Monday, December 31, 2007

Week Two

Here is a picture of Dan with his Star Wars Pop Up Book on Christmas morning at Nanas.

If you haven't allready done so, please read the post below before reading this one. What follows is an account of Luke's second week of sickness:

On New Year’s Eve, Dan started barfing. There are no words to describe how sick Dan got. I was really scared that he was going to die. I have never seen a human being so sick and I have worked in and urgent care clinic and an Operating Room. The first night, when his speech was still coherent, he said he felt sicker than he did in Bolivia. If you know Dan & Bolivia you know this was a scary statement.

So, after 2 nights of staying up with a barfing babe, I was now staying up a 3rd night while Dan violently wretched more than 30 times. He spent the next 2 days in the shower on all fours reliving nightmarish scenes from a Bolivian McDonald’s and lying on the bathroom floor of his mom’s house while I tried to keep our keiki from near death. I regret to say that during the days, Dan was left to fend for himself because if Luke saw him, he would want Dada to hold him and Dan could barely keep his own head up. After the first night, Dan would emerge from his toxic cave all shaky and weak only to return to the porcelain god moments later.

Despite my constant intake of Airborne and OJ, by the end of the week I started to feel it. Having not slept in 4 days and still taking care of a sick little love leech, I was in no shape to handle my own little puke session. Solution? Refuse to be sick. Mind over matter. I didn't eat for 2 days so there would be nothing to throw up. When I felt the overwhelming sensation of nausea, I willed it away. We had to get on a plane the next day and fly home to San Diego.

Poor Nana and Carl, by the time our week with them was over we had left puke, pee, stool, and snot on every inch of their house. I seriously hope she had a Hazmat suit on when she cleaned the upstairs bathroom. Prigmore’s = Worst House Guests Ever. On a brighter note, we are looking forward to seeing them in March when all our bodily fluids are in control.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

5 Weeks and Counting

That's right. Luke has been horribly ill for 5 LONG sleepless weeks! That's over one month folks. I have decided to document each week of sickness as a separate post for time’s sake. What follows is an account of week one:

The saga began Christmas Eve with the cough and incessant snot running down his face. This made for lovely leaky-nosed pictures on Christmas morning. Also, the fever began. At this point it was only in the low hundreds. Knowing we had to get on a plane and fly to Philadelphia on the 27th, I decided to get his ears checked the day before to make sure we could still get on the plane. Sure enough, the doc gave him the OK to fly so we did.

Our first mistake was not letting him nap because we thought he would sleep on the plane. Not so. FIVE hours of my kid screaming and passengers making louder and louder nasty comments as the flight progressed. I heard a lady say, “oh he’ll tire himself out soon” to the passenger sitting next to her and I thought to myself, “You obviously don’t know my child at all.” Instead of him tiring himself out, the screaming just got louder (yeah, this kid has been crying for hours at a time since he was born. A little five hour cry fest is a cakewalk to him). After the plane landed (and 2 people told us we should get his ears checked in a not so polite tone) we drove the hour to Dan’s Mom’s house which is in the beautiful Amish country of PA. Luke crashed hard since he had been awake since 5am that morning.

The next morning, we had Christmas at Nana & Carl's and Luke was whiny and clingy but we figured he was just worn out from the flight. I refer to that night and the following 48 hours as Pukefest 2007. SO much barf from one little boy. So much out the other end too. He wouldn't drink a sip. He wouldn't pee. He had no tears. He had 104 fever. Needless to say sleep was out of the question. What do you do in the middle of the night when you are in Amish country and the nearest hospital is an hour away? You call the emergency nurse hotline in San Diego and hope someone picks up. After the nurse calmed me from my hysteria, I sent Dan out to make the hour long drive to Walmart for a humidifier, popsicles, and some rectal suppositories to bring the fever down. I seriously could've lived a full and happy life having never been introduced to the world of shoving capsules up your child’s rectum and holding them there until they dissolve. Not pretty. Stay tuned for week 2.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

A Sneak Peak

So one of my New Year's resolutions is to get this blog up to date. Since it is currently no less than six months behind, I have a daunting task ahead of me. After we fully recover from what can only be described as "Pukefest 2007" and "The Ultra Runs 2008" I will put up some more posts. Promise.

PS-Click on this picture and check out the size of that bottom molar! He is simultaneously cutting the other three right now. Awesome.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Double chins-- just like mom & dad

Take a look at this picture and try not to die from the cuteness. My uncle Gar took this great photo at our family Christmas Party. This was taken one week before Luke got really sick for 4 weeks. I thought it would make a good "before" picture. I love his little reflection in the table.

Friday, December 21, 2007

I am the Champion

A week before Christmas, my mom watched Luke and let us go to Disneyland with my brother the Goose. Dan is well known for being the video game lover in our family. He pretty much beats anyone who plays against him. Especially if you are playing James Bond goldeneye on Nintendo 64. However, it is a little known secret that I am the worlds best Dr. Mario player. If there were a Dr. Mario world tournament, I would be the winner. While at Disneyland, I discovered another hidden talent. I can beat anyone at the Buzz Lightyear shooting ride. No matter how hard Dan tried, I still DOMINATED. Above is the picture to prove it. Notice the large gap in scores. Boo-yaw!
Poor Goosey had to go on all the rides by himself.
That didn't stop him from enjoying a turkey leg like some barbarian from medieval times. It was purchased from a cart that also sold chimichangas. What a combo. Turkey leg and chimichangas. From a cart at Disneyland. DISGUSTING.
Us in front of the Cinderella Castle at night. No that is not Clark W. Griswold and a pregnant lady. It's just me and Dan in bad sweaters. Thanks to Grandma for a great time at the magic kingdom!

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Ten Months Old

Slick Rick
El Torito
Sweet Ride

Thursday, May 31, 2007

Sunday, May 27, 2007

When Dan Babysits

Mom runs to the store while Dad babysits. In most cases mom returns home to find child sleeping on the floor in front of the TV. See I wasn't kidding about the binky's or the alligator snapper. It's hard to find a picture of him without his best friends nearby.

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Where did this bird lover come from?

So ever since this choober came outta the chute he has been OBSESSED with birds! This posed quite a problem in our family since Dan has been known to maim birds with blow darts & I prefer to steer clear of all the flapping and the beedy eyes and the beaking. We have determined that the bird loving gene is a generation skipping one that Luke has obtained from his great grandma Edna, also known as the ultra megazord of bird lovers. We will be so excited when Luke is old enough to carry his own binoculars and can go on weekend "birding" trips (yes these are an actual thing with a great many people in attendance) with GG Edna so we don't have to stop and gawk at every sparrow and pigeoto from here to Alaska. After looking at this picture I am just now realizing that the birds might be flocking towards my nest of a hairdo. Seriously what is going on with that pone?

For the Love of Binky's

No one has or ever will love binky's more than Luke Prigmore. No one.

The Best Toy Ever

The best $3.20 we have ever spent was on this alligator snapper toy from the SD Zoo. As you can see, Luke will NOT let this thing and all its awesomeness out of his sight. Or hands while he's sleeping. Or fists while you are trying to buckle him into the annoying 5 point harness. Or grip while he's in the bathtub. Or food covered paws while I'm feeding him in the chair. You get the point. He loves this thing. It is really embarrassing now because he's dropped it a thousand times and the head keeps breaking off so we duck taped it back on and it's all crooked and covered with weeks worth of baby food but he still refuses to let go of it. Try explaining that to the snooty lady scoffing at the diseased & dilapidated snapper in your kids mouth at the grocery store check out line.

Sunday, May 20, 2007

The Best Chair Ever

Who needs an eighty dollar high chair when you can have the Fisher Price Healthy Care Booster Seat for $22.67 and Free shipping on Amazon? Seriously this is the BEST chair ever for those of you who live in 500 square feet like we do. It even folds up so you can take her on the go. Luke is feeding himself Rice Puffs right now. It is a long arduous process for Luke to get those fluffy little things in his mouth. My guess is he will burn about 200 calories in his attempt to ingest the 3 rice puffs that don't even equal one calorie when added together. Good job Gerber Food Company. He also watches TV in his little chair
Sometimes he does this weird face in his chair for no reason. Click on the picture for a good laugh.

First Swing

Luke went on his first swing in May. I do realize that was 6 months ago. Lets just say that "a little behind on posts" is an understatement in my case. So please, enjoy pictures of our kid that were taken eons ago.

Friday, May 18, 2007

Families Need Your Help

Just wanted to put up a quick post. I'll write more about our story with the fires later. We were one of the lucky families that returned home last night to a house still standing. Many of you know that my family lost their house in the cedar fires 4 years ago tomorrow and many of you helped us in our time of need. It's time to help out again!! For those of you not living in san diego, please help out by calling the red cross and making a donation 1-800-HELPNOW or click on this link and you can donate in many different ways :
If you live in San Diego please gather up things to drop off at the main information/refuge centers. If you want to donate to Poway click on the link below:

Speaking from experience, I PROMISE you EVERY little bit makes a difference.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

You are Going Down "Boys age 0-4"

So GAP is having a photo contest and these are the 5 pictures I submitted of Luke for his category "Boys age 0-4." They judge 1/3 on personality, 1/3 on picture quality, and 1/3 on overall appearance of the child. I'm sure our pals Ambrose, Gregory, and Finn will give Luke some very tough competition but at the risk of sounding cocky, our kid is totally going to win. Come on, seriously. Winner right? The wonder of Disneyland
Ready to eat
What other 1 year old wears a newsies hat and does the sniffer while playing ball all at the same time? Talk about personality. He's a shoe in!
Not sure how to explain this one. What?
Classic Choobie

Can I have a car too?

After playing with his cousin Wesley's toy car, mom & dad finally purchased a toy for one deprived little boy. Here is Dan & Luke assembling the car.
Big ol helper. Click on the above picture for a closer look at yet another classic expression from this child. I call this one "deer in headlights"
All done! Luke is the proud owner of a pusher car thingy.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Happy Birthday Dan!

Dan has four loves in his life: Star Wars, Chocolate milk, nachos and me. I hope not in that order but you never know. While he got a lot of great stuff for his birthday (padre tickets, 007 movie, money etc.) his favorite gift was this Nacho Cake made by Tyson & Alex. Good job guys!

Next Stop-- The Wild

Backseat Boys

Please click on this picture and look at Luke's face. What?

Riding the new tram at the Wild

Little Wes

Cookie Time

Monday, May 14, 2007

Disneyland with the Hier's

The Hier's came for a visit and we went to Disneyland. The cousins had a blast at the magic kingdom. We wish they lived closer to us!

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Who is this little Gremlin?


This is how Luke Reads a Book

So First he starts off all innocent looking, "Momma I'm just going to read this book by myself so you get out of here please."
Then when I'm not looking he does this.
Then if I don't pay attention to him for a long time he does this. Yup rips the covers right off the book.
Then when I bust him he does this. "Whats the big deal momma? I'm just reading."

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Final Wedding Fotos

Myyyyyyyy Friend
Boleros? What the crap Heidi? Seriously!

Old Hawaiian roomies. Da Kine!

Ahoy Matey Wedding Style

In my opinion, no one should leave this earth without seeing Ahoy Matey in person. No one. If you are one of the privileged who have seen this 'once in a lifetime show' you understand.