the REAL Salt Lake Soccer Season has come to an end. Not their best season but we really enjoyed having season tickets. Best Date Nights and we got to enjoy the games with lots of different family and friends. (maybe next year Michelle and Udine won’t miss so many games cause they are fun too!) Ben and I both really love the game so the forced date nights were perfect for us. It’s hard to date me when I’m pregnant or have a newborn 🙂 We are looking forward to next year.
Millie finally lost a battle. She is crazy and fun and always on the go and never stops and … on Friday October 16th she got her fingers shut in my parents front door. Instead of waiting for help she ripped her hand loose and left the tip of her finger and the fingernail in the inside of the door hinge! I yelled as I saw it happen. I tried to stop the bleeding to see how bad it was but I couldn’t stop the bleeding. When Joel and Michael brought us the tip of the finger we knew it was pretty bad so Christy and Mom and I jumped in the car with her and rushed to the Oroville ER. I wrestled her the whole way there trying to keep pressure on the finger and stop the bleeding. She screamed the whole way there trying to put her hand in her mouth to sooth the finger and figure out why it was hurting so badly. To our amazement the ER waiting room was empty so they got to us right away and bandaged her hand to stop the bleeding. We got her on some heavy Tylenol, took X-rays and then the DR examined it and re-bandaged it with some foam to stop the bleeding and told us to keep it as clean and dry as possible and see a Dr in a few days. We saved the tip but she threw it away and said they couldn’t do anything with it. Sad, huh? We feel so bad for her. But she is handling it like a champ. She has been going a mile a minute ever since we got back to Grammie and Grampa’s house.
I took her to our family Dr. in Utah when we got back on Tuesday. He said that it is healing well and he didn’t think a specialist would do anything other than let it heal so … we are letting it heal. Changing the gauze and sock on her hand daily. The Dr. said he is treating it like a burn. We need the skin to heal and replenish. He wants her to come in again on Monday to see the progress. The entire nail was ripped off but we can’t tell if the nail bed is gone or if she will be able to grow another nail on that finger. I can’t think about it too much or it makes me sick. She is being tough though and the sock over the hand really helps a ton!
I got my wish for Fall Break this year 🙂 My parents are selling their house and moving so I wanted to go to the house one more time and help pack. We looked at just having me go but… we all went. The kids got to play with their cousins the whole time and we got to meet the new baby Hadley and we got to see all of the new California houses in the family. It was a productive and good trip.
We stopped right before Wendover at the Salt Flats for the FIRST TIME! We licked the Salt and the kids thought it was pretty awesome 🙂 The rest of these pictures are not in any great order but… we drove all day Thursday and hung out with the family that night. Mal and Liz and Tracie and Mom had been working all week and cleared out all of the closets in the house. So Friday we added us and Christy and Joel and Megan – our job: work with Dad to clean out the garage and the shed! It was a big job. 5 loads to the dump, 2 to the metal guy, 1 load of paint, another load (13) old dead batteries to Auto Zone and 3 trips to good will! (and Millie’s trip to the ER) We boxed up the good stuff and organized and put it in bins and then on Saturday we finished up some odds and ends and ran another load to the dump and then we drove down to Sacramento to unload what we could fit in the trailer and to check out the New Warehouse, and Tracie and John’s new house, and stop by mom and Dad’s new Condo. We stayed busy! Kevin and Liz took our 3 oldest to the pumpkin patch on Saturday afternoon. On Sunday we went to church and relaxed and celebrated Payton and Jaydn’s birthdays and went to see Kevin and Liz’s new house!
The STOVE, we used on every camping trip of our childhood 🙂
Mom and Kevin and I took the kids to run around in the gym Friday evening.
Laynie is getting so big!
Cousin sleep over every night…
Millie after she finally crashed on Friday with her sore finger.
THE HULA CREW
Tracie finally got to celebrate her birthday after spending it in the hospital with baby Hadley 🙂
working in the rain Saturday morning
couches? antenna? anybody? they might still be sitting there 🙂
piles of stuff
Cute stuff in our piles
Millie was unphased
Lots of little cousins in Antelope.
The 2015 babies: Gus in Feb, Laynie in March or April, Tiago in June, Hadley in Oct.
Crazy cousins and final shots of my childhood home. I spent all 17 and 1/2 of the first years of my life in that home. We love it. I will always have great memories of the Via Cedro house. Maybe it will still be vacant at Christmas so I can visit again, but hopefully not 🙂 I’m excited for my parents to live closer to work and prepare to serve a mission. Change is always hard but I think it will be good.
Celebrating Payt and Jaydns Bdays
Checking out Kevie’s new pool!
Baby Photo Shoot gone bad! 🙂
Going through Grandma Robertson’s Shell collection! We always helped her collect shells on the beaches of Fort Bragg and Santa Cruz. Grandma Robertson loved the beach and she made some fine shell art over the years. I elected myself keeper of the shells if anyone wants to replicate a Grannie R Special 🙂
I’m glad I got to go and help and spend time with my siblings and parents. Life is good.
It’s even better when your mom rides back with you and helps with all of the kids the 11 hours back to Utah 🙂
we got ourselves a new niece/cousin!!
October 11th (same day as Taylee)
We got to see her last weekend in CA during Fall Break!! so little and cute and new and exciting… we thought we’d try to make chunky over sized Tiago look cute in a little blue basket… Hadley looked a lot cuter.
Packer is in my wolf den. We picked up garbage the other day for a service project. I like seeing him with kids his own age. He likes to be the funny guy but he is a rule follower.
siblings are great! they each have their place in the family and are constantly learning and growing and testing boundaries. Sometimes the testing is good and sometimes we have tears but i believe these kids are being molded by each other (and by us) and I like what i see!
7 weeks in the fall. 2 more to go. Ben is having fun coaching and we are enjoying being able to see all of our kids play but it does make for some long Saturdays and some tired kids that have to pee in the bushes 🙂
I never go to Discovery park because it is not restful. There are lots of people and lots of places to lose a 2 year old. But look at these SMILES. They loved it!!
Rose is already 5!! My little Rosie! It’s crazy. She is a cute cute little 5 year old. So smart and fun and advanced and determined. She is not needy. She loves lots of different things and keeps super busy. She does everything the big kids do and then she rules the nest while they are at school. She loves burritos and gogurts and meat and cheese sandwiches with mayo.
Rose kept busy all day with Palace Pets and Princess Play doh and Coloring and just being special. We had a party with her cousins the next night.