Monday, July 9, 2012

On the Road again!


Our Summer officially started with our first trip out of town. The thing I have missed the most while I was watching other kids was not being able to head out of town whenever we want! The girls and I love to go go go! We went to visit my college roommate "Aunt Bucket". She has a pool and we had been talking about swimming at "Aunt Bucket's" but then when Kinley got stitches that was out. We had to find lots of different things to do!

I have been thinking about cutting the girls hair for a while, but was scared because the girls were flower girls. I decide to take the plunge!

Madelyn LOVED getting the full treatment...SUCH A GIRL!

Kinley was a bit concerned about it all...They had never had their hair washed at a salon
We used a lot of playing games on phones to keep them looking down. 

BEFORE
AFTER
I love their new hair cut! I think it really frames their faces, so glad I did it! They love it too. They talk about their hair cut all the time. Plus we can still rock the bow! They wouldn't be Madelyn and Kinley without bows!

Later that day!

We made suckers using jolly ranchers...so fun! You should totally do it. Yummy! (got to love Pinterest)



You unwrap your jolly ranchers and lay it on a parchment paper covered cookie sheet.

Fun way to talk about colors too!
Of course you put one in your mouth while you are waiting!

Put them in the oven at 200 for about 5 mins...you really have to watch them! Once they are done you press the lollipop stick and twirl it around to make it stick.


The girls painted new aprons...they really loved doing this.


They get so into painting/coloring



My little chefs showing off their aprons!

Madelyn

Kinley



If you have aprons you have to make cookies! 
and decorate them...we kept them busy!

We painted some more!

After the suckers had cooled we got to try them out!


We were sad to go but had so much fun! I hope we can come back soon!


Thursday, July 5, 2012

Stitch her up!

Well it happened. We had to take a trip to Cook's ER for stitches. UGH! Kinley, bless her heart isn't Ms. Grace. She is err...clumsy to say the least. Both Chris and I commented that we were a little surprised we had made it this far without an ER visit. 

It was Father's Day so we had dinner fairly late and were just making it home when it happened. I called my parents to come get Madelyn, who might have been taking it harder that her sister was hurt than Kinley! 

Kinley was SOOO tired, she slept while her Daddy carried her in!

Happy Father's Day Dada! Hope you enjoyed your day! Chris was seconds away from going to a solo movie before all this happened! I had to keep pressure on her knee to try to stop the bleeding while he drove! It was quite the mess! 

Kinley LOVES her blanket! Thank goodness Mama remembered to grab it!

Let me tell you right now...run, don't walk and buy an iPad! Seriously, such a lifesaver in the waiting room! The IPad more than paid for itself that night!


 Finally in a bed and waiting for stitches. 

Getting Sleepy...They had numbed it with Gel
 Let me brag on my little girl for a minute. She didn't cry AT ALL while they were stitching her up or giving her a shot. The nurses were WAY impressed and asked to video her to show all the big kids (and adults). Everyone in and out called her the girl that doesn't cry!

14 days she had to keep the stitches in! Yikes we had a beach trip planned in the middle of stitches! Let me tell you that was hard letting one 3 year swim and not the other!