Did those pesky leprechauns visit your house last night? 
 They certainly made a mess at ours!  When we came downstairs this morning, the house was covered in little green footprints.  The furniture was all mixed up and turned over.  Our box of lucky charms was spilled all over the floor (which of course, Sam plopped himself right down and started eating them up).  And our milk was even turned green!  While our trap to catch the leprechaun didn't work, we still managed to track down the pot of chocolate gold that he had hidden behind the curtains.  Hopefully the rest of our day will be just as lucky! 

date night

So, I completely forgot that about a month ago I had purchased tickets to see Toy Story 3 on ice.  When I opened my calendar yesterday, I was excited to see that the show was that night.  After everything we've been going through lately, it was so nice to have a fun night out with my boy.  
Wade was so excited to see all of his favorite characters.  The giant tub of popcorn and a new Buzz Lightyear toy may have contributed to his excitement as well.  


Life has been a little crazy here the last few weeks.  We are still trying to figure everything out with Wade.  On Friday we took him in to Primary Children's to have an MRI of his back.  The results....he has an osteoid osteoma, a benign growth on his backbone.  He's going to need surgery to remove it and we meet with an orthopedic surgeon tomorrow to discuss our options.  But it has been causing him quite a bit of pain, so we will all feel better when it comes out.  

We still don't know for certain if this is connected with his seizure.  Currently, he is undergoing an EEG test to measure his brain waves for any more seizure activity.  It is quite the process.  It took nearly 2 hours to get him hooked up, and it was not comfortable.  Wade was so good through the process and only teared up once.  This is what he looks like.
Pretty sad, huh.  
Luckily, he gets to wear this super cool pirate hat so mom doesn't have to cry every time she looks at him.  

I just have to say that I feel so, so blessed to have this beautiful boy.  I love him so dearly and love watching how mellow and calm he has stayed through all of this.  He is so brave, much braver than his mom.  I also have to say that I have managed to stay much calmer through this than I thought was possible.  I know our Father in Heaven is watching over us and helping me through this.  And I am so thankful for all the support and encouragement we have received from all our friends and family.  It is very comforting to know there are so many people willing to help and so many prayers being offered in our behalf.  So a very big thank you to all  of you.  

We will continue to keep you updated.  But for now, know that we have a very happy little boy who is not letting this slow him down in the slightest.