4.25.2014

My Son, the Baller

If it is possible for 16-month-olds to pick their passion, Connor has made his very clear. This boy loves basketball. And what is equally as amazing as how much he loves it is how awesome he is at it. Can you believe the skill that is coming from this tiny body:

4.20.2014

Spring is here!

This Easter weekend was a really fun one, the weather was beautiful and the kids were so happy to enjoy it. Riley really understood the concept of Easter egg hunting this year, so the lucky girl was able to do three of them.
Finding eggs at Grandma's workplace

And of course, I love a good reason to dress these guys up.
Connor, 15 mos

Riley, 2.5 yrs old
After the intense polar vortex of a winter, we are all beyond grateful for the beautiful days of Spring. And now with both kids running around, I am over-the-moon about how much time we are going to get to spend outdoors this year. 

4.08.2014

Poor Conn-Ear

Connor man has had these wicked ear infections that seem to want to just hang out and overstay their welcome. After finishing three different rounds of antibiotics, our pediatrician decided it was time to open up the discussion about inserting tubes, and he set us up with an ENT. 
Waiting for his ear exam
(although it looks like a belly exam)
Dr. Myers came in and examined Connor's ears, and to our dismay, the infection is still present. He sent Connor to get his hearing tested, which is one of the sweetest things Connor and I ever experienced together. Connor sat on my lap and we were in what appeared to be a sound booth. To our front, right and left were black speakers with toys in them. The technician would play several different sound clips at different volumes, and if Connor heard them and responded, she would trigger for the toys to dance or clap and Connor just laughed the entire time. Luckily, aside from being fun, his hearing is not negatively affected. We asked Dr. Myer if we could delay the surgery for now, in attempt to get past the cold season, with hopes that he may never need the surgery. Dr. Myer was very warm in receiving our plan, prescribed Connor another round of antibiotics and scheduled to see us again to check Connor's ears and to further discuss if necessary.

I am aware that tube insertion for toddlers isn't uncommon. But to be honest, this decision is consuming me. I feel extremely anxious and worried that whatever decision we make for our little guy might not be the right one. I ask that you pray for our Connor's ears to be healed and for our clarity to know with confidence how we are supposed to proceed.