Saturday, October 27, 2012


For Halloween this year, Cash HAD to be a frog.  He told me so.  :)

Actually, I decided that a frog would be the PERFECT costume for the time that Halloween hit his age/milestone for crawling.  Except he isn't quite crawling yet.  :/ He's getting in the position, but not quite moving yet.  So, the frog is still perfect.

A couple weeks ago, Leslie, Oscar and I took Kaila and Cash to a local church that had a pumpkin patch.  We took some plain clothes pictures amongst the pumpkins as well as photos in their Halloween costumes.

Here are some that I came up with:

love my lil' man!! 

the princess and the frog!  (Leslie made K's Belle costume!)

pretty sure he's the cutest little frog in town :)

Tuesday, October 9, 2012


Last night we lost an incredible person.  PawPaw.  I know he's in a much happier place now, where he is finally able to walk without the help of a walker or a cane.  And hear without hearing aides.  And see without glasses.  He can sit without pain or without his pump to supply him with medication for easing the pain.  He doesn't have to take a whole pharmacy of pills anymore.  Or shoot insulin into his tummy any more.  He doesn't have to depend on the help of anyone.  He's dancing with other angels like himself.  He's smiling down on all of us.

I'm so grateful of two very special things.  1) I was able to take Cash over to his and my grandma's house on Sunday to spend several hours with them.  He got to hold and play with Cash.  I even snapped this VERY sweet photo of the 2 of them, that I will treasure forever.
and 2) I was able to make it to the hospital in time to hold his hand as the life left him.  And say good-bye.  And kiss his forehead.

PawPaw said he wanted to be able to live long enough to see Cash walk.  Well, he didn't quite make it.  But, he will be able to see him take his first steps through perfect eyes.  And he will be able to hear Cash's first words through perfect ears, thanks to the promise that Jesus made to us.

I love you PawPaw and I will miss you.  I'm so glad that you are no longer suffering and in pain.  Save me a place by your side.

Friday, October 5, 2012

6 months

We don't go for our 6 month shots until week after next.  But, due to our weird sicky-ness issue (see Cash's Weird Sicky-ness post) we have been to the doctor 3 times in the last 7 days.  fun.  The ONLY positive I can see in this is that we have an accurate height/weight/head circumference for his 6 month stats RIGHT at 6 months.  And since I'm OCD, this is good.

Height: 25" (< 5%)
Weight:  15 lbs, 14 oz. (10-25%)
Head Circumference:  17" (25%)

Basically, he's still a tiny thing.  However, he's quite advanced according to the doctor.  He's been sitting on his own since 5 1/2 months.  He rolls from front to back and back to front.  He's started sleeping on his side and tummy (on his own).  He talks A LOT.  And what the doctor was most impressed with was how well he communicates.  He says he's much more advanced than most others his age are at verbal communication and facial mimicking/expressions.  

They (as well as many other people) kept complimenting his head.  How nice and round it was.  HAHA.  We just think it's cute.  The (male) nurse at the clinic was like "can I please touch his head?  It's just so...perfect!!"  

Cash is still in size 2 diapers, although as soon as my last package of 2's are gone, I will start using 3's, since he's on that borderline.  And he's just started wearing 3-6 month clothes, or 6 months, depending on the brand. 

a 6 month collage I created with my new favorite software program.  :)  (photos are from our trip to Amarillo)

and just for giggles - how he's grown.  I love this little guy SO much.  :))

Cash's Weird Sicky-ness

So, on Wednesday of this week I get a phone call from the daycare that Cash has a fever of 101.9 (WOW) and needs to be picked up.  (AGAIN?! - he had a fever of 100.3 {or something like that} last Thursday and had to be picked up - trip to the pediatrician on Friday of last weekend determined it was a mysterious "fever virus")  So I tell the worker that I think it's just allergies as Trey and I are both going through allergy attacks right now and Cash has been displaying the same symptoms.  She says if that's that case that I just need to get a note from the pediatrician stating so and that he's not contagious and he's welcome to come back.  *sigh*

Trey goes to pick him up.  As he's putting him in the car seat Cash starts SCREAMING.  This is totally abnormal.  *huh*  He gets him home and he's fine.  Just playing as usual.  Once I got home from work, after he woke from his nap, I was loving on him.  I happened to look at the back of his right hand and noticed a welp, which looked like a bee/wasp sting.  I asked Trey about it.  He said he noticed it after he got him home from daycare, but that he screamed when he put him in his carseat.  We tossed around the idea of whether there was an insect lying in wait in the carseat and it stung him once Trey put him in it?  Or if he got stung earlier and no one said anything to us (perhaps not knowing it?, but HOW??? note: this option is unlikely because they told us about a scratch on Cash's face that came from a little girl in his class.  And they were so nervous telling us about it.  This could easily have been blamed on Cash scratching himself.) and maybe Trey agitated it as he put him in the carseat??  We are still kinda questioning this.

first bee sting...right there on the knuckle :(

His fever gets as high as 102.3 Wednesday night.  I give him a half dose of children's Allegra before bed (which is non-drowsy), and he sleeps All NIGHT.  without changing positions.  at all.  We checked on him several times to make sure he was still ok.  Obviously the poor thing could BREATHE finally!  When he wakes up Thursday morning his fever is completely gone.  98.7.  *huh*  Trey takes him to the pediatrician anyway, just to make sure the sting isn't anything weird or infected.  They run tests and FINALLY determine that he has the FLU.  WHAT?!  They give him a shot and call in a rx for Tamiflu and want to see him again on Friday morning.  *urgh*  He gets home and STILL is not acting sick.

I think he had a little bit of a fever once he got to the doctor's office on Thursday, but by the time I got home on Thursday evening, there was no more.  And wasn't running one at all on Friday.  But, they wanted to see him anyway to follow up.  They did another blood test.  Determined that his white count was back to normal.  He had no fever.  No boogers.  Was acting fine.  The doctor was thoroughly perplexed.  He said "well, I saw the 'flu positive' result with my own eyes, I just don't understand."  So he still wanted to treat him as if he has it.  IMO - perhaps the bee sting and the allergies just made the test wacky.  Because he DOES have boogers.  But the Allegra clears them up.  Which tells me it's allergies.  But who knows.  ???

Ranch Weekend

Last weekend Cash and I rode up to Fairfield with my parents to meet Danielle, Matt, Aubrey, and Maci for their work weekend (along with several of Matt's family and their friends).  After Friday they got rained out, so it turned out to be more social than work, but that's okay.  We all need that sometimes.  Especially when my favorite sister has moved far, far away.  :(

We literally did nothing but relax and play with our babies.  Cash got to play with Aubrey and Maci and he loved it.  Danielle and I got to talk and we loved it.  Mom got to sleep and she loved it.  Dad got to sit out in the wilderness and he loved it.  It was just a weekend of greatness!

Here are a few pictures:

Oh, I've been introduced to a new software and I LOVE it.  It's like a ray of light beaming down on me. I can't stop playing with it!!