Thursday, September 27, 2007

A trip to the ZOO

Steven didn't have preschool on Monday - so Gams, Steven, Rebecca & I decided to go to the zoo. Gams had never been to our zoo, and come to think of it neither had Rebecca. It was a great time to go as the weather was nice, but it was not crowded at all. Steven favorites were the butterflies (they have a butterfly house), the turtles and the anteater. It's been neat to see Steven be "top dog" during the day while David is at school. I am glad we have this year together to let him be the main guy!
Here are some pictures from our visit:

The kids with Gams at the butterfly house

Steven visiting the prarie dogs

Hey Steven, there's a polar bear behind you!

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Blogging has it's advantages

Here is the text of the blog that I started writing earlier today - it set in motion a day long chain of was orginially titled "oops - he did it again"!
We are still waiting on the official X-ray results, but it appears that Steven has fractured his wrist. He was standing on the sit-and-spin (believe me, he's gotten "the lecture") and slipped and fell. It is the same wrist he fractured right before his 2nd birthday. Once again he has been a real trooper. There is a chance that what they saw in the X-ray could be the old break, so they are comparing the results today. They went ahead and put a splint on his arm to be on the safe side!
Here he is this morning -

So then as I went to post this picture of him in the splint when he was almost 2 - I look at the picture and realize that it is NOT the same wrist that he fractured before!
I called Chris freaking out about it. When I calmed down, I decided to call the pediatrician's office. At this point we realize that it is definetly not the old break they were seeing as it was the other wrist. So they told me I needed to come into their office to have it looked at. But before I came I needed to go to Urgent Care and pick up the X-rays (isn't there technology now to make this happen more easily). So I took Steven and Rebecca to the Urgent Care to get the films. Then Gams came over because I had a dentist appointment for me (that I had already rescheduled once). I got back just in time to pick up Steven and head over to the peds office to have them look at the X-rays and say "Yes, it's fractured" and give me a referral for the orthopedics. They said they would call the ortho office to make an appointment and call me back. As I am almost home, they call on my cell and say that they need me to come there within the next 1/2 hour, otherwise I have to wait until Monday. So I run in and ask Gams if she can stay until Chris gets home (a friend had already agreed to pick up David from school). It's about a 25 minute drive to where the ortho office is. We made it and they put the cast on quicker than I could fill out the 5 pages of paperwork. My poor Steven is not real happy about the cast. Last time they were able to do it below his elbow, but at this age they had to do it above, so that he doesn't try to pull it off! We go back in 2 weeks to check it - hopefully it will be healed enough to not have to do 2 more weeks!
So now here is Steven with his cast tonight and then in his cast 2 1/2 years ago!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

A smile for today

First of all, I have been meaning to post this picture of my 3 sweeties!
I couldn't decide which one I like best, so I guess I'll post them both.

Now I have two funny stories.
Steven: the other day he told me that one of his grandmas told him that animals don't have thumbs. I told him that was right. He thought for a moment and then said, "Well then I guess they can only count to 8"!
David: In his class, each student along with their name has a number - it is posted on their mailbox, etc. David brought home a little book he had made about school. It had fill-in-the blank statements for them to complete. One page said, "A new friend I have made is..." and David filled in "Travis #20". I don't know why, but that totally cracked me up!

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

David the First Grader

Yesterday was David's first day of 1st grade. They only had a 1/2 day, so today will be the real thing - being there all day. David has 2 teachers. One teaches on Monday &Tuesdays, the other teaches on Thursday and Friday and then they alternate Wednesdays! We'll see how it all works out.

Here is my handsome boy yesterday morning!

Saturday, September 01, 2007

Giving Back!

I ran across an amazing article/video last week about a girl that was adopted from Peru! (If you go to the link, along with reading, watch the 2 video clips as well!)
It has stayed with me and affected me profoundly. I am just in awe of what this girl has accomplished at such a young age. It has challenged me to make all 5 of us more aware of the plight of orphans and to find ways as a family to give back. Stay tuned...