Saturday, July 9, 2011

Thursday Night

On Thursday night Angeline was climbing from one arm of the couch to the other arm of the other couch and she fell off. Normally when she hurts herself she might complain for 5 seconds and then she is back to doing whatever it was that hurt her to begin with. Thursday was a different story. After she fell she started screaming and grabbed her arm and would not let go. I was upstairs nursing Samara.. about 6:30 pm and Jonathan yelled for me to come and look at Angeline's arm... he thought it might be broken. You couldn't see anything but we could tell that it was hurting more then a typical bump on the arm... Jonathan wrapped it and I held my hand under it but if it moved at all she was back to screaming in pain. She would not move her fingers. We decided to take her to Children's Hospital... (thanks Carolyne for the advice and Grammy for babysitting the other 2) got there at 7:50pm and waited until about 11:30pm for a room... waited probably 45 more minutes before we saw the doctor... then went for xrays and got the cast right after that... leaving the hospital around 1:30am. After stopping at McDonalds we went to pick up the other 2 and got home around 3pm.
After less then 3 hours sleep (and a whole previous week of going to bed late) yesterday was a little challenging. David is wanting more attention... Angeline is still wanting to do things all by herself even with only one functioning arm and Samara is continuing to teeth (turned 7 months old yesterday). All in we are all doing well.
We were supposed to hear more about what type of break after a specialist saw the xrays yesterday but have not received a phone call yet (maybe Monday). The xrays showed damage at her elbow and above her wrist). She will be sporting her lovely pink cast for 4-6 weeks.
Sorry if these pictures come up small... I took them off of facebook. More pictures to follow.

Monday, July 4, 2011

David's 5th Birthday Party

David celebrated his 5th birthday with 5 friends on June 13th. It was his first "drop off" party as well as his first small party and I have to say I quite enjoyed it. Small and simple... he chose the theme in May... "Mommy... I want to have a Dog party with a chocolate dog cake"... with Aunty Mandy's help I was able to run with his idea. We played "Simon Says"... doggie style (bark, roll over, sit...etc), made dog puppet goodie bags, played "pin the tail on the dog" and decorated the house with paw prints. As you can probably tell from the photographs David had a wonderful day.

"The Dance"

I wasn't quite sure what to title this post and Canuck Fever has long since burned out then I thought to call it "The Dance"... after the song.... "I could have missed the pain, but I'd have had to miss the dance". It wasn't very much fun loosing the Stanley Cup but here are a few pictures taken during the excitement of the playoffs... Jonathan grew a beard for 2 months and Samara almost didn't recognize him when he shaved... we painted out window with a huge Canucks logo and we even ate blue and green jello. It was fun while it lasted. I also couldn't believe that it had been 17 years since our last Stanley Cup finals... I distinctively remember it and I was in Grade 5... it can't have been 17 years since I was in grade 5! It was a good year.

Samara's Dedication, Father's Day

This Year Father's Day was even more special because we also celebrated Samara's Dedication.
(Melissa) Samara, our fourth child and daughter number two I hope you never feel second best or last in line. Even before you were conceived in my womb you were conceived in my heart and my love for you has been growing ever since. As I think back 6 months to the day you were born it seems like just yesterday. You hold the record for most quickly named child (in our household)… only moments after your birth. I looked over to your daddy and said "her name is Samara Anne Marie" and that was that. SAMARA means God-led ; protected by God and our prayer for you is that you would entrust your life to God and seek to do His will.
(Jonathan) On fathers day I am reminded of how blessed I am with the children God has given me.  Samara you are so precious and as you grow and explore the world around you I can't help but wish that time would stand still and that we can enjoy your smiles and innocence forever. You are patient, gentle and fun… adding so much love and joy to our family. The verses we have chosen for your dedication come from Psalm 143 (v. 8-10). We dedicate these verses to you as well as to ourselves as we strive to raise you in a way that brings glory to God.
Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, 
   for I have put my trust in you. 
Show me the way I should go, 
   for to you I entrust my life. 
Rescue me from my enemies, LORD, 
   for I hide myself in you. 
Teach me to do your will, 
   for you are my God; 
may your good Spirit 
   lead me on level ground.