Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Levi's ambulance adventure

Last night we had a bit of a scare with Levi. He has bronchiolitis on occasion, so we were already prepared for his wheezing with a nebulizer and some medicine. However, his minor wheezing quickly accelerated to severe wheezing and the nebulizer wasn't helping, so we called an on-call doctor, who sent an ambulance to the house. After doing some assessment, they took Levi to Dell Children's hospital. Fortunately, he didn't have to be admitted, just treated for an hour with oxygen, albuterol and steroids. Anyway, he came home breathing much easier, and we followed doctor's orders today with lots of breathing treatments. He's still wheezing some, but is overall MUCH better. Here are some pictures that Ty took with his iphone.                                          
Here is Levi on the ambulance with his oxygen mask on. Poor Colt, who is enamored with ambulances, slept through the whole thing! He would have loved seeing the firetruck and ambulance outside our house. 

                                                                            Tough guy!

Monday, July 19, 2010


For my birthday, my dad and Jennifer got me this awesome popsicle maker from Williams and Sonoma. You keep the base in the freezer, then when you are ready for a popsicle, you pour the filling in, wait 7 minutes, and voila... it's snack time! I love it because we can have healthy snacks every day. I make the filling in my VitaMix, usually putting in some fruit, yogurt, and sneak in some raw spinach to help my kids get their veggies.            
Here they are enjoying their creations....

Friday, July 2, 2010

Tis the season for...

Weddings!! I've always had fondness for weddings, for couples making that SO important commitment to one another and to God. For a few years right after college, we were attending multiple weddings a summer and I loved it. In our current life stage, wedding invitations come a bit slower, which means they are even more of a treat. Especially when the wedding is for a family member. A few weeks ago, Ty's cousin, Danny got married to Jaclyn in Corpus. 
It was great for all of Ty's cousins to get together under one roof. It had been a few years since this has happened. 
While we were in Corpus, we took the boys to the USS Lexington. Colt LOVES all things "boyish" - planes, boats, helicopters, fire trucks, trains, police cars, etc. He was in heaven, getting to sit in airplane cockpits and walk amongst all the airplanes. 
Levi loved the wind in his hair!
                          Nana and Colt in the Captain's seat. 
Colt and the giant "steering wheel." 
Here's some pictures from our time at the beach. Colt loved the water. Levi was more into digging in the sand.