Thursday, March 6, 2008

Riding the horses

Payton and Laney love riding horses. They were out at my parent's house for Koen's birthday and it was so nice outside Uncle Danny got the horse saddled up and let them ride. They had a ball - and thought they were pretty big stuff.

Yesterday I took Koen for his one year checkup. He's doing just great - weighed in at a whopping 21 lbs! He had another ear infection so we go to the ENT in April to get some tubes in. So, we're excited to get those put in, so no more ear infections. It's so wonderful to go to the doctor and only have to worry about 'simple' things. Sure, it's tough seeing him sick with ear infections or asthma - but shoot, this is SO much easier than seeing all the specialists, therapists, etc. with Payton. I'm thankful he is such a healthy little guy and doesn't have to struggle thru all the tests, doctors, specialists, and therapies. As I was leaving his appointment yesterday it was just a good feeling. So many times after Payton's appointments I left and cried the whole way home. I have not experienced that once with Koen and it's such a great feeling.


Mandi Miller said...

Isn't the 'little things' nice every once in a while! I know I love those 'easy' doctors appointments! It's refreshing.....especially for you!

Congrats on the 1 year for Koen. He's so sweet!

I haven't commented in a while but wanted to let you know I read your blog daily - when there's updates :). You're such an inspiration to me. I love your positive attitude with handling the challenges that Paytons little life brings. I am so proud of you and Rob and pray for you all the time!

Love ya girl!

camille said...

They are SO CUTE on the horse! I've been thinking about getting Connor into therapeutic riding. Looks like you have your own built right into the family, nice perk!
And Mr. Koen, well those blue eyes are just too much. What a heartbreaker!!

Julie said...

They look like they are having fun on the horses. I am glad Koen is doing so well for you.

Penny said...

Your children are just beautiful. Payton look oh so happy!

I am glad to hear all is well with Koen and good luck with the tubes

Kerry said...

What great pictures!!! Happy birthday Koen, he is so adorable.

Every minute counts.... said...

Love the horse back riding. I really want to move out in the country and get a horse for Abi, and of course for Hannah too.

Isn't it funny how the "simple" things that used to be so big...really are not that bad? Glad to hear Koen is getting tubes, I'm sure that will make him feel alot better.