Thursday, October 15, 2009

jared on gravity

jared - mom, how do the people on the bottom of the earth not fall off the earth?

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

jared's baptism

this past saturday, october 10th jared and his cousin ethan were baptized. it was really neat for both of them to be baptized the same day and together.

nathan, jared, shane and ethan
ethan and jared all ready to go!
ethan and jared looking so handsome.
nathan and jared waiting to get started.
it is hard to believe that we are already baptising our kids. it seems like time has passed so quickly. i am very happy that jared chose to be baptized.

a first time double-bloody nose

so sad!!! amelia fell 3/4 of the way down our stairs on saturday and in the process gave herself a bloody nose on both sides. nate made her some nose plugs and she was all good!

Friday, October 9, 2009

yesterday's funny

nathan and i went to parent teacher conferences last night for the boys. jared's teacher told us that he and a girl in the class get along quite well and that they hang out all the time.

when we got home, nathan asked jared if he liked her. jared's reply.... "Dad, I don't know what it is... I just like girls who look good."

Oh boy... i think we need to work with him on what's on the inside is important too.

Monday, October 5, 2009

finally a picture from flag football

not the kind i would like to share, but...

WARNING - graphic content

in the last 3 minutes of this past saturday's game, jared grabbed his 4th flag. all was fine until i heard that man sitting next to us yell, "coach you've got an injury". I turned my attention to where the injured player was and here comes jared with blood all over his face.

at first i thought he had gotten a bloody nose, but there wasn't any blood below his nose, it was just everywhere else and gushing down his chin. Once we got him over to us we could see that it was his lower lip, but blood was everywhere so we couldn't see how bad it really was. i ran to our truck and grabbed the first aid kit. we used almost all of the wipes in the kit to get his face cleaned up. the bite marks in his lip were pretty substantial, but we weren't sure whether he would need stitches and we really didn't want to go to the ER unnecessarily.

i remembered that our pediatrician's office is open for a few hours on saturdays and so i called and they told us to bring him in and get it looked at. when we got there and they determined that he would need stitches, we were given the option of having them do the stitches there or to go over to the hospital to have the stitches put in there. the doc said that the benefit of going to the hospital to get it done was that they could give him some pain medication to calm him before they gave him the shots. we really didn't want to go over to the hospital so i told jared it was going to hurt a bit and i asked him if he could be really brave.

i was so proud of him!!! he didn't cry while we were at the game. he didn't cry at the doctor's office when the doctor was cleaning it out. best of all, he didn't cry when the doctor's gave him 8 shots in his lip - he didn't even move a muscle even though i could tell he wanted to scream! the doctor said that he was the bravest boy he had ever seen. long story short, he ended up getting four stitches. one in the right hand mark and three in the other.

btw - he got defensive player of the game for all the flags he pulled!

this picture is post stitches. we took some pre-stitches pictures with nate's phone, so i'll post those later.


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