My poor sweet Hayden has had quite a week. A few days ago he got a cut on the back of his ankle....luckily it didn't need stitches. Then this morning, much to my horror, he wakes up with his legs looking like this!!! Here's the story - Last night, while I was out with my sisters-in-law, Justin decided to clean out the drain in the boys bathroom. Gavin was daddy's little helper and when they were finished, Justin took the Drain-o and put it out in the garage. Well, Justin then went into the kitchen to start fixing dinner, A few minutes later, Gavin came running in exclaiming that something was burning his legs. Confused, Justin felt his legs and they were wet and slick and so he ran into the bathroom where he found the Drain-o uncapped and spilled on the floor and Hayden crawling in it.
So Justin grabs Hayden, strips he and Gavin down and they all jump into the shower together where Justin proceeds to rinse and wash the boys for about 30 minutes. He then called poison control and they asked if there was any blistering. Nope just a little red. So Justin kept an eye on them for the rest of the night and put them to bed with their legs being a little red, but nothing out of the ordinary.
Well, Justin went in to get Hayden up this morning and comes out asking me if I'm ready to cry. He turns Hayden towards me and to my horror, my little boy's legs are blistered and red! I immediately start sobbing! It was like I was in a dream....I didn't think this could actually be my baby boy! Well, we rush him to the Emergency room where they take a culture sample and prescribe him some oral and topical antibiotics, clean his wounds and dress them. We have to take him back in the morning for them to check it and make sure that it doesn't get infected any further. We think that because of his eczema his legs were more suseptible to an outbreak like this. Especially since Gavin has a little redness on his legs, but nothing near what Hayden has. He seems ok...no tears really until they started applying cleanser and ointment! But he's a brave and tough little 10 month old and should be ok in a week or so. Now if I can just get over it.....
This picture doesn't really do it justice...it's horrific!
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
The other evening, at around 4:45, I went into the kitchen to start making dinner. Justin was sitting on the couch and Gavin was in our bedroom watching a movie.
Well, it's 5:30....dinners ready and I call for them to come in and sit down to eat.....no response. I round the corner....no Justin on the couch so I go into our room to find father and son taking a little sietsa. I couldn't resist taking a picture before I had to wake them from their slumber.
This last Friday, Kris asked Justin and I to come and babysit overnight while he took Sarah on a fun outing for their anniversary. I decided to bring my camera along and take some pics of the boys together. We had a really fun night. We ordered pizza, decorated cupcakes and got toasted by Collin on Wii Mario Kart. Then the boys got baths and we watched a movie. I think they had a lot of fun together and we had a lot of fun too!
We took a trip to the library this past week and Gavin went straight for this book. We first checked this out last October during Halloween and he has been checking out regularly since. Everytime we go to the library this is the first book he wants to get and we read it about a 100 times before it goes back to the library. I'm personally a little sick of it, and can repeat it on command, but my little man loves it so.....I guess Mrs. McMurphy is here to stay!
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Each month, my sisters-in-law and I have been trying to get together to make crafts. Our last craft were flip flops that we faniced up with some rhinestones. It was time consuming but fun to get together.
Here is our latest craft. We made these ribbon watches and it was kind of tricky at first, but I really like how they turned out. Now, I just need to go somehwere so I can where them...
Saturday, May 17, 2008
So this is my latest cake creation! I did it for Brysons 2nd birthday party which was obviously done in the Car's theme. This took literally all day and I was pretty proud of it at first, but as I look ata it more and more, I think I could have done better.
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Krispy Kreme has returned to the valley of the sun. And in the fight against childhood diabetes we opted for complete surrender! We decided to take Gavin to the Gand Re-Opening! He thouroughly enjoyed his original glazed donut and has been talking about it and the donut factory ever since! This will be rough for me too - I love Krispy Kremes. I am going to have to stay away from that part of town from now on!!!
I love love love my new car! Of course it's not totally new, but it's new to me and I have been loving driving in it. It sits high up, I don't have to bend over to put the kids in, I have a big back area to load my groceries in - - it's fabulous! And don't I just look oh so cute in it???
Thursday, May 8, 2008
Yesterday was one of the funnest times I have ever had one-on-one with Gavin. Gavin has these foam swords curteousy of a girl in my ward. After pretending to "get" (kill is such a harsh word) each other, Gavin sort of made up his own game of "Get the Monsters". We ran around the house swinging our swords at imaginary monsters that Gavin, with his magical monster seeing sight, would point out. "There's two on the ball!" "Now there's two on the t.v.....two on the couch....oh no mommy now there's two on the table!!!" We had so much fun running from place to place in the house getting rid of all the monsters. I was pretty tired, not just from all the running but Iwas laughing my head off.
After we had clearly defeated all those darn monsters, we hunkered down on a blanket and watched some Peter Pan. It was a great day!
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Many of you are familiar with Miss Lori and Hooper from the morning shows on PBS. Well today Miss Lori was asking the kids today about some of the new things they were learning how to do. One kid said, "I can zip up my coat." Another said, "I can spell my name, R-A-M-O-N." And another said, "I can tie my shoe." Well then Miss Lori asked those of us watching, "What about you, what new thing have you learned to do?" Gavin immediately jumps in with his answer, "I can use my super hero powers to fly!!!" Gotta love him!
Monday, May 5, 2008
So, I gave Gavin an Oreo cookie yesterday as a special treat. Well, his new thing is to open the cookie, lick out the center, and then put the two sides back together. Well, he did just that, but set the cookie back on the coffee table. Well, I went in to get ready and when I came back out, Hayden was crawling down the hallway with a big ol' chocolatey grin on his face. I think he truly enjoyed his first taste of Oreo!
Thursday, May 1, 2008
Of course, I am not creative enough to come up with this on my own. But, Caroline Miller is. My wonderful mother-in-law started inviting me to these scrap booking classes that she has been doing at her house with a vivacious group of ladies. This was our latest project.These are just a few of the pages that we did in this cute little vintage cook book. It was a lot of hard work and a tad bit stressful, but it was a lot of fun and I LOVE LOVE LOVE how it turned out!