Saturday, November 29, 2008

accident update

so its been a couple days and we are doing okay. mom did go to the doctor and nothing was seriously wrong. they gave her some prescription strength motrin and we have just been taking it easy. i have developed some soreness as well, but nothing too serious. it just feels like the muscle pain i get after working out for the first time in a long time. i have developed a new best friend though; i sewed a small rectangular pillow and filled it with uncooked rice. you can put it in the microwave for a couple minutes and it makes the BEST heating pad. great for my sore shoulders/neck.

so today we are going to paint the little boys' room. they want blue and orange. photos to follow.


we love you so much. let's ignore the pain and do something great today!!

Friday, November 28, 2008

thanksgiving that almost was

happy thanksgiving everyone. ours was eventful. when heading to keith's (big brother) for our annual get together, we were broadsided by a little white bmw. we had the turkey, rolls, pie, mashed potatoes, and a delicious apple/pear tart. so we had to call keith and let them know there would be no turkey. but they had plenty of food, including a ham and another turkey. the only thing they didn't have was a batch of my rolls. so, we came home, cleaned everything up and set the table for a small, yet delicious thanksgiving meal.

now we start the headache of car repair and claims adjusting. mom is a little sore. she was in the front passenger seat and her side airbag deployed. i think she took the brunt of the impact. so we are off to the doctor to make sure nothing is broken. the kids are fine.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

spiderman thumb

at 2:00 PM on halloween afternoon, spencer sliced his thumb and had to get stitches. the boy is only 3 1/2 years old and he has been to the er TWICE for stitches.
i was dozing on the couch when suddenly spencer comes running in with an opened can attached to his right thumb. he had gotten into the recycling bin and found the one can that still had the lid attached by a thread. he had his thumb wedged between the sharp lid and the wall of the can. so i basically had to tear his thumb out of the can, which sliced it up badly with the sharp yet jagged can lid edge.
once the can was removed he began to run about the house, shaking his thumb wildly and producing all kinds of blood splatter. i guess he was really unsatisfied with the amount of halloween decorating we had done. by the time i got him settled, there was blood all over the kitchen. I had to pin him down to get any sort of pressure on the wound, and he is incredibly strong.
by the time we got to the er, he had calmed down significantly and was holding his arm up in the air (i told him it would help stop the bleeding). then the doctor came in and all heck broke loose once again. we had to wrap him in one of those papoose things. then, even with the papoose, it took the nurse, doctor, and myself holding him down to get two of the "least sterile sutures" (doctor's words) in his little thumb.
they sent us home with some antibiotics. 10 days later, we had to go back to take them out, which was just about AS dramatic as getting them in. thus, the spiderman thumb (we called it that to make it cool) saga ends.

Pa's Pumpkin Patch

last month, Tot Lot took the kids to the pumpkin patch for an excursion. we had a great time. it was a typical patch with lots of pumpkins and silly $3 rides. there was also a petting zoo with two very friendly emus. spencer has never shown any interest in rides, which is fine with me since i'm not interested in spending that kind of money on stuff that spins, but i did find it strange that he wouldn't even ride the train with his best buddy gio. all he wanted was this crazy looking gourd for 75 cents. he hung that thing around his neck the rest of the day.