Never have I ever....

taken a child to the er.....until last week! I was trying to wash Kellyn's hair and she slipped in the bath and busted her chin on the side. It was borderline for me about needing to get it closed up. But I felt like it was spread pretty far apart. So after my mom consulted with the docs at clinic she, Drew, and I headed to Edmond.
When the only open Mercy after hours said they wouldn't see her since they weren't equipped to stabilize a 2 year old we had a consult with her doc and he sent us on to children's! He felt like they'd probably sedate her to stitch her up. Well they ended up gluing her skin together after us waiting 2 hours. That held til Friday afternoon when we were too late for stitches. So some glue and steri-strips held it til Monday. Now we are just praying it heals nicely cause right now it's Kellyn 3- Doctors-0! It's closing and hopefully it'll close better then I expect! But chances of me ever taking another kid to the er....slim to none unless obviously
I have no other choice!

(That's a blurry pic of her chin from yesterday.)


Maddie had her first Ballet class Saturday. My mom has been looking forward to this for months....I'm serious months! She is taking ballet in Edmond with a good family friend who happens to run the best studio ever! I had high hopes for Maddie to be a natural, since she is so petite, and has potential to be so tall. Well....those hopes were crashed in about the first 30 seconds of class. But she got better as class went on. She really enjoyed it, so I'm excited for her to get to do something this year. She's watched Cooper play soccer and basketball for a couple of years, so right now it's her turn. Plus she looks so adorable in her ballet stuff! This weekend I finally also got to use the words my mom said she's been waiting to hear..."I don't know, I wasn't aloud to take dance..." Cause my parents are all for Maddie taking ballet and they were generous enough to buy her wardrobe. So now, I just have to get her to Edmond every Saturday for class, but I think if she likes it enough, she'll at least be learning from the best around!

First Day of School 2014

School is back! Cooper started 1st Grade and Maddie started Pre-K today! I really debated not even taking Maddie to school cause Jeremy takes them and brings them home every day! (Perks of having a Dad that works next door!) But then I started to feel bad about not going on her 1st day, so we went. It went about like I expected, she was fine until I left, which she started crying and I left her in the loving arms of Mrs. Vap....which I was fine with because Cooper had Mrs. Vap, I know her well enough to know Maddie is in great hands, and the assistant teacher is great too. I'm sure she was fine as soon as Rise and Shine started! Then of course we got out the door to the car and Kellyn started throwing a fit cause she wanted to stay. She screamed the whole way home, until she finally came inside and settled down with Sofia the crazy morning. But I can't wait to hear all about their first day when they get home!!

'twas the night before school, and the bags and boards were ready!

We read a sweet Pre-K note....

and sprinkled glitter under our pillow for sweet dreams!

Then got up to eat breakfast, take pics, and head off to school!

So now it's just Kellyn, Drew, and me at home....hopefully I'll be able to get some work done during the day!!

Destin 2014

Well we made it to Destin and back, and the week went by all to fast! We invited a girl from Kiowa to join us this year. Callie is going into 9th grade and was so helpful for bathroom stops on the drive, carrying everything out to the beach and playing in the ocean with all the little dare devils.....cause truth be told, this is what I did while at the beach....

Except I only had one book, and was done fairly quickly so I just sat in the chair and held Drew....which is totally the life! We had a great time with all the cousins this year, even David and his family came for a few days!

On Monday morning my parents set up this treasure hunt, the beach was totally empty so we had it to ourselves, the kids loved it! It was fun to watch them read the map and it took them forever to dig the treasure out!

It was such a fun morning! Since the beach was empty cause it had just sprinkled a bit, we got this awesome pic of all the kids in year we'll add one more! (Not us particularly, but the Anderson's will have another girl!)

There might be a good family pic on my Dad's camera, so there might be a 2nd picture beach post coming your way....stay tuned! But at least I'm caught up on the happenings of the Summer before school starts next week!

Mom & Maddie date night!

While we were in Edmond Lyric was putting on The Little Mermaid! I waivered on buying tickets, but when I found out the princesses were in the lobby before hand it was perfect for her. She loved it all and kept saying "it's just you and me, no other kids!" So I'm so glad we got to do that! It was a great night topped off with some dessert after the musical!

4th of July!

Well we went back to Newkirk for about 4 days until we came back to Edmond to celebrate our 9th Anniversary and the 4th of July. We enjoyed a delicious dinner at the Paseo was amazing! Then just hung out in the 4th and enjoyed the fireworks at UCO on the 4th! Drew was a little trooper, my mom had some great little headphones on hand for him to see the fireworks. He fell asleep toward the end so it must have worked!

Weekend Visitor!

Levi came from Arkansas to go to Cage Camp with Cooper (& Jackson) and we brought him home to Newkirk with us for a couple of days! I think it was fun for Cooper to have a boy his age to play with instead of always playing with Maddie and Kellyn. Really the 4 older kids played together great! Jeremy took them to golf a little bit, we watched the premiere of Girl Meets World, had a Lego Movie Night, and I took them to the new splash pad! It was a great long weekend with him.

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