Sunday, October 26, 2008

Guy Stuff

This morning, Deron was playing his electric guitar, and Liam was instantly interested! He crawled over to the bed and pulled himself up, starting playing with the guitar and bopping his head to the music. So, Deron pulled him up on his lap and let Liam play along with him. It was so cute. Little man bonding!

Thursday, October 23, 2008


We were all home sick again today. Well, let me rephrase that, Deron & I were sick, Liam was not. He wasn't great yesterday, but today he was perfectly fine! Deron felt like I did yesterday, and I am starting to feel better, other than loosing my voice. Liam and I took a trip to Costco, and then later, we had dinner on the patio because it was so nice outside. Feels like it should be a little cooler since we're in October.... but we enjoyed the weather all the same. I took a bunch of pictures because Liam's eyes were looking so blue outside.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Sick Baby!

Liam has gotten his first cold. I was excited because he had escaped so many before, but unfortunately this one has caught up to him. He has had a runny nose for a couple of days, but this morning when he woke up he sounded miserable. He was trying to play and laugh, then he starts coughing and he sounds like he has a frog in his throat. Poor little guy. I don't even know if I can give him anything other than Tylenol???

Monday, October 20, 2008


So, back in December, we had to go through the whole changing from Pacificare to Kaiser thing. Well, when we did that we gave up only having to pay a $250 deductible to paying up to $3000 per person per year for medical procedures. We had no choice. Pacificare dropped Lowe's, so we had to change, and Kaiser was the best of the two options. Well, anyways.... On Friday, we got a bill in the mail from Kaiser for $5,910.00, and it was due 10/20/08, all of it! First of all, what kind of a time frame is that to pay a bill, let alone at $6000 bill? And second, how do they expect someone to fork over $6000 like they just have it sitting around in their bank account? So today I called Kaiser to see if we could get on some kind of payment plan, and this is how my conversation went with the girl from Kaiser:

Me: Hi, I was calling to see if there is a way that we can be on a payment plan for this bill?

Kaiser: Well, can you pay $1000 today?

Me: No, sorry. I just don't have that kind of money.

Kaiser: Well, when can you pay?

Me: On Thursday when I get paid.

Kaiser: Can you make a $1000 payment then?

Me: No, my paychecks are not even $1000. We cannot afford to make that kind of payment. Can't we make monthly payments?

Kaiser: Yes, but when you set up monthly payments, you have 10 months to pay them off, so you will be paying 10% each month. This means your payments are going to be $600 a month.

Me: Are you serious? That is really high? There is nothing else you can do?

Kaiser: Unfortunately, no. That is the best we can do.

Me: Ok... Thanks.

So that is as far as we got. We are a little stressed right now and are thinking about what we can do. Many people have told me that as long as you pay something each month, the medical companies cannot do anything to you.... I want to believe that, I do. But I am just not well informed in this area, so I get confused about it easily. Please keep us in your prayers with this situation. I know God does not give us something that we cannot handle, and we just have to lay it down in His hands, and He will provide. But, it's hard to do. All I see is the amount, and I get stressed out! If any of you have dealt with Kaiser like this, please let me know. Any information is great information!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

9 Months Old!

Liam is 9 months old today. Where has all of the time gone? He is growning up so much more every day. It is hard to believe that it has been 9 months since he was born. Sometimes it feels like it was just yesterday.

He is trying very hard to stand on his own. He pulls up on just about anything he can. He is even trying to stand in his bath tub seat, which is a big no no! He is a big momma's boy. But, he loves to see his daddy all the time, and gives him crazy kisses on the nose. Well, not kisses, more like slobber fests! This little guys loves to see his daddy so much that last night when daddy came home around 10:40pm, he woke up, smiled at him and then crawled over to him to give him a hug. How sweet is that!

Liam has started doing this cheeseball smile. We're not quite sure where he got it from, but he is doing it all the time. And he is waving, and trying to clap. He loves to give you five, and give you some skin too! His newest thing to do is to play peekaboo with anything he can! No teeth yet... But maybe soon! We fall in love with him more and more everyday. He is truly a blessing from God, and we couldn't be more grateful.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Pumpkin Patch

Rosa & I took the kiddos to the pumpkin patch. It was lots of fun, especially since this is Liam's first time going. We took lots of pictures, of course. There were so many interesting pumpkins, so of course, we had to take pictures of those too.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

I've been tagged!

My pictures are relatively recent. I purge them too much to have any old ones. This is a picture from when we went to dinner for Deron's birthday this past September. Aidan and Liam were being silly and having fun like cousins do! These two are so cute together!

Here are the rules of the tag:
- Go to your Pictures folder
- Go to the 6th folder
- Go to the 6th picture
- Publish it to a new post and tell the story of the picture.

I am tagging, Rosa, Lisa and Jen!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

random pics

I've taken a few random pictures of Liam, and just wanted to share them.

Liam has realized that when he has one of my hair ties, he can pull on them and they stretch. He also makes a noise when doing it.

Liam bumped his head pretty good lastnight on the stereo speaker. He had a nice goose egg on his eyebrow. Let me tell you, all that research that people have done on childrens reactions to the visual cliff... well, none of that applies to Liam.

My Boys

On Saturday, we had a family day. We went to eat at our favorite restaurant, Chevy's, then we went to Ontario Mills and bought some pants for the little guy. We had so much fun. Liam was as pleasant as could be, and he enjoyed being carried around by Daddy in the front pack. I think he is getting a little too big for that now though :) He also now fits into his glasses. Here are some pics of my guys in their cool shades

Friday, October 10, 2008

When will it end???

Liam will NOT sleep through the night. He was doing great for a while, but apparently that was just a tease. He wakes up every morning between 3-4am, drinks a bottle, then he fakes going back to sleep. When I think he's asleep, I try to put him back in his crib, then he wakes up and starts crying. We play this game a couple times in the night until he really is asleep. Lastnight, he started to cry, but I decided to leave him alone, and he fell right asleep. Yeah! But how do I get him to stop this 3am stuff??? It is really starting to make me tired!

Monday, October 6, 2008

Attempt #4 at going to the gym..

... was a success! I was finally able to go to my step class tonight! I am exhausted, but I do feel a little energized. I thought that I was going to forget all the routines, but I didn't. I used to go about 2 times a week before I was pregnant, so tonight was the first time I have stepped in about 1 1/2 years! My face was sooooooo red. In fact, I think it still is. And I was feeling a little lethargic, but I made it through. I can feel the soreness setting in though. But, I cannot wait to go again. I think I just may be able to go next week too!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Spoons are OUT, hands are IN!

During breakfast this morning, I got the idea to try to let Liam feed himself. I knew it was going to be a little messy..... but he didn't even want to use the spoon. He scooped up some food and threw it on the floor. Then he dug his hands into the baby food and smeared it all around. Then he decided to eat his food straight from the bowl. He put the bowl up to his face and just licked it out. Only problem, his face kinda fits in the bowl, so it was all over his face as well. Oh well! I don't mind the mess, and he was having fun!

Halloween Costume Preview

We got Liam a lion costume at Target the other day. We wanted to get him a monkey, but the only one they had there didn't have any feet. It was just a sack, and Liam would have a fit. He cannot have his feet covered. So, we opted for the lion. It is a 2T-3T, so we were thinking it was going to be a little big. Not the case. It fits him perfectly! At first Liam was pulling at the mane, then he just rolled over and started dancing in it!