Monday, January 4, 2010

Slumber Party

Yes I am going backwards in time once again. This time only since November. Nikki is now 8. It's hard to beleive they are growing up so fast. For the birthday party she decided to have a backwards birthday party so we did everything backwards by starting with the presents and ending with the icecream and cake. We even ate under the tables instead of on them and I made ice cream cake cones and we ate ice cream on plates with a fork. Needless to say it was allot of fun and we all laughed and got totally confused allot. We decided this year ( or last) that we would allow Nikki to have her first slumber party. It was allot of fun. She had 4 girls spend the night. Poor CJ! No actually he was right in the middle. We put on make up and beleive it or not it was warm for the first time on November 28th,So we were also able to roast marshmallows and make smores in the backyard. Yummy. All in all I beleive it was a sucess. The girls actually started falling asleep about 10 so by 11pm they were all out. The next time though we will make sure there is an even amount of girls the odd number made it hard for some of the activities.

Thursday, October 22, 2009


Looks like the ER visit brought us more than just a few stitches. Last Sunday I came down with the flu. Yuck.. At least it is just fever and nothing else. To make it worse though my boss was on vacation. I work in a very small office which means I had to be at work. So with a fever of 100 to 103 I went to everyday for 8hrs each day. Still not sure how I managed that one. He did come back yesterday though so I took the rest of the week off. I am finally feeling better today. The bad news is that everyone else now has the same stuff. We did take CJ to the doc and he gave him the H1N1 vaccine just in case since he is high risk. Other than that there is not much we can do. Just wait it out. I did however stock up on Tylenol and Advil.
CJ got his stitches taken out last Tuesday he didn't think much of that. We also had to make an appointment with neurosurgery because he has had a headache for the last two weeks and this makes me a little nervous since he does have a shunt. I have never wondered about his shunt until now. I suppose we should have it checked out, his appt. is next month so I will keep you updated. I did start measuring his head once a week and so far there has been no change so maybe it's not his shunt after all. who knows.

Friday, October 16, 2009

ER Visit

Well CJ had a visit to the ER last night. Poor kid. We were at the school for a PTO meeting and the kids were out in the hallway playing and had been for about 45 minutes when I hear this horrid screaming. I knew right away that it was CJ. He had been running in the hallway and fell. He came walking into the teachers lounge where we were having the meeting and I could see the blood down his arm where he had wiped his chin and so I think that freaked him out as well seeing the blood. I picked him up and took him to the bathroom to clean him up and try to get him to calm down so I could see the damage but knew it couldn't be good. One of the mom's there is a first responder so she came in and took a look at it also but there was no doubt he needed stitches because you could see that fatty tissue that is under the skin.
Well as you can imagine the ER was swamped and I was so paranoid about the germs because there were several people that were wearing masks. We sat in the waiting room for about 2 1/2 hrs before finally going back. The doc as well as the nurses were kinda rude to top things off. Absolutely no bedside manners. The nurse didn't explain anything about what was going to happen she just brought everything in and got ready. We (the nurse and I) of course had to hold him down to get the stitches in. It was horrible he was screaming the whole time. The doc came in and out never saying even boo to us. Didn't even introduce himself thats how bad it was. I guess we are kinda spoiled with the care we get from Childrens Mercy.
Well needless to say he ended up with 3 stitches and calmed down rather quickly when it was all over. As we were waiting for the nurse to come back in to give us our instructions CJ made the comment that he wished it would have happened to his sister instead of him. I told him that wasn't a very nice thing to say. And he said I know but it was really scary. :( I had to laugh a little but felt so sorry for him that he had to go through that. We did talk later though and I asked him if it hurt when the doc was fixing his ouchie and he said no so that made me feel a little better that the screams were fear and not pain.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Getting ready for a ride.

Nikki's mud socks and gloves.

Looking for crystals.


Cj waiting to go for a ride.
Nikki and Angelina resting in the shade for some
craft time.

My dad decided to have a water fight with the kids
he realized very quickly that he was out numbered
The water is about 40 degrees. Very cold.

Dominque. Cindi's (my little sister) her oldest.

Nevada Trip

Ok, so where did I leave off......Oh yeah!!! Well we arrived in NV 9 hrs after leaving CA. It was great. The kids I think though thought they had entered a whole other world. My mom and dad have some land that they camp and gold mine on about an hour outside of Elko, Nv. ( I grew up in Elko). This is where we stayed for the next 10 days. Camping. Of course when we first go there the kids weren't quite sure what to do and when they asked what there was to do we said whatever you want. Well this got them excited for a moment and then they became concerned with getting lost. We all laughed and assured them that they would not get lost. We didn't do much while we were there and that was great. There was no phone, TV or anything electronic unless it ran off of batteries or gas. We did allot of 4-wheeling (every day) and the kids looked for crystals on the mountain side which are just clear quartz rocks but everywhere. They spent allot of time looking for those. As the days past they began bringing down whole rocks that had crystals in them and then spent many hours in the water hole washing them. It brought back allot of memories because my mom always had a rock garden and we were always looking for rocks to put in it. Of course our rock finding days are over but mom still has a rock garden which now has new rocks in it. The kids also played in the mud and made not just mud pies but mud cities. It was so much fun just doing nothing. We cooked every meal over the campfire and had smores every night. We can't wait to go back. Although mom and dad might not feel that way since they are used to it just being them and then here all of us come...My older sister Serena also got engaged while we were out there so that was amazing to be able to be a part of that. Not allot to post about the trip we just hung out around camp sometimes not showering for a couple of days I think there were days I didn't even brush my hair and one day I just stayed in my pajamas all day. It was definitely a trip of lots of memories. We had no worries...acunimatata.