Monday, August 26, 2013

HFMD - 2, Andrew - 0

Thursday afternoon when I picked up Andrew from daycare, he had a fever. I noticed he had red bumps on his butt and feet... hmmmm this looks awfully familiar.  Hand Foot and Mouth Disease strikes again!

He couldn't go to daycare on Friday so we lounged at home and watched cartoons. Since it's a virus there is nothing you can do but give him pain reliever. Symptoms subsided on Sunday.

However, the story doesn't end there!  Saturday I woke up with crusty eyes. I haven't had that happen to me in years, but I didn't think much of it until later that afternoon my eyes got really red and they began to hurt.  I then put the symptoms together and realized I had pink eye!  I went to CareNow clinic that evening to get an antibiotic so I can start feeling better and hopefully limit the spread of the virus.  After speaking with the DR. about my week she said that Andrew's HFMD rarely affects adults, but they can still get it.  Well, when that happens apparently the virus can mutate or morph or whatever she called it and can become another virus. In my instance, Pink Eye!  I got my antibiotic and felt better within 24 hours.  Although the story doesn't end there either!!!!  Sunday I started to get a few tiny bumps on my toes.  I thought they were ant bites because I was outside barefoot.  Well, day after day I got a couple more and they felt like pins and needles stabbing my feet every time I walked. I realized I got the traditional symptom of HFMD too!  Yippee!  Then I realized how poorly Andrew must have felt because he had way more spots than me! 

Luckily it only lasts about four days, so we recovered quickly. Thankfully, Josh did not get our cooties!

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Buzz Lightyear to the Rescue

Andrew celebrated his best friend's (Kameron) 2nd birthday, Toy Story theme. There was lots of fun, laughs, playtime, presents and cake.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Dallas Zoo

The Dallas Zoo was celebrating their 125th anniversary this weekend with $5 admission. Andrew has never been to a Zoo before and the weather was nice this weekend, not too hot. Andrew is very familiar with all the animals and what they "say"; I was so excited to see his reaction.  He didn't have too much of a reaction; he did a lot of pointing and an occasional really excited face or squeal when he saw an animal move - especially when a chimpanzee swung from a rope in his habitat.

Here are some pictures:

We arrived at the zoo around 9am and left at noon.  As we were exiting the zoo, we decided to sign up for a membership ($10 discount because they deducted our admission today).  Within three trips it will have paid for itself. We signed up for Family Plus plan to include a free guest for each visit.  Anyone want to go to the zoo with us?  Andrew can make all the animal noises in case you get confused at what you are looking at!


 Andrew and I spent Friday night and Saturday at Mom and Dad's while Josh was on a quick road trip to Kansas City and back. He went to pick up a chiropractic table that belonged to his great uncle.  Orbie passed away earlier this year from prostate cancer.

 Here are some pictures from Saturday
Papa teaching A how to use his new T-Ball stand

Bubbles with Aunt Jackie

Enjoying a second breakfast (donut holes) with his best buddy, Kam

Mmmmm Coffee Froth

Knock, Knock, Who's there?


Wrestling MIMI

Monday, August 12, 2013

Relaxing Weekend

We had a nice relaxing weekend at home.

Friday night and Saturday morning we did some tax free weekend shopping to build Andrew's fall/winter wardrobe. Saturday afternoon we headed to the Kuklenz pool for a play date with Kameron(Mimi and Poppi were in Houston visiting Uncle Carbon). The boys had lots of fun swimming together. Andrew even jumped into the pool without coaching (something he didn't do in swim class). Not sure where he got that idea... a little scary! He did learn to not jump in whenever he wants. Mommy or Daddy need to be there and count to three... oh and don't forget the clap. HA HA
It's a hard story to explain via text, but Andrew would wait for us to say "1, 2, 3," - most kids would jump now. But not Andrew! He waited for an additional two hand claps before we opened our arms wide open... then SPLASH! A couple times, we would count to three, but didn't do anything else. He would do an antsy bounce and clap his hands until we clapped. It was hilarious!
Shark Noodle: CHOMP CHOMP
Best Buddies

Sunday was filled with summer cleaning, grocery shopping and a special visit from Mimi and Poppi. They played for a few hours and enjoyed some fajitas for dinner. Andrew didn't want them to leave or go to bed!

Playing with Thomas and Friends

Where's Mimi? 
More Hide and Seek

Monday, August 5, 2013

Last Fling Before the Ring

The girls spent the past weekend in Montgomery, TX celebrating Audrey's upcoming wedding.

See mom's blog for the details.