Thursday, April 11, 2013


Zac started machine pitch baseball. Looking tough!
4/25/13 Go Rockies! #7

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Spring Break 2013 (Blanding)

The first half of Spring break we hung out in Orem. We went to the park, got some fro-yo, had friends over, and Zac went to his Lego Day camp. We also got Trev his first real bike and Gage a functional big wheel.
 At the end of Spring break, we went down to Blanding. We hadn't been since Christmas.
 We had a great time. The weather was nice most of the time, and we did some really fun things.

The above pictures are from Cottonwood wash. This may have been my most favorite thing. We went on an adventure looking for creatures. We played in the sand and enjoyed the sun and water. It was a beautiful day and the next best thing to the beach.

Check out the 3.9# and 1.9# bass from Recapture Reservoir.

The weather turned cold...we went to Colorado for some recreation.

It's a miracle.

Cortez Rec center. We were almost the only swimmers there.

Delic Mexicana

Fun activities at Grandma's

Shootin' up some peanut butter. Fun!

These Indian Ruins are called "House on Fire". It was about a 3 mile round trip hike to see it. I thought it was worth it and the kids did great.

Grandma and TR

Monday, April 8, 2013

"Blue Hand"

On Friday, I was put on-call, but was happy to have Kristi come just in-case I got called in, and so I could work on some homework that was coming due.
 I heard Gage crying a little hard and texted Kristi from the bedroom to see if Gage needed his mom. (If I am home and Kristi is here, I stay in my room and do homework so it isn't disruptive to the routine that Kristi and the boys have, plus if they know I am here, there is no hope for getting any peace/being productive). Anyway, she said, "maybe, because he burned his hand."
Apparently he climbed on a chair and placed his hand on the flat-top burner about 10 minutes after the mac and cheese had cooked.
 Poor little guy was inconsolable after Tylenol and Ibuprofen and holding a go-gurt that was cold or running cold water on his hand. The only thing that helped him was re-wetting a green washcloth with cold water every 2 minutes.  I called the pediatrician and she said that he needed to go to the ER because apparently burns on the palm can cause scarring and contractures of the hand. Eek.
OK, so we went to the ER. They gave him some Lortab and a cold compress under his cold, wet wash-cloth from home-  he then settled in. At home, a couple of hours later, he was protective of his hand, but did not seem to be uncomfortable. Apparently when you get a burn it continues to burn down through all layers of the skin. Once it burns through as far as it is going to, then it stops hurting considerably.
He had 2nd degree burns on his finger-tips/pads and thumb, and first degree burns on his palm.
 The next day we went to the Pediatrician office for follow-up (love our ped office... open on Saturdays). All looked good, and they wrapped it up to help prevent infection. The Coban wrap was blue, hence "blue hand", as he referred to it. He liked the ointment and having it covered for about 5 days. We wanted it redressed "blue hand!" and didn't bother it until after about 5 days.
It is totally healed now, and there are no problems..
He has been loving Mickey. He got a Goofy to help him feel better!

3/8/2013 Burn day

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Easter 2013

This Easter I was sleeping. I had to work the night before and so we didn't attend church together. I am kinda sad about not getting the traditional Easter family picture. Oh well.
 We did do a Easter Egg hunt the day before, and we painted eggs the day after!