Saturday, December 31, 2011

Stitches - take 2

At least it wasn't Jackson again!  The Wednesday before Christmas, I was in the kitchen making dinner when I heard a crash followed by a scream come from the living room.  Being the great mom I am, I shouted towards the living to stop jumping off things and calm down.  A minute later I turned around to see Eliza walking in the kitchen, screaming,  leaning forward with blood POURING from her forehead.  Seriously, dripping puddles on the floor.  I rushed her to the bathroom to clean it up and see how bad it was.  Thankfully it looked much worse than it really was but no question she needed stitches.  I told her we needed to go to the doctor and she started crying, "No!  I don't want stitches!!"  I guess she still remembers the trauma of holding Jackson down for 30 minutes while they stitched him up in the summer.  I got the kids in the car and took off for Instacare while trying to call Matt.  Of course that's the day his phone dies.  Ugh.  I think I called probably 40 times.  I don't know what he thought when he got home and saw dinner on the stove, blood trailing from the living room to the kitchen and us missing.  I FINALLY reached him and he met us there. Eliza was scared of what was going to happen but when it came down to doing the actual stitches, she was very brave.  She didn't cry at all.  She got two stitches in almost the same spot where Jackson got his 8 a few months ago.

So what happened was she was in the living room trying to feel what was in her stocking.  She must have tugged on it too hard because the heavy stocking holder came crashing down as she looked up.  OUCH.  We're going to forgo those next Christmas because I can already see Jackson doing it next year when he's taller.

I took her back the day after Christmas to get the stitches out.  It looks a lot better.  Hopefully it doesn't scar too much.  I've accepted the fact that Jackson will have a few scars by the time he's her age but I don't want her to have a bad one.

Santa may have gotten her an extra present for being so brave!

Merry Christmas!

GREAT Christmas this year!  Full of family, way too much food, and good times.  We went to Temple Square with the kids which was wonderful.  My brother and his family are in town from Arizona.  The kids had a great time opening and giving gifts.  It was especially nice that it was on a Sunday.  We went to church with my mom and dad.  It was special to be there in the ward I grew up in with all my brothers and their families.  My dad spoke for a few minutes in the meeting and it was wonderful.

New pajamas on Christmas Eve

Christmas Morning

Play tent

The only thing Eliza asked Santa for for Christmas was an umbrella.  Seriously, it was so cute.  That's the only thing she would say when anyone asked her what she wanted.  Luckily, Santa was able to find the exact one she wanted but we forgot to take a picture of it!  Our family had a great Christmas!

We hope everyone else did too!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Preschool Christmas program

Eliza had her preschool Christmas program last week.  She looks SO big compared to the other kids!  In her class there are three girls that are 5 years old.  All the other kids are still 3!  She did a great job singing, I am always proud of her when she does things like this because she can be so bashful sometimes.  I told her on the way home how proud I was of her and she said, "At first I was kind of nervous but then I just believed in myself!"  She got that off TV I think but was adorable.  Jackson was exactly how I thought he would be during the performance.  He cried that he couldn't be up there with her and screamed when I tried to make him sit quietly.  Sorry to the people that were filming...   

Monday, December 19, 2011


Jackson really is the biggest goober.  I made brownies the other day and let him lick the beater.  He walked around for quite a while with a nice handlebar mustache.  Haha!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Birthday party

I have felt like there hasn't been much to blog about lately.  Then I realized I never posted any pictures from Eliza's birthday party.  This was her first "friend" party.  Eleven 5 year olds made for a fun time...   They were actually really good.  We ate pizza, popped popcorn, and watched Phineas & Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension.  Not sure we're going to do a friend party every year but she was SO excited for it and we had a really fun time!