Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Stitches, Slump and Sledding


We spent our Sunday morning in the E.R. Parker tripped and sliced his head on a piece of furniture as he fell. We weren't sure if he needed sitches; we didn't want to look stupid when the doctor said it was just a cut and to put a bandage on it. Brad said it looked really deep so we went to the E.R. anyway. Brad and I are glad we did, as you can see he ended up with 5 stitches on his forehead. I fought so hard to not be one of the weaping mothers while I watched them restrain Parker and stick a needle in his head to numb the wound. I almost lost it. The poor little guy was such a trooper though. While screaming, he kept saying "all done" to the doctors, hoping it would get them to stop. He then got so worked up that by around the 4th stitch, he started to fall asleep. Once we left the hospital and entered our car, I lost it. I just cried as I watched him fall asleep in his car seat on the way home. He will get his stitches out on Saturday.


Mark and Carrie and the boys came to visit for New Year's along with Leavitts. Our family has a game called Slump. It is a horseshoe type of game but you play it with the stacking baby toy. Each ring gets harder and harder to throw on. We have an official SLUMP KING! Mark was able to successfully toss the top ring on with out even breaking a sweat. This is an amazing feat. No one in the history of Slump had yet to do this until this marvel of man created history on the last day of 2007. Bravo Mark, bravo!


New Years Day many of us went sledding. This was so much fun. This first picture was taken BEFORE sledding. Parker was so tired from playing with all his cousins all day that he fell asleep even before we left our driveway.

Parker (aka "Ralphie") and Emma had a good time playing with the snow at the bottom of the hill.
Shane... faster than the speed of light.
Brad put a ramp on top of the ramp... genius idea.
Emily...sporting Brad's sunglasses. Hers are still MIA.

Bradley... fearless. Shane took this picture, isn't it awesome.
Mark and Ryan soaring down the hill while the crowds cheer.
Miles was an animal. He wanted to try everything. HE kept wanting to do whatever made him go the fastest. "Will someone big go with me so the tube will go faster off the ramp?" This is what Brad was doing. Brad lifted him up at the last minute to save Miles from the impact of the fall.
I told Ryan to smile, but the sun was reflecting so bright he couldn't keep his eyes open. Too cute!
Parker had such a fun time going down the hill with his Mom and Dad. We got going down the hill so fast sometimes the it would make his eyes water.


Steve & Tiffany said...

Oh Parker! I'm so sorry to hear about your stitches! It looks like you ALL had a great time sledding! So fun!

Barbara said...

It makes me smile so much to see you all having so much fun together. Give my cutie (that would be Parker) a huge hug from Grammie. And gently kiss his boo boo. Oh, here's a hug for you and Brad too!

The States said...

Stiches! He's all boy isnt he? Im dreading the day Makoa decides he's not going to be careful anymore... if hes anything like his dad I'm going to be a sobbin' mom! Looks like you guys were having a ton of fun sledding though! What wonderful memories!

Jillyboo said...

tell parker that chicks dig scars. Looks like you guys had a lot of fun sledding, mush have been great to have everyone together.