Monday, January 31, 2011

Easily The Worst Day of My Life.

i got a call this morning while i was still asleep, from Hunter's pediatrician's office.. they wanted Hunter to be seen at 4:15pm.. i got a call not even 30 minutes later from the office again, asking can i come in earlier at 2:45pm.. well, thats when I started to get a little worried.. i knew it was for a follow up about the ER visit, and thought everything was okay ped just wanted to go over him make sure hes fine.. but then the 2nd call got me scared, because the first call, i asked.. is 4:15 the only time.. she said yes. so i knew it was serious.

we get there, go over his results.. and she tells me his hskjhkjshfdkjshdfkhs was really high (the words are so long and forgetable i duno what it is).. normal for his age is about 300 or less.. Hunters was 1500. 3 times more than it should be. basically what the test was on was showing something to do with lung,liver, calcium, and something else deficiency.. Hunters levels for the calcium and whatever else.. were normal. so that left the lung and liver. we drew more blood, and were asked to stay.. 5 o'clock comes, and we get the results.. this time she had other things tested as well, one being genetics, one of 2 very important tests. his number still came up the same.. around 1500.

basically right now, we are looking at Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency which is inherited from a biological gene.. like i said this isnt 100% confirmed, we didnt get the results back on the two most important tests, one being the genetics.. but his ped thinks this is what is the mystery to the high count. If it is NOT this, it IS something else. that something else i just dont remember what she said.. like i said, big words.. and at that time, the only words i heard was lung/liver disease, liver transplant, monthly shots, and "shorter life expectancy"..

im trying to stay positive at this point.. but to know its one thing or another.. neither being good.. one that is defined to give shorter life expectancy.. im just in pieces.. hopefully i will know within the next couple of days the final result.. all i can do right now, is hope and pray that my baby is okay.. i never in my life, thought that i would have to question one of my children's health.. let alone be told my child could possibly live a shorter life than what he deserves



Sunday, January 30, 2011

Scary Day

Today we woke up to a scary scene.. Hunter woke up before us, got out of his room (he has a gate on his doorway because we have stairs, but lately climbs out to hang with us).. he has a pill in his mouth, and two in his had.. Husband realizes it's his multi-vitamins.

We I begin to panic.. took him straight to the ER not bringing the bottle with, it was the last thing on my mind. Had x-rays, no particles in his stomach. They drew blood, this was the FIRST time Hunter EVER had a needle in him, we dont vaccinate. He was watching at first with no problem, until she poked him, then he started to freak but wasnt as bad as I had expected. The girl who did it.. for some STUPID reason, went in from the side.. then she of COURSE (because she went in from the side).. misses his vein that was clear as DAY bc the veins are so little.. so shes going in and about in the needle hole, trying to find the vein.. so Hunter is freaking out even more.. I'm getting insanely ticked off because this moron doesn't know how to properly do her freaking job, and left him with this swelled bruise, which isn't SO swelled now.. there is a little knot but not noticable in the photo.
but, his blood work came back clear, his iron was actually low. So he is okay! these were husbands multi-vitamins, and WHY they were in arm's reach I don't know.. we just have to learn from it, and be thankful Hunter is okay.



Saturday, January 29, 2011

Funny Manipulation!

After testing the new backdrops.. I snapped this pic of Van.. and thought it was just funny, I thought it would be funnier to stick a cheeseburger in front of him.



Friday, January 28, 2011

New Backdrop!

So after seeing someone use a "seamless paper" backdrop.. I had to try it out.. hey it's cheap anyways. I have to admit.. maybe I'm just spoiled with Vinyl Coated Canvas.. but, I am just not a HUGE fan of the seamless paper.. I have to deal with light differences on the paper that I can correct in photoshop.. but it is a hassle.. but I do like it, it's a really cheap alternative.. I just love the vinyl coated canvas more!

SO we did a test with my Hunter.. he was actually willing to sit still long enough to actually get quite a few shots!



Thursday, January 27, 2011

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

He is to Die For!

This little guy just melts my heart all over again every day! He has the squishiest chunky cheeks ever!! and he is doing so well with his head control!! don't let this photo fool you, he isnt THIS good with head control to have this way all the time lol.. this was just a quick snap of the pic.. but he really does do so well!



Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Snow Fun!

Husband took out Hunter in the backyard to go play in the snow after we got home! Hunter LOVES the snow and today it was finally "warm" enough to be out there for longer than 2 seconds lol



Monday, January 24, 2011

Little Big Planet 2.

The Husband and I just love Little Big Planet, so when we heard there was going to be a 2nd, we could not wait to get it!! the original release date was supposed to be in November, when it was switched to January 18th.. ugh! But.. we got it, so we have been playing it a lot the last couple of days, mostly today lol!



Sunday, January 23, 2011

So Long, So.. So.. Long.

So Husband and I were checking out our map to plan..

It's going to take us AT LEAST 9 days to get from MI to CA.. we can only drive 5-6 hours a day because of the kids, well.. mainly because of the baby.. Hunter is able to go 10+ hours but he doesnt eat as much as my little Heifer does LOL!

Then, we plan to stop in Texas and Arizona.. and Nevada as well.. to stay 1 full day. Minneapolis is during our route.. we went through there last year and stopped at Mall of America.. but we will skip staying an extra day as I really don't want to shop.. (oddly lol)..

In Texas we will be meeting up with our friend Caitlin who has a son from Hunter's Playroom who we met last year, and just so happens a friend in Van's Playroom lives in the same area.. so we will be meeting up with her as well, and hopefully another friend who lives a couple hours away.

In Arizona, is my family.. so I would like to stay 1 full day with them to visit..
& Nevada is another friend from Van's Playroom and hopefully meeting up with ANOTHER friend fromhis playroom who happens to be visiting Vegas the same time we should be there

here is our frightening looking road trip


Saturday, January 22, 2011

Happy Birthday!!

Today my little man is 3!!! we celebrated with an Elmo cake, hamburgers and fries. and presents.. He didn't have a party or anything, just family. On Wed he will have playgroup and we will have cupcakes for his birthday with the other kiddos!



Friday, January 21, 2011


Why must they grow up, WHY?!

My baby boy is 3!!!! time flies by WAY to quickly. He wanted to play with playdough tonight, so we did, and it was a little bucket set that had cut outs of numbers.. and he right away went with #3!



Thursday, January 20, 2011

Sleeping Beauties!?

Well, atleast Van is a Sleeping Beauty hahah!.. I love my boys!!



Wednesday, January 19, 2011


I LOVE Van's Eyes!!! They have been getting lighter and lighter, right now they are pretty blue.. but they could easily turn green or hazel.. for sure they will not be brown like my husbands, I'm pretty sure looking at his eyes, thats a given lol!

I am so excited to have a bright eye'd baby! Now I only wish he had black hair!! but brown and bright eyes is awesome too!!!!! and to make this all even better, his eyelashes have gotten so long!! He gets those from his daddy! this pic isnt best to show off how long they are but you can semi see it!

daze into his eyes with me!



Tuesday, January 18, 2011


okay, so that's not what they say when you bowl.. but I'm not sure what they say when you bowl, if anything at all lol, so just go with the flow!

We took Hunter bowling again tonight, for the second time ever! He just loves it! And it was really nice because it was all about him, and not baby.. so he can have him and mommy & daddy time! It was really nice!



Monday, January 17, 2011


Daddy sure does love his little man, Daddy was holding Van to get ready for a bath, and I HAD to snap this pic, Van was wide eyed, and as chubby as could ever be lol. Like J-Lo's insurance for his butt, Van will need the same for those cheeks!



Sunday, January 16, 2011

The Firsts!

Here is one of Van's first real smiles caught on camera!.. He is now finally starting to laugh and smile on demand!! but he sure does make you work for it!!!



Saturday, January 15, 2011

Toes in....Toes..?

I have always wanted to do this shot, but didn't have the rings until now! Idealy I would have rathered this shot when he was brand new, we are 2 months behind so it's okay, better now than never!
though, I did have to work for this shot lol! Luckily he was very much asleep though once I started to position his feet he was moving around.. out of about 20 shots before he had enough, I got only ONE use-able shot! thankfully!!



Friday, January 14, 2011

She's an Angel.

No, she isnt so much.. she can be, but not if you have food anywhere, and the minute you get up and walk away.. shes after it!

but her name is Angel, so it sounded fitting lol!

I just wanted to take a picture of her, she is 13 years old now, and I havent taken a picture of her in probably a year now. So I figured it's about time!



Thursday, January 13, 2011

Brotherly Love.

Hunter just LOVES his baby brother!! I couldn't have asked for a better big brother out of him!!



Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Dun.. Dun.. Duh-Dun

Okay, so.. we have been married, almost two years now. and just now getting our wedding rings.
why, you may ask, are we just now getting wedding rings after almost been married for 2 years.
Well, let me tell you why!

i now, understand why they say marriage first, then home, then kids. because once you have a child, even just ONE child, you can not afford anything else! I'm very grateful that my mother in law, gave us a gift card to a jeweler (that's a word right??) for christmas to get wedding rings!


okay so, they aren't the most match-iest. but husband wanted a band that was a little more masculine, and frankly, if they had a brides version to his, i would have totally snagged it!! im so jealous of his!! but, i looove mine!! I am not a jewelry person, at ALL... I wanted something very thin, that i would forget was even there after a few days, and i found it!.. I am in love with the rings!


Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Monday, January 10, 2011

Sunday, January 9, 2011

2 Months Today!

Van turned 2 months old today, and he can cry if he wants to!



Saturday, January 8, 2011

Friday, January 7, 2011

New Outfit!

we had a onesie exchange in Vander's PR and they all had to be handmade.. was so much fun!!
my friend Jen sent Van this onesie



Thursday, January 6, 2011

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

M.O.P, Odd Mix & Diaper Soaking.

M.O.P = Property of Mom.
Odd Mix = Spaghetti Tacos for Din Din.
Diaper Soaking = Hunter couldn't wait to take off his diaper while i took a drink, and bailed into the tub on his own!



Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Life is Good

In a Bumbo!..
After being a little fussy, then calming down to just staring around the room.. I stuck him in his bumbo seat (as, the dude is heavy to hold 24/7) so then he started to fall asleep. I caught this pic as he smiled while dosing off lol



Monday, January 3, 2011

Fishin' In Winter?

Indoors of course! Hunter really likes this fishing game, he even tried giving one of the little poles to Vander, who held on to it for a couple of seconds before letting go.
And of course, Hunter is a cheater in games, he gets it from his mama! LOL



Sunday, January 2, 2011


I woke up this morning to an Ow, followed by crying, then looking for help.
I jumped out of bed so quick, open our bedroom door that was not fully shut, see Hunter standing in our living room crying and holding his lip..
My first thought was, why are you out of your room (he has a gate on his doorway because we have stairs, but recently he just climbs up and over as he pleases, but he has always stayed in in the morning until someone got him)
second thought was, what was he doing/did to get hurt.
third was to check it out, I see a scratch and thought no biggie, checked under his lip to make sure his teeth were okay.. no bleeding anywhere..
got him breakfast.
About 5 minutes later I see he has a fat lip. But not your orindary fat lip.. it's right under his nose where the scratch it, it's all swelled and knott like.

poor little fella! it's larger than it looks, but he wouldn't stop puckering his lips lol.



Saturday, January 1, 2011

My Messy, Crazy Bunch.

Well, we are starting a new year! YAY! Just except that everyone at some point this year be one more year older, and if your a child it makes a HUGE difference!
Which is why I wanted to make this blog and do a Project 365. I want to be able to look back at these photos in the years to come because my little boys change so much so quickly! NOT FAIR!
I am pretty motivated to do this every day, with posting a new photo each and every day. Don't expect to see each and every one manipulated like the one I'm about to post, I did this one mainly for my header but also the last day of the year's photo will also be this way but with updated photos.

Anyways, introducing my Messy, and Crazy Bunch!

Hunter (2), Vander (2 Months), and Husband Duc