Thursday, August 28, 2008

At-sigh...translation: Outside

I had some fun taking pics of Ava this afternoon!!! There are a ton and they aren't in any particular order of what I like best...I really like the pictures I get when I take them around 7pm...the colors are awesome!!

Monday, August 25, 2008

I Can't Believe it!!

  • I can't believe how fast summer has gone by.
  • I can't believe how big Ava is getting!
  • I can't believe that I have been such a slacker on my blog lately!
  • I can't believe that my house is clean after babysitting like crazy this past week.
  • I can't believe that the Olympics are ALREADY over :(
  • I can't believe that I don't have any pictures to post!
  • I can't believe that I have nothing better to do with my time than come up with these dorky posts of mine!
  • I can't believe that Christian knows the song "Feeling Good with Jo Jo" from the Disney channel and was singing it at work the other day
  • I can't believe that Christian's buddy at work, Andy, started singing along with him!
  • And mostly...I CAN'T BELIEVE THAT I ACCOMPLISHED MY GOAL OF CATCHING UP ON AVA'S SCRAPBOOK!!! WAHOOOOOO! (I will post pictures of some of the pages I have done soon!) It feels so good to be done...well until I print my next batch of pictures! Now I am going to work on our family scrapbook with our camping trips and what not!
I hope you are all having a fun summer! I haven't been able to comment on your posts as much lately because I been so busy but it doesn't mean that I don't enjoy catching up on your lives!!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

And the Pillow WINS!!!

Ava has been allergy free since I got rid of her pillow!! I'm so relieved that we finally figured this out! I'm not sure if she is allergic to something on her pillow from camping or if it is something the pillow is made of. Either way I am buying her a hypo-allergenic pillow now! She has had a pillow since February, when she was sick and her doctor told me to get her a pillow so she could breath at nights...Anyway, I'm glad that we have made it over that little bump!

Monday, August 11, 2008

Cottage Retreat Day Spa

For my birthday I got a gift card to Cottage Retreat Day Spa at Gardner Village. The BEST gift EVER!!! I am so excited to go and I figure I better go soon while I can still show off my pretty feet in flip flops!! This spa has a pedicure for $30 so anyone that wants pretty feet needs to come with's so much more fun when you go with friends!! So....the reason for my post is to try and talk some of you guys into coming with know you want to!!! Clean up those yucky summer feet!!! Alright I've done all I can...let me know if you want to go!!!

Friday, August 8, 2008

Carrots or Pillow?...or not?!?

A few weeks ago we went camping in Southern Utah (see last post) and on our last day there Ava's body was covered in HIVES. I figured she was allergic to sagebrush or some other plant that we were around. When we got home I washed EVERYTHING so that her hives were sure to go away. Even after that her hives continued showing themselves for about a week. The doctor told me that we needed to watch what she was eating so that we could figure this allergy out. Well the hives went away for about TWO WEEKS and all of a sudden she got hives all over her body yesterday. To put the cherry on top she is now coughing, wheezing, and struggling to breath...this is why we are up at 2 AM...because she is struggling to breath and I am not letting her out of my sight. It is getting worse and I am so frustrated because I can't, for the life of me, figure out what is causing this. It could be a food allergy...the only thing I can think of is maybe carrots. She had carrots twice on our camping trip. She didn't break out the first time she had them and the second time she had them she didn't break out until the next morning. And she had a few bits of carrots yesterday and a couple hours later she had hives...BUT...this was also after her nap with her PILLOW. Something might be on her pillow from when we were I'm chucking that at this moment! The rest of her bedding is in the washer...with no detergent or fabric softener...I just can't chance her reacting to ANYTHING! My guess is the pillow cause the carrot allergy just isn't making sense. So if my guess is right then I'm happy we figured that out but we still haven't figured out what the heck is in her pillow that is causing this!! I really hope that it is her pillow so that the poor thing can get some SLEEP!!

P.S. Thank goodness for blogs where frustrated moms can VENT!