Sunday, May 20, 2012

Last day of school

We had a lot of milestones this past week, our first season of t-ball ended, we had our last TOT performance, we had our last day of Pre-K, we registered for Kindergarten and we graduated from Pre-K. It is enough to make a parents head spin when they realize that they don't really have a "baby" anymore. I love first day/last day pictures because you can really see how many changes a child has made and how much they have grown. Over the school year Kambryn gained 5 pounds and grew an impressive 4 inches and that was just from September to May!

Turning 5.....

Turning 5 was a big milestone in Kambryn's eyes. She woke up on the morning of her birthday and sadly came around the corner with her head held down. I excitedly said "Happy Birthday" and gave her a big hug, when she didnt really perk up I asked her what was wrong and she stated in a very serious tone "I looked in the mirror this morning and I dont look any different,am I already 5 or does that happen later today". I had to fight back a chuckle and a grin when I told her that "yes" she was already 5 but just in case I took a long look into her eyes and I told her those where definetly the eyes of a 5 year old! She was so excited once she thought that she looked different and finally looked 5! We had Kambryn's birthday party at Walls of Clay in McKinney and everyone had a blast! Oh sweet Kambryn, you are such a funny, smart and entertaining girl, I hope that never changes.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Spring Break Re-cap...

We had a great spring break this past are some of the things were did this past week.

1. Mommy deep cleaned the kitchen, for us this means cleaning behind appliances, on top of the refrigerator, ect
2. Organized and dropped of all of our items to be consigned with Divine Consign
3. Played at the park (many times)
4. Rode bikes and scooters almost daily
5. Went to T-ball practice.
6. Watched movies and ate popcorn in mommy & daddy's bed (this is a special treat)
7. Had playdates with friends and sleep overs with cousins
8. Slept late almost every day and stayed in our pj's sometimes all day.
9. Played board games, card games, dominos, ect.
10. Helped Ganny & BawPaw put together their new swingset...the kids struggled to wait until it was finished to try it out.

As you can see from the brief list above not many of the tasks that we completed were very driven by mommy or daddy, the kids were definetly in charge this past week.

For the Morris Crew this was a relaxing, stress free and wonderful spring break. We love getting to stay home and have nothing on the calendar that we are committed to or scheduled to do. Today was back to reality for everyone, mommy went back to work, the kids back to school/babysitter but then life threw us a curve ball. Took Kambryn to the doctor because she had been saying her tummy hurt for the past 5 days, and yes we are the lucky winners of another "extremely positive" case of strep (per the doctors words). Not only was Kambryn positive but Kolten was also, ugh. Hopefully our week will look up in the next few days, on the bright side mommy gets to stay home tomorrow with two Morris monkey's for another day of fun.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

updates with the Morris Crew....

Well we totally fell of the blogging radar for a few months didn't we! I will try to catch everyone up on the past few months in pictures. Of course the kids had a great Christmas and have enjoyed playing with lots of new toys, the best thing we got this year was each kid got a Leap Pad. They are wonderful to use when we are in the car or waiting in restarants or at doctors appointments, best thing is that I have gotten my phone back since they have something of their own to play on.

Kambryn had two seperate TOT performances, one at the Dr. Pepper center in Frisco during the halftime show of the Texas Legends game and one at McKinney Boyd High School. She did great at both performances and has really got some basketball skills.

Late in December, right before Christmas Kambryn got a nasty double ear infection, she hasn't had one since her second set of tubes where placed in February 2010 so as I suspected her tubes had fallen out. We went in to see our loving and wonderful ENT Dr. Mehendale, he was really hoping that this was just a one time fluke and she would be fine without another set. So 10 days of antibiotics and a two week check up resulted in no infection but still lots of fluid. Less that two weeks later she was back at the office with another double ear infection and her 7th case of strep throat in the last year. As you can imagine Dr. Mehendale recommended we remove her tonsils and since he was already going in for that procedure he would also put in another set of tubes at the same time. We were warned that the recovery is hard but the key was to keep her hydrated. So off to Centennial Surgery Center we went on February 7th for her procedures. I have to say I was a little taken back when she came home from the surgery center and had pizza for lunch, a bowl of soup, yogurt and ice cream. I hesitated to let myself think that her recovery might be easy....think again. She actually did great the first 5 days, then day 6 hit! She would wake up screaming and would be is hysterics for what seemed like forever before we could get her calmed down to drink something and take another round of meds. We kept her medicated every three hours around the clock but it really didn't matter from day 6-10 because she was in so much pain. Once we had those nasty scabs come off she turned a corner and has been back to her old self, actually better...she is sleeping better, eating better than ever before and trying new things all the time.
Before surgery, happy on silly juice

After surgery, not a happy girl at all

Finally resting at home
The rest of February has been pretty uneventful, Valentines Day came and went as it usually does around our house. Both of the kids had a dentist appointment this past Friday for their regular check up and cleaning. Kambryn does ok at the dentist, it is not something she particularly enjoys but she is a big brave girl and sits in the chair on her own without mommy holding her hand anymore. Kolten is a different story, but isnt he always! He hates going to the dentist, he hates having his teeth brushed at home and I haven't even tried to floss his teeth at this stage of the game.
My big girl getting her teeth cleaned

Showing off those pretty teeth after her cleaning

Kolten was proud of his pearly whites also

I think that catches you up on most of what has happend in January and February, nothing to exciting or crazy but that's ok with us. Coming up you can expect posts from Spring Break and also birthday planning starts for the Morris kids, the big 5 is right around the corner for Kambryn and Kolten will be 3 just a few months later, man how time flies by!