Friday, May 29, 2009

Meanest mom ever :)

So last night Gavin and Ethan thought it would be SOOOOO much fun to take a mud bath. Yes i said MUD! They dug a hole and filled it with water and then proceeded to wallow in it like pigs. Of course i was in my own world and had no idea this was going on. While i was outside somewhere Ethan decided he was done being muddy and needed to take a real bath. I bet you know what it coming. Yep, he walked through the house covered head to toe in mud. Through the kitchen up the stairs and of course he couldn't help but touch EVERY wall. He then got a towel out of the cupboard, now covered in mud, and went into the bathroom. The WHITE tile in my bathroom is now brown by the way. There was mud in the sink on the vanity, the door knob and the light switch. When i came into the house and looked up the stairs and met Ethans eyes i thought he was going to pass out. He started crying immediately cuz he knew he was in serious trouble.
Well, Ethan and Gavin got a bath but it wasn't the kind of bath they wanted. Mom was mean and gave them a hose bath with some very cold water. Needless to say i deserve the mom of the year award. :)

Brendon's next 3 weeks

So i took Brendon to the Orthopaedic doctor yesterday. He took some xrays of Brendons wrist and knee. End up that he has a fractured growth plate in his wrist (which we knew his wrist was broken somehow) and a fractured growth plate in his knee. His knee we thought was just banged up. The hospital in McCall didn't take any xrays of his knee or even seemed concerned about it. They just said here is some crutches it is just sore. HMMM! Anyway here is what Brendon looks like for the next 3 weeks. :)

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Ok so now i want to put Brendon back in his shell!

We had a little bit of excitement this Memorial Day weekend. We went camping like usual. We can't go camping without our 4wheeler though. Adam also traded some stuff for another 4wheeler. So we took 2 of them. The boys pretty much hogged them the whole weekend. (which is what we brought them for.) :)
Well after 2 days of riding and getting used to the new bike, the boys were getting pretty comfortable with the bikes. I was sitting at the campfire enjoying the outdoors when i heard a sound i didn't particularly want to hear. That sound was metal hitting metal and screaming.
Everything from this point on was pure craziness. I started running for the road cuz i knew that some had crashed and i was praying that it wasn't into a car that they met on the road. When i got out to the road i saw Brendon's 4-wheeler in the trees upside down and my sister holding Brendon in her arms on the side of the road. My heart immediately plunged into my stomach.
I could hear Brendon crying and yelling "my back, my back". Just as i was about to call 911 a car stopped on the road and it just happened to be two EMT's. (one of the many blessings that happened this day) They immediately took over. I called 911 and they sent an ambulance and put life flight on standby.
So what happened was Tanner and my nephew Joey were riding the other ATV and when Brendon passed them they slowed down to pull in behind him but Brendon slowed down also and they clipped his back tire with their front tire. Which caused Brendon to spin out. When his ATV turned sideways it flipped sending him airborne. He flew 25 feet and hit the gravel road and bounced off the road down into a grassy area. His ATV flipped 3 times and landed 145 feet from the initial accident. Brendon's helmet and shoes flew off during all of this. (weird)
Brendon was so lucky in a ton of ways. First he didn't hit any objects, like the 2 tree stumps and boulders 5 feet from where he landed. Two EMT just happened to come around the corner 30 seconds after his accident. His ATV didn't chase him while flipping and land on him. And he came out of all of this with a small fracture in his wrist and a few scrapes that didn't even bleed, a sore knee and a sore back. We spent 5 hours in the ER getting xrays of his wrist and back and a CAT scan of his back. When we were done in the ER we went back to finish our weekend of camping like any good camper would do. Brendon even asked for a 4 wheeler ride from his dad the next day!
So like the title says i would like Brendon to return to his shell and stay there where it is safe!!!