Monday, August 31, 2009

What a week!

Yeah, so for most of last week, Zekes had an ear infection with a constantly high temperature. Finally, on the third day, I scheduled a doctor appointment. He was responding to Tylenol and Motrin, but the fever kept coming back. Poor baby! I also scheduled a well check for Ailey Grace at the same time so she could get her first round of shots. Yeah, not really in a hurry with her apparently. ;p

Anyway, the doc confirmed my suspicions of an ear infection and after discussing options, we both agreed that antibiotics probably wouldn't help greatly and there's always the issue of possible yeast infection as a result. He's been on antibiotics several times since he was a baby, so I'm really leery about putting him on them if there's no real need. Also, his fever seemed to be coming down bit by bit, so... Anyway, she said she thought it would be a good idea to put him on a nose spray. Yep, we were thinking along the same lines again. I just love it when that happens! So, he got a prescription for generic Flonase, Braden got his renewed and now we all have our own Flonase prescriptions. I'm glad we have one of those labeler thingys. ;) So, he now takes Zyrtec, Flonase and Sinupret. We'll prolly get him off of the Zyrtec when the Flonase has had a chance to get built up in his system. The cool thing was that late in the day after I had given him the first dose, you could tell it had made a difference. I'm VERY grateful for Flonase! Praise you, Lord!

Ailey took her shots like a real trooper. She only cried for a second. Sweet baby girl! By the way, I have to brag on Scott and White yet again. I really am glad that they are the providers we have gone with. We love their regular and substitute doctors and the nurses are marvelous! Man, they are quick on the draw with those syringes! Awesome!! Totally makes the pain bearable for both kiddo AND parents! Haha! Anyway, we got her stats and I will post those when she is 6 mos in a couple of days.

Our week on through the weekend was super busy, so now we are recovering. Poor Zekey didn't get very good naps and I'm pretty sure, we'll be having a couple of movie days along with some pretty long naps. I'm thinking all day pjs are in order! Nice.

We had a busy Saturday and Sunday, but boy did we have fun. On Saturday, we went to the post office and Target to buy birthday presents for some friends of Braden's and Zekey's from church in the morning. Then we went to Texas Land and Cattle to eat lunch because it was Sam's birthday and its one of his favorite places to eat and we have talked about going there for the last three years and it just didn't happen. Well, it just so happens that it wasn't as expensive as we thought AND the kids meals were FREE!!! Yeah! You can get two kids meals free on Saturdays until 4pm with the purchase of an entre. Hey-hey! Can I get a whoop-whoop up in here?! So, we continued homeward after that for naps and to wrap birthday gifts and make birthday cards for the girls' birthday party at 4pm. We got all that done and headed to the party....late, of course. We really didn't want to wake Zekes, but it had to be done. The party was at the spray park and the boys had a really fun time. Braden even got in the big pool without floaties because he was able to stand up and the water was right at his shoulders. He thought that was pretty special. Zekey also got in the big pool because one of the life guards got him and was twirling him and floating him around. So cool. The same lifeguard played with Braden in the spray area when there weren't any kids in there with him. She filled up little buckets and was dumping them over his head. It was pretty funny and he was eating that attention up! The birthday cake was super yummy and very cute and I didn't get one picture of it. I'm 0 for 2 cakes and taking pics this past weekend! Go figure. I did get some pics of people milling around and of the girls (they are fraternal twins) giving out candy ulas (Samoan way of saying lei) and of the treat bag that the kids got to get a party favor out of. I also got several of Ailey Grace and Tazia (not sure of the spelling here, but....) hanging out on the picnic blanket at the party. Here are some pics of that:

Doxa, Stephanie and Chrisma (yeah, totally butchered her name on the card. I spelled it Krysma...oh, well.;)

Zekey and Braden with their party favors
Zekey wearing his ula
Braden and his ula and party favor
The twins handing out the ulas
Kids grabbing for party favors...I really like this idea instead of the party bags....

This is Tazia hangin' with Ailey Grace
They were playing peek a boo and Tazia had Ailey belly laughing. It was pretty funny.
This is a shadow pic of Tazia's mom, Tasha and her sister Tiana who is an absolutely wonderful babysitter!!! We know them from church as well.

Ailey loving the room to roll around on the blanket.

Sunday was equally as busy. We went to church which was really, really good. The pastor spoke on how we should bless/praise God even in the midst of our trials. We now have a new saying in our house thanks to Pastor Rick - "So what, Bless God!" We got invited by the same family that had the birthday party on Saturday to have dinner at their house that evening. After church, we headed to Sam's club to get some groceries and an outfit for our nephew Grasyson. We all got to have a few samples to tide us over until lunch - don't ya just love samples?! Then we got home, cleared out the leftovers from the fridge by way of lunch and then Zekes went down for a looooong nap and Ailey Grace did too after a while because she and Sam were on the couch and he put her in a sleeper hold. I got to clean up quite a bit because the madness of junk everywhere was creeping in. That made me feel much better. After all of that, we headed over to Eses and Stephanie's house for a bar-b-q. It was yummy! We had a good time just hangin' out and fellow-shipping. We even got a to-go box of food and everything! Yay, lunches for a couple of days!!!:) Anyway, after all that fun and excitement, we are vegging for at least a few days this week. We might even have to stretch it into the whole week....I like the sound of that! Hope your week is restful, too!


Nessa and Jeebs said...

hey- yo' baby looks just like you with dark hair- and a lot like zekers too. I know when I meet him some day I'm going to call him Zekers- hehehe and yes I love free kids meals with purchases of entrees so wooWOO woo- okay that was me giving you a woo woo

Mzzterry said...

wow, ailey grace has really grown! i just love to see pictures of your beautiful kids!!