5.29.2010

A day at the park

Cutty-boy explores with dad...
Dad takes exploring too far...(the water is cold, bbbrrr)

Mom comforts cutty-boy...

Cutty-boy wants food...

5.26.2010

a little gem for a laugh

 I feel like I have so much to update on here, but I haven't had the time, but I can post this little tidbit.  I couldn't resist sharing this picture anyways. (Sorry it's a little blurry.)  I was taking pictures for Shannon before she headed back to Arizona and Payson wanted to be in every shot. We tried to explain to Payson that these pictures were just Preston alone and that we'd take some of him next. He did not like that. He stormed off. However, he stepped in the frame of this picture just as I was getting ready to take this of Preston. Totally unexpected! I love Payson's scowl...it still makes me laugh!

5.20.2010

Pray for my sister Sheena and her family

This last Monday I had a pediatrician appointment for Liam. We were at the front desk filling out paperwork when I felt someone tap me on the shoulder. I turned around to find my sister Sheena and brother-in-law Bradley. They were just leaving the doctors office. They were going to find out the sex of their baby that day and our whole family was eager with anticipation.

"What are you having?", I asked. Then I noticed something wrong. Sheena's face was red and tears were in her eyes. One of them answered that they were having a girl. "What's wrong Sheena? You didn't want a girl." Sheena couldn't speak, she was so overcome with emotion. All she could do was shake her head. "What's wrong," I repeated. "Is the baby okay?" Bradley said, "Oh, we'll tell you later." Now I was getting emotional. "Bradley, is the baby okay?" That's when I found out the complications. Bradley and Sheena had not only found out they were having girl, they'd also found out it's organs were growing on the outside of it's body and that their baby had fluid on the brain. They would need to see a specialist to find out more.

They've since learned that in addition to the other complications, the left side of it's brain is abnormally larger than the right. There's technical terms, but the gist of it all is that they suspect some chromosome defect or an extra chromosome. They are testing the amniotic fluid to learn more. And now they wait for two weeks til they learn more. If the baby has an extra chromosome, the baby will die. They doctors said abortion is an option, but of coarse, the Reisners refuse to take that route. Sheena may have to carry her baby full term knowing that it may only live an hour. Other possibilities, the baby doesn't have an extra chromosone and it will indefinately have to undergo surgeries and it may have some mental retardation. Pray for my sister and her family.

To hear Sheena's side of the story or to leave a nice comment, visit her blog HERE.

5.11.2010

Lynnae & Eli at prom

My mom wanted me to post some pictures of Lynnae at prom so she could show my grandparents...so here you go mom. (Hi grandma and grandfather!)

5.09.2010

Chunky goodness of the lovey kisses of the greatest reward (my title is dedicated to Traci)

Liam is getting so chunky! The most frequent regarding him is "he doesn't miss a meal". He is now 3 months, but has outgrown 3 month clothing. He wears 6-9 month old clothing and last week he weighed in at 16.6 pounds and 25 inches. Time for a picture update.

5.08.2010

Grateful

Today was a nice day.  Nothing spectacular, but just nice.
Chad & I attended the ground breaking services for the Kansas City, MO lds temple.  At first it was a little distracting because the connection with the groundbreaking service kept on getting disrupted.
Then finally the webcast gets connected and Liam begins to get fussy.
I head to the foyer with him.  We listen to the service as I pace the foyer with a bounce in my step to rock him.  We looked at the pictures of Christ on the walls.  "There's Jesus", I'd say, pointing to the pictures, as if Liam understands me.  Maybe he does.
Things were peaceful.  In the peace my thoughts wandered.  I realized how lucky I was to be attending the groundbreaking of a temple in a city that early latter-day saints only dreamt of building in.  I felt grateful.  I thought about how so much that I have and enjoy can be accredited to the lives lived by my ancestors and others that came before me.  It was humbling.  I felt that being a mother and teaching these things to my son will be one of the greatest things I can do.  I cried.
Sometimes I think it's good to cry, whether sad or grateful, it's good.  It helps me feel alive.  It lets me know I'm not numb.  Have you cried lately?
Tonight I was blog hopping and came upon a link to a inspirational video.  I cried again.  I need to go to bed.  :)  But for those of you that might need a good cry, give it a watch...HERE (it's also very fitting for Mother's day)
Happy mother's day to my mom and all you other mom's out there.  Okay, now I'm off to bed.
Oh, one last thing- I got an early mother's day surprise.  Aren't they cute?