24 October 2008

Stitches, Part 2

Okay, family and friends, you're not going to believe this (we sure didn't!), but this past Wednesday morning, our little Mr. Incredible (aka Elijah) wound up getting stitches.
Just tell me this - we have gone 4 1/2 years with no ER visits, stitches, etc... of any kind, thank the Good Lord above, and in the span of one week, two of our three precious children proceed to place themselves in such peril that they need to be put back together again with the physician's needle. I guess, indeed, when it does rain, it pours (or in this case, splits open and requires stitches).
Here's how the injured party found himself in harm's way: Choosing to wear his Mr. Incredible costume in the morning, Elijah was fully wound up and nearly at the end of many motherly warnings to calm down. (Any correlation between the wild factor and Mr. Incredible costume? I'm surely not suggesting that...wink, wink!) Anyway, as my superhero bounded across the kitchen floor, he slipped and fell right into the edge of a low toy shelf, making a casualty out of the side of his left eye. Ouch!!! By the way his cry sounded, my mommy radar immediately signaled, "He's gonna need stitches!".
Thank goodness this happened during doctor's office hours (i.e., no ER co-pay!! Yea!!), so his very own pediatrician was able to stitch him all up in the comfort of the office and make him better! He was, indeed, a superhero throughout the entire experience, and we will return to the doctor's office on Monday to have those stitches removed. (We now hope the scarring isn't too bad...)
By the way, Callan is healing beautifully from her stitches and back to her daring deeds!!! All in a day's work for a 2-year-old...

Dancing Queen

I just had to share Callan's latest dance class adventures with everyone!!!
She had missed her dance class last Saturday (due to Elijah's final soccer game!), so Baby Aedan and I took her to a "make-up" session this past Monday. The class, luckily, was taught by Miss Sarah, her regular teacher, but was in a different room (gasp!) and, of course, with different girls than her Saturday class (double gasp!!).
Now for a little background info...the class is 25 minutes long and intended to take place without mothers, fathers, and any other family members remaining in the room with the little dancers!!! So far, our precious little Callan has not agreed to this rule, and Mommy or Daddy has had to remain in the room with her, due to many tears and apprehension on Callan's part.
Anyway, I am proud to say that, despite the above obstacles imposed by the Monday class, Aedan and I were able to leave the room for the ENTIRE class, and Callan did not object!! Yea for her!!!
Though her participation was minimal, she never once cried for Mommy - what a big girl!!!!

Check back to my blog later for the continuing invasion of the stitches monster... :)

21 October 2008

Climb, Climb, Climb

Our little baby, Aedan, made his first true attempt last night at stair climbing!! With Daddy's help and careful eye, he managed to get up a stair or two!!!
We were so proud of him, but not half as proud as his loving big brother, Elijah!!!! Elijah was thrilled beyond measure and cheered his baby brother on with much fanfare.
Elijah loves his little brother more than any older brother has loved a younger sibling...ever!!!!!! Aedan is the center of his world - it is very sweet to watch the two of them interact.

20 October 2008

Our Soccer Player

I am so proud to say that Elijah completed his very first soccer season this past Saturday!!! He had an incredible time playing his first team sport, learning everything from how to be a team player to dribbling the soccer ball down the field and into the goal!!!!
He even scored a hat trick (3 goals) in his last game!!! Yea for him!!
His father and I are so proud of our little athlete who never missed a practice or game and gave his best effort all the time.
Go, Elijah!!!!