Sunday, June 7, 2009

Face + Floor = Broken Nose

It has been a really busy weekend and my in-laws were nice enough to watch Ella Thursday and Friday night so we could pack up some of the condo. Yesterday, while I was at the new house unpacking things I got a phone call from John's sister, Megan. She said, "Ella kind of got hurt, do you want to come get her?" I asked her what happened. She said that Ella was sitting on the counter top while TJ was making a sandwich. Megan walked in and when Ella turned around to see her, she lost her balance and fell off the counter and hit her face on the floor. I asked if it was bad and if we needed to take her in to get checked. Megan said, "well, she has a BIG gash on her nose" in the background I could hear TJ say, "It's not that bad! Megan is making it sound REALLY bad!" I asked if I needed to take her to an instacare. Then Donnalee (my mother in-law) got on the phone and said she would just bring Ella over to the house. (Things were kind of crazy at that moment. My mom and dad came over to help me unpack and clean the house, because John worked the graveyard shift and needed to sleep before he went to work again, and both babies had finally fallen asleep) When I saw Ella I felt so bad for her. She said, "mom... my nose hurts! Hold Ella." So I picked her up and studied her face. It looked like she was in a lot of pain, but it didn't look TOO bad. Just for peace of mind I thought we should take her in to make sure she didn't have a concussion or anything. The Dr. said that she didn't have a concussion, but she did have a broken nose, but hopefully it should just heal correctly on it's own. The Dr. also said if it still looks crooked after the swelling has gone down (in about a week) then to take her in and see if she needs surgery (probably not) or to have it broken again and set into place (hopefully not). When we finally got home this was all a surprise to John. Ella immediately wanted to put a band aid on her nose to make it feel better. Ella started to tell John what happened and got all emotional about it and just wanted her daddy to hold her. This is when I took the pictures. She wouldn't let me take the band aid off to show what her nose looked like.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Our New House

John wanted me to wait until we actually owned the house to post this (I guess he didn't want me to jinx anything) Yes it's true!!!! We bought a new house in Lehi! I am so giddy about it I can't even stand it. We just got the keys today and we will slowly be moving over the weekend and on Tuesday we will move our big stuff. So if any of you feel so inclined to come on by and help with cleaning, unpacking or watching our crazy kids BE MY GUEST! The house is 3670 sq. ft., walk-out basement (not finished yet), and it's on .35 of an acre. It really is our dream home. I can't wait to say "go outside and play". For the past 7 months we've had to pack up the kids and go the park if we've wanted to play outside -It doesn't really work very well when we live downtown, 9 stories up, and don't have a yard. We have been so blessed to have my in-laws let us live in their condo and save up a big down payment for our house. A huge THANK YOU to my amazing husband who works so hard and thank you for being so smart with stocks and making it possible to get our dream home. Love you babe!

9 Months Old

I can't even imagine the trouble that they're going to get into when they're older! Elysee looking nice and full

Dean is the new cookie monster

Elysee is quick to find new things to explore

Dean isn't potty trained, but that isn't stopping him from getting into the "potty prizes"

After going to the Doctor's reality hit that my little babies are already 9 months old!!! I can't believe how quickly time has flown by. Dean and Elysee seem to really be on just about the same level as far as growth and mobility. They are crawling all over the place and getting into EVERYTHING! They both stand up as soon as they have something to hold on to. Ely is now starting to cruise furniture and is getting pretty quick at it. They both have an excellent pincer grasp. They both say Mama and Dada. They like to play peek-a-boo and roll the ball with Ella. Dean is all boy! The other day I caught Dean putting his hand in Ely's mouth. Ely would start to cry and get mad and Dean would get a funny little mischievous look and just laugh. He kept doing it over and over. The next day Ely got her revenge and poked him in the eye and just as quick as I could pull her hand away, she would poke him again. I also keep on catching the babies getting into the dirt where our plant is and when I tell them "no" they get a huge grin, like it's some kind of game. Dean is always shaking his head "no", and Ely always nods her head "yes". I wonder if this is telling me a little bit of how the future is going to be. Ella loves that they are able to "play" now. As soon as Ella gets up she asks if Dean and Ely can play. Dean and Ely LOVE to eat! They will eat any and everything. Their most recent favorite thing is french toast. I can't believe how much they can eat, yet they are super tiny for their age. Here are their stats.

Dean - Height 27 inches = 10%tile - Weight 14.31 lbs = 0%tile

Elysee - Height 26.2 inches = 10%tile - Weight 14.69 lbs = 1%tile

Mamarazzi's at it again!

I can't even tell you how excited I am to be in another swap hosted by Mamarazzi! The last one was so much fun and this time it is a "Red, White, and Blue" swap. Her last swap filled up within 24 hours, so if you'd like to join in... you'd better hurry!!!