Wednesday, November 10, 2010

A Milestone

So on our way to the vacation mentioned previously, we encountered an accident with this little guy. We decided to stay in a classic best western space age lodge in a tiny po-dunk town somewhere in the middle of Arizona on our way to Mexico. We got to the town and happily went for a walk and even found a tiny history of the town museum to look through. We then decided to grab a bite to eat. We found a pizza place and just as we were finishing eating, Jackson fell off his chair and hit the ground. As soon as I pulled him up, I knew we had a problem-- lots of blood and a gaping gash just above the eye. Unfortunately we were over an hour away from the nearest hospital in Phoenix. So John and Jackson made the evening trek to Phoenix and got him stitched up. 7 stitches. Poor guy. They made it back to the motel around midnight. These are the first stitches that any of our kids have had to have. We have very cautious children. The following are some pics to chronicle the night.
He was so good. Just lied there reading books.

We found some waterproof bandages and he was fine until a doctor at the resort in Mexico took the stitches out 5 days later.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Where has the time gone

I cannot believe it's been 4 months since I've put anything on here. So much has happened and it has been pretty much a blur. I'm not sure whether to go back where I left off or just move on from here. We had fun trips this summer to the beach, Idaho and Mexico. School started. Awards have been awarded. Jackson was potty trained and started preschool. I always said I would throw a big diaper free party when he was potty trained. Over 11 years of changing diapers over. But a big surprise was on its way. One more baby to join our family. Guess the diaper free party will have to wait. In the are a few pictures of our fab vacation to Mexico.
Somewhere near the Mexico/Arizona border. It was HOT and we were waiting to meet up with our good friends to cross the border.

Our beautiful resort. We seriously had so much fun! It was great to do something different.

We basically hung out in the water the whole time!

We ventured into the town of Puerto Penasco one day to eat and shop and ride four wheelers.

Our nice dirt floor restaurant.
Grocery shopping in Mexico!

Our hotel- so much fun!!

It was a great vacation. (Did I say that already?) Thanks to our great friends, the Gabbitas', for inviting us.