Firsts: Sunday her first trip to the ER

I was cooking a skillet meal "shrimp lo mien" for dinner and LG decided that she doesn't like shrimp so I told her to go down in the freezer and get a kids meal for dinner. She told me that she was running behind the couch but slowed down when she got to the stairs, she has no idea how she fell but I heard her crying and I removed the now finished skillet meal from the burner and went down to see what happened. Hubby had her and was cuddling her so I went back upstairs to start her kids meal and serve out our dinner. Then I heard Hubby say "pack up The Boy we have to go to the hospital"....The next 10 minutes are a blur of packing and checking and double checking and car loading. I managed to throw some dinner into a bowl for Hubby to eat at the red lights and I wasn't hungry I sat in the back between two very sad children (The Boy was hungry) holding an ice pack to LG's chin and telling her any story I could think of to get her mind off of her wound. Hubby dropped us at the emergency door and went to park the car. We were already being seen by the triage staff when he walked in. He surprised us both by telling us he already called MomMom and she arrived shortly. I estimate that the fall occurred at 7:00pm and we arrived at the hospital by 7:20pm. At 9:30pm we decided that Hubby and The Boy needed to get home to get to bed so I quickly gave The Boy a snack and sent them on their way, my mother would bring us home. We were finally called back at 10:30pm. A nurse came in and checked her out and then a PA came in, she examined the wound in declared the LG needed sutures. LG was very upset, she wanted glue the man in triage promised her glue but no the wound was too deep and to make sure her chin was closed up and as beautiful as it was before she needs stitches.(the PA's words almost literally) Shortly thereafter the nurse returned with some numbing cream which she just took out of the fridge. LG was still very upset and started screaming, unfortunately my mother and I had to hold her down so the nurse could apply the cream :( Half an hour later LG was a very sleepy girl who still had not eaten dinner when 2 nurses and the PA came into the room for her procedure. They swaddled her up, arms tied down just like we would do to The Boy when he was a newbie. I rubbed her up and down like she would do to The Boy and MomMom rested her hands on LG's legs. The PA injected the would with some unknown substance(I didn't ask because I didn't want to upset LG) She was being brave but every time the PA would pull away LG asked if she was finished. So we decided we would let the PA tell us when she was done. She ended up getting 5 stitches. Honestly she just lay there and let the PA work, no fussing at all. I am so proud of how brave she was. She finally ate some Burger Kind and was in bed by 12:30 am, she insisted on going to school today. So we will have to see how she feels when I pick her up

Firsts: Saturday her first camping trip

My parents took LG to Fredrick for a camping trip. I wasn't there but I know they slept in a tent her on a cot and my parents on the "floor." Their campsite was 2-5. They had to walk through the woods to get to the bathroom. They went go carting and she got to play in a bounce house. She spent a little time eating and was very bored on Saturday evening until the sun went down at 8 and the campsite played Bugs life for the kids to watch. She didn't get to see "the bottom"(the end) of the movie because it was too late. She came home around 3 pm on Sunday.

Firsts: Friday first day of school

LG has had quite the week!
Friday was her very first day of school.
They did staggered entrance so it was only her and 7 only children to give them a chance to adjust. We woke up at 7:15, ate breakfast packed her lunch, and tried not to be too excited and not rush too much as we waited for MomMom to arrive so she could walk with us to school. When MomMom arrived we loaded The Boy and Baby CCC into the wagon and headed off. When we got there LG found her teacher and stood in-line. I had emailed her teacher early in the week asking permission to walk her to the classroom to take a picture of her at her desk but when it became time to enter the school I didnt know what to do with the wagon so I stayed outside with the babies and let my mom walk her in. I stood there breathing slowly and trying to be very brave until my mom reappeared, I was ready to leave at this point but she said LG was waiting for me so I walked to her classroom where I found the teacher asking the children to grab their lunches and backpacks so they could put them in their lockers. LG was so cute, running to the teacher to tell her she was buying lunch today. Everyone marched into the hallway where they got a lesson on how to place their belongings in their locker and LG got to demonstrate! I snapped a picture and she came to me, I told her I was going to leave now and she gave me a kiss and said ok bye. I made it around the corner where I knew she couldn't see me before I broke down into tears. But hey lets face it I've always been a crier. We left and I took the babies home and tried to move on with my day. We were way too early picking her up lol but better early than late! She didn't have much to say : They went on a tour of the school guided by teddy bears wearing different colored shirts in the essence of "Brown bear, Brown bear what do you see?" , she didn't have to pay for her lunch (they have accounts now and just need to enter a number) and someone ate her oranges when she was in the bathroom!, 10 minutes is not long enough to eat snack and that she got a green face but her friend almost got a yellow face. Soon she was picked up by my Stepdad for a camping trip.

Finger Knitting!

We recently had Baby CCC's big brother and sister come visit. Sister is 9 and brought along a skein of yarn of her first day of care...Imagine how stoked I was! She proceeded to spend most of her first week here littering my home with finger knit chains. LG was super excited "You can knit? My mommy loves to knit. She is teaching me" LG then ran to get her needles but set them aside when she saw her new friend didn't need them. That was that until the last day (bro and sis were only here for 2 weeks) when I encouraged LG to ask Sister to teach her the art before she left. It was slow going at first since the "casting on" is a little complicated but after that LG had row after row just flowing off her fingers. She sat there and made a necklace for her dad in one day! She still needs my help casting on or when she drops a stitch but other then that she is an excellent finger knitter