Tuesday, July 17, 2012

The things they do that make you smile...or want to hide

Garrett has been taking swim lessons and he LOVES them.  He has three teachers, one guy and two girls.  He loves them all, but loves hanging with the guy.  The parents have to wait on the outside of the pool behind a brick wall while they swim.  So we can hear and see him and he can't see us.  Tonight Garrett was with two of the teachers and the girl one asked what his last name was.  He told them and she asked how do you spell it?  We haven't started learning how to spell our last name so I couldn't hear what he said to them, but the guy teacher said "W I N N E R".  Ha! What a hoot.  Garrett of course didn't get it,, but it warmed my heart. 

Josh told me tonight that we had someone come by today to spray for bugs...just the normal spraying.  Garrett and Josh were walking out the door and were talking to him.  On the way to the car, only a few steps away from the guy Garrett asks "Daddy why is he missing teeth?"  OH DEAR.  If you know G he is not quiet.  Josh tried to shush him...ha, didn't work.  He asked Josh again.  Poor guy, I hope that he didn't hear G ask.  Those are the moments you want to just crawl under a rock.  Good times!

Monday, July 9, 2012

"Thank you God for Eberything"

This past Sunday was one of the scariest days I've ever had.  It started off as a normal day, but Garrett and I decided to go to the pool.  Garrett is a fish and would love to be in water 100 percent of the time.  We played and played and there were only a few families there because we were there early.  My parents were meeting us there.  There are two big slides there that he loves and make me a NERVOUS wreck.  The problem is that there is nothing under the slides except concrete.  Well now you know why this makes me crazy.  He has always done so well going up the slides.  Most of the time I stand behind him in case he falls and this time I stayed in the pool.  I was watching him and all of a sudden my worst fear became a reality.  Just typing this I need a xanax thinking about what happened and it makes me want to vomit.
Well he lost his footing and fell from about four and a half feet up the ladder straight back.  He screamed.  I saw him bang his head on the concrete.  He tried to get up and had trouble walking.  Everything was going in SLOW motion.  My mommy instincts kicked in and I didn't freak out on the outside but was a wreck on the inside.  I got out of the pool and ran to him as fast as I could.  I held him as close as I could and took him to the seats we were in.  I checked his head and there was a gigantic goose egg on the back of his head.  He wouldn't talk to me because he was crying so hard.  A lady that was there at the pool came over and told me she was a trauma nurse and asked if she could check him out.  Praise the Lord.  I told her of course she could and was so thankful she was there.  She said his eyes looked good and he was able to walk.  I called the peds while she was checking him out and my parents were with him.  They told me to come on to the Emergency Room. 
We went on to the Emergency Room and Garrett got checked out and the doctor said he was fine.  We were told to watch him for the next 48 hours.  We left the ER and hugged on Garrett.  Once we got home I went to a room while Josh and him ate lunch (I wasn't hungry after all this) and I just cried.
I know you aren't supposed to play the "what if's" in your head, but I did.  It scared me so bad.  Phew. 
There were a couple of things that occurred though that reminded me that God was in control.  I believe that God had his arms wrapped around Garrett when he fell.  I also believe that the trauma nurse was an angel sent to calm me and help me.  The doctor and nurses were so unbelievably calm and helpful. Later that day Garrett looked at me and said "Mommy can we pray?"  He's never really asked this before and I told him of course we could, what did he want to pray for?  He said for God to protect him  (he heard me say that God had protected him during his fall earlier in the day).  My heart melted immediately and I told him of course I would.  So we prayed together and thanked God for protecting him and sending the angel to be with us.  We also thanked him for the doctor and the nurse that did a good job looking after him".  I love this boy so much!
When we ate lunch Garrett said the blessing.  I can't hear his first full sentence but it says "Thank you thank you (and this is where I can't understand what he says, I think he says food); thank you God for eberything"
I honestly thank God for everything and I am so thankful for all of his blessings.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Birthday Eve and feeling blessed!

Today was a great day and I can't wait for tomorrow.  We started out today with Garrett's first dentist appointment.  I was nervous on how he would do and I shouldn't have been!  He was amazing and made his mommy SO PROUD!  He was so excited and sat like a big boy.  He was even more excited to get a new toothbrush, toothpaste and floss!  He got his bag and carried it everywhere!  Here are a few pictures from the mornings adventure:

Judy was the best!

Thanks to Pops for entertaining Garrett while I got my teeth cleaned!

Tonight after dinner he asked if I was going to get a cookie and I said I didn't think so.  He said I don't want one either, I just want to brush my teeth!  ha!!!

We had pizza and salad tonight and to drink I had a Blue Moon.  It was VERY yummy!  Garrett has a 4th of July party tomorrow and I signed up for cookies.  Here is my result of trying to be creative:

The night ended with Josh and I talking about future dreams for the near future.  It is very exciting and who doesn't like to dream?  Who knows, hopefully some of those dreams will come true :-) 
Time for bed now and tomorrow I wake up an older woman.  I look forward to my day though.  Hopefully I will have some sort of yummy cake or cookie at work, I get to go to Garrett's 4th of July party and then head to my parents house for my birthday dinner with my brother and sister-in-law and Josh's mom.  Wahoo!!