Monday, September 22, 2008

Bits & Pieces

Here is our little bruise-faced child. The bruises are a little hard to see in the picture, but last week it was one bonk after another and she had three nice sized bruises on her face. Bonk, bonk, bonk. Her legs were much worse. Seriously covered in brown, yellow, and purple. Poor Bri seems to bruise just as easily as her mother. On top of the bruise fest at our house, we've also all been sick. Bri kicked things off with a fun round of Croup. The doctor put her on steroids, which made my sick child hyper, jittery, and unable to sleep. Oh, and Don was out of town for work. It was a pretty fantastic few days. Don got sick next and now it's my turn. Lots of coughing around here, but we'll all survive.
Don's cousin Dave came to visit with his family. It was really fun to spend some time with them. We went to the zoo on Saturday and so did the rest of Portland. It was packed. We had to park in a parking lot a mile away and take a bus to the zoo, which ended up being both the kids' favorite part of the zoo experience. They were both seriously pumped that they got to go on the yellow school bus. Go figure.

Bri thought it was pretty funny to hold onto Dad's face instead of his neck and ya know, it actually was pretty funny.

Denmark is such a cutie. It was fun to have him at our house for a couple of days. Bri had fun with him. He is all boy and Bri is all girl so it was pretty entertaining to watch them together.

This bear was so fun to watch. He was swimming and playing forever.

I couldn't get Bri to smile for a picture so I pretended to cry, which apparently was hilarious.


Becky said...

Hey Ash, Sorry you guys are all sick. We've got a bunch of sickies over here too. Ack! By the way, that opening picture of Bri is so cute! She has a such an innocent, angelic face.

Meg said...

I love the picture of Bri laughing!
Your background is really cute. I hope you are all doing well.

The Johnson Family said...

Nothing is worse than sick kids and no hubby! She sure is a cuties though!

Maren said...

Nothing says happiness like a kid with a popsicle. I know about bruise faced kids. Tessa keeps bonking her head in the same place -the never ending goose egg. And then a mosquito bit it there.
Bri looks like she's going to take Don's nose off in that picture. :)
You drink some orange juice and get better!

Angie said...

Glad you guys are on the mend. Croup is no fun, especially without Dad to help. So hillarious that Bri thought it was so funny that you were crying for the picture - mothers will do anything to get a good simle. It usually pays off!

Molly Zamboni said...

I love the pic with Bri's hands all over Don's face! Hope your feeling better!

Haskins said...

Cute pics!! I am sure you guys are feeling better now but I am sorry that you were sick!! Bri is so cute!!