Saturday, May 31, 2008
Happy Birthday to Brett and Jonathan! We haven't had cake for my brother, Jonathan yet, but this was Brett's party. Yummy chinese food and a DELICIOUS chocolate/score cake after!! Thank you for being born!
So my poor mom. She fell off a horse. Again. :( It's so sad!! This horse is not the horse she fell off. This is Mauritius. :) The horse she fell off is Misty. She has only been in the process of being broken in for a couple months now. But my mom got on her anyway. She loves horses so much that she will do things other people might be scared to do. Unfortunately, my mom is a "delicate flower" as my dad calls her. And when the horse bolted for whatever reason, my mom couldn't hold on. My dad thought he watched her die as she flipped off and landed in a bush. She was so white and immobile when she landed. He said she looked like a ragdoll. When he heard her moaning he realized that she was alive, but he thought for sure she would be a quadriplegic or something. She was rushed to the hospital from Cardston to Calgary in an ambulance. Strapped tightly to a board. My poor mom. They knew she had broken ribs and her shoulder blade, and they thought her diaphram ruptured, but they weren't sure about her neck and spine, so they sent her to Calgary like that, so they could take the best care of her. Also so that they could do the surgery necessary to fix the diaphram if they had to. Turns out she broke 8 ribs, snapped off a piece of her shoulder blade (which is still floating around in her body somewhere) and punctured a lung. Now the first time she fell off a horse, she broke 4 ribs and punctured a lung. And that was on the other side of her body. Now she's broken both sides!! My poor mom. She is in the hospital right now until her lung is stable. There is nothing they can do about her shoulder blade or her ribs. So it will be a long, painful process to recovery. And the saddest thing of all for my mom is that she knows she can't ride horses anymore!!! It is her absolute passion and she has to give it up! At least if she ever attempts to ride again, it has to be on an absolutely trained horse!!! Of many years!! Cause none of us would let her do it otherwise!! It's so scary when accidents like this happen. It totally is a reality check. Things happen so quickly and you never know the outcome. She could have been killed or injured way worse than she was. She is so blessed!! I love her and I'm so sad that she's going through all of this, but so happy she is okay!!!
Thursday, May 29, 2008
Whenever I lay Jaclyn down to change her, she twists her head back to watch TV.
Here's a picture of Jaclyn's cousin, Claire. I haven't put any pictures of her on my blog yet and that needed to be remedied. She is absolutely beautiful!! I love this picture of her! She is such a sweet baby! So interactive and smiley! I can't wait till Jaclyn and her become aware of each other and start to play!
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Friday, May 23, 2008
Most of you probably know that Jeffrey has been able to take some time off work to be at home with me to deal with postpardum junk and help out with both kidlings. It's been WONDERFUL to have him here and I know it's been too good to be true. Next week is his last week with me and June 2, he'll start working again. I'm nervous and excited to move on and try to handle things alone. I'm hoping that it will help me start losing weight. :) Having to run around and do everything for both kids. I don't know if I'll ever be able to lose weight, I CAN'T say no to food. It's the dumbest thing. I look in the mirror and I hate what I see. But when I see a bag of chips, or candy or whatever it may be (even healthy stuff) I can't resist. What will it take to be motivated enough to actually do something about it? *SIGH* :) I'm so impressed with all the moms out there that do it. What is your secret??
Saturday, May 17, 2008
We've had lots of fun this past week with the NICE weather we've been having! Jacey loves being outside and can't get enough of it. We've had outings to parks and we've even gone to the zoo twice this week. We decided to invest in some annual passes this year. So far it's been worth our money. :) We went on Tuesday by ourselves, then again on Thursday with Michael, Melinda and Claire. Claire was an angel and slept the ENTIRE time we were there. Jaclyn cried for about half the time and ate for the other half. Well, she did sleep a little bit. Jacey had fun, he doesn't really get that excited about the animals yet, but like I said, he just likes being outdoors. We got him one of those "leashes" for kids. It's soo cute and he LOVES it. He thinks he's in charge, and we don't have to chase after him as much. It's a win/win situation. The second outing to the zoo was more eventful animal-wise. They were more active and playful. I love this picture that Jeffrey got of the bear. It is soo cute. Looks just like how a little boy would play in the water. We're not doing anything special for the long weekend this year. There are some things that are happening in town that are keeping us here, but with the weather so nice, there's really no point in leaving. If only we had a pool....
The zoo is exhausting!
Our family hanging out at Michael & Melinda's after an afternoon at the park.
Snuggling with mom & dad.
Enjoying a few skits from SNL. I don't look very amused, but believe me, I AM!!
Thursday, May 08, 2008
Hard at work blogging!