Thursday, January 24, 2008

Cutest Kids Ever...

Call me biased if you will, but I'm pretty sure I have the cutest kids on the planet... These are Bella's 3 year old pictures taken back in October by Mouritsen photography.



Tonight I took the kids to Old Navy to do a little winter clearance shopping. Bella got a few things and this was her bedtime prayer: "Heavenly Father, thank thee for this day. Thank thee for my new shirt. Thank thee for my new pants. Thank thee for my new sweater. Name of Jesus Christ, Amen". Well, at least she is grateful! Bella loves clothes. She changes her outfit a dozen times a day. You should see the laundry I do! Ez pukes all over his clothes so I've got double the load with him and Bella changes her clothes so often that she fills up her laundry basket and I'm not sure what is really dirty and what isn't so it all gets washed. Is 3 years old too young to teach her how to do her own laundry??? :)
Our smiley guy...

We took Ez in for his upper GI testing on Monday. He had to drink 6 ounces of chalky, no calorie, strawberry flavored barrium. Blaine and I were amazed at how he was guzzling it. No problems there! Then they took live x-rays every 15 minutes over the course of 5 hours to track the progress of the dye through out his intestines and into the colon. We got the results back today and we learned absolutely nothing new. He has acid reflux and malrotation of the intestines. But, since he has been throwing up less this past week, and since the x-rays didn't reveal anything new, we are not going to do the more intrusive tests at this time. Yippee!!! We feel like he is progressing, albeit slowly, and we are optimistic that he will continue to get better as the months pass. Oh, and that barrium stuff...if only he knew how that strawberry flavored chalk would back him up for the next few days...I don't think he would have been as eager to drink it. Boy, has he (and therefore us) had a rough few days.

14 comments:

Alison said...

I really think Bella has Blaine's smile in that first picture! They are such cuties. I was worried about Ez being blocked after the barrium--hope that he's got it all out of his system now.

Amy said...

Love, love, LOVE the pictures! Bella is such a beautiful little girl, and Ez is such a cutie! What a sweet little smile!

Steve and Kelli Fam said...

of course your kids are the cutest...but you know its a tie right? Love those smiles. Does Ez have a little redness in his hair? Sometimes it looks like it in his pics. I think he looks like blaine sometimes.

KrisJ said...

LOVE the photos! She is so comercial right! And Ez and his grin is heart melting! Ive been waiting for this post about his test results and it stinks you went through all of that and nothing new. But I guess if its still the same ol rather than something worse thats good news. And CONGRATS 5 lbs! Thats awesome good job!!!!!

Harris Family said...

Love the pictures. I have a soft spot for red heads. Ez is looking great!!

Jeremy&Emily said...

Bella is so cute! I absolutely LOVE her red hair! I'm so jealous, I always wanted to be a natural red head! Ez has the cutest little smile! It just melts your heart!

The Cox Family said...

Wow- Bella looks stunning! You have a beautiful 3 year old and a very handsome newborn!

Jen said...

What darling pictures of Bella!! I LOVED the first one. Man, I like their style of photography. Wish they were out here in Utah. We are headed to get family pictures tomorrow and Gracie's two year pictures. Good to talk to you today. . should have checked your blog for an update. You probably wondered why I didn't already know about the test results. Sorry, I haven't been checking blogs lately.

Elaine said...

Oh my goodness. Those pictures of Bella are amazing! Ez is soo cute! I want to kiss him. I'm happy he won't have to endure further testing for now. Hurray!

tamiz said...

You definately have a couple of lookers! I kept wondering how Ez's x-rays went so I was frequently checking your blog...Every time I did I'd see the "Mind your own business" title and be reminded that I should do just that and wait for your update! So, did you tie the all time record for most bunkos? Ez will have a buddy next month, Jude's decided to be a Momma's boy.

The Serr Family said...

I can TOTALLY sympathize with 3 year old's, clothes, and laundry. I'm sure I wash more clean clothes than dirty clothes. Kaya even wants to change Logan's clothes for him!! Argh!! Your kids are beautiful. :)

Robb and Kris said...

That first pic of Bella in front of the brick wall is my FAV. What a cutie. So sorry about all the puke...he just keeps plugging along and is so handsome.

Hawkley Family said...

Okay, your kids are pretty darn cute! Actually, I think all the Allen kids are the cutest, hands down! Glad to hear that Ez is doing better. It was good to get the results from the test because at least now you know instead of always wondering. Hopefully things will keep progressing for him. Ryan always asks in his prayers for Ez to stop throwing up and that he will keep his food down. We will keep it up!

AshbyFamily said...

I love that Bella prayed for her new clothes.