Thursday, February 26, 2009

jadyn smash cake part 1

Ok, here is Jadyn doing her smash cake a few days after her party. We wanted to wait until Gracie was feeling better so she could watch!

Happy birthday to Jadyn................


Oh! Here are some crumbs!!

Wow!! Getting a mouthful of frosting!!

jadyn smash cake part 2

Thanks sissy! I must have missed that crumb!


Here Mamou!

Ha ha think I'm going to share my cake??

Tracie Rich did an awesome job on our cakes and was VERY reasonably priced! If you would like her contact info let me know!!

Jadyn's first experience with a spoon!

Well, we have practiced a little before this. She likes to get a spoon and bowl and pretend feed herself. But I guess it was good practice because she did a good job!!

She knew just what to do with her spoon......

Straight to her mouth............

Back for more................

Not too bad of a mess for her first time!!!

Why vaccinations are important!

Last week was a rough week for us! Wednesday morning Jadyn woke up and threw up in her bed. I didn't really know what to think about this except just to see what happens next. I gave her some banana and cheerios and just waited to see what would happen. It didn't take long, she got sick again. And again. So, I called my kids parents and let them know what was going on, and told them Jerred could come home to keep the kids, but everyone came and got them. So, my day was spent holding Jadyn, getting her to drink something, and letting her sleep on my lap. By Thursday she was much better................

Here she is day 2. No pictures from day 1 since I was holding her all day!

Now, Gracie's Thursday morning began a little different. She woke up and threw up in her bed, and then got in the shower and kept on, and on, and on. Then the explosive diarrhea came. She couldn't even make it to the bathroom! So, Thursday was spent taking 15 showers, cleaning up throw up and poop, and washing about 20 loads of laundry! The whole time I'm telling myself it's only going to last one day, you can do this! Well, Friday began much the same way, then Saturday, Sunday, and by Monday we took her to the doctor to find out she has Rotavirus!
Yuck!! Yesterday was her first vomit/diarrhea free day!! Almost a week after it began!!

Here she is day 1 or 2 not sure, but she looks awful!!

My whole point is that had Jadyn not had the rotavirus vaccine she would have ended up in the hospital for her first birthday! Rotavirus is an awful illness, and I hope you decided to give you child this vaccine! Gracie spent 6 days of not keeping anything down! My sweet girl who loves to dance and jump around spent countless hours laying on the couch! We hated seeing her like this! We are so glad she didn't have to be hospitalized for this because we did keep her hydrated the best we could.
So, Rotavirus.........
1 bottle of Sprite, 7up, ginger ale
2 bottles of gatorade, pedialyte
5 cans chicken noodle soup
2 cans of lysol
2 containers of clorox wipes
20 loads of laundry
30 showers
2 prescription meds
Jadyn having the rotavirus vaccine.........................priceless!!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Jadyn's 1st Birthday!!

Gracie has had the stomach bug since Thursday so, she had to miss Jadyn's party but we brought back some presents for her to help Jadyn open. We also saved the smash cake for big sissy to watch me eat. Will post pictures when we do that!

Jadyn wasn't very happy during gift opening time. But she had been playing with this one gift bag and we just thought she really wanted to open it. So, when we opened it we were surprised to see her pacifier! I guess that's why she was so interested in that present!!

Jadyn has not had any cake before, but you would have thought she was a pro! I can't wait to see what she does with her smash cake! Her cake was shaped like Brobee from Yo gabba gabba. Tracie Rich made it and did an awesome job!!!

Jadyn's smash cake!

Wow! I really can't believe it's been a year since Jadyn was born! I am so glad I have got to be home with her this whole time.

So, what are some things that my one year old Jadyn does..............
She's not walking yet, but she will take a few steps to you. If she realizes she's walking she quickly sits down!!
She's a climber!! She likes to sit on the couch and try to get down by herself, so I had to teach her how to get off!!
She is starting to eat more grown up food, but not much!
She says mom or mama, da da, ball, look, bye bye, and she shakes her head no!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Jadyn the mess!

This is what you get when you mix cheerios and gerber dried strawberries and apples.........

and it only took 4 wipes to clean her hands and face! And a trial of red cheerios to her room to change her clothes!

So, what's in here that sissy is always trying to get??

Under our kitchen table is a little platform. For some reason all the kids love to sit here!

I love these girls!

Gracie and Princess (she named her, I would have named her demon!) I can't believe Princess was actually sitting with her!

It is not an uncommon site in our house to see our girls playing together. Jadyn wants all of Gracie's toys and Gracie plays with all of Jadyn's. Jump ahead 10-12 years and it will be clothes! For right now, I am glad that they play well together!

Gracie 4 years old and about to get her first haircut! I waited 2 years for her to get hair, we didn't cut much off!

Sweet baby Jadyn, I'm sure up to no good! This is her I'm not doing anything face!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Facebook | Pray for Mahayla Riedmueller

Facebook Pray for Mahayla Riedmueller

In the past couple of weeks I have read many blogs, and through those blogs have seen the power of prayer. I have been amazed! I have spent many days reading story after story and crying for these families who I don't even know! Through these blogs I have seen God's work! So, I ask you to pray for Mahayla Riedmueller. She was born Jan. 18,2009 at 25 weeks. Her family needs your prayers! Pray that like so many of the families who have had trying times in the past few weeks, that they have the strength to trust in God and that he will make her well! Thank you!