Thursday, October 30, 2008

Thankful Thursday & a Smashed Finger

1. I am thankful that Aleigha's finger is in one piece...and that the doctor thinks everything will be okay with it.

2. I am thankful that Aleigha was such a big girl during the poking and prodding during the ER visit.

3. I am thankful that family were close by when I needed them!

4. I am thankful that Barbara took Jake for the afternoon so that Aleigha and I could take some much needed naps after the adrenaline wore off!

5. I am thankful I stayed home from work and don't have to go back until Tuesday.

6. I am thankful that Jake will no longer be slamming his bedroom door shut.

7. I am thankful for the power of prayer (thank you, Mom) and the power of the priesthood and having a husband worthy to use it (thank you, Jon & Dad).

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Ok, if you are still wondering what I am talking about, I will tell you. While getting ready for the day today (thankfully, after I had showered and dressed and even makeup), Aleigha wanted to play with Jake in his room. Well, being the older brother and wanting to be alone in his room, he slammed his bedroom door before she was able to enter his room (this has happened many times...usually ending with her crying in frustration and me opening the door letting her in his room)...well, I was in my bathroom getting ready when I heard the door slam and then a cry from Aleigha that was NOT a frustrated cry! It was most definately one of pain. I ran as fast as I could to her side, opened the door which had been closed on her left middle finger, scolded Jake for slamming the door on her finger, meanwhile holding and trying to confort Aleigha. I was holding her and trying to calm her down when it finally dawned on me that I was wet...I looked down and saw blood. Yup, you guessed it...her finger had been sliced open. I didn't know exactly how bad it was, but knew that I needed to put something on it to help stop the bleeding. Within seconds, I had grabbed a clean washcloth, the phone (which I called Barbara saying I needed her here N O W and then Jon telling him to meet me at the ER here in Ephrata). As soon as Barb got here (and after I donned a shirt) we made our way to the ER.

The ER nurses and the physician that saw us were absolutely wonderful. I was SO thankful for how well they treated Aleigha and how great their bedside manners were. Thankfully, the doctor was able to stitch the tip of her finger back on, after numbing it of course. And sent us home with instructions to come back on Saturday for a dressing change and then to go see her doctor on Monday for a check-up and dressing change. She is currently scheduled to see an Orthopedic Surgeon on Wednesday in Spokane, but I would like to wait and see what her Doctor has to say. If she thinks she will be fine and there is no need to go to Spokane, then we won't. But, if she thinks she still needs to see the Surgeon, then we will.

Anyways, it was a VERY long day...nothing that I had planned really came about. However, I finally made it to the store tonight and am thankful I was able to reschedule my dental appointments.

I have attached some pictures of her bandaged arm. And, yes, that is a tube sock safety pinned to her shirt over her arm. LOL She has been quite the trooper! Love that lil' munchkin!

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October Updates

First off, I apologize for such a huge post...but, alas, it can't be helped! LOL I need to get this blog updated! So, here goes (Most recent events are first):

On Monday, the 27th, during Aleigha's naptime, I went outside and watched Jake blow some bubbles. He had SO much fun...especially showing off for Mom! He hHe is SUCH a cutie!

Last Thursday, a friend of mine put together an awesome preschool Halloween Party. She did an AMAZING job! She had different stations put up in her backyard for the kids to participate in. Yummy potluck, and great visiting! Here are a few pictures of that day. Also, I HAD to toot my horn and share Aleigha's hair. She dressed up as a princess and instead of having her wear a princess hat, I made up her hair into one, instead! Thought it turned out too cute!

Here are a couple of pictures of a hairdo I did for Aleigha. Thought it was SO cute!

Since, Aleigha's actual birthday was on a Sunday, I decided, as a gift to me, she would wear one a dress that I wore when I was 2 or 3. I absolutely love this dress. And really was hoping it would fit her. Thankfully, it did!! So, off to church we went...I wanted to take some pictures of her on outside next to some of the bushes and shrubs that are around the Church, but I wasn't able to do so. So, unfortunately, the only pictures I have of that day, are after church, when she is tired and uncooperative. But, at least I have some, right?

I took these snaps of Jacob playing horsey for Aleigha on October 9th. Oh, Man! It was SO stinkin' Hilarious!! It totally reminded me of playing horsey with AhRian, back in the day. Brought back some memories...Too Much Fun!!
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On October 9th, we had Elder Heinbaugh and Elder Stafford over for Jon's ultimate Boston Burritos. Since Jon rarely makes dinner, I felt it warranted documentation. hehe We had a great time with the missionaries and they really enjoyed the burritos. Elder Heinbaugh kept trying to figure out what they were made of. He even took a little piece on his fork and tried to decipher what was inside. Rather funny.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

2 years old!!

Yesterday, we celebrated Aleigha's 2nd birthday. It was short and sweet, but memorable, none-the-less. I made cake and Poppa made icecream (yum!). And then we opened up presents. She had SO much fun eating cake and ripping up paper. It was a lot of fun to watch her.

We are so blessed to have her in our family. She is quite the little girl. Full of spunk. Sweet. LOUD. She is such a girly girl...but also enjoys getting down and dirty with the boys. Especially, her role model, Jake (sometimes, this is not a good thing.).

So, without further ado. Here are some pictures for your viewing pleasure.

Huh? What is going on here? Why are they letting me sit on the table?
And next to a cake, too?!

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Where's Grammie? Oh! There she is! Hi, Grammie!!

Hi, Papa! Enjoying that Yummy Icecream? MMMM

Hi, Bu-er (Aleigha's way of saying Brother)! Good stuff!

HEHE!! Yeah, this is some good stuff!!

Oh, ya! I know I'm cute!! Even WITH a messy face!

What do you mean? I get to open them? And throw the paper on the floor?! WOW! This is awesome!! Birthdays should come more than once a year!

Hmmm....which one do I want to open next?
(I thought Aleigha looked SO much like Jon in this picture...I had to share!)

See, look, Grammie. It goes like this. (Such sweet moments.)

Look! I got a BOX for my birthday too!! I fit too!!
This just keeps getting better and better!!

Peek-A-Boo!! Guess Who's Two?! We Love You!!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Happy Birthday, MOM!!!

I just LOVE this picture of my Mom and Jacob. This was such a wonderful moment to capture.


This picture was taken during Mom's visit for Aleigha's Blessing. Grandbaby #2!


Visiting Grandma at work!!


Seattle Trip--at the Space Needle.


June 2008 with Ty Ty. Mom looks SO beautiful here. Had to share.


Goofy picture of Jacob! hehehe


Most recent family picture at AhRian & Jim's wedding.


We love you mom!!!! We wish you a VERY happy birthday! Wish we were there to celebrate with you...can't wait to see you for Thanksgiving!
Love you bunches!!
Kre & Family

Friday, October 3, 2008

Progress at Preschool

As I'm sure I have mentioned in previous posts, Jake has recently started attending preschool. Well, it has been such a battle to even GET him there, let alone, LEAVE him there. He will cry and yell and kick up a fuss if I mention going to preschool and then when I go to leave he does the same. Well, he has progressively gotten better...less whining, and crying; more willing to try this new venture. Well, today was amazing!

He asked, "Mom, are you leaving?"
My reply, "Yes, I'll be leaving soon, ok?"
"Ok."
A few minutes go by (he is at his seat working on his morning worksheet), and I say, "Ok, Jakey, I'm leaving now. I will see you in a little bit, ok?"
He was a little worried at first, but then seemed to relax a bit. His teacher made her way over to him and said "you'll be ok, and Mom will be back in a bit."
He said, "Ok, Mom. I'll see you later!"
I blew him and kiss as I walked up the stairs...he blew one back and said "BYE!"
By this time his class was clapping and cheering him on because this is the FIRST time he has done this and not kicked up a HUGE fuss with me leaving!

I am SO proud of him! He is such a big boy. And I am SO grateful that he is able to learn that he can handle things even when I am not around.
First day of School.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Thankful Thursday

Ok, so...This is something that I have been wanting to incorporate into my blogging, but just haven't gotten around to doing it...until today. :)

I have been trying to be patient today, but my kids are driving me CRAZY!! It must be the weather or something...they are such sweeties...even if they drive me crazy! lol

1) So, the first thing I am thankful for today is NAPTIME!! Ah! How I LOVE this time of day! Aleigha goes right down and Jake plays some preschool games on the computer during this time. Thus, this gives me 2 to 3 hours of "me" time (which is something that I have been in need of since my kids woke me up this morning).

2) I am very thankful for getting all of my laundry done last night...as when I woke up this morning we had no water due to the construction on the water pipes in our neighborhood. It was SO nice of them to let us know that we wouldn't have any water for a couple hours. Thankfully, I didn't need to do laundry...however, a SHOWER would have been nice to help me get going this morning. Grrr.... Thank goodness I took one last night! :)

3) I am thankful I do not have to work tonight! Nuf said.

4) I am thankful for being able to spend some time with Jon tonight. Maybe watch a show or two that we have DVR'd. He is such a great guy! I am SO thankful that he puts up with all my crap. I love you!

5) Last, but certainly not least, I am thankful tomorrow is FRIDAY!!! Seattle here I come! I am going on a Scrap Retreat with a group of gals and won't be back home until Sunday afternoon/evening. I am SO ready to get out of dodge for a bit. Seems like this was the perfect time to go to. It will be nice to just do my own thing this weekend. Thanks to Jon for agreeing that I should go. *huggs*

Kreanna