Monday, June 27, 2011

June 2011

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We have been super busy this month!  And since I haven’t posted any family updates in over a month, here are the highlights :)

Grace Anna turned 2 months old (see previous post)

We made our first family road trip to Pensacola

Aunt Becca came to visit!

We have also been unable to keep both kiddos well at the same time for more than a few days.  Grace Anna FINALLY got her shots last week, so we don’t have to be quite as careful…but then of course she gets a low grade fever the next day - just as we arrived at our first playdate in FOREVER!  It was gone by the next day, so I am hoping it was just the shots, which the doctor assured me was normal, but it still makes me nervous…so we turned around and drove home after being there probably less than 10 minutes. 

This weekend we were finally all 4 well at the same time & were able to make our first Sunday all together since Grace’s birth!  We are praying that we all stay well :)

Our trip to Pensacola ended up taking us about 7 hours (should have been 5) since Miss Grace decided that she was going to fill up her diaper every 10 minutes.  Each time we would pull into a rest stop or gas station, Collin would yell, “PENSACOLA!!!!!”, then start crying when we told him that we were not there yet.

However, as bad as we thought the trip there was, it was nothing compared to our return home.  I will make a very long story short by saying that Collin & I both were covered from head to toe in throw-up, and ended up getting wet-wipe baths & outfit changes in a parking lot in Tallahassee…not fun!  Ever tried to clean throw-up out of your child’s car seat with nothing but wet-wipes & a bottle of water, then strap them back into it realizing that you are only halfway home?  Yuck!  At that point I was seriously considering just going to buy a new car seat – and if it wasn’t our “good one” I may have done it.

Terrible road-trip aside, we actually had a great time in Pensacola.

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Collin hanging out at Ong Ba Noi’s house (Son’s parents).  He loved looking in the water & watching the boats drive by!

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Collin & Lilo “holding” baby Grace.

The day after we got home from Pensacola Aunt Becca came for a visit!!!!!  We were thrilled to see her & so happy that she was able to meet baby Grace.  The first few days she was here were sooo smoky outside that we didn’t get to do much other than hang out at home…but we did make a trip to Moe’s!

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Collin & Grace sure love their Aunt Becca!

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Unfortunately our visit got cut short when Becca came down with pneumonia & had to fly home a few days early.  We were very sad, but no one wanted Grace to end up sick again, and Becca needed a few days at home to recover before she had to start some summer training at her school.  The good news…she is going to schedule another trip to come back in September/October!!  Yay!!

Other exciting news is that we have started potty training with Collin!!  We still have a long way to go, but he continues to amaze us with how well he is doing.  There is much more to say, but it will have to wait for another post :)


Erin said...

Um, I don't think I could have cleaned vomit out of a car seat, period. Never mind with just a bottle of water and wipes. I definitely would have been making a trip to the nearest Babies 'R Us, Target, or Wal-Mart, pronto! You get Mother of the Year for that one!