Friday, February 13, 2009

Friday randomness

  • Ashley's hand is doing better. Only one finger is still, um, oozing (sorry, gross, I know, couldn't think of any other way to describe it. BTW, why isn't "gross" spelled "groas"? Shouldn't the "o" in gross have a short o sound? Been working on phonics with John...)
  • This morning I imitated the sound an elephant would make if it got its tail cut off. I thought it was very realistic.
  • We saw two bald eagles on the way back from the store and got to see one of them fly--up close. Very cool.
  • I earned a bunch of webkinz money for Ashley this afternoon playing games with her.
  • I treated myself to a Starbuck's Vanilla Latte this morning--my favorite and it was so worth it. (well, worth spending the gift card on )
  • John's tiger is eating supper right now--spaghetti just like us, in case you're interested.
  • I don't remember getting near the candy that my girls got today for Valentine's Day. It's almost like a spring Halloween.
  • I'm going to go put on my comfy sweats and fall asleep on the couch. I missed my nap this afternoon.
  • Hope everyone has a Happy Love Day tomorrow!


My baby girl turned 8 yesterday. Eight! WOW! Here's my eldest wrapped up in her birthday blanket. Here are some stats on the big 8 year old:

favorite breakfast: french toast

favorite lunch: mac & cheese (Kraft brand only please)

favorite supper: grilled burgers and mashed potatoes

pasttimes: webkinzs, jumping rope, any type of art, swimming

loves: her new American Girl doll, her siblings, hangin' with her friends, Wheel of Fortune, Are you smarter than a fifth grader?

really dislikes: cleaning her room (does anyone really enjoy cleaning though?), peanut butter & jelly sandwiches, shopping

birthday presents: American Girl doll, Braids & Bows books, hairbrush, blowdryer, art books, art supplies, sleeping bag, blanket

Here's a picture of Sara Beara with her new American Girl doll:


Tuesday, February 10, 2009

and so goes the saga...

Our family is notorious for their health issues. Last year was a good year. It was the first time in 8 years that no one in our family had to go to the hospital for anything! It was a pretty amazing year. Evidently it was a fluke. We didn't have to go to the hospital today (like we did last Thursday for x-rays), but I did spend a good chunk of my day in doctors' offices. We had to say good-bye to the pretty pink cast and hello to antibiotic cream, gauze, and a removable splint. Somehow Ashley has acquired a fairly decent staff infection on her hand--all of her fingers and the palm of her hand. It was a bummer for all involved especially because none of us had gotten to even sign the cast. She was going to wait until today to let everyone sign it--she wanted one night of it totally pink. And since it's a pretty serious infection she's out of school the rest of the week--no PJ party with her class tomorrow and no V-Day party on Friday. BUMMER! Her prognosis is good as long as I can manage to change the gauze four times a day--it's not a pleasant experience for mom or daughter or anyone a mile from our house. I have yet to do it without crying with Ashley. Here's a picture of the new look for her arm--it was a rare smile from her today.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Just in time for Valentine's Day...

Sorry to leave you all in suspense. It has been a crazy few days, and I couldn't resist just posting the picture. Last Wednesday night Ashley ran down our basement stairs, whacked the back of her hand on a door knob and then managed to fall after she rounded the corner to her room. I didn't find out that she had actually fallen until Thursday morning when Dad was surveying the damage. At the time, he arrived at the same conclusion that I did which was "badly bruised hand with an overly dramatic daughter". When she got home from school Thursday it was apparent that the now it was a "black and blue bruised swollen hand with a daughter that was in realistic pain". She couldn't make a fist. So off to the ER they went with the conclusion that she had indeed broken one of the bones in her hand. They wrapped it in a splint (which was the previous picture) and then today we went and saw the orthopedic surgeon (sounds rather ominous doesn't it?!). No surgery required was the verdict--YES! So now Ashley is all done up in pink just in time for Valentine's Day. She has to wear it for 4 weeks and, as you can see, now that the pain has subsided she's fairly pumped about her new accessory.

Never a dull moment...