Monday, December 31, 2012

Years End

I can't say that 2012 was my favorite year.  It's been a long year with many ups and just as many downs but be that as it may, we have arrived on the last day.  I do love the idea of a restart, a do over, a clean slate.  It's hard not to set resolutions for the new year when the idea of a completely fresh start is sitting right in front of you.

  • Improve my memory - I'm so forgetful
  • Put the laundry away after I fold it.
  • Lose 30lbs, once and for all!
  • Walk my dog EVERYDAY because he deserves it.  
  • Be more patient, even if I'm tired.
  • Go to Church
  • Be present.

Seems simple enough.  Happy New Year:)

Sunday, December 30, 2012


What a difference a day makes! Puck spent most of the day in his wheel chair today!  He even let Hubs wheel him down to a friends house to watch a movie on their new 3D TV!  He smiled.  He had fun.  We made several trips to the dreaded bathroom and best of all he tried using the crutches...twice!  It's not easy, walking on crutches so I'm glad we have the wheel chair.  I know as each day passes he will get stronger and stronger.  His Grammie sent pizza and several friends came to share that pizza and play with his new Wii U that Santa brought.  I was upstairs folding laundry and I could hear the kids laughing like any other day and it made me smile too.

I'm super happy to report that he even made it upstairs to his bed:)  He scooted up the steps on his bottom one at a time with the biggest look of accomplishment on his face:)  So proud of my big guy for facing his fears:)  It's going to be a long road but after what I saw him do today I know that we can do this!

What Day Is It?

I've lost track of time.  It hasn't even been 48 hours since Puck broke his leg in 2 places.  He is so far unable to walk with crutches through either fear of pain, pain, or both.  He won't allow up to move him at all.  Getting him home from the hospital was not easy.

Reuniting with his brother, Puck was all smiles:)

I forced him to use the wheel chair to get to the bathroom last night which felt like a come to Jesus moment.  I think we were both crying by the time I got him there.  I taught him to yell out "afraid" or "hurts" as I couldn't decipher his screams.  It seemed to work and for the most part he was afraid.

He slept on the couch last night and my husband slept beside him on an air mattress.

I hope today is better.  As long as we aren't asking him to move he is in pretty good spirits.  I'm trying not to look too far ahead down the road like how am I supposed to go back to work when he is like this and how is he going to go to school?

Friday, December 28, 2012

Broken Leg

At noon today, 20 minutes into the Les Miserables movie with my mother in law I got an urgent text from my husband. I dashed from the theatre to call him and my husbands words terrified me. Puck fell off his new electric scooter and broke his leg. He actually broke it in 2 places. The tibia and fibula both broken. I raced to the hospital. Where he had already had X-rays and been given morphine for pain. Due to the severity of the break He had to be transferred from the satellite ER to the main hospital by ambulance. Every step along the way taking 10 times longer than it needed to take, or at least it seemed like that. Around 6pm he was finally taken to the OR where they set the bones and put on a cast from his thigh to his toes. He will be in a cast for 8 weeks. 8 weeks of nothing fun for my little man who never stops moving.

His Poppy & Mac ordered him pizza to his hospital room and we watched Brave and The Smurfs. It's so hard to see your child's fear and not be able to take it away. He is sleeping comfortably now but I'm here in his hospital room wide awake. I can't stop thinking about all the little things that are now going to be so hard for him. He will most likely miss the whole season of Spring soccer. I had just signed him up for winter swim this morning. How is he supposed to get on and off the school bus or get through the lunch line?

His other grandma, Mimi took Muffin all day and for a sleepover at her house. He was so concerned about his big brother saying, "I hope you feel better soon." and asking repeatedly if the doctors fixed Pucks bones yet.

I'm thankful it's nothing worse. I'm thankful that his leg will heal. I'm so bummed for my baby.

Thursday, December 27, 2012


Well, it's done.  All the preparations all the wrapping, cooking, baking, cleaning, and elf-on-the-shelfing...done.  I'm happy to say I only forgot to move out Elf, Ralphie one time.  We made up for it when Ralphie actually showed up in our hotel room at Great Wolf Lodge.  Redeemed.

Under the waterfall at Great Wolf Lodge


Muffin jumping over the logs

In the Lobby

The big gift this year was the Electric Scooters.  They go 15mph...ugg.  Why must Santa bring such dangerous gifts that will certainly end us up in the ER?  Why?

Muffin's list was simple:  A Superman Toy and a Giant Stuffed Sonic.  This is what he would repeat if you asked him what he wanted.  Puck wanted The Electric Scooter and Anti-Gravity Shoes.  What are those?

I was glad to have my dad with us here Christmas eve and morning.  It's such a gift.

I wonder how many more Christmases we will have with Puck still believing in Santa?  Time is flying. I'd post pix from Christmas but I can't find my camera.