Friday, July 31, 2009


The other night we were at the Fosters and Katie fell and hit her eye. I thought she is going to have a black eye. It bruised a little but today she really did it. She was in the office and fell and hit her face on the leg of the chair. If she doesn't get a black eye it will be a miracle.

Little Princess

Look at this little princess and her 2 ponies.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Tyler's birthday

We had a great time on Tyler's Birthday. We went to the Denver Museum of Nature & Science or as Tyler calls it, the Dinosaur Museum. He loves to visit this place. He loves the the astronomy area where he can be an astronaut and of course the dinosaurs. We sometimes visit the rest of the area but for the most part, this is where we spend most of our time.

Tyler the astronaut.

At the dinosaur bones.

After the museum we went home and got ready for Tyler's party.

Look at those two cute kids. So I might be a little biased but I am allowed since I am their mom.

We decided to have a hamburger fry and cake. We invited the Fosters and my brother's family from Elizabeth. My nephew Morgan had just returned from his mission the day before. It turned out to be a great night.

P in the back yard

Singing happy birthday to Tyler

blowing out the candles

The happy birthday boy with his present.
We got him a razor and a spider-man helmet with elbow and knee guards.

Tyler wants to know when he can turn 4 again and have another party.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Happy Birthday Tyler

Tyler is 4 years old today. It has been a long road but so much fun.
Tyler is the happiest boy I know. I have never seen a kid smile as much as he does and I love it. A smile is so contagious and his is definitely contagious.
Tyler HAPPY BIRTHDAY little man!
We love you and hope you have a great day!

July 24, 2005
1 lb 8.9 oz
13" long
Our Miracle Baby

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Wednesday, July 22, 2009



Friday, July 17, 2009


my kids are unique! i think that is the best words to describe them. i don't know if anyone's kids do this and i thought it was just a tyler thing but it isn't, katie does it too.
when my kids have their binkis in their mouths, they put something between the binki and their upper lip. check out these pictures.
katie usually takes her socks off or uses a blanket, tylers was always string.
i thought it might be because when they were in the nicu, being on the ventilator all the tape on their upper lip....i don't know. they are just strange but i love them.
does anyone else's kids do this????

katie loves to hang out with tyler. she wants to be everywhere he is and do everything he does. tyler doesn't appreciate it at all. he always says mom she is touching my stuff. get it from her. oh the sibling love. will they ever get along?


So I was reading a comment left by SOMEONE...I seriously don't know who and decided to visit their blog.....well, their blog had a virus. Luckily for me my virus protection caught it before any damage could be done. It is really scary what is out there and people don't care if they screw up your computer.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009


I just got an email from Canon saying my lens is fixable but I will have to pay for it since it was my fault and not a workmanship default. It won't cost as much to fix it as to buy a new lens so I am really excited about that. I can't wait to get it back. Hopefully by the end of next week at the very latest. :)

Sunday, July 12, 2009


Brad and I had the opportunity to go see the Braves play the Rockies at Coors Field. We had great seats, great games and great entertainment.
On Friday, the Braves won 4-1 and on Saturday 4-3.
I wasn't able to get any great photos but we had a great time. It is always nice to be able to go on a date with your husband and know your kids are okay.
On Friday night, there was a Severe Thunderstorm Warning. The game was delayed for about 30 minutes due to a storm that was suppose to come but really the wind blew and that was all.
After the storm was over, the game continued and when batter Martin Prado of the Braves got up to hit, he hit a line drive, straight to the pitcher, Alan Embree. He got hit in the tibia and it broke it. I felt really bad for the guy. He tried to walk but was down for the count. I think he will probably be out the rest of the season.
Overall it was great games, but more importantly the BRAVES won the games we went to. Overall they split the series 2-2.

Trish & Brad at Braves v Rockies, Coors Field

Thunderstorm delay

Clouds causing the delay

Pitcher, Alan Embree after he got hit

Chipper Jones, I'm a big fan!

Chipper Jones

Chipper Jones

I know I really like Chipper Jones. He is an amazing player!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009


I am so very very sad! My new lens that I just bought, I broke it today. We went to the zoo and I wanted to change lens so I took this one off, put it on the stroller, changed my lens and Katie kicked where I had put my lens and this is the result. It you ever wanted to see what the inside looks like here is your opportunity. After that we came home because I was too sad to continue on. Luckily it is under warranty. I am not sure if this is covered but I am keeping my fingers crossed because I don't want to buy a new one. I should know in the next few days if they can fix it or if they will replace it or if I have to buy a new one.

Friday, July 3, 2009


I am trying to learn how to take pictures so we have set up a new blog. Our address is, JUST HAVING FUN! It is a work in progress and I am still learning the ins and outs of photography, lighting, how to focus my camera, lightroom, photoshop and all the other many aspects of photography.
I hope you will visit and give me your feedback so I can get better.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Update on kids

We visited our new pulomonologist, Dr Vivek Balasubmariam (try saying that name 3 times fast) on Monday. He was very thorough. We spent about 3 hours there. He did chest x-rays to get a baseline on the kids since they are well. He said Tyler sounded good but since he has strider when he sleep and isn't gaining weight he wanted to do a sleep study just to see how he is at night which we said that was fine. With Katie, he said she sounded great and every now and then might need oxygen if she gets a cold because of her prematurity. So we were on our way.....

When we got home we had a message from Dr B to give him a call. The jist of the call was, in Tyler's x-ray in the upper right lung, he has bronchiectasis. Basically it is a condition in which damage to the airways causes them to widen and become flabby and scarred. It is usually caused by infection or some other condition which prevents the airway from clearing mucus. Each infection can cause more damage.

He isn't sure if this is from when he was intubated as a baby or if it is something new. So long story short, Tyler is going to be having a battery of tests to determine what is going on with him. The poor little boy. I feel so bad for him but you know through it all, he is still the happiest little boy I have ever seen.


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