Sunday, August 21, 2011

4 Kids = 1 Busy Summer!!!!

Little Longhorns

Father's Day!

Charlie first Sunday at church

I became a regular coffee drinker-i got a coffee pot for my birthday!

Mackenzie loves pretending to be a princess!!!

Gabby and Alex took swim lessons!!!

Charlie got to meet his Great Granddaddy and Grandmother.

Chad and his boys!!!

Amy got to meet Charlie. Little did we know, we would be bringing him into the emergency room shortly after this picture was taken. More on that later...

Mackenzie has begun to love drawing.

He's really growing up. Charlie is 2 months in this picture.

We made lots of recipes together!!!!!! Delicious fun!!!!

We got a chance to swim some at Grandmommy's house with cousins.

I just love these two!!! They are so cute together!!!

Charlie is starting to like toys!!!!!!

Mackenzie and Alex like to play playdoh on the back porch.

We attempted to potty train for a few days, Mackenzie did okay, but family came in town and it all went out the window.

My sister and her four kids came in town for a week!

Mackenzie likes to get out of her bed after we say goodnight, this time she made a little resting place on the staircase.

I love this picture. Mackenzie on her potty, Charlie on his bumbo.

The potty went with her everywhere.Cousins came over to play, they had popcorn and played Uno attack.

Alex and his cousin William.

Aunt Erica meets Charlie!!! The kids love their new baby bro!

Grandmommy came to babysit while we took Gabby to her meet the teacher. First day of school starts tomorrow. It marks the end of one long, challenging yet memorable summer.

Charlie is now 3 months old!!! This summer has been such a challenge to say the least. Juggling taking care of four kids is like juggling too many balls, there is just no way I can keep them in the air at the same time! I am learning though not to waste a moment of time, because I must be constantly ahead of the game, or it's too late and chaos sets in. The beginning of the summer was actually quite managable, until Fourth of July weekend, and my life got turned upside down. Notice we didn't have any cute 4th of July pics, well, that's because Charlie spent his first fourth of July in the hospital with a fever. When newborns have a fever, people take it very seriously, he was given every test you can imagine to find out what was causing the fever. We were up at Cook County Children's Hospital for 5 days, because Charlie had a urinary tract infection and was diagnosed with Grade V VUR. VUR is a reflux of urine from the bladder to the kidneys. Charlie has the worst case of this and may need surgery. He is on a constant daily dose of antibiotics. We will know more tomorrow, he has an apt at Texas Children's Hospital. But to sum it up, I've been on edge this summer. I am afraid to leave town, or do basically anything. I just want my little boy better. Although, we did manage to have some fun this summer, this summer has been the hardest summer of my life, but I love my kids and am so thankful to have them. Here's to a new beginning with school starting and all the fun of the fall!!!!!