Stick Family

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Ace's First Day of School

My little boy is growing up on me and I wish I could just press PAUSE! Last Monday Ace started his 1st day of Pre-K. It was a very big event for the Johnson Family. Last year Ace went to a Preschool Program every Mon-Wed-Fri, so he was familiar with school and the routinue! BUT when Monday rolled around and it was time to actually go to BIG KID school....we had a major MELTDOWN (mommy included). My poor boy was still in pain from having his surgery and it broke my heart that we had to FORCE him to go to school. BUT we were unsure if he was in actual REAL pain or if he just didn't want to go to school because he was scared. So Mommy and Ace loaded up in the car and headed to Lakeside, we had a nice long talk on the way to school and I thought things would be okay.....well that was not the case! We walk into school, I sign him in, and walk him to the gym and he is stuck to me like glue. He will not let go and once his teacher comes over to him...he starts crying. AHHHH it broke my heart :( His teacher had to pry him from my arms and told me to leave and that if in an hour he was still crying and complaining about his throat...that she would call me to come pick him up. So I leave and as I get into the car...I just break down. Mommy cried all the way home like a big baby! I didn't hear from the teacher so I decided to call the school and see how Ace was holding up and sure enough that little stinker was having a GREAT time. Teacher said that after 5 mins of crying he was running around and making all sorts of friends :) PHEW....mama could rest and relax for the rest of the day. We have not had a problem since then and I am so happy and proud of my big boy!!!!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Happy 3rd Birthday Aidan

This past Saturday we celebrated Aidan's 3rd Birthday. We woke him up to the Happy Birthday Song and for the rest of the morning he played with some of his presents. Since Philip had to work that morning...we waited till after lunch and nap for Aidan to open the family's presents to him. He was so excited when he woke up from nap time to see a table of presents :) He got a puzzle, some play dough and a Thor Hammer. Then for his birthday dinner he decided he wanted Pizza at CiCi's and afterwards we came home and ate Birthday Cupcakes :) Can not believe my little baby is already 3 years old!!! Our next mission is to conquer Potty Training....wish us luck!!!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Tubes, Tonsils, Adenoids, Oh My.....

On Wednesday my little boy had to go in to get his Tonsils and Adenoids taken out, and to get Tubes put in his ears. We have know for a while that he was having issues hearing, so we have had the appointment set up for tubes for a couple months now. But in the past couple of days Ace has had some issues with sleep and what after a trip to his doctor and another trip to the ENT was decided that he need his tonsils and adenoids taken out. I was happy that he would no longer have these issues with sleep and hearing but I was upset that the surgery was so last minute. His Birthday Party is on Saturday and I do not want him to be in pain at his party nor do I want him to miss his first day of School on Monday. But you gotta do what you gotta do. The surgery went well. We went back into the pre op room and the nurse and doctor explained to Ace that they wanted him to go back in their room and blow up a balloon for them. Well at that point Ace started freaking out :( so they gave him some special Kool Aid...and next thing I know....Ace is off in lala land. He was acting soooo funny. When the nurses came to wheel him back, he was more than willing....he was waving at the other was hilarious. I went back into the waiting room and about 30 mins later they called me back to his room. The surgery went well but my poor baby was a mess...he was no longer happy and giddy. They sent us home and for the rest of the day Ace slept on the couch. He starting to slowly recover but we have to stay away from acidic drink and hard to swallow food.

Happy 5th Birthday Ace

I am still shocked to say that I have a 5 year old. I can not believe that my little boy is now 5 years old. Time has just flown by. Saturday the boys celebrated with a joint birthday party and then Saturday night Ace decided he wanted to go to Cracker Barrel to eat for his bday dinner. That was the first time in days that he actually ate a good meal....he is still feeling pretty yucky after his surgery :( Then this morning he woke up at 6 in lots of pain and he climbed in bed with me and Phil. It breaks my heart that he is not feeling good on his birthday :( :( A couple hours later...he woke up and felt good enough to open his presents and play a little. Ace got a Toy Story puzzle from Ashlyn, a Captain America mask from Aidan, and a Captain America Shield from Mommy and Daddy!!! He loved his presents. Our little birthday boy got some special presents too....a couple years back Ace asked us if he could have some Gum....well we told him that when he was 5 years old, that he would be old enough to chew gum. WELL....this little boys reminds us all the time that when he is 5 he will get to chew when he woke up this morning...he got to chew his 1st piece of gum :) :) :) He was very excited about his 1st piece of gum and was very proud after he spit it in the trash! He is such a big boy!!!!

Boys Birthday Party

This Saturday we celebrated Ace's 5th Birthday and Aidan's 3rd Birthday. We had a joint birthday party at a local church that rents out their big play area. This is the boys' 2nd year having their party there....and they loved it! They both decided that Captain America was the theme they wanted to do this we got a cool Captain America cake and lots of decorations and party bags!!! The boys had a good group of kids show up and they all had fun playing and eating cake. Of course Ace was not feeling too he took many breaks. But all in all they had a GREAT time! Here are some pics of the party....

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Cousin Time

Aunt Lindsey and the boys come over for a playdate the other day and I managed to get some photos during lunch time :) They had a ton of fun playing with one another :) :)