Wednesday, December 30, 2009


Surgery went well yesterday. Jaxen had gangrene of the appendix, and it perforated. So, he is stuck in the hospital until at least Saturday, maybe even Sunday. He is walking around and doing really well.

I think he is surviving fine with the cable channels, movie channels, and all the board games he has been playing with one parent or the other.

He is on a liquid diet at the moment (although in recent developments he was allowed some saltines). He is a hanging in there.

Tomorrow he should be able to start on simple solids. Nothing to heavy.

It is definitely interesting finding good times to go up there. Shaun has been staying over night, it is hard, because as the mom you feel like it should be you...but you can't do it with a nursing baby. Jaxen wanted me to stay tonight...but I think it is just because he dad snores. Shhh...don't say anything. ;)

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

New Children's Hospital...

on Dobson is very nice. Wish I didn't know that, but glad never the less.

Jaxen is in surgery right now to remove his appendix...glad it happened after we got home from our trip up north and not while we were there. His stomach started hurting up there on Sunday afternoon. We thought it was something he ate or a stomach bug. It wasn't until this morning that the pain moved to the right side and I got concerned. Took him right to ER and they were convinced it was appendicitis pretty much right away.

He is hanging in there like a trooper. Feel free to send prayers our way. It will definitely be interesting with a nursing baby on how this visitation will all work out. They don't allow children in the rooms, even if they are related.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Scripture Study

Who knew that scripture study could be so riveting? I lost them, one at a time, from youngest to oldest.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Dear Family and Friends,

Is it just me, or does Christmas seem to come every six months?! It doesn’t seem like it should be that time a year again, yet here we are staring Santa in the face. This year has been about as eventful as they come. Thank heavens we are no worse for wear, but we had our fair share of unusual, unexpected moments.

In July of this year we welcomed the newest member of the family, Kaysen James. He came late (no surprise) and weighed 9 pounds 14 ounces (big surprise). He has been an absolute joy. He sleeps well, smiles often, and gets along great with his brothers and sister. Owen absolutely adores him and is overall very sweet with him.

Owen has a run in with a door in June, a few weeks before we were anticipating the arrival of our yet named baby boy. His finger was shut in the hinge side of the door. He broke the tip of his right pinkie and had to have stitches. It was pretty terrifying as a parent; I think he handled it better than I did. All has healed well and he will maintain all five fingers for future use. Owen turned two in August. Oh, how time flies. He had a ball themed birthday because at the time he was obsessed with balls. He has moved on to other things lately and really enjoys reading.

Ember turned five this year and was finally able to start school.This girl has been asking about school since she could talk! We love her teacher and think she is doing extremely well. We decided to put her in full day kindergarten because she definitely has the energy to go all day. She is doing very well. Ember started soccer this year and did really well. She scored several goals over the season and it was fun to watch her grow in her soccer skills.

Jaxen turned seven this year and entered second grade. He is excelling in everything and his teacher is having him tested for PACE (accelerated program) in January. She is really good about challenging him. Jaxen also played soccer this year. His team, the Blue Fire Devils, were undefeated for the season. They scored over 80+ goals for the season with all the other teams scoring a combined 7 points. It was an exciting year.

Shaunton is still plugging away at work. He took the PE and we hope to hear good news come Christmas. I think that would be the only thing he really wants for Christmas is to pass that test…and maybe a Wii.

Overall 2009 was an eventful year. We had good times, bad times, scary times, fun times, and now is a time to reflect on all those times. We have grown, loved, and worked together. Hopefully next year will be full of the same for us as well as you and yours.


The Davis Family

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Dear Mom,

You know I love you, right? Well, I wanted to share a secret with you. You know that saying, "You learn something new every day"? It's true!

I found out that if I stick my finger in Kaysen's mouth so he can suck on it, he will get sick too.

I found out that just because I can climb up a short ladder doesn't mean I can climb down by myself.

I now know that bubbles on a wand don't taste very good.

I found out that when you leave the room to brush Ember's teeth after giving me Cream of Wheat, I can make a big (but silent) mess.

I now know what your shocked face looks like. Have I seen that one before? Hmm, can't remember...

I now know that Cream of Wheat is not so easy to get off a two year old, the walls, the floor and a highchair. I even had it in my hair for extra credit.

I now know that somehow you had the patience to do that, and then feed me something else for breakfast (and clean me up again).

Mom, I love you! Just think, in two more years you will be having this same kind of fun with Kaysen and I will know everything!