Nathan Cannon Robinson

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Monday, December 15, 2008

"What's for Lunch?" Written by Karen Robinson

Scene: Mommy getting Nathan out of bed after his nap
Time: 2:00 ish

Mommy: Hi sweetheart! Did you have a good nap? Do you want some lunch?
Nathan: (pointing to his humidifier) That.
Mommy: Yes, that's your humidifier. You hungry? Want some lunch?
Nathan: (sees the Cars poster) Car!
Mommy: Lots of cars!! Let's go upstairs. (Sets Nathan down)
Nathan throws himself on the ground (no known motivation)
Mommy picks him up and carries him upstairs.
Nathan: Donald?
Mommy: You can watch Donald after you eat some lunch.
Nathan: (throws himself on the ground again) DONALD!!
Mommy: How about a drink? Want some orange juice?
Nathan: NO! (brings Mommy his empty sipper cup that had Chocolate Milk in it)
Mommy: (sighs and gets some Chocolate Milk, and like a sucker turns on Donald Duck cartoons)
Okay, Nathan, want your potato?
Nathan: (mesmerized by cartoon)
Mommy: (prepares baked potato with butter and cheese with hidden corn and meat loaf in it)
Here Bug, eat some. (Mommy prepares to finish wrapping Christmas presents)
Nathan: (sees a gift that is for him and runs over to take the box from Mommy) AHHH
Mommy: No, honey. Help Mommy wrap the present, Nathan
Nathan: (now sobbing and yet still helping Mommy wrapping the present)
Mommy: (noticing that Nathan has not touched his food) Nathan! Let's finish your lunch! (Takes him back over to his lunch) Eat, please. (Tries to help him take bites)
Nathan: (shoves the fork away, the food falls to the ground)
Mommy: (curses and gets a paper towel to clean up the mess) Okay, you do it. (Leaves Nathan to do it himself)
After a few minutes, Mommy comes back and Nathan has dumped the contents on the floor and drunk all the Chocolate Milk
Mommy: NATHAN!
Nathan: (smiles and does the sign language for all done)
Mommy: (cursing under her breath, she cleans up and puts the butter away in the fridge. Nathan runs over and points to the cheese ball) You want the cheese ball?
Nathan: That.

Mommy gets out the cheese ball, some wheat thins and Nathan happily sits at the table and munches away.

End scene.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008


As many of you know, we sold our little Tacoma. Yesterday, my Dad got a phone call from someone who bought our truck. He asked for Christian and my Dad told him he was at work at that he would have Christian call him back. When Christian did, the guy proceeded to tell him that he just bought our truck from the guy who purchased it from us. As he was going through the glove box, he came across a Jiffy Lube receipt that had the mileage on it. It is considerably higher than the mileage currently on the truck. He asked Christian what the mileage should have been - it was 142,900 when we sold it. It is now 108,000 (round about). Our buyer not only manipulated the mileage, he also forged the title! (He's getting coal in his stocking!)

Needless to say, the guy is not happy!! The second guy paid quite a bit more than what we sold it for. Too bad, we couldn't have cut out the dishonest middle-man and then we'd all be happy!Christian told him he would testify/sign something if needed.
Strange goings-on indeed!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008


At work, it's part of my job to take all the x-rays that Dentists send in and scan them into our little system. There are a couple of different types of x-rays that I scan:

Periodontal Charts
(no picture)


And Bitewing

The bitewing ones usually come in a folder like these

Yesterday, I opened up the envelope, and proceeded to dump the contents out in my hand. I got the usual x-ray and a tooth!!

First I said, "You have GOT to be kidding me!"
I dropped the tooth and gagged. Then I jumped from my desk. "I am so ill!!" Then I gagged again and ran from the room. My boss, Brian and coworkers, Penny and Amber laughed as I ran away. I ran to the bathroom and some poor soul had some issues in there! That made me so much more nauseous! I quickly washed my hands and ran out. When I got back, Brian had put the offensive tooth back in the envelope and Penny got the Claims Supervisor. She said the Dentist we got the x-ray amd tooth from is an idiot and took the tooth so she could call and yell at their office. Luckily the tooth wasn't bloody or pulpy, but that is beside the point, really.


Saturday, November 29, 2008

Fakesgiving! And Thanksgiving

Matt & Lauren came to visit us a couple of weeks ago. We did a Thanksgiving (Fakesgiving) Dinner together and got some pics.

Grandpa & Grandma Skousen

Laurel & Sam

Chad & Missy

Christian, Nathan & Karen

Gavin, Heather & Dan

Heidi & Jeff

Lauren & Matt


Bentley, Marcus (Teron in back) Jarom

Zane, Jonah & Spencer


Kaelynne, Lindsay, Amy & Kelly

He loved putting the olives on his fingers and then refused to eat them.

We also did Nathan's birthday. My Mom did the cake. I was the moral support and frosting mixer.

On the real Thanksgiving Day, we spent with Christian's family. But before we could settle in for pumpkin pie and some photos, Nathan's new cough suddenly turned into this awful sounding wheeze, mixed with non-stop coughing and clinging to Mommy. We debated about taking him to Primary Children's or just toughing it out. After giving him a blessing, we decided to be safe and trekked up to the hospital. We thought it would be busy, considering hospitals are the only ones open, but when I walked into the waiting room, there was no one in there, but a Security guard and the check-in nurse.

We thought maybe it was croup. It sounded like it, but after being listened to by a couple of doctors, it's just a really bad cough on it's nasty little way. So they did a Albuterol treatment, some steroids and prescription for more. Now, as far as our little patient goes, he was VERY UNCOOPERATIVE:
He wouldn't stand on the scale, he wouldn't sit on the infant scale. He wouldn't let Christian hold him while Christian stood on the scale.
He ripped off the pulse ox monitor.
He wouldn't let the nurses or doctors listen to his lungs.
He didn't want to do the oxygen treatment.
He DID NOT want to do the Albuterol treatment. They have to have the oxygen mask on their face. We finally had to burrito wrap his arms in a sheet and hold his legs so the mask would stay on. I have never seen someone literally gnash their teeth until now. I have never seen Nathan so angry that I thought he would Hulk out on us. He did not let up during the whole treatment which lasted almost 10 minutes.
The nurse said Nathan was in his top ten for fits during Albuterol treatments.
After the treatment, he practically passed out from physical exertion.
He slept for about 30 minutes while the nurse quickly listened to his lungs again and did a pulse ox.
He did however really like his steroids crushed and mixed with raspberry flavoring.

He totally perked up after the whole ordeal, and was thrilled to push elevator buttons and pick up "Caution Wet Floor" signs on our way out.

We do have many things to be thankful for and one of them is that although the hospital was not exactly where we wanted to spend a few hours, our little boy is feeling much better and we really appreciate the hospital workers who sacrifice their holiday.

And thanks to our little boy, we're 2 out of 3 for Thanksgivings spent in the hospital.

His only comfort was his sipper cup and blankie.

Look Mom! A Sticker!

The remains of the bed after we did the treatment. The sheet was nicely placed before we got there.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Going, Going, GONE!

Christian and I don't usually do anything quickly. It took us 8 months to finally decide to sell our house. We've been thinking about selling our truck for about a year. It's 11 years old and with it only having 2 doors; not so roomy. Now with the new baby on the way, there is NO way Mommy can climb in the back seat anymore.

So, Monday night, Christian comes home from watching a movie with the boys and says, "I'm going to put the truck on KSL. Let's just see what happens."
"Okay." This was about 10:30 at night. I didn't think much of it. He put it on KSL a few months ago and then changed his mind and took it back off.

Tuesday morning, Christian pulls up to work (where he said he would have the truck in the ad) and there is a guy waiting there for him. The guy looks it over, drives it around, hands Christian cash and drives it away! Then Christian calls to tell me it's gone.


I didn't even get to say good-bye! No one last spin! No pictures! No farewell party!

It was our Dating truck!
We used to make out in it! I mean, really make out! (The golf course and church parking lots just to name a couple)
It was the reason I married Christian! (That's our joke - I always wanted to a Black Tacoma - he wanted a girl with a big rack - we were both happy!)
We drove it around over all the bumps we could find to put me into labor! (It didn't work.)
It's the reason Christian went on a mission! (Long story)

And now it's gone. I'm just really not sure how I feel about it. Sure a new truck will be nice. Blah blah blah.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Nathan is 2!!

Nathan turned 2 years old on November 22nd. We still can't believe we have a kid, let alone a 2 year old! Since all of my pics are on my computer which is currently in storage, I was only able to find a few pics of my baby.

Happy Birthday Nater-Bug! We sure love you!!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Halloween? On November 21st? Why Not?!?

Here they are! The pics you've been waiting for! (And you didn't even know you were waiting!)

Carving pumpkins with Doney kids was a blast!! (Gavin broke his pumpkin stem off in about 2 seconds)

My sister, Missy bought these goggles for all the kids. Nathan wouldn't take his off.

Nathan thought he was getting all these trick or treat buckets. That's why he's so happy.

At work, each department decorated their areas and dressed up in the theme. We did Charlie & the Chocolate Factory.

Penny was an Oompa-Loompa, I was Veruca Salt, Nathan was Augustus Gloop, and Brian was Willy Wonka. (If you look close, we have Mike TEVEE, Nathan was holding Charlie BUCKET and I'm holding a blown up Violet.)

Nathan spent the whole day with me at work. He was an angel. He ate stuff from our chocolate fountain and watched Donald Duck cartoons for over an hour.

I found this idea and of course, my sister, Melissa did the creative part! This is our melon brain.

When we went to visit Grandma and Grandpa Robinson, Grandpa put on this Japanese hat thing and asked if we thought he would get candy if he went trick or treating. We all said no.