Our Family

Our Family
Kanin, Korbyn & Tina

Tuesday, August 23, 2011


Well, it's official, i am the mother of a Kindergartener. Kanin didn't sleep great last night, he never really did say why, but I think it had to do with nerves. He was up from 320-515 off and on. I did get a message from his teacher saying he was doing ok, just needed alot of redirection. This is quite normal for him, because no matter what we do for him, he is a busy boy. I have been a nervous wreck all day and tear up out of the blue. Jesse and I did take Korbyn out to dinner, and surprisingly enough, he is doing ok, just asked where Kanin is a few times.

Here are a few pics (sorry if you are on FB, they are the same pics!!)

Monday, August 15, 2011

One week...

One week from now, I am sure you will find me pacing the halls worrying about Kanin's first day of school the next day. I am sure he will do fine, but this mom has a lot of worries and fears!! Look out Mrs Cook and class, Kanin is on his way to Kindergarten!!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Been awhile, again...

Once again it has been awhile since I posted, so much for being a regular poster! Oh well!! Summer has come and is virtually gone before our eyes!! It hasn't been that great of a summer, primarily because of the flooding, rain and cool start. We did enjoy our summer despite it all. The biggest downer was the cancelling of the state fair, but the boys didn't know our plans to go, so we made their yearly check up in Bismarck a 2 day trip and hit the zoo, stayed in a motel and had fun. I suppose I better add that the last few weeks have been kind of discouraging because our apartment is wet due to the rain. First it was just the boys' room, but last Tuesday it ended up being my room as well as the living room, so we have been staying with mom and dad, waiting for it to dry.

On the ups, well, we have been busy, we have made a couple of zoo trips, went to Grand Forks a few times with Jesse, went to the country fair a couple of days, went back to MN with Jesse to meet his family, and Jesse has spent most of his time off here with us. Kanin has learned how to ride his bike without training wheels and they have spent a lot of time riding their powerwheels over at Grandma and Grandpa's house. Speaking of Grandma and Grandpa, we also helped them move into a new house this summer!! It has been very exciting and we all love their new place!! We are all very excited to have Bumpy feeling so much better and even more excited to see he is walking again!!

Of course the big upcoming news is that Kanin will be starting Kindergarten in a week and a half! He seems like his ready, but me, not so much!! We will see how it goes!!

I hope this finds everyone well and that you had a wonderful summer! Hopefully I can keep on track with this again.....

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


I'm excited to say that Korbyn is finally potty trained!! No more diapers and only pull-ups at naptime/bedtime!! Five years in a row with diapers and we are diaper free!! YAY!!!!!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Friday, April 22, 2011

Still dealing with the sick

Got a call today about Kanin, and it seems he has a couple of nasty bugs causing his ear infection. So we once again have switched antibiotics. He has been on antibiotics for a full week now and will now be on for 10 more days! Poor kid is so sick of meds, but is happy that the ear drops are gone! Lets hope this brings my lil man back to himself 100%!!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Sick boys.....

Kanin woke up on Friday morning just screaming saying his ear hurt, well I looked it at and it was draining pretty good, so I called into work and took him to the Dr. Of course as I suspected it was an ear infection. He was started on Zithromax and they had to go to their dads house that night. When they came how Sunday both had a cough. They spent the night at mom and dads because mom babysat them while I worked Monday (yesterday). When I picked them up, Kanin's ear was still draining and he was running a temp. Off and on throughout the night last night, both boys were up coughing, crying or both. About 4 Kanin came to my room and had a temp of 101.8 so he fell asleep in my bed and I had to call into work again, he slept til 715. Korbyn got up at 745 and he had a temp of 102.6. I gave them yogurt and a banana for breakfast and Korbyn threw his up while I was on the phone with the clinic setting up an appointment for them. So at 930 we went to the Dr, Korbyn has an ear infection now too and Kanin's is still bad, so they cultured it to be sure we were treating it correctly and ordered a stronger oral antibiotic and also ear drops. He HATES his ear drops and I have to chase him around to give them, then hold him down!

They are both down for a nap now and then we are going to watch the new Yogi Bear movie (yes mommy felt bad for them, so she picked it up for them!)

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Happy 3rd Birthday Korbyn!!

Hard to believe Korbyn is 3 years old already!! Time has flown and he has turned into his own little person! He is very strong willed, stubborn, hard headed, how ever you want to put it! He is the spitting image of his Uncle Levi though!!

Born 4-14-08 at 0649 via c-section 9lbs 21 3/4 inches! HAPPY 3RD BIRTHDAY LIL MAN!! I LOVE YOU TO THE MOON AND BACK!!!!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Spring has sprung!

It finally appears that spring is here! It is about time, the boys were definitely going stir crazy this winter. I was hoping to keep this updated more, but of course feel to the way-side again, but not much has changed since Christmas! The biggest change we have so far is that Kanin is now registered for Kindergarten. I am still very skeptical about this, but hope that he will do fine! When we went for registration he was so shy, and didn't want to go to the classroom with the teachers and other kids, but I know once he gets to know them it will be better, it didn't help that he was tired because he had been up at 0515 for daycare that morning.

Korbyn is still working on potty training. He is a stubborn lil bugger!!

Not much has changed with me, I am busy working and chasing after the boys as usual! Also working on planning their birthday party! They will have a double party this year and they are looking forward to going swimming with their friends!!

Of course the next big things are the boys' birthdays!! Korbyn will be 3 in 8 days! So had to believe! Then Kanin will be 5 at the end of May! Where does time go!

Right now we are staying with mom and dad because they had to gut the bathroom in our apartment. Looks like by the time they are done, we will have an almost new bathroom!!

Hope this spring and Easter season finds everyone well! I know we are looking forward to the snow and mud being gone so we can play outside in the dry weather and eventually go swimming!!