Thursday, April 30, 2009

Breckenridge, Colorado 2009

First we stopped in Denver to visit with Nana and Grandma. It was the first time that Elyse and Grandma had the chance to meet, so it was very special. Elyse and Payton had a great time playing in the garden and visiting with everyone.
Payton and Elyse at Grandma's house. Elly had lots of fun going up and down those stairs! Payton taught her how to slide down on her bottom and she just giggled and giggled.

Then we headed up to Breckenridge to meet up with Nanna and Poppie to go skiing and snowboarding. We made the traditional stop to kiss the buffalo. However, Elyse decided that she DID NOT want to get close enough to the buffalo to pet it, let alone kiss it.

Payton and Elyse exploring the town of Breckenridge. It's a beautiful town full of cute little shops and great restaurants. Everyone had a great time on the slopes. Payton especially enjoyed snowboarding!

Elyse LOVED hanging out with Poppie. They "skied" together and had a blast!

Boys and Girls Glub Competitive League Champions...

John Marcus, Mason, Payton, Caleb and Noah.
Number 1!

Trophy presentation.

Nice shot!
Congratulations to the Stingers on winning 1st place in the B&G Club competitive league. The boys had a blast and learned a lot. They missed having a perfect season by only 1 point!! Way to go guys! We're so proud of you!

Football Action Shots...

It's a foot race.

Off to the races!

Looking for the open man.

Quarterback scramble.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

My Little Tiger...

Check out the way Elyse devoured her pizza at lunch today. She was not messin' around!! Rrroooaarrr!!!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

He Shoots, He Scores...

As most of you know, Payton is the athlete of the family. He plays football, basketball, and runs track. This weekend we traveled to Little Rock with his AAU Basketball team for their state tournament, however; things didn’t go according to plan.

Payton had an asthma attack shortly into the first game. This scared me to death because he hasn’t had any problems with his asthma in several years. The doctors had said he’d outgrown it and we didn’t even have an inhaler anymore. So…off we went to the hospital where they did a chest x-ray, examined him, and gave him an inhaler. He basically just cheered on his team this weekend since he was unable to play. This was hard for him because he loves to be in the middle of the game making big plays!

Yesterday I took him to his pediatrician to have him checked out and they did some breathing tests to measure how much air he was able to take in…the results showed that his airways were about 50% inflamed, so he had really been struggling to breathe.

Now we’re going to take it easy for a while as he adjusts to the steroids and inhaler they gave him. Hopefully these will take care of it so that he’ll be able to get back to the activities he loves so much.

Elyse was a trooper throughout the whole weekend. She spent hours and hours in the gym…and hours waiting at the ER… Poor thing! But she handled it well.

Now we just need both of the kiddos to stay healthy for a little bit…

Here Goes Nothing...

Welcome to our new blog! We are excited to start this new blog to share with our family and friends. This is my (Christy’s) first time blogging and I am excited to get started. Ryan, of course, is a pro at all things that involve technology. Several of my friends have blogs and I LOVE to read them and see what is going on in their lives, so I decided it was about time that we start one of our own. So here goes nothing…