Friday, July 15, 2016

May Snow Storms, The End of School, and Cousins!

Some snow flakes started falling on the evening of May 9.  I thought it was kinda funny, the kids ran out and caught some in their mouth, and I giggled at how we were getting a little snow shower in May.  

But that little snow shower turned into this: 
It snowed and snowed and snowed.  Some places around here got 12 in. in those 2 days.  Of course it melted pretty quickly, but STILL! IT WAS MAY! Just the weekend before I'd put the snow shovel away and all the kids snow boots down in the basement.  Silly me. 

The LAST snowman of the 2015-16 winter! 

Me and Quinn finished up his school about the middle of May and we had a little day together celebrating a great year of Kindergarten.  We went to Billings to the little zoo there.  It was such a treat to be with him all day long. We did as we pleased with only one kid's opinion and had a great time.  

Of course we ended the day with DQ treats for the ride home! 

The sign of a successful day. 

As we pulled into the house this little fawn was in our driveway. 

2 days later, I was back in Billings this time with Kanyon and this time with not such fun circumstances.  He had a rough night of his "episodes" and we headed to Billings Sunday to see if we needed to have them monitored in a hospital.  Our Dr. had decided about a year and a half ago that he doesn't think these "episodes" are seizures which is wonderful, but he'd still like to catch him having one on an EEG just to make sure.  We didn't catch one on an EEG, but we got a couple of days together.  Kory was with us the first day, then he headed home and we stayed one more day to get a chance to meet with the Dr. in his office.  As for now, he still thinks these are signs of dysautonomia/autonomic dysfunction/sympathetic storming.  All pretty much the same things and all things that we don't think we will treat.  They feel confident these aren't causing any damage to him, he just has to endure the discomfort while the episodes are going on.  Thankfully they are becoming less frequent.  Never a dull moment (or a simple answer) for this guy.  

We've spent a lot of time together in hotels and restaurants and shopping in "big cities" thanks to all of his medical appointments.  Though its not ideal circumstances, I sure do enjoy this kid.  

Meanwhile back in Lewistown, these 2 got handed off to Gram, Chief, Uncle Tye, and Rae Rae.  They loved getting to visit baby Jona and we were sure thankful they were with family and having fun.  Anytime Kanyon has trouble, it sure is hard on Quinn.  He worries and feels so bad for him.  He's got such a tender heart and loves his brother so much.  

We made a visit to Scheels before Kory left....very cool fish tanks. 

Kory left, and Kanyon and I spent a little time out on the town.  Dinner for 2...

and a trip through Target.  He was feeling SO BIG.  He wanted to walk through the store instead of riding in a cart (he's never asked for that before). So he enjoyed his big kid status and I got a kick out of it all.  

No one to fight with in the hotel elevator about who's gonna push the buttons! 

He scored a(nother) Peter Pan book at the thrift store. 

Quinn got a Lego set on his trip to Billings. He had this one picked out but we couldn't find it in the store. So we had to order it and wait a couple of days for it to get home. He was SO excited. 

We had another round of branding and this is the only picture I took.  The Eppersons and Cousins Sayler and Hayven.....A sweet bunch of kiddos! 

I almost DIED when Sydni picked Kanyon up to carry him to her car.  HAHA! They're almost the same size!!!!  Now THAT'S a good aunt! 

All the Phillips cousins together! We're glad when ranch work brings the whole gang together! 

This is sort of random, but someone asked me if I did anything with the porch pictures when people come visit.  I print them then throw them up on this "line" in the living room. Its a fun sort of photographic guest book! We love it! Also, let this serve as an open invitation to come visit and get yourself a porch picture!!!! 

1 comment:

martha crockett said...

Well, guess the Crocketts waited too long to get a porch picture. Maybe the next porch will be just as picturesque!
Love you guys, and hope Kan is doing better.