Thursday, July 21, 2011

Not again

Yes, again. It happened again. This time it was Brynna.

I was so proud of myself when summer started and the girls pulled out the bikes again. I'm not going to act like an over-protective parent. I'm not going to panic every time a child falls on a bike. After all, breaking a leg is not the usual outcome from that. And we've already used up our allotment of broken legs, right?

Evidently not. Brynna fell riding her bike Monday morning, and turned her ankle in the fall. At first we thought it was just sprained, but after x-rays and and an MRI, she broke her tibia. Sigh.

Fortunately they were able to cast her in office instead under general anesthesia like Hailey needed. But because the doctor was concerned about the bones staying in the proper alignment for the joint to work properly she needs x-rays once a week for the next 6 weeks.

Hey at least we already had the crutches! But I am now convinced that bicycles are inventions of the devil.
Her sisters had toys and coloring books ready for her when she got home from getting the cast.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011


Today Ashlynn was playing with a scarf from the play clothes and wrapped it around her neck.

I said, "OO-woo!"

Ashlynn: "Mama, I not naked!"

Thursday, June 9, 2011

More Spring Recitals

Aubrey playing Minuet in G (Yes, like in The music Man).

Kora playing Mozart's Fantasy in D Minor.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Brynna's Spring Recital May 2011

Brynna's first spring recital. She's playing "The Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies" from The Nutcracker.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Part 2 of Birthday Week: Ashlynn

We will never have another 2 year old. Can't decide whether I'm sad about that or not. Either way, Ashlynn is definitely 3 today! I've always said 3 is harder than 2 for us, so we'll see how this year turns out. She is as strong willed, stubborn as ever. She thinks she's way older than she is. In fact last night when I asked her if she was going to be three tomorrow, she told me, "No, eight!" (I informed her that couldn't be possible, since eight year olds are completely potty trained, or words to that effect.)

Happy birthday, Ashlynn Faith!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Happy Birthday, Brynna!

It's another birthday week at our house. Today, Brynna turns double digits: she's 10! Happy Birthday, Brynna!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

In Threes

You know the old saying how things always break in threes? Well, we beat that! In the last two months we've had to replace:

4 tires on the Suburban
one broken window in the house
the lawnmower
the grill
a keyboard
a speaker set (these last two are thanks to our puppy chewing the wires)

And of course that's not even counting the "body work" Kelly had to have in February (he had his gall bladder removed).

But since a friend of mine has had to replace her whole life (or at least her laptop, which I'm sure felt like it) I won't complain. Too loudly.