Friday, May 17, 2013

Alexa: Kindergarten Promotion

Today is Alexa's BIG day!
She graduated from Kindergarten!
She's officially a 1st Grader now (although she technically still has 3 1/2 days of school left!!)!
She has been looking forward to this day for a looooong time. So have I.
And then Payton got super sick this week. I agonized about having to miss Alexa's promotion today.
But thankfully I didn't have to stay overnight at the hospital with Payton last night, AND a sweet friend came to the rescue this morning...offering to come stay with Payton while I went to the school.
It broke my heart though to leave Payton screaming for me because she wanted to go and because she was so sick!
The first part of the Kindergarten Promotion was an ABC Parade.
Each of the students was assigned a letter.
Alexa got "B".
She was a Beautiful Bride!
A fun new friend from the gym happened to have this perfect bride dress up dress that she let me borrow!
Isn't she adorable??!!!
Beaming during the parade!

Then there was a musical performance.
They sang some really cute songs.
I wish I could figure out how to get my videos to upload!

Barrett thought the songs were too loud!

Then there was a class presentation back in Alexa's classroom.
Her teacher, Miss White, is seriously amazing!

Getting her certificate!!!

I am so proud of Alexa!  She has come so far and learned soooo much this past year!
She has LOVED Kindergarten and LOVED Miss White!
There was a family picnic to finish things off...but I left early to go home to be with Payton, and Alexa enjoyed having lunch with her best friend, Ally, and her mom.

1st Grade...HERE WE COME!!!!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Sick Little Girl

Miss Payton got really sick this week.  The above picture was taken yesterday.  It happened to be mine and Kevin's 9th Anniversary...good thing we went out for dinner and to the temple last weekend to celebrate.  Because I was taking care of one sick little lady on the actual day!
She was puking and her fever got up to 104.4 so I called the pediatrician today and they told me to take her to the Children's Hospital.  We were worried it might be appendicitis because she kept complaining that her tummy hurt and she even screamed out in pain a couple times when I was trying to help her move to go to the bathroom.
So off to the hospital we went.
They hooked her up to an IV to get some fluids in her and to draw some blood.
They wanted to insert a catheter to get a urine sample...but I vetoed that and told them she could pee in a cup!  Can you imagine how traumatized she would have been?  This is the little girl who I had to hold down kicking and screaming last week to get her immunizations.  And we were successful in peeing in a cup!  Yay!!!!
Then she had an ultrasound done.
Turns out she has a REALLY  bad UTI (urinary tract infection)...that was starting into her kidneys.
OF COURSE she was in pain!!
They gave her some IV medication and then sent us home with a prescription.
Here's hoping we see some improvement soon because she's been sooo sick all week and it breaks my heart to see any of my kiddos like this!  Plus, she JUST got over strep (both she and Barrett had it the week of her birthday), so the poor thing needs a break!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Thankful to be a Mommy!

These three kiddos have taught me so much, tried my patience like no other :), and filled my heart like I never knew was possible....I'm soooo thankful to be called "mommy" by each of them!
Happy Mother's Day!