Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Vikings Football

This year Brock was on the Viking's team, they were AWESOME! Brock loves football and everything about it so he was in heaven each game. His hair is wild because it was crazy hair day at school yesterday so we divided his hair into two sections one spiky and the other straight, and then we took purple hair color in it and made stripes. It was fun he was excited to have it that way for the game because it was Viking's colors. We had to laugh he plays so hard and at half time he can down his drink and then go right back out and play. If it was me I would be puking my guts out from drinking and exercising. :)
Brock has a great year they ended the season taking 3rd! He scored points in every game! And last night he scored 8 points he ran for a touchdown and then caught the pass for the extra points. He played quarterback a lot of the time so he also threw for a lot of the touchdowns. It was fun to watch him and see his excitement and enthusiasm. Keep it up Brock!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

BYU Game

This past weekend we went to the BYU football game, Brett was working the booth so Brock got to invite a friend. He chose Jared, and Jared has never been to a college football game. These two where so excited!!! They talked the entire way there about how cool it was going to be and that BYU was going to win. This was right before the game, they think they are gangsters :) I wasn't sure if they where going to sit down or not. This is them during the game just entertaining themselves during a TV timeout. I love this picture of them--- they are too cute.
This next one was just as the game ended and BYU pulled out a victory- I don't know who was more excited Brock, Jared or BYU! These two started screaming and jumping up and down. It was so fun to watch them in their excitement. It was a fun game and nice to take Jared.
You can just see the excitement in their faces. I love these kids.

He has a brain!

So the past few weeks have been a little crazy at our house, Brock has been having"issues" for the past 7 or 8 weeks. He would kind of pass out. To say the least it was really scary, when we took him to his pediatrician he was extremely worried about what we where dealing with and sent us right to Primary Children's hospital to meet with a pediatric neurologist. They told us that they would be doing several tests to see if they could figure out what was going on. Brock was pretty nervous about if they would hurt or what they would do- the doctor told him that they were going to be looking at his brain and heart. Brock instantly perked up and said so you will see my brain, the doctor said yes we will be able to see all of your brain. Brock then said can we take pictures of it so I can show everyone how cool my brain looks. This is one of the first tests they did it is an EGG, they hook up all of these wires to your head to measure your brain waves. They glued them into his hair, he was not to happy when they went to pull them out. They then wrap your head with gauze so that you can move around and not loose any of the leads. Once he was ready to go they monitored him "normally" then had him exercise, and then go to sleep. Which they said OK Brock you need to go to sleep now- Colby and I looked at him a few minutes later and he was OUT! The last thing they do is to put a strobe light in front of his eyes and have it go off.
We got back his results and his "issues" are seizures, which they think are caused by stress....We are thrilled that this was the outcome for him. It was a true answer to many prayers. We are tyring to keep him from stress to prevent more of the seizures. :)

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

There goes 1....

Gone are the days of Colby and I telling McKaid what to do.........All of the pictures loaded backwards and I am way to lazy to fix it. McKaid has always, ALWAYS (did I say that twice) been a very independent person. Which don't get me wrong is great.....EXCEPT when he turned 18! McKaid turned 18 on the 18th of August, and shortly after his birthday he MOVED OUT!!! I had a hard enough time with him being old enough to graduate, now he is responsible for everything, on his own......I had a complete break down, I really just wanted to check out and not deal with any of it and Colby has been so OK with it all. I told Colby a few days later I figured out why I had such a hard time with it all......I had been McKaid's mom longer than I had been anything else in my life...I know I am still his mom but he just didn't need me any longer. That was a tough pill to swallow. McKaid told us on a Friday night that he would be moving out to a house he rented in Spanish Fork, he said it would be that next weekend. So he was giving me a week to prepare, I came home from a meeting on Tuesday and he had the truck on the front lawn with some of his friends loading everything up. I sat in the car for about 45 minutes just crying.....where did the little baby go, McKaid's entire life past through all of the tears. Yesterday I had him, how could he be moving out. Did I teach him enough, does he know what we expect from him, does he know how to cook, do laundry, clean a house, pay bills, the list was endless. We have made it about 7 weeks and I have to say he seems to be doing just fine, he is eating, cleaning, and even wearing clean clothes. Our family dynamic has changed and I can see he and Colby's relationship only getting stronger. It still kills me every time he leaves our house, and I haven't stopped worrying about him, I just have new worries. :)
This is when McKaid was probably about 14 out duck hunting with Sophie. I could tell him how to cut his hair at that age.
This is him with his "albino trout" he caught at Salem Pond. I think he was 7 in this picture, he let me do everything for him at that age.
McKaid and his "horse" he was two in this picture, he loved that horse he would spend hours riding it. Shortly after this picture was taken that he ended up getting his first set of stitches. The horse bucked him off. He was 18 months in this picture we where in California at my grandparents house having one of his many surgeries. This is right after his 1st birthday, with Grandpa Larsen they brought him up to us in Montana when we found a house. He LOVED Colby's hat, the second he would walk in the door McKaid had that and would not take it off. He was about 5 months old in this picture this was right after his 2nd surgery. My mom called and said it was school picture day at school and to bring McKaid over to get his pictures done. I remember sitting in her classroom with the gel and trying to tame his curls......he looked so cute. I remember sending Colby one of the pictures while he was in basic and his comment was why did you dress him like that-- Gone are those days. Time goes was to quick make sure that you take every day and every moment you can with your kids because it just goes way to fast. I know I would give anything to have my little kid back. I am so proud of the young man that he has grown up to be, I am proud of the choices he is making, and way he lives his life. I am so glad that he has such a strong work ethic, and a heart of gold. I love him with all of my heart and miss having him around each day. We all love you Kaid~