Wednesday, September 30, 2009

A Football Weekend

Go Wildcats!

Go Ducks!

Go Beavers!

Go Cougars!

Let's just say there was a lot of football watching going on at our house this weekend!

Friday night was a Westview WildCat game that Tessa went too - the Wildcats won!  I stayed home to work on things for the RS Broadcast the next night.

Saturday  Tessa headed down to Eugene with her friend Sara for the  U of O Duck game against California.

She texted us this photo of her and her new boyfriend!

She and Sara and her parents had a great time.  They made a weekend of it and didn't come home until Sunday afternoon.

Jim watched the game at home and the Ducks won!

Later he watched the Oregon State Beavers play - they lost!

And then he watched the BYU Cougars they won! 

3 football games in one day.

Logan and Cali went to the BYU game and Clark sold his tickets.  Logan was down on the field with his friend Lane who films all the games so he had a great view!

Some how I managed to escape watching any of the games.

I was in charge of all the food for the RS Broadcast Saturday night.  It was a pretty easy assignment.  I chose the menu/recipes and then each of the wards were assigned one.  I just had to supervise, followup and buy the ice and lemons for the water.  I didn't get to see any of the broadcast though as I spent the whole time getting the food ready to put out.

Everything turned out great and looked pretty!

Logan and Jenesee had a fun date on Friday - went to see Scarlet Pimpernel and then dinner out at Cheesecake Factory - yum!

After the football game Logan made caramel brownies for a treat after Jenesee got back from the RS Broadcast -yum!

Cali and her roommates had bought tickets to a concert up in SLC before school ended last spring so they did that Saturday night and had a great time.  Then there was the rash saga.....

Clark did homework and hung out with buddies.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Mystery Solved

On Saturday Cali called to tell me she had red spots all over her back and some on her arms - about the size of a pencil eraser.

I went through the whole list of typical questions.

Do they itch?
Do they hurt?
Did you change your soap?
Did you eat something different?
Have you been rolling around in the grass?

Her answer to each of the questions was no.

She had been sick last week with a mild fever so wondered if it was a reaction to the fever.

She was on her way to the BYU football game and I knew David and Tricia were probably going to be there so I called them to see if they would meet up with Cali and have nurse Tricia take a look.

Tricia looked and thought it looked like chicken pox - yikes!  Cali has already had chicken pox but it is possible to get it twice.  We would have to wait and watch and see if they blistered.

Sunday morning Cali said the spots were still there.  She and her roommates were going to have dinner at the Stanley's house.  Their son - Elder Stanley is currently a missionary in our ward and last year Bro. Stanley was a member of the girl's ward Bishopric.  I have talked to Sister Stanley on the phone so I called her.  I thought if there was any chance she had the chicken pox I had to make sure they had had them already and she wouldn't be exposing anyone. 

They had had them and Sister Stanley is a nurse so she said she would look at them too.
She called me after dinner to tell me she thought it looked like some kind of allergic reaction.

And then I logged onto Cali's Facebook page.

And I found these...

Pictures of my daughter and her friends and roomies covered in BLUE foam!  And I remembered - I remember that last year about this time Cali had called me with a rash all over her torso.  Just a few days after she had been rolling around in BLUE foam!!

I am really not sure what the BLUE foam is all about but I think it has something to do with Homecoming/BYU spirit etc.

I guess on Saturday when Cali called me about her rash she had forgotten that she had been rolling around in BLUE foam - forgotten that last year when she rolled around in BLUE foam she broke out in a rash!
So now we know - Cali is allergic to BLUE foam!!

Wondering if we should start listing that on her medical forms under allergies - BLUE foam!