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Tuesday, April 27, 2010


This is how he fell asleep...
TWICE :)  The second time was because he woke up and couldn't find his chips, he found them, then fell back asleep!  :)  He loves his chippies!

Busy Weekend!

Is it seriously already Tuesday?  That means only two more days until Paxton's birthday.  Whoop-whoop.  He is so excited about it.  He knows that we're having a birthday party for him on Saturday and he can hardly wait.  He had to take over an extra invitation tonight to Isabelle and Addesen, just in case!  Although I doubt that they'd forget :)

We were very busy this last weekend.  Enrique played softball all weekend in the 3-Cities.  He had his first game at 8 am on Saturday morning.  Do you know what time I had to get up to be there on time??? Too dang early:  4:45.  I don't think I'll be doing that again... His team didn't do so great, but had to play 5 games on Saturday.  Since we were in the 3-Cities we stayed with our bestest friends Amandalyn and Joey or as Pax refers to them, "Aunt Joey"  yup both of them, or on the rare occasion that he does call Amandalyn something, it's just usually Amanda. He always drops the lyn.

Saturday evening after all the games were over we took Paxton to Chuck E Cheeses.  He had a blast...although I don't think he was the only one.  Amandalyn, Joey, and Enrique had their fare share of fun too!  We told Paxton earlier in the day that when daddy's games were all over we would go, he was so excited!  He had a great time.  I definitely think we'll be going back.

Clinicals are still going great!  Last week was mostly uneventful, which for the Wenatchee Valley is a good thing, but for a student needing wanting to learn it's not.  I'm learning something new everyday and I'm enjoying all of it!  Hopefully something exciting will happen this week that I'll be able to share about!

Until then...


or for Amandalyn:  Peace-Love-and a wristlett with a chicken wing :)

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Crazy Busy!

Wow....it's really been a long time since I last blogged.  Life is busy-crazy busy, but I'm loving it all.

Work is going great.  I'm learning new things each day and so far I'm really LOVING every minute of it.  Yes, I know it's still all new and exciting, but I truly think I'll love doing this forever.  Everyday is something new.  Yes, I'm doing the same type of things, but the pateints are different--all with a different story!  I've already met some amazing people who are lucky to be alive, and yet they do it with such great spirits. 

I've also learned how grateful I am to have parents that were there for me growing up.  Parents that allowed me to be my own person, yet were there to guide me in case I steered in the wrong direction. I'm seeing so many people who don't have any parental guidance or the complete opposite--too much; which in turn has turned them to rebel. 

Can you believe that Paxton will be 3 next week?  Wowza!  I'm not sure what it is, but lately everyone has been asking, "when are you going to have another?"  To be completely honest, I don't know.  Nor do I know if I need another.  My heart is so full of love for Paxton that at the moment I'm content, and so is Enrique.

One major downfall of working at the hospital...no matter what I do I always feel dirty.  Maybe it's because I'm around sick people for the majority of the day, who knows.  Yesterday I had to go into complete isolation twice, meaning I had to put on gloves, gown, and a mask before entering the room.  One time it was to protect myself from the patient but the other time the pateint was neutropenic so they were protecting themself from me, just in case.

If the weather cooperates I should be doing a photo session tomorrow evening.  Make sure you check the official Andrea Lopez {photography} blog.  Oh, did I mention that I purchased my domain?  My photography blog is now officially just andrealopezphotography.com, no more blogspot.  Pretty cool, hu?  :)

The apple trees are all in full bloom here and look beautiful!  I can't believe it's already that time of year....

We had dinner Saturday night at Abe and Kellys.  Paxton had such a great time playing with the girls.  It was a beautiful night out so the kids had a great time playing outside.

Paxton looked so handsome for dinner.  He even arrived in his new hat!  Which I think his cousin Kendry also has.  Paxton's had the hat for some time now, he just never wanted to wear it.  He also has a matching tie that he loves wearing!

That's about it for now.  Hopefully I'll be back to blog before too long!  Remember to check my other blog!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Catching up again....

I'm now officially a working woman.  I've only been at it for 4 days, but those 4 days have been very eventful.  I'm really enjoying working everyday, but it will definitely take some time to adjust to the new schedule.  This week and next I'm working 8:00-4:30.  Then I'll switch over to 4/10 hr shifts, rotating the times and days.  I will usually either work 7:30-6:00 or 11:00-9:30.  I think the hardest part of me working all day is being away from Paxton.  Yes I realize I've only been working for four days, but already I miss my baby!  When we leave in the mornings he's still asleep.  Then after I pick him up from the sitters we have so much stuff to do that it seems like when we've finally finished everything it's already time for bed, then we wake up and REPEAT! 

Work is definitely exciting.  There is always something going on.  Yesterday I got to see an open-fractured ankle.  The bone was sticking completely out of the skin and blood was oozing out everywhere...it was awesome!  Since it was a trauma patient we had to go to the ER and take the x-rays using a portable machine.  I also learned yesterday that burning skin smells a lot like burnt popcorn...I actually thought it was popcorn.  I made that comment that it smelled like burnt popcorn, and that popcorn sounded really good.  Then one of the tech's looked at me and said, "ummm, that's not popcorn you're smelling that's the smell of burnt flesh."  Yummy!   I think the one part of the job that will be the hardest to adjust to is smells.  I don't think I'll have any problems looking at the blood and guts, it will be the smells that will get to me.  I don't think that any smell will be too much for me to handle, but I do know that some will make me have to invision the smell of something more delightful. :)

Paxton is doing great.  He's growing before my eyes and will be turning 3 in just three weeks.  I still can't believe it.  My baby is no longer a baby!  He'll even tell you that he's a big boy.  Yesterday he was in the bath playing with his toys, I heard him talking to all his toys makebelieving.  He grabbed one toy, looked at it, and said, "I told you, when I say no, NO means YES."  AWESOME.  That's why he doesn't listen to me when I say no.  He thinks it really means Yes.... Crazy little man.  Lately everywhere we go people are telling me how tall he is.  I've noticed that he's grown a lot in the last two months, but I don't think he's that tall...maybe.  Even the girls pointed it out.  According to them he used to only go to their stomach, now he is at their chin. 

I'm very excited for May.  I'm all signed up for a photography workshop in Seattle.  It's actually on Memorial weekend so I think we'll all make a weekend of it.  We've really been wanting to take Paxton to the museum so I think that will also be on our list of to-do's.  I'm really looking forward to the photography workshop.  I think it will be a lot of fun to be able to see how other photographers work and edit.  We'll spend the first two hours on-location shooting and then we'll spend the last 4 hours editing and going over the business parts of a photography business.  I'm also hoping that I'll have a new camera by then....We'll see :)

Oh, and on another exciting note.  I have my photography blog all finished.  Check it out, I even have my own domain now.  http://andrealopezphotography.com/  you can even send me an email at andrea@andrealopezphotography.com  I'm very excited about this. :)

Here are a few pictures from Easter.  Paxton had a great time at his Grammma and Papa's.  Thanks mom and dad :)

And yes, he totally ROCKS those sunglasses!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Spring Break

So Far...