Friday, October 24, 2008

Ready, Set, Busted Lip!

So here is the story...My brother, who lives in Giles County, VA, is in Richmond working so he came down for a little visit. He hadn't even been there but maybe 10 mins. when I decided that Brant should show off his running abilities (or lack of!) So on my commands Ready, Set, Go he would run across the room successfully until about the fourth try when his feet weren't moving as fast as the rest of his body, he tripped, and fell into a coffee table. Screaming, blood, pure panic, I was a mess. Once we got the bleeding stopped and on our way to the hospital, which we had to go Chippenham which was 30 mins. away because the people at patient first said he might need plastic surgery. We wait in the emergency room for 2.5 hrs. They give new meaning to the word emergency. Oh and all this is around 9 at night now, which is about 2 hours after brant's bed time. It was great, just great. He ended up with 6 or 7 stitches, Josh had to hold him because I did have the nerve to even watch. The inside of his lip looks horrible but they didn't need to stitch that, doctors said it would heal very quickly (which it is) and he will get his stitches out monday. Guess this was probably the first trip of many, and yes I think I got my first gray hairs.

"Oh Yeah! You should see the other guy!"

Already, the swelling has gone a great deal and he doesn't look quite so deformed. As far as the next emergency room visit---sure it won't be long. I "fort" is almost finished and I am already way more overprotective and nervous about him being on it. I will get some pics up soon. Too bad this didn't happen last week, he could have been a boxer for halloween.

Monday, October 20, 2008

The Fort

Josh had designed and is now building Brant a fort. They are both so excited about it and hopes to have it finished next weekend.

Notice the hat-what happened to the weather? It was 90 4 days ago.

Once finished there will be a slide, swings, rock wall, ladder, and of course, guns and cannons.
When I tried to get Brant to come inside he discovered the inside of his fort. Can't wait for it to be finished, he is going to have so much fun.

A day at the park

We made some time last weekend to get to the park. He loves climbing up to the top and then coming down the slide. It amazes me how he can climb so well and he is very much a daredevil. He has not fear-yet.
He loves going down the slide on his belly, not sure why, just glad he hasn't tried head first yet.

Brant is so particular about getting stuff on his hand, see how he doesn't want to touch the step. At least when we are outside, he is learning to wipe it on his clothes, but he really gets irritated when food gets stuck on his hands. He just hasn't learn his father's manners on how to eat without napkins! HAHA Dad I know you are laughing! I do have better manners now, unless its chicken wings!

I don't know how two weeks have gone by so fast but somehow it has. Today, I am home sick, sorta. I definetly don't feel well, started with a sore throat last week and has now slowly progressed into congestion, cough, headache, the usual. Now I want to say Thank You to all my germy students, thanks for giving me the day off. I went to the doctor this morning and he seems to think I have bronchitis. GREAT-heavy dose of antibiotics for the next 5 days. With Brant still at the babysitters for the day, I managed to take a 3 hour nap. It was great, but of course, I won't be able to sleep tonight.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008


He has so much fun with his guitar. Josh tied a string to it like a guitar strap so can hold it easier. He can be such a goof!


Sally bought this super cool tricycle for Brant. He hasn't got the pedal think down yet, but enjoys sitting on it and pushing all the buttons. It even has blinker signals. Toys haven't gotten so much better since I was a kid. I would get excited over ribbons hanging on the handle bars!
Nonno and Nonna got him his very own suitcase, which we packed and he pushed around for at least an hour.
Guess you could say we are starting him early! He knew exactly what to do once we got it open. He has since "cut off" all our body parts, "cut up" all the furniture, including the fireplace. I took his grinder to the babysitters and she warned me to NEVER bring it back. Guess she couldn't handle to noise!
Brant and nonna on the deck. Oh yeah, that his Notre Dame Fighting Irish Football shirt. We're 3-1, definetly didn't expect that and real excited about it.