Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Elliott's Accident

Saturday we went to Willard with some friends.  It was pretty breezy, and a little chilly, so we didn't spend much time in the water,  Tim, Josh's friend, decided to try to waterski for the first time.  We got him set up and he basically got up first try.  Second try, wasn't so successful.  As he was dragging behind the boat, he let go of the rope and it shot all the way into the boat, and the handle hit poor Elliott in the mouth/cheek.  She had a binkie in her mouth, and the impact shattered it!  The poor thing immediately swelled up like a balloon, and the binkie had cut just under her nose when it broke.  She was a mess!  When I saw the swelling, I knew our trip was done, and off we went to the marina to load up and head to the Instacare just down the road.  Poor Tim, he felt awful.  It was such a freak accident, I couldn't believe it! 

Elliott screamed the whole way back, and finally feel asleep on the way to the Instacare.  I was very grateful, because there is not a worse feeling in this world then seeing your child in pain, and not being able to do anything about it.  As soon as we got to the Instacare, they gave her some Ibuprofen for the pain and swelling, and we glued the cut under her nose.  Her poor little mouth was so swollen, we couldn't tell if she had any teeth left.  Her gums had swollen over her teeth!  I was so worried about her poor face and cheek bones, that I wanted Xrays.  We did the Xray (after strapping her to a board, and holding her head in place, it was AWFUL) and the results couldn't have been better.  Nothing broken, nothing damaged, all teeth accounted for and in place, and just some swelling.  I was so relieved!

 While sitting at the Instacare.  Doesn't she look miserable?

 After she woke up from her nap after we got home.  About 4 hours after the accident.  Chris and Richard came up to see the carnage, and to give her a blessing.  I was so thankful!

 Sunday morning.  Still swollen, and a little bloody, but better

This morning.  Almost all better, yay!

She is doing MUCH better today, and her glue is starting to come off.  The swelling is completely gone, and she isn't even on pain meds anymore.  She is such a trooper.  I am so proud of her!

A Walk in the Woods

It was too windy and cold to go out in the boat two weeks ago, so we decided to go for a little hike.  We got the backpack out and headed to Adams Canyon, up in Fruit Heights.  It was so beautiful!  Elliott absolutely loved everything about the hike, except the backpack.  She wanted to walk too!  She couldn't get enough of the trees, sand, dirt, rocks, stream, etc.  She loved everything about it. 

It was so fun, and reminds me how much I love to have these fun little adventures with E.  It is so fun to see her explore and see new things. 

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

I'm getting so big!

I can't believe how old Elliott is getting.  I swear just yesterday she was a brand new baby.  She really likes to sit up at the counter (safe, I know) and help mom with dinner, dishes, or whatever.  She really likes to play in the sink, which has become a very bad habit...  This girl LOVES the water.  We are so proud. :)  She loves the sink, the bathtub, the hose, the pool outside or anything else that contains water.  We took her to the ski lake for the first time this year last weekend, and she was immediately neck deep in the water.  I am going to have to keep an eye on this girl!

OK moms, I need advice.  Elliott is not a good eater.  I realize most Toddlers are not.  Mealtimes totally stress me out.  I hate making dinner anyway, but now I feel like I have to try to figure out things she will eat and want to eat, which makes dinner even worse!  So, let me know if your Toddlers were picky eaters, and HOW you made it through.  I have recently done a bunch a research, and have realized the amount of food they need is really much smaller than expected.  That makes me feel better, but the days she only eats Goldfish crackers and Gogurt makes me crazy!  She is drinking no more than 16 ounces of milk a day, so I know she isn't filling up on that. And, she is still on a bottle (I know, it is time to take it away) because some days I feel that is the only nutrition she is getting!  Anyway, let me know if you had the same problem.  It would be nice to know I am not alone. :)

Josh bought this new beauty last week.  He has decided he wants a FUN car, not just something to get from here to there.  It is a 1991, and he had to basically put the thing together, so the fun car didn't come too expensive.  It is actually a really fun car to drive, and a convertible is always fun, so I think the objective was met.  I do still think it is totally a chick car. :)