Saturday, October 25, 2008

Party On

For the 3rd year in a row we have been a part of a rockin' Halloween party. Our friends the Comins do all the work and planning and we provide the house. This year Nate was a bird watcher and I was a bird. Here are some pictures from our fun night:
Nate's shirt is a bunch of bird poops with the name of the bird written below it.
This duo's costume even included those mesh panties you get after you have the baby that hold the ice pack and pads...

I put my costume in a bag today and will probably never get it out again because it was such a mess. I was molting all over the place.

Party on...


Can you believe these two? Don't they look awesome? Barack and Michelle Obama...

Nate just finished his surgery rotation and test and now he has some time off!!! I can't even tell you how much I love this. Here is he is with Natalie on our way to the ward trunk or treat.

My little monkey in the background:

Cutest mouse ever
Mama with her animals

On a more serious note...we had a terrible experience with Natalie the night of the party. She fell and got hurt on the couch (we think) and was crying really hard and as I held her and tried to console her she stopped breathing and was turning blue. We thought she might be choking and we were pounding her back, holding her upside down, and shaking her even though I was pretty much positive she didn't have anything in her mouth. This whole time she was kind of frozen and her eyes were kind of crossed and like I said, turning blue. I was so close to calling 911 but it all happened pretty fast and she eventually started breathing again. We have no idea why she did this. The only thing we can think of is that she got hurt really bad and held her breath or something. She did something sort of similar to this when she got her one year immunizations, only not nearly as scary. Has anyone ever heard of something like this??? Kids who respond to pain this way or cry so hard they stop breathing? I guess it's still possibly that she was choking on something but I don't think so. I need to ask her pediatrician about it. Thankfully she has been totally fine today.


13 comments:

Lexi said...

Your costume turned out good haha i guess you found enough feathers and boas! It was fun looking with you!

kiki comin said...

what a stinking fun night. thanks for letting us crash your place again. your kids looked so cute..and i didn't even see them at the building..guess that means we will definitely have to get together on halloween!:)

Heather said...

I love your costume! we will have to get together when you are in town. we haven't come up with any names yet. Taylor maybe?!?!

Angie said...

Oh Jess, you rocked in that bird costume! I absolutely loved the bird poop idea! Hilarious! I wish you would dress up like that and meet me in front of Grandma's fireplace for a cousin picture, just like old times! Hey, about Natalie, I was with Carrie when Dee got her flu shot and afterward she got to the car and kinda went blank and was doing an almost seizure like thing. It totally freaked Carrie out! We think she was just traumatized by the shots, she often faints and goes green when anything traumatic happens or if she just gets hurt. It sounds like Natalie might have done the same thing?! Bleh, nothing is worse than moments like that.

Melanie Hoopes said...

on the hold the breath thing, I don't know if it's any consolation but both of my kids have done that. Each time they have fallen, hitten their head pretty hard, and been so shocked that when they went to cry they held thier breath until they fainted. (luckily I was holding them) It's freaking scary. But they come back to fast - and 2 years later there is no sign of brain damage :) - if anything it makes them that much noisier and talkative. Oh - and it's happened to my sister (her baby) also. So I wouldn't worry about it that much, other than it will freak anyone out.

Annie said...

That party was such a great time. I'm sure all were traumatized with Bryan's turn as a pregnant woman. Jansen and Natalie look so cute. I hope Jansen's head heals up quick.

Laney said...

taylor and I are still laughing at your costume

The Nye's said...

I loved all of those costumes!! It gave us some good ideas. We are boring...we never dress up! That is terrifying about natalie! I'm so glad she is okay. Oh, and sorry you always get tagged! You are so good about doing all of those tags. I never follow through with a tag. Do you know your plans for when you are here? I keep meaning to call you, but Brookie broke my phone and I lost my numbers!

Sarah Walton said...

I loved your guys' costumes! hilarious. And I thought the molting part was a good effect:) Anyway, I'm glad Natalie is okay. That must have been really scary! Hopefully she doesn't do it again.

megandjon said...

cute cute costumes! what a fun party! i'm sorry about poor natalie. that is a little worrying, but i think if her behavior hasn't changed at all, then she's fine. but i would definitely talk to the doctor too! give them both lots of kisses from their aunt megan!

Kenj and Nate said...

That is so funny. I think we should do that. I can't ever think of what to be and my kids get mad.

Leisel said...

My little brother Cedar held his breath and turned blue once after getting hurt. It was totally scary. After awhile he figured out he got attention by doing it. The doctor told my mom to leave the room and ignore him...what!! Well, she got us all out of the room and she peeked around the corner to be sure he wouldn't fall and hurt his head or something. He got over it quickly. I remember it being completely scary to leave him alone though. I hope she doesn't do it again...and that Jansen's head gets better. That's the part of being a mom that I'm not looking forward to! Great costumes by the way.

Mary said...

Those are some adorable pics! And I really like your new family photo :) What a great looking family!
You know, Cedar (my brother) used to do the same thing - hold his breath when he would get hurt. I remember the first time it happened. We were all SO scared because we had no idea what was going on. We soon discovered that, at least in his case, the reason was two fold: 1) holding his breath made him "numb" to the pain (which was obviously better than feeling the pain); and 2) it attracted attention. So, as hard as it was for us, we tried not to panic or make too big of a fuss about it, and he quickly began breathing again. Anyhow, hopefully she won't do that again! It is such a scary feeling!!