Tuesday, April 28, 2009

The first 3 people....
to leave a comment on this blog will receive something made by me.
However there are some limitations...
1. I make no guarantee that you will like what I make:)
2. What I create will be just for you
3. It will be done within a year (might take a while)
4. You have no clue what it is going to be
5. I reserve the right to so something funny/odd/normal/whatever
Here's the catch: if you choose to do this, you must post this on your blog and be ready to make something for three people too. This will be fun! When you receive the fabulous item I make you, you must put a picture of it on your blog.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Chloe in the hospital

This past week Chloe has been very sick. She was in the ER 3 times and finally they admitted her. This is the only picture that we took of her. I didn't have my camera with me and I didn't leave her side to go home and get it. She is doing much better now. The doctors seem to think that this is the start of asthma. She was wheezing so bad and was having a hard time breathing. They put her on several breathing treatments and started steriods to help her lungs. The albuterol (the medicine they use in breathing treatments) made her heart rate elevate and made her so hyper that she wouldn't sleep. Therefore, if baby doesn't sleep, mommy doesn't sleep either.
She was such a trooper. She kept chewing on her IV tubing and pulled off her heart monitor multiple times. We ended up having to put a sock on over her pulse-ox meter on her toe because she would pull that off as well.
We are so glad that she is home now, even though we have to give her lots of medicine and give her breathing treatments. We are thankful that it wasn't anything more serious.
This picture is Chloe in the wagon going for LOTS of walks on the pediatric floor. She loved the wagon and enjoyed her walks. We had to do something to calm her down after being hyper for so long!!! We now will have to invest in a Radio Flyer wagon!!!!!

She looks so adorable in her little hospital gown!!!!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Mexican Cruise

Well I just realized how long it has been since I updated our blog. Shame on me that it has been almost 4 months. Where does the time go. Well anyways....here are some pictures of our family vacation that we just returned from yesterday. My whole family (minus one brother and his family) went on a week long Mexican Rivera cruise on Royal Caribbean. We set sail on Sunday, March 1st and returned March 8th. We went to Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlan, and Puerto Vallarta. We all had a great time. So sit back, relax and enjoy the pictures.

Here are two of my brothers (Brian and Mike) the night before we left for our cruise.

This is Derek (Bill's son) and his girlfriend, Brittany. They flew out from Michigan to join us on our cruise. This picture is taken on the pier in Huntington Beach, CA. We spent 2 days there before we boarded the ship.

Bill and I on the pier in Huntington Beach (I used to live there about 6 years ago). We ate at Ruby's at the end of the pier.

My cousin Stephanie and her family live in Costa Mesa and they came to dinner with us. This is Stephanie and her daughter Shelbie.

Stephanie's 2 year old twins, Scotty and Sydnie.

Derek and Brittany down on the beach.

My sister, Wendy and Chloe at dinner on our first night on the ship.

My neice, Dani (who is 17 and is getting ready to graduate from high school), my mom, Judy, my nephew, Anthony and my youngest brother, Brian at dinner.

Bill and I at dinner. Finally we were on vacation!!! Someone else can do the cooking and cleaning!!!!

Chloe (6 months) waking up from a nap. She was so good on our trip. She slept the whole night through. Don't know if it was the rocking of the ship or we just tired her out each day. Some mornings we had to wake her up!!!! It was wonderful!!!

Chloe asleep in her stroller on the beach in Mazatlan. She missed her mon parasailing!!! Yep, I parasailed. It was so much fun. For some reason, Bill didn't get any pictures of me parasailing. Oh well. Everybody should try it at least once!!!

Bill and I on the beach in Mazatlan.

Bill and Derek.

Brittany enjoying a cold beverage.

While we were in Mazatlan, we renting wave runners. This is Bill and Anthony getting ready to go out for a ride on the ocean.

Bill and Anthony.

Bill and Anthony again with my sister and dad in the background.

And they are off....

My brother, Mike watching Chloe while she slept while the rest of us were either playing in the water or on the wave runners.

Brian and Chloe. She didn't the sand very well.

Bill in our Jeep in Puerto Vallarta. We went on an off road jeep adventure. It was alot of fun.

Me, Bill, Derek and Brittany in our Jeep in Puerto Vallarta. We had to wear bandanas over our faces because it was so dusty and muddy in some areas. We got to see some of the beautiful countryside in Puerto Vallarta and also got to see many villages and how the Mexican people there live. It was awesome!

Bill and I (doesn't it look like we are about to rob a bank!!)

Brittany and Derek. We stopped in this little village and bought Cokes. They tasted so good. Made out of pure sugar cane. Yum yum.

Bill and I with our cokes. My sister watched Chloe for us so that we could do this adventure together.

Brittany, Derek, Bill and I.

Brittany and Bill at the tequila factory that we went to (it was part of the tour!!)

Our ship the Mariner of the Seas.

Bill and I at some resort (I can't remember the name of it), we ate lunch here and then played in the ocean (Puerto Vallarta).

Bill and I again.

Chloe fell asleep in my sister's arms at dinner. Isn't she so cute? We think she is!

Chloe is such a happy baby when she wakes up in the morning! She loved being on vacation!

Chloe and I went to a play group with other babies on the ship. Royal Caribbean provides a great program for kids and babies. So Chloe and I joined the play group. She loved it!!! I absolutely love this picture of her!

Chloe playing.

Chloe having fun on vacation!

Chloe again. She loved this wiggle toy. It made her giggle.

Auntie Wendy and Chloe at the second formal night dinner.

Brittany and Derek.

Bill and I at dinner.

Derek, Anthony, Chaim and my mom at dinner.

Wendy, Dani and Chloe

Wendy, Dani and Chloe again.

Derek is happy that he gets the eat lobster tonight!!

Derek eating lobster.

Bill and Brittany. They each had 3 lobsters!!

This is only about 1/4 of the lobster tails that everybody demolished. One good thing about a cruise, is that you can eat whatever you want and eat as much as want!!! Can you imagine what that bill would have been like if we were at a real restaurant???

Derek after eating 3 lobsters and whole bunch of shrimp!!!

Dani (Mike's daughter) on the second formal night. Isn't she beautiful?

This is everybody minus Chloe who was asleep in her stroller. This is the grand staircase in the dining room. It looked the like the one on Titanic!

Ice skating on a crusie ship? Yep, we had an ice rink on our ship. This is Anthony, Dani and Wendy trying to ice skate. I didn't ice skate because I would have fallen and broken something and I wanted to enjoy the rest of my vacation!!!

Dani attempting to ice skate. She actually did very well for her first time!

Dani doing a great job!!! Don't fall!

Wendy taking a break.

Dani, Anothny and Wendy trying to do twirls on the ice.


Chloe sound asleep in her bed. Don't you just love how she sleeps with her hands behind her head? That is how she sleeps all the time! Funny kid.

Dani and Wendy at our last night on the ship.

Anthony, my dad, Brian and Chaim.


Bill and I on the last night of our cruise.

Peggy (my dad's wife), Mike, Dani and Wendy

Anthony, my dad, Brian and Chaim.

Dani eating yummy dessert. The best part of any meal!!!

Dani, Wendy and my mom, Judy.

My mom, Brian, Dani, Anthony, Chaim, my dad and Wendy with our waiter Isidoro from India and our assistant waiter, Joseph from the Philippines.

This was our waiter when Bill and I were on this same ship for our honeymoon in the caribbean almost 4 years ago. His name is Madan and he is from India. He recognized us and so we were able to catch up with him for a little bit.

This is Chloe and her big brother, Derek. She absolutely loves him. They even look alot alike. The next time he sees her, she will be so big!

Chloe on our way home. So sad to be going home but we had a fun time and look forward to going on vacation again (hopefully soon)!!!
I will try and not let so much time go by on our blog. Chloe just gets bigger and bigger each day. As a matter of fact, today we fed Chloe peas for the very first time and I didn't even take a picture of that. Another thing that I really need to work on. Making sure that my camera is ready at all times to capture those precious moments. Hope you enjoy all of these pictures. There are many more, but didn't want to bore you all to death.
We love you all!!!