Thursday, October 29, 2009

Swine Flu

Yes, the swine flu hit the Scott residence on the 18th. Our ward was almost cancelled that day due to so many families being sick with the swine flu, strep, seasonal flu, and other illnesses. Brad and Jackson went before sacrament so Brad could take care of the program and ask what the status was on having church. The first counselor in the bishopric told Brad to tell me to stay home and to not risk coming to church and getting sick. Jackson and Brad ended up staying for sacrament meeting. Later that day I noticed Jackson's eyes were a little pink, but didn't really think anything of it. The next morning he woke up with a cough and a stuffy nose and thank goodness we decided to keep him home from preschool. The following day I had plans to go down to the county health dept and stand in line for the H1N1 vaccine, but Jackson woke up with a sore throat added to the others. I debated all morning whether to still go or not and just as I had decided to go and was getting the kids ready he started throwing up. A few hours later he started running a fever. I took him into the doctor and they said that he had it. Great! She also said that his blood shot eyes were part of it and that they were seeing that a lot with the swine flu. So from Tuesday to Friday afternoon we delt with fevers as high as 104. Brad stayed home and completely took care of Jackson and kept me away from him to help me from getting it since I am considered high risk if I were to get it. What a yucky week. Jackson watched about 20 movies in those few days and was always so good to wear a mask when he was around the rest of us. He still has a cough and stuffy nose, but is much, much better. Lucklily none of the rest of us have gotten it. We went through one and a half bottles of Chlorox wipes, a bottle of hand sanitizer, and a bottle of Lysol in that week and then Monday I went through the house and disinfected every nook and crany, so I felt comfortable having people over. We also on Tuesday went down to the health dept and stood in line for four and a half hours for Jackson, Addi, and I to get the vaccine and we got it! YAY!! I just wish that Brad would have been able to have gotten it. I hope that all of you stay healthy and that this flu season does not hit your homes, but if it does good luck!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

We Are Still Here!!

Hello everyone! Yes, we are still here. Brad has pointed out to me many times that I have not posted for awhile and I did not realize that it had been that long. So here is an update as to what we have been up to and about our summer.

Jackson has kept us pretty busy lately. He had a fun summer playing with friends and riding his bike around the neighborhood. He learned to ride his bike this summer without his training wheels and boy did he think he was hot stuff. He also had his first big crash on his bike this summer. He didn't have his helmet on and totally scraped up his face. His lip was so swollen that he looked like he had Shrek lips. The poor kid!! Lately he has kept us busy with preschool (no he's not in kindergarten because he missed the deadline by days), he just got done playing soccer and will start swim lessons again next week. He really enjoyed playing soccer. The first game he scored three goals, the second game he kicked the ball all the way down the field and scored one goal, and then I think he lost a little interest because the rest of the season we had to encourage him to get in there and get ball. He had a lot of fun playing. He also has been down the Alpine Slide twice this summer and the Alpine Coaster once and he absolutley LOVED it. That was good for me to see that afterall he is not taking after me. He is at the same preschool as last year and loves it and his new teacher.

Addison keeps us on our toes and is talking up a storm! She loves to follow Jackson around and just idealizes him. He doesn't seem to mind it the majority of the time, but sometimes he wants his own space. She seems to think she is just as big as he is. She loves to go outside and whenever anyone goes out the door she is right there saying "outside" and begging to go with them. She loves to tell people "by" and "see ya" and it seems that lately her favorite words are "thank you". She is fearful of nothing and is our little daredevil. She follows after her dad and again that is great for me to see. I really do not want my kids being like me in regards to things like that. She loves her babydoll and when you mention the word baby she will pat her belly. She is my little shadow and is wherever I am. January will be a hard month for her (and probably the rest of us). People have pointed out to me that she just has to hear my voice and freaks out until she finds me, wish us luck!

Brad and I had a good summer. We were able to go and be "parents" up at youth conference and what a wonderful experience. It was an even better experience sharing it together. Brad has been busy with work and trying to finish up completing the garage. He has enjoyed riding his Harley this summer and playing in the yard with Jackson and Addi. I love to hear the kids and him laugh when playing together and the kids just love their dad. Brad and I are also enjoying our season tickets watching the Utes play football, though it causes me major anxiety. As for me girls camp kept me on my toes this summer and I had a great week with the girls, but there is no place like home. I am counting down the days till the baby comes and then again I don't really want it to come right away either. This has not been an easy pregnancy for me in many ways and that makes the days long, but I am so excited to meet this little one in three months.

I hope to post more regularly, so please keep checking. I enjoy reading what all of you are up to and think about you lots. Love you all!!