May 23, 2011

Creepy Crawlies

    So the last blog post I refused to include a picture of Chloe petting a snake at the zoo.  It was just too creepy for me.  Saturday the girls were planting some flowers and guess what Chloe brought inside to me - a whole handful of worms.  I quickly took her pictures and then said, "get them out of my house before you drop one!"  This is the same girl who would not go down the slide because there were bugs outside.  Go figure.  Worms and snakes, no problem - flies, problem.
Chloe after watching the Karate Kid movie.
I am happy to report that Chloe's elbow will be fine and she will out grow the problem of the loose ligaments that allow her elbow to get dislocated so easily.  We just have to be careful with it for a while.  Woohoo, no more sling!

May 19, 2011

The Next Specialist

I think every family has one child that is prone to accidents.  It took our family until the 4th child until we got ours, but Chloe definitely qualifies.  Back in Nov., Chloe dislocated her elbow when I lifted her funny.  It was put back into place and healed quickly.  She has since dislocated it 2 more times in the last week.  The doctor at Stat Care made sure it was in place and put her arm in a sling.  She wore it for about 72hrs., sleeping and all.  We got the okay from our pediatrician to take it off, but tomorrow we see a pediatric orthopedic doctor to see if the ligaments have had too much damage and need to be repaired.  Lets hope not.  It was pretty funny to watch her adapt to using only her left arm.  Not much fazed her except going to the bathroom.  That one she never quite figured out how to do on her on.
We celebrated an 8th Grade Graduation in our family.  It's hard to believe we will have one High School soon.
Chloe loves to sing when her big sister practices guitar.
Do you see the resemblance?
Chloe got to go along to the zoo on a home school field trip.  It was rainy, but fun.  I couldn't bring myself to post the pictures of Chloe petting the snake.  They just gave me the shivers.

May 8, 2011

Mother's Day

   It's great to have a day that honors what moms do, but it's also a good reminder to me to be thankful for the girls I have been given.   So often I get distracted by the struggles and how to fix them.  I am truly blessed with my 4 beauties!

   We have a family tradition that we have a food art competition when we celebrate Easter with my family.  We take a variety food items and arrange them on a plate using squeeze icing as glue to make a picture.  It's all just for fun.  Chloe really got into it this year and I thought I'd share her own little creation.  The theme this year was the zoo.  Can't you see it? ;)

Three year olds are so fun to watch coloring Easter eggs!  It takes very little to make her squeal.
   Our older daughter played "minute to win it" for her birthday party last week.  One of the games involved throwing rolls of toilet paper.  Chloe had a great time retrieving all the "misses" and running them back for another try.  Who knew someone so little could carry soooo many rolls of toilet paper?  Who needs toys to have fun?
   Chloe has gotten into doing her own hair "like her big sisters."  She has learned to put rubber bands in all by herself.  What she doesn't realize is that she misses the back completely.  We had been watching America's Next Top Model the other night, so Chloe got all dressed up in her swimsuit, did her hair, and proceeded to pose for her photo shoot :)

   This would be the mad side of Chloe that still shows up often.  She's working through her life story dealing with the mad emotion now.  Unfortunately, we are the ones who get the brunt of her anger.  Thankfully this too shall pass as healing comes.  Please keep praying.