Thursday, August 26, 2010

Quick update

This week didn't go as planned. Chris came down very sick a weekago and bas basically been in bed since. Yesterday we made our 3rd trip to the Doctor. We went to the ER because we wanted answers adn treatment now. After tests we found out poor Chris has pneumonia. He received 2 bags of IV fluids and 2 bags of antibiotic fluids. Thankfully he is starting to finally recover. This makes me very thankful for our families health. This week has pretty much been me and the boys. I have missed my helping husband terribly. Last night we got to spend a few minutes alone in the lving room talking and I was so happy to have him back.

We are heading to San Antonio tomorrow. We are very excited. I pray that Chris continues to improve and is able to share some time with us.

Monday, August 23, 2010

The Beginning of the End (of elementary school that is)

New School

Today marks the beginning of the last year of Elementary school for Bryson. As we drove to his new school today for the start of his 5th grade year I felt a little teary. Then I thought, this is silly, it is just 5th grade. I think I am just nervous for Bryson to go off and start a new school. This has been a long time coming. We have talked and talked about it but I know he was a little nervous this morning. I want him to have a good day and a fun day but I know what the first day in a new school is like. It is hard. I just wish I could check in on him. Wouldn’t it be great if they had cameras in the classroom and you could spy online? I would be on that all day.

You will notice he is going to Lakewood. Previously everything had been about Pirtle. Well Thursday I got a call from someone at Pirtle saying sorry but we are over crowded and you will need to take your son to Lakewood. I was not happy and knew Bryson would be upset. Not that there is anything wrong with Lakewood. It is great. Julie went there. But we were all set and ready to buy the Tshirts for Pirtle. Bryson took the news as well as could be expected. He cried for about 30 minutes. But I assured him it was all ok and that night we would go meet the teacher and everything would work out. So sure enough we went to meet the teacher and the attitude changes. Everything was ok. Plus we bought out all the Lakewood Tshirts. So now we are dressed for success!!!!

Yesterday we were at Target buying the final school supplies. I felt like we got a sign that Lakewood was where we were supposed to be. I pulled out the old worn list that I had picked up a few weeks earlier for school supplies. When I opened it I saw that the list I had picked up weeks earlier was actually for Lakewood. I had picked up the wrong one before. I showed Bryson and said see this is where you were supposed to go all along. Everything will be ok.

This morning Bryson said his stomach hurt and I assured him it was just nerves. We got up early and had breakfast. Chris tried to be a part but he is still fighting an illness. We loaded up and made the 17 minute drive to Lakewood (I timed it). When he was getting out I saw the nerves on his face but I said you will have a good day. He goes to BCYC after school and I will be anxious to pick him up. My little boy is growing up so fast.

This Friday we head to San Antonio to watch the Tigers play in the Alamo dome. We are so excited. I am sure a post will come soon about that.

I hope everyone has a wonderful school year. I know we will.

Telling Bubba Bye!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Bryson turns 10!

Ten years ago I was young, nervous, excited, and scared. I was having a baby boy 6 weeks too early. I went from a routine doctor visit, to bed rest, to the hospital, to induction in a matter of 24 hours. Then the 43 hour standoff for my first son to come into the world began.

At 7:20 on 8/20 Bryson Riley Trimmier Mills was born. He weighed a whopping 4lbs 9ozs. He was delivered and taken immediately to the NICU and thus began the hardest 2 weeks of my life. He was sweet and gentle from the beginning. A little mischievous and a lot cuddly. I remember going to see him for the first time and being overwhelmed by all the gadgets attached to his little body. He was under what looked like a cake lid that provided him oxygen and there were many cords attached with all kinds of irritating bells and whistles. Looking back his NICU stay was a virtual cake walk compared to what we could do 7 years later when his baby brother was born but at the time it was hard. I remember going home without my first born and crying the whole way there. I went home with just enough time to put stuff down and wanted to immediately go back.

Now he is turning 10, and three days later will start his last year of elementary school. The other night when I thought about writing this post I started to look for the pictures from his birth. I couldn't locate the photo album and that started an hour long meltdown of tears. I wanted to see the pictures, I wanted to remember that tiny little boy. I found them and stared and ooooed and ahhhed. Then was a little sad because I no longer had a baby.

Bryson is still the same boy. Sweet, sensitive, a little mischievous,and still cuddly. Honestly that is how I want him to stay. He is also smart, funny,and the best big brother ever. It is hard to watch your kids grow up. You want them to be little forever. But now my goals for him must change. I want him to be a kind and grateful man one day. So I will tell my baby happy birthday and let him grow up and hope that we can be the example of what we want him to become. I love you Bryson!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Getting ready for SA

We are taking a little trip to San Antonio on the 27th. Partly for Brysons birthday and partly just for fun. Today I purchased something I have been wanting for a while to capture the memories. Can't wait.

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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Summer coming to a close

School will be starting in less than 2 weeks. I am not the mom who is ready for her kids to go back I am the one who wants them to stay out forever. We are ready though. Supplies bought and backpack loaded.

As everyone knows school has not been easy for Bryson. It actually has been pretty much like a living HELL. So this year we knew we could not go on in the school that he had been with. We made the decision to transfer him to Belton. This summer when the approval letter for his transfer came the way his face lit up was priceless. I took him with me to pay his tuition and as we were walking out Bryson said to me, " Mom, they may think it was short but it has been forever me trying to come here." Bryson has always wanted to be a Tiger and last year he said he had to move no matter what. Chris and I knew that we had to take on this financial responsibility to help him. He needed this. We are hoping this makes school a positive experience for his and the rest of us.

Bryson will be going to Pirtle. He is all registered and ready to go. I made the comment the other day that our family looks better in red than blue anyway. I am ready to start fresh. GO BIG RED!