"We can do no great things, only small things with great love." - Mother Teresa

Monday, January 23, 2012

Running with...ruler?

It was a tough weekend at the Duggar house.  Hyrum was doing a "trick" with a ruler in his mouth and fell.  You guessed it, he tore a big gash in the back of his mouth, just above his bottom molars.  After being assured that we had a guardian angel who made sure he didn't die, the pediatrician sent us to a Ear, Nose, and Throat doctor.  The end result is that Hyrum had his second round of general anesthisia.  Here he is before the procedure. 




 
 The doctor said he did a great job, and only needed five stitches.  Lucky for us, they will dissolve, so we don't have to do another round.  Which is good, because Hyrum didn't like waking up after the stitches.  But, as you can see from below, he is fine now.  In fact, I haven't heard him complain about pain yet!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Dare Devil

Don't ask me how or why, but at some point today, a clothes pin appeared with an insane desire to be attached to someone's nose.  Or, Joy is just a torturer in disguise and it came out a bit today.  This all started with Joy questioning my ability to pin a clothespin to my nose for 10 seconds.  It eventually led to Brigham, in a show of bravado, keeping it there for more than 30.  You want to see this for yourself. video
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Friday, January 13, 2012

Friday the 13th

It was our night to have the kids over for our babysitting co-op, and we had some fun.  I stuck vinyl mustaches on their clear cups and we all LOVED them!








Okay, I loved them the most.  I LOVE mustaches!  At least, ones that aren't actually adhered to someone's face...

Monday, January 9, 2012

All from one set of sheets...

I had some great flannel sheets that somehow found their way to a pair of scissors and a small child, thereby making them fairly unusable as sheets.  So, for Christmas this year, I made them in to pajama bottoms for my kids.  I even put a little snowman applique on the t-shirts I bought to go with them.  When I got to Nevada, my sisters decided to use the remaining sheet pieces to make jammie bottoms and appliqued tops for their kids.  And, I got a pair, too!  That means 11 child sized and one adult sized jammie bottoms out of one set of sheets.  And, I even had enough left to make hand-warmers for my kids!
If you can't tell by looking at this picture, it was a WILD Christmas!