Sunday, April 17, 2011

Weekend fun....

Yesterday, we took full advantage of the dreary, cold, windy crapola weather and went bowling. B and I have been together for over 8 years and this is the 1st time we'd ever gone bowling together. SO. MUCH. FUN. We had a dear friend of ours with us (who thankfully remembered her camera), whom the kids affectionately refer to as 'Tornado Jessica'. Little minds NEVER forget....she and her boyfriend were at our house long ago when we unexpectedly got some nasty weather and the tornado sirens went off. So, we set up camp in our basement and had a tornado party....Rule of Life #783, any word seems a LOT less scary when you add party to the end of it! Thanks, Tornado Jess, for documenting a fun day!!

Rocking the bowling kicks....

Someone was really excited....she even had to wear her 'lucky tights'. And, yes, she really does call them her lucky tights. Big brother was pretty excited to be the helper.

OH, the anticipation!! And the ball took a really, really loooonnnnnngg time to make it to the pins. All twenty rolls.

Proud big brother and really proud sister. This is her best version of Dora's 'We did it' dance.

You can definitely tell that we had a female friend with us....mommy is actually included in a picture! I swear, if you look back through our family photos it's like I never even existed....

I truly hope no one ever spoils the secret and tells him it's not really the lowest scorer in bowling that is the winner :)

CF update : Rylan had clinic a week and a half ago, and other than she is still a little skinny minnie, she got a clean bill of health. We got 'the dreaded call' this past week with her culture results, however this time I think the nurse had to put the phone down for a minute as I screamed loudly in her ear after she said NO PSEUDOMONAS! Thank you, GOD. The dietician wants to see us back in 6 weeks to track her weight. Since January, she's grown an inch and a half and put on less than a pound in weight....bringing her BMI back down to 22%. I struggle with this...since she is pancreatic sufficient I have a hard time loading her up with calories and fat...but on the flipside, studies show CF'ers (regardless of pancreas function) that weigh more have bigger lungs and bigger lungs function better. So, I am putting my mommy issues aside and trusting our dietician. Got to go serve up some guacamole :)


  1. Looks like so much fun! I wish I had lucky tights.
    I didn't know Rylan was pancreatic sufficient. I am too! Even at this OLD age! Hopffully she stays that way. It sure make like with CF a little more managable...

  2. Awesome pics. Thanks for sharing. So great to see big bro, little sis playing together... makes me smile =)
    Glad to hear that Ry is doing so well & is pseudomonas free :-) Tell Rylan that Holten would love to share his Guacamole with her... although it's not helping him pack on excess pounds, he is a muscly little thing & already over 30" tall. Avocado's are one of his all time fav's!!

  3. Does everyone in that family have that photogenic smile? :-) It's the little things that make life worth living and you got to experience one of my favorite "little things" this weekend: Putting you regular shoes on after wearing bowling shoes for 3 hours. Hooray.

    P.S. - Your kids are stinkin' cute!