Archive for July, 2009

Last Fun Days of Summer

Friday, July 31st, 2009

Our mom’s club decided to take a field trip over to the Children’s Museum over in Phoenix. There were a few of us willing to make the trek. For our family, it was one of the last events that we could do before school starts for Miss next week. Our last weeks of summer have been severely limited by both the heat and a broken elbow in a hot pink cast! We didn’t get to take advantage of the 115 degree heat in the 95 degree swimming pool…refreshing, I know~!!  We also didn’t get to escape to Legoland, head to the beach, go bowling, or ice skating.  We tried to hide in the movie theater, but with a 3.5 year old little boy… let’s just say that Mommy saw more of the lobby and the bathroom than of the amazing guinea-pig-special-agents on the screen.

The museum was just the place to run about, let off some steam and still stay air-conditioned…did I mention that the hot pink cast becomes very itchy when it gets hot, and the wearer of the hot pink cast becomes INCREDIBLY CRANKY when the cast gets itchy?? So…indoors is by far the better place to play. Besides, we got to cut up paper to make cool Native American art:

Cutting up at the museum

 And pretend we are the checker at the grocery store…

 checking out

 And even sit in a really cool race car…


I mean, what else is there to do in the desert in the middle of summer??

Bad News, but Pretty in Pink!

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

We went to the Orthopedist today….bad news!!  They want to take off the half cast/splint/sling thing that she has been wearing for a week and replace it with a real CAST!!! We were really hoping that once they took all the half cast/splint/sling thing stuff off, she’d just wiggle her arm and we’d be off.  HOWEVER, since she flinched when they manipulated it and there was some swelling/internal bleeding at the elbow in the first x-rays, they are now calling it a possible OCCULT FRACTURE in her growth plate in the elbow and want to keep it immobile for another two weeks AT LEAST! Then she goes back in for more x-rays and re-evaluation.  So there goes the rest of our summer vacation AND the first weeks of REAL SCHOOL, since she starts on August 5th.  We are missing so much: swim lessons, ice skating, bowling with playgroup, the trip out to CA, etc.  However, she is getting pretty good with her left hand… AND she got to pick out what color her cast was going to be: HOT PINK, of course.

Pretty in Pink

 At least I have an excuse to stay inside out of the heat…her arm gets all itchy when she gets too hot! 🙂

Out to Breakfast

Monday, July 27th, 2009

Nana and the Bear

We were so bummed out when Miss hurt her arm at the gym and we had to miss our fun get-away weekend to Nana’s house.  Thankfully Nana and TeeTee came to our rescue and visited us at home in the desert instead~YEA!!  We had to take them to our favorite new restaurant to celebrate their trip…plus the pancakes/waffles/corned beef hash/everything we’ve tried there is/are totally amazing!!!  This place is totally kitschy and looks like it belongs up in Arrowhead/Big Bear/Mammoth Lakes area. No wonder we like it soo much, makes us forget that we live somewhere that it gets up to 115!!!

Too much Fun!!

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009


What happens when you bounce too much  in the bounce house?

You dislocate your elbow, and cause everyone to freak out. But a least the X-Ray tech recognizes you are cute and helpful and gives you a puzzle.

Miss fell at the bounce house in the gym. She should be OK, X-rays showed some fluid in the joint. We have to wear a splint and sling for 1 week. No Legoland this weekend 🙁

4th of July at Grandma and Grandpa’s

Saturday, July 4th, 2009

Putting on a show

Miss and Sir were anxious to perform. Sir played the music and Miss danced with her Barbie(new favorite!) It was quite a show.  Hopefully, we can continue to work together. We were very tired by the end of our visit. We made a few new friends and played with the whole family.

Happy Birthday U.S.A. !!!!

Beach Day

Friday, July 3rd, 2009

Miss at the Beach

Miss and Sir were off to visit with Mimi and Papa. Miss loves the beach and has recently discovered sand crabs aren’t that bad. Now she spends her time catching and releasing them as quickly as she can, because we “don’t want them to die!”

Sir at Beach

Sir just wants to build castles all day. We were short on shovels so we built our castle with a small tractor, also fun.

What fun, we will miss the beach when we get back to Arizona.