Monday, July 1, 2013

Bentz FIRST Broken Bone

I knew when I found out I was having boys that our lives would be full of accidental injuries... 
Since I went 18 years without a broken bone or fracture (to my knowledge), I figured it would be a few years before I needed to take you to the emergency room...

On a typical Saturday you guys were running in and out of the house... Bentley was "upset" with Cash for whatever reason and decided to open the door furiously and in the process caught his toe nail..
It was bleeding and I could see the nail had been lifted up.. OUCH! I was comforted by my mom and Josh that he would lose the toe nail but also that this kind of thing happens and will happen again....

Two days later at the well child check-up, I mentioned it to the doctor hoping they could take the nail off since it was just hanging by a tiny piece of skin... She asked if I had taken him in for an x-ray and I said "no... he can bend it and is running around without complaints" (come on, I would KNOW if my kid had a broken bone...)
We had continued to have our normal routine and Bentz had no visible signs of  injury...
Hit the park, did some art, even finished the father's day gift... 
At this point I am just waiting for the nail to come off and trying to keep a band-aid on for protection
Even after your appointment when we received a referral for an x-ray I thought it was a little silly... 
I got a call  a day later that Bentley indeed fractured his big toe. Across the top and down the middle... OUCH!
We were then referred to the pediatric bone docs office wayyyy out in Beaverton and I had to starve Bentz for 7 hours just in case they needed to do surgery! 
 Now my kid has a broken toe and they may have to put him under anesthesia... 
Luckily they told me it would heal on its own and that in-fact his own son had probably broken his toe but never had an xray... kinda comforting ;c/
The Grandmother had driven us out and treated us to lunch since we were beyond hungry by the end of that appointment. The above is a picture Bentley took of himself.

Overall it was quite the experience to say the least... 
 I guess the moral of the story is you never know for SURE if you're injury free unless you have a very expensive machine capable of looking inside the body... 

First Swimming Experience

I swear I am not a terrible MOM for not taking you swimming in a big pool until now haha
You two were perfectly content with the blow-up pools, sprinklers and hoses...

This year we finally put the water outfits I bought 2 years ago to good use and your MOM put on her bikini from the 21st birthday trip to Vegas (just a few months before I found out I would be having two little babies) 
Your great grandmother and grandfather invited us over for a dip and spoiled you guys with more float toys than you knew what to do with... It was totally awesome and everyone had a blast!
I was impressed by how quickly you changed your attitude from "help me" to "do it self". 
My little water babies, one more thing to add to your skills set, I am a proud MOM!

I have a feeling we will be back more than a few times this summer!

Last Day of May

As soon as I was back from my trip we immediately starting back up with our Summer fun! We are big fans of bubbles and one day while painting we added a little color to the bubbles in hopes of rainbow... FAIL but you liked blowing bubbles with the straws regardless.
Having a twin is probably the best gift I could have even give you haha
Watching you two interact is the highlight of my life... Well, when you are getting along and doing sweet things like using pipe-cleaners to measure your height.
 I will admit it is not all  smiles despite my best attempt,  sometimes you two try to literally bite each others faces off lol
Of course we do art just about every single day...
(chalk pastels)
 You never seem to complain ;c)
(marble art)
Man you guys have some cute faces! I know all parents think they have the cutest kids but SERIOUSLY, you guys are like little celebrities when we go out in public. We get stopped constantly and you are always complimented and you are very sweet to everyone you see. 
"Hiiiiii' (always with a wave and huge grin)
Almost weekly we visit some park or another to have a change of scenery. It is always fun when your Dad can come  play too...
I love this picture of you two swinging in unison while looking over and sharing a smile...
Cash Ryland, you little daredevil... Made my heart jump the first time, now it is just fun to watch other people's reaction... Bentz, you can do this as well, just with a little assistance since you are about an inch shorter than your Bro
(Here is a video of the first time you decided to be a fearless kiddo)
Water fountains down town never get old and they are in the same park, lucky us!

It was a great end to the month of May!

I love you both equally and more than anything!