Monday, April 21, 2014

Spring Break

Whew, feels like I went on vacation with that leave of absence from blogging.  We had a fairly jammed packed week with lots of bunnies, grandparents, appointments, and presents.  I'll do a separate post about Ashlynn turning two, but here is the quickest recap I can do of the last 10 days or so... which means this is quite lengthy.


Two Saturdays ago, we headed over to our community Easter Egg hunt.  Ashlynn wasn't so sure about the crowds and what the heck we were doing, but once she was allowed to run off and fill her bag with the eggs she was in heaven!




She was pretty excited about the Easter Bunny, but this was as close as she was going to get.


After, we swung by Wegmans (and saw the Easter Bunny again - he moves fast!) and took a nice family walk around our 'hood.  She went down for her nap a little earlier than normal, and stayed up there for ever.  I finally had to go in to get her up, since she was just sitting contently for almost an hour.  After I got her changed she complained of a boo-boo on her foot.  I kissed it and we went downstairs.  Which is when I noticed she wouldn't walk on it at all.  Crying out to be picked up and crawling around.  I got her seated to eat some lunch, which she did fine.  It didn't seem like she was in any serious pain (no serious crying, or even wincing when I tried to inspect where the pain was coming from).  No swelling, no bruising.  No cuts or splinters.  I almost took her Urgent Care, but after talking with the Husband (the underreactor - to my overreactor), we decided to give it the night.  The next morning she still wouldn't walk.  By 10 or 11am she was standing and limping around and did that most of the day.  On Monday, I called the pedi because limping seemed worse if not the same, but definitely not better as she would hobble along then collapse after so many steps.

We got in a few hours later and we told to go get an X-Ray.  On the way there I had a small panic attack.  This kid had just freaked out when the nurse took her temp (in her ear) and when the doctor tried to inspect her legs and foot.  She does NOT like strangers touching her and entering her bubble.  How the hell was going to get her to lay still for an X-Ray?!  I swung by Starbucks and grabbed a cake pop and chocolate milk.. and an iced coffee because I was going to need a reward too.

We got there and waited close to nap time for them to call us back.  She was absolutely amazing.  I did get to stay next to her and actually hold her leg and foot in the positions they needed while the tech ran back to run the machine.  She laid on the metal table in the dark room under the large scary machine and didn't even have tears well.  I had talked about going to get pictures of her leg the whole ride there hoping it would help, maybe it did.  Every time the machine ran I would say it was taking a picture and hold still "snap".  I think the pillow on the table helped too since we had just given her a pillow in bed a week before.


We finished and were told to wait for the results, she got her cake pop as a reward and I never even had to use it as leverage.  We actually had to go back for an additional shot of the foot and do the whole thing a second time, which she was again, amaze and she got her chocolate milk after that.  I couldn't have been more proud.

Tuesday, she was still limping a bit and it rained all day.  I debated going to the Magic Show at the library because it was pouring and carrying a baby in the carseat and helping a limping toddler up 30 some steps she insists on doing herself to the door didn't really sound like a good time, but neither did staying home.  We got soaked, but she had fun and it was well worth the effort.  After her nap, we watched some Frozen, a rainy day must.

By Wednesday she was finally walking around like nothing had happened. I took the girls to Target in the morning and then Nany came to watch them while I headed to the dentist.  I honestly can't remember what we did that afternoon other than bake muffins  (surprise surprise).

Thursday we had our first day of gymnastics at the Y.  It's a "mommy and me" class for 2 year olds, Ashlynn being the youngest since she technically wasn't 2 yet.  It's semi structured with ten minutes of open play, ten minutes circle time, ten open, ten circle.  Just enough structure to get them to listen and follow the instructor and not so much they are totally lost to toddler ADD.  She cried the two times to instructor tried to help do a birdie swing on the bars and forward roll down the wedge, otherwise she loved it.  Hopefully, she start to warm up as we go back each week.

We came home to Mimi waiting and had some snacks.  Ashlynn took a nap and woke up to some birthday presents.  Her very own Bitty Baby with layette set and a tutu made special just for her.  Of course, she loved the singing Ariel music box card most.






Mimi left Friday morning after some birthday banana sprinkle pancakes in a Mickey Mouse shape.  We followed her out the door to another Easter Egg hunt.  We met up with friends and let the traffic fade out while scarfing down birthday donuts tailgate style.  Ashlynn woke up from her nap to her Bopo and Yaya.  She showed them around all her new toys, of course while wearing her new tutu and got to open her new mower and soccer goal before heading out to dinner and finishing the night with waiters singing Happy Birthday when she got her own sundae.


Saturday we lazed around in the morning, eating left over donuts and cleaned up the house for our afternoon company.  My brother in law came down with his wife and our four neices to celebrate some more.  Nany and Pop came over a few hours later and we all had pizza and some Easter themed dirt pudding.   Ashlynn had a blast chasing around her older cousins and helping with twin babies.




Sunday started when I got to her crib and she said, "happy birthday!" I corrected her, "Happy Easter".  I made her some bunny pancakes and the Easter bunny dropped the girls baskets at the front door.  Of course, by the time she got to the door, he was long gone.  So fast that bunny!


Ashylnn loved her fairy wings and Minnie camera.  We were able to use the bubbles and sidewalk later in the afternoon because it was such a gorgeous day.  We even took our first family walk around the neighborhood in the wagon she got for Christmas.


It's been a great week and this one is sure to be a major buzzkill.  We start with her two year check up this morning and I'm crossing my fingers we can make it the first five minutes before the tears start.  I hope everyone had a great Easter, Passover, and Spring Break!

19 comments:

  1. Her little piggy tails are so cute, nothing cuter than little girls in piggy tails! Did the xrays show anything? Dropping the baskets at the door, clever idea. Might have to borrow that one some Easter.

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  2. I love the picture of her after eating her dirt pudding :) Sounds like you had a fun-filled week!

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  3. Sounds like a busy last week! Did you ever find out what happened with her foot? It sounds like it just got better, luckily! Can't wait to hear more about her bday!! xo

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  4. oh gosh, duh... all that and didn't write the result. The Xray was negative for a break and we have no idea what she did. Resolved on it's own. I believe it was her ankle by the way she would place pressure on her foot when trying to walk, maybe a chance her knee, but since she said the boo boo (pain) was on her foot, I guess she probably rolled/sprained it.

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  5. Xray was negative for a break, thank goodness!

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  6. Short and Sweet BlogApril 21, 2014 at 1:36 PM

    Aww...such sweet photos! :) Crossing fingers for the checkup!

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  7. I like the basket at the front door idea! Brilliant! Happy Easter !

    I hope all goes well today with the 2 yr appointment!

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  8. Sounds like a nice week to me minus the x-rays.

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  9. So glad her xrays came back normal - what a trooper!! I love the pictures of her in the tiara! I don't know how you remember everything that went on during the week - I can barely remember this morning lol. What a fun (and busy!) week!

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  10. OMG! What a cutie!! :) I can't wait to do an Easter egg hunt with Weston!!!

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  11. I'm totally stealing the baskets at the front door idea! Too cute!

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  12. so glad her foot is ok! she is just the CUTEST thing! Glad you all had a nice Easter! -www.twobytwomom.com

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  13. So glad her foot is ok & impressed that A baby rocked the x-ray!!! Can't wait to see b-day pics! xo

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  14. That Easter themed dry pudding looks so festive and yummy! I was in charge of dessert this year and that would have been a fun dessert to bring! Maybe next year :) thanks for sharing!

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  15. You guys are so busy! Sorry to hear that A had a boo boo on her foot. :( Injured or sick babies are the worst. Glad that nothing was broken. Did they ever figure out what was wrong?

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  16. WOW! You guys have been BUSY! So weird about her foot...I would have panicked too. And I've been eyeing those bitty babies...maybe for Christmas or when Blair turns three? They sure beat the Circo one she hauls around naked half the time...

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  17. I love the pictures! It looks like you had a great week!

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  18. Nope, probably just a sprain of sorts. Odd since no visible swelling or bruising, and she never even fell down or anything. I'm glad she's back to normal too!

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  19. That's what we did growing up. My brother and I would bring down every bunny stuffed animal we owned, line them up on the living room couch and wait watching for the Easter Bunny to come. Some how whenever we got peeled away, maybe for breakfast? cartoons? small child ADD? the door bell would ring and we go running and he'd be no where to be found and our basket would be waiting for us on the door step. I love seeing all the cute things people do like the jelly bean trails. I never even thought to do something different!!

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