Saturday, September 26, 2009

Seeing Spots

It's been a pretty eventful week here. On Monday afternoon, I went to Gwynne's to pick up Amelia. She and Roxy were naked and playing in the kiddie pool. When I went to help Amelia with her clothes, I noticed that she had some red spots on her right thigh and thought they might be flea bites. After examining the family pets, we decided they were not flea bites. The next day, Amelia seemed a bit under the weather and by the afternoon, there were more spots. Wednesday came and Amelia's voice left. Again... even more spots. By Thursday, the little girl had no voice, no temperature and was starting to look like a leopard. Making a few phone calls, I tried to ease my mind on what could be going on. Without a fever, our pediatrician didn't want to see her. I spoke with my sister-in-law, Donna, that night and found that my neice, Melaynie, had been diagnosed with H1N1. That's right... Swine Flu. What??? After some Tamiflu, the little chica is doing much better. Now... on to Friday. Amelia is once again without voice and has the spots from her ankles on up. For the first time all week, she sleeps all night. Today we wake up to a new girl and... a doctor's appointment. Our Pediatrician says she's fine and that the spots show her sensetivity to being even slightly ill. I guess this will help us out later when she tries to fake being sick in order to get out of taking a Math test. What? No spots? You're fine. Go to school. Her voice is a bit clearer today and her energy level is back to normal. Emergency averted.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Gap Casting Call

click on the link above to Vote for Amelia in the Gap Casting Call!

Friday, September 18, 2009

General Posting

Wow! There has been so much going on lately.... so busy. I feel like I've hardly been home at all this summer as there's still two more trips coming up! Joel and I are going to SF for the Motorhead concert on October 5th and then we're all meeting up with my parents for a trip to Disneyland in the middle of the month.
We spent last weekend in Winnemucca for my Great-Granmother, Ruth Wooley's Memorial Service. A sad occasion but always nice to see family. We left Cali Friday to make our way to Nevada where my cousin, Rebecca, and I put the finishing touches on a slide show for the service. My parents took charge of Amelia for the morning so I didn't have to chase her around the church. We all met up at my grandma's house for a long visit. We had an awesome dinner with my parents (beer can chicken ala Daddio) and a soak in the hot tub before calling it a day. Taking off not too early to make our way home. What a quick trip.
Between work, preschool and constantly going out of town, I can honestly say that I don't know where my summer has gone! The leaves are already beginning to turn and the evenings included a slight breeze letting us know that Autumn is nearly here. Before you know it, I'll be wearing my gorgeous boots and wishing you all a Merry Christmas!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Ouch 'N Stuff

In the last three years as parents, we have had the great pleasure of "firsts." First tooth, first step, first word, first potty use, first summersault. Well, today was the first bite from a meat bee. It happened at about 8:30 this morning while she was putting her shoes on for school. I was brushing my hair and Joel was out at the work truck. We both heard "ouch" then... Scream and total freak out!!!! She was bitten on the bit of the hand between the thumb and forefinger. After holding an ice cube, eating a Tylenol meltaway and getting a Shrek band-aide, we were off to school. It's about 5:30 pm now and we've had a few more Tylenol throughout the day but it is still swollen and quite sore. Poor little thing. I'm sure, after a couple more summers, she'll be used to this!
In better news... Amelia has become a "race car driver" in her little pink Barbie Jeep Power Wheels. She seriously hauls butt down the street in that thing! Some very awesome neighbors, you know who you are, brought this fabulous toy to our home and I couldn't be happier! This keeps Joel busy as he tries to modify it to make it better and faster, go further and it keeps Amelia busy as she's out there driving it until the battery dies nearly every evening. I want one too! (pout)
School is in again and that means fundraising! As some of you already know, Amelia's preschool is a Co-op (Summerville Parent Nursery School) and we're runnin' outta money to keep our little school open so, we're really hitting it hard this year. I still have S.H.A.R.E.S. cards available if you shop at SaveMart, S-Mart, FoodMaxx or Lucky. We're also working on our 39th Annual Christmas Shop for Children and I'm heading up the raffle division. If you or anyone you know is crafty and would like to donate some of your wares to be sold or raffled on December 5th, please let me know! I will be more than happy to get you a receipt for your tax-deductible donation. Oh, and if you're interested in purchasing PartyLite candles or some bulbs for your garden (the school gets 50% of the sales on these) don't hesitate to get a hold of me - I'd love to sell ya some!
Until next time: stay away from hungry bees!