Wednesday, September 22, 2010

A Special Visit

Pops made a special visit today. He brought along quite a few little gifts to help Emma Rose's boo-boo feel better. Thank you, Sugar! She loved everything. You can see her opening all of it here. There are also a couple of really cute shots of Pops holding our little Princess Baby.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Emma Rose & the school nurse

Emma Rose started her first year at school on August 2nd. I knew she would like her teacher and the children in her class, but I never dreamed that she would become close, personal friends with the school nurse.

On August 26th, Emma Rose and I met Nurse Connie. It turns out that bathroom breaks for the kindergarten class is a mini, unsupervised play time. Despite strict instructions from their teacher, the children like to go potty, wash hands, and use the restroom as a playground. Emma Rose and her friend from preschool, Grace, were doing just that when Grace picked up Emma Rose and they both fell on the hard, tile floor. Grace was uninjured, but Emma Rose split her chin open. Nurse Connie called me and in her sweet, reassuring southern accent asked me to come up to the school. She suspected (correctly) that Emma Rose was going to need a couple of stitches. John was working from home that week, so I called him and all four of us went to visit the pediatrician and then made a trek to Scottish Rite. They used dermabond to close the wound. That sounds pretty simple, but Emma Rose was totally hysterical and John and the (larger than John) nurse had to hold her down while the doctor fixed her up.

Emma Rose's second trip to visit Nurse Connie was minor. The dermabond was coming off, and her teacher sent her down just to make sure everything was ok. Emma Rose was only sent home with one of the ever-more-familiar yellow sheets that said she visited Nurse Connie. Her chin has healed nicely, and her bathroom incident served as a reminder for her classmates that they should not play in the restroom. It was a short-lived lesson, so I hear.

Trip number three to Nurse Connie was on Friday, September 10th. While on the playground, Emma Rose was doing a "trick" on the swing. I'm not sure exactly what that means, but it did not end well. She fell on her arm at about 1:30 and went to see Nurse Connie. As usual, I picked her up that afternoon, and she came to the car holding her left arm against her stomach and clutching a yellow Nurse Connie paper. I asked her what was wrong and told her she would feel better soon. She didn't use her little arm all weekend and continued to hold it against her stomach. By Saturday (after telling her that it couldn't be that bad), I knew we had to take her to the pediatrician Monday.

Monday afternoon, the pediatrician sent us to the radiologist. She has a buckle fracture. The technician said it was minor, but it would most likely require a cast. Tuesday morning, I talked to the pediatrician, and we were sent to get a cast. There was more hysteria, but she ended up with a bright pink cast. The cast should only be on for about 3 weeks, and Emma Rose hates it. She has told me daily that she is ready for it to come off.

I am so grateful for good health insurance and for Nurse Connie. She is a sweet southern lady who seems to really loves children. Nonetheless, I hope I don't have to hear from her again this year!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Cricket at lunch with Emma Rose

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Helping in Emma Rose's Class

I volunteered to help in Emma Rose's classroom this morning. It was a lot of fun to be in there with her and to meet some of the classmates she tells me about. It was also wonderful to see how great her teacher is. Emma Rose seemed to enjoy having me there, too. After the fun activity, I was able to stay and have lunch with her, too. As an added bonus, Cricket joined us! That was a huge thrill for Emma Rose. It's nice to know we are in such a good school district and even more so to know that Mrs. Turner loves what she does! It's awesome that I can be involved.
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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Lunch with my Big Girl

I had lunch at the elementary school with Emma Rose today. I'm not sure if she was more excited about sitting on the stage or having me come to see her! She spent a lot of lunch waving at her friends! She did give me several hugs and told her friends that I am her Mom. (Score!) Emma Rose also asked me three times if I would come back to eat lunch with her tomorrow, too! What fun!
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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Afternoon at Wills Park

We had a great afternoon at the park in Alpharetta with the girls!
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