Then we had a rather large scare. M fell down the last two stairs in our house and nearly knocked himself out. It was a weird fluke thing with something that was left on the stairs and him trying to go around it. Usually, M is very careful. Ryan actually came home from work to help me monitor him (keep him awake for a while, watch his eyes, and all that stuff). He is OK, but it was obviously terrifying. OK, can I take a vacation now? For those of you wondering: yes we have stair gates, but they don't fit in this home's stairs (we recently moved) and M usually waits for me before venturing onto the stairs (yes he really is that kind of mellow kid).
Oh, ya...and our truck's check engine light just came on. Seriously????
But wait there is more! This last weekend we went to celebrate my brother-in-law's birthday at my parent's home. We packed up and headed out. The guys all planned to spend the day attending a college football game. So, my sister and I decided to spend the afternoon at the outlets and leave the kids with grandma. In the first store I kept feeling this strange sensation on the outside of my left calf. I finally looked down and saw water spots all over my lower leg and boot. I quickly traced it to my purse. Imagine my horror when I opened the top of my purse and saw a mini swimming pool!!! We quickly paid for what we were holding and went outside with some paper towels that the clerk had given us.
Outside I began trying to fix the situation. I pulled out items and began handing them to my sister: wallet (not too much harm done), the checkbook (it will dry out), cell phone and keys (those were in an upper pocket),
bags of cheerios (no problem there), a bag of pretzels and raisins (again, no biggie), a container of wipes (whatever), a couple of diapers (why these didn't soak any liquid up I'll never know), a few dripping grocery lists, and THE CAMERA! You have got to be kidding me! To finish this cleaning effort I then try to dump out the remaining water onto the ground and discover a few rolling pennies, girls clips, and a few bobby pins. We were such a sight to behold!
So, where did all of this water come from? A water bottle. I was feeling rather dehydrated that day and stuck it in my purse when we got out of the car. Simple as that. It somehow came unlatched and whoosh! I hardly ever keep the camera in my purse, but had quickly put it in my purse on our way out for the weekend. Currently, it is drying out, but we do not hold much hope for its survival. After its trauma it turned itself on and had an unresponsive white screen. So, other than pics that I either had or I receive from my mom (such as below) this blog may be 'pictureless' for quite sometime.
Life with five very small people is crazy enough on a normal basis. Lately it has been a nearly too much to handle. We will appreciate any and all prayers involving our family and peace.
We did have a fun time with family and our kids had a blast with their cousins. S (blue pants) and her cousin are about 7 months apart. And J is only 4 months apart from my sister's son.