When we came home, Sam and I immediately noticed something strange about Ayden's voice. It sound strained and almost as if he was chocking on something. It first, I thought it might be drainage. However, when it didn't seem to clear up, I took a look at his throat. I was completely shocked to find that his tonsils literally took up his entire throat. After taking him to our pediatrician as well as a ENT, we decided he would need to have them removed.
While we were preparing and anticipating for the Ice Cream Fest, we made our annual journey south for Sam's favorite holiday of the year.... The Red River Rival!! We change things up a little this year though. Since we had left the kiddos behind only the week before, we decided to make it a family trip this year. We stayed with our wonderful friends Paige and Ryan Hayes. The boys were pumped because the Ryder and Paisley, Paige and Ryan's kids are some of their very best friends!
After our 55-17 stomping of the Longhorns, it was time to head home and get Ayden's tonsils taken care of. It really was not the piece of cake surgery I thought it would be. He had some complications and ended up back in surgery several days later and got the pleasure of spending the night in the hospital. After about two weeks, he was back to his old self. And just in time for Halloween!!
Ayden had been planning his Captain Rex costume for months. Poor Beckham the hand me down kid got a choice of a Turtle or a Lion. He wanted to be Nemo, but I didn't have one of those in the attic! Don't feel too sorry for the little terrapin though, he totally rocked it. He looked like a professional trick or treater. He had down the "trick or treat" "thank you" "bye" "hap hap hap Happy Halloween" The Sullivant's came over to trick or treat with us. We are so excited because they are finally moving home from Kansas City. We will be able to spend so much more time with them now!!