Our Little Miss America!!!
Continue down the post to read why we won't forget this years festivities!
This year's annual city celebration was really fun but just a little different then I expected! Wednesday morning was the baby contest and all the Miss Pleasant Grove Royalty girls that I helped in their Pageant this year were judging the contest! So I thought oh fun I will enter Cupcake and go say hi to all the girls! Now I have to say any of you that know Cupcake know that she is one of the happiest babies around! She rarely cries, she is always smiling and striking a pose for the camera, and is totally a people person! So, I assumed she would perform for the girls at the baby contest, especially cause they adore her and she loves them! We get there and of course it is during her nap time, and we are in the line (7-12 months) that is not in the shade for over an hour! But usually she does well without a nap and in the sun, but today was very different! Unlike her character she was totally fussy, not wanting to eat, play, sleep, and or do anything but be held and FUSS! So needless to say, she didn't win! But, the story does not end there! I got her to get to sleep on the short drive home, where Bailey (my cute cousin) and I were getting everything ready to go to the Provo Pool, with Melyssa and Maddie. We got to the pool and Cupcake was still asleep so we laid out, and took turns going down the really fun slides. When Presli woke up she was really happy and so I didn't think anything more of the morning except for the fact that it was hot and she was really tired. So we go get in the kiddie pool and Cupcake starts acting really fussy again and starts rubbing relentlessly at the top of her little head! I guess as a first time Mom you never really know what to do, when something abnormal is going on with your child, so after about an hour of her not digging the pool, which is so not like her, and a horrible rash starting to appear all over her body, I decided to take a visit to the Doctor! I came to find out that she had gotten a virus called Rosiolla, which is farely common in babies her age. Just a hint for you first time moms out there, it starts with a really high fever for two or three days and then the rash comes a day or so later, and they are contagious during the fever stage! So the doc told me to give her benadryll for the itch and to just let her sleep it off and she would feel better in a day or two! So we followed the doc's orders and she did start to feel better, and then the blow-outs hit! So, just as she started to feel better she got a really sore bum from all the dirty diapers that comes with the virus! Poor baby! So by the time we were ready to hit the Rodeo with all of Daddy's Friends, which was very fun, she was feeling a lot better except for her little bum! Needless to say it was all really scary, sad, tiring, and a whole new world of firsts for us! But it will be a Strawberry Day's Extravaganza we won't forget!!!