Last week Lydia was jumping on a neighbor's trampoline and came in complaining about her ankle and foot hurting. I brushed it off as a sprain since she was running, dancing and playing with friends 10 minutes later. The next day she came home from school limping so I called our dance carpool and told her Lydia wouldn't be going to dance. I thought it just needed a day or two to heal.
Since then she has been limping around on her left foot tippy toes and complaining on and off but could still break out in a "jig" as she always does and her teacher didn't even notice. After walking to the Vandy game last night my mom mentioned that i should probably just have it looked it.
So I did.
And YEP, after a doc visit and a quick X-ray our girl has a fracture in her ankle. As I understand it, it's where the tibia and fibula meet in the back close to her heel. Which would explain the tippy toes.
We have an appointment with the orthopedist tomorrow. We should know more then.
You would never know anything was wrong with her besides her slight limp and a little complaint here and there.
We looked and looked for the Raspberry Tart costume in her size and all we could find was a toddler size. Last week I finally found a child small online size 4-6. It came today and honestly, it is TINY. I don't think we could get her right arm in the dress.
The city of Nashville is wiped out of child and adult angry bird costumes. I'm bummed that the costume is so popular bc when Zachy came up with it all on his own I thought he was brilliant.
Thankfully, I had my mom with me at the pumpkin tent this morning looking for his costume and we resorted to Joanne's for a pattern. She is at home as a type sewing it for him and Seth and I will make the face. I'm about to call her and break news that she will also need to whip up a Raspberry Tart dress in the next 48 hours. I think all the accessories will work just fine.
Really? It's been THAT long since I last posted to my blog. Yikes.
Well, sooooo many things have happened since then and I have decided that I MUST for the sake of remembering this wonderful life I share with my small children and husband, start blogging more... A LOT more. So that's that.
I've decided that just a few sentences about something that happened that day, or something funny that one of the kids said is suitable and REQUIRED. So I'm not here this time to update my blog on the last 4 or so months. Instead... I'll share this funny story...
Lydia came home from school yesterday crying. She was in tears as she burst through the door. The conversation went something like this...
L: Sobbing -Mommy, I got on orange today. Me: Orange? What? What happened honey? Settle down and tell me. L: I'm scared. I'm scared you won't give me dinner! Me: WHAT??? Won't give you dinner (and just for the record my dear, I have only THREATENED to send you to bed without dinner. I have never actually done it!)?? Just tell me. L: I lied. Me: YOU DID WHAT??? - she knows how much I will NOT tolerate lying!
So I pulled the "oops note" out of her backpack and I had to turn around so she wouldn't see me laughing at what was written. Apparently, Lydia told and convinced a teacher's assistant in the cafeteria that she was allergic to peanut butter so that she could sit at the peanut free table with her friend Paris.
OH GOOD LORD...what in the world are the "real" teenage years going to hold for us?!
Dear Lydia, I am planning our day trip to Chicago tommorow very carefully, to be sure to include absolutely everything and anything that will make us happy and smile! Of course American Girl Doll is top of the list but knowing you and I, we will love it, but be ready to move on quickly to a new adventure. So I have us all mapped out and ready to go! Put your walking boots on girl! This is are first mommy/daughter trip and I think I just may be more excited than you! Love You Sweet Bug and here is to our first and SO MANY MORE!!! Love, Mommy.
We're alive and kicking. I can't believe how awful I am about blogging. Frankly, the only thing I am good at lately is running my kids around here and there...How can social lives be so busy at 3 and 5?
I am hoping to catch us up here this weekend. Maybe tomorrow? That may be a pipe dream, but it's mine. :)
I am so sick of this CRAP ASS weather! I mean seriously...what is going on? My dog is a FREAK. And I don't mean he's a freak like other dogs when it comes to storms...He's a FREAK! This is the same dog that is afraid of his food and water bowl and we have to feed on a paper plate...IN THE SAME spot every night or he cries and whines and refuses to eat and drink. So...you can imagine how he reacts when it comes to thunderstorms and bad weather! O-M-G!!!
So after MANY nights of this hideous weather in the past month, I finally called the vet. We already have Xanax for the freak, but 2mg. didn't touch this 46lb. dog and get all the crazies out as it should have. Poor Shaggy...Nooooooooooooooo. Poor Shaggy the FIRST or SECOND or maybe even THIRD storm of the spring...but by storm number 20...Get a damn hold of yourself DOG! Anyhow. The vet also gave us a sedative to add to the Xanax, which I did the night before last at 2am. Well, it seemed to kick in right around the time we all had to get up. UGHHH! Last night I was proactive and gave him both about 9:30ish, before I went to bed and NOTHING...He STILL went ballistic when it started thundering and lightning. At 2am, I again gave him another Xanax since the others had NO seemingly effect. Again...NOTHING! WTH? He continued to cry and pace and whine and wake the entire house up again and again!
I am tired and crabby and so are my kids... and where is Seth?? Oh... out of town of course. Do you hear the crabbiness in my words?
I never thought I would say this but bring on summer...enough of this shit!
We had such a great Easter weekend! The weather was perfect and we did so many FUN family things.
On Friday morning we went to Cheekwood Botanical Gardens. It was BEAUTIFUL!
We recently got a family membership and Lydia is going to camp there this summer. It is such a fun spot and this summer they will be having live music and food and drinks on Friday nights. I bet you will find this family there quite often!
After we got home from the gardens and a few naps were taken we dyed Easter eggs!
After we dyed eggs we were off again to my sister's house to eat cheese pizza (Good Friday Food) and play with the cousins! I didn't take the camera though. :(
On Saturday morning we went to the zoo for an egg hunt (along with the rest of the city of Nashville)... Finally, on Easter Morning we went to mass and then had the family over for lunch. By Sunday evening we were exhausted!
I am a wife and daughter, sister and friend. I am a Social Worker, a child advocate, and a foster parent. I would like to think that others see me as open minded and I consider myself to be quite liberal and also a Catholic girl (yes, you can be both). I love watching and playing almost all sports. I love 'game night' with friends, Italian food, red wine and an ice cold beer. Most importantly, after years and years of trying to build my family, I am a MOMMY. We did not take the beaten path to our children however; we were placed on the road(s) less traveled. Our journey was long and complicated. It was the most challenging and the hardest, yet most beautiful experience I have endured. I have an incredibly strong faith in the Lord and know that this is all meant to be. This is our life and our story...and I love every minute of it (most of the time)!