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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Kalahari Day 2 Pics & Videos;-)


We had soooooo much fun at Kalahari! We had a waterproof camera, so we took a LOT of pics when we were there. This montage was originally 28 minutes long!! Don't worry...I cut it back to about 10 minutes;) Still long, I know, but they are just too cute to cut back anymore;-) lol

Click here to see the room we stayed in...it was the BEST room we have EVER stayed in!! It had 2 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms! Our room had a king size bed and had sliding glass doors that went out to our balcony. The tub in our room had jets in it...so cool! The kids room had 2 queen size beds, I think. There was a living room with a fireplace and sliding glass doors to the balcony. It even had a nice convenient high faucet sink so we could wash Ayla's bottles;-)

Can't wait to go back! Who's comin with us???? lol

Click here to see Day 1.

M

PS. Thanks everyone for the 14,000 blog hits;-)

Monday, September 28, 2009

"Local Student is Voice for a Cure"/Update





Lil' Chris' cough is pretty much all gone YEA!!! He still has a few days left on his Augmentin though. He is really loving the taste of this one. This was our first time getting his antibiotic at CVS and I guess they flavored it better;-)

He is doing great with potty training still. YEA!! I was just thinking tonight as I was putting his newly washed undies in his drawer..."Man, I definitely don't miss the days when I had to keep all his undies downstairs b/c he was having so many accidents!" lol

Ayla is rolling around now getting into her big brother's toys:) She keeps going after his sippy cups...too funny. I move it, and then before I know it, she has it in her mouth again! She's sneaky sneaky;-)
Lil' Chris loves to sit on her back. Don't ask me why, but they both actually like it;-)
The yard sale this past Saturday went GREAT!! We raised a lot of money for CF! I was so surprised as to how many complete strangers gave extra money to help find a CURE for CF! I was so touched.
M
PS. I haven't had a chance to edit Kalahari Day 2 pics yet, but I will soon;-)

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Yard Sale This Saturday for CF!!!

This Saturday we are having a neighborhood yard sale!! Yea I'm so excited!! My hubby and I both happen to have off work too! That's a first! We are donating 100% of what we make to help find a CURE for Cystic Fibrosis! I was a little too late to get the whole neighborhood involved in donating a percent, even 10% would help, so maybe next year:) Who knows, if I'm brave enough I might go around on Saturday and ask if they want to donate a percent or not. It's so out of my element to ask people for money, but I HAVE do it for Lil' Chris to have a better, longer life.

If you are in the area, please stop by this Saturday from 8am-2pm:)
M
PS. Please pray that the rain will hold off too.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

CFF's View on the H1N1 Vaccine

Click here to get the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's recommendations on the Seasonal Flu and H1N1 flu vaccines.

Thank you to those who took my poll on the upper right hand side of my blog here. I greatly appreciate it. It's nice to see what other CF families are doing about such an important issue for CFers. So far it looks like everyone who took the poll says that everyone in the CF household will be getting the H1N1 flu vaccine. Sounds good to me! I know both Lil' Chris and Ayla are for sure getting both vaccines. I can't get the seasonal flu shot, b/c I am allergic to eggs. Apparently if you are allergic to eggs, they recommend you don't get it.
M

Monday, September 21, 2009

Kalahari Day 1 Video 9/13/09

Here is day one of our fun trip to Kalahari: America's LARGEST indoor water park!



We had soooooo much fun!! We did the indoor water park first, and then went outside to the little petting zoo, and then off to the arcade to win tickets for some cool prizes;-)

We had the BEST room EVER!! It was the African Queen Suite...and it sure was sweet;-) LOL

Day 2 coming soon:)
M

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Potty Training Chart/2nd Hair Cut/First Bath With Ayla

Potty training is going GREAT! Today he got the most stickers EVER!! He got 12 stickers in just one day! Our system seems to be working pretty good! I had made a potty chart by hand, but my wonderful hubby made a potty reward chart on the computer for him:) Thanks Honey:) He gets 1 sticker for going pee pee on the potty and 2 stickers for going poo poo on the potty, but he gets a sticker taken away if he has an accident on the floor or in his bed. After he gets a sticker, he gets to color on his paper for a minute...he LOVES that part:) He's really into having us trace his hands;-)


He is still having accidents at nap time and we haven't even tried night time yet. Lately he has been having accidents while doing his Vest. Not sure why, b/c he used to ask to go potty even during his vest treatment, but ever since he had that last fever he has been having accidents during vest time. Weird. We're working on it though.


He now is going more on the big potty too! Maybe we can do away with his little potty soon:) Hopefully, for Mommy and Daddy's sake;-) LOL


His favorite part about going to the potty used to be flushing the toilet, but now he LOVES to wash his hands:) We were using a little step stool where he could barely reach the water, but now my hubby put a little step ladder up to the sink, so now he can reach the water perfectly. He LOVES IT! Sometimes I think he makes himself go on the potty just so he can wash his hands! The whole time he pees he says "Wash hands, wash hands?" Too funny:) Anything that works, right? lol


Tonight he got his hair cut for the second time! So exciting! I didn't get any pics, b/c I was getting my hair cut at the same time. I did however get some "after" pics though;-)


Also, tonight was the first time we put both Lil' Chris AND Ayla in the tub together for a bath! They loved it! It only took Lil' Chris 5 seconds to dump water on her head;-) Good thing she likes the water:) LOL



BTW, Lil' Chris' cough is much better and no more fevers so far with the Augmentin:) Yea!
M
PS. The Kalahari pics are coming soon, I promise;-)

Friday, September 18, 2009

Cold and Fever #2/Potty Training Update

Lil' Chris' cold is all gone! YEA!! All of our colds are gone! YEA YEA!! We have all been well for a few days now, but I haven't had a chance to post:)

This past weekend we had a BLAST at the Kalahari Resorts for my husbands birthday and as soon as we got home, Lil' Chris wasn't himself. He woke up in the middle of the night with a fever of 101.8. He had a fever all day on Tues and then Wed morning, but after his nap he was all better and back to his normal self! Thank God!

We think the fever was from the Augmentin(antibiotic for his cough). He got a fever the last time he was on it too. It seems to happen after the first couple of days of taking it. The clinic wanted us to still give it to him. We stopped it for a day, b/c he wasn't eating anything and we didn't want him to take it on an empty stomach. Now he is back to taking it and hopefully it kicks his cough out for good!

Lil' Chris is doing great with his potty training! He asks to go pee and poo on the potty! He even asked to go potty when we were at the water park this weekend! I couldn't believe it!! There he was out in the water with his swim diaper on having fun and then all of a sudden he comes running back to say he has to go pee pee on the potty! He asked a few times while we were at the water park and he was going on the big potty in our hotel room too! I couldn't be any prouder! Now if only we could get night time potty training going;-) That's more our fault for not wanting to get up in the middle of the night;-( We're so bad, but we both work full time and it's hard to get up in the middle of the night. I know, I know...we just have to do it one of these days. Maybe once he gets nap time potty trained 100% then we'll try night time;-)

Here is the video of him playing at the water park and then running up and saying "Pee Pee on the Potty?"

video

More pics to come:)

M

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Friday, September 11, 2009

300 Hours on the Vest/Cough Update/Chris' 30th Birthday

I can't believe my lil' guy has done 300 hours, yes that's HOURS, on his Vest and he is only 2!!! Poor guy...and he almost never complains about doing it too! I give him a lot of credit! I couldn't be prouder of him:) He hit 300 hours on 8/29 and the last time I posted when he hit 200 hours was on April 8th, so in under 5 months he did another 100 hours...it's hard to believe! We just do like it's nothing. It's just part of our morning and night routine. Here are some pics I put together over the last 6 or 7 months...


His cold is almost all gone I think. Yesterday it didn't seem like his nose ran at all, but today it was running a little bit. Over the past few weeks, I've noticed a little cough coming on. Since he got this cold, it has seem to hit him harder. Therefore, today I called our CF clinic and they prescribed an antibiotic over the phone. He will begin Augmentin again starting tomorrow and will take it for 21 days. Hopefully it kicks it out pretty quick and it doesn't come back again for a loooooooooooong time:)

A day after Lil' Chris got his cold, I got a cold, then Ayla got a cold the next day, and now my hubby has it;-( I don't know how she got it too! I was wearing my mask and sanitizing like crazy!! Note to self: Next time wear your mask BEFORE you get sick, so you don't get sick and spread anymore germs to the rest of the family!!

Yesterday was my husbands 30th birthday!!! This makes me sad, b/c that means I'm right behind him;-( We had a fun day off together and took the kids to Ramseyer's farm again just like last year(I think we are going to make this a tradition;-) I will post the pics soon. I'll also post the pics of his BIG birthday present!! I thought 30 was a big deal, so I wanted to do something special for him...a 2 day stay at Kalahari Resorts...it's America's largest indoor water park!! We can't wait to go, he was soooooo excited and surprised!! It was soooo hard for me to keep it a secret for so long! We usually tell each other EVERYTHING!! I feel so relieved now to finally talk about it with him and how I went and talked to his new boss to get him those 2 days off and everything!! He had NO CLUE!! So much fun:) Pics coming soon! Oh yeah, and I got him a Dairy Queen ice cream cake too...his fav;-)

HAPPY 30th BIRTHDAY DADDY;-)

WE LOVE YOU!!

M

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Lil' Chris has a cold ;-(

Poor Lil' Chris has a cold;-( At least it waited until my in-laws left. Only a few hours after they left yesterday, his lil' nose started running and hasn't stopped yet;-( He also has been coughing a little bit more. He doesn't let anything stop him though...he just keeps on playing with his toys like there is nothing wrong! Gotta love him:) Please pray that this cold doesn't turn into something worse as we all know it can.

Hey! When did he get tall enough to turn the lights on and off?!? And when did Ayla get so smart that she can imitate shaking her head "no" and "yes"?!? These kids are too much;-) They put a smile on my face everyday!!! :) Wait...let me rephrase that... They put a smile on my face NUMEROUS times everyday!!! :) :) :)

We had a great visit with my in-laws. We went to Cedar Point...the BEST amusement park EVER!! Pics to come:)
M
PS. I didn't forget about the Vest pics...they are coming soon!