Thursday, July 21, 2011

Danielle & Being Sick

So, last Monday after we came home from the Zoo Danielle started running a fever, I thought maybe it was from heat exhaustion or something. The next day she seemed fine. Then on Wednesday night I think it was she started running a fever again and off and on it's been since then. She was also crankier than usual, wanted to be carried and babied more, seemed more tired. I attributed the tiredness and off sleep schedule over the last week from remnants from when her cousins were here because their sleeping and schedules and everything were practically non-existent and all messed up for a few weeks, and I attributed the crankiness and wanting to be carried to some of that as well. Well, Tuesday night once again she was running a fever in the middle of the night. Then Wednesday morning at swim lessons she refused to get in the water and was just unhappy and cranky and I'd had enough so I decided to take her to see the doctor, plus her dental work is next Tuesday (which she needs to be put under for) and I figured if something was going on we needed to get it resolved before then. So, I called and set up an appointment.

It turns out that she has walking pneumonia :( My poor girl! I had no idea what could be going on but pneumonia or any form of it was so far away from even being considered :( She now on a good strong antibiotic and then we'll be taking her back in on Monday to get her cleared for her dental work on Tuesday. My poor girl. I feel so bad for her. I really hope she gets feeling better quickly!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Family Visiting

Isn't it great when family comes to visit? We had a fun surprise this year! The week before Laura's annual trip up here my Aunt Marilyn called Mom and Dad and told them she was coming for a visit! And it turned out it was going to be while Laura was here! (She couldn't have planned a better time if she'd meant to :) The girls and I spent some time at Mom and Dads and then they all came here for a few days during the visit. It was so great getting to see her and catch up. We hadn't seen her for a lot of years and she'd never met Dennis. She brought pictures to show us and I showed her lots of pictures (ha, getting all those printed recently had been a wonderful idea!). We hope to see you again soon Aunt Marilyn!

I'm not sure who Mom and Dad looked forward to more, Aunt Marilyn or Laura! Laura came the weekend before Aunt Marilyn did and we went down and met her in Cedar City and stayed the night there and visited Zion National Park the next day. It was a lot of fun! Dennis and I are thinking we definitely need to go back sometime when it's a bit cooler!

Charity had so much fun playing with her cousins. Laura's kids just love Charity. Poor Danielle though was left out a lot since they only wanted to play with Charity but hopefully that'll change within a few years. Luckily, she didn't mind this trip. She just went off and did her own thing. She had Grandma and Grandpa to entertain her though :) She sure does love her grandparents!

It was sad to see them go at the end of the trip, always is, but at the same time it was a bit nice to get back to normal life at the same time. The house certainly was a lot quieter after they left! Almost too quiet! And the kids really do miss their cousins! I've decided it was a good thing I signed them up for swimming lessons the last two weeks of July so they'll have something to occupy them!

Friday, July 8, 2011

4th of July and Fireworks

In Utah, some aerial fireworks were made legal this year and while we didn't buy any to shoot off (though I wish we had! Maybe for the 24th.... hmmm....) setting off fireworks and watching them from the front yard was a lot of fun this year! It was so cool to be able to watch out over the neighborhood as the fireworks went off and to see so many without having to go somewhere! Though, we do have a good view of a couple different fireworks displays where we live, but these were closer which was a lot more fun!