Monthly Archives: December 2007

Dealey Plaza

Yesterday we drove down to Dallas to visit Dealey Plaza, the site where President Kennedy was assassinated in 1963. It was an interesting place to visit, even though I don’t have the emotional memories that most of our parents have. The thing that struck me, is the plaza hasn’t really changed in the last 34 years. As you stand on the side of the street, it’s easy to picture the grainy video of Kennedy’s processional driving past.
Lots of people come to visit year round.

The Texas School Book Depository, where Lee Harvey Oswald was positioned in the second window from the top.

Two women look over the fence onto the grassy knoll. This is the where the second shooter(s) might have been.

A view through one of the missing fence boards.

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Christmas 2007

Merry Christmas ya’ll! We’re celebrating in Texas with Lindsey’s family. When we’re not clearing brush, we’re chowin’ down on all the fancy fixin’s. Avery is startin’ to come right after bein’ ill for a couple days. Here are a few pictures. Git-r-done.
Avery takes interest in the tree.

Amongst presents.

Champagne for breakfast?

Synchronized pudding puff making.

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Sick Baby == Sad Parents

On Thursday night Avery got sick. He threw up a number of times and had some diarrhea. Eventually he got to sleep around 2:00 AM after four mini-bathes to get cleaned up. Lindsey and I felt horrible and even after Avery fell asleep, we spent most of the early morning hours listening to the baby monitor in case he got sick again.
In the morning he still wasn’t able to keep any pedialyte down so I called the doctor and got an appointment for lunch time. Our biggest fear was that he was getting dehydrated which can happen pretty quickly in little babies. It turned out he was only mildly dehydrated. Lindsey and I were relieved.
The doc told us to keep Avery on a mixture of pedialyte and gatorade (to make the pedialyte yummy tasting) for a couple days. He also said to completely avoid breast milk because the fat in it makes diarrhea worse since it has to be broken down by the GI tract. This was interesting advice, because most of the websites we looked at said to keep breast feeding. We’ve been following the doctors advice for the most part. The antibodies in the breast milk are good, but if it just makes the baby more dehydrated then it’s not solving the problem. Avery is getting plenty of fluids now and has energy to play.
[Update:] This morning Lindsey was sick when she woke up so we’re going to delay our trip to Texas for a day or so. I’m hoping I can avoid catching the bug.
Back on his feet last night.

Playing with Commodus earlier on Thursday.

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We got Elfed

Click on the picture to watch our elf show.


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Maui 2007

Last week we met up with my parents and sister in Maui. It was rainy and windy when we arrived, but after a couple days the sunshine returned and all was well. Avery got to take his first dip in the Pacific ocean, which he wasn’t too fond of. He loved the sand, but the waves scared him. We had a great time relaxing under the sun and spending time with family.
Avery gives a Vulcan greeting to the Hawaiians.

A casualty of the stormy weather in the background.

Takes after Dad.

First splash in the Pacific.

The resulting face.

Enjoying the kiddie pool.

We went out to dinner with Ashleigh.

Sand sticks to sunscreen.

Avery’s sand throne — fit for a (little) King.

Chasing the birds.

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