Tuesday, January 13, 2009

New Year's Day "fun"

We had a very mellow New Year's Day. We celebrated New Year's Eve at a friend's house and stayed up WAY past our (the adults) bedtime. So we slept in and just hung around the house in a daze of too little sleep.
Around 4 pm Jacob slipped as he was running by this desk ...
and fell with his eye landing on the corner pictured. He started yowling and being concerned parents we jumped off the couches where we were dozing (again) and ran to him. He was laying on the floor, so I picked him up and saw blood trickling (thankfully it wasn't gushing) from his eye. Ken got a wet rag and we were able to assess the damage.
Funny side note: Josh came running from the back of the house yelling, "I didn't do it!" Do you think we have a guilty complex?
God, in His mercy, kept Jacob's eye safe and he didn't need stitches. He didn't even get a black eye out of this. Just a swollen eye the next day and then he was back to normal! Whew!

HAPPY NEW YEAR - a little late, I know!

Well, I am back now - took a small break over Christmas to get regrouped. That didn't turn out quite as well as I thought it would. Turned out we got snowed in and since I work "on-call" I had to work quite a few days for vacation time. Well, I am back now and ready to go - I think!

This is our snowy view out our back windows. The playhouse is in the bottom corner and that shows a bit of the snow we got piled up here.

These are the trees we have out front by the road. There is nothing more beautiful and peaceful than a fresh coating of snow! I LOVE it! I just don't really like being "stuck" at home. I think it is a mental thing. I like choosing to be home but not having to be home.

Josh was pretending to jab Jacob with the icicles he took off our gutters out back. He broke off 2 that were connected so he had a handle. Looks a bit like a horror flick!