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Thursday, May 29, 2008

I sat up!!

I know this may sound easy to some of you, but yesterday I sat up from a lying face down position...all by myself!! Now, don't get me wrong...I have done it before with assistance or with someone right next to me...but on Wednesday I decided it was time to go it alone. I was in the hallway and Mommy was in the kitchen...she knew I was about to go into the bathroom so she came in and shut the door. When she left me lying there, I was crawling around on my tummy...when she peaked around the corner to check on me, I was sitting there and yea-ing (applauding) myself. Mommy was very impressed with me. :-D She figured I would probably do it all the time now that I have figured out how to sit up...and she was right...I must have done it at least 6-8 more times over the next two days. Mommy can't wait to tell Ann (physical therapist) on Monday and Jenny (early intervention) on Friday.

The Stink Eye

My little devil side is showing....

Dinner with the Treagues

Mommy and I had dinner with Rodney and Donna on Saturday. Mommy had a gift for Donna because her mommy passed away last week. Mommy warned them that I was a little moody that evening but Donna was able to get me laughing in no time. Poor Daddy didn't get to join us because he was working. :(

Thursday, May 22, 2008

New screen doors

I can't escape anymore...daddy put up new security doors. :(

Wednesday, May 21, 2008


Mommy and I babysat for London, my nephew, again today. Mommy was able to snap a few pics of us before he fell asleep for 2 1/2 hours.

Urology appt - Important

On Monday, Mommy found out that we have to go to Phoenix on June 2 for an appt with the urologist, Dr. Ritchie. What they do during this urodynamics test is test the pressure in my bladder...first, they will empty my bladder, then they will fill it back up with a solution. Meanwhile, the catheter they are using to do all of this is hooked up to a machine that tells them how much liquid my bladder can hold and at what point I start to leak urine. Obviously the goal is not to leak at low pressure.

But who wants to be like everyone else??? Not my bladder does some crazy things all on its own. The muscles of my bladder spasm so I take a medicine 3 times a day to help control the spasming and it helps my bladder to relax so it can expand to hold the pee-pee so I don't leak. Then, every couple of hours, Mommy comes in with the pee-pee sticks and empties my bladder for me. Then I am comfortable for another few hours. Nice and empty... and dry.

So needless to say, this test needs to be done every 6 months or so. Let's all hope and pray that nothing really changes, no increase in meds or that I can hold a lot of pee-pee without leaking. It's kind of ironic that most mommies want their children to pee in the diapers but mine doesn't...hmmm.....

Aunt Dawnie

On Thursday and Friday of last week, Mommy and I went to Aunt Dawnie's house and surprised her by just dropping by. We took little dips in her's still cold...BBQ'd, played in the grass and took long naps.

Back to the Vegas airport

On Wednesday, May 14, Mommy and I took Oma back to the airport for her trip back to Reno. It's always hard to say goodbye.

After we dropped her off...Mommy and I went to dinner with my brother was another celebration for Mommy's birthday. We had burgers (I had fries) at Red Robin. Before leaving, we walked out to Grant's truck to say hi to Grant's dog, Kitty. (Boy...does that one confuse me!!)

Saturday, May 17, 2008


My Papa is a truck driver and when he passed through this area he decided to surprise us by stopping by. It was late and past my bedtime so I was really cranky but it was good to see him. He tickled me and gave me kisses.

Pulling hair

Mommy just loves this picture of me...I'm pouting after getting in trouble for pulling Marissa's hair.

Mommy's Birthday

Monday, May 12 was Mommy's birthday. Daddy had a party for her at El Palacio Restaurant.

My cousins Seth, Marissa and OliviaMy Brother, Ashton
Cousins Marissa, Seth, Austin and Zachary
Daddy and Mommy
Uncle Kevin and Auntie Linda
Grandpa Vern, Grandma Betty, Aunt Sally and Uncle Jim
Aunt Valerie and Olivia
Aunt Breanna and Marissa
Jade and my nephew, London

Mother's Day

For Mother's Day, Mommy's 2nd one, and her 1st Mother's Day as a grandma, me, Mommy, Daddy and Oma went to brunch at the Avi Casino. The rest of the day, I helped Oma sort Mommy's paperwork for Daddy's business. Mommy is a little behind...needless to say by the photo.

Trip to the Vegas airport

What a day Wednesday was....first, mommmy and I went to get Oma from the airport. I probably spent the first couple of minutes cussing Oma out because she had been gone too long. Next, we went to eat lunch with my brother, Grant, at Chilis. After lunch we ran up to Cassie's salon to make an appointment for Oma to get her hair done but Cassie doesn't work on the day Oma was planning. Too bad :( Then after all that, we went to my brother, Blake's baseball game. They won!! 7-0!! It was very good to see my's been awhile...several months as a matter of fact.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Oma's coming!!

We are getting ready for my Oma (grandma) to come visit. Mommy keeps telling me she's coming, but I will believe it when I see it. We have to drive to the Las Vegas airport to get her in the morning. After we pick her up, we are going to have lunch with my brother, Grant. I can't wait!! Hopefully, later in the day, I can go see my other brother Blake, after his baseball game.

I've attached a picture of me and all my's quite a dated picture...I was much younger back then...tee-hee. From left to right, my brothers...Ashton, Blake and Grant. I'm the cute one in the middle.

Friday, May 2, 2008

Early Intervention

Mommy and I rushed home on Wednesday from Phoenix because mommy wanted me to do my Brenda therapy. Both Brenda and Jenny were here again today. Here are a couple of videos from my session.

The Munoz family

When mommy and I went to Phoenix, we stayed with the Munoz family. Mommy's friends, Jennifer and Mike were gracious enough to open up their home for us to stay at after my appt. Usually we stay at Uncle Shaun & Aunt Michelle's house but because mommy hadn't seen Jennifer since Thanksgiving, she wanted to go see her especially since she's expecting baby #3. This was all fine with me because I got to see all of my friends too...Joshua, Jeremiah, Shaun and Aunt Jeannie!!

Mommy bought me a new pair of kneepads while we were in Phx so I was able to test them out on Jennifer's floor. They are so cool and help protect me little knees from chafing and rugburn.

Doctor diagnosis

Mommy and I went to Phoenix on Tuesday for my GI appt. We met with Dr. Finch, who is a new doctor for me. We like him very much. The doctor wanted to keep me on the same medicine, Senokot, to help me try to go poopy...but now, if I don't go poop within 48-72 hours after my last poopy, mommy has to give me an enema to help release the crack rocks that are stuck. [That's what we like to call those hard ones :-) ] It sure does help relieve the pressure in my belly.