Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Monday, August 27, 2007

The Blue Eyed Wonders

Me and Ashton's team name this year for fantasy football is the Blue Eyed Wonders. I'm hoping that entering this league with Tommy and some of our friends will help me be a better football fan-we'll see. We had the draft last night and I think we have a great team. All of those papers on picture 2 are stats and rankings of players. I'll keep you updated on our teams progress.

The story of Mom and Ashton's crazy weekend.

Once upon a time there was a mom and a baby...

The week was coming to an end and Tommy was heading out of the country for business. He left on Thursday evening and wouldn't be back until Tuesday. I was excited because my Uncle Davey was here for business from Utah, and we made plans for while he was visiting.
Friday Ashton woke up with a pretty bad rash on his tummy and back. I called his pediatrician and made an appointment to bring him in. 20 minutes later we were in the car driving to the Dr. I noticed my gas light was on in my car, but I decided to wait for the drive home to stop because the Dr. said to come in a.s.a.p.. The news was good at the pediatrician. She told us that it was just a contact rash probably from an undershirt or something, and that it should go away on it's own in a few days. She also mentioned that since he was 6 months I could now give him Motrin if he seemed uncomfortable and fussy.
We stopped at Conoco for gas and it was very windy and rainy. To make a long story short my door blew closed and Ashton was locked inside. I quickly ran in and called 911 and they dispatched me to the fire department. A few minutes later a fireman was there with his box of tools and was busy trying to break in. In the distance I could hear some sirens and remember thinking "I wonder who those are for"-well they were for yours truly. Yup, another firetruck, ambulance, and police car came rolling into the gas station. I was very embarrassed, but thankful that they were all there to help. 5 minutes later the car was unlocked and I was signing a paper promising not to sue if my car was damaged (forget about the stupid car, I was happy it was unlocked). We were all drenched and cold from the rain, but Ashton was as happy as ever watching all of the excitement warm and dry in the car.
I wish I could say that this is where my story ends and the rest of the weekend was a blast, but that would be a lie so here goes part II.
Saturday Ashton still had his rash and was pretty fussy so I resorted to the ped's advice and gave him one dose of the children's Motrin. The rest of the day went ok, but right before I put Ashton to bed I noticed some remnants of a rash on his face. I decided to wait and see how he looked in the morning.
Sunday we woke up and his rash was horrible. His little face was swollen, his eyes had big red welts under them and it was a hundred times worse on his tummy and back. I took him to Urgent Care where I was told that our little Ashton is probably allergic to Ibuprofen (which is what's in Motrin, Tommy is also allergic). 2 prescriptions later we headed for home with a quick stop at the pharmacy.
You will be happy to know that he is doing a lot better. Tommy came home to an earful about our weekend, and couldn't believe this all happened while he was away. He was very glad that we were safe and healthy for the most part. I just want to say thank you to Parker Rescue Squad, and Highlands Ranch Urgent Care-they are definitely life savers...Literally.

The End

Thursday, August 16, 2007

My new Toy!!

Ashton would like to thank Grammy Jen, Grammy Baxter and Grandpa Lynn, Jill, Jeanette, Suzette, Cristee and Clint, Suz, and Crystal for the awesome bouncy chair. He wasn't too sure about it at first, but now he is jumping like a pro. He is getting so big and able to do so much. I honestly didn't think he would grow up this fast, but here we are almost 6 months old and playing in a bouncy chair...where did my baby go? Tommy and I love him more and more each day. We hope the jumping in this chair is the beginning to his basketball career! ha ha

Monday, August 13, 2007

Utah Family Reunion

Family Photo
Ashton in the car
Ashton and Grandpa Hunt
All of the babies
5 generations (Grandma Baxter, Me, Great Grandma Monson and Ashton, Mom)
Family photoTommy, Ashton and I just got back from Utah where we met up with everyone for a family reunion. We left Colorado on Thursday afternoon and drove to my families house in Wyoming. Friday afternoon we left for Lehi to spend some time with my Grandpa Hunt. It was fun to let him see how much Ashton has grown since his baby blessing. We then headed for Morgan and met everyone at my Grandparents house for a bbq. We also got a picture of all of the baby cousins lined up on the couch. As you can see there are a lot of them. The last 4 babies going from left to right are all exactly 3 weeks apart to the day. The baby on the end is baby Kalen and he is being substituted with a doll because they live in Thailand and weren't able to make it. After a big breakfast and lunch on Saturday, we went to a wedding where we were able to get a 5 generation picture. It was Ashton, Ashton's Grandma (my mom) Ashton's Great Grandma, and his Great Great Grandma-WOW! It's amazing that we were able to get this picture. I have wanted to do it since Ashton was born, and finally we have it. I will always cherish it. Finally Tommy and I had my sister snap some shots of our family while we were dressed up. It was a crazy but fun weekend.