Sunday, November 25, 2007

Thanksgiving and after

Well, our Thanksgiving was SO nice! I swear, it was such a Norman Rockwell type holiday. The night before, the kids and I made chocolate pies and pumpkin pies then the kids cut up the bread for stuffing, while listening to Christmas music. Then on Thanksgiving morning, Tony and Johnny and Doug went and played their annual Turkey Bowl Football game. Tina came over to keep me company. I spent all morning cooking and watching the Macy's parade. Morgan was so excited to see the Rockettes...every year since she was a baby, she loved to watch them! LOL! Anyhow, I put on an 18 lb. turkey, tons of stuffing, 3 big heads of cauliflower, 4 huge bunches of broccoli, 5 packs of brussel sprouts, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, and corn. YUMMY! We broke out our good china for that feast!
Before dinner, I went to visit my Nicky at the cemetery. I put up a little tiny tree right by him. Oh the grass finally grew so its not all muddy there any more. My FIL is making a wooden cross to put up for the winter. This way, we can find where he is at when there is 2 feet of snow on the ground. Just so sad that he wasn't spending Thanksgiving with us. Hopefully he was spending it with Jesus at his dinner table. I miss him so much.
On a lighter note, Kenny just got over one real bad chest cold and has just started another one! Last week we put him back on his oxygen because of his apnea monitor alarm going off on low heart rate. Seems like when he falls into a deep sleep, he forgets to breathe...kinda scary! SOooo...the oxygen is staying put...mostly at night. He is now in 3 month clothes! Woop Woop! My almost 7 month 3 month clothing.LOL! We bought him a walker to sit in so he isn't laying down all the time. He really likes it.
I took the family Christmas picture know how hard it is getting 6 kids to smile and look at me all at once? It was NOT easy! I wanted to take it over again, but the kids didn't want any part of that. I don't like how the tree looked in the final picture..looked kinda small..but it really isn't! OK, well today is my hubby's 42nd birthday. I cant believe that he is 42! I met him when he was 24! We've been together for a Loooooooooooong time! I love it! Well, that's all for now.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Time for another update

A lot has happened since I posted last. Halloween, birthdays, and RSV season! Yes...those 3 little letters that could be very dangerous for my little guy. He got his first Synagis shot last week and will be getting a shot a month until April. In the mean time, no going ANYWHERE with Kenny. Pretty much on house arrest. I am scared to death that he will be getting sick. He is doing SO VERY good now! He is starting to baby babble and smile a whole lot! We are still working on his physical therapy for his tight muscles in his neck, shoulders, arms, hands and tummy. The therapy seems to be helping...he isn't so tight in his hands, but he does still clench his fists every now and then. He is eating every 3-4 hours and sleeping more at night! Gone is his oxygen...but we are still keeping it around him, just in case he gets sick. His beautiful smile just brightens my day! We are being told to expect him to be hospitalized IF he does get a bad the older kids have to change their clothes when they come home from school, wash their hand and make sure they are not runny nosed before they can even think about holding him! LOL!
On another note....the house and car are falling apart! Try fitting 8 people in a caravan made for 7....does not happen! It's almost as good as fitting 8 people in a 3 bedroom, 1100 sq. ft. home....Baaa Haaa Haaa! Not comfy at ALL! We need another vehicle and house...badly. Maybe Santa will give us a winning lottery ticket for Christmas...(LOL)!
Anyhow, we now have a cute little fox living in our backyard...I finally got a good picture of that little guy! He usually comes out in the later morning and runs back and forth from one yard to another!
Lets see...oh, my 20th Reunion is coming up, but I really don't think I'm going...there are only a few people I really would want to see anyhow...and we can ALWAYS set up our own little reunion. It kinda would be fun, but I have not been in the mood to sit and talk about my life to a bunch of people that didn't care about me way back when, anyhow. What...I'd talk about how I have lived in the same small house for 12 years, had 7 kids, but 1 died, oh and 2 miscarriages...we are in debt up to our the point of getting sued, our 1 and only vehicle is on its last legs, my youngest child MIGHT have cerebral Palsey on top of hearing loss and god know what else because I couldn't carry them to term...UGH... Now I'm starting to ramble. I'll tell you what, I would not wish my life on anyone. It is SO NOT EASY...but I am trying to deal with it. All I can hope for is that my kids grow up to he happy, successful individuals who have a great sense of morals.
Now off the pity party...My little Kayleigh who just turned 2, is now potty training! Poop and Pee on the potty! Woo Hoo! If I can just get Syd to go, we'd be all set! LOL!I'll be updating more, I've got to make the time...I will make the time! Love you all and miss you too!