Lost and Found

Monday, September 22, 2008

I haven't posted for a while (1) because I'm super duper busy and (2) because I promised pictures of Nolan's cast and I didn't want to post until I had something. I knew where my camera was BUT the battery died and I couldn't find the charger. I looked EVERYWHERE for it.
Finally after a week or two of looking under rocks and whatnot, I decided to look in the camera bag. Yup. That's where it was. Don't know why and I wish I'd thought of that sooner. I've made three cakes and 50 cupcakes and was horrified when I found out my battery was dead. They were all so cute!
LUCKILY I'll get to take a picture of one of the cakes I made because I have to make it again. For some weird and mysterious reason, I thought the baby shower was a month before it actually was so when I contacte Ashlee to pick up the cake, she was like "um, that's next month." Lovely. So I gave it to the lady that was picking up the conveniently themed and colored baby shower cupcakes on the same day. They matched perfectly and she was pretty happy. So I practice. Big deal.
Anyway, I really don't have a picture of Nolan after all that, but my sis posted a picture of him on her blog with her fantastic new camera. I'm going to see if I can figure out how to get it on here. Wish me luck!
I did it! His cast smells like gym shoes and it has smooshed food all over it. I can't WAIT until he gets it off in a week and a day! Wreckless little kid!


Friday, September 5, 2008

The last few days I've been a little annoyed with Nolan. He's been kind of whiny and really clingy. He just didn't want to crawl around anymore. He'd make me pick him up and carry him everywhere. Not very convenient.
Then two days ago, he was crawling around and I thought it was so cute! He would get on his arms and knees instead of his hands and knees. He looked like a little lion, getting ready to pounce. I even mentioned to Josh how cute it was.
That night, I went to a card class and I had my mom watch the kids for me. When I stopped by her house to pick them up afterwards, she said that she thought Nolan might have hurt his arm. He'd been crawling funny and any time he put pressure on his hand, he'd cry. He couldn't pull himself up very well either. Ding, ding! I'm an idiot.
He'd been doing that for like four days and I just thought it was either cute or annoying. What kind of a mom am I? It took, max, two hours for my mom to figure it out. So I was feeling really bad and I decided if it was still bothering him in the morning, I'd take him to the doctor's.
Of course it still bothered him. He'd been crying about it, unbeknownst to me, for four or five days. What's one night gonna do? So we made an appointment and got him in there. The doctor didn't think anything was wrong with him and only let us take him to x-ray to appease us. He said he didn't have any symptoms of a broken bone, but he didn't want to blow us off. So we went down to x-ray and had that done, went back upstairs to the doc's office, waited, waited and waited and finally he came in and had us look at the x-rays. Lo and behold, it was broken. We have to take him in to get a cast on Monday. Poor boy.
What is wrong with my children? Clara broke her leg when she was 13 months old. Nolan is 8 months old. Aren't babies supposed to have rubber bones? It takes a lot to break a baby's bone. Clara fell down like six stairs, and landed on carpet and her leg broke. I can't even figure out what Nolan did to break his arm. He was throwing a fit in the bathtub the other day, but he doesn't like water that much. Or it could have been when he rolled down three stairs, but he didn't even cry. My kid falls so much, it could have been anything. I hope it doesn't happen again!
I'll post pics on Monday, after he has his cute tiny cast.

Fall Open House

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Robert's had their fall open house this past weekend and I was lucky enough to be able to do a cookie blossom demo. It really wasn't that bad. I brought my kids with me, along with a babysitter and they kind of meandered, while I demonstrated how to make this cute fall cookie bouquet. I didn't get a picture of the actual bouquet, but I had some leftover cookies for it that I took pics of.

I hear tell that the store manager was very pleased with my display. It is now enshrined in a glass case back by the classroom at the Robert's at Jordan Landing, if any one is interested in worshipping it in all its fall cookie glory. I wonder if they coated it in varnish or if its just going to slowly rot. It will be fun to find out!