Sunday, February 17, 2013

Randomness with an ER Visit

Looking back on the last two weeks... the title fits this next post.  There is no theme or smooth way to tell the story from the last time I blogged, so here it is.  There are probably more pictures than there is words, but that's all people care about anyway! Right? 
We have officially moved in to the NEW HOUSE!  I thought this move would be a bit easier than the last time since we only lived at the rental for 4 months and didn't really 'unpack' much... but I think no move is ever easy.  Gramma and Grampa came to see the new place and help.  Gramma helped provide a place for Aiden to keep out of the way, and Grampa helped Daddy carry the heavy stuff ;)
 We ordered food our first night at the new house for all the 'helpers'.  Elle backed right up to Mikayla and found a friend! 

 The most exciting part of moving day... the BIG TRUCK that Daddy brought home form work.  The boys LOVE BIG TRUCKS!

 Leaving for work on the first Monday at our new house.  Adam is trying to bring the 'wildlife' into the back yard for the boys to see... we'll see how he feels about it when the deer are eating our bushes, flowers, and young trees!  :)
On Valentine's Day I got to to spend the day with these two little handsome Valentine's.  We had a snow day!  Nana and Mikayla came over later to spoil the boys.

 New animals, dinosaurs, and more blocks!

We capped off Valentine's Day at the emergency room with Aiden.  We have our routine of bath, get jammies on, pick up toys, have a yogurt, brush teeth, and head to bed.  We are still not for sure what happened because I was in the bathroom brushing Ashton's teeth, Adam was in the kitchen getting them milk, and Nana was putting some toys away when she say Aiden fall.  He didn't fall hard at all and at first Nana thought it was one of his 'fake falls' that I mentioned in a earlier post so she didn't think anything of it.  He got up and took two step and started crying.  This was a hard cry that was making him double over so I went to see what was going on.  He said his hand hurt and he wouldn't quit crying.  He turned pale and started sweating so I knew there was something wrong.  We waited about an hour and a half before heading into the emergency room.  My biggest worry... how do you know if they can wait until the morning for urgent care or take them to the emergency room?!?!  He wouldn't forget about it, he wouldn't stop holding his hand, and he wouldn't use his arm for anything, and he was crying/whimpering the entire time.  We even offered him some M&M's to see if he would reach for them with his hand... nope.  That is when we knew something was wrong.  We talked about letting the doctor check out his arm because he wouldn't let me touch it and he was one of the bravest little boys I had seen.  He was terrified of the doctor touching it and taking it out of his jammies he SCREAMED, but after 5 minutes the doctor said, "I got it."  I asked, "What did you get?" He then proceeded to tell me that his elbow was dislocated and he popped it back into place.  I am glad he told me that after it was done, or I would have had to leave the room as I get queasy with pain and trauma situations!  We had to wait around to see if he would use it but we couldn't really tell if he would because the exhausted little boys fell asleep withing minutes of his elbow being 'fixed'.  So we left the ER having to wait and see if he would use it the next day before they wanted to do any x-rays.  He woke up in the morning like nothing happened.  We have to be extra careful when picking him up and pulling on his arms as he is now more prone to it happening again but he is one tough little dude!  I hate to say it, but I am sure this is not the last of the emergency room visits for either of the boys...  they are fearless.
 Saturday was haircuts for the moppy heads.  They sit so well... with suckers ;)
(OOps, no picture of Ashton)
 Today we had some helpers come and help us move the last couple loads from our old place.  Missy and Dave came over without the girls and then Grandma Maureen and the girls joined us later in the afternoon to play and have supper.  Notice Elle sitting on the block bin... we need to get some more little chairs!
 Playing in the dusty basement...

 I feel like I never got the chance to sit and hold one baby without feeling guilty about not holding the other, so I enjoy these baby snuggles whenever I can!
Lastly, I will  leave you with a sneak peak of the two year old pictures we took this morning!!! Thank you Painted Iris Photography (Becky Richartz) for coming and spending some time with these two crazy little boys this morning!  Look at those eyes!
Aiden James
 Ashton Alan Walmart. 
*We are working on saying their full names and Ashton can't say 'Wamboldt' and it sounds like he says Walmart ;)
 One of my FAVORITES!
 Two monkeys jumping on the bed.  Would you have ever guessed Aiden hurt his arm?!?!  Still fearless.
Pictures to come soon of the house... although it will be a work in progress for quite awhile trying to get it all furnished and decorated... slowly...but...surely.
Thanks for checking in!
The A Team

Sunday, February 3, 2013

When we grow up?

 This week we had an unexpected family fun day.  On Tuesday we had school called off due to an "ice day" and this also happened to be on Adam's Daddy-Day-Care Day.  Izzie had a hair cut appointment in Eau Claire, so once we knew that the ice was melted and the roads were pretty much just wet, we loaded up to spend the afternoon in Eau Claire.  The Children's Museum is the prefect place to entertain the boys for a couple hours!  The boys play, play, and play!
I love this picture... Aiden PEEKING.

Hiding and Crawling...
 In the next couple pictures, the boys had the chance to try out many future occupations...
Dentist or Orthodontics.

Working at a grocery store.
Possibly working for Daddy at Sear's (unloading trucks).

Cooking at a Cafe.
Construction or Carpentry.
Daddy trying to be an electrician.
Even though we have one at home, Ashton still played with the train table for a long time!
After an hour upstairs, the boys kept saying "water, water, water..."  So down we went to the water.

How could you pass up the room with animals out on the table?

Aiden was so proud to have the animals lined up and "watching me."
While the boys were busy playing, Daddy started his own project.
Sticking with future jobs... Calling Dr. Aiden Wamboldt!  He does an excellent job doing nightly exams and he "listens to your ears."
Tuesday we got a special delivery from Amazon... Grampa sent the boys a new movie... Happy Feet!  We have watched it at least three times since. 
We watched the movie, while Daddy snuck out to go to a Minnesota Wild hockey game with Uncle Nate and some friends.  They had a great time!
Bright and early Saturday morning, we (Nana, Nate, Katie and I) traveled to La Crosse to watch Mikayla dance at the State Competition.  They didn't place in the top 5 but it was a great time, and fun to see all the teams compete.  Mikayla said it best today, "We may not have placed in the top 5 for an award but we are in the top 12 of the state still for Division 2 Pom."

Division 1 and 2 award time... so neat seeing all the girls on the floor!


While we went to La Crosse, my Aunt Debbie and Megan watched the boys.  I am sure the boys would have loved to watch Kae-da dance, but a full day is WAY TOO MUCH!  Ashton and Aiden also LOVE their days with Megan and Debbie.  So when we got home we had some other special visitors... Marcy, Brandon, and Josh!  Brandon and Josh (juniors in high school) are one of the other sets of twins in the family.  I am hoping someday to get a picture of all the twins in our family together (Chase and Alex live in Florida).  Ashton and Aiden are the third set in my generation and thay are ALL boys and ALL with due dates at the end of March/April.
The twins playing with the twins (it's weird to type that because I have never referred to my cousins or my boys as "the twins").

On Sunday Mikayla and Nana came over to hang so Adam and I could sneak out and go furniture shopping.  *I know... horrible weekend of me being a mommy ;)  I snuck out more than I was home.  I will say it IS NOT easy shopping for house stuff with the boys, especially furniture!
The boys got these shirts from Grandpa Rodney and Cindy for Christmas.  They loved that they have 'hammers' and tools on them!

We shared with you before that they boys got some new chairs from Gramma and Grampa... Someone else finds them pretty comfy too!
 HOUSE UPDATE:  JUST ABOUT D.O.N.E!  Finishing touches are happening this week.  Granite, carpet and trim was done last week, and appliances are in!  I cannot wait for the day that it is cleaned... cleaned... cleaned... and cleaned.  It is driving me BONKERS with all the dust on the beautiful floors, cabinets, windows and granite.
The kitchen.
Master Vanity.
My Barn Door.  Love it.
Yes, it's HUGE, but is proportionate when you are in the room and can feel the entire space.
We are set to start moving in next weekend!  Let the decorating begin...
~The A Team