Monday, June 1, 2009

Unfit Parents?

You know the line in the movie Hope Floats, "Childhood is what you spend the rest of your life trying to overcome!" Well, I fear my children might agree! Over the last week and a half we have had one incident after the other. First, Scott was playing with Avery and flipping her around when...well, He DROPS her! Yes, right on her head! At the moment it honestly did not seem to be that big of a deal. Sure she cried and whimpered for about thirty minutes but that's normal....right? Shortly after Scott left for work she started to throw up and starts falling asleep! I, of course, flipped out and called Scott to come home. He calls the doctor who says, "Go to the ER!" So Scott hurries out the door with Avery and I immediately get on the phone. I call my best friend Lauren, my Daddy, another friend Alisa, my brother Tyler, my Mama (who almost flew down!) and my cousin Spring! I probably tried to call a few more people but these were the ones who answered. (I deal best with stress by talking a lot!!) My mother immediately send out a mass text message to everyone in her phone to pray for Avery who might have a concussion! I, of course, get about five calls right on the spot!! Well, 15 conversations, 3 hours, and 1 CAT scan later, we find out Avery is okay! Thankfully the hospital did not call child services. Which I feared they would because she was just in the ER about two months ago for eating half my bottle of thyroid medicine! (Are you starting to understand why I am doubting our abilities in the parenting department?) After that things seemed to settle down abit until we went to a graduation party for a guy at church. It was at a house that had a pool and people were eating and talking outside. Now, we had already told Andrew and Avery about ten times to "Stay away from the pool!" (Like that does any good!) If any of you have ever been around Avery you would know that she likes to push you on everything you tell her! So, naturally Avery kept inching her way closer to the pool. When she leans down to put her hands in the water and FALLS IN THE DEEP END!! I have never moved so fast in my life! I honestly can't remember getting from where I was to Avery. I slid to the side of the pool like a baseball player sliding into home plate! The entire left side of my body went into the pool as I reached in and grabbed her by her arm to pull her out! I had heart palpitations for an hour!! (In the mean time Scott put Elijah on the ground as He was fixing to jump in the pool!) I sure hope that the Guardian Angels the Lord has so graciously placed in my life get a long break after I am gone!! They truly deserve it!! I have no doubts that they stay heavily on guard 24/7....because in my life you never know whats going to happen next. While lately I am questioning my parenting abilities I guess I can look on the bright side. If my children survive their childhood they can handle anything life throws at them as adults!!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

A month of Fun!!

Please forgive me for not updating the blog for so long!! I know, I know it's been a whole month....Pathetic!! The sad thing is I have had so much to write about! So to try and make it up to you I posted a slide show of the events over the last month. We went home to Mississippi and while we were there Avery turned two so we had her birthday party!! When we got back to Florida we went to Bush Gardens (which is my favorite theme park....shhh...don't tell tell Disney!!) It was such a fun month and I hope you enjoy the picks of all the family, parties, and play time!! There are also pics of Elijah eating his first Watermelon!! I love spring....




So much fun!!