Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Its a race...

Last Saturday was the Intermountain Healing Hearts picnic. When the picnic was held last year Daxton was in the NICU we were obviously scared to death about what the future would hold. It was nice to meet people who had been through this same nightmare. This year was a totally differant story. We had so much fun. All of us enjoyed the wonderful company, the slushes, the magic show and the heart shaped dessert contest. Last year on this day Daxton had his first heart attack. Reliving that night has brought back all of those unwanted feelings. I am grateful that we are on this side of things.My cake I made for the contest. We won four passes to the Bees game!! Yahoo! The other cakes were amazing next year I am going to have to learn how to do fondant.
Daxton and Jack-little heart buddies

Ellie and Morgan(Morgans sister is Gracie)
Mady with Brinley and Gators big sister
Daddy and Daxton sporting his scrunchy smile.

Ryan had to meet me up at the hospital for the picnic after work so we had two cars. Last summer Ryan and I would always race home(very responsibly) from the hospital. I mostly won(of course). So Saturday night the girls wanted to ride with Ryan so It was me and Dax. We were winning for a little bit but it soon became apparent that I would not be the winner of this race....unless.....I pulled out a few tricks. Suddenly my car wouldn't work anymore so I turned on my hazard lights and pulled over the side of the road, called Ryan and told him to come help me. While he was turning around to help me in my "desperate" time of need. I continued on home honking as I passed him. I of course won. There are no rules to this game and I came out the winner, which is not all that matters(unless Ryan is involved). Thanks for being a good sport Ry.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

We are movin on up

Today was clinic. It went very well. Daxton is growing and gaining weight. He is gaining the minimum amount of what they are wanting so we will have to keep working on that. His heart is looking great and everything else is going well. My favorite part of the visit was when we were talking to the doctor and "ulgh" Daxton puked. It was pretty funny. I had been telling them about his throw up and how it would just come and they got the privledge of witnessing it first hand. The exciting news is that now we have clinic only once of month!!! Yahoo!!! I am so excited. I do love all of the wonderful people on Transplant team especially Emily and Michelle. They are amazing and I love chatting with them. But we will have to catch up monthly now. I am so thrilled at how Daxton is thriving. Hopefully he will keep pluggin along.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Busy summer

So far this summer is turning out to be a busy one. The girls are taking ballet, I am taking a cake decorating class(super fun), lots of play dates, family reunions, Lagoon, training for my half marathon and lots of other fun stuff. The marathon training is kicking my butt. Tonight I ran 3 1/2 miles. It is getting a little easier the more I do it which is nice. I have decided to run the Top of Utah half marathon it is on August 29th, the day after my birthday-thats a nice birthday present to me. I'm excited!

Me and the girls on the tilt-o-whirl.

My first cake.

Yay for Daxton he is finally standing!!

My family with Great Grandma and Grandpa Hilton

Cutest boy in the world hangin out at the family reunion

Last weekend we went to a friends house and their little son was playing with a basketball Daxton was so so excited so my little sister and I went on a quest for some balls. We found this big bag of balls at the DI for $4. After lots and lots of sanitizing Daxton was in heaven.