Tuesday, March 30, 2010

It's becoming a habit...

I think I can now drive to PCH in my sleep. Last Friday we had yet another EEG for Colin. This was a follow up one now that he has been on his meds for a month. We have another appointment with Dr. B this Thursday to find out the results.
And since he needed to be sleep deprived for this test...it was a very long Thursday and Friday...to bed at midnight and up at 4am.

Getting ready to take the sleep portion of the EEG which he was very excited about!

After the EEG was done...getting all cleaned up.

I didn't see many seizures this time around, but we did have a bit of a scare when during the light test Colin started hallucinating and saw a person standing behind him. It frightened him quite a bit and took awhile to get him settled back down. But needless to say we did, and he was able to finish his test. Another tech and dr. came in to read his scans, but nobody would tell me anything. I guess I will find out on Thursday with Dr. B.

I will let you know what the outcome it!
(and for those who don't know, Colin was diagnosed with Childhood Absence Epilepsy last month.)

Monday, March 29, 2010

Diary of a Baseball Mom...

Saturday March 27 our city hosted it's annual Cal Ripken Day at the ballpark. We are fortunate enough to live in a city that has a spring training ball park so the months of February and March are filled with Cactus League baseball. On top of having MLB right here in our backyard, our city has the 3rd largest little league program in the country with over 2500 kids playing ages 5-15.

Each spring we kick off our season with an afternoon at the ballpark. The players and coaches get to parade around the field before the first pitch and then we are invited to stay for the 'real' game.
This year Ryan got to go on the field with the boys as he is now one of their coaches.

Our team stopped right in front of the Kansas City Royals dugout so they were able to talk to some of the players and coaches...they thought that was SO.COOL.
The short stop even gave Brendan a baseball and the first base coach signed it along with the rest of the team's hats!

After the league is introduced they come up through the stands and we go grab a spot on the lawn, cuz lawn seats are the best! We lay out a blanket and have a picnic.

Both boys had their gloves hoping to catch a homeroom ball... no such luck this game!

After a few innings, we headed home...it is just WAY to hot to sit in the sun all afternoon. And even though we left before the end of the game...fun was had by all!

OH... we attended a game where the Kansas City Royals played the Oakland A's...and I am not even sure who was winning when we left!
Such as the life of a baseball mom...at the moment anyways!
To be continued...

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Project 365

Project 365 button designed by http://richgift.blogspot.com

A Picture a day for 365 days...a year's worth of fun!
I hope you have as much fun seeing a peek into my week as I am posting about it!

I took the boys to see The Diary of Wimpy Kid. It was very cute and the boys loved it! They have both read all of the books in the series including the newest movie edition.


Brendan bought this hat with his own money...his birthday money! I am not sure why his is so in love with the Dallas Cowboys...but that is HIS team!

Fresh warm cookies...right outta the oven...YUM!


Celebrating Ryan's birthday at one of our favorite pizza places!


The boys getting in a game before bed...payday is a favorite.


Friday Colin and I headed back to PCH for a follow up EEG. We have another appointment with Dr. B, his neurologist, on Thursday for the results.


Even though the boys have had a few baseball games already....Saturday was the official kick off to our city's baseball season. It's called Cal Ripken Day at the ballpark. They (all of the kids involved in little league) get to walk out on the warning track before a spring training game and since Ryan is one of the coaches, he got to go too!

This is what Sara says on her blog about Project 365...

"I am attempting to take one photograph each day of this next year. My hope is to be able to slow down and see the small things, become a better photographer and to be reminded of the many blessings God sends my way!"

Well said Sara...thanks for letting me tag along!
Join in with Sara...
It's not to late to join the fun!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Hershey's Better Basket: Blog Hop!

Help to raise $5000 for Children's Miracle Network

This Easter season, Hershey is celebrating it’s new Easter products sold exclusively at Walmart and their legacy of making a difference and Hershey’s will donate up to a total of $5,000 to the Children’s Miracle Network together with bloggers.

Here are the rules:


*Copy and paste these rules to your blog post.

*Create a blog post giving a virtual Easter Basket to another blogger – you can give as many Virtual Baskets as you want.

*Link back to person who gave you an Easter Basket.

*Let each person you are giving a Virtual Easter Basket know you have given them a Basket.

*Leave your link at
BetterBasket.info/BlogHop comment section. You can also find the official rules of this #betterbasket blog hop, and more information about Better Basket with Hershey’s there.

*Hershey’s is donating $10 per each blog participating to the Better Basket Blog Hop to Children’s Miracle Network (up to total of $5,000 by blog posts written by April 4th, 2010).

*Please note that only one blog post by each blog url will count towards the donation.

I am tagging everyone on this one because it is for such a great cause!

*If you would like to help a great cause...Please post this on your blog and
follow the rules.*

I saw this over at Mimi's and had to participate...won't you?

Friday, March 26, 2010

Birthday Boy Brendan Turns 10!

Not sure if you remember this post...but we finally had Brendan's birthday party and it was TONS of FUN!

Before the party he got this in the mail from his Gramma & Papa who live in MI...a table top hockey game...HE LOVES IT...as does Colin and Ryan!!

SO the make up party was on his actual birthday March 17...which was a Wednesday but since all of our friends are teachers and it was over spring break...all were able to make it! Brendan wanted a sports themed party...so the food was sports themed as well with hot dogs, nachos, chips, cracker jacks, fruit, and football & baseball cupcakes!

Some of Bren's friends eating

Blowing our his candles

It's all about being silly!

Present time...he got lots money this birthday...most of which was $10 which was fun since he turned 10! He also got lots and lots of baseball cards!

The one thing that he specifically asked for was a sports themed bounce house! I was so busy while everyone was over that I neglected getting ANY pics of the kids bouncing and having fun...so before it was taken away, I had Brendan get in and bounce so I could get some pics!

Between all of the mulah and bball cards...he made out like a bandit!

Happy 10th Birthday Brendan!!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Where's Mom?! 49/52 Photos of ME!

Forever In Blue Jeans
Are YOU a mom? Are YOU missing from the pictures? Most moms I know are, but here is a fun meme that brings us moms out from behind the camera and puts US in the spotlight! Carin over at Forever in Blue Jeans is the hostess of this year long picture project; and just think, after a year, you will have at least 52 pictures with you in them! It can be scary, but com'on, give it a try! It's easy, all you have to do is hand over the camera and smile (or not, it is completely up to you!!). And the best part is, you can jump in and start whenever; for me this will be my 49th week!

Here I am with my 10 YEAR OLD...MY 10 YEAR OLD...

Who gave him the OK to turn 10?? NOT ME!!

Now it's your turn to join the fun...hand the camera over, say cheese, and smile!!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Happy Birthday To You...

...Happy Birthday to YOU...
...Happy Birthday Dear Ryan...
...Happy Birthday to YOU!!!
Wishing my hubby the best birthday EVER!
Hope you have a great day!
Love you lots!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Random Tuesday Thoughts...

lots going on inside this brain of mine...

**spring break has ended {tear} BUT i only have 43 days of school until summer vaca!

**the weather has been beautiful...painted toes and sandals here I come!

**between cheer and baseball...I will not have a free night until after May 8th! Don't be jealous!
**i was able to spend the night with mimi and her family while i was back in michigan last week and i got to love on my godson...which made my heart so big!

**and thanks to mimi...my new obsession...HOBBY LOBBY!

**and since mimi and i shared one of these bad boys last week...i have been craving another! gimmie gimmie gimmie

**it was great to family that i don't see often enough...here are me & my sister with 2 of our cousins.
**i bought this cd for brendan for his birthday...but he really doesn't like it...so it has now become mine...and i am loving it! is that so wrong?!

i am sure that there is more...but i think that is enough for now!

happy tuesday!