Saturday, May 8, 2010

Lots to Read

So I just did a little blog-a-thon. You might want to keep scrolling down and maybe even look at older posts if you want to see it all.


WARNING: If you don't deal well with wounds you might want to skip this.
The last Wednesday of April Emily was playing in our neighbor's yard with her little friends and I called her home to come with me to drop a meal off to a friend who just had a new baby. Emily left a blanket in the neighbor's yard when she came with me and ran across the street to get it when we returned home.
What we didn't know is that when she left the neighbor took his kids inside and put their aggressive, VERY protective dog outside.
Em bent down to get her blanket and then looked up to see a large shepherd mix coming at her face. She quickly stood up and tried to run away but just wasn't quite fast enough. Little Bear got a pretty big bite of her leg.
She came home completely frantic and we quickly took her to an urgent care. Normally they would have liked to have stitched it but since it was a bite they had to leave it open in case of infection.
We had to visit our pediatrician twice more that week so they could keep an eye on it and the health department made a visit to keep an eye on the dog that was not current with its rabies shots. The girl seems healthy and so does the dog.
The pediatrician originally wanted us to see a plastic surgeon but by Saturday it had closed by itself beautifully.
She was pretty traumatized at first but has since loved on several other friendly neighborhood dogs. Here's hoping she continues to not be too scared.

A Wish on a Candle

So now that I have access to all of my pictures on my computer it has been interesting to go back and look at the year I didn't blog. Emily's birthday from last year was one of those events that didn't get shared. It is crazy to look back and see how much has changed in one year. The huge difference between the Kindergartener and the 1st grader. The year seems to have wisped by like the breath that was used to blow out her candles

We celebrated at Build-a-Bear with a handful of her school friends. It was super easy and amazingly inexpensive compared to parties of previous years where we entertained whole families.

She decided she wanted store bought cookies and Capri Suns for her class treat.

It is ALL Good but the NUMBER. . .

So another birthday came and went. The kids were cute. Danny was cute.

Love all the cards and birthday wishes.

Love my Rug and crystal light.
Love my clock.

And you've got to love all the bedhead pictures.
The number that is now mine? Not so much :)

It is hard to admit I have entered a new category on surveys. Why is it that they have to make you go from being grouped with the 20 year olds to being grouped with the 50s? Not that there is anything wrong with the 50s. I'm just not ready to go there myself:)

The Mother of All Cookies

I was the cookie mom again this year for our girl scout troop. Most of March was about cookies, cookies, cookies. Our troop was awesome and sold 3600 boxes. That is 300 cases or 3 Honda Odysseys and a Ford Excursion full of cookies. We earned lots of incentives, troop money and the bonus T-SHIRTS.
The pictures are just the first load. Glad that is behind me.