Wednesday, March 31, 2010

A Hot Tub No No

On Monday (3/29) the kids and I went to the park in the morning. It was a beautiful morning and we had a fabulous time.

Lately we don’t eat fast food. But, since we had such a great time I let them pick a place to eat. They agreed on Wendy’s so we ran through the drive thru and got some grub.

We came home  and they ate their nuggets, while I had a fruit salad (not nearly as yummy as their greasy fries, but definiately better for me!).

After they ate, they went outside to play while I cleaned up. When I looked outside, both kids were on the hot tub. I told them to get off. About that time Daddy came home.

I was telling him about our wonderful day and pouring myself a glass of water. I looked outside and it was like watching the whole event in slow motion.

She fell. She just fell. Right off the side of the hot tub. Her face hit the cement and her body hit the grass.

I screamed!  Loud! And I ran to Ella.

I picked her up and there was blood everywhere. Coming out of her nose and her mouth. The more I wiped up the more it came out.

And she just kept crying. And crying. And if you know Ella you know that’s not normal. Not at all.

Since the blood kept coming and she wouldn’t stop crying I made the executive decision to head to the ER. First, I called our peditrician, but they were at lunch (of course!) so we just went to the ER.

On the drive there I couldn’t keep her awake. She kept bleeding and she just wouldn’t stay awake.

I would yell to wake her up and would bawl.

It was so scary.

We arrived at the ER, got checked in. And we waited.

And we waited.

And we freaking waited!

After an hour and 15 minutes of trying to keep Ella awake, she just perked up. All of the sudden she was ready to get down and play. Which just confirms my suspicion that she had a concussion. However, apparently this is not a huge deal. To anyone in the medical field at least!

We finally got back to see a Dr after about an hour and a half and of course at that point I looked like a dumbass because she was ready to rock and roll!

But, since we were there he took a look at her face.

Her bottom lip is cut up on the inside and fat.

Her top lip is cut up and bruised on the inside and fat.

Her teeth are ok. So far anyway.

Her nose is very, very bruised and swollen, but since little kids’ noses are mainly cartiledge he did not feel like it was broken.

Today (and yesterday) she has been pretty sore and is constantly tearing open the scab underneath her nose. At first we couldn’t figure out why, but after watching her we discovered that when she sucks her thumb her finger rests underneath her nose and she is picking at the scab.

We talked to her and she has done way better today so hopefully it will start to heal. At least I hope so! We have family pictures on Saturday!!

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Here are some pictures of the damage.

Yes, I know they are not the best pictures, however, the only way she would let me put her down is if I set her on the counter and gave her marshmallows! So, I grabbed my camera, grabbed the marshmallows, set her down, and took pictures while bracing her with one arm!

I am truly grateful that she is ok. I was one scared mama there for awhile. Thank you to all of you that read about this on Facebook and were praying for my baby girl.

Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday Kyler’s Preschool had an Easter Egg Hunt. Inside they had games, juice and cookies and outside was where the egg hunt was.
Both kids had an awesome time. It’s so nice to participate in these activities because we know so many of the families. As parents we always know most of the adults and our children always have lots of friends there.
Kyler loved the “high class” Easter Bunny. He went right up to him and sat down. (notice the tennis shoes and hole in the crotch of the outfit!)
Ella HATED the Easter Bunny! However, I’m a mean mom and wanted a picture!
Ella playing games inside.
At first Ella was good with picking up the eggs and putting them in her basket.
And then she realized that there was candy in the eggs!
Kyler and his BFF, Brock. Isn’t this the sweetest!
Brock and Kyler go to preschool and MDO together and they are both constantly begging for a play date. Someday soon I hope we are able to do that.
On the hunt…
Kyler smiling with his (and Ella’s) loot!

I hope everyone was a wonderful Easter with their families!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

A New Baby Has Arrived

My little brother and his wife had their baby girl on Saturday, March 27, 2010. Arialynn Crystal Smith was born at 9:06PM, weighing in at 7lbs 14 oz and 20 1/2 inches long.
I wasn’t sure if we would be able to head up and see her because of my pure exhaustion. But, I decided that I just don’t have the time to be tired. My niece was born and I HAD to see her.
Ella was in love. She really wanted to hold Aria by herself, however, I just didn’t feel like maybe that was the best option!
She was so cute. She just kept rubbing her head.
Aria and I having some cuddles. I as a little nervous about Ella being jealous but she did really good. Kyler had no desire to hold the baby. He did give her a kiss when we left, but it took some coaxing. He’s just not that in to babies. He’s such a boy!
Congratulations Uncle Adam and Aunt Cherie!
We love her (and you guys) very much!
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