Wednesday, September 29, 2010
I posted a blog about our trip to Mayfield Park to feed the peacocks yesterday
Last night while laying in bed
Something occured to me
And I had an IDEA
So I got up and put all the PICTURES together
and Ta-Da!
My little S I S S Y P A N T S
who is exactly like his MOM


Tuesday, September 28, 2010
A couple weekends ago, we took the boys down to Mayfield Park to feed the peacocks
Brandon had a great time and made some new friends.
Nicky, not so much.

New Sets on Flickr

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Molers & Abelings In San Antonio!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010
This past weekend, we packed up the kids headed down to the JW Marriott in San Antonio for a little sun and relaxation. We met up with our friends, Lacey and Tyson and their two kids Davis and Anna Caroline.
We got a suite with adjoining rooms and it was perfect for us to hang out and let the kids run loose!

We rented a cabana for the day, despite the tropical storm coming and spent the afternoon at the pool, lazy river, and the kids area, complete with multiple water slides. When it started to pour on us and Brandon turned blue, we decided it was probably best to head in.

We threw them in hot baths and showers and ordered mac and cheese for the kids for dinner. The adults got a babysitter on Saturday night and we had a nice dinner and watched the UT game. We were home early, but enjoyed a relaxing evening enjoying adult time.

With four kids under 2 and a half, it was amazing how great they were. Hardly any tantrums, except when fighting over itouches, ipads, or iphones! Thank god for those apps and  Little Einstein and Micky Mouse Club DVDs.  The resort was great, we really didn't have to leave. Nicky took to Lacey and always wanted to hold her hand and have her catch him at the end of the water slides. It was sweet.

Our road trip was a success and we enjoyed getting away, even for a night. They slept on the ride home, so we missed the Safari exhibit. Until next time!

Our Hospital Visit

As many of you know, last weekend we had to rush Banjo to Dell Children's Hospital. Dan and I were in Santa Barbara relaxing and attending a wedding, when we arrived home, we walked in to find B with a slightly swollen eye that grew worse over the evening.

We watched it, thinking it could just be a bug bite...our Pediatrician told us to watch for redness, heat, and fever. He didn't experience any of that until Tuesday...his fever was 101. We were not really that concerned, despite him not being himself, and even sent him to school on Wednesday.

Wednesday afternoon the school called us because he was lethargic and had 102 fever. An hour later, B was sleepy, distressed and his fever had climbed to 104. We called our after hours on call Dr, and scheduled an appointment for the following day. We gave him alternating Motrin and Tylenol every 3 hours. B was very tired and lazy and not his usual happy self. Thursday, we took him to the Dr. and his fever was still 104, he was coughing, and had a runny nose. They wanted to rule out Pneumonia, so we took him for chest xrays. He hated that. The news came back clear: No pneumonia, but we still didn't know what was wrong.

By now, if he wasn't sleeping, he was screaming. We knew he was miserable and angry. We made it through Thursday night with a high fever and still no understanding of what was wrong. Friday we had to send B to a babysitter so Dan and I could go back to work. In the afternoon, his fever broke, but we discovered tat his urine output had decreased to almost 1 diaper a day and there was no BM since Wednesday. We called the Dr again and if he wasn't better by Saturday morning to try a suppository.

By end of day Saturday we had tried 2 suppositories, and we had a little luck and he seemed better. But he never stopped screaming and sleeping and we grew more concerned. Sunday morning another suppository and an enema. A rash broke out all over his body and we decided it was enough. We also noticed we was walking funny and kept slipping and falling.

We arrived to the ER around 4 and by 8 we were admitted. the Dr's thought his symptoms were strange; the swollen eye, high fever's, constipation, rash and dizziness. They kept saying a virus, but the dizziness made them think it could be much worse. They did an ultra sound to make sure there was no blockage and check his bladder for urine. His bladder was producing urine, so that was a good sign, and his colon showed  no blockage. Another good sign. After another enema in the hospital, more blood work, and a catheter, Brandon was hooked up to an IV and sent upstairs. The blood showed elevated Liver enzymes and swollen lymph nodes. I tried to calm down and not think the worst, but its hard when your baby is lying there so sick.

Dan went home with Nick as we settled in for the night B and I spent a long miserable night with Dr's - boy are they thorough! I went through my family history at least 20 times.  Thankfully B slept through most of the prodding and poking and by 5 am, it was decided he needed an MRI to rule out any type of swelling in the lower part of his brain. Dan arrived in the morning, and we held a now very awake, and screaming angry boy, who wanted nothing to do with the needle/IV in his arm.  So we waited.

The MRI was pretty uneventful. They put him, under, and I think that's were i finally lost it. Watching him be put under was terrible. He just flopped in Dan's arms. I kissed him good bye and we waited for the hour test to be completed. I bought him a big bear to give to him when he woke up. He was a champ through the test and woke up alert and angry. He was finally allowed to eat and drink and he downed 18 ounces of Pedialyte. Much better.

So we got the results back, they say he is healthy and no issue and other than the weird symptoms, and constipation it was probably just a bad virus. We were sent home. Within a day, he was back to his happy self, he had no issues with the bathroom area and is sleeping 12 hours a night. We are very happy to have our boy back. And have no plans to go back to Dell anytime soon!

My Mom Went to VMworld

Monday, September 20, 2010
and all i got was this lousy T-shirt

Just the Way You Are

Friday, September 17, 2010
When I see your FACE
There's not a thing that I would change
Cause you're AMAZING
Just the way you are
And when you SMILE,
The whole world stops and stares for awhile
Cause you're AMAZING
Just the way you ARE.

Sunday Morning "Church" Crew

Thursday, September 16, 2010
Every Sunday morning between 9:30 and 10:00 am during the summer, the Wilson's, Pottichen's, and the Abeling's meet at Bella Mar pool and celebrate the Austin summers. 
Church as we call it.  "Father" Tom will pontificate, and sometimes we bring Mimosas and toast to new friends we meet along the way. Haylee, Nicky, and Kylee Jo, spent the summer leaning to swim with floaties and practice going under water like "Nemo and Dory."
Last Sunday, was the last weekend we'd all betogether before the fall drives away the humidity and heat and we settle in for the winter.  See some of the adventures here, here, and here.
Until next summer!

Team Flembock Visit Austin

Team Flembock came to visit back in August.
{I've been so behind in my blogging, so I am sorry ladies!}
Shauna had National Gard Military duty in Austin
so Val tagged along to see the boys before they left for another year of Bobsledding
We had a great visit; we played, went to Uchi, Austin Childrens Museum, and I made dinner for 4 Olympians! All my pictures are posted here
We are always sad when Aunti Val and Shauna have to say good-bye. 
We are exciting for our upcoming trip to Park City in December to see them compete in in the WorldCup Bobsled race.
We love you guys!

I Love You Rocket!

The boys got a new toy.
The rocket has proven to hold their attention span for longer than a second
and for that I am greatful. 
It might just possibly be the worlds best toy??
I love you, Rocket!


We've been gardening.
I picked out a new tree
A Plumeria
Gave it a little water and droppings from Kylee Jo, our pet Lizard 
A little bit of Hawaii in Austin

So much to cach up on....

Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Blogging is like a full time job and I am so far behind! I have a lot to catch up on from weeks ago so get ready for some new posts including: Val and Shauna's visit, tanlines, rocketships, our trip to the Austin Children's Museum, new sets posted to Flickr, new videos, Dan and my trip to SB and Robyn's wedding, Sunday Church Crew, an update on Brandon's visit to the Hospital, and some other random posts that i think of.

So until I can sit down and focus on Abelingland, here is this super cute picture I found of Brandon on ETSY! My little boy is famous ;)

14 months ago

Friday, September 10, 2010
14 months ago, my life changed once again
My second Baby Boy
 Nicholas was only 14 months old
Today he is 28 months old
 Today Brandon is 14 months old. 
The same age as Nicky when we welcomed him into our lives.
It's hard to imagine how much of my life has changed in the last 28 months: 
Drastic. Intense. Love. Powerful. Overwhelming.
I have two amazing, incredible, challenging, loveable, amusing, little boys that have stolen my heart and my soul.

When in Texas...

Cowboy Hats!
Yee Haw!

A New Friend

Thursday, September 9, 2010
There's a new friend in Abelingland
for Brandon
One that has been around for a while
Just ignored until now
Recently, this one has just been upgraded to Best Friend status
Almost like Nicky's Bays
but bigger, bluer, and cuddlier
and now inseparable

Remember this POST!????

Remember this POST: Finally!
Where I was leaping for joy and patting my back with the success of our sleep training in the new toddler bed.
Yeah, that one.
Who needs sleep anyways
Not Nicky... who silently snuck downstairs last night and slept on our floor.
I left him there.
Sleeping on Dans shoes.

The Greatest Show On Earth

Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Nicky and Mommy practicing for the Circus

Santa Barbara

Friday, September 3, 2010
No posts for a while. 
Dan and I are in Santa Brabara for a little rest and relaxation and to attend a fabulous wedding. 
I'll be back on Monday! 
Until then, enjoy the view of our luxiours accomodations! 


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