Dinkey got stapled

So this happened today.


Henry caused his dresser and the heavy lamp that was on top of it to fall over. We’re pretty sure that it was the lamp thst got him because its base is the only thing that could have caused the puncture wound that resulted.

It was terrifying due to how much head wounds can bleed. When our nanny called me I was not prepared for walking in and seeing Henry covered in blood. Jon was nowhere close so my mom went with me to the ER.

A couple hours and one staple later, we took him to lunch at McDonald’s – his choice – where he had a happy meal and a green shake.

I think my mom and I were far more upset by it all then he was. So, that’s good, right? 

The latest updates

I know it’s been ages since I’ve posted anything. We’ve been pretty busy between work, school, and home.


Ceili Fey is enjoying middle school. She signed on for the school paper and was hoping to get involved with student council as well. She is discovering that middle school requires more attention to detail as well as more work!

Noah is doing well in kindergarten. While the first day was a little rough, he seems to love it now. He’s got several little girls that seem enamored with him – and, quite possibly, he with them. Unfortunately, starting school hasn’t decreased the whining in the least.

Henry is doing a bit better in new situations. It helps if he has something he can control about the situation. For instance, if we go out for supper with others, we let him pick where he will sit and who will sit next to and across from him. This has greatly eliminated some of the hiding under the table and quivering for the duration of the meal.

Calvin is one hard-headed little dude. He doesn’t give up and he certainly doesn’t take no for an answer. He’s also pretty funny. Especially when he tries to say things like “Uh-oh, Spaghetti-Os” or people’s names. Unfortunately he’s still not into the idea of sleeping away from mama, which is incredibly frustrating.


Review: Lisa Loeb’s Songs for Movin’ and Shakin’

After listening to Lisa Loeb’s music in the 90s and then hearing her music for kids, I had to purchase Lisa Loeb’s Songs for Movin’ and Shakin': The Air Band Song and Other Toe-Tapping Tunes. It’s by far one of our best purchases because our kids love it. They frequently request that we play it and, once we do, they have a great time dancing.

It’s a great mix of old and new songs, including: Turn it Down (The Air Band Song) •  Father Abraham  •  Miss Mary Mack • Monster Stomp  • Going Away •  Do Your Ears Hang Low? •  Everybody Wake Up • Hello, Today •  Peanut Butter and Jelly  •  Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes.

Monster Stomp is one of the kids’ big favorites, probably because they get to let our a big monster roar with it!

I strongly recommend this one!