Friday, June 27, 2008

Loooong Weekend

We're off to Penticton for some fun in the sun with Ron's family, and we won't be back till Tuesday. That's right 5 glorious days of relaxing, eating, and swimming (well as much as I can while still looking after a very busy one year old). I can't wait to get there! Stay tuned for pictures next week. Have a wonderful long weekend everyone.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Bloggy Giveaway @ The Informal Matriarch

Hey all. Check out this great giveaway at The Informal Matriarch. She is giving away this fantastic bag. I love it!
Leave a comment on her blog and maybe you'll win.
There are also bags available for purchase by auction starting at $25. All the proceeds from these bags are going towards the adoption of a little girl from Columbia. Since they don't know what her name is they decided to nickname her Zaza. All the bags are made from material that is leftover from other projects so that all the proceeds can go straight to the cost of adoption.
If you don't like this bag (although I don't know how you couldn't), or you want to support this fantastic cause visit Bags for Zaza and bid on your own.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

A Rough Week

This past week has been filled with adventures! Our dear girl got her first (and hopefully last) ride in an ambulance.
Last week she was playing in the living room while Treehouse was on in the background. She was standing in front of the TV and bend down really fast. She split her head open on the front edge of the wooden stand. Ron and I jumped up and when Naomi turned around crying there was blood pouring down the front of her face from a 2 inch wound in the middle of her forehead.
The paramedics soon arrived and we traveled to the hospital. Five and a half hours later we were back at home with 5 stitches in Naomi's forehead. (side note: I appreciate how hard the emergency nurses and doctors work, and we were well taken care of. My only issue was how long we had to wait to get her stitched up! Thankfully, the doctor did a tremendous job with the stitches, and hopefully she won't have a big scar)
It was the most difficult thing to watch my baby girl screaming and crying while they held her down to stitch her up. I tried to comfort her and reassure her that I was right beside her, but I don't think she could hear me over her screams. Awful feeling to be so helpless while your child is in pain. I would have eagerly taken her place.

Today we went to the doctor to have them removed and it seems to be healing well. We took this picture while we were waiting for the doctor to come.
To add to the drama Naomi managed to pick up the WORSE cold this past week. The poor thing coughs until she wakes herself up, and I think we are completely out of tissues!

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Wordless Wednesday - If the shoe fits...

A size 20 shoe that we saw at the NIKE Outlet in Tulalip.
"To laugh often and much, to win
the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children, to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false
friends, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, or a garden patch... to know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This
is to have succeeded!" - Emerson