Amundsen House of Chaos

Let's face it, when you have a kid who survived a stroke, life is always going to be a little chaotic.

Saturday, February 28, 2009

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Out of the mouth of babes

Last night after I got home from the hospital with Colby, I was talking with Jahnna before bedtime. She was tired and denying it. I asked her if she knew how I could tell she was tired. She wanted to know so I told her it was because she had circles under her eyes. So she looks at my faces and traces under my eyes and says, Gee mom you must be the most tired of all!

Yesterday Jahnna also informed me that she doesn't like it when I am on this diet I've been on. I asked her why and she said it's because we don't get to eat the same food. So I innocently asked her "Is it because I get to eat shrimp and you don't?" She said "Yup, I want all the shrimp for me" So I guess it's ok if I diet just not if I eat shrimp.

Riley told Grandma Amundsen to "Come in" the other day when she came over. She grabbed her hand and pulled her in the door. She has also decided that she is a "funny girl" Any time she does something she thinks is funny she does this fake laugh and says "funny girl"

Just a little note about Colby and the hospital. Yesterday afternoon he started throwing up blood again and his nurse noticed little red spots all over his back. Well we've been down that road before it's a sign of super high blood pressure and the little vessels are bursting. So the pediatrician wanted us to go straight down to Primary's but I wanted blood tests first. Not that I wouldn't have gone but to drive 3 hours round trip on a friday night to salt lake city just for them to give me negative lab results was not really in the cards. So instead we went here. They drew blood, Colby's a trooper. His veins like to roll and so he got stuck 5 times before we got a good draw. He just watched his blues clues on the little dvd player that we always take to the dr. now. It makes life easier. His labs are a little off and his platelets a little lower than normal but really the kidney doctor needs to look at them and it's not a big deal. He is going to have to be put on another medication but we kind of knew that he was going to have to anyway. His kidneys were damaged pretty badly during the HUS. So not a big surprise. Anyway the high blood pressure was probably just a result of him screaming all night two nights ago and he elevated it himself. It was normal for him yesterday. I'm glad it was nothing major.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

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Shooting Range

Here's a little snip of our weekend. The girls went to go play with Grandma Amundsen while Mom Dad and Colby went to go shooting at the range. I forgot how much I like to go shoot. It's been almost 6 years since the last time I went shooting. 9 months pregnant with Jahnna 2 weeks before she was born out skeeting shooting with a shotgun. This time I had to settle for trying out the new handgun (well, new to me) and a couple of rifles we have. Someday I'll get another shotgun but not today.

I'm cool

Jahnna the Jack O Lantern

Getting my eyes and ears on

Waiting with Grandpa Amundsen for daddy to get everything ready

Daddy helping me

more guns

I got mad when it was mommy's turn to shoot.

Playin video games

Monday, February 16, 2009

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Nothing to write about

So I haven't had anything to write about lately so here are some pictures from the last week or so. I don't know how Jahnna keeps managing to avoid the camera. Tomorrow I'll get pictures of the little jack o lantern. She's missing several teeth and has a bit of a lisp right now!

Riley with a jack rabbit call. It is insanely loud and annoying. Thank you dad!

I got my usual hair cut but John picked out the hair color so now it's orange! Plus I am excited to say I lost 15 lbs in 23 days and I have kept it off now for 2 weeks. I'm going to do the whole diet again after colby's surgery. I stopped early this time. I've got 40 more to go. Wish me luck!

Colby dressed up for school pictures

Riley helping with the laundry.