Sunday, September 27, 2015

Goodbye September

I can't believe it is already the end of September.  Even though it means it is going to start getting colder, I'm ready to say goodbye to September.  It has been a stressful month on every front.  Here's hoping October is easy and calm!

We have been busy every weekend with football.  Drew's team is doing very well.  They are 3-0 and so far no team has been competitive with them (I hope I didn't just jinx them).  Most be that awesome coaching they are are getting!

Here are some videos from Drew's game two weeks ago.  The first one is of him at running back.  They have 22 players on their team so they mainly play offense or defense.  Drew is an outside line backer on defense so he doesn't play much offense, but when he is in I try to get a little video.

Here is one of him on defense.  This is not his best play, but he does end up getting the tackle.  He is #22.  The quality isn't very good when you upload to blogger so it is hard to know which one he is.  He starts on the outside, runs to the inside, slips, runs back out toward the sideline and gets the tackle.

I think when September is over, Kayley will have been to the pediatrician, ENT, eye doctor, surgery center for a blood draw and the dentist.  Busy month for this girl!  Kayley has been having a lot of bloody noses.  And often when she is doing nothing - like sleeping or reading a book.  Her ENT doctor (he removed her tonsils and adenoids when she was 3) looked at her nose and said she has 2 blood vessels in each nostril that are very close to the surface.  Kayley is having a procedure on Monday, October 5 to hopefully help.  He will cauterize her blood vessels  My understanding is that this is a very simple procedure.  However, because of her age, they have to put her under general anesthesia for it.  Ugh.

While she is under, the ENT is going to look at adenoids and if they have started to grow back (yuck, right?), he will remove them again.  Kayley has had roughly 6 bouts of strep throat this year, which is incredibly odd given the fact that she has no tonsils and adenoids.  Poor girl!  I'm hoping they don't have to do anything with the adenoids, but I certainly don't want her to keep getting strep throat either.  

Ice cream after a traumatic blood draw
(just a few nurses required to hold her down)

Kayley also had to go to the eye doctor because she failed the eye screening at the pediatrician earlier this summer.  However, she did fine at the eye doctor and doesn't need glasses yet.  He wants her back in two years to check them again though.

Sunday, September 13, 2015


We took our annual trip to Lake Okoboji last weekend.  As always, it was a great weekend!  We drove over on Friday and arrived around 4:30pm.  It took a little longer than it should because we had to stop in Cedar Falls to have lunch at Pepper's and pick up some UNI gear at Scheels.  :-)

Matt and Dad arrived a couple of hours after us.  Butch, Mitch and Sox arrived Saturday morning.  The kids (especially Ryan) have been in HEAVEN since they have been reunited with Sox.  I think Andy is pretty happy too!

The weekend was spent between swimming and Arnold's Park.  Matt and Dad went fishing and we also went up to the Emporium a few times.  Very relaxing and much needed weekend for all of us.

We still don't have grass or our yard even graded yet so we spend a lot of time riding bikes and scooters during the week when Drew and Andy are at football.  Ryan got this Y bike (balance bike) for his birthday and hasn't done much on it until his week.  He literally went from barely moving on it to do this in one day.  I guess he just got the hang of it.  Kayley wanted to show off her skills too.  ;-)

This weekend was all about football.  The JFL players were announced at the high school game on Friday night.

Andy,  Drew and the other players
 getting ready to be announced

Drew's first football game was Saturday afternoon.  His team played great and they had no problem beating the other team.  Drew played outside linebacker most of the game and did really well.  He is our most timid child so I haven't been too sure how he would do with the physical contact of tackle football, but he has no problem doing the tackling.  They move the kids around a lot so here is a clip of him at running back.  He is #22.  I didn't get the video started until after he had the ball so it is a short video.