Thursday, December 11, 2008

More fun in the snow!

Speed Racer

Hannah did an excellent job skiing for her first time! Mom and Dad let her ski between their legs until she got comfortable w/it. Then she went down the hill all by herself. She looked so little!! I think her favorite part was riding the lift back up the hill. She's a natural little ski bunny!!

Colorado or Bust!!

Finally I have a few seconds to myself to post some pics of what's been going on in our lives. We just got back last week from an amazing trip to Vail, CO. Thank you Mom and Dad!!! We had a blast and it was so nice to have the whole family together. Brandon was able to make it from Texas and G-ma and G-pa from Hays. We were a little worried the first day out since there was only 1 ski lift open due to lack of snow. To our surprise, the first night it snowed 8inches and never stopped until the morning we left. On the last day, almost all of the runs were open and we had fresh powder to ski on. It was amazing!!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Vaccinations.....Good or Bad??????

Just a little note for anyone who reads my blog, in hope that people will look into what vaccines their children are receiving. I'm not trying to convince against vaccines, I'm only trying to help everyone become more educated about risks and benfits of each vaccine. This way parents can become involved and make an educated decision on which vaccines their children are to receive, as well as what signs and symptoms to look for in case of reaction. The website is a very informative site. I think I put a link at the bottom of this entry.
My son Wyatt received his 2 month shots, then 2 days later a horrible rash appeared on his chest, back, legs and arms. The rash turned into sores on his back, causing him to scream every time he was in his car seat or sweaty. My husband and I questioned whether the vaccines caused this reaction, but took him to a Dermatologist anyway. Wyatt received 3 different ointments that did not work. To make a long story short Dr Scharenberg(chiropracter), related the rash to the vaccines, treated him using Diothermy and the rash was gone in 2 days. I then attempted multiple times to voice my concerns w/the Pediatrician and his nurses, but was never heard. Wyatt ended up receiving his 4-month vaccines and an hour later had hives allover his chest and back. The Dr. was worried this was going to cause breathing difficulties and possibly anaphylactic shock. He placed Wyatt on Prednisone and instructed me to watch him very carefully throughout the night. He's currently on the Prednisone, which is making his stomach hurt and giving him insomnia. All in all, Wyatt is ok, but I don't want any other parent to have this experience. Please educate yourself on possible side effects and make your voice heard w/your Pediatrician. I feel I let Wyatt down by not making sure the Dr listened to my concerns an answered my questions. Please don't you do the same. You are your childs only voice!!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Brady's Pride Possession

Since I am a widow every year from October to December, I had to post these pictures of Brady's 12-point he killed the morning after Halloween. I'm ecstatic that he's finished so early this year. You should have seen the look on our neighbors face when he and his friend Travis had a photo-shoot in our front yard. Quite a site!!

More Pumkin Patch

Pumpkin Patch

Mom and I took the kids, finally, to the pumpkin patch Halloween day. We had a blast. There was a huge pillow jumper (the coolest thing ever) which took up the majority of our time. It's like a huge trampoline w/no weight limit and sand on the sides to cushion your fall. Hannah enjoyed the bin full of corn. She's making a snow (corn) angel in one of the pics. We then found ourselves lost in the corn maze for about an hour. We had to make our own path to get out!Tons of fun!!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Lessons of Life

So trying to educate my child and teach lessons of life are a little bit more difficult than planned. Hannah received a new bedroom set for her birthday, so her and I spent the day before cleaning out her room and toys. I thought to myself that this would be a good opportunity for a lesson. I showed her all of her stuffed animals and explained that there are some kids that don't have any animals and that some kids mommies and daddies cannot afford to buy them any toys. I could tell she was really thinking about what I said. She then asked, "Where do these kids live?" I told her there are kids like this allover and some kids even have to live on the street, b/c they do not have a home. Then she got tears in her eyes and said "Mom, they're going to get smashed on the street." Long story short, this comment is coming from the song that Grandma taught her about the meatball on top of sphaghetti that rolls off onto the floor, out the door, and into the street where it gets smashed. So quickly changing the subject, I asked if she would be willing to sort through her animals and pick some out to give away to other kids. I left her alone to sort, there's a picture to show her 2 piles. I bet you can't guess which pile was to keep. We all have to start small, right!! Anyway,I was proud of myself thinking she learned a little bit about generousity and not taking things for granted. Later that night she woke up crying, "Mommy why do I have to give my toys away!!" Absolutely would not go back to sleep until I told her she could keep the toys. So..lesson not so well learned, but...I tried!! Here's some pics of Hannah's new room. Thanks Poppa and Grandma!!! She loves it!!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Costume Fun

Here's some pics of the kids trying on their costumes for this year. Fortunately we were able to score some old costumes that Gram and Brandi had. I always get so nervous this time of year, thinking Hannah's going to want me to make her costume. As many of you know my domestic abilities are not a pretty site. Hannah's going to be a cat and Wyatt a lion.

More Makeup Pics

Dora, Dora, Dora the Explorer

3rd Birthday already...I can't believe it. My baby girl is growing up way too fast!! Of course she requested to have a Dora party and eat her favorite food..spaghetti. Myself on the other hand, will be ecstatic when the days of Dora and Diego and their ear piercing voices are over, but for now I'll deal b/c Hannah had a great time. Spoiled as always, she got way to many presents. Her lovely Aunt Brandi got her some glitter makeup, which Hannah thought she could do all by herself the next morning. I don't know if you've ever tried to clean up glitter, but it's not so much fun. Hannah's Grammy made her the cutest clothes ever which I'll have to post later (the pics didn't turn out) and Grandma and Papa got her a new bedroom set which I'm completely jealous about. Maybe sometime in the next 30 years Brady and I can afford our own bedroom set (I won't hold my breath!) Anyways, the party was great, I just wish time would slow down. Kids grow up way too fast!!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Thursday, September 11, 2008