Monday, November 23, 2009


First off, I want to thank you for reading my thyroid blog. It wasn't notifying me that people were commenting, so I had no idea! All fixed. Thank you.

This weekend we did pictures for a kids program at our church Saturday morning/afternoon. In the evening, we went to a 1st birthday party for Addison, probably the cutest 1 year old girl! We didn't take our camera there so no evidence of the cutest birthday girl ever (she was wearing a tutu, I need a girl!). In the meantime, may have to just dress up my boys?!
Sunday after church, we went to my niece, Izzy's, second birthday party. It was Dora themed as Izzy has been a Dora fanatic for over a year. Kai was running around like crazy while the girls sat nicely and played:)
I've been trying to figure out what to do for Koen's birthday (just 6 weeks away and he'll be one?!!!) and I've decided on a fondant train cake. I'm going to do a plain circular fondant cake with a small fondant train on top. Good times:)

Koen is walking like crazy, he was almost running last night. He is adorable. I've also found him dancing several times when music was on. Whenever I stop hearing the pitter patter of his feet, I know to look to the stairs. There he is, looking at me with a huge mischievous grin:) So cute. He's still teething like CRAZY which has made him grumpier than normal, however, he is still a very, very good kid.

Kai has said some funny things over the past few days;
1. Kai: `Mommy, can we go to the pet store and get our dog Bailey on Thursday?' We're getting a dog??? Named Bailey??
2. Kai (usually at dinner we talk about the best and worst part of the day....yesterday at BREAKFAST Kai says): `So mommy, what was the worst part of your day?'. Dude, I just woke up!
3. Kai had the first half of his first ever ring pop and had the rest in the fridge for the next day. When it was time to go to bed, he said goodnight to everyone and then said, `Wait! I have to say goodnight to my lollipop!' He went to the fridge and gave it a sweet goodnight. First thing in the morning, he had to give it a `Good morning!' too.

Someone asked me if I was happy to stay at home with the kids. I have to say that I'm glad that I am able to take care of my kids and that I can spend so much time with them. However, I'm sad that the choice to do so was taken from me from this ridiculous disease. I would rather work part time. I find that I enjoy and appreciate my kids more when I have a break from them:) You can't have sushi every day and still be super excited about it, ya know?

I have been having major chest pains for 6 days now...for hours and hours at a time. There's nothing like praying `Dear God, please let me wake up in the morning'. I told Gary that I can't feel like this much longer, I just can't. Hopefully the doctor can do something about it this Thursday.

Last thing....last night the washing machine started leaking and smelling like smoke. After taking out all of the clothes and draining the machine, Gary went to fix it. I was freaking out that we were going to cause a major leak or cause some irreversible damage and Gary was saying that I had to have confidence in him. It's hard for me because I know he's had no experience with a washing machine before. In the water pump, we found one of Koen's socks. I may have overfilled our machine. Crap. My bad. Now we know that Gary can fix washing machines and I am confident in his ability to do so:)


  1. Glad you got some good pics - no surprise. Ani looked at pics and said " Koen looks soooo beautiful with his tiara" funny. Hopefully doc will go well on thursday.

  2. oh my Koen looks cute in that tiara! It must be so hard to still be battling illness. I will go check out your other blog so I can understand more about what you are going through.

  3. i like boys in tiara's :)
    sorry to hear about this chest pain you've been experiencing - hope the doctor has something effective for you on thursday!

  4. Thinking of you - sorry your !health continues to be a nuisance

  5. I love Koen'e tiara. I am glad that I am not the only one who dresses up baby boys! So sorry that you are still plagued with so many thyroid issues. Still praying for you and your whole family.