Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Growing up

Miles has been growing up way too fast lately. He is no longer my baby, but my little boy. He walks, almost runs, understands what I am saying, and tries to repeat everything I say. I try to get him to say things in front of people or on the phone, but he turns silent the moment he thinks someone else is listening. So I finally got a couple of phrases on video today. He would not let me set him down to do it, so he was on my left hip while I filmed him with my right hand. So forgive me if he is not quite centered!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

The New Elle

Elle got her hair cut Friday...just like Ava's!!! I took her to a place called Cookie Cutters. She sat in a pink Cadillac car and watched Finding Nemo while they cut her hair. They even have Playstations at every station so the older kids can play video games while they get their hair cut!! I think that is where I will send Matt when he needs his hair cut again!!!

Miles got his stitches out this morning. He is the most over dramatic boy I know. I thought boys were supposed to be tough! We had three people holding him down while the doctor took out the stitches and we probably could have used one more! But they are out and he looks great!

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Miles: A noise with stitches on it

Friday, while I was making lunch, the kids were running a muck downstairs. Miles fell, as toddlers often do, and hit his mouth on the bottom edge of the entertainment center. His top teeth went into his bottom lip and the edge of the entertainment center went up into his bottom lip, meeting his teeth in the middle. I met Matt at his pediatrician's office and they sent us to Primary Childrens' ER. Luckily, we were able to drop the girls off at Charise's. 5 hours later, Miles emerged from the ER with 4 stitches in his bottom lip.
The doctors and nurses were fantastic! Everybody loved him, as expected, and took turns holding him. He had his first crush on the first doctor we saw. She was pretty cute! He is usually really shy around strangers, but he was smiling at her and talking to her the whole time! When it was finally time to sedate him so they could stitch him up, they pushed Ketamine through an IV in his hand. He would knock out for about a minute or two, then wake right up screaming again. They gave him 4 or 5 times the normal dose, which was fine. They were singing to him and holding his hands, and talking to him the whole time. We could not have asked for better doctors and nurses.
Miles has not, as of yet, noticed the stitches in his lip. They are bright blue, so everybody else notices them! He is not in pain or discomfort, and is the same happy Miles!!

Friday, April 11, 2008

Itty Bitty Basketball

The girls started basketball last week. They will have three more classes this month, then move on to soccer next month. Elle absolutely loved it! Morgan was quite shy at first, but eventually warmed up and had a blast! You never realized how big a basketball actually is until you see Elle try to dribble one!!! I loved watching them!

Thursday, April 3, 2008

It's been a while

I know it's been a while since I posted anything. I have been too caught up in reading. My new favorite author is Harlan Coben, if you want to check him out! Anyway, we have just been up to more of the same. The girls start basketball this Saturday. I will take some video and post it by next week. They are really excited. Oh, and I have one quick funny story. The other night Morgan would not take more than one bite of her dinner. I told her, "You won't get any snacks later, Morgan. You need to eat. This is dinner!!" She stood tall, grabbed her plate, and glared at me while going to put it in the sink and announced, "Dinner is over!" I don't know how this will read, but believe me it was hilarious!