Tuesday, April 17, 2012


Last week was spring break.  It was so nice to not have to work and be able to spend so much time with Hunter.  We did something almost every day.  Only 9 more weeks (41 days of kids) until summer... but who's counting?!

Some days, Hunter is obsessed with his hats.  For example, today (the actual today, not the day this was taken) after his bath, he saw his giraffe hat and insisted on wearing it the rest of the night.  The picture above was from a day he told me, "No." to all of his clothes, except his diaper (well, that wasn't really an option) and his monster hat.

I may just spoil this child rotten.  I took him to Target to try to find a pillow case (apparently places don't just sell kid pillow cases?!), but instead ended up buying two dinosaurs.  They were cheaper than the dinosaur night-light he wanted and I had promised him dinosaurs (thinking they sold the pillow case separately).  It was $7 well spent because he has been sleeping with them every night.

Over spring break, we met up with Nichole and her daughter S at the aquarium.  She had fallen down, so Hunter copied her.  She came over to help him up.

Another aquarium day.  I just loved how Hunter was resting his chin on Carl's head.

Just call us rednecks.  We took the ball pit (minus the balls) and filled it with water in the front yard and called it a pool.  Hunter loved it.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Busch Gardens

Monday Hunter and I headed to Busch Gardens with Kelly, Emma, and Alyssa.  Apparently everyone else figured it would be a great day to go as well.  We had purchased our passes online and had to wait in line to get them.  After about 45 minutes in line, we finally got in (plus the 30 minute wait in the car to get in... and the crazy traffic on the way up).  By the time we got in, it was lunch time.

This is a typical two year old tantrum before leaving

Watching a roller coaster out the window

Eating lunch

After lunch, we headed to Sesame Street Place.  They had a great time riding the rides!

Riding the train.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Easter Play Date

Today, Kelly hosted an Easter play date.  The kids had a blast!  Kelly has a huge backyard which was great.  There was an egg hunt (I'm sure Harry will be finding eggs around the yard for the next month), bubbles, riding toys galore, and lots of yummy food!

Handsome boy!

Look!  I found one!

Easter Eggs

Hopefully next year will be a little better in the coloring egg department.  Hunter was not very patient.  He just wanted, "Egg!  Egg! Eggggggggg!!!!"  He also didn't appreciate the animal decorations, either.

This "animal" only lasted until Hunter saw I had put stuff on him.  He said, "No!" and took everything off until it was just the colored egg. 

Happy as can be after being reunited with his eggs.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

iPics (Overload)

I've been slightly obsessed with The Hunger Games.  I read all 3 books in a little over a week.  Carl isn't quite as obsessed as I am.  He finished the first book, but will only read one chapter a night in the second book.  It is driving me bonkers!

This being said, I haven't felt much like blogging (been too busy reading!).  So, here is a picture over load of what we've been up to.

Playing with friends of The Little Gym

Relaxing in Alyssa's seat right after breakfast at Chick-fil-a.

Color matching.

Enjoying a treat before going in for a follow up with his pediatrician.

We changed Hunter's crib into a toddler bed.  I think it is the first step towards potty training.  If he can't get out of his bed to use the bathroom, what's the point?!  It has actually been going well!  I am very impressed.

Ball pit is back!

Facetime with Daddy!

Monday, April 9, 2012

A Night We Would Love to Forget

This past Tuesday was like any other day.  Hunter went to Mrs. Cathy's while Carl and I worked.  He had a great day and they were preparing for all their Easter festivities for the week.  He ate normal, slept normal, acted normal.  I picked him up, we came home, played outside, did all our normal things.

He had a runny nose with a post-nasal drip cough so I gave him half the dose of Benadryl our pediatrician said he could have for his allergies.  I put him in his crib at 7 and he felt perfectly fine.

Carl got home around 8.  He was doing something in the kitchen when he asked, "Is Hunter still awake?"  I told him he was probably just stirring in his sleep (because he does that... a lot).  Carl went back to our bedroom to change and looked at the monitor.  I heard him say, "Something doesn't look right.  I'm going in there."  I just assumed he wanted to go snuggle Hunter (since he gets home after he is in bed, and he does this occasionally).  Then I heard him call for me (using my name... he never uses my "real" name) in a not so calm voice.  When I walked back to his room, his limbs were limp.  He couldn't move them.  He could barely hold his head up and his eyes kept rolling in the back of his head.  He had very shallow breaths.  I heard Carl say he thinks Hunter had a seizure and to call 911.  I didn't know what to say, I hadn't seen anything, so I handed the phone to Carl.  To listen to Carl describe what he saw and to see Hunter that way was gut-wrenching.

The paramedics showed up in about 5 minutes from the time we got on the phone.  By this time, I had already called Kelly and she was on her way to pick one of us up for the hospital.  The other would ride in the ambulance.  Both of us wanted to ride, but I knew Carl would be a nervous wreck either waiting on Kelly to get to our house, or him driving to the hospital (not that I wasn't, but I would rather be the nervous wreck than him).  The paramedics were awesome and so calming.  They took his vitals.  He had a fever a little over 102.  Now, when I put him to bed he had no fever.  So this came on within an hour.  They got him and Carl loaded up in the ambulance and away they went.

Kelly picked me up (I waited in the street, and my nice neighbor waited with me).  We didn't get there too long after the ambulance.  By this time, Hunter was finally coming out of his stupor, and actually acknowledged Kelly from across the room by showing her lovey.  We were taken back to a room after getting a dose of Tylenol.

Hunter had had a febrile seizure.  One of the biggest causes of seizures in children.  No neurological damage was done.  He may or may not have another one ever is what the ER told us.

We had a follow up on Friday with his pediatrician.  We have a 66% chance of him never having another febrile seizure.  He should out grow them by 6 (if he has another one).  If he does have another one, it can last up to 5 minutes, but they generally don't last longer than 1.  If it gets to 10 we are to call 911 again.  We are not being put on any medications (which we wouldn't have wanted anyways) since the side effects are worse than the seizures themselves.  No neurologist appointment unless they start to occur more frequently (with or without fevers) or if they last long periods of time.

I'm putting my child in a bubble.  End of story.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Happy Easter!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter!  We spent our day with our family.  I didn't even think to take a picture of Hunter's Easter basket before we gave it to him, so I snapped a quick one.

Hopefully Thirty-One will still carry this when we have our next baby so I can have one made for him/her.

Hunter is a little suspicious of the "Easter Bunny" ever since I tried to get him to sit on his lap.  In my defense, he's the one who saw the "hop-hop" and wanted to go see him.  But once we got next to him, he had a death grip on my shirt and wouldn't even look at the bunny.  Needless to say, when we asked if he wanted to see what the Easter Bunny brought, he said, "NO!"  haha

Easter egg hunting at my dad and mom's house.

We are a little red-neck, so what?

I love my sisters.