Thursday, October 8, 2009

8 on the 8th

Sarah is 8 today!!! I can't believe I have an 8 year old.

I'm happy we can celebrate her birthday today. On Tuesday I was thinking we might have to postpone. She woke up at 4:15 am with a high fever & terrible stomach pains (especially when we pushed on her) & major nausea. Todd & I thought for sure she had appendicitis, so he rushed her down to UVRMC. The ER doc thought it was appendicitis also, but they did an ultrasound & everything looked fine, other than swollen lymph nodes. So she was discharged at 8:00 am with orders to come back in eight hours is she was not improving. I was not thrilled with not knowing what she had, but somewhat relieved she was not having surgery.
She felt awful still when she got home & still had a fever. As the day went on though she felt much better & her fever lessened & she wanted to eat.
Sarah felt good enough on Wednesday to go to school & to dance class. Go figure!

Sarah could not wait to open her presents this morning.
She got this bubble vest to wear to school today.
Sarah wanted an American Girl doll that looked like her. This one has the right hair & eyes, but the skin was a little darker than I wanted. Sarah thinks it's just fine.
Emma & Mason thought it was fun to become "American Girls" through the box.
Tonight we are going to dinner. Tomorrow is her friend party, then the next two Sundays we will be celebrating with each side of the family. I hope that will be enough birthday for Sarah! Oh yeah, then we'll have another get together on Halloween for her baptism!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

What we've been up to lately

I just can't seem to find time to blog lately! Here are a few pictures of what we've been up to the past few weeks.
We've also had a bunch of other exciting & not so exciting things happen, that don't have pictures (for good reasons!). Two of these not exciting things have been two of my favorite (NOT at all) things to hear. "Mom, why are they rocks in the bath tub? Oh, those aren't rocks."
and (at 12:30 am) "Mom, I just threw up on my pillow." Yep, we've been busy!
Emma with Mitchell today. At his 2 month check up he weighed 12 pounds 12 ounces. Later that week Emma had an ear infection. I think she weighed 23 pounds. Bets on when Mitchell passes Emma up in weight?
Our latest way too big purchase, for the kids anyway. We bought a jumper. My kids always love these things at carnivals & spend the entire time on them. Mason's preschool teacher has one & he loves it. I'm hoping to use this in the basement this winter, assuming I ever get all the dust cleaned up from having our latest sump pump put in.

Mitchell with Grandma Loveridge at South Towne Mall. This was his first big shopping trip outside of me. He did great!
Last weekend we went to Bridal Veil Falls. The water was super cold, but the kids still had to wade in it.

Last week we also went on a hike up American Fork Canyon. The colors were changing & so pretty! Emma thought it was fun to ride in Todd's new kiddie backpack.

We had Becca babysit while we braved a matinee of Harry Potter with Mitchell (Todd had seen it right after Mitchell was born). Allie & Isaac came too. Sarah & Allie made a boutique in her room. It was quite fancy!
This dummy is made from a garbage can & laundry basket.
This one was my favorite, the skirt on the globe.