Friday, October 31, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
The Toddler Bears Class
I've had several people ask me what the boys cute costumes are, and I'd describe them as "Franken-clowns", Grandma found them at Cracker Barrel and they are like a happy Frankenstein in sort of a clown style suit themed with cobbwebs, spiders and stitches, if that makes sense.
Then they shared Bath Time
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Friday, October 24, 2008
Perhaps because of his "adventurous" spirit or his extensive outdoor hobbies or the amount of time he spends driving places or that his job is in construction, I must confess that I struggle with this deep fear that at any moment something bad is going to happen to my husband and I'm going to be left to raise two rambunxious boys all on my own. Morbid right? Lord please forgive my lack of faith! Well imagine the thoughts that ran through my mind when Kenny called me one night this week and said I needed to meet him at the emergency room.
Kenny had gone hog hunting on our family's property with one of his friends Wednesday evening and they were having issues with an electric 4 wheel drive ranch vehicle (imagine a large 4 man golf cart on steroids). It must've had a short or something because it would take off without them applying the gas and would not respond to the brake and would only stop when the key was turned off. After a while it started to operate properly only to run completely out of battery a little while later. So Kenny & his friend went to get another vehicle to tow it back to the shop.
By this time it was dark and Kenny was using a heavy duty strap to tie together the two vehicles for towing when the broken one suddenly came to life like a scene straight out of the movie Christine and ran full speed toward him (No one was driving the vehicle it just became "posessed" for lack of a better word). Thank God that his friend was there to give him a warning "Look out, Look out!" and he looked back to see head lights coming at him. He was able to move a little bit out of the way but was still smashed in between the two vehicles.
He fell to the ground and was blacking out and hurting real bad. That is when I got the call to go to the ER, so his friend drove him the 35 minutes back to town. The fear was that he'd broken ribs and punctured a lung or was bleeding internally. But when they got to the ER there was an extensive wait and he was no longer feeling light headed, just in pain. Kenny's dad is a physician and so he instructed the friend on taking Kenny's pulse which was normal and he was able to breathe without trouble.
So when I got to the ER, Kenny had decided just to go on home to rest(much to my dismay as I really wanted to have him seen for my own piece of mind). But since he's pretty stubborn I was unable to sway him. I told him I was going to be real mad if I woke up next to him dead in our bed in the middle of the night. Except for being completely black and blue from his groin to his shoulder, he's doing alright, Praise God!! He's so sore and walking around like he's 100 years old though.
Kenny (and the boys & I for that matter) are extremely fortunate because if his friend hadn't of been there he wouldn't of had any warning and would probably of been completely runover and had no one there to find and help him.
Here are some pictures of his jeans that are ripped in two places from the impact on his front and side. (Kenny wouldn't let me photograph his actual injuries ;-). I'm sure most guys can imagine his pain after seeing these jeans. One more inch and we might not have been able to have any more children!
Not to be forgotten is my poor dog Kelsey, who (while I was on the phone with Kenny on his way to the ER), was in our back yard getting bitten by a copper head snake. Since Kenny took priority and I wasn't certain of the cause of her swelling at that point, she just got benadryl until the next morning when I took her in to the vet. Her swelling got much worse over night and the vet confirmed that it was the venomous snake. After shots of anti-inflamatories and antibiotics, she's home and doing well.
Normally her throat is totally straight/level from her mouth to her neck so you can see the giant lump on her throat.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
The boys being very silly while we were helping Aunt Dana shop for nursery ideas
Pictures with our visiting friends:
Heather & Abbey
Dylan is a sweetie pie! Andrew loved Abbey, she's so cute!
Adam is ready to help the Aggies Dylan & his Daddy