"Enjoy the little things in life ~ one day you'll wake up and realize they were the big things"

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Skating . . . and more stitches

We went ice skating with some friends on Friday. The littlest ones had never been on skates before (at least not that I can remember) . . . they had fun trying to figure it out with the help of the older kids ~ and those nifty little things that you push along in front of you. As it was, they didn't have a long time to practice. About 45 minutes into things, Emily fell and split her chin open on the ice =( We ended up cutting our time short and taking another trip to the emergency room (our doctor's office was booked for the day). The other kids weren't allowed back in the ER . . . which they didn't really mind at all ~ since the hospital had just put a brand new train table in their waiting area! Emily needed six stitches and did a great job throughout the process. She enjoyed the adjustable bed and the big remote for the hospital television -- and even discovered The Food Channel (Network?) while she was waiting for the anesthetic to work! She's currently contemplating whether to continue a future in ice skating ~ at this moment she's thinking she may pursue other interests instead. I personally think she'll be back on the ice again (this child has ice skates for her American Girl doll!)