Wednesday, July 21, 2010

First Tummy Bug = Sad Face :(

Monday morning Sweet Pea woke up puking :( This is the first time we've experienced "puking" sick, and it was the most awful thing ever! She was throwing up almost every 30 minutes and would cry, "no no noooo" when she was doing it. It was so pitiful, I wanted to cry, too. After taking it easy and a loooong late afternoon nap, she was able to keep down some water and Pedialyte, as well as some 'Nilla Wafers and Saltine crackers. Bless her heart. She was 99% better Monday evening, and Tuesday there was no sign of illness at all. Thank goodness for a fast recovery!!!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Fashion Show Benefit for SIDS Resources

This weekend Sweet Pea and her cousins starred in a Fashion Show Benefit for SIDS Resources. I also donated some items for a silent auction. I donated approx. 50 Oreo Truffle pops, and a custom children's silhouette. The show was so cute! She did fabulous, I definately don't have a shy child!!!

It was a wonderful event, but, I always think about the way our lives have changed that put us in touch with SIDS Resources. They are a wonderful organzation that no one wants to be a part of. When I took Sweet Pea to get fitted for her fashion show outfit I went to the desk at the boutique and said, "I'm with SIDS Resources" and it made me so sad. I don't want to be with SIDS Resources. I don't want my brother and sister-in-law to be with SIDS Resources. Really, I don't want anyone to be with SIDS Resources. As the director said this weekend, "Our goal is to educate people on the safe practices to reduce sudden infant death. In other words, our goal is to work ourselves out of a job." I think she said that perfectly.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

First Trip to Chicago!

This weekend we took Sweet Pea on her first trip! We drove 300 miles one way to visit Aunt Katie in Chicago. We were really apprehensive going on such a long trip because she pretty much HATES riding in the car. Much to our surprise, she was totally awesome for ALL 300 miles both ways (600 total!!!) We couldn't believe how great she did in the car. I'm pretty sure we have the best kid EVER!!! She sang songs, played with her Yo Gabba Gabba laptop (she squealed "Oooooh BABAAAA!" over and over - it never got old!), colored, and drew pictures.

We went to the Chicago Board of Trade, the Willis Tower (formerly known as the Sears Tower), lots of cool restaurants, Lake Michigan beach, on bus rides, and on a train. She had her first cheeseburger on the way back home and loved it! I hope she didn't like it too much though, because I don't eat meat and we were hoping to get her to eat something so she'd fall asleep - which she didn't. Did I mention my kid doesn't fall asleep in the car like everyone else's? Seriously, on the way home she slept for the first 30 minutes, and that was it! Here's a few pics from our trip, enjoy!