Monday, June 11, 2012

Theodore's Trip to ER

I can't remember why but Tammy and Regina decided to come over for a visit on Saturday, February 18th. John had taken the van to a camp out with the scouts so I was by myself and grateful for the distraction. We were all just visiting and playing with the kids, I might have been in the kitchen doing something I can't remember. When all a sudden I hear a loud crack and Theodore doing his i-can't-breathe cry. Regina saw it happen, there is a foot gap in between the couch and our china cabinet, he had jumped off the couch arm into the gap [something he's done many times] but this time his head hit the side of the cabinet. She immediately grabbed him and was bringing him to me as I was heading over to her. Then she said, "He's bleeding." As it was all over her arm and all over the back of his head. I take him to the bathroom and put his head in the sink and start cleaning it off. Then I start freaking out because it was pretty deep and I knew a trip to the ER couldn't be avoided. I called Papa to take me because I didn't have a key to John's car. (I had almost asked him the night before to make sure he left it (spirit) but of course I forgot.) OH yeah and the fact that Tammy and Regina were there when it happened was a huge blessing too because they were able to babysit the other kids while we went. 
Here we are in the waiting room. Luckily the blood stopped flowing pretty quick and he had calmed down before we even got in Papa's truck (something he is scared of anyways). He was a trooper though and knew it was the only car to get him to the doctor. It was about an inch and a quarter long and a quarter inch deep. You can tell it needed stitches because it is hanging wide open. 

So in the waiting room we was climbing all over the chairs and being a normal active boy and I kept telling him... "No more Theodore jumping off the couch." 
Here is a link to the video of him racing in the waiting room. 
And here is a video of him singing, 'no more monkey's jumping on the bed'.
They had me hold a topical anesthetic to his head and I had to hold it there for 15 minutes. After a few minutes I just had him lay on it though.

But then the doctor never came back....

When he found out he was asleep he caught up on a little more paperwork and then came in and said, "I hate to wake him, but lets get it done." I said, "OK, lets do it." Papa held his legs, I held his arms and the doctor held his head. He put 4 staples in, then asked if he could do one more. I said "That's fine but can I take a picture?" I'm so warped, I wanted to be there for his circ too. 

Pour little guy was crying so hard.

Here it is after the nurse gooped it up with neosporin.

He handled it really well and learned to sleep on his side. The only time it really bothered him was in his car seat or during diaper changes. Michael was Star of the Week the next week so we took all the kids in and his whole class was very curious about Theodore's staples. The last week of school I brought Theodore with me again for a party and one of the kids was looking at his head trying to find the staples. I said, "Oh he doesn't have them anymore but here is his scar." I thought that was funny. 

Lawrence turns 1 / Michael turns 7

February 10th was Lawrence's 1st Birthday and February 12th was Michael's 7th Birthday. We were going to throw Michael a surprise party so I told him that this year we were just going to have a family dinner with maybe one family over to celebrate his and Lawrence's birthday. 
That lucky family was Brenda and her daughter Giscel.

Here is the cake. 

I put 7 candles on it and we sang to Michael.

Then I cut a piece off and lit the candle again.

And we sang to Lawrence.

And then we let him go at it.

Michael sure enjoyed it.

Lawrence enjoyed it so much he decided to share with his ear, hair and pajamas
The 2 birthday boys.
Then we had fun twirling. There are a couple videos on our Youtube channel -

Then Michael got to open a few presents. 
Transformer lego's from Kenney, Nana and Papa.

A Game Boy from Aunt Jenny.

A Detective coat from Grandma. (This is a preview for his party... but he didn't know that)

Theodore was excited about the game boy too. 

It was a fun Night and we were glad to have Family nearby to celebrate with. 

Thursday, March 15, 2012


These are my kids being silly in front of the tree on the 22nd of December.
You can tell Nana was trying to get good serious pictures but that didn't happen.
Here is how the tree looked after Santa came.
And the stockings
And some of the snowflakes they made and hung on the wall.
We were mean and made them get ready for church before they could play with their gift from Santa. And then they couldn't touch anything else until we got back from Sacrament meeting.
Lawrence was chasing the Jeep. There is a video I posted on our YouTube channel but he wasn't as into it as he was before the video started recording.
Vivian with her new sewing machine. I was so excited to give this to her because she had really wanted one. But we never did figure out how to use it the right way. I'll probably end up teaching her how to use mine. (or maybe I'll get a new one and she can have mine... hehehe.)
Vivian wearing her new Princess footie pajamas and holder her new swim time barbie.
Michael giving Daddy a huge hug after opening a torpedo gun from him. We found out it only works under water though. 2 fail gifts.
Jenny brought over a ton of awesome stuff for us and in with some books was this one that Michael read to me. He is sooo good at ready it amazes me.
Theodore is excited for his new exercising Care Bear from Jenny. Vivian got one too but it doesn't dance it talks when you hug it.... and it's pink.
We had a wonderful Christmas and got some fun stuff. We also had fun with both sides of the Family.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Fairy Tale Town

The last time we went to Fairy Tale Town Theodore was about 4.5 months old. My sister moved to Sacramento in July and when she heard that they were having free admission for Christmas Eve she thought it would be a great opportunity to check it out. We met her there and my kids were so excited to see her kids. Michael was running around with Matthew. Vivian and Katie were holding hands most of the time and Rebecca had fun chasing Theodore around.

Don't worry, this wasn't as bad as it looks.

Vivian and Theodore were having a blast dancing on the stage. I have an awesome video of Vivian shaking and Theodore doing his funny looking walk but it doesn't look like it is going to upload. One of these days I will have to create a YouTube channel.