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Wounded Weekend Still Wonderful :)

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This weekend had it all, crafts, shopping, boot camp, poker, a museum trip, even an evening at the Emergency Room. Let me start at the beginning.

It all started after work on Friday. I was itching to get out and start the weekend. We had tons of plans and lots to accomplish before Christmas. I’m taking the husband to Atlantic City next weekend for his birthday (YAY! our first trip since waaaay back before the move! It’s been too long.)

So after work, I picked up the little guy, swung by the house, picked up the husband and we headed to a local pottery place to make gifts for the Grandparents. It was so much FUN! I love getting the family together to do things like that. We all painted, laughed and talked. Makes me smile just thinking about it. :)

Afterwards we headed to Panera for dinner and I totally splurged on a double chocolate chip cookie. I wish it wasn’t as big as it was but they were still warm from the oven. There was NO WAY I could save half for later. NOooooo Waaaaay. I would have shared but of course everyone wanted different things and there was also NO WAY I was passing up on the double chocolate with walnuts straight out of the oven. NOoooo Waaaaaay! ;~P

So we grabbed our cookies and headed to Target for some shopping. It was so much fun picking out gifts for all the children in my life. I love having the little guy help and pick things out for others. I think, I hope, it makes him aware that it’s not all about getting. Giving is just as much fun and he really had fun Friday night.

Saturday morning we woke up with a full schedule. First thing was my boot camp class. I wouldn’t say I was revving to go but it was fun and I’m STILL sore. Once I got back it was lunch and showers around. The husband and I had our monthly poker game and afterwards we had plans to go out to eat with our friends that were watching the little guy. Let’s just say it didn’t go as planned.

The good news… I kicked ass in poker. Taking second.
The bad News… The toddler had a bit of a run in with our friends dog.

As soon as we arrived to pick him up I heard crying through the door. I’m not an over-reactor so I assumed he got in trouble or lost a toy or something. Well I opened the door and immediately picked up my baby who had a big gash under his eye.

My first instinct was to simply calm him down. The wound was open but he wasn’t bleeding profusely. I paced with him in the kitchen for a few seconds and then we were off to the urgent care center. They flushed it out and sent us to the emergency room.

There were some question as to whether or not they could stitch him but thankfully we got a good Resident. My little man experienced his first stitches and Mom her first (of probably many) ER trips.

This is how my little man woke up this morning. . .

He really was a trooper. Mom is just happy it wasn’t worse.

I wasn’t sure how he would be feeling this morning but he woke ready to go. So we cooked up some of our favorite pancakes (adding blueberries, of course). . .

Then we showered and got ready for our trip to the Baltimore Industrial Museum. We had it planned for sometime since they were having a make your own cookie cutter class. Little guy and I both went armed with our camera. Here are a few shots from the day. . .

First of all let me tell you he’s is getting pretty good with my old camera! He shot these two before we left.

Here we are making the cookie cutter.

Look how intent he is. I LOVE it. :)

Afterwards we explored the museum.

They had a wonderful view. . .

. . .and my son doesn’t have too bad of an eye. ;) (Here’s the pic he took from there)

We had a lot of fun taking pictures of each other.

And can I just say I LOVE my new camera and I’m really getting into photography. Not sure how I’m doing but it’s a lot of fun!

After the museum I hit the grocery story and we went out to dinner with some family friends.

All in all it was a fabulous weekend even with our small accident. I’m a big believer in the shit-happens-and-you-just-need-to-deal philosophy. Does it suck my son has 5 stitches on his face? Sure. But it could have been a lot worse.

On the food front I wouldn’t say the weekend was a total catastrophe but at 1AM on Saturday what did I turn to when over hungry and exhausted? Yup, you guessed it the leftover pizza but hey.. at least there were leftovers to hit! :~P

Hope you had a wonderful weekend with minimal catastrophes. :)

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There are 17 comments so far.

    Cynthia (It All Changes)

    December 14, 2009

    I’m glad it wasn’t worse and you had fun making cookie cutters.

    You are right that at least there were leftovers instead of reaching for something else. Better than having eaten it all at once and then reaching for junk late at night.


    December 14, 2009

    So glad that the injury wasn’t more serious! The first picture of the little guy definitely shows that is NOT a baby anymore…he looks so studious and poised. I hope it heals quickly!

    shandy (@webgals)

    December 14, 2009

    Glad he’s OK! That looks scary. Glad you can focus on the positive….

    And you both do great with photos!


    December 14, 2009

    Gotta love that even with stitches he is a trooper! My kids are good like that too. They don’t want to miss anything. And you are right, this won’t be your only trip to the ER, I’m sure.


    December 14, 2009

    I’m of pretty much the same philosophy and glad it wasn’t worse. Boy is he going to have some stories at school today. :)
    And as someone who had several homemade just-out-of-the oven cookies this weekend, I agree with that, as well. Moving on!


    December 14, 2009

    Sorry about the little guy!! Your friends must have felt terrible! :(


    December 14, 2009

    Poor little guy, so happy he is ok..and you are the pictures of you each wit the cameras..have a great week,,Reese~Happy Holidays


    December 14, 2009

    Aww, he is just like his momma! Love all his shots! :)

    Poor little guy – I can’t believe his face! Thank GOD it wasn’ this eye or anything! What a trooper! Glad Ryan (and Mom) both survived the ordeal!


    December 14, 2009

    Aww, so glad he’s okay, Roni! That’s scary! My dog once slightly nipped a friend’s daughter out of frustration, and I felt absolutely terrible.

    Looks like you still had a wonderful weekend! I love that Ryan is using your old camera.


    December 14, 2009

    Poor little guy. It looks like he has his mom’s talent for photography. These are beautiful and interesting pic’s! My son was bit a few years ago on his ankle by a neighbor dog as he was riding his bike. Because it wasn’t his face, and it was a dog bite they didn’t want to stitch it up. (fear of infection) He still has a scar. The dog has since attacked two little dogs. :( I’m glad the little guy is okay.


    December 14, 2009

    That is a BITE?! OUCH!!


    December 14, 2009

    is/was the poor little guy traumatized by what happened? is he afraid of that dog now or did he bounce right back and it’s not even an issue? he looks awful brave to me. what a weekend!!

    All Women Stalker

    December 14, 2009

    I hope the little guy is okay. Hope he doesn’t become afraid of dogs because of what happened.


    December 15, 2009

    Wow … I’m glad the little one is doing well. Other than that incident, it sounds like you had a fantastic weekend. I’m glad someone did (mine wasn’t so great).

    Anne Marie @ New Weigh of Life

    December 15, 2009

    I’m so glad he’s okay. What a little trooper!


    December 28, 2009

    Oh my gosh! I hadn’t caught that post! That’s so scary. I’m glad he’s okay. I would totally freak out.

    We did Amazing Glaze for the grandparents too, then it was off to Panera. They have the best mac and cheese! :)

    I hope you had a wonderful holiday!


    December 29, 2009

    The pics are great and i’m so glad you all had fun but i wanted to cry to see his little hurt face.I hope Ryan is healing and not too afraid of dogs now.Happy New Year to you and the family.