Friday, April 22, 2011

It's Raining, It's Pouring?

Yesterday the crew was feeling much better so we ventured out of the house, not even a little rain could stop us.  In fact the boys were all super excited to get on their rain gear.  We had to go the the BX (Base Exchange) and the Library.
Getting started on our walk.

Ashe is such a ham whenever the camera comes out.
The rock puddles

I didn't even try to keep them out of the puddles.  Asher kept asking for his "brella" and was the biggest splasher, but I think that's because he had on real rain boots.  
Sam: "Walking in the rain was pretty much fun.   And I was stepping in puddles because I like to."
Benjamin: "I liked to jump on the rock because of the rock puddles.  I like my umbrella and rain coat because they have airplanes and I like traveling."
**Safety note, there was not so much jumping going on as toe tapping in the rock puddles**

We went to the base library and I let the boys check out some books.  Guess who checked out which book.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Our First ER Visit

On Sunday Benjamin said that he wasn't feeling well.  His stomach and mouth hurt.  I told him to try to go poo, and rinse his mouth out with mouth wash.  He did both those things and felt better so we went to church.  After church he took a nap, woke up feeling better and played with his brothers.  He ate a late lunch and then took another nap.  Warning bells should have gone off because he hasn't taken a nap since we got to Korea.  He woke up at dinner time and sat up, but didn't eat anything I asked him what was wrong and he said that his mouth hurt.  When Benjamin turned and looked at me this is what I saw.
 It looked like he had a ping pong ball in his cheek.  So scott and I took him to the ER.  The doctor there gave us some Motrin for the pain and Penicillin to help with the infection and told us to come back tomorrow morning.  We went back and saw the on call dentist.  He looked at Benjamin's face, took some x-rays and said we had to pull the tooth.  Benjamin who normally is good at the dentist office screamed and screamed.  Even after he was throughly numbed he screamed.  Sam played with my iPad and I had to hold Asher and Benjamin.  The doctor finally got his tooth out.

Benjamin spent the rest of the day drooling, watching movies, napping, and playing the Wii.  He did drink a juice box and eat some ice cream.  We've been switching him on Motrin and Tylenol to help manage the pain, but he doesn't ask for any pain medication, the little trooper.

Then the poor guy woke up this morning, I think he looks worse, but it may be swelling from getting his tooth extracted.  He's also running a fever again.

So your thoughts and prayers are appreciated.  He is just really not feeling good.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Our Trip

Benjamin--It was fun.  I liked it when we were about to go to Korea.  We got to see some movies on the plane.  I liked it that we got a hot lunch.  I liked it when we went to the USO to get some snacks so we wouldn't starve to death.  I didn't like it was a long plane ride.  I didn't like it when Sam was sitting next to me and pestering me.  I did like that we got to play Hungry, Hungry Hippos and Flippin' Frogs.

Sam-- It was a long trip.  We got to play to Korea.  I didn't like that we didn't get to play Kerplonk.  I liked that we got to play the monkey game.  We didn't get to watch as much friendly movies, the last Harry Potter.

We started our trip in KC and after 3 delays and one cancelled flight Grandpa Fred came out to the airport to keep us company.

We found a Chuck E Cheese's near by and the boys got to eat, burn off some energy and have an extra afternoon with Grandpa.  

We finally arrived at 11:30pm in Portland, Granny and PoohPa picked us up.  We had a fun full day inOlympia and then left that night.

The boys all fell asleep in the USO and again in the terminal waiting for our flight.  Luckily for us the Flight attendants came over and helped us onto the plane so the boys didn't have to get woken up again.  Ten hours in the air and we arrived in Japan where we had a 3 hour layover.  Then another 3 hour flight and we arrived in Korea.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011


Welcome to Benjamin, Sam, and Asher's blog.  They will post pictures and write about their adventures in S. Korea. (with a little help from mom)