Saturday, August 11, 2007

What a Week!!

They say things come in three's. Well that sure came true this week.

On Wednesday Steve jammed his thumb in a forklift he was working on at work. He was sent for x-rays to see if it was broken but thankfully it wasn't. Just a bit squashed!!

You may notice from the photo that Jarryd has lost both his front teeth. Well there's a story to that. He was having a shower on Thursday night and I heard a thud followed by screaming. I raced in and he had slipped over and he was holding his mouth. There was blood pouring down his arm and all he could say was "my teeth" I grabbed a towel and got him out of the shower and shoved the towel in his mouth not realising that both of his front teeth were on the shower floor. The shower was still running so I rescued his teeth, turned the shower off and wrapped him in another towel. He was still screaming. I have never seen so much blood. Steve wasn't home but Nikki was wonderful and helped me out. He sat cuddled on my lap until he had calmed down enough for me to have a look at the damage. He had also cut inside the bottom of his lips in 2 places and I could see marks on the outside under his lips so he must have been mightly close to putting his teeth through his skin before they came out.

One of the teeth was wobbly but the other wasn't. I wasn't prepared to seeing my baby losing both front teeth. But as you can see from this photo, he is pretty proud of himself now.

Also during the week Nikki had a very heavy fall at school on the arm she broke in 2 places a couple of years ago. She has a huge graze around her elbow and as a precaution we took her to the doctor but after having a good feel around, he didn't think there was any damage. He told us to keep an eye on it and if it got painful or started to swell up, to get an x-ray done. Well of course, last night exactly that happened. She was in so much pain I decided to get her up to the childrens hospital to get it checked out. Mainly because they had all her records there from last time.
After an x-ray and 3 doctors looking at it, it was decided that there was an area of concern but it probably was normal gowth. Apparently elbow injuries in kids are hard to diagnose but they were happy that it was ok. She did have to have a tetnus injection because the graze was so bad and there was a risk of infection.

So it was one hell of a week!!

I got a bargain last week. This is the TV unit I bought off of ebay for $130. It is solid timber and it took 3 men to get it into the house. The photo doesn't show how big it is. It takes up nearly the whole wall of our lounge room.

I have been selling lots of the kids clothes on ebay. I have bought lots of things but have never had a go at selling and I have done very well in my first week. It has inspired me to go through all the kids drawers and have a clean out. I haven't even touched Jarryd's room yet.

Life is as busy as ever. We seem to have a kids birthday party nearly every weekend. This weekend Jarryd has 2 parties to go to. It sure gets expensive.

Speaking of money. This year I decided to do my tax online after doing it though ITP every year. We never have much to claim. I did mine first and it worked out I would get around $300 back which is standard for me. When I did Steve's it said he would get back nearly $4000!!! I was convinced I had done something wrong but we got our returns within a week and they were both correct. We can't work out why his was so high. He must be having more tax taken out than he should, but I'm not complaining about that. It has paid the school fees and the rates for the year and we have some over for our holiday. Yahoo!!!!

I have another blood test next Friday for my iron levels. They better have improved. I have been doing well with my iron enriched diet. So time will tell. I don't want to think about where we go if they have dropped again.

Steve is away playing golf this weekend. It was my brother's birthday yesterday and we had afternoon tea at mum's today. It was so good to catch up with my family. We just don't see each other enough. I see my mum a few times a week because she picks the kids up from school twice a week, but I hardly see my brother and his family. They don't love that far away but because of both our busy lives, it's hard to get together that often. So it was a great afternoon.

We are going to see Steve's family for Father's Day this year. They live in the country about 2 hours away and again we just don't get to see then enough. It was easter when we were last over there so it's long overdue.

September is the busiest month for us. I have 2 of my best friends who are having 40th's and we have about 10 other birthdays that month, Nikki's on the 1st October and then we go away on October 4th. So the next 8 weeks until we go away are going to be busier than ever. We sure will deserve a holiday after that!!

Have a great week everyone.


Chris H said...

Hells bells! Poor kid, losing both of them that way... I hope the tooth fairy was extremely generous! I love the Tv unit, it is bloody gorgeous and what a price!!! Something like that new would be thousands!!!! Seems your kids have been in the wars eh???? Hope you enjoy all those b/day parties etc... you sound so busy!!! How are YOU???

LisaB said...

Tina, what a week indeed!
At least that's the three things, and you can relax now!
Hope you are well yourself :)

Tania said...

Lol - when you commented on my journal about your week I gathered it would have been chaotic but geez, even I wasn't expecting that!

And to think I get nervous now when Lachlan climbs on his toys, I have so much to learn ... lol

Glad to hear that Ashleigh managed to stay out of the wars this week, and you too!

Love the TV unit - isn't ebay great - i'm constantly searching for Teletubbies stuff at the moment (Lachlan's latest obsession) and i've gotten some bargains! I think i'll start selling too when it's time to get rid of clothes, toys etc.

Oh your holiday is getting closer all the time - glad we're catching up before hand and looking forward to catching up in Queensland too!

Hope all goes well with the doctors this week! Just realised how long my comment is, next time i should just send you an email :-)

AM said...

Update us on your blood test!

Lee Foster said...

HI Tina, Wow what an eventful time you have had. Poor little Jarryd, I am trying to work out how it all happened especially the injury! Well Jarryd you look cool buddy.

And Miss Nikki! Gosh dears can you try and look after your little arm and elbow. Aunty sends you all her love. How was your blood results tina? I have given two weeks notice at work and start a new career on the 7th Sept. My last day at Colorado is on the 5th . Gotta get to work love to you all Where's ashleigh's photo? Bye for now Lee