November happenings

As mentioned before, this kid got potty trained and it was easy peasy!  Thank goodness.

I voted.  I didn’t want to because I legit do not believe that my one vote counts for anything.  But I knew it would make my mom sad so I did it.

We took the kids to The Coach’s Show with Kalani Sitake one night.  The weren’t that impressed with the radio show.  But they loved sitting up in the President’s Box and then being able to go down to the field.  That weekend we went to the game.  We had the warmest November ever so it was actually so lovely.  We always take the kids to at least one game & this just happened to be the only game all season that didn’t start at 8 pm.  So it was the only option.  We were playing some no good school so it was a blow out in our favor.  But it was a fun game & we definitely enjoyed the Cougar Tails.

Kerri and I turkey trotted on Thanksgiving morning.  It was chilly!  We are such babes.

Luke ended up having surgery exactly 4 weeks after Sophie.  He had his adenoids removed & new ear tubes put in.  One had fallen out & with his first cold of the winter he got an ear infection.  No surprise there since he continued to get ear infections even when he had tubes in his ears.  His ENT said that his adenoids were pretty big & definitely infected so here’s hoping that this will solve all his ear problems for years to come.  He is the cutest in that little gown.  And he loves waking up from surgery because they are always shoving popsicles at him.

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Sophie’s surgery

Sophie’s ear tube never fell out on its own after almost 4 years so we had to schedule surgery to have it removed.  Just the Grossen luck I tell ya!  She was a sweet lady and tried to stay brave but as soon as we loaded into the car she started to cry.  She was pretty nervous.  She cried intermittently throughout the waiting process.  I told her not to worry, that it would all be over fast and that she would feel no pain when she woke up.  But I was wrong!  I’m not sure why but this certain surgery did not require a breathing tube or IV while she was under so they couldn’t give her any anti-nausea meds with the anesthesia.  And that anesthesia really did Sophie wrong.  She threw up all day.  I felt so bad for her.  She laid around almost the whole day.  But thankfully after a good night’s sleep she was back to normal.  She is the best lady.


Birthday Boy Luke

Luke turned 3 on the 1st!  It seems impossible that he is 3.  We tried to make the most of his birthday.  I took him to get his favorite pizza for lunch.  And we let him eat lots of Halloween candy.  We talked to Grandma on the phone.  He wanted so bad to go to the “Pepper Place” (aka Chili’s) for dinner.  But Sophie had surgery early in the morning on his birthday and had a hard time with the anesthesia so our attempt to go out turned into more throwing up for the lady.  It was sad.  But we had our cousins over that afternoon to sing Happy Birthday and open presents.  It was a low key party but he felt loved.  At 3 Luke is so full of personality.  Anytime he wants to make us laugh he bends way over and does his booty shake.  It is hilarious and he does it everywhere-the store, church, the doctor’s office.  He thinks it is just about the best thing.  He loves to talk especially when we are one on one.  Our drives to run errands in the morning are full of conversations about what we are doing today, his dreams last night, the other cars on the road, memories he has from the last time we were here or there.  It is awesome.  I love my little guy.  He is also good at throwing little fits when he doesn’t get his way.  He dances on his toes and gets upset.  His brother and sister are the best at eliciting said fits.  Although he fights me almost every nap and bed time with a little fit too.  He does not love that he has to sleep more than everyone else in the house.  He loves to do puzzles, play games, dress up, watch shows, play Legos, etc.  He asks everyday if we are going to Wy’s house or if he can play at Porter’s.  He sure is a fun boy!  We started potty training about a week after his birthday and it seriously took 2 days and he got it.  It was amazing.  So no more diapers!  He was an expert potty trainee!  I shouldn’t be surprised.  With all that life as thrown at this little man, he has excelled and been so brave through all of it.  Love him.  3 year old stats: 30.4 lbs (30%), 36.75 in. (25%)