Monday, November 30, 2015


The Wiz is such a musician. He loves my yard sale Yamaha keyboard:

We did a little puppet show before school on Tuesday:

These cat socks make an awesome person even awesomer:

The babies on our friends boat:

Grocery shopping:

Thanksgiving feast at VPK:

Gizmo looking dapper on Thanksgiving and not letting any dogs push him around:

Boss pulled out the old Nintendo for some competition:

Sister is feeling better and this is her scar so far:

Thursday, November 19, 2015


So about two months ago I felt a lump on Sister's neck. I was hugging her and for some reason brushed my hand on her neck after. It was a definite lump and quite concerning. I took her to the doctor the next day and she said it was a swollen lymph node and to take an antibiotic. 

A week later it was still there so we went to the ER because I went into a state of panic and my imagination got the best of me. I Googled myself crazy and started diagnosing her with three different types of lymphoma. I needed assurance that I was wrong. The ER doctor didn't so much as touch it or test it and said it was a lymph node and sent us home. Holy Angry Mama!!!!!

The next day I took her back to the pediatriation and saw another doctor who said it was not a lymph node but an infected salivary gland. The plan was for her to take another antibiotic and suck on sour candies. 

After another week and no progress I took matters into my own hands and called an ENT. They said it was a salivary gland, but to get to get an ultrasound just to be sure. 

After and ultrasound and CT scan she was diagnosed with a branchial cleft cyst. A birth defect that doesn't show itself until teen years or adulthood. It had to be removed. So a week later we went to an outpatient surgery center:

She woke up from surgery crying about Cameron Dallas!!! The Dr. Said the cyst was huge. 6cm... About the size of a baseball.

She was so nauseated on the way home.

That was two days ago and she's feeling pretty good, but it's still hurts. I will post pics next week after the bandages are removed.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Lentils and Barley and Oatmeal

Son has been working hard at his school activities. 

Bug sorting:

Marble transfer:

Our Mom group did a scavenger hunt:

Same shirt different day...we did a sensory bin (aka I had cleaning to do and needed to keep my guy busy):

He doubled up from barley and cars to Dino's and rocks and lentils:

Then we took it outside and added a few cans of expired oatmeal:

After all that we played with our silk scarves in a few different ways, but here we climbed under and over them:

Sunday, November 1, 2015

I am Ironman

Our mom group had a trunk or treat event and surprisingly all the kids posed for a photo. The Wiz was not in a costume mood:

And for costumes this year we had Rainbow Dash:

Iron Man:

And Scooby Doo:

We also went to the library for a festival:

And Princess had a parade at school:

And on Halloween we went to an event at church:

Son wanted to wear his costume from last year which clearly did not fit.... But he felt awesome:

My babies wanna be like Daddy:

Princess created this costume on her own, which included a size 18 months onesie: