Saturday, July 30, 2011

Fourth of July- Avery visits the ER

We had an awesome fourth of July, . We had a few friends over for hamburgers and lots of yummy food! Kirtis had bought lots of fireworks for the day and we were very excited to shoot them off. The kids had just started with sparklers when Avery tripped in her boots, and fell on top of her sparkler. She tried to get the sparkler away and picked it up. Our friend Josh got to her so quickly and swooped her up. I was really scared and wasn't sure how/where she had been burned.

Once we got her inside and calmed down, we could see it was just a small area on her thumb. We weren't sure how bad the burn was, so we decided to take her to the ER.  We decided I should go to the ER with my mom and Kirtis would stay and put on the Fireworks show. (We had told all our neighbors to come join us- and they were all just starting to show up!)

Everything turned out okay with Avery- they said it was just a very bad first degree burn, and to keep it covered and use bacitracin often. By the time we got home, the party was over. I was so bummed to miss it all! Kirtis saved a few fireworks for me- and we shot them off a few weeks later at our family reunion at the Lake.

Here's a few pictures I got before we left for the ER.

 LOVELY cupcake face. They were VERY good. :)

And a few pictures from the

She was one very sad girl! She cried the whole way to the hospital, and kept crying out for "Ga- ga!" (That's what she has called her big brother since she was a baby).  
But, once we were on our way home she was happy as can be! She didn't have to get ANY shots. She got a popsicle and she didn't have to stay at the hospital for "100 days." 
Her poor little mind was so upset at having to take a trip to the hospital. I think she thought she would never go home again. 
We were glad it was nothing too serious!

Putting up the flag

In preparation for the fourth of July we hung our American Flag. I made the kids put on their flag shirts for the day!

 Jackson helping dad put up the flag. :)
 My two favorite kiddos!
We love America! Fourth of July is one of my favorite holidays.

Soccer Camp

The first week of summer Jackson participated in a soccer camp put on by a local church. He LOVED it! I was so glad he could go and learn more soccer skills and make new friends.

 Avery got this weird rash- and we went to the doctor and they said it was "fifth's disease". Nothing serious, just really red puffy cheeks for about a week. Sun exposure makes it worse, so I tried (my best) to keep a hat on her.
 She cracks me up. She is a pro at watching soccer. Here she is sporting my sunglasses too!
 And her awesome temp tattoo. :)

Sidewalk Chalk Fun

This summer has been awesome so far! I just couldn't wait for Jackson to get out of school and it has been non-stop since school ended. Pool time, playdates, lots of fun family and cousin time. We have less than two weeks before the baby comes- and we've hardly done all the things I had imagined for the summer!  Kirtis has had to work a lot more lately with a big project at work. Late in June, the kids made this awesome sidewalk chalk to welcome him home. Sadly it rained hard that night- so it didn't last long! We do love our daddy and miss him when he works late!