Thursday, March 19, 2009

We dug a hole FINALLY

We dug a hole for our house today. WOW! We are really doing it. I can't believe it.

Andrew's vacation

My poor little Andrew got really sick while we were on vacation and ended up spending most of it in the hospital. He had really bad croup and no matter what we tried he couldn't breath. So he ended up in the ICU at the children's hospital for a few days so they could give him breathing treatments every hour and steroids every six hours. The day before we left they scoped his throat and to check and see if he had some sort of blockage or something. They found what they thought was that his vocal chords have some extra flesh and when they get inflamed then it blocks his airway off 90%. So the doctor there recommended he have some surgery to fix that. But we couldn't do it there because they have to wait for the swelling to go down. So since we have been home we have seen a doctor in Salt Lake and he wants to rescope him to look again while he is healthy and see if it looks as bad. They are also going to test him for reflux because that can also cause swelling and inflammation and could be compounding the problem. So we will see what they find out at the end on the month. We are keeping our fingers crossed that he won't need to have surgery after all.
Maybe we will have to take him to Lagoon this summer to make up for this crappy vacation.


Andrew was a little nervous about the characters but he really wanted to see Tigger. So we waited in the line and then when we got up to see him he got scared so mom and Isabel had to help him out.
My little pumpkin!
You can kind of see his black eye in this picture. The first night we got there he was jumping on the couch in our condo and when he jumped off he hit just below his eye on the corner of the coffee table. It was a rough trip for him.

Isabel always likes to get her face painted when we go on vacation.

Gotta love Goofy!

Andrew was not at all afraid to get a picture with Lightening McQueen. He was so excited to get to touch him. Isabel was off riding a riding the Soarin' ride with her grandparents.

The Beach

I love this picture of daddy and son.

We really do love going to the beach. It was one of the highlights of our trip. It wasn't very warm but the kids managed to get wet anyway. It is lots of fun to watch Isabel get in the waves, chase birds and look for shells. She is amazingly at home on the beach. I think the only place she might like better is in the barn with her horse. If only she could ride her horse on the beach I think she would be in heaven. Andrew thought the waves were tons of fun until one took his feet out from under him and he was in the water up to his neck. After that he was really cold and not quite so fun.

Our CRAZY Life

I am probably the worst blogger ever. I need to set aside some time just for keeping up with it. We have had tons of stuff going on. We went to California on vaction the first part of Febuary and had nice day at the beach and a great day at Disneyland. Then Andrew got really sick. We had to take him into the emergency room because he had come down with a really bad case of the croup and couldn't breath. We ended up taking him in again the next night and from there they ended up admitting him into the ICU at the childrens hospital there. He just couldn't breath and they were doing everything they could do for him. It was really scary! He was able to get released the night before we flew out. So it wasn't the best vacation ever. My parents and I did take Isabel one day to Legoland so she wouldn't be totally bummed out, but we missed daddy and Andrew the whole time we were there. He is now seeing a specialist in Salt Lake at Primary Childrens and is going to down at the end of the month to have his throat scoped again. When they did it in California they said they he may have to have surgery on his vocal chords because they appear to be to large and blocking his airway. So at the end of the month we will find out.
The other big event that has happened was the end of February we found out that Jon's parent company decided to close all of their consumer lending division in the US. So Jon's office is officially closing the 6th of April. So I think we are going to try our hand at farming and see if we can grow some huge potatoes for our friends in New Mexico. We found out about Jon's job the day before we were set to break ground on our new house. It was really disappointing. We postponed it temporarily until we were sure what we were doing. But we have decided to go ahead with it anyway. We broke ground today. It is very exciting and very scary at the same time. We decided that if we are going to farm we needed to live out there and there isn't any other houses available out that way. So I guess we will build one and hope for the best.
So that is kind of what is going on here. I will try to keep you all posted on the latest happenings way up here in Idaho.