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I am a Mom to 2 amazing and fun daughters and wife to a great guy and a wonderful father!

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Kayla, my oldest. She is 4 1/2 and is a sweet, loving and silly little girl. She took us 2 ½ years and 3 IVF’s to conceive. Kayla is allergic to dairy. We manage her allergy and work to balance her safety with giving her a normal childhood. Kayla loves to read books and play games - she amazes me every day.

Alysa, my youngest. She is 3 years old and is a silly little spitfire. She’s our monkey and loves to climb on everything. She was a “natural” baby, but it was only b/c of my wonderful doctors that we were able to stop an impending miscarriage. Alysa suffers from Acid Reflux Disease and sleep apnea. She may be little, but she has a big personality. She adores her big sister and is so much fun to be around. She keeps me laughing every day.

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Saturday, June 09, 2007
Strawberry Adventures
I've had another pretty poor bloggie week so I apologize. I did a bit better this weekend. I'm still not feeling 100%, although all my bloodwork came out normal. So apparently, I'm the picture of health. I have had less joint pain, so that is something at least.

Thursday night though was eventful. I took the girls in the kiddie pool while J worked on cleaning the big pool. At one point he opened the chlorine container and a bunch of chlorine vapors got in his face (quite a bit actually). He was choking and gagging quite a bit and then had trouble seeing. He was really quite out of it and could barely walk. I was ready to call 911, but I was able to get my neighbor/boss to drive him to the ER so I didn't have to drag the kids out at bedtime. My Mom then drove down to watch the girls so I could meet him at the ER. They took him in immediately (when does that ever happen) and flushed his eyes for 20 minutes. He's fine, thankfully. Even the docs and nurses said he was really lucky - chlorine can apparently do a lot of damage. But he had a wicked headache that trickled over to Friday, so he took the day off. So that was a nice side effect from the whole ordeal.

Today, my Mom and I took the girls strawberry picking at a local farm. They had a blast and we have a TON of juicy ripe strawberries, some cherries and even some peas. Kayla wants to go again and can't wait until it's time to go blueberry picking. I will also admit that it took Kayla a few times of trampling some poor unsuspecting strawberries before we convince her not to walk over the plants. Yikes! She seemed to enjoy this adventure even more than apple packing. I think besides being 8 months older, she can reach all the strawberry plants b/c they are at ground level. Here are some pics from our morning.

Ready to Pick Berries...
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Organizing their cherries...
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Alysa picking strawberries...
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Kayla picking strawberries...
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Our loot...
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Kayla enjoying them...
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Alysa REALLY enjoyed them...
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One of my upcoming projects is planning Kayla's birthday party that will be August 11th. Yesterday I sat down and designed her invitations. I used my newly found skills of digital scrapbooking and was able to incorporate her Backyardigan's theme. I am actually quite happy with how it turned out. Let me know what you think.

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I made this invitation with the Birthday Girl kit from Mira Designs as well as some Backyardigans clipart I found on-line. And yes, that is Kayla amongst her Backyardigan friends at the bottom. :)

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At 1:50 AM, Anonymous Christine said...

Strawberry picking is so fun. The girls look like they had a great time. You can tell by the smile on their 'Berry' cute faces! :)

Cute invitation. I really like how you incorporated the Backyardigans clip art. Very creative. Sorry about this weekend for me being MIA, I've had some good and bad things going on.

Hope your weekend's a good one.

At 3:22 PM, Blogger Jill@Who Could Ask for Anything More said...

So sorry to hear about your hubby, but glad he's OK. These photos are just WONDERFUL! They were certainly having a good time. I've never been berry picking... this has inspired me to go!

At 10:12 PM, Blogger Christine said...

So cute! I love the invitation, only wish we could come...

The pics of strawberry picking are great. We're going Tuesday! Can't wait!

At 9:14 AM, Blogger Margaret said...

I'm glad your husband is okay. I had that happen once and whew... the vapors are terrible.

The strawberry picking day looks like a great time was had by all,


(Visiting today because the Emperor of Pigeon Falls has sent me.)

At 2:56 AM, Blogger Chana said...

oh your poor hubby. thank God he is well and that he did get proper attention at your hospital. i have never had anything like that happen but it sounds horrific and terribly scary and painful.

i hope you start feeling as well as your blood work is saying..sometimes the body hasn't caught up yet. having little ones to run after is beautiful but can get very tiring. i do hope you can sneak in a bit of tlc here and there.

your girls are just precious. i thank Dr. John for sending me here. the whole experience has been a delight, from your beautifully design blog and the girls being so cute to hearing the strength and courage of another mom out there.

may only great things be in your future and for you and yours. God Bless and keep on smiling.


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