Monday, October 27, 2008

Sick as a Dog

So poor Chloe has had a rough week. We had to take her to the Emergency clinic last weekend. It turned out that she had a slipped disc in her back. She was really miserable. Kyle and I thought that she was going to have to be put down. The pain medication made her act really loopy. After we took her off of it, she came back to life. She is now almost fully recovered, and we are soooo happy and relieved! Kylie and Carson are glad their dog is back to her normal self too!
Saturday night was our ward's trunk or treat. The kids love trick or treating! They really caught on fast. They knew what to do last year as well! They looked really cute in their matching costumes. I have to take advantage of the opportunity to dress them alike while I can. I am sure someday (maybe even next year) they will want to pick out their own costumes. My mom painted their faces so cute before we left. Kylie loved having her face made up.........once again, that's my girl. I love makeup too!Chloe, and her two wonderful nurses. She had to be hand fed for a few days!

Kylie getting all dolled up! Get it........dolled!ha. At least I think I am funny!

Carson hanging on to his pumpkin. He knows what is about to be put in there!

Raggedy Ann and Andy, hanging out with aunt Christen

Monday, October 20, 2008

Weekend with the Belnaps'

We had a great weekend with David (Kyle's brother), Melissa and cute little Aiden. They are a lot of fun to be with. Kyle's Bronco spirit has worn off on them, and he is thrilled that they are big fans now too. My parents watched the three kids so that we could go to the BSU-Hawaii game. Melissa and I had fun people watching while we were there. It was a fun game, and of course the blue and orange won!
On Saturday we took the kids to the pumpkin patch. We took a hayride out to the field, and let them each pick out a pumpkin just their size. It was really cute to see the three cousins hanging out and playing together. I am sure Aiden was relieved to get back home to some peace and quiet! Come back and see us again soon!!
The Hayride

For some reason, Kylie was really attracted to the green pumpkins

Good choice Buddy!

I talked her into an orange one

Jammie time!

NICU Graduation party

We attended the anual NICU party last week at the hospital. We really enjoy going each year. We get to see the Dr.'s and nurses who cared for the babies and myself, and give them a big hug. It is a wonderful experience, and they will always have such a special place in my heart. We even saw the specialist who took care of them before they were born. We knew that as long as she had a close eye on them, they would be o.k. I am sure it is such a rewarding experience for them to see how far each child has come. We saw a little boy there who was in the NICU with the twins. He was born at 1lb! We enjoy seeing him, and how well he is doing. I am so grateful for the technology these days, it is just so amazing to me. A lot of these kids would not be here if they had been born before it! At the party they ask for the kids to wear their Halloween costumes. They have gifts, and games, and lots of candy for them. Here are some pictures of the party.......

Nurse Amber........our favorite!

Raggedy Andy, building a bridge

Kylie's pumpkin....of course it had to be pink. That's my girl!

Brushing off the sugar bugs

Thursday, October 2, 2008

sick kids and caramel apples

Last week was a pretty crazy week for us. We all had a horrible cold, with a cough that lasted forever. I noticed last week that Carson's eyes looked really bad when he woke up from his nap. I called the Dr. and they diagnosed him with pink eye over the phone. I was glad we didn't have to take him in for it. We went to pick up his eye drops, and the problem was taken care of. I was really careful and washed his sheets and pillows, but Kylie still got it. Thankfully we had plenty of drops to take care of her too. A couple days after, it seemed like Carson's cold was getting worse. His cough was keeping him up at night too, so we took him in to the Dr.. Thankfully we did, because he had walking pneumonia and an ear infection. Poor little guy! I almost didn't take him, because I figured she would say that the cold just needed to run it's course. I trusted my motherly instinct, and gave her a call anyways. He is doing much better now and has taken all his medicine.
Since we are all feeling better this week, we decided to do a fun project..........caramel apples! I was inspired by a friend of mine, who is trying to do fun fall/halloween activities with her kids this month. I thought it was a great idea to get the kids involved and help them to enjoy this fun season to the fullest. They had a great time helping, and especially eating their creations.

They first washed them

Then dried them, and threw them around a couple times. They actually did really well! There was only one that was badly bruised.

Carson had to give them a little lick before they went into the oven

Kylie thought that looked like fun, so she licked them too. I guess we won't be sharing these with the neighbors!ha,ha. I would, if we didn't like our neighbors.

Carson found a neat way to eat them, without getting his fingers sticky. I may have to try that next time! Kylie thought it was pretty funny, and encouraged him to keep eating like a piggy.