Here are a few cute pics of Liam with Karson. They seriously love each other and it is so fun to watch! Karson is already teaching Liam how to make silly faces and the other day I had to wake Liam from his afternoon nap to go to my eye appt and he was so good because he got to hang with his big brother.
|Liam and Karson making silly faces!|
|Happy hanging with his brother|
We finally found time to go sledding! It's a favorite winter activity of ours, but with all the holiday things we had going, we haven't had time to go until Saturday. We let the boys bring one of their favorite friends who lives in our neighborhood and we went to a nearby hill. The boys found a place where somebody had built a double jump on the hill and just couldn't resist! They went a few times with no problem but the last time Karson and Logan went they biffed it big time! And yes I was a bad mom and laughed...actually I still laugh every time I see it! They were both fine so it's okay :) Here is some video from the day and a few pics.
|Even I got to go :)|
|Me and Kaid before smashing into the fence haha|
|Preston and Kaid|
|Liam bundled up!|
Sunday after church we went to Lindsay and PJ's for a BBQ to watch the Packers vs. Bears game...unfortunately Utah is one of like 4 states in the country who wasn't airing that game! We ended up watching the 49ers vs Cardinals and still had so much fun. The kiddos had fun and the grown ups laughed a lot. We love our awesome friends! :)
|Becca and Liam|
Lastly I mentioned that Karson helped me with Liam at an eye appt the other day. Well I'm scheduled to get PRK surgery on the 31st (tomorrow!). Its something I've looked into before but never followed through with. A friend of mine mentioned she was getting LASIK as part of a study one of her friends is doing up at the University of Utah and she told me I should see if I qualify. I went in and sure enough I do qualify for the study! Only not for LASIK. I have to do PRK.
The surgery itself isn't the study part (or I'd be to sceered to do it! lol). So what is the study? Before the surgery they blow a puff of air in your eye to test the strength of your eye (which they do whether you are part of the study or not) But with the study they will blow the puff of air in my eye again a few months after the surgery to see if it changed.
I've talked to a couple people who have done PRK instead of LASIK and they all say the first week or two is horrible BUT they also all say they would do it again and in the long run it was worth it! With PRK, rather than cutting a flap on your eye and then repairing it and putting the flap back down, they will just scrape the top layer of skin completely off your eye. The lady says it will heal the same way as a skinned knee, meaning your vision takes a few weeks to improve. With LASIK your vision is better by the next day usually. Because they remove that skin and it has to heal it is painful and a longer recovery. I'll be blind, on painkillers and have 5 different eye drops for about a week!
Justin's sister is going to babysit the day of the surgery while Justin takes me and then my sister is coming in town and I'll have the big boys around to help. I've made the kids lunches for the week so that is one less thing I'll have to worry about but there isn't much I can do ahead of time as far as Liams needs go so I'm very grateful that I'll have my big boy helpers and my sister! I am super excited for it to be done and over with but also very anxious about the next week or two so wish me luck!