Tuesday, January 27, 2009

What a day!

Today started out well. Early, but well. Iris was up at 6:40 which is very, very early for us. It was fine, though, everyone was in a good mood and we got a little jump start on our day.

Iris was dropped off at school and I brought Eloise to the babysitter so I could have some alone time. I went to Costco, cause WOO HOO!, shopping is FUN! After that I headed home to unload the car and get the dog so we could head to the dog park. While at the dog park I get a call from Iris's teacher saying Iris had fallen while on a walk and was hurt and bleeding and asking for me. I packed up the dog and zipped down to school to find her curled up on the pillows with her teacher. She was crying and holding an ice pack to her mouth. I sat down with her and snuggled her for a good while before getting packed up to go. She cried and cried. She caught her fall with her face, which was unfortunate, but luckily she didn't need stitches or break her nose or anything. After she got in a nap in the car she laid down in the big chair at home. I snuck up on her and got a picture of the damage:

My baby

I think it looks worse in person, but that's how it usually is with pictures.

She ended up being just fine as the day wore on, but I was really worried about her.

Later in the day the girl's Auntie came over to have dinner with us. I had promised the girl's nachos so that's what we had. Right before dinner I heard a loud "thunk!" and then some wailing and ran out of the kitchen to find Eloise laying on the floor next to the chair. She had fallen off of the chair and developed a lovely goose egg on the back of her head. Like her sister, she recovered just fine. I, however, need a seriously stiff drink, which I do not have.

We got Auntie back home and Eloise fell asleep during the car ride. For maybe the first time ever in her life I picked her up out of the car, laid her down in the bed, covered her up with the blankets and snuck out of the room. She's still asleep an hour later. I can't believe it.

Let's hope that we stay injury-free from here on out!


  1. Ouch, ouch, ouch! May tomorrow and many days after be injury free for the girls!

  2. poor baby - she really is lucky she didn't break something. Ouch!


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