Sunday, September 28, 2008
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Friday, September 26, 2008
I grabbed her up and ran back to the kitchen with her. My mom had been in her room grading papers (I think) and she too had heard the thud and was in the kitchen looking Emily over with me. I was so focused on her nose that had disappeared somewhere in her face that I didn't even notice the huge bump and what appeared to be a gash on the side of her head *turns out it was just a scratch on top of the bump*. A quick look over had Grandma thinking she might need stitches. Last week we had a couple of virus' floating around town and I caught one. It's very rare that I get sick-throw up sick, but I was. So the thought of driving and sitting in the ER was less then appealing to me. We did it anyway-OF COURSE! :) Most people know that few things come between me and my kids needs, if any really. So just imagine normal Hannah taking care of her injured baby *she's still MY baby* and on top of that I feel like crap. Those poor Nurses and Dr.'s didn't stand a chance.
They got her in to a Triage Nurse right away who determined that despite the two huge goose eggs on her head, front and side and her badly swollen and smashed in nose, she was just fine and could wait in the waiting area for 2 HOURS. Meanwhile she sent the little boy who came in with us that had big blister on his foot over to urgent care and he was in and out in no time. Lucky them. After we got into a room we waited for another 45 mins. I opened the door after 20 mins so that all the Nurses passing could see my happiness. ha. ha.
Finally the Nurse that placed us in the room, that was badly needed a good cleaning and an air freshener, came in and explained to me that we had come at a bad time to the ER. We arrived at 5 O'clock which is precisely when the Dr.'s shift changes and he has to go over all the charts with the one coming in. I listened to her pathetic attempt at making me happy with waiting as long as we had with my 4 year old who had head injures-mind you. After she was done rambling she waiting for a response of some kind from me. I just looked at her blankly and said "I'm just concerned about my daughter who had a head injury and is only 4." I REALLY wanted to add "Next time we'll be sure not to have a need for the ER during shift changes!" She told me the Dr. should be in soon and walked out- again. She made the mistake of looking at me before she was about to close the door...she left it open.
The Dr. did come in shortly after that and restated everything the Nurse had. I had said nothing but hi when he came in. When he was done I just stared at him, picked Emily up off the bed and woke her up (oh yeah, she kept falling asleep which was not that worry-some but a little) so he could examine her. He did and then said she was fine and didn't want to do any x-rays or anything. This was fine with me-so long as he felt she would heal well on her own. Remarkably her nose wasn't broken and after having ice on it for over 2 hours was looking much better.
We came home took pictures and ate dinner. :) Unfortunately Emily has had a headache EVERYDAY since this accident. Not little ones either. This is starting to worry me. I sat on hold forever yesterday trying to get a hold of her pediatrician to schedule an appointment...they never picked up?! I'm going to try again today. I'll let you know what the verdict is. Am I crazy or over reacting because I think a week is too long to still be having headaches from this? Tell me the truth-I can take it! ;) LOL
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Monday, September 22, 2008
Friday, September 19, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
Kaleb was first. He really had a good time playing in a REAL game. He's just a tiny bit competitive. The fact that his team won 5-0 was mildly thrilling for him. *seriously, if you don't know me-you really must read most of my posts (of this nature) with as much dripping sarcasm as possible* OK-so, the fun and surprising part was two of his friends played for the opposing team! LOL Harrison and Weston attend the same church class Kaleb does. At one point during the game Kaleb tried talking to Harrison while everyone repositioned for a throw in, Harrison just looked at him and kept walking. It was pretty hilarious. I imagine from the look on Harrison's face the thought "you've gotta be kidding me right? No fraternizing with the Enemy...any of that ring a bell?!" LOL probably not though since he's just about the sweetest kid. This year the league knocked his age group back in game rules. There were no goalies this year and they had to go back to the "kiddie goals". None of the boys, and coaches for that matter, are very thrilled about this. You can not imagine how many balls barely missed the goal. Every parent was thinking "if they were playing with a REAL goal net that would have been a goal!" The star player on Kaleb's team would have scored liked 9 more points if it weren't for the kiddie goal. Silver lining; they will be forced to work on accuracy and kick some serious soccer-ahem, come next year! *wink*
Emily's very FIRST EVER debut soccer game was next. You have never seen a four year old girl as excited as she was. She was literally jumping all over the field waiting for the game to start! Her coach was laughing at her enthusiasm. During the game Emily was squashed and taken to the ground. By her own teammate. True. Right after Sarah, Emily was first in line to draw from the drama gene pool and therefore hammed up her injuries. It was hard not to laugh. Or take steady pictures. The assistant coach kept looking at me funny. I think she thought it was really strange that I didn't jump up and run onto the field to save my baby! Actually, I'm a bit shocked myself. Usually I'm all about protection. Ask anyone. LOLAfter the game the coach and assistant coach commented that they could tell she had played on a team before. Jokes on them cause she never has! Ha Ha. She really was great out there and showed no fear, but come on-she's been watching soccer since just about BIRTH when her siblings started playing! PLUS she plays at home in the yard. The soccer goal that Crappa and Uncle Jeremy built for practice has been put to some good use. :) Unfortunately all the energy in the world, or fake experience, was unable to land them a win. They lost. 2-10. Tragic. In their defense (yes I must-I'm her mom) the other team was older, by at LEAST 6 months! LOLEveryone had a great time. We spent pretty much ALL morning at the soccer fields. We came home for a VERY short lunch in between games. Sadly none of the family members living close were able to make it to either game. Grandma and Preslee put together a special lunch in honor of Emily's first game ever! It was all about the color ORANGE-since it's Em's favorite color. It was very sweet of them. Those NOT playing in soccer games found other lost and ignored children to have fun with. ;) They had a ball playing tag, various hand games and London Bridges. Christopher was pretty much the only boy in a sea of lonely-and bored little girls. Hmmm...foreshadowing of the future?..... I'd rather not think about that THANK YOU! LOL
Monday, September 8, 2008
Last Saturday (8-30-08) the kids had a primary activity day that took them to "Hawaii". I have to tell you a little side story about this. :) it's really cute, hee hee. OK, so the kids have been asking my parents and I to take them to Hawaii for the longest time now! A short time after we moved in with my parents Aunt Janece got the kids a "piggy bank" that is in the shape of a guitar with Elvis in Hawaii pictured on the front!
They LOVE putting money into this thing. Well, at first we were all putting coins in to save for a family reunion camping trip to OH that we took last summer. We saved enough for the kids to buy flashlights that we also used for 72 hour kits. *wink* When we got home the kids asked what trip we were going to save our coins for now? Kaleb quickly decided for us. "I know!" he said, "We should save our money and go to Hawaii! Wouldn't that be fun?! You've always said you wanted to go and we want to go too!" Well, how do you say no to that? You don't.
So, we've been putting coins into Elvis' guitar now for over a year. Guess what? We still don't have enough money to go to Hawaii. Shocked?! LOL, well the kids are! So when the Primary president told the kids they would be having a Hawaiian party in just a few weeks my kids were VERY excited! Christopher even asked me if this meant we finally had enough money to go to Hawaii from the guitar bank. It was not easy to keep a straight face as I explained. He's so cute, and so understanding! Kids innocence and ignorance can be so darn cute!I've digressed. Oh me. It's just so easy to do when I'm telling stories about my kids. Back to the activity! Well, they asked me if I would be willing to do one of the stops on the tour around Hawaii. I said yes. Yes, I'm crazy. I was in charge of games! WAHOO! So, we had around the Hawaiian Islands (played just like around the world basket ball) and we had musical beach towels (I don't need to explain that one do I?) and we had Limbo-which we never played and my MOST favorite game of all.....Tacky Tourist Relay! This was SOOOO much fun! The kids were split into two teams. One player from each team ran down to a table filled with "tourist" items; beach hat, goggles, sunglasses, Hawaiian shirt or sun dress, fanny pack or purse, a pool floaty and flippers! The players took one item, put it on and then raced back to their team. They then had to take off the item or items and pass them to the team mate next in line. Who had to put all of the items on, correctly, and race down to add another item and so forth. The first team across the line with ALL the items on won! This was an ABSOLUTE HOOT to watch! My camera does not take really great pictures in the Churches gymnasium lights, so they're not the greatest-but you get the idea. :)During the activity they also ate Hawaiian food and made paper flowers. But the BIG event was the the homemade SLIP-N-SLIDE! At a certain point the Bishop poured dish soap all over the plastic to make the slipping part go better. It worked. The boys thought it was much more fun to go down the slide together. They only went down individually once-I think. So sadly I don't have any pics of just Kaleb by himself. But the ones I have of them together are just priceless! I love the look of pure joy on their faces sliding down and crashing into the bottom together!Kayleah was graceful nearly every time she went down. She is a natural athlete so she figured out how to work the slide for the best ride quickly. Her only big flops were when other people came down too soon and landed on her! LOL Sarah was. well. Sarah. I just love, love, love this hilarious little girl! Her giggle always makes me laugh-even if I don't want to. The song I sang to Sarah when she was a baby that was her song was You Are My Sunshine. Well, she really IS my sunshine! Emily mostly ran down the slide. She got a couple of good slides in, but after one of them she got up and ran down more of the hill and fell into a hidden drain pipe. She banged up her shin pretty good and gave herself a pretty impressive bruise that is STILL faintly there. It didn't stop her from going down again, though afterward she was very cautious on her slides and quickly stopped herself at the end. :)
Dad and I stayed in a small waiting area with Calee until the triage nurse assessed Janece. After she had been initially examined by an ER doctor they had me take Calee home to wait for them there instead of the hospital. Up to this point Janece had been nursing Calee. When I got home she was hungry, as instructed by Janece and Jeremy, I gave her her first bottle. She was LESS than impressed. :) Still I struggled not to cry, as I held this sweet girl, with feelings of guilt. Guilt, because I would have wanted to be the one to give my baby their first bottle.
Memories of leaving the Triplets behind in the hospital just a week after their delivery flooded my mind. I felt so empty without my babies and cried everyday, mostly at night, longing to hold and take care of them myself. Now my sister was temporarily separated from her baby and my heart ached for her. Janece and Calee's situation tugged greatly at those heartstrings from what feels like so long ago. This may be the reason why, or it could just be my insane love of babies, that I have grown so fond of this sweet little girl.I felt relieved that even though it is difficult to be separated from your new born, at least Janece didn't have to feel anxious over leaving her precious child with strangers. Calee was well cared for and loved by her Grandma and Grandpa, Aunts, cousins and of course Big sister Preslee and her Dad. You can tell she's the baby in the family now!
Most of you know that if there's a new baby around I just can't resist cuddling up and gushing over it! Well, this was no different. The more time I got to spend helping with Calee the more pictures I took of her! So get ready! You may start to think that I have more photos of her than my own kids at this current point in time. Individually...maybe. Collectively, not a chance! LOL
We just can't get over all the dark hair she has!! It's so pretty and has that baby softness you can't resist touching. As cute as her hair, head, eyes, nose, mouth, cheeks-ok you get the point ;) as cute as Calee is, the girl has got Crappa's feet. We feel for her now, and we will feel for her as she gets older and wants to wear cute toe less shoes or sandals. Even this picture doesn't do the second toe justice. I'll try to get a better one soon. LOLTo finish up Janece's story, she was admitted back to Labor and Delivery on Sunday afternoon and was released on Tuesday, Calee's one week birthday, to come home. They stayed at our house until Saturday night. It was hard to see them go. It's been so fun having them here! Preslee has had a ball with all the instant playmates around and of course it's been fun to peak and kiss that sweet baby almost any hour of the day! We are all so happy Janece is healthy and home with her family.