Monday, September 20, 2010

Sleep Walking?

Last night Brian and I were in bed and watching a little TV. We heard the door to the boys' room open, and waited for the inevitable sound of Brennan crying. Instead, our door opened and Brennan walked in without a sound.

He and Brian looked at each other. "What's wrong?" Brian asked. No answer. "Do you need to go potty?" No answer as Brennan looked around and glanced at the TV. Brian picked Brennan up to give him a hug, then Brennan laid down next to him on our bed. He laid there watching the TV like this was a normal thing... just coming in to hang out. Brian and I joked about it for a while, then Brian picked Brennan up to carry him back to his own bed. Brennan looked a little startled but still didn't say a word as he was carried out of our room. Very strange.

What makes this weird is that neither of our children has ever slept in our bed with us, or even attempted it. It's a personal preference not to open that door, so to speak. (You know, "never start a habit you're going to have to break.") The only reason our children come in to our room at night is if they need help going potty or were having a bad dream or something. Anyway, Brian and I got a kick out of it. We're pretty sure Brennan was sleep walking.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010


While playing with Star Wars legos with his friend: "Wyatt, isn't my Dad the best?!!"
Wyatt: "Yeah, he's even better than me."

Walking in to Sacrament meeting one Sunday, Brennan proudly bragged to the Elders Quorum President as he walked by: "My Dad knows the Gospel!"


Brennan's surgery has been rescheduled while the Ear, Nose, & Throat Dr's office goes in with Brennan's primary care physician to appeal the denial by the insurance. Apparently, he hasn't had enough ear infections for sufficient treatment history. Hopefully things will work out. Unfortunately, at the moment it's been rescheduled for his first "real" day of school. I'm very disappointed about that, but what can you do?

Brennan met his teacher yesterday in a one-on-one meeting. Mrs. L is super nice, as I'd heard from other ward members. She tested Brennan on how well he knows his colors, numbers, reading, counting, writing, and drawing. Not a complete IQ test or anything, just to get a basic idea. She showed Brennan two cards, one said "red" and the other "pink" or something. She asked him to identify "red" and he did. She said, "Good job, how did you know?" Brennan responded, pointing to the card, "Because it says RED" in a sort of "duh" tone of voice. She then showed him "black" and "brown" and asked him to identify the one that said black. He did so apparently (I was filling out a questionaire and only got some of their conversation) and she complimented him that "most kids don't look at the end of the word for clues." I was pretty proud. Anyway, it went well and he's excited to start kindergarten next week.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

For those who care

Brennan's ear and adenoid surgery were scheduled for this Wednesday, the 8th. When I originally scheduled it then, I was pretty sure that was the first day of school, but I thought since we'd be gone that Friday anyway, might as well keep him out those 3 days in a row and start school being able to hear the following Monday.

Then, I gave it some more thought. It would be nice, after all, to be there for the first few days when there's introductions and rules laid out and all that. I was on the verge of rescheduling his surgery, but wanted to find out for sure the school schedule (Is there a staggered start? Which days? ect. Because I transferred Brennan back from a different school I'd considered, I had to wait until the offices opened Aug 25th to do that, and had been waiting still to receive the welcome letter and all the info. Ugh!) Anyway, I decided to go ahead and reschedule the surgery... but in true Heather form, I didn't do it yesterday as intended.

And then, that evening I got my mail. Hurray, the info from the school I've been waiting for! As it turns out, school does start Wednesday the 8th - for grades 1+. During that time though, the Kindergartners and their parents have individual meetings with their teacher. Then, classes start the following Monday and Tuesday (staggered). What a huge blessing! I had wanted so badly for Brennan to be able to hear well when he started school, and now he will, thanks to them starting Kindergarten the following week. So, this long explanation for those who care, is that Brennan WILL be having surgery Wednesday the 8th, so be sure to keep him in your prayers that day. :-)

(Also, I got Brennan in the afternoon Kindergarten. Woo-hoo, one more year of sleeping in as late as we do... not that that was the main reason, but a perk for sure.)