Sunday, January 4, 2009
Posted by Kandy at 11:41 AM
Posted by Kandy at 11:10 AM
Will eating again! This time it is one of Santa's cookies on Christmas Eve!
Watch out ....here comes Spiderman on his Scooter! The only thing Ethan asked Santa for was a blue scooter! Santa came through...and brought a Spiderman Scooter! Santa is the BEST!
Posted by Kandy at 10:21 AM
Thursday, January 1, 2009
Since Ethan has enter our lives, Christmas has always been a big surprise and never boring. For the past 3 years Ethan has been sick on Christmas. When he was one, he had strep throat and broke out into hives on Christmas Eve from the penicillin. The week before Christmas when he was two, he had the stomach virus that never went away.....it was passed to David, then me, then my mom (who came to help us), and then Ethan again. When we thought the coast was clear, we headed to Louisiana for Christmas and passed it to my brother Brad, then my grandmother, then my grandfather, then my dad, then my uncle, then my sister (on Christmas morning), and then my niece. We really didn't think we were going to be ever invited back to Christmas at The Holsomback's. So this year I had big plans for Christmas. Ethan was now 3, and he understood the Santa Claus thing and was so into Christmas. This would be our first Christmas to stay home for Christmas morning. After Santa came, we were going to head to Louisiana to have Christmas with the family. I was so excited .....we were going to see Santa in the mall, have breakfast with Santa, had tickets to Disney Live at the Toyota Center, an adult Christmas party for David and I, we were going to go ice skating (per Ethan's request), go to Christmas Eve service at church in their cute matching Christmas outfits, and start our own family traditions for Christmas Eve! BUT..........
ETHAN GOT SICK!!!! Of course it was Christmas and it would not be the Bozeman Christmas if Ethan was not sick!
On Monday, December 14, Ethan had strep throat. He had to stay home from school for 2 days. I thought well at least it's now and not later. Then Friday, he began to cough. And Saturday ..still more coughing. We managed to make it to Breakfast with Santa, but he was miserable! When he napped that day, I started to watch him breath. It was not normal breathing. Needless to say we began talking to the doctor and ended up in the emergency room Sunday. After chest xrays and breathing treatments, we were sent home with medicine. I thought we were much better, but after a follow up appointment on Tuesday I was mistaken. Our oxygen levels were dangerously low, and we were sent to the hospital. It was a very long day, but were able to keep our oxygen levels up on our own by late that night, and we were sent home before CHRISTMAS EVE. He is doing much better! We have what we all think is the start of childhood asthma, but seems that every doctor thinks differently. So we are under close watch for the next couple months!
Needless to say it was a Christmas adventure and plans changed...... no Santa in the mall, no Disney Live, no Christmas party for me, no Ice Skating, and no Christmas Eve service.
But we did have a very memorable Christmas and even started a few unexpected family Christmas traditions! Those seem to be the best anyway- unexpected ones that is!
We had a great Christmas and are so thankful that Ethan is well and doing much better! Praise be to God!
Christmas pictures to come in Part Two of Christmas 2008.................
Posted by Kandy at 6:10 PM