Monday, July 26, 2010

Croup Sucks!

We woke up this past weekend to the barking of seals coming from the monitor.  Ahh, yes...Croup.  Sucky, Crappy Croup, you can just on your heel and walk right back out, Mister!  Of course, he didn't listen. 

Abby started with it first on Friday night.  She spent to rest of the night wheezing along in our bed.  We tried a hot steam shower but that didn't help.  She got worse and worse throughout the day until we couldn't get her fever down with Motrin.  So off to the Urgent Care we went.  When we got there her oxygen level was scary enough that they kept her on the monitor for a little bit.  It did come down but they wanted to check her for pneumonia.  That means an X-Ray, which for Abby is prime freak out material.  Lovely.

When we got in the room, she was already getting that frown on her face.  I started talking about the "camera" getting a picture of her tummy.  She said, "No wanna say sheese, Mommy."  Ha ha ha!!  The technician was wonderful though and commented on Abby's blue toes, which just lit her up.  I was able to hold her on the edge of the table to get the pictures so she was fine.

Thankfully, there was no pneumonia and after getting Tylenol on top of the Motrin, her fever started to come down.  With Abby, after she gets better she just goings crazy with happiness.  She is bouncing and running and laughing and talking up a storm, so it is really obvious she wasn't feeling well.

Olivia started with her cough on Saturday night and has just laid around since then.  She is just so pitiful!  Her fever never really spiked up like Abby's did, but she has that barking cough.  Poor ladies!  Our nights have been spent with kids in bed with us or us in the recliner with one or both (!!) of them.  Let me tell ya, you just haven't lived until you sleep in a recliner with two feverish little girls that wiggle, cough, and bother each other throughout the night.

And nope, there are no new pictures here.  But I promise to get some up soon.            

Wednesday, July 21, 2010


Abby has discovered winking.

Most of the time she blinks blinks blinks for a bit first...

Then she does it!

Love it!!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Birthday Par-tay

Prepare yourself...

Because this is going to be loooong...

We went for a farm theme this year because Abby loves her some cows and Olivia loves her some ducks. I tried to find Little Bear supplies but I refused to pay $12 for 8 plates and $70 for cake toppers. Oh no, I am not even kidding.

I just happen to have these dresses left from last summer and they fit perfectly!

My birthday girls
The spread
The cake
I made the cake (the green one, the cow one is actually a bandanna) and all the animals myself.
I am pretty please with how it turned out for my first time.
I plan on doing a separate post about the links and pages I used to make it.


A close-up of the animals on top of the cake.
See that little horse? I fell in lurve with him.
He may or may not still be on my counter today.
Me being silly while getting ready

Then, I got serious

The only way I can figure out how to be fair is to sing to each girl
and take turns who goes first.

Olivia got to go first this year.

Abby was pleased, but embarrassed

Olivia wasted no time diving right into her cupcake.

Abby sat like this for quite some time
Abby has some stranger anxiety and what I mean by that is ANYONE, including her family. She was not sure about everyone who was around her.

But, dang it, it was chocolate and she muddled through somehow.

While Olivia thoroughly enjoyed hers.

The entire time I was working on the animals, both girls had to come watch and even beg a bite or two of the fondant. The animals were off limits to eat but, oh how they wanted them. the party I let them choose their animals to eat.

Not surprisingly, Abby chose the cow
(or as she would call it, "moo-moo")
and chose to eat him from the bottom up.
Notice the icing free cupcake.

and Olivia chose the duck.

And then it was present time!! They were a lot of fun this year, very into it. Although, again, Abby played a little shy.

These are from Zachary - little Dora Houses.
See Abby's tiny smile?

Olivia got really into handing her trash off to Grandma behind her.
Abby loves her bling!

Abby shows off her baby diapers!
I love the aprons they have on.
After this we had hot dogs, with Good Water. Yummy! Everyone got to head outside for water play in the small pool we have plus a huge blow up water slide we borrowed from our awesome neighbors.

Here are the pictures...

Oh yeah, that's right. Once again, exactly like last year, I got zero pictures of the outside festivities. Le sigh...

We did manage to get this picture of us with our girls.
Zachary was super busy being wet outside to bother with pictures.

They're 2.



I can't get over it.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

New Layout

I finally have a new layout I can live with. New posts coming up.

Yes, I am quite aware it has been over a month.

Yep, summer is here again robbing me of my creativity.
, but I have loads to posts about so...

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