Monday, June 23, 2008

Can I PLEASE catch a break??

So... Ammon has finally healed from shingles. He does have a few issues with the scabs coming off while showering and he is deathly affraid of bleeding to DEATH when they do come off, but other than that... he is back to normal.

But... on Saturday morning we noticed a few red dots on Malia. 2 on her chest and then a few on her face. I was just thinking it was a small heat rash. But yesterday.... the few dots had gotten bigger and brought their friends along for the FUN. That's right folks... MALIA HAS THE CHICKEN POX! I don't mean to complain, but.... I will anyways! I have to spend another week in my house. I just want to go out and enjoy this warm weather. Preferably near a pool. My sister, Jennifer, is on her way up from St. George to spend a week with us, and I was hoping to get a few family pictures while she was hear. Hopefully we can do a few photo-shop tricks and fix Malia's dotty friends. I'll keep you posted.

Monday, June 16, 2008


Taliana and Ammon are playing soccer. They have been begging to play for about a year now, and I finally did it. They play every Saturday until July 19th. I didn't realize this until we went to orientation and the kids were already so excited, I couldn't back out. I was just worried that it would cut into our summer traveling down to St. George, but this is what's important to Taliana and Ammon. So... we will just go down after soccer is over. (or... St. George people could come up and visit us up here. *wink wink*)

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Poor Ammon

I noticed a small set of blisters on Ammon's left leg on Saturday morning. By Saturday night the rash of blisters had spread to 2 LARGE patches. By Monday morning the rash had spread completely around his leg and was starting to crawl down. We took him to the doctor and he said that Ammon has SHINGLES. Can you believe it?? I thought you had to be over the age of 65 to get shingles. But no... there is a 1 in 1,000 chance that a child will get it.... and looky here.... Ammon is that ONE child. I feel so bad for him. I know they hurt him but he is being such a trooper about it. He is sad that he can't play with any friends or go swimming, but I assured him that the blisters would go away and he wouldn't even remember they were there. (Hopefully they will!)

So... please keep Ammon in mind when you are saying your prayers. There really isn't any medication we can give him besides Children's Motrin. Thank you for all your help!

Monday, June 9, 2008

Malia is 6 months old

Okay... so she is almost 7 months now, but I just wanted to post some updated pictures of her.

I tried to have her hold a "6 months" paper, but she just wanted to eat it.

At her six month check-up...

**weight... 19 lbs. 13 oz. (96th percentile)

**height... 27.5 in (99th percentile) - big surpirse!

Yep... so my little baby is the size of a 14 month old. I knew it was bound to happen, but I just miss that new born stage. Malia is now crawling and is starting to pull herself up to stand. She has just started walking with the help of our hands. I'm sure we will be walking in no time. Just like Taliana did at this age. (However... Taliana was 6 months old when she started walking). Malia doesn't like to be confined in any way. She no longer enjoys the little exersaucer - unless she is standing on the outside.

We love her!Malia has been such a blessing and a joy to our family. I don't even remember what life was like without her. I guess it doesn't really matter.

'Tis the season for graduation

It has been a hectic 2 weeks for us. With the end of school activities for Taliana and Ammon's classes, and traveling across the country for graduations, I'm happy to report... WE SURVIVED!

******************On My 3oth we traveled to Piqua, Ohio for Jason's nephew, David's graduation. It was fun to spend time with their family out in Ohio. We don't get to see them that often and look forward to every chance we get. (however, next time we will stay more than 24 hours.)

*********************On June 4th was Ammon's pre-school graduation and Taliana's last day of school (one day early). Later that day we hurried to the airport to catch a plane to San Francisco for Jason's neice, Victoria's graduation. (yes, this was a hurried trip as well - less than 24 hours... again.)

*****************There were several graduations in the salt lake valley as well, but after traveling so much... you can guess we were pretty burned out. But we had a blast!

For the love of reading...

Okay... maybe you have noticed I haven't posted in a while. (Or maybe you haven't.... I really don't know if anyone really reads this blog). Anyways.... my sister in-law finally convinced me to read the "twilight" series.

I know, I know... I am probably the last one around to finally jump on the bandwagon and read the books. But... WOW! It has been such good reading that I haven't been able to put it down. Yes, even my husband is getting a little jealous of Edward Cullen. Oh wells! However... Jason has been very patient with me for the past 3 weeks. The house and laundry has been lacking my attention since I started reading. Thank you Jason for all your help around the house.
For those of you who have not yet expericened the Twilight series... you are missing out.