Monday, May 12, 2008

Flamingos, Flowers and Fire Ants....


We had a very busy weekend this past week. Friday, Owen and I drove to the Atlanta Zoo to meet up with my friend Kristin. It was super packed with field trip kids and some bigger families! Owen was much more involved this trip and surprisingly enough Kristin had never been to the zoo before in her life! Owen particularly liked the elephants, giraffes, and panda bears. I think his most favorite part of the day was playing on the playground.




He loved being able to get up close!


Owen and his playground buddy driving the school bus!

Playing the drums!

Saturday was filled with waiting rooms and frustrating pharmacy experiences. Owen has had what I thought were bug bites for a few days. I noticed on Friday they looked a little redder and irritated by Saturday morning it was much worse. His entire left hand and right foot were swollen and a large radius of the skin around the bites was bright red! He was also having a great deal of trouble walking on his right foot due to the swelling. I was stuck at home without a car seat and freaking out a little bit. I finally got him to the doctor at 2pm. Apparently Owen had a reaction to the histamine in what the doctor thinks were fire ant bites. We had a whole experience at Rite Aid that I won't get into so in the end I didn't get home until almost 6pm!

These photos were taken after 2 full days of antibiotics....



Once I did finally get home my husband surprised me with a date in Atlanta, we left Owen with reliable people :), I was happy but felt a bit rushed. We had hoped to get by to Jessica's graduation dinner before heading to Atlanta but weren't able to make it (see above story), sorry Jess :(. We had a great time at a very nice restaurant and bar which was well needed for us. We were going to see John Stewart Live but never made it, we opted out for a relaxing environment and martinis. Dustin and I have only been out of the house together without a baby twice in the last 5 months!!! How did that happen?


Dustin and Owen gave me two beautiful cards, flowers and a gift certificate to go shopping...what else does a girl need?

11 comments:

Jess Addison said...

Poor baby! I hope he's feeling better. You guys missed a fun time Saturday!

Catherine and Dustin said...

He is much better today but not completely back to normal. Hopefully soon though, he is on meds till Saturday...:(

Gypsy said...

Poor Mr. Owen, hope that he's feeling better now. AND I HATE THE RITE AID IN GRIFFIN WITH A BURNING PURPLE PASSION OF A THOUSAND DEATHS!!! (Sorry, every time we've gone there it has been an ordeal) Anywho, Happy Belated Mother's day chica! LOVES

Catherine and Dustin said...

I am with you Jennifer...NEVER AGAIN! haha I am taking my business else where.

Chris and Gretchen said...

So scary about the bites! hope he is doing much better. Looks like a fun time at the zoo!

Anonymous said...

Haha! I, too, have a terrible Rite Aid story! I actually had to sit in the middle of the floor there to avoid passing out while EVERYONE (employees and consumers) did NOTHING! The whole experience made me pretty much lose faith in the human race! I hope Owen is better, regardless!

-Marlena

Heather & Adam said...

I know!! I don't know how we are not extinct! Hehe...
I am glad Owen is feeling better and that you had a fun, busy weekend. :) Happy Mommy's Day!

Stephen Tvedten said...

You can kill fire ants with aspartame or orange juice and repel them with baby powder - learn how to kill pests without killing yourself or the earth...... After 45 years in pest control, I have just finished re-writing my free IPM encyclopedia entitled: THE BEST CONTROL II, that contains over 2,800 safe and far more effective alternatives to pesticide POISONS. This latest copyrighted work is free and about 1,800 pages in length and is now being updated at my new website at http://www.stephentvedten.com/ . There is simply no need to POISON yourself or your family or to have any pest problems. Stephen L. Tvedten

Stephen Tvedten said...

You can kill fire ants with aspartame or orange juice and repel them with baby powder - learn how to kill pests without killing yourself or the earth...... After 45 years in pest control, I have just finished re-writing my free IPM encyclopedia entitled: THE BEST CONTROL II, that contains over 2,800 safe and far more effective alternatives to pesticide POISONS. This latest copyrighted work is free and about 1,800 pages in length and is now being updated at my new website at http://www.stephentvedten.com/ . There is simply no need to POISON yourself or your family or to have any pest problems. Stephen L. Tvedten

Heather & Adam said...

Wow, that's a helpful dude.
:)

nosmallfeat said...

What an update! Sorry about Owen but glad he is on the mend. I got attacked by fire ants once... I think Owen probably showed more resiliance than I did based on your post.

I was at the Zoo Sunday. It was fun but I wish the lion and tiger would be more visible.