Friday, December 28, 2012

More lessons in how to 'roll with it'

Santa was stopping by our house a day early this Christmas because we were going to be gone on Christmas morning. So Sunday evening we made our cookies to set out for the big guy, watched The Grinch, got on our Christmas PJs and were all ready to read our Christmas story book in Henson's bed together when plans changed juuuuuuust a tad....

As Henson excitedly attempted to leap into bed, he slipped off and caught himself with his elbow. Not. Good. After a good 8:30pm-4:00am hospital experience we came home with a broken elbow and a splint until we could get in to the pediatric ortho on Wednesday morning.
Santa did not forget this brave dude, though. Santa still arrived in time for the presents to be under the tree before H woke up (at noon the next day).
Long-awaited Green Machine

Getting his green cast on Wednesday

This week I have learned many lessons:
1. Things rarely work out the way you plan for them to. 
2. Kids can greatly surprise you by how resilient they are
3. Things rarely work out the way you plan.
4. How to roll with what comes at you; rearranging plans is a minor setback.
5. Things rarely work out the way you plan.
6. How to be grateful for the blessing of overall 
    health of my little boy.
7. Things rarely work out the way you plan.
8. It is possible to adapt to your unfortunate    
    situation without complaining (taught by my 3 year old, who       has yet to even whimper about only being able to use one arm, and is just   
      doing it.)
9. Things rarely work out the way you plan.
10. It could be way worse. We didn't have the  
     Christmas we had scheduled to have, but 
     Christmas happened. We rearranged and were   
     able to see all our family. The boys got     
     everything they asked for, and we were all   
     blessed by all being together.

Now we'll see what 3 weeks in a cast will bring...

Friday, December 21, 2012


Last day of Sonshine School in 2012. 

It took four months for Simon to finally go into class without crying when I left, (and in two weeks I'm afraid that will all be starting right back over again...but no time for negativity.) This pick makes my day merry and bright.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

The BF

This is my best friend, Anna and I in eighth grade. We know we're awesome, but you can go ahead and tell us how sweet these looks are. We can't hear it enough. I looked for our 1st Place Talent Show  dance routine win pic with our matching outfits. I'll just let you imagine that one. 

This is us now.
I love this lady with all my heart. I have the best best friend. She lives in Abilene now with her little family of three, and I was missing her face today. So here's a shout out post for the funniest, godliest, self-less, most wonderful friend I could ever ask for.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

I have said it from his beginning - he will be quiet, and mischievious. A dangerous combination. At least for a mom.
Well, this, my friends, is the look a mischievious 20 month old who got caught.
20 months will also mark the first time out of his life. And...the first time I have seen him cry the way he did with a look of such betrayal that I had to go hide in the laundry room for my own time out from putting him in time out. 
In more positive news, he is quite polite. He always says "please", "thank you! welcome!" (those always come together), and he excuses you if you sneeze or burb. Ahem. If Henson burps.
If you cough, he'll excuse you and then softly pat your back. He has definitely hit the "age of confliction" (dont' think that's a word, but that is what it is). That is, the "I want to be sweet, but the new awareness of free will will momentarily possess my body beyond my realm of control" phase? You know. 
Anyway, I'm much more ready this time. Cause now I have a laundry room with a door that also has a pantry, AND a lock. I'm totally ready.

Monday, December 10, 2012

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