Tuesday, December 29, 2009

popcorn popping


abbi & lucy got a container of popcorn for christmas.  luke was “helping” them enjoy it.

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luke has been having so much fun up here with the girls.  he will really be upset when we have to go home.

Monday, December 28, 2009



when i got the diaper bag put out of the car yesterday to bring in to church, i discovered that the wipes were frozen solid.








who wants to wipe their baby’s bum with a frozen wipe?

luckily brooke had some i could use.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

things learned

my mom got jeff a new game for christmas.  ses-qui-pe-del-ian.  i learned 2 things :


1.)  jeff said that my mom is titivatious.

2.)  amy’s family was pediculous at grandma nevada’s house.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009


lab results are in…

i got a call from the nurse at the urgent care last night.  the test results showed that sara had a UTI.

so, we are supposed to scedule an appointment with her pcp to see if she still has it or not. 

how many times does my baby need to be seen by a dr in 1 week?

enough already!!  she’s been through enough. 

but, i am glad that she only has a UTI.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

update on sara

on tueday night, around 9 pm, i took sara’s temperature- 103.3.  (she had felt really warm for 24 hours prior, but i just thought she was teething or something)  so i called the pediatricians office.  when the dr on call called me back, he recommended that i take her in just based on her high fever. 

what i thought is that she might have an ear infection.  she is the same age as luke when he had his and, to me, she was showing normal signs of one.

anyway, we took her in around 10. NO ear infection.  they did a nose swab to test for the flu.  NEGATIVE.  so they did a heel prick to get a blood sample.  a few minutes later three nurses come rushing in followed by the dr.  her white blood cell count is 27- (it should be between 3.5-10).  they said they wanted to take another blood sample-this time from her arms- AND a urine sample-with a cathedar (sp).  OUCH!

they also gave her a shot of antibiotics and said that she needed three doses of the shot.  so we had to go back for two more nights.  

we got home from around 1 am.  sara did not sleep well that night and we were going to tucson on wednesday to help fix jeff’s friend’s car.  (don’t worry- we got the ok from the dr)  she did not go to sleep til 2, and woke up at 5.  i took her temperature-104.1- and gave her some motrin.  i asked jeff to give her a blessing, so he called the elders quorum president to come over.  her fever went down almost immediately, and finally went to sleep around 6:30 0r 7 and woke up at 8:30. 

she never has had a fever since.  but, she has had and did have a REALLY runny nose. 

the results from her blood and urine samples will take about 5 days to come back. 

when i took her in on wednesday night, they did another heel prick.  the dr said that if he was not satisfied with those results, he was going to send us to the E.R.  her white blood cell count had dropped to 16.9.  WHEW!-no e.r.  they gave her another shot of antibiotics.  this dr told me to try and get her pediatricians office to give her the last shot.

the next day, thursday, i had made an appointment for sara.  her pediatrcian was out for the week. BUMMER!  (i really prefer seeing him)  whatever- this was urgent.  the dr that we saw said that we neede to get both the seasonal flu shot AND the H1N1 for BOTH kids.  she gave sara her last shot even though she didn’t think it would help. 

so now we just wait…….

Thursday, December 17, 2009

santa pictures

here are the pictures from when santa came to grandma’s school.





Sunday, December 13, 2009

santa claus is coming… to grandma’s school

on friday, we went to see ho-ho (santa claus) at grandma’s school.  we have seen him there for the last 3 years.

luke has cried all 3 years and will not sit on ho-ho’s lap.  sara, on the other hand, could have cared less.  she pulled on santa’s beard a little




the photo class took pictures.  i will post those as soon as i get them.

there was also a coloring table set up.  and milk and cookies.  santas favorite.






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Tuesday, December 8, 2009


this afternoon, we finally sat down to decorate our christmas tree.  we have had it up since thanksgiving. 

we also put up a few other decorations including a tree in luke’s room.


decorating the tree:


new ornaments this year:


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luke’s choice:


sara was taking a nap during all of this, so she missed out.

Thursday, December 3, 2009


the other dayluke was playing with mr potato head. this is what he came up with.

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then he did this:

Tuesday, December 1, 2009


last week my nieces, amber & kelci, came down to spend thanksgiving with their other grandma who lives in mesa.  they came out on tuesday and spent the day with us. 

when we first got together, we went to lunch at islands.  then we stopped by old navy just to browse. amber & kelci were pretty tired from driving all night the night before, so they came back to my house to take a nap.  we all went to institute that night.

thanks for spending time with us.  come back soon!!


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