Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Forgive me Blogger it's been 20 days....

since my last confession blog post.

Life sure seemed to have whizzed by this last month. I really can't believe it.

The biggest and best news would be that Boy is finally up and walking. He actually has been for a month now, but I am just that slow on the game. I'd wanted to get some video of it before posting about it, but then never got around to grabbing some, and life got a bit crazy, so it just never happened. He took a few steps between Hubby's Aunt Kathy and me during Family reunion (on Sheepies birthday, so it's an easy date to remember) but then would have nothing to do with it again. That Sunday, however, we were in the foyer at church, and a good family friend was sitting across from me. Like it was nothing out of the ordinary, he stood up and walked over to this friend. Really, I think there is something magical about the Elton family, that draws my kids to them. Kaitlyn is practically Mary Poppins around here, and apparently her dad, Mark, has the ability to make lame babies walk!

Now that Boy is up and walking, it's like he never wasn't. It's been a blessing and I am so happy to see how much more included he has been by his brothers in their adventures, now that he can keep up with them. Hopefully I will grab a video or something to put up soon of the wonder Boy.

Sheepies Birthday Party happened the weekend after his actual birthday. The weather was perfect for an outside party, and I think Sheepie had a great time in the end!

The Wall*E Cake came off without a hitch

A very sneaky Sheepie hides behind the pregnant lady during the water balloon fight. He wasn't such a big fan of it as he thought he'd be.

Everyone anxiously waiting their turn for 'Pin the trash cube on Wall*E

Cuddling with Mr. C while singing Happy Birthday!

Twinkle Toes even made an appearance at the party. (this is what I looked like about 2 months out.)

The next big adventure of the summer was my Stake Girls Camp... After months and months of planning and working with the other Stake Camp Directors and our Youth Leaders, I spend last week off camping with our Stakes Young Woman. I will admit that I was a bit stressed going into it, but once we were there, I heard nothing but that it was the best year yet. And since I don't easily embarrass, here are a couple pictures the girls snapped of me.

Our theme this year was Medical stuff, so that's why I am dressed like a Doctor... Can't remember why I was wearing the glasses.

And this lovely picture is of me, wearing the ugliest pants in the world.. They weren't too bad without the shirt tucked in, but after way too much laughing and joking the girls and I were able to find out how to make them even uglier; pull them up and tuck the shirt in. Trust me, the picture doesn't do them justice.. and it's obvious now, why they called me to work with a bunch of teenagers (I still have the mentality of one!).

While I was off at camp, Mr. C and the boys had many adventures, including play dates at Chads house, trips to a local Amusement park with a neighbour friend along, trips to the Gilbert house and lots of playing with cousins. Sadly, I went to up load their photos and I don't think that Hubby brought the camera, so no pictures from any of it!

To catch us back up to the present has been an adventure involving the amazing Frog Prince. Around Thursday, (I'm told, since I was still at camp) his throat started hurting him, and he was having trouble swallowing. Friday, it was even worse, and by the time they came to pick me up at camp, I could tell we needed to head straight to the urgent care. Sure enough he'd picked up a case of Strep Throat from somewhere. They prescribed him Amoxacillin, and we thought that'd be the end of it.... not so much. After two doses, he started to break out all over his body in a rash. Being allergic to Penicillin's myself, I knew right away what it was, and we stopped the meds and called his doctor. Another non pen based drug was prescribed and after waiting 24 hours to get the penicillin out of his system we gave him his first dose of the new stuff...within about an hour and a half his entire body was covered in hives and rash even worse than before....So last night FP and I had the pleasure of visiting the ER while they checked him out for drug allergies, made certain he could breath okay, and give him YET another drug. Thankfully, he's now taken this third one several times and he seems to being doing much better. At least we know with this kid, nothing in life will ever be boring.

Here are a few more cute pictures of the kids, that we snapped over the week.

This is the temple, and all the little frogs are there to get married.

Now that he's up and walking, why not tackle riding toys!

Somebody is NOT happy that he has to let his brother drive it too, being the passenger isn't nearly as fun!

Hope you are all enjoying the Summer Sun!!


Allanna said...

You HAVE been busy!
(And those pants ... I don't know if they're UGLY ... but wearing any pants as if they were mom-jeans ... not the most flattering shot. :P)

I think that you and I get along so well with our YW for the same reason. ^_^

I'm glad that you posted again!

Shauna said...

Good to see you back to blogging. I've missed seeing all the cute pictures of your family. It sounds like you have had a very busy summer, but full of great memories.