Ahhhh, physical therapy!!! We are on week 5 of physical therapy and not only is Elijah getting tired of it, but I am getting tired of taking him. However, its so vitally important that he does it and we both try and have a good attitude. (mine is definitely better than his:)) We are definitely making progress and have about 20% left on his left elbow in getting it FULLY extended. We are also working on our "walking" as to not walk with a limp. He doesn't realize he does it, so that makes it hard to correct him. We have our last check up with Dr.Kashan at Riley on Thursday and we are anxious to see what he has to say about his therapy and also to see the x rays again.
Monday, December 16, 2013
The kids sure LOVE having their own tree each year. Their tree is up in the loft area and I let them do it however they wish. Now that Elijah is taller I do notice the top of the tree gets more decorations:). It was about an hour of NO FIGHTING which was great. I enjoyed listening to them get along so well!!
Then on to some more fun for Caden!! It was date night with his mommy:). Actually we just started (this year) that when you bring home ALL A's on your report card that you get to choose who you would like to go on a date with. You get to choose where you want to eat and what movie you get to see.
Lucky me was chosen as his date and we headed to lafayette for a night on the town.
And then we went to see Frozen in theater. I have to say that it is by far my favorite movie from Disney yet!!! I loved it and I know Caden did too.
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Wednesday, October 30, 2013
October 11th, 2013 is only ONE day shy of my 2 year anniversary from being hit by a truck. Now my son Elijah will have a day in which he won't ever forget either.
Friday morning before sending Elijah and Caden off to school I explained to them how dangerous dirtbikes and four wheelers are. How I knew several who have died from accidents involving those off road vehicles. I knew they were heading to a friends house after school and both of those would probably be used. I am certain I had put a little fear into Caden, and was hoping Elijah was listening with both ears. My last words that morning to my sons were "I love you. Have a fun time at your friends house, but come home alive and in one piece". I shut the door as they walked out to their ride and felt a pit in my stomach. Something wasn't right, BUT I figured it was just me being an over reactive mother and being paranoid since this was their first time alone doing these sorts of activities. The day went on.....and then at 3:45pm the phone rings. I look at the caller ID and instantly knew something had happened. It was the parents name on that caller ID. I answered the phone with a HELLO?????? Knowing good and well something was wrong. I was told "Elijah has been in a dirtbike accident and he is being taken by ambulance to St. E hospital". I proceeded to ask questions and quickly hung up. Time to find someone to watch my other children!!! Finally getting ahold of my grandmother(after several other people I tried), she was able to rush over and stay with my two youngest. I called my MIL and she met me and drove me to the hospital thankfully because by then I was pretty shaken up. All I knew at that point was that most likely Elijah had two broken arms and maybe a broken leg?? Knew nothing of internal injuries, or head injuries so my mind was all over the place.
As I walked into the ER, my son says to me "mom, we traded places". Im pretty sure no mother wants to hear those words, but it was all to true. This is what I saw when I walked in. He was very medicated at this point so he looks pretty comfortable.
NOTE: I should mention that at this time(18 days post accident) that Elijah can transfer himself pretty much from chair to couch to bed. He can wheel himself around the house on his own with his right leg. He can do his homework and all his swelling is gone. We hope to send him to school this Friday:). Our biggest issue is the use of a restroom at this point:)
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Wednesday, October 9, 2013
My dear mother turns 60 years of age TOMORROW!!!! October 10th, 2013
Happy Birthday Mom!!
About 2 months ago Joy and I stuck our heads together to come up with something to do for Mom's 60th birthday. Sadly we should have started sooner as it was very sad that Tricia could not be home for it. Once we had a plan in place, we asked Raquel if she wanted to help out. So below is the Formal Birthday Party we hosted for my mom. What fun!!
Nick was a GREAT help all along the way. Hosting is something we both LOVE to do and for that I am so thankful.
This was the appetizer table along with photos of mom "back in the day" and her "accident" scrapbook and a shutterfly scrapbook we had made for guests to leave mom a message.
At each place setting we had a menu of what they were going to be served that evening. Thanks nick for making these menu's up.
What the living room looked like. We moved out all the furniture(except one love seat) and put it in the office behind the double doors there to the right of the picture.
The individual place settings.
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Monday, September 30, 2013
Ahh, at last all the training and miles we put in were finally put to the test:). On Saturday, September 28th, 2013 Erica Gutwein and I did our second Mini Marathon. We have been training for the past 3 months and it feels nice to know we don't HAVE to go out and run if we don't want to right now:). Although we both agree we want to keep up on our running.
We could not have asked for a better running weather day. Erica did an amazing job by increasing her speed to the finish line by a good 8 minutes compared to her first mini. Way to go. My goal this time around was to complete the mini in 2 hours or less. I practiced 3 weeks ago here at home and completed the 13.1 miles in 1 hour and 58 minutes so I was thinking it would be a breeze. Much to my disappointment I completed it in 2 hours and 1 minute. Man, that stinking ONE minute!! And the hills that this course had....I am just very use to FLAT ground!!!
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I have some super sweet neighbors down the road from us. They have several dozen apple tree's. This year I asked her if I could come pick some apples if they weren't going to use them all and she gladly let me come. I picked 3- 5 gallon buckets worth of apples and my dear mother came over and helped me make applesauce for the first time ever. Ive always wanted to do it and now that I know how and I have access to apples hopefully, I'll probably be doing this yearly. Thanks to Lacie and Tyler for the "FREE" apples. They wouldn't let me pay!!
Liam helping by putting dirty apples in water for me to wash.
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Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Monday, September 16, 2013
On a wednesday night, nick was to be in Taylor, MO for a topical bible study. Our original plan was for him to sadly drive the 5 hour drive by himself, as I was needing to stay home with the kids. Plus they had school the next day. But then nick gets a brilliant idea and asks Brad N. if he was busy and would want to take a flight to Taylor with his plane. It was super fast, instead of a 5 hour trip, it was an hour and 15 minutes and the boys got the privilege of their very first flight outside of the state. They were beyond excited. It is a nice plane, holds 6 people, and our pilot was great!!! Thanks Brad for taking us to Taylor and getting us home in record time:).
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