Knudson Family Drama.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Torturing Mom

I swear the kids know when baseball season is about to start. We are literally around the corner from it, tomorrow it starts. The kids have been screaming at each other the last few days, no this, no that, he did this, he did that, issy no. UGH! Shoot ME NOW! I know that it doesn't help that we've all been sick and with the weather so iffy, we've been cooped up in the house. There is only so much fort-building, block tower kicking and coloring that you can do.

So today, Colby is in Stanwood having a clean-up day before try-outs start. Cadynce says, "mommy, I want daddy to come home and spend some time with me." me: "cadynce, baseball is starting and daddy will be gone a lot." cadynce: "oh, already?" Yep, break my heart...however, once the season is in full swing, they really enjoy it because we spend all nice afternoons at games.
Please let the sun shine!

Friday, February 26, 2010


When Cam gets in trouble... he hides. Or lays down and buries his head. Pretty stinkin' cute.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

strep throat strikes.

Camden has been fighting a cold for a few weeks...the rest of us were doing ok. I took him in to see his peds doc last week, and they said to just keep an eye on him and if it didn't clear up in a week to just give them a call. Well Thursday morning at about 3 am, I woke up feeling like someone was stabbing me in the throat. I didn't go back to sleep, ugh, went to work for a few hours and then decided I just couldn't hack it anymore. Off I went to the 10 minute clinic, rather than trying to get in at my regular doc. Yep, I had strep. Great.

Meanwhile, Cam wasn't getting a whole lot better, but when I called in, our peds doc was out for a family emergency and wouldn't/won't be back for a few weeks. Translation, tough $%#@ you have to bring him back in. Made an appt for this last Wednesday to see the fill in doctor, who by they way, is amazing.

Wednesday morning goes as follows:
get kids up.
take Cadynce to Tina's.
take Cam to the doc.
Colby meets us there and tries to get him to eat a banana while we wait (low blood sugar issue)for our appt.
Cam barfs in Colby's hand. (thank God it wasn't mine!)
See the Doc.
She wants to know about the low blood sugar, hear about the blister on his finger (whole other story for a different time) his cold, fever, and everything else.
Surprise Surprise - Cam has Strep, and a ruptured eardrum.

Poor baby! Thankfully, already today he is doing better. He's eating and drinking more normally; which relieves me from worrying so much about the blood sugar. He's been running around off and on and yelling at Nemo on t.v. so he must be feeling a lot better. Plus, he could actually breath through his nose part of the night last night so that was good too.

Cadynce has been coughing the last couple days as well, but no sore throat there yet. Cross your fingers she doesn't get it! She did however, wake up coughing last night and when Colby went in to check on her he was asking if her throat hurt or anything and she informed him, "nothing hurts, but this nostril (pointing to her nose) can breath and THIS nostril can not!"

only out of the mouths of babes!

Monday, February 22, 2010

already February is almost over...

Let's see...weigh in Mondays: lost 1.8 this week, making my total, um, yeah, have no clue, somewhere just over 6 lbs I think. Colby lost another 4 point somethingorother and we wont get into that.

Relay for Life: I have raised 205.00 dollars so far, my team a whopping 872.00!!
Susan G Komen: I have raised 300.00 dollars so far( I just upped my goal to 500.00!), my team 820.00!!

I took the kids to see the Mickey Mouse Live Rockin' Road show at Everett Events Center back on January 31st. Attempted that by myself and it didn't go so good. We only made it halfway through...darn. Camden just wasn't having it, which is really a bummer because what I did catch of the show in between corralling him was awesome. Lots of good music and great characters.

The lovely family next to us was kind enough to try and take a picture of me and the kids, you can see how well that went.

Colby has been busy, busy, busy getting ready for baseball. As of March 1st, we won't see too much of daddy. He's been spending as much time as he can with the kids. Taking them to the batting cages with him and letting them run around on the field while he's working on it; taking advantage of this beautiful weather we have been having!

An exciting thing: Camden has been going potty on the potty quite a bit. Don't get me wrong, he's not potty trained, more like we are, sorta, when we remember to be. If you ask him if he wants to go he always says "yeah" in this high pitched super excited little voice. Then he loves to run around with nothin' on the bottom. So cute. Plus, today, he went poop on the potty!! Can I get a woot woot?!

Also, where the heck has time gone? It's time for us to register Cadynce for Kindergarten. ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

Friday, February 12, 2010

BL Update

Well.....we are into week 5 of Biggest Loser (Napa Style) and so far I have only lost about 5 lbs. I know that's a healthy number to have lost, but UGH! Talk about frustrating. I pull 1/2 or 1 lb and Colby is pulling 6's. I'm the one working out! We have made huge changes to our diet, for the better, and I'm feeling good about that. It's not only making us healthier, but the kids too.
Colby is nearing the 20 lb mark already. Yeah for him! (really, I'm jealous!)

Here's to a healthier life!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Please Support Me

Dear Family and Friends,

It’s that time of year again...and I’ve taken on even more than last year. Not only am I participating in the Susan G Komen 5K on June 6th, I’m also captain of a Relay For Life team. Relay for Life will be June 4th and 5th at Arlington High School.

I know it’s been a tough couple of years for everyone financially, but I’m counting on your continued support...

No worries though friends; I may be participating in 2 events, but I’m merely asking for double your time, not money. I’m hoping you can take the time to put half of your donation towards each event. Even if it’s only five dollars; $2.50 to each cause is such a huge help. You all know how important finding a cure is

Here is the link to my Relay for Life page:

Here is the link to my Susan G Komen Race for the Cure page:

A Week in the Life of the ACS in Washington:
-247 state residents receive cancer patient related information or services from the ACS
-10 visits are made to breast cancer patients by one of our Reach to Recovery Volunteers
-36 trips transporting cancer patients to treatment are provided by ACS Road to Recovery volunteers and other transportation programs
-30 gift items such as turbans, prosthesis, or durable medical equipment are provided to cancer patients living in our state
-26 wigs are provided to residents in our state

Susan G Komen facts:
- 1 in 8 women is diagnosed with breast cancer
- the key to survival is early detection. 3 simple steps are yearly mammograms, clinical exams, and self exams.
- In 2007, thanks to a research grant from Susan G Komen scientists identified a set of 50 genes that oncologists can potentially use to tailor individualized treatments for all breast cancer patients.

Thank you for your support
Someday there will be a cure

Xoxo Tisha

Saturday, February 6, 2010

children's follow-up

We went to Children's on the 29th of January to have a follow up appt with the specialist. We came away feeling much better about the whole situation with Camden. His growth hormone level isn't actually low, those numbers came from blood taken during an "episode" and he was above the bad zone, on some sliding scale I'm assuming. Dr. Badaru thinks that he has an immature endocrine system and that he should outgrow it by 5 years old. Translation: we eat food for fuel, when you or I don't have fuel, our bodies burn fat...his does one of two things. 1)doesn't burn fat at all or 2) burns it too fast to keep up with his super high metabolism. Basically we just have to keep doing what we're doing. Feed the monster every few hours and make sure he gets a high protein snack before bed. Not saying the low blood sugar wont happen again, just hoping it doesn't. We have to continue to check his blood sugar three mornings a week, and if he gets sick (like now) twice a day. Since when they are sick they tend to eat/drink less... thus making him at a higher risk for low blood sugar. Get it?
Oh, on the plus side, when we went to Children's in June, he was in the 50% for weight and height. And now, the 75th for both!