Showing posts from February, 2012

Life in a nutshell

On the 12th of February Tyler and I went on a cruise without kids. We did bring Max our baby though. He was such a sweet and fun baby and all of the people that work on the Cruise ship loved him. Especially the Maitre d', She was from Romania and every night would carry Max to our table. She said that she had to leave her daughter to work on the cruise ship when she was Max's age. While we were on the cruise Max turned 1!! I can't believe that a year has passed. He is such a sweet little guy.

While we were on the cruise Max had an allergic reaction to amoxicillin and was covered from head to toe in hives.

This picture was taken at the airport and every person that saw Max kept saying "what happened?" or "what is wrong with him?" Poor Max, I kept saying "Normally he is an adorable cute baby."

This was taken at the doctors office just before we left.
It really was divine inspiration that I brought Benadryl with me on the cruise ship. I kno…

My Little Ethan?......

Taking the kids on a cruise was one of the best vacations that we have had. It was very relaxing and the cruise ship has plenty of activities for the kids. While we were on the cruise Marge brought to my attention that there is something going on with Ethan. I am a big fan of taking the stairs on the cruise the elevators are slow and the stairs are good exercise. I have always noticed that Ethan walks and runs a little funny, but I just figured it would work itself out as he got older. He was the slowest at walking and has to plant both feet on every stair when walking up and down the stairs. I also know that he gets tired easily and if you ask him how he likes kindergarten he will say "I hate it because I can't get a drink when I am thirsty." I had his thyroid screened and they also checked for diabetes in December and both came back normal. When we got home from the cruise I took him into the doctor to ask about his walking and what might be going on. They did…


In November we flew to Minnesota to spend Thanksgiving with Grandma Dalton and Marge. This was our kids first time on an airplane. I was quite stressed packing and getting us there but we made it without losing any kids along the way. I let the older kids use my camera while we were flying and I think they took about 50 pictures of the clouds and airplane wings :) Shawn and Lindsey were on the same flight out as us and it was fun for the kids to have cousins to play with. Brigham now says that Carson is his best friend.

Ethan was really cute. He wore the Indian hat that he made at school all through the airport. The people at the airport helped us a lot and were very family friendly.

Here is a picture of the back of Grandma Dalton & Marge's house.

The house is really neat and it had plenty of room for the kids to play. We took the kids to the park to play one day.

While we were there I was visiting with Marge and I asked her if she had ever had someone puke in her car, and…