Monday, 29 August 2011

K is for Kindergarten

I just got home from dropping Miss Millie off at school. She was thrilled to FINALLY be starting Kindergarten. She likes summer, but nothing is better then school. Mrs Patti taught her to enjoy learning and although Amelia is going to miss her dearly, she is also excited to learn all new things from Mrs. Robinson.

When her teacher asked what she wanted to learn the most she said, "I want to make friends, and read." I am so proud of my little girl. She showed no signs of nerves. She grab her friend Whitney's hand and they were off. She didn't even care to look back. I think that Austin was the one who was most upset by Amelia leaving. He cried for her all the way home. Poor little guy is going to miss having his big sis around all the time.

I Love You Baby Girl. You have fought hard to be there and I know you will do amazing things.

K- is for Kindergarten

T- is for Twirl

B- is for Barbie Backpack

S- is for Smart

M- is for Mischievous

A- is for Amazing

D- is for Darling

Love you Miss Millie have a wonderful day!

Sunday, 28 August 2011

Happy Birthday To Austin...

Austin had Brady light his birthday candle over and over again, and he sang Happy Birthday to himself. It was so cute.
I love my little man!


Saturday, 27 August 2011

Austin Day 26 and 27

Man, I have struggled with getting these videos up. Since I missed last night I decided it would be fun to post a couple of when Austin was a baby. He has always adored his big sister and I thought it would be fun to show that. She was the only one that could make him laugh, and the only one that could get him to talk. They have had a very special bond from the beginning.

The 1st video is Amelia getting Austin to baby talk to her and the second is him laughing hysterically at her. SO CUTE!

Day 27
Austin LOVES animals! So much so that he will kiss them freely even if he's stingy with giving us kisses.

Thursday, 25 August 2011

Austin Day 22, 23, 24, 25

I walked in on Austin playing a little dress up with his sis.

Day 23
"There Was A Little House"-FINALLY GOT IT!

Day 24
I Love You!

Day 25
Austin favorite show, Wild Kratts

Sunday, 21 August 2011

Austin Day 21

Only 7 more days to go and my little man will be 2!

Tonight's video is Austin and Millie attempting to slide down our stairs. I was at the Adele concert so my sweet hubby got this on camera for me. Thanks Brady

Now, don't mind my empty frames and weird pictures in the video. The picture gallery is a work in progress and some of the art work was the originals in the frames when I bought them at the DI. I just wanted to get the dang things hung.

Saturday, 20 August 2011

Austin Day 20

Austin thinks he can skip and he always does it when he gets excited about something.

Friday, 19 August 2011


Tonight's video was going to be of Austin splashing in the gutter water on our walk, but you get a little extra...

That's my boy.

Amelia update:
Amelia had clinic yesterday. It is so nice every time they come because I know we are a little closer to being done with all of this. Amelia started a new round in Maintenance which means she had to have a Lumbar Puncture. This is when they take out some of her spinal fluid and replace it with a chemo called, Methotrexate. Amelia was fabulous and like always she was a little trooper. Her Aunt Lindsay got to come with us this time and it was so nice to have her. Usually Lindsay takes Austin for me so this is the first opportunity she has had to come. Amelia wanted Lindsay to be a part of everything. They did crafts together, Lindsay held her while her PORT was accessed, she carried her throughout the hospital, and got to be with her when she went under anesthesia. Actually we both got to go back, which was amazing. They usually only let 1 adult in the room while they are put under.

Getting her bandage on over her PORT. It keeps the needle in her chest while she is up and about. I am so grateful for her PORT!
Dr. Verma checking her out.

Amelia couldn't be bothered to get her name check so she continued to color and without a word stuck her leg back for the nurse to read off her ID number.

Same when it came to to getting her Vincrsitine. She's too busy to stop even for chemo. I on the other hand always feel sick to my stomach when I see the nurse covered from top to bottom in protective gear and Amelia is getting this poison pushed straight to her little body.
The top picture is Amelia going under anesthesia and the picture below is her in the recovery room. Her amazing anesthesiologist came and got my camera and took this picture for me. We aren't usually allowed in the back until she starts waking up a little.

Now for the hair update:

I didn't post in July so there is a big difference since June. I can't believe how long it's gotten. Her curls are also holding on for now. And did you notice the lovely new bands? I should get a better picture soon, but she had been playing in the sprinklers and pushed them to the side a little. She got tree sap in them and decided I would be mad at her so she cut it out. It did not take one snip, but THREE to finally get it out. Yep, thought I'd be mad she had sap in her hair, not that she'd cut it. It was a smart move on her part since we have been telling her for the past 1.5 years that hair doesn't matter. Can't get mad at her for that one. She said, "It's just hair mom, it'll grow back. It's not the end of the world you know." She's right. It's just hair and at least she had hair to cut off in the first place.

Clinic Stats:

Height: 108 cm

Weight: 18.6 kg

ANC: 700

Wish us luck this week, she is already a wreck on her steroids. I hate hate they make her feel so awful and there's nothing we can do.

Thursday, 18 August 2011

Austin Day 18

Amelia had clinic today and since it was the start of a new round she had to get a Lumbar Puncture. She did wonderfully as always, and I will try to post more about it tomorrow. I never did update in July so we are way past due on an Amelia update.

One of the videos I wanted to get of Austin that I thought would be the easiest was him playing He-Man, I was mistaken. I finally got it tonight. It's not the cutest, but oh well. He always holds anything that remotely resembles a sword up in the air and hollers He-Ham. I love that both my kids like She-Ra and He-Man.

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Austin Day 16

I wanted to video Austin singing "There Was A Little House" but he kept getting distracted, or he flat out refused so even though this video was my 7th attempt I decided to give that up for today and have him ask for a Piggyback. They are his favorite and I LOVE how he says it.

Monday, 15 August 2011

Austin Day 15

This video is a result of what happens when I leave my children with their Aunt Codie and Uncle Griff who keep them up WAY past bedtime and load them up with A LOT of sugar.

(it starts out dark and you can't see anything but a light comes after a sec)

Sunday, 14 August 2011

Austin Day 14

You Are My Sunshine.

I have sung this to Austin since he was a tiny baby in the NICU. He has always been my sunshine. Austin was only a few months old when Millie got diagnosed with Leukemia, but that didn't stop him from being the only person that could cheer Miss Millie up during her most difficult times. He has been ALL of our Sunshine and I am grateful to him for that.

I also love that he has to stop in the middle to yell at Amelia for singing with him. He is such a pain, but I sure adore him.

Saturday, 13 August 2011

Austin Day 13

First of all I have so say CONGRATULATIONS to my sister-in-law Carly and her new hubby Kyle. We are all extremely happy for you guys!

Tonight's video is of Austin hopping down the stairs at their reception. He probably did it 20 times before I finally walked away.

Friday, 12 August 2011

Austin Day 12


Because 1 video of Rebecca Black's Friday isn't enough I have 2 for you tonight. The 1st is more Austin singing but he is so tired and lays down for the majority of it. The 2nd shows Austin's rad dance moves. He usually runs around in circles, but he gets his groove on a little better this time.

Thursday, 11 August 2011

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Austin Day 10

Austin singing ABC's, kind of. If he'd let me help him a tiny bit I know he'd make it all the way through them because he use to sing it perfectly. He's a pain and every time I try to remind him of what comes next he yells, "MOM" at me.

Did you notice the treat in his hand? Bribing him was the only way he would even consider letting me video him tonight.

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Monday, 8 August 2011

Austin Day 8

Grandpa's Little Helper

Sunday, 7 August 2011

Austin Day 6 and 7

Yes I know I missed yesterday but it was for a good reason. To make up for it I will post 2 videos tonight.

Love him.

Friday, 5 August 2011

Austin Day 5

Okay, so I am starting to wonder already if I can keep this up. It has been so hard to find time to blog this summer and here I am forcing myself to post every night. I am going to try to keep it up but it's tricky.

Tonight I did an easy clip, Austin on the trampoline. He LOVES to jump, well he loves to jump as long as he is by himself and no one is bugging him.

Ps, isn't my fence beautiful! My dad just finished building it for me. We are going to wait and stain it next year, but I think it's stunning. That is also why my yard is such a mess. We have been turning sheds, moving playsets, and rearranging sprinkles. That post is for another day.

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Austin Day 3

It was a close call but I made it before midnight...

Today's video is 2 different clips of Austin singing The Little Mermaid song. I am posting 2 clips so you can get the full effect.

The first one was taken by our friend Noor that came to visit and the second one was taken by Cousin Sherry. Both are in the car because he sings along with the cd the best and he thinks no one is watching. They are a little shaky, but good. I am not kidding when I say this boy won't let you video him. In the first clip he looks at the camera, stops singing, says uh-oh, and then points at it. After that it's mostly him just sitting there so you can skip the rest.

Do you love that my boy sings Ariel? I do!

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Austin Day 2

Austin is the worst when it comes to sharing and if he thinks anyone has done him any sort of injustice then he yells "HEY" at them. Normally it's followed by the persons name, but he wasn't cooperating this time. I know I shouldn't like it, but I do. It always makes me giggle. He is such a stinker. Tonight while we were eating dinner Austin starting shouting, "Hey" at me because I snagged a french fry. I thought I'd pull out the camera and try to catch him in the act.

My man at 2 days old.

Tomorrow I am going to try to get him singing. Stay tuned...

Monday, 1 August 2011

The Month Of Austin

Austin will be 2 this month and to celebrate I thought it would be fun to capture him on video every day until his birthday on Aug 28. He refuses to let me video him and if he sees a camera he automatically stops what he's doing so this is not going to be easy. Austin has so many silly things that he does and I want to always remember them so we are going to try anyway.

Here's goes nothing....

Day 1: Playing with shoes

I will also include a picture or two from his 1st month of life in the NICU with every post.

Austin Brady Flamm

4lbs 11 oz