Monday, November 15, 2010

Round 1: Calah

So here is the story. Yes, Calah put me in urgent care over the weekend. And yes, you read that right. Calah put ME in urgent care.

The girls and were having a great time Saturday morning. I had just told Lilija that we could go play in the snow later on that morning. I was holding Calah on my hip when POW, she swung around and her thumb made direct contact with my left eye.

At first I thought that it was just a finger to the eye, but then the pain hit and I realized I was in serious trouble. First call was to my Mama, and second call was to my Mom (Carl's Mama, Sherri) and Robert. They both were on the way in moments.

Mom and Robert watched the girls while Mama took me to urgent care. Diagnosis: severe corneal abrasion that damaged about 25% of my eye. What a blessing that I had cut her nails the night before, or it could have been a lot worse!

Thank you to Carl, Mama, Sherri, and Robert for taking such good care of me. I also got some sweet hugs and cuddle time from Calah and Lilija. Oh, and Lilija thought I was a pirate so she was walking around saying, "RRRR, Matey!" but then she would come over to me, put her head on my lap, and say, "You all better now, Mama?" Yes, sweetie, I'm all better now.

Thursday, November 4, 2010


Lilija was a horse...or a cowgirl and a horse. I found the outfit at a garage sale a month ago and she's been playing with it ever since. ("Horse goes really fast!" "Whoa horsey!" "Faster, horse, faster!") I'm going to have to try to get another picture of her in the getup because these pictures don't do it justice. Since Lilija was a horse, I was set on having Calah be a cow. Many of you know that we call her for the night she was Cowadactyl. :)

Our first stop was to see Grandma Sherri and Robert. They gave Lilija a cute treat bag and Calah a little bear. Funny because Lilija has to sleep with that bear now every night. Let's pause for a moment and cover the items that Lilija need to go to sleep:

1. Blanket
2. Dolly
3. Bear (pink)
4. Fish
5. Dolphin from Bapa (mind you, it's plastic)
6. 2 nuks
7. water
8. Singing bear

That was fun! So anyways...back to our story. Lilija is just in love with this singing bear but kept pushing the button, so I had to tell her that the bear was tired and needed to go to sleep. She didn't hit the button again...until the next morning when she said, "Yea! The bear isn't tired anymore!"

Next stop was to Nana and Bapa's. GG's, Andy, Trish, and Doolie were over at Mom and Dad's. Nana and Bapa got Lilija a puzzle (that she has mastered) and book. Our little Calah got a really cool teething toy. Those teeth should be coming in any day now!

After hanging out with family we took the girls trick-or-treating. Lilija absolutely loved it! And for us, it brought back fun memories of when we were kids and our parents were the ones reminding us to say "thank you." What a great night!

Halloween - Prep and Pumpkins

Lilija was interested in watching us carve the pumpkins, but had no interest in helping. We tried to get her to help "get the ickies out" but she was content watching. She did like the pumpkins when they were lit...but not quite as much as the image of the ghost or witch that was projected on the garage of the house across the street from us. "Hey Mama, I found the witch. High five!"

First food!

Smiles, sleeping, and more smiles

Rog and Meg with Calah

I love my family!