Addison has really been loving the tomatoes in our backyard garden! While I was cooking dinner she wanted to stand up on the chair and help me and she happened to see the pile of tomatoes and decided to dive into one. It was the funniest thing!! She really really really was enjoying that delicious red fruit/veggie...it really is a little of both! Anyways, I wanted to share the silly little tomato loving girl!
We had our first scratch, bump, and bruise this last weekend at Mia and Pop's. Addison was playing outside and had a tumble and "damaged" her face a little. I think it scared mom more then it did Addison!! Luckily, the scratches are almost gone!!!
Addison and I had such a good time making some yummy apple pie this last week with the apples we picked at the Apple Butter Festival. We started by peeling the apples. While I was peeling the apples, she we standing on a chair next to me taking the peels out of the sink, sucking on them, and watching me. While we did that we sang a little "Apples and Bananas" by Raffi. She then continued to stand on her chair while she watched me mix it all together. I have been waiting for my first Mommy/daughter baking experience and I think it was a success!!!
Much Love, The Reynolds
PS. The lovely smile that is covering my daughter's face is her new thing. When we tell her to smile, she makes the hugest and most adorable smile in the world! Ah, the funny things this girl does!
I wanted to share some of the photos from this weekend! Thomas had his Honors College cookout for all of the students! It was a great success and Addison and I were glad to be a part of it. Once Thomas got home, we took Addison over to Kastman park where they have placed flags for September 11th. It is such a neat memorial and we wanted Addison to see all of the flags. Lastly, we fought the beautiful dreary day and headed over to Idalou for the Apple Butter Festival. We did not stay too long because of the rain, but we did enjoy a small walk in the apple trees, the animals for Addison, and buying some apples, strudel bread, and honey....YUM!
So we have finally figured out why Addison has been sick all week! We have been really racking our brain as to what has really been wrong with her. She started out Sunday with a fever, but no other symptoms. Her no symptoms sickness and fever of 101-102.5 continued on into Wednesday. Tuesday we took her to the doctor because we were completely stumped as to why she could not break the fever and there was no other illness popping up. She did a flu test, a strep test, a complete body checkup and came to the conclusion that it was just some sort of virus and that if the fever continued up into Thursday that we needed to bring her back. Thankfully on Wednesday morning she broke her fever and she was playing/smiling/moving around. She was ready to go back to school!!! When I picked her up on Thursday from school she had a rash all over her body that was not itchy or bothersome. She had not eaten anything new at school to cause the rash, so we figured that it was a heat/fever rash from her body get so hot during the past 4 days. We thought that it would surely go away by Friday afternoon, but when we picked her up she still had the rash and it was worse. I thought...here we go again to the doctor. I decided to call the nurse first and see what she had to say. Thankfully, she gave me the answer I right away. ROSEOLA. Ever heard of it? Well, it is a virus that the only symptom that is present is a high fever and then once the fever breaks and she is not contagious anymore a rash becomes present. Thank goodness for great doctors/nurses. They have helped us out so many times on our unsure issues with Addison. If you would like to read more about Roseola here you go: http://www.babycenter.com/0_roseola_10885.bc
Addison went to her first Texas Tech Football game last Saturday and it sure looks like we have a new Tech fan in the house! We played the North Dakota Suoix, which is my Grandpa is an Alumni of. He played on the football team in the 40s. We were so excited to take him to the game, as well as Addison. When we got there you could tell that Addison was a little overwhelmed, but she never cried or got upset. After about 10 minutes she was clapping, smiling, and giving the guns up!!! She was pretty sleepy by half time, so we left and let my mom and Grandpa enjoy the end of the game. Overall, it was a great experience for Addy and we can't wait to do more Tech events with our little Red Raider.
So my school is forming a team to run/walk in the Race for the Cure in Lubbock! We are so excited about it and we want anyone, anywhere to come and join us or to help us out with a donation. The race will be on October 3. There is a 5k race or a 1 mile walk. Myself and our music/movement teacher Linda Davis are the team captains. Thomas and Addison are going to be out there and we would love to have you join us, as well! You will be able to register online at race.komenlubbock.org and click on join an existing team. The team name is Martin's Bosom Buddies. It is $20 to race as part of the team and $10 for Komen Kids. The goal is to raise as much money you can for the foundation. So having people join or donate is such a big help.
If you would like to donate, please visit race.komenlubbock.org and click on my personal page to make a donation to my efforts. You may also call me with the amount you will be pledging and can send the donation, payable to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, to me at the address below. I must have all donations by October 3rd.
Thank you for supporting the fight against cancer!