Monday, November 21, 2011

Thanksgiving Curse?

Three years ago I missed a fabulous Thanksgiving dinner with this master chef because Zack had a fever and was sick.

Last year on the day before Thanksgiving I dislocated my kneecap (and then Alex had his second hernia surgery).

Exactly two years ago today I posted about Johnny’s most recent back episode flare up. For some strange reason, we felt like THIS was our year to have a nice happy, healthy, peaceful Thanksgiving!

But man, we should have learned our lesson…

This morning Johnny moved wrong and ended up in intense pain on the floor. I knew immediately by the tone of his yell what had happened.

We initially thought it wasn’t too bad so we made an appointment with a doctor and called my friend Heather to watch the kids. (oh Heather… thank you, thank you…)

As I tried to get Johnny up to go, I quickly realized that our plan wasn’t going to work and I needed to call 911.

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Five firemen had to haul him down the stairs strapped to a chair. I’ve never seen him in so much pain and it was heartbreaking!

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In the ER they pumped him full of drugs and sent us home.

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Wednesday he gets to see the spine specialist and we hope that it will be a quick recovery. Hope!

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Happy Thanksgiving Folks!!

Friday, November 11, 2011

“When 900 years old you reach…

…look as good, you will not!” -Yoda
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Happy Halloween!
Luke & Leia Skywalker, (the twins)
Queen Amidala, (their mother)
and Yoda

Sleepy Babe

 Alex just turned two but don't be fooled by his sweet little face. The boy thinks he is four. (Though if you ask HIM, he says he's THE baby!!)

He has recently decided that he is too big to take naps. Not officially, of course, but by staging a (sort of cute) protest of singing and playing in his crib at nap time.

The result is that this little boy of mine is sleepy. Almost all the time.  (And, by golly, I sure know how he feels!!)


But when he falls asleep in the car, I get to carry him into the house and snuggle my cheeks against his cheeks and (reluctantly) tuck him into his bed.

Oh, how I love this little man of mine. I wish I could just freeze time for a little while...