Saturday, September 10, 2011

Caution: Hard Hat Area

Well, she did it again.  Emma has another emergency trip to her Daddy's office under her belt. :(

I helped host a baby shower for a friend this afternoon.  Mom and Dad were gracious enough to keep the kids for me for a few hours, because Lance also had a commitment. 

I picked the kids up after the shower and headed home to rest for about an hour before we all had to head to my sis in law's parent's house for my brother's grad school graduation party.

We hadn't been home for 30 minutes before it happened.  The girls were all playing in Hope and Sara's room. I heard a bang and Emma cry out.  I didn't jump at first. (any mom with more than 2 kids will feel me on that one!) But a split second later, I heard the scream. As I was jumping up to run to her, Sara came running to me yelling, "She's bleeding!"

I picked her up and she was holding her head. I took her into the bathroom to look at her and there it was.  An inch long gash about 1 inch below her hair line.  I freaked a little bit, because all that was going through my mind was the scar she was going to have. On her forehead. And she has curly hair. Which means, no bangs. :(

I know that is petty to be worried about. And I know that there are so many families out there dealing with real tragedies with their children. So I feel badly that I was thinking that, but I was.  I can't help it.

I called Lance and my parents and told them to come home and over immediately. Mom and Dad to the big kids to the party and Lance and I headed to his office with Emma.

It was not a fun experience to say the least. But we made it through it. She's feeling fine.  My nerves are shot and I'm a little emotional, but I'll be fine.  I'm just praying for minimal scarring.  Hoping it heals quickly.  But from now on, we're putting a hard hat on that girl!

By the way...For those keeping count, that's 3 head wounds this summer and 4 in the last year.  2 gluing wounds on her forehead, 7 staples in the back of her head, and now 7 stitches in her forehead.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011


Hope has been working on a loose tooth for a couple weeks.  When she first came to me and told me she had one, I didn't believe her. :) Luke and Sara didn't lose any teeth until they were 6. And Hope just turned 5 in June. I didn't think there was anyway that her teeth were loose. But I was wrong! It sure enough was loose. The past couple of days, it's loosened up some more.

Lance tried to pull it this weekend, but it wouldn't let go. This afternoon, I tried, but couldn't get a good hold on it. She must have worked on it some more because when she showed it to me right before we left for church, it was ready to come out! I got some toilet paper, reached in and grabbed it, and gave a gentle tug.

I just stood up holding it in the toilet paper and smiled really big. She looked at me confused and then she put her tongue where the tooth had been. I wish I had video of her reaction! Her eyes lit up and she got so excited! (and the little booger bled!)

So the tooth fairy is making a stop at our house tonight. And I have a very excited 5 year old in my house!

Dosey Do and a Birthday!

Labor Day is always a busy weekend for us.  The 3 big kids all have square dancing on Saturday and Monday. And on Saturday morning, they are in the Clothesline Fair parade with their square dance groups.  And this year, we had to drive to OK and back in between the 2 things for my Granddad's 90 birthday! Wow!

The following is a picture recap of our weekend...

Duke & Daisies

Boots & Bandanas

Emma in a sugar coma from the parade candy!

Me and my Granddad

Sara and her partner

Hope and her partner

Boots & Bandanas

Daddy took some extra pics of the girls :) LOVE!

And this one!
So proud of Luke!
Dukes & Daisies

Luke and his partner