Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Abby turns 8!

Abby turned eight! She is pretty excited about growing up. I am sure she is the only one though. Lenn tried convincing her to skip her birthday and stay 7 but she wasn't going for that. She is quite the girl, she sure adds to our family. She has a huge heart and already tries to serve others. Today was her first day at Achievement Day. She has been counting down to this day. I asked her what they did and she told me they washed windows, folded laundry and read books to little kids. She was so excited to do these acts of service. This is Abby's Owen doll. When he was a baby she named him Owen so she could hold him and take care of him while her baby brother was in the hospital.
She wanted to get her ears pierced for her birthday so the day before we got them pierced. She was so excited. I took my camera in but she was not about to have it documented. She did let me take a picture after the fact.

This is her unicorn cake. She wanted white for eight and being baptized. Then she drew me a picture of what she wanted her cake to look like and picked pink and yellow to go with it.
Things Abby loves: sugar, horses, animals, family, dolls, being outside, cooking, clogging and anything social.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

March 2011

Bentley wrestled in March. He did great and we are happy he found success. At the end of the practices the High School wrestling coach was playing a game with them where one wrestler tries to get the other one on his back. The coach could not get Bentley on his back. I think that made Bentley's mind up about wrestling or basketball!
It was also the Pinewood derby, again he did great. He couldn't have done it without a pretty great Dad who LOVES to make these cars.
Owen and his treats from story hour. He absolutely loves this little bear. He wanted to look at it all that day.

We still had so much snow until the last week, Bentley decided to go make a 'snow Bentley'. It was so cute. He, Abby and a cousin went out to make this and when we looked out the window it was only to the waist and it was as tall as Bentley already. As I went to get the camera it fell over while Bentley was trying to add an arm. Lenn yelled out and told him to stay there and he would come help him fix it. This is how it turned out.

Landry's birthday was also in March, it wasn't as emotional as I thought it would be but we tried to stay busy. It was sad and different celebrating a child's birthday when that child is no longer with you, but we want to celebrate to keep his sweet spirit alive and with us.

Monday, April 4, 2011


This is one of Owen's therapists, Dallas. Owen has loved this guy from the first day they met. Owen would close his eyes as though he was done with everyone. Dallas would say 'Owen' and Owen's eyes would pop open. He is the only one Owen would do that for for a long time. Since we have been home and he has a regular scdehule he doesn't try to block people out so much . Whenever we know Dallas is coming to visit I dress Owen in a Wyoming shirt, because Dallas is a huge BYU fan. He tells us it is child abuse to dress a child like that!! Owen is doing better than expected. The new formula has been a great change and we are grateful to have found it. He still seems to be slowing down but since the new formula we have not had to increase his medicines at all. He can't digest as much food as fast as he used to so we have cut the amount and the rate (time) for him. He is still happy but seems sleepy more often. He still loves being held and all the other things he has always loved.