Monday, May 5, 2008

New Car, Asthma and Fun

So last week Greg's car took a turn for the worse. We knew it was coming. It was a Hyundai Elantra that my parents got me in high school. It has a bajillion miles on it and was falling apart before our very eyes. So we decided to get me a new car and he would get the car I drive now, which is still fairly new and nice. We wanted something bigger. I wanted an SUV like a Honda Pilot or something. He wanted a van. Guess who won?.....

He did! Not who you were expecting to win, was it? I made a promise to myself long ago that I would never have a van and here I am. The worst part is that I actually like it. I feel like I've betrayed myself. But in all seriousness I really like it. It's a 2008 Toyota Sienna. It's used, but had very few miles on it (about 2,000). We've only had it a week and I can't get over how convenient it is. How did I ever get by with my Camry?

Brayden had another asthma attack on Thursday. It was really windy on Wednesday. There was also a fire. I think those two things put together triggered it. We have a nebulizer at home and some pretty high dose medications, but they just weren't working. Luckily my mom was here to watch Tawny while Greg and I took Brayden over to Einsenhower. They monitored him until his oxygen level hit 94%, gave us more medications and sent him home. He's absolutely fine now. It's me that is having a hard time. I am constantly worried about him, checking to make sure he is okay. I can hardly sleep at night, because I'm so worried. It's hard to get a decent night sleep when I'm checking on him every 30 minutes. He'll be fine, right?

In spite of that, today is shaping up to be a pretty good day. I was cleaning the kitchen when I was distracted by a phone call. I came back a few minutes later and found Brayden and Tawny filling the dishwasher with toys. Brayden said it was a car wash and his cars were dirty. Tawny was just along for the ride. Who knew that dishwashers could be such a great toy? Brayden plays with it all the time. I'm so amazed he hasn't broken it.

Tawny is now crawling everywhere. It's so cute to watch her. Brayden is so excited and proud of here. I'm not sure which is cuter. Here's a few videos of the action.


Bethanne said...

Okay, first of all, I LOVE the van. I felt the same way about having one, but now I can't wait until we get one! The new ones are actually pretty cool.

I'm so sorry about B! That is so scary...especially that so many things can trigger his allergic reactions and asthma attacks. I'm so sorry!

And the videos are so cute. I love that he is cheering T. on! That is pretty darn cute!

Melissa said...

Hee hee... he still has the sock on his hand!