April 15, 2012


The fam!
 Egg Hunt at church

Egg hunt at church

The cousin's from my side of the family.

We had a great Easter! The boys had fun at the Egg Hunt at church last Saturday. They sure had full baskets! On Sunday we went to church and then to lunch at Cara's. It was great to be with family and celebrate! We had a delicious meal & played outside a lot. It was a great day!

April 8, 2012

Spring Break Cont'd

So the rest of our week was great! So sad that it is coming to an end BUT that means it is closer to summer! 32 more school days. It is hard to believe we will be out of school before Memorial Day.
* We made a marble rack track using a pool noodle cut vertically in half down the middle. The boys had a blast. It entertained them for quite a while one morning. (found on Pinterest)
* Andy and I had an afternoon date at the mall. Iced coffee, pretzel, new earrings and two hours of just us.
* I saw Hunger Games with Andy, my dad, and my sister. I really enjoyed the movie. Of course the book was better because you know so much more of the story. I'd think you wouldn't quite understand all of the movie without having read the book. I love the trilogy and have read the books twice. It was harder to watch the story than read about it - but it was a great movie!
* We went camping! Due to rain predicted for Wednesday night we just went Thursday-Friday. It was so much fun. I'll admit I was grumpy before we left. It was still raining while we were packing. But as soon as we were ready to hit the road it was bright and sunny. We had great weather! Campfire, smores, star gazing, hiking, and just getting away from technology made for a fantastic time! The boys had an absolute blast. There will be a separate post with pictures soon.
* Easter Egg Hunt at church on Saturday, Easter Sunday, and lunch with my side of the family at my sister's house made for a fun, busy weekend. I got to hold Anna-Grace who is now 4 months old. I think she might be the size of our boys when they were about 2 weeks old. She is absolutely precious! I love babies. :)

I updated my 20 in 2012 post. See HERE!

April 3, 2012

I love Spring Break!

Wow we are off to a WONDERFUL spring break! It is SO nice to have time off. Being how it is only Tuesday I feel like we've already done a lot so far!
* naps :)- yes plural!
* frozen yogurt
* playing outside - riding bikes, scooters etc
* watching basketball- GO Cats! It's a gr8 day to be a Wildcat!!
* grilling out
* hanging out with my mom & grandparents for lunch
* cleaning
* shopping (easter basket goodies)
* Girls Night IN with friends
* healthy check-ups for the boys at the dentist

Looking forward to lots more fun this week with the family!

Psychiatrist Update

We had our appointment on Saturday with the psychiatrist. It went really well. I am very pleased with who we were recommended to see. She was very thorough and it went so well. I really didn't think we'd be able to have the conversations we needed to have with our guy in there with us but she made it work. She asked him lots of questions and got to know him. She got to know what causes him to worry from his own lips. He was open and honest. Then she talked to us as he was playing (and listening) in the room. But it was all okay. We were there for right at 2 hours. We have a diagnosis: Generalized Anxiety Disorder. He started medicine this Sunday morning. We are starting with such a low dose this week that she thought we probably wouldn't notice a difference until maybe next week. So far I haven't noticed anything. Next we will slightly increase the dose and try that for 2 weeks. Then we go see Dr. S. again to make sure things are going okay with no problems. Our sweet boy asked me when he "got" to start his medicine. He is tired of feeling this way. I told him we'd start it Sunday morning. So Sunday morning he asked Andy for his pill.

Our decision to try medication has come as the last thing we can do to try and make life more enjoyable for him. Dr. S. has a plan for tapering off med- a whole plan she told us about that makes great sense. Kids are still developing so we can re-train his mind and help him learn how to deal with his feelings/anxiety in a healthy, manageable way. So that as we taper off he will be able to handle how things make him feel. Andy and I have basically tried to avoid things we know that cause him anxiety whenever we can. With the medication (when we find the right dose) we will need to start trying the things we've avoided.

Dr. S. also wanted him to start taking Omega 3 & vitamin D vitamin supplements in addition to his multivitamin. She told us all the benefits and we were sold. Now Andy, Luke, Wilson, and I are all taking those vitamin supplements! I wish I could get Ty to eat a vitamin...