Saturday, May 29, 2004

The Day After

Anyone wondering... Stitch, as he is now called, is doing well. The boys can't wait until it is time to change the bandage so they can see the stitches.

 Dad is gone until tomorrow night. Went to meet some friends and camp. Let's hope all medical emergencies wait until his return.

Friday, May 28, 2004

Tragedy Strikes!

Well, maybe not tragedy but quite a bit of excitement. Dylan was the first Davis boy to get stitches - tonight. It was a playground accident. I took him to the after-hours clinic and he received two internal and five external stitches on his cheek. Luckily, Jeff was there to take the rest of the boys home.

Of course Dylan was covered in mud. A tad embarrassing. No socks because his shoe had fallen off in the mud and he stepped in it with just a sock. Actually, he had been playing barefoot when the incident occurred.

Dylan was totally brave. By the time we were at the clinic there were no tears, no screaming, not a single flinch. He laid completely still while the doctor cleaned, numbed and stitched his face. He even tried to watch.

"Is that blue thread? It looks blue."

"I can see the tweezers."

"I can't feel anything."

"Am I really the bravest boy you've ever had here?"

So now he has a new badge of honor. He can't wait to show his brothers the blue stitches when we change the band aid tomorrow. Only Tyler seemed horrified about the whole incident. Alex can't wait to see them and Zach is just glad his brother is home.

As for the play - Alex was outstanding. He didn't flub a single line and remembered to smile. It made me realize I am one of those sappy parents who get tears in their eyes every time I see one of the boys on stage. Completely embarrassing. Not what I would have thought about myself.

I really can't believe how big Alex is getting. Third grade and his class chose the material, wrote some of their own lines, picked their own jokes and basically put the whole thing together with minimal help from the teachers. (Who did an outstanding job with the kids!) It was a sort of variety show, showcasing the different sections that their reading program is broken into for the year. They did a section on friendship, city wildlife, imagination, money & storytelling. There was even singing and a violin.

 That's Alex in the gray baseball shirt (he played Jackie Robinson in one skit).


 Here is a picture of Zach at the play. Time to go to bed. It has been one long day!

Today is the Big Day!

Today is Alex's play. I'm so nervous and excited I've been up since about 4 a.m. He was a mess this morning too - cranky and irritable. I think he was feeling better by the time the bus came. Must go deliver all the cookies to school! So excited!

Thursday, May 27, 2004

End of School & Baking…

We are getting near the end of school and you can tell. It is getting to the point when I want it to be over. Too many special days, activities, plays, presentations, grandparent teas, picnics, trips to baseball games, & the zoo, etc. And of course I have to make cookies for most of these events. I made the batter for about 10 dozen cookies yesterday. Today I must bake it all.

I have to do it all over again next week – and again two weeks later. With that final batch will come the end of school for the summer. At that point I will start complaining about the kids driving me crazy.

I have actually been writing. Not on the computer though. I get too caught up in e-mail, the web, my website, etc. Longhand has been working well so far. I’m going to have a ton to type up soon. (Well, I can hope can’t I?)

Must go the air band I have with the boys for one more song before school…

Wednesday, May 26, 2004

I'm Done!

Yes, I’m done working on my website for the time being. I think I have it where I want it for now. I do need to update the inspiration page with new photos of the boys. I’ll let you know when I do that. I’m also going to try to keep up with this blog.

Quick! The sun is shining. Run outside and enjoy. We have had major thunder storms off and on for DAYS. The boys baseball has been cancelled all week. Maybe they’ll play again tomorrow. That is if the fields dry out. They are flooded right now. More storms expected tonight.

Off to write for a bit then I really must start baking. With all the school activities on Friday I need to make around 8 dozen cookies. Hope to see the grandparents Friday a.m. at school. Alex has been practicing for weeks for the play and then you have the Grandparents’ Tea with Dylan. Don’t forget to bring a book!