Tuesday, March 30, 2010

No pictures allowed for this post. Why, you ask? Cause I'm the worst mom ever!!

Arwen was home for spring break last week. Aaron took Monday and Tuesday off so we could play. After lunch at Costco, we took the kids to a new play ground. It was super fun! Lots of new, high tech play equipment. There was a little river bed by the park, that was still dry. The kids had lots of fun playing with the river stones. I ran Noah to the bathroom and Aaron was playing with Lu on the teeter totter. As I got back, Joshua ran up from the river screaming. I ran over. He held his pinky out to me while telling me a boy smashed his finger with a rock. He had been playing with a little boy around his age. I guess he smashed a rock on top of another rock that Joshua's finger was on. After a 5 hour trip at the ER...we got to go home. After 3 x-rays, we found out Joshua's pinky was fractured. His nail was completely popped off. He had to have a few stitches after being given a shot to numb his hand. The icing on the cake was when the doctor cleaned the nail off and then shoved it back into Joshua's nail bed...to try and preserve the nail bed. We have no idea if a nail will ever grow back. (hmmm...seems I have another little boy with a very similar story...and a funky thumb nail!) The hard part is that it is on his left hand...and he's left handed. He's been a trooper. Everyone was amazed with how calm and well behaved he was. He's pretty stoic when people are around, but it was so sad when they would leave his room and he would whimper to me about how scared he was for his shot.

He got a cold later on in the week and managed to scrape all the skin off the top of one of his feet while opening a door. He just fell apart :(

Why am I the worst mom...because I cut the boys' hair on Saturday. I grabbed the wrong guard for Josh and he's pretty much bald. He looks ridiculous! I'm sorry Joshy!! So...no pictures of this cute little guy in his tiny little cast for a couple of weeks.
For Family Home Evening on Monday, we made gum for our activity. It was really fun! Let me just tell you though...that gum was so sickeningly sweet that I almost died. I got a belly ache and boy did my teeth hurt! I think there must have been at least 5 tbsp of powdered sugar, per piece of gum.

Still gross.

Cute. We didn't let Larkin make her own. She just chewed a piece of bubble gum from the pantry. She had fun pretending to make her own. She would dip it in powdered sugar and chew...then dip then chew.

Happy gum making party.