We had a good time this past weekend. Kristee and I as you know went to a wedding down in Oklahoma on Friday and Saturday. It was fun other than all the driving that we did. We were both excited to get back to Wichita to see Halee and Gavin. On Sunday night Kristee and I went with Kamra and Ian to see a movie, we haven’t been to a movie theater since Halee was born, that was 2 1/2 years ago. It was fun to go to the movies, but I wish that we had seen a different movie, we saw Bewitched and that was one of the worst movies I have ever seen. It wasn’t the slightest bit funny, I couldn’t wait till the movie came to an end.
On the 4th of July, I went out to the Dopp’s Cabin while Kristee and the kids and Nancee went shopping. I got to ride jet skis and swing on there giant water swing. Kristee and the kids came out a little later in the afternoon and I got to take little miss Halee out on the sit-down jet ski. I wanted to get videos of it, but we didn’t have the video camera, we will have to get videos next time. I took it slow with her at first, but then pick up a little more speed, she had an absolute blast riding on it. We all had a lot of fun out there. They also shot off fireworks, but we had to leave to come home so that we wouldn’t get home so late.
Coming home, we got to watch all kinds of firework shows. Getting into Kansas City, around 9:00 pm, there was so much fog from all the different fireworks that were going off, the kids didn’t get to see any of them because they had both fallen asleep. We were able to get the kids to bed despite all of the loud noises, they must have been exhausted. Overall it was a fun weekend and we all had fun. Hope that everyone had a great and safe weekend.
Well Kristee and I are in Lawton, OK for a friend’s wedding and we do not have Halee or Gavin with us. They are staying with Nana and Papa in Wichita. On the way back to the hotel we were talking about how much we missed the kids even though we would have been chasing them around all over the place. They have become such an incredible part of our lives that we feel weird when they are not around. At least it is just for 1 night and we will see them tomorrow, I know we both look forward to getting back to the kids.
Finally I got Kristee to do some sort of message on the blog. Well, here it is:
Kristee is getting down to the last 2 days of this week with 2 test left, she has had a total of 5 test this week. She has entered into the on going test part of the semester, meaning she will constantly be taking test from her till the end of the semester. Last week she had 2 test and 2 quizzes, her school reminds me of what it was like both in high school and college during finals week. I had test just about everyday, except the difference is that it only lasted 1 week she will be taking test like this till the end of August early September. She has had to do a lot of studying this week and I know she is looking forward to the weekend so she can just relax a little on Saturday. Although she may have to study then to because she has a least 3 test next week that I know of, at least it won’t be the next day. I want to ask everyone reading this to pray for her to help her keep her mind clear during her testing time so that she can focus on that particular subject. I also ask that you pray to help her in studying that she can take in all the information that she is learning and really be able to process it. Pray that she can keep focused on her school work when she needs to, but to also relax when she has the opportunity. (She sometimes struggles with completely relaxing) I know I am not gifted or do not have any knowledge about all the sciences and ologies (made that up) that she is studying, but it amazes me that one can keep all of it straight, I myself would be getting some of the classes mixed up. I cannot believe some of the detail that she is required to learn, trust me I have seen some of the books, study guides, old test, and DVD’s. None of it is interesting to me, but Kristee does enjoying learning about some, not all, of the subjects they are studying. Anyways, more than anything I just wanted to ask for everyone to pray for her during all these weeks of taking one test right after another.
We had something bad that happened to Halee yesterday. Kristee was dancing around with her pulling her arms back and forth doing a little boogie. Then all the sudden Halee said OUCH! So they stop and Halee said that her arm was hurting. We asked where and she told us that it was her belbow (that’s her elbow). We did not have a clue as to what was wrong, but she pretty much quit using that whole arm and did not want us to touch it. We just tried to work with it to see what was wrong, but couldn’t figure it out. We thought maybe it would just go away after a few hours, so I took both kids on a walk for about a hour. In the mean time Kristee was looking stuff up on the internet dealing with elbow injuries in kids. She remember last semester that a professor of hers had said that dislocation of the elbow in toddlers under the age of 4 was common due to the fact that parents will lift their kids up by their arms causing dislocating the elbow. Her professor had said that it happened to his daughter at a day care and that he knew what had happened and fixed it immediately by putting it back into place.
After we got back from the walk her elbow was still bothering her a lot, she was still holding it like it was in a sling and did not want to move it from that position. Kristee looked at it some more and had found a website that gave an exact description as to what Halee was experiencing with her elbow. The website also described what to do if this has happened. I must say that my lack of knowledge about the human body did not understand any of the directions. Since Kristee was in school and was learning about all the different bones, muscles, and ligaments she knew exactly what the directions were saying. So, I held Halee in my lap real tight not letting her move and Kristee held her arm and followed the directions on the website and sure enough Kristee felt her elbow pop. She had pop her elbow back into place and immediately Halee lifted her arm up higher than she had since the injury occurred.
Halee was feeling 100%, she was able to do anything that she wanted with that arm. Kristee and I both needless to say were extremely relieved that she was back to normal. I know that I probably contributed to the injury due to fact that sometimes when I am carrying Gavin I will lift Halee up by her arms to lift her up over the child gate. I have decided that it is not a good idea and will not be doing that ever again. I know we will both be extremely careful when pulling on the kids arms. I am impressed with what Kristee has been learning in school and the fact that she was able to figure out what was wrong with Halee and that she was able to fix the problem. I must say that I am extremely proud of Kristee and what she is doing in school, she is going to be an incredible chiropractor one day…
I just did a google search of josh and kristee, josh kristee, Halee Gavin, Halee and Gavin. I was surprised to see our website at the top of the list. Of course, it is only out of 380 sites, but we were at the top. I was surprised due to the fact that I had done a search earlier on in the first development of the website and it was no where to be seen on google. Plus the fact that Halee and Gavin returned our site second in the list. Since their names are just listed in the website, I was sure it would be that high on the list. I just thought that was pretty cool.
Well, Kristee went back to school today and man does she have quite a load. She has a total of 9 classes that she will be taking this semester and from the onset can look overwhelming. She is excited about getting back into the routine of going to school and learning more stuff, but she also knows just how much work she has ahead. Of course we all know that she will be successful, but I know she is going to need my help in making sure that she has time to study without a lot of distraction, especially once all her test start stacking up. (Trust me they will!) I just ask that everyone would pray for her as she sets into her next semester of school, pray that she keeps a clear head and really focuses on her school and pray that she will really look at things one day at a time rather than looking at the entire semester as a whole causing her to stress out about the amount of work that she has ahead. Also pray that I will be of help to her from getting to distracted with the kids and things around the house during the hours that she will set aside for studying. Thank you for thinking about her and praying for us, but mainly Kristee.
I just wanted to wish all the mothers out there a wonderful and happy mother’s day. I especially want to wish my mom and Nancee (my mother-in-law) a special happy mother’s day. I just want to thank my mom for being such a wonderful mom you really do mean a lot to me and I thank you for all that you have done for me throughout my life. I also want to thank Nancee for being such a wonderful mother to me, you really have taken me into your family and treated me like I am really your son, I thank you for all that you have done for Kristee and I both throughout our relationship. I truly do Love You both!!! Thank You!!
I would also like to wish my wonderful wife a Happy Mother’s Day, you truly are an incredible mother to Halee and Gavin. I am sure that if they knew what today was they would say great things about you as a mother. I am blessed to have you as my wife and the mother our children. I Love You with all my Heart!!!
HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY TO ALL!!!
Well, Kristee is done with all of her classes this semester and she passed all of them doing very well on her finals. I know that she is so excited to be done with her 1st semester of school and now she can just relax for the next 3 weeks. We are packing up today and tomorrow getting ready to head to the big Mississippi to visit my parents. We will be leaving for Wichita tomorrow sometime then heading out from there on Saturday to go to Miss. We are looking forward to seeing everyone, but Kristee and I both know who they are all looking forward to seeing. (Definitely not Kristee or I) I would say that the kids are excited to, but Gavin doesn’t have a clue as to what is going on and Halee just thinks she knows where we are going. She is just ready to go and I really don’t think she cares where, she just likes to go go go.
I hope that everyone has enjoyed the last few movies that I have added to the website. I truly love doing this website stuff and now that it is up and going it makes it so easy for me to share all that is going on in our lives. As you can tell in some of the videos I just really like playing with the kids toys just as much as they do. If the Hummer would carry me you would see me in it driving the kids around and don’t think that I haven’t tried getting in and driving it, I have, it doesn’t perform well. Anyways as many of you know I am just a big kid at heart and really enjoy having all the fun that I can and the kids give me an excuse to play with their toys and not look funny. Well I am off to bed, I have a lot of work to do tomorrow before we leave. By the way I have still been getting wonderful sleep Gavin is still sleeping through the night, oh it is wonderful.
Well, it is hard to believe that Kristee is about to end her 1st semester of Chriropractic School. She has her first finals starting tomorrow and she has 2 tomorrow. She as a least one final each day until next Thursday which is her last day of finals and she sure is excited about finishing her classes. I think more than anything she is excited about getting to have almost 3 weeks off of school and not have to think about school. She is really looking forward to being able to just focus on spending time with the kids and me hopefully. All in all it does not seem like it has been to bad this 1st semester, other than the fact that it seems like she is constently taking one test right after another. Kristee has really enjoyed getting back into school and learning again, I think that she likes learning new things. As for our family, this change has definitely been a good change for all of us. First and foremost, we are both getting to spend a lot more time with the kids and watching them grow without having to send them to day-care. Kristee and I are able to spend a lot more time together than ever before and we are both loving it. The most important thing is that we are able to do a lot more things together as a family, like going on walks and bike rides or playing outside with the kids. We are extremely happy that things are going well, and we are happy that Kristee’s 1st semester went well and can’t wait for a little break for school. We are going to Mississippi for a little over a week to spend sometime with my side of the family and are looking forward to a little vacation…