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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Camden Turns 4!

Well, Camden's birthday was on Tuesday the 26th, I can't believe that I have been a mommy for 4 years!  He is one of the best things that has ever happened to us ever!

The day did not start off as planned and it continued to stay off track the rest of the day.  It started at 5 am with Camden coming in at 5 and crying that his tummy hurt.  So I broke our no bed rule and let him climb in with us.  At 7 he got up and seemed fine so we went downstairs to get breakfast, I gave him some milk which he downed as usual, and then started crying, not putting two and two together, since he is hardly ever sick, hence, Camden always cries before he pukes, I went about getting his breakfast surprise.  I turn around and see him return all the milk that he just drank!  Oh joy!!!  On to bath #1 that day.  I went and put him in the bathtub as Randy was running out the door to his class, went back down to clean the chair, as they are cloth chairs that I HATE for that very reason!  After his bath he was ready for breakfast, I tried to get him to eat some toast and he refused, he demanded French Toast Sticks, so who am I to say no on his birthday! 

For the next hour I monitored him, he seemed fine, and so we went about our day, I went to get a few items for his birthday dinner that night, went to the library all was good!  We got home and settled down to watch the movie of his choice, about 10 minutes in he started crying again, so I grabbed him and ran for the bathroom, didn't make it...He got the carpet, me, him, and the kitchen floor.  On to bath #2 of that day.  I threw him in, changed my clothes, cleaned the kitchen, cleaned the carpet, and then went and cleaned him up.  Then I got a shower. 

About 30 minutes later, I started getting the feeling that I was not feeling so hot and by nap time, I knew I was in trouble!  I slept all during nap time, Randy came home from class for about 2 hours, which I crawled upstairs to bed, and then he had to go to the firestation, so I had 1 sick kid, 1 hyper kid, and a puppy to take care of, when I could barely lift my head.  So needless to say, the birthday dinner didn't happen, dinner was soup out of a can and crackers.  He did get his birthday song, and his birthday swats, but it was not the best birthday. :-(  Luckly it was just a 24 hour bug for both of us and Dasha didn't get it! 

Today we made up for it though, we started off going for his 4 year old well check, he has grown 3 inches, and he finally broke the 30 lb. barrier, and now officially weighs 31.2 lbs!  He is a tall and skinny boy!  We then went to Schlitterbahn to beat this 105 degree day we had today!  It is insane how hot it is!  We need some rain horribly.  But he had a blast! 

Hopefully next year will be a better birthday experience!  I am almost glad we didn't have a huge party planned because it would of been an epic fail!

Thursday, June 21, 2012


Well, we have had a few interesting days here at the Denson household.  On Wednesday the kids and I were outside taking Aspen to the bathroom before we went to the vet's office and Dasha, running as usual, tripped over our horrible driveway.  Well she went face first into the driveway and we ended up with this.
Doesn't look too bad, but I knew that she was going to scab a little.  The next picture is after I cleaned her up, put a band-aid on her nose to stop the bleeding, and we headed up to the vet's office.  She didn't leave the band-aid on long!

Again doesn't look too horrible.  Though it kept getting redder and redder as the evening went on.
But then we woke up Thursday morning and this is what we got.  Pretty yucky.  She left it alone on Thursday, but today after I got her up from nap I saw that she was picking at the scabs, so she went to bed with socks on her hands tonight to keep her from picking and scaring her nose.  Good thing she doesn't suck her thumb anymore!

And not to let his sister out do him, yesterday, Camden took a spill on our neighbors driveway and skinned his knee, but you would of thought it was the end of the world!  Dasha cried for maybe 2 minutes, Camden, 20 minutes!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Happy 6 Months home!

6 months ago we touched down on U.S. soil and Dasha became a U.S. Citizen!  It has been a crazy and at times rough 6 months but we are enjoying our lives very much.  Since Randy worked today we celebrated Father's Day yesterday.  We went to Schlitterbahn and spent the morning taking the kids on all the rides.  Dasha is a fan of the water, and the kids slides, not so much on the big slides though!  She literally is a fish though, she does not care if her face is in the water at all.  She is just happy to be in the water!  We then went to Chick-fil-A for dinner and the kids just had a blast with Randy being home.  We have 4 more weeks of Randy working 2 full time jobs and after July 22nd he gets to go part time at the hospital so we will get him home 1-2 more days per week!  I am so excited about that!  The kids will also!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Surgery Consult

Yesterday we went back to Children's Mercy for our consultation with the surgeon about Dasha's hernia.  He was running about an hour behind so the kids were pretty antsy by the time we got back to the room.  He came in and gave Dasha a quick examination.  He was feeling her hernia and then immediately went down to feel her belly button, and said, "you know she has an umbilical hernia also right?"  We were like yes we do.  So then he asked some follow up questions, has it gotten bigger, does it stick out more at certain times etc.  Then he gave his recommendation. 

Her umbilical hernia should heal itself by age 3, but the incensional will not heal on it's own as her muscles are already weak there because of her previous surgery, it will have to be fixed no matter what.  But what he wants to do is wait a year, to see if the umbilical will fix itself.  If it does not, he will fix both at the same time.  But he would rather only make 1 cut than 2.  Understandable.  But he said that if the incensional hernia gets bigger or becomes painful, then we will fix it sooner and if the umbilical is still an issue at that time, he will also fix it then.  So sometime next summer she will have surgery, just hoping for one cut, and not two! 

On a totally unrelated topic, I had given up on potty training and was going to work on it later on, but this morning, I went and got Dasha up and she told me, "stink", which is her cue that she dirtied her diaper.  So I went to go change her, no poo.  I said, "Dasha, do you need to poo?"  "Yes."  So off the the potty we go and we achieved poo.  That was the first time she has ever told me she needed to go.  Maybe we are closer than we thought!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Meet Aspen!

Camden has been asking for a dog for at least a year.  At first we told him "after the adoption."  Then after the adoption it was "Let's get used to our new life."  After 6 months there was no more excuses!  So, meet Aspen.  Don't worry, Dasha loves her now!

She is a purebred Golden Retriever and so good with the kids!