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?