lukas

Since my children were born, I have seen that she isn't only a wonderful mom, she is an excellent "Granny".  Ridley and the twins love her and she has been down in the floor playing with them since they were born.  She always said she wasn't a baby person, but that was a lie.  When the twins were born, she visited and handled them like a pro.  Cody and I were shocked when she jumped right in and held both the twins; she was completely in her element.  She has continued to prove that she is very good with children as they have grown up.  (She also helped calm the rage of a very pregnant woman on Thanksgiving day, when her hubby and father went to the Cowboy's game at the new stadium and brought us back Pak-a-Sak food...when I hadn't eaten most of the day).

Anyways, Patti just celebrated a very big birthday and Ridley and the twins were willing to help us out with a few pictures!  Here are a few of the tries :o)

Take 1 of 50 :o)

Silly Signs!!

Hand over the Candy you promised...


Happy Birthday Patti!  We love you very much!

Monday, June 11, 2012


From the beginning Maddox has been our silent ear infection child.  Anytime she has had an ear infection, she rarely shows any type of symptoms.  She has no fever, no fussiness, no pulling at the ears...we generally wind up taking her to the doctor for either "momma intuition" or for something else only to find out she has an ear infection too.

At the beginning of May, Maddox had a bad dbl ear infection so they put her on antibiotics for 10 days.  Five days after we stopped the antibiotics we were back at the doctor's office with another set of ear infections.  At that point our pediatrician was worried.  They said that it was worrisome that she was having back to back ear infects that hard and fast in the summer months.  So again, we got referred to an ENT (the same ENT we used with Lukas).

He took 1 look at her ears and said she would be a great candidate for tubes.  So we finished up antibiotics and scheduled her surgery for the next week.  We took her in on Wednesday, May 30th and she had her tubes placed.  She was such a big girl.  Before the procedure all she kept saying was "Mommy, Daddy want to eat and go home".  She was hungry and couldn't have anything after midnight the night before until after her surgery.  

After the tubes were in, we got to take care of her in recovery and though she wasn't as angry as Lukas was during his recovery, she was extremely upset and whiny.  Turns out she had a double ear infection at the time her tubes were put in so I think her ears were bothering her much more than Lukas's did.  She had drainage running out of her ears for the rest of the day, which the doctor said would happen since her ears were so infected and that it was clearing out the infection.

In recovery, whichever parent had Maddox, she wanted the other one, so we would switch, and switch, and get the point. She had to drink something or eat a popsicle before she left and she was refusing juice so we tried a popsicle.  I can't help but chuckle because she laid in my arms in a rocking chair saying "Mommy rock" and ate her popsicle without opening her eyes...she refused to look up or open her eyes.

We have to take her back to the doctor in 2 weeks to make sure her ears have healed up and that she no longer has an infection!  We are so happy we got tubes placed, because that infection made 3 in the last month.  We are hoping she has as much luck with hers as Lukas has with his!


Friday, June 8, 2012

3 Months

Well, I'm behind :o)

Ridley is already 3 months old....time goes by in a blink of an eye.  She is such a happy baby.  She still loves to eat, sleep & snuggle.  She is such a lover.  Right now, she gets pretty feisty when you aren't giving her attention.  She loves to coo and smile at Maddox & Lukas.  Recently, she has really decided those two are pretty entertaining to watch.  She still loves her infant swing and bouncer, but she has also graduated to the Bumbo seat...I was pretty shocked at how much she enjoys it.  She still has one clogged tear duct that is giving us fits and her pediatrician said we would be referred to a Pediatric Opthamologist if it didn't clear up in the next few months.

She is super strong.  She is rolling from front to back and seriously thinking about back to front.  She is also trying to put her knees up underneath her.  Of course, she is just growing up and changing everyday!  She is already wearing 6 month clothing!?!?!  Sure does make this momma wanna hold on even tighter, because I know soon she will be crawling!

Here are some pictures of the sweet love:


You may think Ridley is being sweet here, but actually she just blew out a diaper on a road trip with her momma and I was having to strip little miss nakey in the front seat and change her so that we could finish up the last 30 minutes of our drive.....