Monday, March 30, 2009

Baby Carson

My dear friend and ex-neighbor had a beautiful baby boy named Carson. I was able to drive up to Frisco and see him. Tiffany Moses watched Carter and Renée for me while I was there and then Tiffany and I got to visit together. Renée and Carter got to play with their friends Alaina and Carter. Yes, our names are both Tiffany and our youngest boys are named Carter. It was a fun little day trip.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

The Blue Virus

“The ones you love may be carrying the cold and blue virus.” – Gavin

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Grandma's 75th Birthday

Alycia and I flew to Pennsylvania for my Grandma Gampe’s 75th birthday. It was a really short trip and a really cold one. We got to Pittsburg at 3pm and made it to Altoona at 6. There was a lot of traffic and two tunnels. In PA we don’t go around mountains, we just tunnel through them. We had dinner with my parents and sister, Kendra and then went to the Meadows for frozen custard. They have the best chocolate custard in the world! We visited my cousin Larissa and while there, Kendra convinced Alycia that she needed bangs.

On Saturday we helped get ready for the party. My mom made this beautiful cake. After we were finished we went to Long John Silver’s for lunch, hence the picture of us in the pirate hats. At the party we got to see family have we haven’t been with for years. It was fun to catch up with everyone. During the party everyone told stories of my grandmothers crazy driving. My all time favorite one is when someone asked her to give him a push so he could pop the clutch. He told her that she would have to get the car up to thirty. Grandma drove around the parking lot and slammed into him at 30 mph. She also took Alycia and I in a car wash with the window down, but that is another story.

After the party we ate dinner with my grandma, parents, aunts and uncles, and my cousin Matt and his wife. We stayed there talking until 10pm before we headed to my Aunt Jill’s house to hang out and talk some more. Kendra, Alycia, and I didn’t get back to the hotel until 2 that evening.

On Sunday we had lunch at The Dream before heading to the airport. I don’t think I have ever been to Altoona without at least stopping at the Dream. They really have wonderful home cooked food. So that is what we did in a nutshell. We didn’t sleep much but it was a really fun three days.

Donna, Jill, Bill, Mike, Don, & Steve

Aunt Christy & Uncle Don

Heather & Matt

Grandma with the birthday board that Alycia and I made her.

Aunt Becky, Caleb, and Uncle Mike

Uncle Steve & Kendra

Thursday, March 19, 2009

More Tests on Carter

Carter had some tests done that they put him to sleep for. His doctor looked down his throat, esophagus, stomach, and intestines and did biopsies. Carter also had an MRI and a PH probe put in. Carter woke up really mad and didn’t calm down until after his nap. He also had some drainage coming out of his ear. I asked the anesthesiologist to look at it and let me know if Carter had an ear infection. He said the Carter did have an infection and we would have to take him to his pediatrician. On the way home I called Carter’s doctor and had to throw a fit to have him seen in a timely manner. When the doctor did see him she said that he did not have an infection and it was just wax. I was pretty annoyed.

Carter’s PH probe went down his nose and into his stomach to test the acid levels. It was taped to his face and onto his back. He had to wear arm restrains to he wouldn’t pull it out when we weren’t right by him, like sleeping and riding in the car. The probe connected to a little computer that one of us had to wear and stay right by Carter while he was awake. Carter also had to have three meals, exactly four hours apart, lasting only 30 minutes. He couldn’t have anything to eat or drink between meals. As you can image, it was kind of a tough day.

We did get all of Carter’s test results back and everything came back normal. His pediatric GI said that if everything came back normal, there is nothing wrong with Carter and that he is just a small child. We already went to an endocrinologist, geneticist, and an ENT. We are out of specialists, so I guess this means he has a clean bill of heath.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

No More Kitchen Table

In the process of moving my table outside to sand and stain it, I broke it in two. For now, we are using the Collingwood’s banquet table as our kitchen table. Our plan is to re stain our current dinning table and use it in our kitchen. Researching dining table sets has totally stressed me out.

White Beauty

“Let’s name our next baby White Beauty.” – Gavin
Does anyone see any problems with that name? And no I am not pregnant.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Spring Break at Sea World

We spent two days at Sea World during spring break. It was really crowded, but we still have a wonderful time. They had some new shows and we went on the log ride. Gavin and Renée loved the ride but Carter wasn’t too into the almost two hour wait. I had a great time taking pictures there with my Nikon D80.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Seeing Jessica Again

Jessica and I met during the art major orientation during our first week at BYU. Then we went through all of the art education major together. Because there weren’t very many art majors, we had most of our classes together. We saw each other last at BYU graduation in April of 2001. Here we are nine years later! Jessica and her husband, Alexander, and there four children live in San Antonio, so we drove down and spent and evening with them before heading to Sea World the next day. All the kids, but Maddy (Jess’s baby) and Carter slept in one room. When we went in to check on them, Renée had taken over Elijah’s bed and he was sleeping on the floor. Thanks for having us, Jessica. It was so nice to finally meet your family!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Bath Time

I got a new camera so I have been taking a lot more pictures. Carter was hamming it up for me during his bath.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Fun Run

Gavin’s school decided to have yet another fund raiser. (They are getting old.) This one was a fun run where we had to pledge money for each lap that he ran. It was supposed to be outside, but because of wet weather, we were in the gym. Renée, Carter, and I went to cheer Gavin on. They had the kids do some silly laps, like the crap walk, to slow them down some. He still completed 28 laps!