Sunday, October 25

3 days down

The way we calculate it, we have 28 to 42 days of recovery time.
Today we finished up day 3. I'm exhausted.
We have:
  • had visitors
  • received good mail from cousin JC
  • talked on the phone

  • made whole tray of these super cute yarn pumpkins
  • Wii playing
  • TV watching
  • Reading
  • Coloring
  • Thank you notes written

  • Snacks {does extra calcium really help?}
  • Pen Pal note written
  • Homework finished
  • Book report worked on
  • Games on my phone
  • Texting

  • board games
  • new card game learned
  • new magazine
  • sudoku puzzle worked
  • words found

Saturday, October 24

I. Heart. Fall.

[Carly and Miss MM at the church's pumpkin patch]

4-6 weeks

Thursday afternoon we were over at a friends. The girls were all a little silly. We thought they were all tired from a week of achievement tests and being cooped up due to rain. I went to get Carly because we needed to go. They were all sitting quietly like they had gotten into something. Carly told me she had hurt her foot. I brushed it off and told her it was time to go. She was limping but I still told her to get her shoes. When she continued to limp {badly}, I told her to let me see it. A large knot had already jumped out on the side of her foot {not good I thought}. I half carried her to the car. Kenny was home when we got there. His assessment was the same as mine "not good".
They had been playing keep-away/chase with the dog while they scrambled across the furniture. Carly jumped off one of the chairs and landed partially on the Wii fit platform. She didn't want to tell us because she knew she should not have been playing on the furniture in the first place. But, none-the-less, it was a silly accident while kids were being kids.
We made a couple of calls including the after hours nurse at the pediatricians office {it was now 5:30}. Her recommendation was the after hours orthopedic clinic in Memphis. Initially that sounded like overkill and out-of-the-way but I am so glad we just went. Of course the facility is nice, the wait was not too bad, there was no H1N1 patients, and they took care of it right then, no referral for the next day.
Carly had her first x-rays. Dx = complete break of the 5th metatarsal {way up in the middle of her foot} Rx = a boot {especially to the swelling goes down}, elevated, iced, and check up next Friday to make sure there is no displacement once the swelling goes down. Healing time= 4-6 weeks.

Friday, October 23

turns out it was the last game

Last Saturday it was early, cold, wet and game day!
The coach talked Carly into playing a quarter as goalie. It's funny because one season {1st grade, I think} all she wanted to do was play goalie. Now she has been trying to avoid the position! She did great. No goals on her watch! But she was happy to turn the yellow vest over.
I love this picture of Kenny coaching, encouraging, firing her up!
{Carly broke her foot yesterday, so no more soccer this season}

Monday, October 5

fair day

It was an absolutely perfect day to go to the fair. The sun was shining, the temperature was right at 70 degrees, and there was a little breeze. And, amazingly enough there was not a crowd. It was a perfect first fair for Carly. We took her friend Miss MM and they had so much fun.
They rode all the oldies but goodies....Tilt-a-Whirl, Gravitron, Himalaya. And, even some twice. Carly and I were talking about some of the rides. Carly asked, "You've ridden that before?". I told her that I hated to tell her that those rides had been around for over 25 years. And, that might be the exact same Gravitron that I rode when I went to the fair at her age!

They rode the tornado, then a ride that takes you straight up and drops you at varying intervals, a slide that you rode on a piece of burlap, and went through a fun house.

They rode the Ferris wheel.

Then Kenny went with them on the Freak Out. Carly initially said she wasn't going. Then her Daddy said he would ride with Miss MM since she wanted to ride. Carly changed her mind. I, on the other hand, could not even watch the ride because I thought I might have a heart attack.
There was some game playing that even a 9 year old knows that there is just something not right about. The girls did get a couple of stuffed animals and a fish. Long story about that fish but needless to say it's on my kitchen counter!

Sunday, October 4

soccer time!

[gorgeous morning with friends]
[aggressively playing forward]
[setting up for a great block]
[driving down to score one of her goals]
[hot, sweaty and happy after a great game]

Friday, October 2

This makes me happy

Just got the Halloween box down. These always go out first. They just make me smile and I aways feel a little sad when I have to pack them up. There are 9, one for each Halloween, and just waiting on last years!
10 months - butterfly
1 year - black cat
2 years - MSU cheerleader
3 years - cowgirl
4 years - fairy
5 years - witch
6 years - Cinderella
7 years - Hannah Montana
8 years - USA gymnast