Monday, November 24, 2008

Whoo Hoo!!!

Tyson finished his last class this last Thursday. He has completed his Bachelors degree. All though his graduation isn't until December he is done. No more Thursday night classes and homework. I don't know who is more excited him or me.

Babe I'm so proud of you and what you have accomplished. You are a rock star. Love Ya!

How blessed we are.

Well this is our last week in our apartment. I'm sad to leave, but I know it is the best thing for the family. This month has been a wee bit crazy. We thought we had Jaxs' asthma under control, but he was in the hospital again. Thursday afternoon I took him to Loma Linda, good family friends said that was the best place to take him. I made the 30 minute drive out and I think it was worth it. Although, once he was admitted our insurance tried to ship him off to another hospital, but they fought to keep us there and we won.

Anyway, he stayed until Saturday afternoon. Mean while Friday morning I woke up sick as a
dog with the flu. I was so sick I almost passed out in the shower, then couldn't hold the twins, had a fever of 104, plus the cold sweats, and more. Once the vomiting started that was when I had had enough.

Tyson stayed the night with Jaxson and then my mom drove out Friday morning so he could come home and get ready for work. By 10:00 am I thought I was going to die. The twins only took a 45 minute nap and that was when I thought I could lie down too. I called my parents crying and Matt came to the rescue. I was so thankful. Tyson got home just in time. Matt couldn't find the baby wipes and he was squatting in front of Addi with her legs in the air and a paper towel to wipe her bum. He didn't want to wake me, so he used what he could find.

By Saturday Jaxson just wanted out of the hospital, but they wanted to do more breathing treatments. The people Jaxson was sharing a room with were not very nice and in fact complained to their daughters specialist about how noisy he was. The doctor then came and asked Tyson to take Jaxson out of the room because the parents needed to rest. However, they had only been there for about an hour and this was the first time Tyson had seen them in 36 hours. Their daughter didn't even cry, it was them who needed to rest. They made them leave, but not before the father asked Tyson if his wife primarily took care of Jaxson. Insinuating that Tyson couldn't do it or was not doing a good job. I was highly insulted by that, so I told Tyson to tell them if they didn't back off I would come with our twins and me with the flu to infect them and be even louder. They only stayed for another two hours and then left again.

WOW! I thought that man was pretty bold for making my child and husband leave after Tyson had been there for two nights and they were only there for a few hours. I'm trying to tell my self they were just stressed out because of their sick child.

While I was sick I had such great support from my visiting teachers and relief society president. Liz made dinner for us and Amy, who just had a baby not even a week ago, called to see if there was anything she could do for us. And Teresa Ward packed up her pillow, blanket, and some clothes and drove to our house to stay the night. I could not have been more blesses then to have good friends and family around us. Then Suzanne High came over the next day to help out, fortunately I was feeling better.

We are now mostly healthy and trying to get everything packed up and ready to go. As I thought about what a terrible weekend we had last week I started to realize just how lucky I am to have such a wonderful support group. My mother in law was ready to get in her car Friday night at 6 PM to drive down to take care of us. The Broderick's are blessed.

May we all show our gratitude at this time for all we have. We have so much more than others. If I don't get back to blogging before Thanksgiving we hope you have a good one.

Happy Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 05, 2008


Thanks to our good friends the Silagyi's we were able to go to Disneyland for the day for the price of only one ticket. It pays to know people. We had a GREAT time. We thought we'd only stay for a few hours and stayed for six. Chelsea, Tyson's sister, and her friend Lexy came down from Utah for a few days. It made it possible or should I say more pleasurable to go to Disneyland for the day. Thankfully Jaxson doesn't love it yet, so we will save our selves some money and forgo getting season passes. He just doesn't show any expression when it comes to the rides, characters, etc. He just liked being out side all day.
Riding Mark Twain boat.

Lexi, Jaxson, Chelsea, and Carson taking a little break after riding Haunted Mansion.

I've always wanted to go to Disneyland for Halloween, but the timing was never right. I loved the decorations. We had a great time and I'm sure we'll go back soon.

Monday, November 03, 2008

Halloween- lets go banana's

We wanted to keep Halloween simple this year, so Jaxson went as a BYU football player and boy did he look cute. The twins went as a bunch of bananas. I think they were the cutest bananas a mom could ask for. They didn't seem to mind the costumes to much until they covered their faces. Enjoy the pics.
Papa Ellis and Carson. My dad was by him self most of the month. My mom was only home five days in the month of October. We tried to include him as much as possible so he would get lonely.
This is Tyson and Clint Bartlett tossing Jaxson and Jack up as high as possible. Who knew Tyson could through him so high. I was happy to take the pictures, so I would focus on how high both boys were. As soon as they landed safely in their daddy's arms they would yell "again, again."

Moms gone bananas.

The whole bunch of us.

Jaxson was suppose to eat a donut hanging from a string without using his hands. He was having a hard time so he finally grabbed and pushed it in his mouth. Then spitting it right back out. He doesn't like cake, cookies, brownies, etc. I wish I had that problem.

Addison. She looked so funny with her binky in.

Jaxson loved bobbing for apples. He really just wanted to play in the water and splash people.


Suprise 50th for Grandpa Broderick

Hee Haa Farm in Pleasant Grove Utah. Jaxson seemed to like the hay ride the very best. He and Tyler were joined at the arms. Jaxson would not let go of Tyler for the night.

Going through a small corn maze. Jaxson's concerned face was present all night long. We can never tell if he is having fun or not.

He loved feeding the ducks. Every day he wanted to go to BYU to feed the ducks. We will have to find some closer to home. We can't go to Utah every time we want to feed the ducks; although I'm sure Grandma and Grandpa wouldn't mind.