Nathan Cannon Robinson

Lilypie Fifth Birthday tickers

Harold Christian Robinson

Lilypie Second Birthday tickers

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.