Monday, September 22, 2008

Sticks and stones will break your bones...and so will the ground!

We always thought the first broken bone among our children would probably happen to Joshua, but we were wrong. Today during recess Caitlyn was swinging on the playground and she fell off the swing onto the ground. At first she was more concerned about her lip which was bleeding. She went to see the nurse and Caitlyn also mentioned that her wrist was hurting, but it looked fine. So, back to class she went. About an hour later, Caitlyn's wrist was hurting more and it started to swell. So, the nurse called me and I went to pick her up from school. We went to the regular pediatrician first who looked at her wrist and then referred us to an Orthopedic Surgeon. It was swollen, but not displaced or anything and she wasn't crying or upset. She and Caleb (who was home from school with a cold) were even wrestling, as usual. Anyway, they took an x-ray and discovered a small crack in her wrist. She doesn't even have to have a cast. She just has to wear a wrist splint for three weeks. Oh yeah, and as every kid dreams, the break is on her right arm and she is right-handed. So, no writing at school or for homework. She wasn't exactly complaining about that. In fact, she wasn't complaining at all until I told her she couldn't take the brace off because there was a crack on the bone. Up until then she didn't really understand what had happened.
On a side note, there is one thing that I won't miss about New York which I was reminded of again today. I didn't have time to find someone to watch the other 3 kids while all this was going on. The doctor was about to go to lunch so we had to rush over there and the Ortho had said to send us right over after that. We were just running from one thing to another and my kids hadn't had lunch and it was Ellie's naptime, etc. So when the Ortho walked in he said, "Oh, are there any more kids running around here?" Now I know it's not fair to make generalizations about people, but I'm going to do it anyway. People in New York are children-a-phobic!!! Ok I know that's not even a real word. But, I am sick and tired of people thinking I am from another planet because I have 4 children. It's not that big a deal people! Get over it and I will try to do the same about you! Okay I'll get off my soapbox now. I'm going to bed, finally! Good night.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Update on the BIG MOVE!

In case you haven't heard, Tahitian Noni, the company that Cim works for, is relocating us back to Utah. Cim will be starting a new position and will be working in Provo. So, I have spent countless hours looking online for homes and we are heading out to Utah next weekend on the 26th to look at homes. We will return on October 1st and will then have 2 weeks to get ready to move. Originally our plan was to fly out to Utah on the 18th, but we just found out that the Primary Sacrament Program is on the 19th, so we will probably leave on the 20th. We moved to New York exactly 3 years ago today! It was a huge adjustment at first and took some time to get use to the NY way of life, but it has grown on us and there are a lot of things we will miss. We have made some really wonderful friends here in our ward and we will really miss them. Fortunately, we know that most of them will visit Utah every once in a while, so we know we will see them again. We will really miss the schools and the special ed programs! Caleb only has 8 kids in his class here with 1 teacher and 5 assistants. Caitlyn only has 7 kids in her class with the teacher and 1 assistant. It will be hard to find those ratios in Utah schools. But, we really feel like moving back to Utah is the right thing to do. So, this adventure we call life continues! We will keep you all posted and let you know where we end up, when we know.