Saturday, June 30, 2012

One late night

 8:15pm  Emery and Lucy are rough housing. Emery throws Lucy onto the couch and she starts crying.

8:30  Lucy is still upset and won't let anyone touch her right arm. When I tried to check it, she screams and screams.

8:45  I call a friend of ours, who is a doctor, and he suggests we take her to the ER. He calls ahead to put our name down and find out who the on call Orthopedic doctor is.

9:30  We arrive at the hospital and check in

9:40  Lucy continues to hold onto her right arm but is calm. Nurse takes us back to a room and the orthopedic doctor comes to check on Lucy. He orders up an x-ray to see if it is broken.

10:00  Lucy goes for an x-ray. Emery enjoys himself by sitting on the big bed and reading books.
A few minutes after Lucy comes back, she starts moving both her arms and acting normal again.

10:10  I call our doctor friend and he looks at the x-rays from home. He say everything looks normal and she probably just had what's called "Nursemaid's Elbow". When they stretched out her arm to do the x-ray, it popped back into place.

10:20  The nurse comes back to tell us the orthopedic doctor will be busy for another 15-20 minutes. We ask if we can just go since Lucy is fine now. She gets the ok from the doctor and checks us out.

10:30pm  Lucy is happy as can be and feeling normal again. Whew! What a night!

We are so grateful to our doctor friend who helped us out and helped make our ER stay so quick! And we are so happy Lucy is ok and doesn't have any broken bones!!

Dress up

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Monday, June 25, 2012

Garden 11 weeks

The garden is coming along ok this year. We've had lots of tomatoes, even after pruning the plants as they got too big! The strawberries are only producing a few here and there but the kids love to look each day for some. The peas are just about done and starting to roast in the southern heat! Emery was very excited that we could finally pull some carrots! We still have lots to learn about being good gardeners, but we have fun trying!

Sunday, June 24, 2012

24 Weeks

24 Weeks
Still get nauseous some nights
My hips ache at the end of a busy day
Love feeling baby boy moving around in there
Still not sure what to name him

Saturday, June 23, 2012

First taste of Summer

Emery took his first swimming lessons this year. He was very excited and did wonderful. He made some real improvement in the 8 lessons. He can't wait to practice more this summer at the pool and take more lessons next year!

Emery also went to a week long Vacation Bible School at the church he used to attend preschool at. I forgot to take a picture :( but he had 5 fun filled days of 8:30-12:00 activities. They learned songs, memorized bible verses, saw skits and puppet shows, played games, went on scavenger hunts, and made crafts. And it was free :)

We've been enjoying summer fruits and salads and vegetables!
Lucy was kind enough to finish off this salad for me

We spent one morning at our friends house decorating and launching rockets!
This annual activity is always a favorite with the kids!

Emery got his onto the roof! And Lucy's went into the trees! Awesome!!

Lucy had her 2 year old check-up at the doctor. She was surprisingly calm and cooperative. She did shed a few tears when she got her shots but a quick flip of a switch by the nurse and she was mesmerized by bubbles!  I just love this pediatrician!

Miss Lucy is into all things girlie. After showing lots of interest in mommy's makeup, I decided to make her some pretend makeup of her own. 

I used old blush, powder, and eyeshadow containers, cleaned them out and filled them with nail polish. After letting it dry for 2-3 days, it was ready! Throw in a mini brush set and pretend lipstick and nail polish from the dollar store and there you have a little makeup kit!

Emery was a very willing participant in playing makeup. (Even if it doesn't look like it in the picture)

I think the kids have played more with this in the last 2 days than ANY other toy they've ever had. It's a hit for sure!

Daddy's been hard at work on the weekends working on our new playroom! We cleaned out the old office/guest room/sewing room/whatever room and are making it a play room! This wall will have lots of nice built-in storage! The top will have cabinets that lock and the bottom will have lots of shelves!
More to come on the other side of the room...
It's going to be fun!

This moment in time: 2 years old

Age: 2 years
Height: 35" (87%)
Weight: 24.2 lbs (18%)

Hobbies: Talking, running, snacking, and playing with Emery

Skills: Eats, undresses, puts shoes on and off, and opens doors by herself

What I'm in to: Shoes, clothes, make-up, purses, jewelry, babies, blankets, stuffed animals, and Elmo.

What I'm not in to: Sitting at the table to eat, following directions, being buckled in the carseat, and diaper rashes

Foods: Grazes throughout the day but eats very little in one sitting. Likes most foods but prefers sweets and treats. Likes water and juice- still doesn't like milk.

What I'm saying: More and more each day! Loves to say Emery, Mommy, Daddy, more please, again!, what doin'?, me too!, me first!, I did!, boogers, snack, juice, blankie, nigh night, i love you, it's good, hi, hold you, and lots of other stuff too!

Sleeping Habits: Wakes up around 7:30 or 8am and to bed at 8:30pm. One nap around 1:30pm for 2-3 hours.

Favorite Songs: All action songs ie) Head, shoulders, knees, and toes, Wheels on the Bus, Itsy Bitsty Spider, If you're happy and you know it, Book of Mormon Stories, Sunbeams, and also I am a Child of God and Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.

Other things: Loves to talk
Wants to be the center of attention at all times
Likes to be held
Likes to "help"
Interested in bugs and animals
Loves to read books and sing songs
Practicing saying prayers
Doesn't eat as much as she used to  but is always asking for snacks
Loves candy
Loves to play pretend makeup with Emery (he sorta likes to play it too!)
Loves to play in her kiddie swimming pool
Finally likes to swing!
Makes Mommy and Daddy laugh with her silliness
Likes to watch Elmo and Barney
Loves to play hide and go seek

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Saturday at the park

21 weeks

Here we are at 21 weeks
Lots of moving around from this little guy
We can already see little kicks from the outside!
He must be a feisty one; he'll fit right in with his brother and sister