Thursday, October 29, 2009

Kids at the Soup-n-Scare.

Wolf boy (some called him Teen Wolf) and The Spoiled Princess.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Thursday, October 8, 2009


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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Random Activity #1

Corban's school gives us the option to recieve "homework" on a weekly and monthly basis. The weekly email is usually a bag with a book and 4 activities to do- sometimes with accompanying toys. Corban loves these. You complete the bag and then send it back and they get a new one. The monthly packet is a about 3 pages on average and has a numbered list of things to do with your child ranging from talking to them about their name and having them repeat it back to working on the alphabet with flashcards. There are always fun activities that are easy and inexpensive. I often think I should share the wealth of ideas. Many of the homework assignments are just ways to interact with your child and help them have fun learning.

So, for my first random activity you need a length of yarn. I think this one is around ten feet long. you make shapes on the floor and have them identify what it is. We took turns making things and after basic shapes started making other things, like flowers or a snail. My kids loved this activity and loved taking their turn. Amazing, how long this occupied them, since it's just a piece of yarn.

I bet you can't wait for the next random fun.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

About to fall asleep and still she sings. When this song ended and it was quiet for a second she started singing Another One Bites the Dust. Funny. P.S. I was at a red light waiting to turn.

Monday, October 5, 2009

How awesome is this kid?

Pretty dang.

Explanation of Bandage

I upload pictures from my cell phone straight to the blog sometimes. I meant to get online that day and tell the tale of this accident. Better late than never.

It was a dreary day, and the kids were growing weary of playing nice together. They were in the living room with Jenga and a few other toys. I took my leave of them to visit the loo, when I heard the scream. Now, I hurried to the kids, but initially I was rolling my eyes, seeing that my kids are in a phase of who can get the other to cry first. I entered the room to find Izzy laying on her back, her head near her eyebrow and left hand covered in blood. Corban, of course, was hiding. I scooped her up and rushed to the bathroom. I set her in the tub, then found a washcloth and the first aid kit. I wipe away the blood to find an inch long cut above her eyebrow. I finished cleaning her up, because she needed the blood off her hand. She was very still and patient after that. I was proud of her being so calm. the cut didn't seem deep so I put a modified butterfly bandage over the cut and put a regular bandage over top to catch any seeping blood. I was really surprised the cut was barely bleeding. Kids heal so quickly. I called Nicole (thanks Nicole and Dan) and asked if I could let her sleep and ask about the cut and if I should go into the doctor.

I continued to change the dressing a few times throughout the day. Adding fresh butterfly bandaged to keep the wound closed, but every time she moved her eyebrows their was a gap in the cut. I was worried about it, but she was fine otherwise. When Dave came home the cut wasn't bleeding and you could see into it enough that he said it should have had stitches. At that remark I felt terrible. I waited 2 days to have Corban's leg looked at when it was broken and now I missed my opportunity for stitches because it was too late.

I put a fresh butterfly on it before she went to sleep and it was mostly sealed the next morning, thank goodness. I have waited a few days to slather the Neosporin on it to help with the scarring, just to make sure the wound is sealed.

So, there you have it. Izzy's first head wound. You know you're a mother when you can't go the the bathroom without someone getting into trouble.

30 minutes after it happened. (10/1) And Today. I can't get a great picture, she keeps moving!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Finally Documented

Izzy is very verbal. She also has this weird habit of pulling in her bottom lip when she says certain words. Is there a name for something like that? It's just some sort of impediment, I guess.

Here are a couple pictures of my wacky offspring.
(Thanks, Dad. All pictures were cropped from group pictures taken by Grandpa Gordon, who I lovingly call the Paparazzi at times- Dad, just think of it as a longer version of Pop. I love you, Pop!)