Monday, December 31, 2007
Happy New Year with love,
Sunday, December 30, 2007
My brother and sister-in-law live about 90 minutes from Lake Tahoe. So on Christmas Eve day we all took a quick (BEAUTIFUL) drive up to the mountains to a fun little snow park with a big hill for sledding. The day couldn't have been more perfect. There wasn't any wind, it was sunny, the cloudless sky was a beautiful sparkling blue, it was about 32 or 33 degrees, and the snow was pristine. Thankfully, Danielle hooked all of us up with snow gear, so we were good to go. I did insist Lindy wear her pink mittens, though, since she was in blue from head to toe.
Normally exuberant Lindy seemed somewhat reserved in the snow. She liked it and didn't whine one bit. She went sledding once and was fine with that but mainly she just wanted to eat the snow. She wouldn't stop. It was kind of comical. (Probably more to us because we were watching her experience it for the first time.) Don was worried she'd get hypothermia that way and I kept worrying about whether the snow she was picking up was clean. As you'll see in the pictures, we had to "let it go" and just let her enjoy herself.
Here are some pictures from our snow day. Enjoy!
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
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Thursday, December 13, 2007
Friday, November 30, 2007
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
We were blessed to spend Thanksgiving with our dear friends, the Babcocks, and their family. It has been our privilege to spend many holidays with them throughout the years. The food is always fantastic and the fellowship is fun. Here are some pictures from this year's gathering:
Lindy and Mrs. Babcock
Lovin' on Daddy
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Monday, November 19, 2007
Monday, November 12, 2007
Friday, November 02, 2007
Our second stop was to visit Kim, Phil, & Emily. Lindy made herself right at home and mysteriously walked out with a lot of loot including a new flashlight, candy, Cheerios, and a cool Halloween pen. For just going to two stops her pumpkin was quite heavy. While we were there we all enjoyed coffee (well not Lindy) and chocolate pie. Yummy!
It was a fun evening! Here are some pictures to prove it...
Monday, October 29, 2007
Thanks for bringing Hershey over, Denisa!!!
Last year she was completely overwhelmed. This year she was mildly overwhelmed. She may have been dressed up as a prissy French Poodle but a monster emerged when she realized she was receiving CANDY for playing the games. Since then, "I want a lollipop" has been a common phrase around the house...
Here are some pictures of the evening.
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Saturday, October 20, 2007
Last October the three of us went to Market Days in Wimberley and while we were there we bought Lindy this little dress. I was happy to see it fit her "just right" this year.
Here she is posing with the little scarecrows in our yard. She had more fun pulling them out of the ground than posing. She's ornery, that one.
Monday, October 15, 2007
Oh no, what will all my Longhorn friends think??? Please don't tell them...
Well, this pink shirt really is so much prettier than burnt orange...
This gig 'em is for you Ashley. I love you, love the shirt, and can't wait for the next time you come home because I miss you.
Thank you for sending the shirt, Ashley. We will think of you, your entire family, and all our other Aggie friends when she wears it.
Monday, October 08, 2007
In my previous post, I mentioned that it seemed as if Lindy had an allergic reaction to the hay or something at the pumpkin patch. Well, yesterday morning when I woke her at 8:00 to get ready for church she was burning up and her eyes and face were swollen. She was blotchy and itchy elsewhere but with a dose of Tylenol and Benadryl, things seemed to get better. I felt certain that I'd be paying a visit to her pediatrician on Monday.
When she got up at 4:30 from her nap she was on fire and she looked like Will Smith in the scene from Hitch when he has an allergic reaction to shellfish. Her temp was 104.8 and she was COVERED with welts/hives. Her eyes were nearly swollen shut and her hands and fingers nearly doubled in size. I was scared because her temp was so high and she was so itchy and miserable. If you've had hives or an allergic reaction of some sort you know how it can make you a stark raving lunatic. It is terribly uncomfortable. I gave her Motrin, Benadryl, and called the Ask-a-Nurse. It took quite a while to get a return call but after her questions she recommended we "not delay until tomorrow" and head to the ER.
Blotchy but a bit better...
It was really amazing how quickly the Benadryl worked to clear things up. (None of these pictures were taken at her worst.) When the doctor finally saw Lindy she thought it was most likely a virus or an allergic reaction to something. However, to be on the safe side she wanted to check to ensure she didn't have an infection. That meant testing her urine. That meant inserting a catheter. My heart sunk...
Waiting to see the doctor...
Lindy was such a trooper. She HATES going to the doctor and has total white coat syndrome. However, in the scheme of things she did so well and was quite brave. She doesn't have an infection and will be on steroids for a few days as well as Benadryl and Motrin as needed.
Waiting for test results...
Our prayer is that this will pass quickly and that whatever it is will go away and never come back. At this time I am so thankful for the little bit of "momtuition" and "dadtuition" that kicked in. I will admit I have fear I'll be too easy going and that I won't know what to do if something is wrong or when to escalate the issue. That's a total pride issue. As I think about it, I guess it is never wrong to call for help, even if it means sometimes I may look like a nervous, over-cautious first-time mom. Please pray for Lindy's healing. Thank you.
Saturday, October 06, 2007
Today we went to a local pumpkin patch to try to get into the fall spirit. I'll admit that's a challenge when it is 90 degrees outside and extremely humid. Lindy enjoyed looking at the pumpkins, riding on a little "train," and being outside. I think we discovered she may be allergic to hay. Later in the day her eyes were completely red and swollen, her mouth was swollen, and she was quite itchy. A little dose of Benadryl seemed to cure her, though.
Here are some pictures of our morning at the pumpkin patch.
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Thursday, October 04, 2007
Friday, September 21, 2007
Lindy cracks me up. I know it is probably pretty typical of a Mom to think her kid is so funny but Lindy has always delighted me with her sense of humor and the things she says.
Here are some recent classics...
M: Good morning princess.
L: I'm not the princess, I'm the queen.
That one took me by surprise. "Princess" isn't a common nickname we use for her. She hasn't watched Disney or really gotten into dress-up yet, so her only exposure that I know of to princesses are the pictures of Cinderella, Jasmine, Ariel, and Belle on her pull-ups and panties. So how did she know a queen trumps a princess???
Here's one from yesterday...
L: I love Grandma. I love Grandpa. I love Kansas. I want to eat Kansas.
People in the Sunflower State be afraid, be very afraid...
This is a common phrase while eating...
L: Mmm, mmm, mmm. It's perfect. I love it.
Don't get me wrong, not everything gets that reaction (especially if it is of the vegetable persuasion) but her zeal really gets me.
To my dismay, Lindy can be aggressive with certain kids. I've been trying to tell her not to hit or hit back, push or push back, etc., but to "turn the other cheek." I know it is a big concept/phrase to use with a two year old and I do break it down for her so that she'll understand. I hear her talking about turning the other cheek quite often. Last week she was running and totally busted on the kitchen floor and hit her cheek. It left a mark and when I asked her if her cheek hurt, she said, "Turn other cheek." Well, my love, I am not sure that would've made a difference but thanks for listening to the lessons I'm trying to teach...
Oh to know what is going on in the head of a two year old...
Monday, September 17, 2007
Mommy & Daddy think they are beautiful!
God also gave me two ears so I can hear...
Sometimes I have "selective" hearing
But I'm trying to be better...
Thank you, God for eyes that see and ears that hear.