So, today, I was finishing up making Easter dinner…the kids asked to go ride their bike and rollerblade outside before we had to leave for my parents’ house for Easter lunch. So I sent them outside (more quiet for me!). Jeremy went outside with them.
Maybe five minutes, Madelynn came in crying saying she fell. Now, for HER, this is nothing new. She always falls. She always cries. But usually she stops crying and goes back out there. This time though, she went to hug me but only with one arm…so I asked her to lift it at the shoulder…she did. I asked her to lift it at the elbow…she couldn’t. I asked her to flex her wrist. She could. I asked her to supinate/pronate it…couldn’t. So I had her just chill on the couch with an ice pack and see if it gets any better.
Half an hour later, she’s still crying over it. So, I decided to send the boys to my parents’ house for Easter, while she and I hit the ER. Turns out she does have a broken ulna, near the elbow. For now, it’s just splinted and we’ll see ortho hopefully this week to see if it needs a cast.
Aside from the initial crying though, she did GREAT at the hospital…she cried a little when I had to hold her arm in a twisted fashion for the x-rays…but that was it! She watched Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives and enjoyed the hospital bed.
Now we’ll just have to see how this plays out with her violin playing and acro-cheer recital…. Hmmm…
Aw, thank you so much! :D
So apparently, Gavin has this perception of college people…. According to him college people wear plaid flannels and sweaters with those “patches” on the elbows.
One time, I put my hair in a messy pony tail, and he said I look like a drunk…because apparently, drunk people have messy hair….which is not entirely untrue. :)
Maddie has been to FIVE parties so far this school year! …with the fifth being her own finally! One of the first ones we went to was for a girl in her class who had it at Sweet and Sassy, which is a salon for GIRLS. Young girls! They pierce ears, do mani/pedis, cut hair and more!
Of course, after that party, she wanted her party there too! I told her no because 1) it’s expensive, 2) I planned on just doing a party with the family and her BFF and 3) it would be silly to have most of the same girls at the same place since they shared mutual class friends.
But low and behold, wouldn’t you know it, about two days later, I got a Groupon for it! So I took the deal and we did it.
Let me tell you, the girls LOVE this place. She did a Fashion theme. They dress up in Sweet and Sassy’s costumes, get their hair done, get nails done and get a make-up make over. This is right up Maddie’s alley! Then they do dances on the runway and have a fashion show. Lastly, they get cake and pizza! Maddie totally got into it and love every moment. She danced her booty off (like her Mom used to when SHE went dancing!).
Happy birthday, my 7 year old!
After years of trick-or-treating in other neighborhoods—family’s or friends’—we finally trick-or-treated in our own neighborhood this year! It was kinda nice to just be HERE. Though, we really did miss Becky and Eddie, the kids’ trick-or-treat partners in crime for the last 3 years.
The kids dressed up as boy and girl Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. I like to coordinate him, and thus far, I’ve been able to get them to agree…actually THIS year was the first year where I let them have more of a CHOICE! :) I know, I’m terrible. But they’ve agreed to all the ones before and loved their costumes! We even dressed up Chewie as a frog—-we never found a turtle costume for him. I’m sure I could’ve found one online, had I took the time to look for one. But the frog was cute nonetheless. :)
Luckily today was the PERFECT day to be out gallivanting around the neighborhood. It wasn’t too hot OR too cold! It was funny because there were 2-3 houses that the kids would NOT go up to because they were too scared of the decorations. In my opinion, none of them were scary, but you know kids. And then there was a cool house where a girl dressed as a black cat was sitting on her porch, but when you walk by, you realize the “bush” near her was actually a PERSON! I think if they were bigger kids, the bush would’ve scared them, but in this case, he just moved closer to them…Gavin kinda got nervous. :)
I love Halloween. I need to get more into it and dress up more often. Sometimes I dress up…or I at least wear a Halloween shirt or a shirt that goes with their costumes. This year, I didn’t do anything. Hopefully next year I will put more thought into it. The kids really enjoy Halloween, it’s one of my favorites!
Today, we had to go back to my dentist because Gavin left his pencil box there. Keep in mind that my dental office has a plethora of beautiful women working there. I sent Gavin in by himself to get his box. When he came back in, I asked him, “So…did you talk to the pretty ladies in there? What did they say?”
He proceeded to tell me how it went. That was that. Or so I thought.
Maybe 3 minutes later, Gavin burst out with, “Mom, stop getting involved with my love life!!!”
I was STUNNED. What? What are we talking about here? Love life? He has a love life???
I responded with, “What??? What love life?! How am I getting involved?!?”
Gavin: “I’m NOT in love!!! Stop asking about it!”
I thought this was HIL-AR-I-OUS!!! I guess he doesn’t like me teasing him. He knows the women in there are pretty and doesn’t want me to mention it to him… :) I thought this was hilarious!!! :)
Funny, short conversation I had with Gavin today in the car. A lot of times, we’ll be listening to a song off the radio and I’ll take a lyric from a song and ask the kids something related to the lyric.
Well, today, we were listening to Glass by Thompson Square, and the lyric is, “..we are glass…”
Me: Gavin, are you glass???
Gavin: No. Apparently, I make a better door than a window. So I’m not glass.
LOL…I found that so funny. :)
It’s only been three weeks that the kids have been out of school for the summer, and I’m already going crazy. Two of those weeks, I was a single parent while the husband was off to India. Here’s what’s been driving me crazy so far:
1. My daughter eats a cherry like it’s an apple.
2. My son refuses to wear flip flops or sandals. It’s SUMMER. You don’t wear SOCKS in FLORIDA.
3. My son has this high pitched annoying voice he keeps doing. He just did it now.
4. My daughter cops major attitude ALL the time. Hands on hips don’t work well with me.
5. If I were to take a nap all day, the kids would stay glued to the DS or Xbox.
6. The house gets trashed quicker and more intensely.
7. I don’t get quiet time until I leave for work. It’s constant chatter, arguing, giggling, asking, demanding. I try to get on the phone, and the minute it rings on the other end, I have someone next to me telling me about their superhero powers.
8. All of a sudden, eating at lunch is a big deal. I have a feeling my daughter didn’t eat ANY of her lunch that I made her at school.
9. By the time I get to work, I’m mentally exhausted and my throat hurts.
10. All my Facebook statuses have become kid-related.
BUT…there are some good points to having them home, such as….
1. I don’t have to make lunches when I come home from work at 2am!
2. I can give them healthier snacks at lunch since most fruit didn’t hold well in their lunch boxes, so I couldn’t give them fresh stuff often.
3. I can hang out with them more…which really ends up being a negative sometimes, but it’s nice to be able to do things with them on their summer break.
4. I don’t have to go pick them up from school and wait in a long line, then hang around town, waiting for the husband to swap them out.
5. They get to bond with each other.
6. I have them do more chores.
7. They read more books.
8. Them being home keeps me off the computer more often.
9. I actually eat lunch when they’re around.
10. I get to talk to someone besides the pug and two cats.
So, all in all, I enjoy having them home for the summer, but it’s a struggle to get through a day. Yes, yes. I know other people have it worse than me. But for ME, for MY situation, I’ve reached my toleration limit. Starting this weekend, we have more things PLANNED like play dates, camps, trips, classes at the library, etc., so it should be a little easier… Here’s to SUMMER!