Month: September 2017
He may have been bribed a little, but Alex sat and read to his brother and sister for quite a while.
Granny and Pop were in town last weekend and then took a short trip further North. They came back to Boston today and Kaitlyn was so excited to get a little more attention!
Some evenings we put on our pajamas really early and have a movie night.
When you don’t get to school all day, you get fun things like bubble baths in the middle of the afternoon.
Today Alex wanted to bake and agreed to let Kaitlyn help.
Teague was not so happy that I interrupted his snuggle time.
Her new bed is finally all put together. (Now her closet just needs an enlargement and then I can paint her room.)
Alex got the best box in the mail from Milwaukee! The Kubicki Family sent him a trophy. (He has always wanted one and their school was cleaning out the trophy case.)
But the best part was the cinnamon crunch bread we found in there too!!!
Could they be any cuter?
Legos. All day. Everyday.
Daddy took the day off and Kaitlyn was so excited to have him to herself after school.
Everybody wanted to hang out with Pop in the swing today.
Attempting a family picture after church.
Alex has chosen quite often to play video games before bedtime.
Kaitlyn refuses to be left out when video games are being played.
(She hasn’t yet figured out her controller isn’t hooked into the system.)
Granny and Pop worked all day in our yard. Teague was so excited to help.
Everybody was crafty tonight at Scouts. Alex is doing a soap carving and Teague made a birdhouse (with lots of glitter).
Everybody loves the reading nook in our living room.
I managed to go 8 years with no ER visits or stitches for my kids. Then this summer Alex needed stitches and tonight Kaitlyn needed staples. She has swim lessons immediately before the boys have theirs. When she’s done we normally get her dressed and then watch the boys finish their lessons. Tonight I was hot and grumpy in the pool area and she was restless. She was climbing all over me and the bench where I was sitting. She’s my monkey so I never thought twice about it. Tonight she fell and immediately behind the bench was a ledge. I knew she started crying and was crying harder than normal but I still just assumed she had fallen and maybe had a bump. Then I pulled her away from me to check her mouth and realized my arm had blood on it. It took me a minute to find the source and then I saw the large gash in the back of her head. I had a sinking feeling that even if it wasn’t deep, it was wide enough to need a doctor.
The Y staff was amazing. One of the ladies took the swim bag and the boys to get them dressed. (They offered to keep the boys till Wade could come get them.) I consulted with a lady who had quite a bit of first aid and we agreed she most likely needed stitches. Thankfully the lady knew where to send me and it was less than .5 miles down the road. Knowing it was so close and Wade was on the way, I decided to take the boys with me. Amazingly at this point, Kaitlyn was no longer crying and quite excited about the bomb pop she was given.
We got to the ready-care and they wanted to check her immediately because of her age. I think they feared if it was not something they could handle that I would have to sit in the waiting room a while before being sent away. Once they had us in a room they quickly decided they could do it and would take care of her then. The doctor recommended about four staples. He also said he wasn’t going to numb the area because the shot would hurt as much as just putting in the staples. They did have me trim her hair around the wound (hello second unwanted haircut).
Kaitlyn was a rockstar. She didn’t moan or whimper until the third staple. Then she let me hold her still for the last one. She even got excited when the man showed her the large band-aids he was going to put on her head (which were just for fun – they did nothing with all her hair).
On a side note – I almost grabbed my “real” camera as I was leaving the house. I talked myself out of it because I didn’t need more swim pictures and it has gotten heavy to carry around. You know when we were finished with the procedure I was kicking myself for leaving it at home.
Arts and crafts don’t qualify as toys so we have seen a lot of drawing in the last few days.
Napping in her big girl bed. We had a rough couple of days where falling asleep was a challenge and took much, much too long. I think she’s finally adjusted and is back to her normal easy-to-sleep self.
A typical night in the Burch house.
I love that my kids love to bake. It is almost impossible to turn down a request for making cookies. Kaitlyn and I made cookies today instead of having lunch at our normal time. It was well worth it.
Alex got in a spot of trouble and lost all indoor toys. He’s been a little bored so I suggested reading or a puzzle.
Walking to the bus stop.
Pancakes for dinner.
Kaitlyn’s mattress for her new bed arrived, but not the bedding. She thinks the sleeping bag and blankets are great fun.
Alex loved this game!
(Church picnic today.)
Our church has a bell outside and the kids are encouraged to ring it.
(Church picnic today!)
A bouncy house all to herself.
(Church picnic today!)
Evidently my bed (in the middle of sorting drawers) is the place to read today.
I happend to glance over at Kaitlyn’s coloring today and noticed something I had not seen before. She was trying (and almost succeeding) to stay in the lines.