Sunday, December 28, 2008

Avery vs. tile floor....

We spent the afternoon in the ER. Avery had a spell and fell out of a chair at a restaurant onto the tile floor and didn't attempt to catch herself at all. The blood was every where! Poor baby. No stitches, nothing to stitch. But while we were there I had them check on her ears and sure enough she has an infection SO a shot of antibiotic and a script for more and we are home recouping. She looks so pathetic!

Christmas pictures....

I am a little late on posting pictures. It has been a LONG week!
Avery checking out Elmo Live! She still doesn't know what to think!Cole's big present from Santa---Thomas Action Canyon
My niece, Bridget and Avery

The only picture of Avery in her Christmas outfit! She was so sick and miserable!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas!

Well all is not well in the Akins' house! Cole has a fever, double ear infection and a sinus infection. Avery has a fever and a really bad cough. I should have taken her to the doctor yesterday too but at the time she wasn't running a fever! It is almost 8 am and Cole is still asleep. He is unaware that Santa has been here! We are going to my parents later this morning to open present and have breakfast. I hope that Cole can rally enough to enjoy his presents!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

daddy love

a difference in a year

I was looking back at old pictures this morning. This picture was taken exactly 1 year ago. She has lost so much function in a year. She has NO hand function left. Makes me so sad!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Neuro update

Yesterday both kids had neuro appointments. Cole's was a 6 month check up. Every thing is great! He is exceeding every ones hopes and dreams! He is 48 pounds and just a half an inch shy of 4 feet tall! Dr. Dave said patients like Cole are why is went into medicine!

Avery on the other hand...We decided to put her on a low dose of Zoloft. She seems to have anxiety which may or may not be making her hyperventilate more. She is having drop episodes not seizure related---oxygen related. She is hyperventilating so much that her brain isn't getting enough oxygen so she kind of passes out. We are going to have to start putting her helmet on if we cant get her breathing slowed down. She had 2 episodes while in with the doctor. One time she fell so hard that she got a huge goose egg right at the top of her forehead.

We also have to get some blood work done to check her tegratol level and general blood levels. We are also taking her for an EKG, it is something that I have known she needed but put off for some reason. Some rett girls have whats called long Q-T syndrome that can cause a fatal arrhythmia.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Cutest reindeer

No writting needed! Enjoy!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Cole funny!

So I was helping Cole get dressed and told him to go get some pants off my bed (I was sorting laundry). I didn't pay attention to what he had on for almost an hour when it finally caught my attention. Cole had on grey sweat pant Capris. Cole doesn't own any grey sweat pant Capris. Upon further inspection I find that Cole has on AVERY'S sweatpants! Yes, my 5 year old fit into my 2 year olds pants! He is now refusing to take them off! He is such a weirdo :)

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Good times!

Saturday we had friends over to watch the Iron Bowl (for those who live under a rock OR outside the state of Alabama, it is the biggest college football game of the year!). Despite the outcome not going our way, we had a great time hanging out. I think there is a future romance between Cole and Madison---they took a tubby together!

(Caroline{my god-daughter} and her mommy, Rachael) (Madison, Pat, Thad, Cole, Rachael, Caroline, Avery, Me)
Cole and Madison
What's that under the water???

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Turkey happenings

Thad's brother, Meador and his "new" family came to town for turkey day. We have had a great time hanging out. Cole LOVES his Uncle Meador!
Uncle Meador, Mama G, and Daddy
Mommy, Cole, Debbie and Austin
Cole, Uncle Meador and Austin
Cole and Uncle Meador
Avery's new poncho (its a bit big, Mama G is going to fix it for us!)

Monday, November 17, 2008

Farm pictures(finally!)

Just got these from Cole's teacher! Thought I would share.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Sweet monkey!

Floors completed

Avery is super excited to have her t.v. back! Too say she was stressed about her house being out of whack is an under statement.

Monday, November 10, 2008


We are in the process of putting wood floors in the main living areas. I was SO sick of the carpet. With 2 small kids and several others in and out all the time, it never had a fighting chance. The wood is almost done and it looks AWESOME! Avery has enjoyed clomping on it and hearing the noise it makes.

Farm Day

Cole's school hosted a Farm Day this past Friday. He got to be out of uniform if he dressed like a farmer. Here was our rendition.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

PT thursday

It's Thursday which means PT with Mrs. Cindy! She has a student shadowing her, ironically named Carrie! Mrs. Cindy brought her an Elmo doll---not to enthused though.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Class party

I went and took a "special snack" to Cole's class today. Parties are no longer permitted...Here is a picture of Cole's girlfriend. She is next in alphabetical order so they spend quite a bit of time together! She is so sweet. I approve! :P

Who lives in a pineapple.....

....under the sea? SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS!

and our sweet lady-bug

Happy Halloween!

What fearful shapes and shadows beset his path, amidst the dim and ghastly glare of a snowy night! With what wistful look did he eye every trembling ray of light streaming across the waste fields from some distant window! How often was he appalled by some shrub covered with snow, which, like a sheeted specter, beset his very path! How often did he shrink with curdling awe at the sound of his own steps on the frosty crust beneath his feet; and dread to look over his shoulder, lest he should behold some uncouth being tramping close behind him! and how often was he thrown into complete dismay by some rushing blast, howling among the trees, in the idea that it was the Galloping Hessian on one of his nightly scouring! - - - Washington Irving --a quote from "The Legend of Sleep Hollow"

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Triple the fun!

I bought the triplets some halloween onesies. Today was the photo shoot! They are all getting to have quite entertaining personalities!

(Joel, Claire, Collin)
(Joel & Collin) Claire