Last Monday we went hiking while we were in Hawaii. T-Bone and I both had pants on but Boogers wore a skirt. I didn't think twice about it but boy do I regret it now. This is how her legs look today
She has over 40 mosquito bites. Last week they looked fine, just the normal red bumps, but she can't stop scratching them. I've tried Benedryl, Cortizone, Calamine and even antiseptic cream with gauze but nothing works. I can't get her to stop scratching them. Because she has scratched them so much they are now open and scabby. Gross. We are going to the doctor tonight to see if she needs antibiotics.
The hike was gorgeous and breath taking though. It was Hau'ula Loop Trail through the pine forest. However, the mosquitoes were swarming. I have never seen so many in my life. As soon as we got into the forest we saw them all around us and we spent the better part of 2 hours swatting at them and keeping them off our skin. I thought I was doing a good job of keeping them off Boogers, but they were 2 steps ahead of us. Here are some pictures of the hike.
The hike was supposed to take about an hour and a half but it ended up taking us over 2 hours. With a 4 year old, a 6 month pregnant mom and a 30 year old getting over a cold dad, it's a miracle we made it back alive! We couldn't really stop to rest much since the mosquitoes would attack us as soon as we stopped.
Oh yeah and true to Booger's form she never stopped talking for 2 hours. It's amazing how many words can come our of a 4 year old's mouth. We love her even though she talks our ears off and asks the same questions over and over and over!