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Friday, December 31, 2010

My last post of 2010

It has been a very stressful week. Brinson had been doing some coughing which steadily increased. We took her to the doc where they told us her lungs were tight and she was wheezing. She's been diagnosed with Reactive Airway Disease and has now been on oral steroids since weds and nebulizer treatments every 3 hours round the clock. This afternoon we went to every 4 hours. Her coughing seemed to get better but now seems about the same. We came very close to going to the ER on weds night because she was just coughing constantly. Scared the hell outta me. Meme started giving her ice chips and that broke up the cough and gave her a break. Then she woke up this morning with pus draining from her ear. I had some antibiotic drops on hand so started using them. Thank God she doesn't have fever (Knock on wood). Ned and I are wiped out.
Meme has been here since the 19th and has been having back pain. She also had fallen on the ice about 4 days prior to her trip. It got so bad today that she couldn't walk. I ended up taking her to the ER and they gave her a pain shot and took some xrays. She already has an appt with an orthopod this coming Weds, so we just need to get her pain under control till then. She's doing better now and has gotten some relief.
What a way to close out 2010!!
Bring on the New year!!!! I'm ready for 2011!!!!!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Zaldivar Christmas 2010

We had a wonderful Christmas. I have the best family in the world! We got up Christmas morning and Brinson got to play with her gifts from Santa before we loaded up the car and headed to Nana and Grampa's house. It was just awesome seeing her reaction. She was so excited she didn't know what to do.
Our tradition is to eat breakfast with them and then start in on the stockings and gifts. It was a marathon event this year. I surprised Ned with a watch and an EZY Roller car and he totally suprised me with diamond earrings and my Kitchenaid mixer I really wanted!! My mom is so sneaky. She was supposed to just get a spa gift certificate for Ned and she got one for me also.
Dinner was ham and turkey so by the end of the night, we were full and completely wiped out! As you'll see in the following pics, even Brinson passed out after breakfast. Now we have to wait another year to do it all over again!!!! We missed Uncle Mike and Aunt KD, they went to North Carolina to visit her family for the holidays.

Christmas Eve

And the stockings were hung by the chimney....

Cookies for Santa and water for Rudolph (His nose turns the water red after he drinks)

Seeing her Dancing Dora for the first time

Wearing her pink tiara, isn't that just cute?!?

Santa brought her an easel!

Not sure about that doll

Taking a closer look

Meme's face is hilarious (Daddy's explaining the doll to Brinson)

There's Daddy!

Hey, no pics of me!

Pappy and Meme with Brinson at Nana's house

Opening gifts with Daddy


Corporate America, watch out!

Reading one of her Diego books from Daddy

Nana opening up her new coffee maker

Hey whadya know, Meme got one too!! Suprise!

Meme, Grampa, B and Nana

Toooooo many OJ martinis!

Meme with her gifts

No, I'm not hinting at anything Meme lol!

Brinson's loot

Ned opening his watch from me

Grampa, Grandfather and Momo eating dessert with B

Yummy apple pie and ice cream

Cheers! Merry Christmas!

Grandfather showing off his custom egg carton labels (That I did, i might add!!)

Sharing eskimo kisses with Grampa

Brinson seeing her gifts from Santa for the first time.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Happy Holidays

A step up from last year's pic where she was crying! Merry Christmas and Happy 2011 to everyone! Have a safe and fun holiday!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Festival of Lights 2010

Another yearly tradition we have is a "Ladies Night Out". Kit suprises all of us with an outing/dinner. This year Brinson got to join us. We went to the Festival of Lights and Imagine Christmas Show dinner at Moody Gardens in Galveston.
Man, oh man, was it cold near the water! The breeze off the bay was so colllllllllllld.....we bundled Brinson up! She looked like a little eskimo.
After we did the light show, we had an awesome dinner and then a musical christmas show. One of the acts was a kite flying spectacle. One of the flyers looked familar to me. For those of you who watched America's Got Talent last season, you'll know who Connor Doran is. He was there flying his kite. It was beautiful.
Brinson had a total blast. She sang and danced. It was alot of fun! Thanks Nana!


Eskimo Brinson

Aunt Kd, Nana, and Brinson

Only in Texas...Santa on an inner


The view across the Bay


Kissy fishies

I tried to get a pic of Brinson with Sponge Bob, but she was having none of it.


In front of a gingerbread house

Lights everywhere!

Unfortunately I only managed one picture inside at the dinner/show. It didn't come out so I only have the light show.

Elf Bake Shop party

This past Thursday was Brinson's Xmas party at school. The parents had to wait patiently outside the classroom until our little elves came to get us. They had cute little aprons they had made along with baker chef's hats!!!
We made cookie recipe jars, ate pizza, and got to watch them sing Jingle Bells and I'm a little Snowman. She's doing better at school, just in time for a 2 week break lol.
When we got back after Thanksgiving break, we had to "reprogram" her. I had to pick her up early a few times because the teacher told me she just wouldn't stop crying. :( We had finally made it ALL day, BOTH days this past week. She loves the teachers and they adore her too.
Putting her in this classroom was one of the best things we've ever done for her. She is so much more social and verbal now.
One of the father's came up to me at the party and told me how precious Brinson was. He then told me how his daughter talks about her all the time at home. I think this is the same lil girl who says "Brinson, Brinson, Brinson, Brinson" when she comes to class. Soooooo cute! I'm seeing future playdates here!

They even covered the class

Look at our precious lil elf!

The room was decorated so sweet!

Holiday cookie jar station

Examining the table decorations

Looking at her ornament she made

Doing stickers with Daddy

The class tree!

Mrs. Campbell, one of her teachers

Mommy helping Brinson make the holiday cookie jar

Love this picture

Kiddos getting ready to sing, that's Brinson bending over

Brinson's in the striped pants, that's her little buddy in the foreground