Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Addie’s broken wing …

We took Addison to Children’s Hospital today to get her cast put on from her break on Friday.  She broke her arm right above her elbow, which unfortunately meant a whole arm cast. 

We took Addie to lunch ahead of time and we LOVED spending the one-on-one time with her.  We realized that we have NEVER spent time with the twins individually together.  We have decided we are going to make that a priority as it was so nice to just focus on one for a little period of time – and she loved it too - - - she didn’t know what to do with all the attention! :)

Here’s some pictures of Addie getting her broken wing fixed up.  Notice she chose a “hot pink” cast! 

OH – and I added one I took of Addie and Zach from the night before.  Can you tell that these two are brother and sister or what??


Nice smiles goofballs!


Special lunch at Addie’s favorite place (RED ROBIN) before her appointment.

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Taking off her temporary cast



Being goofy waiting for the nurse to come back to put the cast on.


She was watching VERY intently while Daddy helped the nurse!


Nice purple gloves Dad! :)


Almost done!


Just waiting for it to harden before we could leave!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Happy Friday the 13th!

So, Addison (little Miss googly eye up the nose) was playing "horsey" with the nanny on Friday morning. And managed to fall off the nanny's back! They came upstairs because Addie was crying ... so I took a look and kissed her boo-boo, but since she could bend it I figured she was OK and was just being overly dramatic with the crying (which is pretty normal, especially for Addison!) But she could bend it so I figured all was OK.
By the afternoon when the nanny gave her a bath, she couldn't take having it touched and couldn't bend her arm back at all. We weren't sure if it was broken, or sprained or what - it was a little swollen and there was a bruise. We decided to put her to bed and see how she felt in the morning. About 10:30 I was in the bathtub and I heard her screaming from her room - I went in there and she was in so much pain ... Sam rushed her to the ER - to find that yes, she did break her arm. I believe Sam told me it is the humerus (?) that she broke (the top part) so she will have a full arm cast. (Poor kid, I told her she'd probably get to pick out a really cool color cast). She's in a "temporary" cast now from the emergency room, but we have to take her to an Orthopedic surgeon on Monday where she'll get the real cast.
So despite Zach trying reallllllllly hard to be the first Tramontana with a broken bone (you know by jumping from the top step to the bottom step, flips on the trampoline, jumping off his top bunk, etc.) Miss Addison has won that prize. Here's our poor sweetie right after she came home from the hospital (it was like 12:30 AM - and she was so cheerful and talkative, you would have never thought anything was wrong. Then I learned she got some codeine at the hospital!!!
Wish her well ... we'll update on Monday after we visit Children's!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Umm, am I still in the Windy City?

Apparently Mother Nature seems to think so! We got caught between a high pressure / low pressure system and along with FOUR straight days of rain - we had a TON of high winds. As you can see it brought a couple limbs down from one of our biggest trees - it fell over our fence and halfway across the neighbors yard! Gonna be a fun clean up .... can you say CHAIN SAW! ;)

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

What can you do with googly eyes?

So I'm guessing when they wrote this book, "101 things to make and do with googly eyes" sticking a googly eye up your nose was NOT one of the projects. Will someone please tell that to Addison?

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Happy Halloween!

Here are some pictures of our Jack-o-Lanterns! The kids were very specific about what they wanted (happy face, with lips, scary, eyebrows, triangle eyes, etc.) They trick-or-treated the next day to get more candy that will last us for an entire year (seriously!)

Show me those pearly whites!

We set up Zach's first dentist appointment a few weeks ago - his top two teeth are loose (thanks to a fall off his bike) and he's never had a cleaning ... so here are some pictures from our adventure ...

Ummm yeah, not so happy here!

But Miss Courtney sure did a great job getting him to come around!!

At the Xray machine.
Must be nice because I remember having to bite down on those huge circle things with the "film" cutting into your mouth - now they just stand there and the machine goes around him.

So the two teeth should be coming out at some point - but since his adult teeth aren't quite ready yet he'll be actually toothless for awhile! He can't wait until they fall out because he's excited for the Toothfairy. Oh, and NO cavities! Yeah!!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Four Tall Mocha Lattes non-fat with whip ... to go please!

Could be your Starbucks order ... or it could just be Kayla and her friends in their Halloween costume ... too cute! (Or too hot!!) :)