Monday, August 9, 2010

It's time for school!

I can't believe that Brieanna has started to Kindergarten, with a few tears shed we made it through the first day. It's also very hard to believe I also have a 4th and 5th grader! Brent & Bailey were just as excited to go back to school as Brie was to start!
They all got great teachers too! Brent got Mrs. Ginger Childress, Bailey has Ms. Tomika Poindexter, and Brie has Mrs. Jamie Hodge!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Brent & Bailey's Birthday party

Brent's cake

Bailey's cake

For the 2nd year in a row, the boys decided they wanted to have their birthday parties together again at the Thorton pool. I actually think that it is so much easier to have one big birthday party together since their birthday's are only 1 month apart and they share many of the same friends. There's nothing like a bunch of wild boys!
Son, you outgrew my lap, but never my heart. ~Arthur unknown

Monday, August 2, 2010

then Bailey....

you know at this house accident's can't happen to one boy without the other boy... the day we brought Brent home from the hospital Bailey goes outside to ride his bike. You know, boys will be boys..... so somehow while jumping his ramp on his bicycle he wrecks and the handlebars tear his side up. Ripped all the skin off and it is gross. This picture doesn't really do it justice, but hey it's all I have!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

seriously... another accident????

Summer's seem to be an eventful time for us Howard's. The past few summers sure have kept us busy with accidents from teeth being knocked out during a baseball game, broken arm, dog bite, barbed wire, broken bottles in trash, bike accidents, and sewing needles. Yes, a sewing needle.
Saturday night, August 31st, some friends of ours and their children were down and we were all out back cooking out. The kids were running in and out playing and the next thing I know Brent is screaming like crazy. Kathryn runs out and says he has stepped on something so we all look and don't see a thing there. Brent says he pulled a little staple out of it, but that it is still hurting bad. Every time we touched it he screamed!
So... you know how when you stick yourself with something it stays sore for a while right? Well that's what I figured was still hurting. During that night he woke up several times screaming, we'd comfort him and he'd go back to sleep.
Sunday morning, we're all getting dressed for church and he still won't even walk on it. Jason and I call him into our room and sat him on the bed where we continue to look around for something, but we see nothing at all! But... you touch the top of his foot and he screams! So, we decide to go ahead and take him to the urgent care to see what is going on. We drop Bailey and Brie off at church with the Lea's and Roe's and off we go to Lebonheur Urgent Care. They take a xray and sure enough there is one of my sewing needles in his foot, all the way in... into the bone and you can't see it without the xray. WOW! Don't I feel like the terrible mom!!
The Dr. and nurse there tried to make an incision, after me about getting my arm bit off while they shot him up with lidocaine and Jason held his legs. But they just couldn't get to it, so off to Lebonheur we were sent and scheduled for surgery the next morning.... my scheduled first day back to work after summer break!
Thankfully, the surgery went great, and there was no damage to any muscles or anything in his foot and he's doing great!