Friday, September 26, 2008


My poor little Eli, yet again my little guy has something wrong with him. He has had a strange spot on his leg for over 2 weeks, it looks like an indentation about the size of an orange on his thigh. I took him to the doctor today and the doctor had never seen anything like it before so he called another doctor in to look at it. That doctor had only seen it once before in a teenager, it's a very rare (1 in 100,000) skin disorder called Morphea or localized scleroderma and the treatment is only available for adults. We have been referred to a dermatologist to see if there is anything we can do about it. We know it's not life threatening, but it can progress or move to other locations so I'm praying that we can do something about it soon. All that I have read about it is freaking me out so I'm trying not to read too much until we see the dermatologist and find out what we need to do.

If you would, please pray that Eli would be healed and that this would not progress to anything worse.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

More Milestones

A couple of weeks ago Clayton came to Paul and me and told us that his tooth was broken. After shrugging it off I thought "No way could he be about to loose a tooth". After that thought I had Clayton come to the kitchen where we were and sure enough he had a loose tooth. When we told Clayton that his tooth was going to come out he got very upset. I don't think I have ever seen such a worried look on his face. We reassured him that everyone looses teeth and that a new one will come in it's place.

Well this past Monday Clayton ran out of school so excited because he lost his tooth. It was the first lost tooth in his class and everyone was talking about it. He was as some of the other parents put it "the man of the hour". The teacher gave him a big sticker that says " I lost my tooth", a necklace with a tooth on it and a sugar free sucker. After getting home he had to call daddy and all his grandparents to tell them the big news. We then told him we would put it under his pillow for the tooth fairy to get and that he would leave money in it's place. Of course Paul had to change things up a bit and told Clayton that the Molinator (from the Tim Allen movie the Santa Clause 2) would be bringing the money. Clayton didn't like the idea of some stranger coming in his room so he asked if he could leave it on the table downstairs but we negotiated and left the tooth on his train table in his room. The next morning Clayton came running into the bathroom while I was showering to show me his loot. He started yelling "Mommy, the Molinator came and left me lots of money" ($2.00...inflation). Needless to say he was again very excited. Here is a picture of him without his tooth. It's a bottom tooth.

Another funny story about Clayton. As you heard in the previous story one of his favorite movies is the Santa Clause with Tim Allen and he also loves Toy Story which they watched on Friday. Well tonight Paul and I were watching a show on the history of Pixar the maker of Toy Story and they were interviewing Tim Allen. Clayton came in and said "Hey he looks like Santa Claus and...he sounds like Buzz Lightyear?" Okay we lied to him, he really believes that Tim Allen is Santa Claus so Paul told him that Santa needed something to do in his off season. Clayton did question it at all in fact I think he thought it was quite cool that Santa was also Buzz. (Too Funny!)