Saturday, October 17, 2009

What a day!

Scarlett - about 24 hours old

We're in baby mode around here.  Scarlett is who we all want to see, but it looks like my sister will be leaving the hospital on Monday.  Stella is a jumper - She loves to jump on mom, have mom hold her, bang into mom, etc.  So Alison is going to stay the full three days to get herself as healed as possible before she comes home to bouncing Stella :)   Zora and Stella are keeping us rather busy, so I'm doing alright not seeing the littlest one.  (but just barely.)  I'd also really like to see Alison!

Tonight was a bit stressful.   This evening while giving the kids their late afternoon snack/dinner I cut my hand on a broken mason jar.  I won't describe the cut because it makes my knees weak even saying it.  Just know it's not pretty.  Then a few hours later I took a pan out of the hot oven that had a long handle on it and a few seconds later I grabbed that pan handle.  Same hand that I cut.  I've had my hand on a roll of blue ice and dishtowels for hours now.  I sent my sister off to the store to get me some Vitamin E, so hopefully the burn won't blister, but it was too late to take the pain away.  Usually if you can get the liquid Vitamin E spread over the burn it takes the pain away almost immediately.  This was about 30 minutes later so the pain is still pretty intense, but not a blister in sight.  It's good news, but I'm being a wimp about it.

Earlier in the day I took pictures of the girls.  My mom and I have had the kids most of the day as their dad had a gig in South Bend, IN tonight.  So we've got them overnight, too.  I sent these pictures to Alison just a few minutes ago.  Since she can't see her kids either during this "banned from the hospital" rule, I thought it would be nice to see them being all fun and goofy, even if it was only in photo form.


Stella - 18 months

Zora - 5 and a half - posing with a leaf :)

Stella in her "Witch Outfit" shirt

Zora giving me her very best smile!

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!


Just Breathe said...

Sorry about your cut and burn. Hope it heal soon. The girls are so cute. I know you are having a ball with them. How wonderful that you are able to be there. So how is hubby doing at home?

Marg Henry said...

Hmmm...I'm starting to think you girls who only have had girls need a girl who has had only boys, to get there and keep you solid and secure! My, goodness! I need to get you back on track :)

Anonymous said...

hope your hand feels better. burns are the worst but hopefully it has subsided a bit by today. love the photos of all three girls. GIRLS RULE. enjoy your birthday today ..

Karen said...

Kristin, I have been reading your blog for a while. I promised myself that I would not comment until I read everything posted this year. (I was a super lurker!) Although you have been quite prolific, I'm caught up and allowing myself to participate now. We have much in common & I am looking forward to becoming friends.
Your photographs are beautiful & I'm sure your sister appreciates seeing them while she grows stronger & bonds with her new daughter. I especially like the one of your neice holding the leaf. What beautiful autumn colors!
Enjoy this amazing season with your family. There is nothing like fall in the midwest, is there? I am in Indianapolis & so looking forward to the promise of real fall weather this coming week after unseasonably cold weather so far.
Hope you are healing quickly and having fun with your mother & those two darling girls.
Thanks for sharing your interesting life.

Keetha Broyles said...

Girl - - - you AREN'T being a wimp about your hand, burns HURT - - - they are some of the worst HURT there is.

Scarlet is so stinkin' adorable - - - look at that "Pebbles" hair do she's sportin'!!!

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

GREAT pictures of the girls! I see you are very blessed. They are gorgeous!
Sorry about your hands. Hope you are feeling better.

Kirby3131 said...

Just Breathe - I am having a ball with everyone. My husband wants me home, but he's doing just fine. :)

Marg - haha! We can use your help at any time!!

Lori - Girls DO rule! :) My hand is so much better.

Karen - I was just in shock when I read your comment. I'm honored that you wanted to read all of my posts for this year. I'm so happy that you made your goal and commented!!! Honest, you don't have to be up to date to comment. I'm glad to meet you and hope you come back often :) :)

Keetha - Burns hurt, you are right! I'm great today thankfully.

Leigh - Thanks so much!! I thought the photos were good, too.

Thanks everyone!

jennifer said...

Beautiful! She - and your other nieces - are beautiful! I know your heart is full!

Is your hand better now? I'm so sorry that happened to you!

Sharinskishe said...

Your new one is soooo precious!! Love the photos of the older girls.

I know exactly what you are going through with your cut and burn- been there done it although a bit differently, but I feel your pain and suffering. I am sure you are pretty well over it now, but still sorry it happened!