Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Our Trip to the Emergency Room

One word to describe our day yesterday is traumatic. Let me explain, Charlotte was running and tripped to fall right into the corner of a wooden play table. I saw the whole thing happen and immediately I knew it was bad. I called the doctor and the nurse said as long as it wasn't gaping open and just a split head we should be "okay".

Here is the first shot of the injury:

So to me it look just like a nasty cut and we should be clear. Charlotte was in a great mood and was even trying to do somersaults after it happen so I knew it wasn't bothering her much. I smacked on a pretty bandaged on and thought we were good to go.

It wasn't until several hours later I pinned her down (yes, pinned) to clean the cut up that I knew we were in trouble. Josh called me as he was headed home from work and I said we have to go straight to our after hours clinic, Kids First Pediatrics.

Waiting at Kids First

Whelp.... bad news. Not only does our Bit need stitches they refused to see her because it was a head laceration. Off to the dreaded Emergency Room we went. It is about 6:30 and Charlotte's patience were gone. Not to mention I didn't pack dinner or milk.

Waiting for the ER Doc

This is when the true nightmare happens. They wrapped Charlotte up in a straight jacket thing that went form her neck to her toes then two nurses had to pin down her beautiful head. Charlotte was screaming so loud she began to dry heave. I was in a corner crying nearly has hard as she was. In fact, as I am writing this I am crying again to think about how awful it was. She would scream "bye bye" and "daddy" when she heard Josh's voice. After a FULL TWENTY MINUTES it was over.....

Our baby was so sweaty and scared by the time we left hours later. It was truly an awful night. As I hid in the corner I prayed for Charlotte and the parents that have to do these things often because their child is much more sick/hurt than Charlotte. It was weird to be grateful at that moment but I was.

Anyways, she will go back to the ER Saturday to have her stitches removed. I would sure appreciate prayers that the removal is much less traumatic for all three of us. I do not think we can take much more.

Here are two pictures from this morning:

What a trooper!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Busy/Fun Day

Today while the bit was at school my Mom and I went to the Oklahoma State Fair. Hollar!!! This has to be our favorite time of the year. My Mom loves it as much as me. We literally just go to eat and talk bad about people. In total we ate: a corn dog, a cheese on a stick, a turkey leg, chicken on a stick, fried twinkie, and a fried snickers. If someone invited me to the fair again this evening I would be there in a heartbeat.

You have to check this video out of a woman "testing out" an exercise equipment.

After I picked up Charlotte we headed home to meet our favorite trio; the Nevels clan. Sophie and Campbell got to jump on Charlotte's new trampoline. It was our typical crazy but fun get togethers.

 Time for the playroom... Poor Burke looks like another stuffed animal

And what sweet sweet friendships are already forming

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Barnes and Nobel Round 2

Stephanie and I constantly try to find new activities to do with our girls. This isn't always an easy task because nothing holds their attention long. This afternoon we went to a read along at Barnes and Nobel. It was so cute and the reader was entertaining in his own way but our girls were ready to move on after about 10 minutes. 

All of the well behaved kids were interested in the reading: 

Charlotte and Sophie not so interested so sweet Steph began her own book reading:

What do you know? That didn't last long either so off to the trains:

But at the end of the day our girls were way more interested in stuff animals than books:

Taking Abby to show her the train 

Two lovies hugging their friends

This picture makes me laugh out loud because it sums up our outings so well!
1. Charlotte: Bizarre
2. Sophie: Busy
3. Campbell: Sensitive
But like all of our crazy field trips it was worth it in the end:

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Come Play Dorothy

Barnes and Nobel

Mother's Day Out ends at a cruel time; 2:30 p.m. Too early to get too much stuff done on your own and too late to get any real activities after you pick your bit(s) up.  Today I wasn't ready to go sit at home and try to entertain Charlotte so we went to play at Barnes and Nobel. Why do I not do this more? It is cool, they have a starbucks, and it is free.

Charlotte overwhelmed by all the options:

Charlotte found a Sesame Street book that made music and couldn't resist a jig:

Awwwwh... Now this is the life:

Seems like she narrowed in on her choice: 

We've got a winner: 

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Music Monday

Artist: Fun
Song: "Some Nights"

Labor Day Weekend

Labor Day weekend is always fun because Josh's birthday usually falls in the weekend. The three of us headed back to the lake to celebrate as a family. I hope everyone else had a great long weekend.

Headed to dinner to celebrate the boo's birthday:

Aunt Carrie

Uncle Nick

Charlotte had to find a way to entertain herself during the college football games:

And to end a great weekend at the lake we had to have so fun in the sun:

My Mom was laughing too hard to get a picture of Josh and I both in the tube together. Let's just say this tube isn't meant for two grown adults.