Thursday, June 28, 2012

Nashville Shores

Tuesday, June 26, was a bye week for the Swim Team, so the coaches organized a trip to Nashville Shores.  The boys have never been to a water park, and they were amazed at all of the different pools, slides, lazy river, etc.  It was an exhausting day, but it was so much fun!!!  Brody and Colby loved getting to play with all of the coaches!

Happy Birthday Nenny

On Sunday, June 24, we went to church and lunch with Nenny and Pa to celebrate Nenny's birthday.  Nenny and Pa are also celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary!!!    60 years...what an inspiration!!! Happy Birthday Nenny and Happy Anniversary!! We love you both!

Old Hickory Triathlon

On Saturday, June 23, Jason participated in his first Triathlon!  He entered as a relay team with two of our friends...Craig swam, Nick ran, and Jason rode.  The three of them decided to enter the day before the event, and they did great!  Each of them finished their part with amazing times! They took first place in the male relay teams and had the fastest finish time of anyone!  The boys and I had a lot of fun being there and cheering them on.  Maybe these three will team up again soon! 

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

6 month Cardiology Appointment

On Tuesday, June 19, we went to see Dr. Doyle for Colby's 6 month follow up Cardiology Appointment. It has been over a year since his "final" heart surgery, yet I still got extremely nervous going into this appointment. I told someone the other day that I don't think the nervousness will ever completely go away when it comes to his little heart.

It turns out I was nervous for no reason this time! Colby is doing great!!! He has grown a couple inches in height...he's almost 3 feet tall now!! His blood pressure and EKG were great, and his sats were 90. We couldn't be happier!! Colby was really happy too when Dr. Doyle said he could stop taking his Lasix (diuretic). Colby figured out that it was the Lasix making him have to go potty so much in the first couple hours after taking it, and he did not like that!!!

Colby will go back in January for a 6 month checkup. At that time, they will do an echo to check on the fenestration hole that was purposely left open during his Fontan. This hole is necessary at first to help the body adjust to the change in blood flow. Sometimes, the hole will close on its own, but sometimes a cath procedure is needed to close it up. If the echo shows that the hole is still open, we will schedule the cath procedure for sometime next spring. Once this hole is closed, his sats will go up even more to the mid to upper 90s!!!! Absolutely amazing!!!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Happy Father's Day

This Father's Day was a great one!  The boys were so excited to pick out Jason's presents all by themselves.  They wanted to get him Gatorade for his bike rides, paint him a bird house, paint him pictures, and give him i Tunes gift cards.  I hope Jason loved it, because they really put some thought into each gift!

After church, we met Poppy, Jeremy, and his girls for lunch. 

My dad, mom, Jeanine and her girls came over to our house for dinner. 

Jason, you are an amazing dad!!  Thank you for being a great role model for our boys and loving all of us so much!!  I pray that Brody and Colby grow up to be just like you!  Based on the silliness in the picture below, I think we are headed in the right direction!!

Hitchcock Family Reunion

Saturday, June 16, we had our 2nd Hitchcock Family Reunion at Jeremy and Tammy's house.  Jeremy and Tammy hosted the first one last year, and I am so glad that they were willing to host another one this year...this is the only time that we really see Poppy's family.  It was a beautiful day, and we all had a lot of fun!!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School at our church was Sunday night, June 3 through Wednesday night, June 6.  The boys have been so excited all week!!  They both had great teachers and learned a lot about Babylon, Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, and having courage and trust in God.  I am so thankful that we attend such a great church with an amazing children's ministry!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Happy Birthday Darbye!

Darbye turned 6 on May 31, and we were able to celebrate with her on Saturday, June 2.  She had her party at a gym in Franklin.  There were only 3 boys, but that didn't seem to bother Brody and Colby at all!  They had so much fun climbing, jumping, swinging, flipping, and eating!  Happy Birthday Darbye!

Happy Birthday Gacky!

We celebrated Gacky's birthday on Friday, June 1 with dinner and cake at our house.  My dad is doing really well after his recent heart attack, and he is already back in amazing shape!  He is truly an inspiration!  I hope that I can be in half as good of shape as him when I'm 66!!  Happy Birthday Gacky!!!  We wish you many, many more!!

I love this picture of the 4 most important guys in my life!!

Dentist Appointments

Brody and Colby have been asking to go to the dentist for weeks, so they were very excited when the big day finally arrived.  They love getting their teeth cleaned!!  Both boys earned a place in the "No Cavity Club" again and got two prizes each!