Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Look who turned 10!

Today is Cole's birthday. My BABY is 10...yep...double digits!!! Oh my heck! Where does the time go? We picked him up from school for lunch at Tia Rosa's. We also brought treats for his class.

The loser mom that I am didn't plan well, so we didn't get invitations out until the day before. Can you believe all those kids??? All but one showed up. I was shocked!I thought he might get half of who he invited. He is a popular boy. Don't pay attention to my nasty dead yard. It will be gorgeous lush green in another month. Arizona summers stink! Plus we dry it out a few weeks before we plant winter grass.
Here's a few of them eating pizza and drinking gatorade after playing a bunch of games...soon after there was a minor gatorade fight between the boys and girls.
Cole getting ready to blow out his candles while his friends sang happy birthday to him. He loved his baseball cake.

After the party we went up to the hospital to see little Mark. He is up to 8 pounds 1.6 ounces (naked) what a big guy! After he weighed in Brittany dressed him up in his Halloween sleeper. He looks so festive. They removed his nose tube and have him eating again...only 20 cc for now. The green stuff was stomach acid. They said his intestines are functioning for the most part...when it comes to pooping and stuff, but not fully online to handle feedings when they get up in the 50cc range. For now they will raise him up very gradually and see how he does. If he does puke up green again they will have to put a scope down in him to see what's going on down there. I pray it doesn't come to that. The two Grandpa's gave him a Priesthood blessing tonight and I believe in that power. I know Heavenly Father is taking care of this sweet boy.
This is the first picture of me and Mark with little Mark. Too bad we look exhausted. I don't care...I'll still scrap it.

The proud parents... Aren't they are cute little family?!
Isn't he the cutest?!?! Pay no attention to my tangled, wind blown, helmet hair. Mark made us take the motorcycle.
Well that's it for tonight. My eyes are so heavy and my body aches...I'm off to bed!


Missy's Blog said...

Happy 10th Birthday Cole ... it looks like he and his friends had an absolutely great time!

Baby Mark looks darling in his festive Halloween sleeper. I love the pictures of you with Baby Mark and your husband, as well as the family photo of Brek, Brittany and Baby Mark. Seeing these pictures, you can just "feel" the love.

SmileyCarrie said...

Happy Birthday Cole! It was my Mom's birthdya too :) Sounds like they had a great party!!

Baby Mark looks adorable... all dressed up; he is such a swet baby! I absolutely adore that picture of you holding him.. you need to get that framed! So sweet!! And the family shot is so cute; you can see what proud parents they are.

I'm so glad to hear his feeding tube is out - and he is eatting again. Thinking of you lots Jolene, Hug!

Pam said...

Look how cute he looks all festive for Halloween! I'm glad the roughspot passed and he's eating on his own again, will say prayers that he keeps going in the right direction and no more of that icky green stuff comes back!

I have no idea what you are talking about, you look great in all your photos!

And yes they really are an adorable family! ;)

Pam said...

I forgot to mention, HAPPY BIRTHDAY to COLE! I hope it was fun and man that cake was way cool!

September said...

Happy BIRTHDAY COLE!!!!! Looks like Cole had a fabulous birthday. I'm so glad to see photos of baby Mark, he's so darn cute-- and they are a cute little family. :)

Chris said...

Yeah the tube is gone. He is so dang cute. Your boys are growing so its a good thing you got grandbaby(ies eventually lol) to be thinking about. Time flys. Did you make that cake?? Too cute.
Any word on Chad?
Prayer's for lil' Mark :):):)

Jen said...

Happy B'day Cole, he's a cutie!!
All your boys are cute though, especially the little pumpkin head :)

Kelly said...

I'm glad to hear baby Mark is doing better!! I love his sleeper -- so cute!
& Happy Birthday Cole!

Jacquie said...

ohhh that pic of baby and grandma is soooooo sweet, n the halloween sleeper is just 2 cute

Kassie said...

Hi Jolene. I just wanted to let you know that I have enjoyed your blog. I dont' know why but one day, when I was reading Lisa B's blog, your name stood out to me and I clicked on it. It may be because my neighbor and good friend is named Shaunna George:o) It was really kindof funny to read your blog and note the similarities between us. I am also 38 and I lived in AZ for about 8 years(left 9 years ago and still miss it almost every day). I also have a houseful of people to care for(7 kids) and love to scrapbook. I just wanted to let you know that despite all you and your family has gone through and continues to go through you are an inspiring person and I admire you.
I hope you don't find this too weird. Have a great day! That is an adorable baby BTW!

Jolene George said...

Kassie...not weird at all. I think it's neat and I appreciate your comment. It always makes me feel good when people enjoy my blog. We do have alot in common. :o) I hope to see more of you.

Chickenbells said...

Happy Happy Birthday Cole! 10 is a biggie isn't it? My goodnes...which one of those boys is the most gorgeous?

The sleeper is too sweet. My mother and I were talking about the baby last night while we were taking a walk, and she was feeling so sad about the developments. Now, I'm going to have to update her and let her know that he's doing better! He's so lucky to have such a wonderful family, and I feel so encouraged that he's getting so big...We'll be thinking about him up here and sending him all sorts of love and good thoughts!

Valerie said...

such a beautiful baby! come home soon!!

and happy birthday Cole!

Gina said...

Baby Cole CANNOT be 10! I won't allow it! He was in the 2nd grade when I first met him. Where does the time go? I'm ready to come visit again! Happy Birthday, Cole!