Monday, June 29, 2009

Mom's scrapbook day interrupted by the ER.

Well it was supposed to be a quiet weekend. Friday was relaxed and did some yard work and then cleaned the house for a scrapbooking day that has been planned for months. Sam, Dayle, Mom, Abigail and myself were the attendees this time for the scrap day. Bob had the kids going from here to there all morning long. It worked out surprisingly well even with them here. I was worried about that. That however was all broken in the late afternoon when Joe came in from the shop with Dad - screaming and blood spueing from his mouth. I could only imagine the worst when Bob said - "Um Jamie, can you come down here". Me not being the excitable one was more annoyed that I got interrupted from my scrapbooking. I changed that attitude immediately when I saw Joe. My little guy was covered in blood. Who knew a lip could bleed that much. We got the bleeding to stop quite quickly and analyzed the situation and decided to call into the Emergency Room and ask if he needed stitches. It was a 3 corner gash and was over a 1/4 deep. They said we better bring him in. So off I go with the little fart in tow feeling sorry for myself because I was expecting for the scrapbooking day to be over by the time I returned. Got to the ER and the nurse that greeted us took a look and said "oh my buddy what happened". I had to laugh, because we didn't even ask him what had happened. And then you start to get fearful of what the answer is going to be. He just sat and stared at the nurse with the fearfulness of the sterile room. He asked if he was always this shy. I stated "Oh no, Just wait". The nurse chuckled and asked me the question, "what happened?". I said I was ashamed to admit it, but in the craziness of the event we failed to ask. We knew that they were in the shop and they were working at their workbench. Bob had made them their own workbench with a few tools to keep them away from his own stuff and projects. The nurse proceeded to call the doctor on call and say that stitches were needed. I warned Joe that they were going to have to sew up his lip and that he would have to get a shot. No need to scare the crap out of him with the doctor. I have always tried to warn them in advance with shots. I warn them it will hurt, but we have no choices on that matter. Joseph is such a mild mannered kid he just sat there looking over his little rimmed glasses with wide eyes. It took only a few minutes for the doctor to get in and she walked into the room. She was of India descent and had a thick accent. She asked Joe, once again what happened, he couldn't understand her. I had to translate for her and he started to talk.. He said, "well it just happened". Like that clarified anything. She looked at his lip and said that since the bleeding had stopped we could probably try the glue instead of the actual stitches. Joe was relieved. I have to admit I wasn't too excited about them either. One more trip back into the doctors office for removal of the stitches could be avoided by the glue. I was skeptical that it would hold, but so far it has held great and now we are dealing with a "fat" lip. In all the commotion, what did I forget to do? Take pictures to carry on the scrapbooking book. What an awesome MOM huh!! And what was even better is all this only took 75 minutes from leaving home to returning. Whew!! Still accomplished enough pages to feel that the day was well worth it! Hopefully we can do it again some day!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Hair Camera Action!

Wow what a week it's been. We started off our week by Miss Ella having ATTITUDE! I asked her Monday morning to brush her hair and get a pony holder because it was in her face. She was gone a few minutes and then popped up into the office and said LOOK MOM IT'S NOT IN MY FACE!! I was mortified, shocked, overwhelmed.. She cut her hair! She cut everything off on the left side to the back - she basically gave herself a MULLET!! OMG!

Tuesday was a play date with Dayle, Tyler and Aron. I could tell it was one of those days with Pete, but we moved ahead. We met at noon as planned for a picnic lunch at the park in Glenwood. Played for a bit after lunch and hit the skateboard park. They had so much fun running up and down the ramps. Something different and new. Dayle had also brought a soccer ball that we were kicking around. Then it all hit the fan. We woudl kick the ball and tell the kids to run and see who could get it first. Well Pete tends to get so excited and gets way too competitive! He would run and who ever got there first he would rip the ball out of their hands. Which I tried to get after him, but with him he usually doesn't even listen to what I say. After a few DOG PILES.. we have always called it Monkey Pile, but a few kids crying we decided to just play on the play equipment. A couple pushing episodes, more kids crying.. I decided that we needed to head home and Pete needed a break! Yikes!! Dayle and I discussed Tuesday evening that maybe we should skip our previous planned Thursday playdate so the kids could have a break! Dayle came over for supper and we worked on some card making stuff. It was very relaxing and decided we needed to do that more often.

Wednesday was a catch up day here. Tried to get some stuff done. Mowed the kennel got 2 balls and a plastic shovel. Had fun mowing, but then noticed that the kids - who were supposed to be riding their bikes, were into something in Daddy's shed again. Man they just can't stay out of trouble this week! Made them put the bikes away and I actually heard the dreaded words, "Mom you are not nice!".. It kind of hit me odd and happy.. At least I'm being a Mom.

Wednesday afternoon Mom and Abigail came out. They worked with the kids while I cooked supper and they made cards. The kids really had fun. Mom and I started watching the next season of Top Chef Masters. Love that show, but so far not liking this season. Not that I would stop watching...

Thursday we had a big promising day. Got some laundry done and made lunch. Told the kids we were going to Grandma Joy's house for a visit. They were very excited. Got there and after the kid's Movie stunt they were supposed to be grounded from tv until Bob get's home. I made the exception for Grandma's house due to the fact she has no toys.. They did really good for an hour and Pete and Joe got a kick.. It's like the lord reached down and inserted caffeine and a few quarters. They started chasing Dollie who is very skitish anyway. Decided it was time for a walk outside to see the animals. Grandma wanted to show me the garden and Pete got worse. Started running after Dolly and after numerous times of telling him NO - said he couldn't see the goats.. Wow that went over like a cat in heat! He whined, wimpered, and ran over to the goats.. Well being it's Great Grandma's house I didn't do anything besides talk to him from afar, but Grandma could tell that I was not happy. I told her that I think we needed an intervention from the Super Nanny.. She just laughed and said that kids have days like that. I know that she is understanding, but they have always been so good. Got home and Pete had a nice quiet break in his room for an hour. He wasn't happy, but the rest of the day was peaceful and quiet! Bed time today was 7:00 SHARP!

We are supposed to have a nice quiet weekend, but it's turning into a circus once again. Friday we are supposed to go help a friend move a fish tank which was supposed to happen in the a.m., but now is about noon. She said she'd watch our kids so we can go to lunch and do some shopping. I think we are going to pass on the offer to watch the kids and take her up on it when we have a better plan. Saturday I am actually going to play tennis.. Yikes! Not like I play play, but we hit the ball around and get a little motion going. We are also supposed to have a bon fire on Friday night. UFF DA! Maybe we can get up for church this weekend. We need to pray as Bob's job seems to be taking a turn for the better! WE got news a week ago that his dealership was going to lose their franchise and unless they can get a franchise from a different line of cars they would close as of Sept 2010. YIKES! Now the Senate is stepping in and saything that it is affecting too many jobs and maybe GM took too big of a step in closing all those dealerships. I Pray that is the case and we can make it through. OUr plan is to have the kids start school and then I would get a job. And then Bob can move up here for a job. That's the plan, but our plan isn't always what God has in our future. We have to move on with our life and see where it takes us.

In the words of Kate on "jon and kate plus 8" "Today could very well be the day I lose my Mind" - Love that line!!!