Sunday, July 31, 2011

Magic Mountain

Nic's brother Jon and his family came to visit CA and spend the week at Magic Mountain. Since it is only an hour away from our house, Nic and I decided to get season passes so that we could go too. It was a lot of fun. We ended up going three different days this past week. Nic's parents even came for a few hours on one of the days. I was pleasantly surprised with the amount of toddler rides for Andrew. He loved it! I didn't get pictures of all of them, but some of his favorites were the carousel, the bus ride, the train, and the swinging pirate ship. He went on the log jammer and two of his first roller coasters while we were there. We also went to Hurricane Harbor for a couple of hours, but unfortunately I didn't take any pictures.

I was a little squished in the tweety bird cage, so I asked Madelyn to go with him the next time.

It was hot, so we let Andrew cool down in the water. Right before I took the picture he started doing this. It made me laugh. Looks like he is going to the bathroom.

My hips barely fit into this one.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

New haircut

I've been having fun experimenting with Andrew's hair. He'll probably look back at pictures when he is older and ask me why I didn't just pay the money and take him in to the barber. I love watching YouTube tutorials and having fun attempting to cut his hair. Last night I was pretty happy with the way it turned out (This morning is a different story, as I'm noticing all of the stray hairs). But all in all, it's fun to save money by cutting his hair at home.

Beach Time

We often forget how many beautiful places are so close to where we live. The other night, we drove along the PCH and found a stretch of beach to enjoy. It was windy, but it was still fun.

New pets!

While Andrew was sick, I let him watch A LOT of tv. I wanted him to rest, so we watched a lot of netflix and favorite DVD movies. One of his favorites is "Finding Nemo".
Nic had a great idea to go get some pet fish for him. We ended up getting Mickey Mouse fish. They have little Mickey ears in their tails, hence the name. He really enjoys his new fish!

Bronchitis and asthma

Last week Andrew started getting a little cough, which then turned into a really bad cough and fever. I ended up taking him to the ER, was told that he had bronchitis and sent home with an antibiotic prescription for him. He kept getting worse. His respirations were very fast and labored. He was using all of his accessory muscles to breath. When I listened to him with my stethoscope I could hear wheezing all throughout his lung fields. I took him to his pediatrician and while I was waiting in the office, the medical assistants rushed to get the doctor, saying "that little boy is going to need a treatment." The doctor asked if he had any history of asthma, because he was definitely having an asthma attack. They gave him an albuterol nebulizer treatment and ordered a nebulizer for me to use for him at home. At home, he was still breathing very labored and fast. Even after the treatments, he was still wheezing really bad. His fever was 102.6 and an hour after Tylenol was still 101. We decided to take him back to the ER. We spent 6 hours in the ER filled with nebulizer treatments, chest xray, IV antibiotics, IV fluids. They debated whether they should send him to Cottage hospital, but in the end the doctor thought he was turning the corner enough to go home. Thank goodness he did turn the corner. He is finally back to his normal self now. Here are some pictures from last week.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

4th of July

We had a fun morning watching the Solvang Parade with Grandma and Grandpa Arnold. It was hot, but luckily we found a spot of shade. Andrew really enjoyed watching the parade this year. They threw candy out to him and he even got to see Mater from Cars there.

We headed back home to Camarillo and watched the fireworks from a nearby park. I really thought Andrew would enjoy the fireworks, but he was more interested in running around. Oh well, he had fun either way.