Saturday, September 17, 2011

This handsome man turned 28 yesterday! Due to our current living apart situation we didn't get to see him for his b-day...I was bummed! I spent about 4 hours making homeade oreo cookies...that is all he ever wants for his birthday. Easy request! I am so thankful for all he has accomplished in the last year...he is such a great father and blessing to me! I love him and I am thankful he works so hard for our family! Love you!!

Jenna is 2!!

This little angel turned 2! I just can't believe it! She is such a sweet blessing in our lives. She is getting stronger and stronger every day! She is now sitting and wanting to stand so bad. I honestly can't imagine life without her.. she has taught me so much! I love this little girl so much! Happy Birthday Jenna!


Gavin finally started preschool this year! He has been so excited about going to school. He has a late birthday so he will most likely not go to Kindergarten until he is 6. He is so big and such a smart boy...we will see if we hold him back or not. I just love that he loves school so much. The first day I picked him up he said he was so tired he couldn't even climb into the car. I had to pick him up and put him in his seat. It was hilarious! He loves to learn and can't wait for Tuesdays and Thursdays!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

4 Years Old

Gavin turned 4 on the 24th of August! I just can't believe he is this big already!! He was so excited for his birthday, he had told me what presents he wanted about 2 weeks ago. This was the first year that he really got excited for his birthday. He wanted a bumblebee mask and a captain america action figure. I let him open the mask the morning of his birthday and then we headed up to Layton to see Kurt. We stopped at Chick Fil A in American Fork and had lunch with Nanny Bart and Grandma Seals. He got spoiled there too! We were able to go school shopping for him and get him some clothes and toys with the money he got for his birthday. His request for dinner was either Disneyland or Pizza Hut. So we went the pizza route and took him to Boston's in Layton. They had the best Mac and chesse ever! He was also really excited to sleep in the trailor that Kurt has been staying in. He was thrilled to go camping in Layton for his birthday!! We love this little boy to pieces! He is growing faster than I can keep up with! He weighs 43 pounds and is 43 1/2 inches tall... he wears size 5/6 clothes and is in a size 13-1 shoe!! He is going to be a giant by the time he gets into Kindergarten! We love you Gav!


Last weekend Kurt's parents rented a cabin up at Fishlake for all of us to go spend the night. Gavin was so excited! He loves to be outside,and he couldn't wait to go fishing. We went night fishing around 10pm the night we got there, and Gavin was so excited to go! He kept casting his line out and reeling it back in the second it landed in the water! I tried to help him and he said "Your not the fisherman, I am." So I guess he knew what he was doing. He also referred to the cabin and a cute! Jenna enjoyed herself too, she loved the cabin and all the bright lights that were there. She was such a good girl! We ate yummy food and enjoyed being together! Gavin even caught a real fish right before we headed home! Thanks Sally and Terry!!

Friday, July 29, 2011

Steel Days

This year my family got together for Steel Days, this is a celebration in American Fork. We used to go to this every year when I was younger so it was really fun to have the whole family together again. We started out with a 5k, Kyle, Amy, Dad and I all ran. We all finished and with good times. Kyle litteraly flew the 3.2 miles! After the race was a parade that lasted 2 hours, the kids loved it! It was a really fun parade, lots of candy and good floats. We had a BBQ at mom and dads house and then later that night we went to the car show and carnival. Gavin loves rides and carnivals, so he was really excited about that part! It was an even better day because Grandma Johnson was in town from CO. We all miss her tons, so it was great having her in UT for 3 weeks. I love summer and family time!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

6 years old

Feel free to roll your eyes over this post. Yes it is about my dog!!

This cute little guy turned 6 years old yesterday!! I really do love this dog, even if my neighbors hear me cussing him out for running through the garden or barking at the neighbor kids! You love your kids right?? Roy really is just another member of the family!! So Happy Birthday to Roy!

Roys birthday is the day before Kurt and my wedding anniversary. So today marks 6 years that Kurt and I have been married!! YAHOO!! We have had some crazy years and some really great years and I look forward to many more of each!!

Family News

The last few years at the Heath house have been...somewhat...well down right crazy! We have had lots happen in our lives and our most recent happening is that we are moving. Kurt left AT&T the end of January and was hired on with Express Locations the first of May. He will be working as the store manager in the Layton Hills Mall selling T-Mobile. He has already been working up there since May 1st and really likes this new company and the people he works with. I am so proud of him and thankful for all he does for our family! I have stayed in Richfield, trying to sell our house. Which is proving to be a huge task! I just keep praying that it will sell so we can get moved and be together as a family. Gavin mainly wants to move so he can go to "bagoon" or as most of us call it Lagoon. He said that the for sale sign says "for sale to go to bagoon." He cracks me up!

We are really excited about this new adventure and we really need it. I think this will be a good move for us and bring us closer as a family.

Bye Bye Bottle

It seems like since we have fixed Jenna's aspirating problem, she has just grown and developed so much more! Her little personalitly is shining through so much lately, she laughs so much more and is babbling a lot more too. On Thursday Jenna sucked through a straw for the first time and has been ever since! No more bottle!!!! I am so proud of her. I know it seems like a small feat to most of you, but for me it was like winning and Oscar! I think I texted and told everybody I could think of. She is also eating table food with out me having to puree it!! Double woot!

I am so amazed at this sweet little girl...she teaches me a lot! has been a while.

About a month ago I took Jenna to see a pulmonologist up at Primary Childrens to see if we could find out why she keeps getting pneumonia. I loved this doctor, he was awesome (as are most the docs there). He gave me some information and wanted to start Jenna on Prevacid just in case she was silently refluxing and also a steroid inhaler for asthma. He said a lot of times if they do these two things it helps the lungs to be stronger. He also ordered a swallow study for the next week. My mom came with me and we took Jenna. It was very interesting, they had Jenna drink and eat different consistency of food including fluid all while watching her on x ray to see where the food went when she swallowed. Every time they gave her liquid it dropped right to her trachea and then into her lung. She was aspirating...silently. More than likely on every bottle she has had in the last year or so. She did fine with all the other food though. So now we have to use this stuff to thinken her bottles to the consistency of nectar. Easy fix!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Easter Fun

We had so much fun coloring eggs this year, Gavin absolutely loved it! He wanted to color all the eggs we could find! Jenna loved looking at the bright colored eggs and got a little frustrated that she couldn't get a good grip on them. Both kids got spoiled by the bunny and ate way to much candy. Oh well, they had fun and loved it. We had family over for dinner and enjoyed being with everyone!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Well Krista's blogging skills are worse than mine, so I feel a need to blog about this sweet little pumpkin that came into the world on March 15. She is just so stinking cute! She was born with tonz of black hair, so cute! She spent a week in the NICU but she is now home and doing really well! We just love her, welcome to the family Tessa Lynn, if only you knew what you signe up for:)

Wow....what happened to my blogging skills? I used to blog all the time...I guess life has been busy.

I thought I would take a moment to update about my cute kids. Gavin has been so hilarious lately, almost everything he says makes me laugh or at least smile. He is so full of it! He is so very smart too! He asks questions constantly! He currently knows all his numbers 1-10, knows and can identify the letters in the alphabet, and he can spell his name and is trying to write it. He loves to be read to and he likes to listen to books on CD. Whenever we stop at a stop sign he yells "SIGN STOP S T O P!" He makes me laugh. He can not wait to go to preschool in fact he talks about it almost everyday. I just love him!!

Jenna is doing so well! She is trying so hard to gain the strenght to set up! It has been a challenge for her. She currently gets herself into the splits and then tries to set up from there. Her therapist said it isn't how he typically teaches a child to set, but whatever works. She is EXTREMELY flexible! She is in the splits most of the time. Maybe she will be a gymnast:) She is doing really well with her hearing. You can definitley tell that she hears. We are working on training her to turn to the sound. Right now she will hear the sound and just not really know what to do with that. It is amazing how much work goes into hearing....she is a smart little girl and will catch up soon.

Yesterday we were able to take her to a Down Syndrome playgroup here in Richfield with all the other downs kids around town. There are three of them right here in Richfield and 2 more in Sanpete county. It was really fun to meet the parents and share different experiences and form somewhat of a support group with each other. She will go to this playgroup every Friday. It was also great for Gavin to go and meet other kids like his sister. He was so proud of her when she sat up like a big girl in the chair, he said " mom she is doing so good!" He loves his sister and protects her very well!!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Kuddos to Walmart

We went to Walmart the other day and I was so excited when I saw a new shopping cart. cart. Crazy to get excited over that, but let me explain. Jenna is still not setting up, she tries hard, but it just is not working for her yet. So finally at 18 months we took her out of her baby carrier because I just couldn't carry it anymore. IT was killing my back. But then brought the dilema of grocery shopping. How was I going to take a 3 year old and a baby that I have to hold and push a cart at the same time? I am sure mothers have gone through worse than this but I was worried. So my plan was to always go shopping when Kurt could go with me. Problem solved. So we get to Walmart and what do we see. A NEW CART! It has a baby seat of to the side and still a place for my 3 year old to set! Oh I was so happy!! So thank you Walmart, you made me happy!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

I realized I haven't posted about Jenna for a while so here is a little update.

Jenna is doing really well with her hearing. She is right on track. The hardest thing for others to understand is that she hears equivilant to a 3 month old baby. People will yell her name at her expecting her to respond, and she doesn't. The doctors know her chronilogical age (17 mos) and also her hearing age (3 mos.) She is hearing for sure, we are working on teaching her where the sound is coming from so that she will start to turn her head to the sound. She wears her implant pretty well, it is hard to keep it on her all the time. Mainly because she is not setting up yet. So when I am doing something she is sometimes on the floor, so the implant can fall off easier. Her favorite thing to do is to pull it off her head and use the magnet as a chew toy! Poor girl is getting a lot of teeth right now and will chew on anything, there are even bite marks on it:) That is one expensive teething toy!

Jenna has started to smile a ton lately. She likes to cheese it big time! It makes me laugh! She is also the worst picture taker ever! It's like she knows what you are doing so she does the exact opposite of what you want her to do! Makes me frustrated! Oh well, she is so stinkin cute I will let it go! Here is my attempt at her smiling!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Oh this boy just kills me! He is so hilarious lately! Sally gave me a snowman kit that was to be used on a real snowman. It had a scarf, hat, pipe, carrot nose, buttons and the whole nine yards. Well, Gavin loves it! Monday we weren't able to build a snowman because the snow is hard as ice. So Gavin decided to wear the attire. We went to get my hair cut and he had his hat (3 sizes to small) his scerf (scarf) and yes he had the pipe! Is it wrong for a 3 year old to have a pipe? He also added his goggles that came with his power tools. He wore it everywhere. He just cracks me up lately! I love him to pieces!