Thursday, July 22, 2010

Our Little Sand Paper Girl:(

She may not look like it, but Oaklee is sick:(
I took her to the doctor on Tuesday with a sore throat and a fever. I thought she had strep, but the culture came back negative.
I took her today for her well check and the doctor said that the rash she developed Tuesday night was
Scarlet Fever!!
Yeah, I didn't know what it was, I just knew it was not good.
Turns out it is basically strep throat with a rash. If you don't treat it quickly, it can go to the heart and kill you!! Yeah, I am so thankful that we live in an age where we have antibiotics and good doctors to help my cutie patootie.
If you look close, you can see the rash all over her torso. It feels like sandpaper and she itches it like crazy. She should be non-infectious by Saturday morning.
Oh, and she was 41 inches tall and weighed 41 pounds:)
She was in the 38% for weight and the 2.5% for height.
She is short and sassy.
We love our little disease carrying girl.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Making the Blog

This is Emery, my cute little niece.

My cousin took this fabulous pic of her on the beach and I wanted to share it:)

Saturday, July 17, 2010

"Don't Have a Cow, Man" -Bart Simpson

My girls were in the bath today for over 2 hours... what can I say, it is hot and the bath is like a very small pool in air conditioning. I noticed Brian's shampoo bottle empty on the floor and the following conversation took place... enjoy:) Oh, and for about a year, my kids have lovingly called Brian Dido instead of Dad... Don't ask, I don't get it either.

Mom: If you guys used all of Dad's shampoo again, he is going to have a cow.
Charlee: What is a cow?
Oaklee: You know Charlee, a cow... Mooooo.
C: How can Dido have a cow. Only girls can have babies.
O: Cows aren't babies, Charlee.
M: Dad is not really going to have a cow.
C: How does he have a cow then?
M: Never mind!!
Jaxson: (leaving the room in a tiny voice) Mom, is Dido really going to have a cow?

This conversation made me think that I am old... another generation... all in all, pretty lame:)

Friday, July 16, 2010

"That Counter"

Am I the only one?
I often wonder this when I see "That Counter" in my house.
You know the one... The one that everything "I think I need to keep, but will never find, but what if I need a place to stick this" ends up!
I think I have had a drawer/ cupboard/ counter top of these kinds of things in each of the houses that I have lived in.
Why do I do this?
Why do builders "build in" these nooks and crannies for my crap?
This is a new house! A new start!
I will not have "that counter" in this house... at least I can try:)

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

The Beach 2010

This is the ONLY picture we got ON the beach this year.
It rained a few days and was in the low 60's most of the time... AWESOME for an Arizonian coming from 112 degrees... BAD for going to the beach. I loved it! My dad had the kids and their cousins shuck corn. It still amazes me how many phrases my brothers can come up with from the word "shuck".

Here we are preparing tin foil dinners... in our sweatshirts:)

Heaven forbid the kids don't watch a movie for a whole week. Kids came in off the street to get a fix... just kidding, these are some of my cousin's kids:)
This is how we celebrated the 4th of July...

We were going to go see fireworks until Jax threw up everywhere.
This is how HE spent the 4th of July:(

Grandpa took all of the kids to the store. He was very excited about his leash idea.
He also thought it would be fun to ride the coaster train. It would have been AWESOME for the kids if Brian had gotten the times right. We had to wait more than an hour on the platform for a $5, 5 minute ride to the next stop. They thought it was great, so I guess that is all that matters.

Fun vacation.
Let's go back... "I am melting" as Oaklee would say.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Ode to Swimmee

Brian and I held a sad funeral tonight... in the bathroom.
Swimmee, one of the kid's frogs, had to be flushed today:(
Swimmee has been sick since we went on vacation and tonight he decided he was ready to go. I asked Brian if he wanted to say a few words. He said that Swimmee was a good frog and we could buy a new one tomorrow. (So easily forgotten, you insensitive frog owner).I guess 10 months is a good life for a water frog.
Swimmee's friend, Swimmer looks so lonely in the tank. Now his only friend is Turkey, the snail.

Friday, July 2, 2010

What am I Up To?

I am hanging out in my campsite at the beach in San Diego.

I am wearing a sweatshirt and jeans.

It is 64 degrees!

I am going to see Eclipse at 10 p.m. with my cousins... for the second time today:)

I thought the movie was great!!!! Well worth the $6.

We took the kids to see Toy Story in 3D yesterday... still determining if it was worth the $65.00 it took our family to see it. The movie was great, but sure costly:)

I am going to go listen to the waves now. Jealous??