Saturday, April 24

that's gonna leave a mark!

we have had an eventful weekend. not the least of which was an accident had by ellie. on thursday evening i was hosting a baby shower here at my house. about 20 minutes before people started to arrive, i was having the kids expend some energy before they went to grandmas for the duration of the party. well, as luck would have it, ellie was running and somehow fell and smacked her mouth/cheek/entire face area on a window ledge. i heard THE scream (all moms know THE scream) and ran out of the kitchen to see a little person with blood filling her mouth and running down her chin.

i really know how to get a party started!

it looked like a crime scene! there was a little bit of blood on the floor and some on the window.... not to mention on my white dress shirt, my chin, and neck :) her mouth swelled up instantly and all we could really see was a cut on her lip and at least one or two on the inside of her mouth.

thank goodness my guardian angels, alicia and larissa, came early. they got everything cleaned-up and set-up just in time for the party while i cleaned myself up. it wasnt until after the shower that i remembered lari isnt so good with blood. sorry compadre! both of them were so calm and level-headed, which helped me stay as under control as possible, considering the circumstances... at least i think so..maybe they would tell it differently, i dont know!

here are a few pictures of our little invalid on friday:

she looks a little bit like lola, dont you think? or maybe just slightly ape-ish
this morning the swelling had gone down immensely, but of course, it left ANOTHER bruise on her cheek

on to more fun things! a baby shower! i called it "the triplet shower" because it was in honor of three friends in the ward that are all due within a few weeks of each other. it was excellent! great food and even better friends! and the best part... NO games!! does anyone even really enjoy baby shower games? and what baby shower wouldnt be complete without a few (dozen) plastic babies right?!
i was having too much fun at the shower to take any pictures, so those are just some of the leftovers.

yesterday we had fun watering the plants (which now basically means jack will be getting soaked along with the plants), made jello jigglers, and went to coconut point with larissa and everett. then in the afternoon some of jack's friends came over to paint. it was a busy couple of days!

somebody has a baby bump!!! woo woo! you have every right to hit me tomorrow at church larissa for posting this without your consent :)

today the kids found jack's lip smackers and put so much of the dang stuff on they looked like clowns! its a terrible picture, but the situation made me laugh...hard...
all i have left this weekend is sharing time in primary and an "end of season" b-b-q at my parents tomorrow. then we will be able to relax and take a breather. wait! i thought thats what the weekend was for...hmmm. interesting.


Laine said...

Ouch Ellie!! I'm so sorry. That's scary. I'm glad she's okay. :) I haven't been to visit your blog in waaayyyy too long. I wish I could see your babies and visit with you and your family. I sure miss Florida when I visit your blog.

Thompson Family said...

looked like an eventful few days- but children survive- or as we say bumbles bounce :)

Larissa said...

you were actually very calm about ellie, i think jack was more upset than anyone (except for ellie) he was so concerned for his little sis. and i am so glad you posted that jiggler fish hanging over my mouth- what better picture could i hope for ;)

Kate said...

Poor Ellie! Mouth injuries are the worst in my book. Hope she's OK!

And congratulations to Bo and Larissa - I didn't know they're expecting! That's so exciting.

Rikki Browne said...

I know I cry all the time for no good reason, but the tears really poured this time. I was just thinking how much I could raise a family along side you and Larissa. You guys do SO MANY fun and interesting things with your little ones. I wish I could have some little ones that could benefit from such awesome aunts. Anyway, I love you.

Rikki Browne said...

how much I "wish I" could raise

Kayla said...

poor ellie!!! i love your new blog...i can't think of the