Saturday, December 24, 2011

Bah, Humbug!

December has been a crazy month for us!  I worked really hard to go into the kid's Christmas break from school with plenty of time to do fun activities, go fun places, and spend lots of quality time together around the house baking, crafting, watching movies...

But as usual, things didn't go as I planned. 

We have been in the emergency room with Kendall, to the pediatrician with Kendall, to the pediatrician with Kamden, and an emergency visit to a specialist for him. 

But we aren't complaining!  We are in the comfort of our home, and have avoided being admitted to the hospital so far!  Hopefully it will continue through at least the next few days.  Then, maybe, just maybe, we will catch a break! 

It hasn't all been bad, just filled with worry.  We had a great early Christmas with Kendall's Nonnie, Poppie, and Aunt Val, and will be spending Christmas Eve with my family and my sister's family tonight.  Christmas morning will be at our house, and despite illness, both my kids continue to have smiles on their faces!  I just may need a vacation when it's all over :) 

Our break has looked more like this: (instead of the Pinterest Christmas I envisioned! But, that's our life, and we'll count our blessings :)
(I had to snap this picture of all Kendall's meds and equipment...with my meds in the background :) 
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Sunday, December 11, 2011

A Christmas Party

Our nursing agency had their annual Christmas party last week.  Santa made an appearance and Kendall was intrigued.  It was a great night for our family. Kendall ate lots of pie, and Kamden enjoyed dancing with his sister and making new friends!  Santa got Kendall a sweet gift and our nursing agency, Vivicare Health Partners, donated to the Ronald McDonald fund in Kendall's name.  They also set up a scholarship fund for a special needs camp in our area.  We are so blessed to receive services through them.  They truly go above and beyond everyday for Kendall...and all their kids. And we are so grateful for our amazing nurses.  (and with our current state of affairs in Texas...we don't take those services for they can go away at any time!)

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We're gearing up for the holiday break.  We have lots of parties scheduled for the kids next week, and are looking forward to a nice, relaxing, break with our friends and family. 

I'm finished with school until January!  woooohoooo!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Kamden's Christmas Song

Kamden performed his Christmas song on Saturday night.  His ability to compose music from scratch completely blows me away.  He is always walking around this house with that guitar thrown over his shoulder.  Music is his release.  If he gets mad you can find him angrily strumming away in his room.  When he's happy, he's jumping around the living room playing like a little rock star. 

And the bond he and his sister share through music is pretty amazing.  At the end of Kamden's song Saturday, she started crying because it was over :)

It was a great night.  My kids make me proud everyday!

I thought I'd share a few pictures of my babies....and of course a video of  Kamden's original Christmas song :)

I'll attach the words too.  In my opinion, the kid's got talent :)  Kendall agrees.



It was a very very still night.
The day their son was born.
Just one big star shining so bright, early that first Christmas morn.
But how were they to know, it'd be such a special day?
Mary's tears started to flow, while Joseph began to pray.

And the angels sang: Hallelujah.
And the sinners sang: Praise be to God.
And the wise men sang: Jesus Christ is born.

It's Christmas morn. It's Christmas morn.  It's Christmas morn.

It's a really simple message you see.
Based on that birth long ago.
His life will set us free.
As sinner's we need to know.
Our Lord sent his son to die.
So we can forever live.
He's such a gracious God.
Us sinners he will forgive.

And the angels sing: Hallelujah
And the sinners sing:  Praise be to God
And the wise men sing: Jesus Christ is born.

It's Christmas morn.  It's Christmas morn.  It's Christmas morn.