She had her first trip into the ocean. My friend Kristina came with me and we drove forever to Ko Olina Lagoons. I thought that place is always sunny and hot and should be warm enough for Slugger. But that day had high wind advisory so it was kind of cold. Slugger and I lathered up with sunscreen. Slugger was sporting a rash guard from Uncle John and wearing a UV hat. She loved the water ,although the poor thing made sour faces when she got salt water in her mouth.
The scary part was when I was rinsing her off in the shower. She got so cold and I had the hardest time warming her up. Her entire feet and hands were so blue, all the way up to her ankles and wrists. I had to screw the fear of UV radiation and place her right in the sun as I toweled her off briskly. Thanks to Leena for giving me the tip to take jug of hot water with me to bathe her in and to keep her towel warm.
Slugger also went to her one of her besties, LP, 's first birthday party. Here is Slugger right outside the jumpie castle.
Here is Slugger when she realized that no one was going to take her in the jumpee castle.
We also spent some quality time with the family, especially the grandparents. We went out to dinner with Scott's family to try to celebrate Slugger's Grandpa Pat's birthday (we're going to have a second try at a real birthday dinner). Here's Slugger with Papa (Scott's grandpa).
Here's Slugger with Uncle Stanton and Ma (Scott's grandma).
For a week, Slugger went through a phase where she would suck her lips in and I called it her "grandma" face.
Thank goodness, that phase is over.
In just 16 days, Scott, Slugger, and I will be walking in the March Of Dimes walk in support of raising money to fund research into premature babies. I'll talk more about this in an upcoming post. I would really appreciate any contributions (great or small). It's our first time doing this walk of course and we're not sure what goals we have, but we certainly want to aim big.
Go to our March of Dimes page to donate.
-Able to hit our goal for raising pledge money for the March of Dimes walk
-Slugger has her appt with the pediatric cardiologist next Friday. We'll be able to check on her heart defect. We're praying for the best news, that the hole has closed up and her heart murmur is gone.