Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Sweet Sixteen!

Happy 16th birthday to my Princess Nala!!  If you had hands and feet you could get your license today.

Happy knitting!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

It's Okay!

Went to get his wrist checked yesterday at the IWK.  Everything looked okay in the xray.  He goes back in a month, then they'll probably take the cast off, xray it again, and he might have to have a light cast for a couple of weeks after that.  Hopefully not, though. 

I don't know what this post is going to look like -- they've changed Blogger, and it's doing strange things.

Happy knitting!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Casted for the First Time

Someone fell off of a rock in school yesterday morning at recess and broke his wrist! The first time one of the kids has acutally broken a bone and required a cast.

Mr. Pouty Face. I took him to see our doctor first, then he sent him for an xray. He really figured it was just sprained or a hairline fracture. The xray technician called him right away, and he arrived at the hospital in about half an hour. He then informed me that it was indeed broken, and it was a kind of break that he wouldn't touch, I had to take him to the IWK to get it set. (He has a Type 2 Salter-Harris break, which means he has a break in his growth plate and into the shaft of the bone.) I don't drive in the city itself, Hubs was away, Dad was away... so I called the Boss Lady's Hubs, and he took us. We got there around 3pm, they set it around 5:30, and we got home almost 9pm.

He hates needles, and they tried twice to start an iv at our hospital so he'd be ready when he got to the children's hospital. They could get in it, but they couldn't advance it, and he screamed blue murder. Our doctor told them to leave it, they'd do it in the city. They put some freezing on his hand once we got there for a bit, but he still yelled out when the nurse inserted the iv. Luckily she got it in fast the first try. I felt bad laughing, but when he was coming around from the sedative it was quite funny, I couldn't help myself. Poor kid. He has to go next week to get it checked, and they're hoping it stays the way they put it so he won't need an operation. (One piece was kind of pointing up.) Hopefully it won't cause any complications in the future with growth. They xrayed it after they set it, and everything went well. It only took 10 minutes to set and cast! The longest time was waiting for the specialist to show up.

He missed school today, and I'm sure Monday he'll come home with a well decorated cast once his friends all sign it. He has to wait until tomorrow night before anyone can write on it. Today his brother brought him home a bag of get well cards from all of his (the Oldest One's) classmates, and another friend brought his homework over to him tonight. And wouldn't you know it, he broke the right wrist, and he's right handed! Another sucky thing is this week coming is Music Festival week, and he's in the local youth jazz band, he plays trumpet. He had a trumpet solo in one of the songs they are playing. It's the first year for the youth jazz band, so it's the first year in the Music Festival, and he's going to miss it!

Happy knitting!

Sunday, April 08, 2012

Happy Easter!

Hope everyone is enjoying the holiday weekend. The boys each got a new Volcom full zip hoodie, bubble guns, bubble mix, Lego sets, McD's gift cards, new swirly straw mugs, and of course, candy. (The Littlest One hasn't taken his new hoodie off all day! He's been asking for one for about two months now.)

There was an egg hunt with lots more candy.

And special edition ice cream.

My parents also gave me some money to get the boys some new t-shirts. They also got a swimming pool. We lucked out and had a friend who's neighbors were wanting to give theirs away. It came with the house when they bought it, but they don't want it. Not sure the size, but according to our friend it's a decent size. Good starter pool for us, too good of a deal to pass up. (We were going to buy one this summer anyways.)

I am still working on ankle socks out of my leftovers for my friend, M. This is the wildest pair with too many ends to weave in. They came out slightly different, but she won't care. I am on the fourth and final pair, I believe. At least for now. I don't have much left for odds and ends, so she may have to wait until I knit some socks for other people to build up the leftovers stash again. These ones are just plain old 60st vanilla socks on 2.5mm needles, did a 10 row ribbed cuff, heel over 30sts, toe to 20sts. The yarn is all Kroy of different breeds, there's lavender jacquard, tutti frutti jacquard, royal jacquard, and mexicala. Details here.

I made our turkey yesterday as Hubs went to work this morning. I guess turkey dinner yesterday and leftovers isn't enough for the Littlest One. He called Nanny first thing this morning to see if she's doing turkey today. So we're off to Nanny's later today for another turkey dinner!

Happy knitting!