Sunday, April 8, 2012

Bluebonnets and Easter

Friday morning we went to a field by Caleb's school to take bluebonnet pictures.  It was the perfect day to be outside.  Caleb cooperated as well, which is a bonus!

On Saturday we went with Sandy and her family to their church for an Easter egg hunt.  It started with a puppet show for the kids and then off to hunt the eggs.  It was very organized and separated by age groups.  Caleb knew exactly what to do, and of course it made it that much better that he could hunt with his best friend, Austin.

After the hunt at church, we went to the mall to visit the Easter Bunny.

On Sunday we woke up, and Caleb checked out what the Easter Bunny had brought him.  After our family Easter we headed to my cousin Amy's house.  We had another Easter egg hunt followed by a wonderful lunch.  I love my family.  Caleb is such a lucky little boy.
 Lilly was right in the middle of the action :)
The Easter Bunny hid the eggs inside because of the rain

What a wonderful weekend for the Kleins!!

First ER Trip

Two weeks ago my fourth grade students took their first round of the new state test, the STAAR test.  They take the Writing first, in which they test for 2 days.  Day 1 went pretty well, but day 2 was much different.  The test is timed this year, and we started promptly at 8:15.  At 9:15 our principal came over the loud speaker and said the we had to go to code yellow.  That means lock doors, don't open for anyone, and continue teaching.  Well you can imagine how that frazzled my kiddos, but they did keep working.  Apparently there was something going on at the local high school, which is not far from us, so we were just taking a precaution.  Right after the code yellow call came in, Caleb's daycare called and said that he had fallen and would need to be taken to get stitches.  Needless to say, I was not aware of this.  I was not told until after the code yellow was over, and we were back in code green, but I won't get into how I feel about that.  I rush out of my class, they are still testing, and leave to go get Caleb. 

Once I get to his school, I walk into see that he is doing very well.  They had stopped the bleeding and said that he was a champ.  He was in a rolly chair of all things pushing himself around.  Somehow he got caught up and fell out of the chair and fell into the corner of a cabinet.  It sliced the top of his ear pretty good.

I took him to Children's Medical in Dallas because he needed to be seen by a blood disorder doctor first. His blood does not clot like it is supposed to. His doctor said it would be best to take him down to the ER for stitches.  This was scary because that would mean he would need a medicine to make sure his blood would clot, and he has not had to take this yet.  Anyways, after being checked out by the ER doc, it was determined that glue would work.  And it did.  His ear has healed very nicely, and we are very thankful for that.

 This was after four people had to wrap him in a sheet so that the doctor and intern could clean and glue his ear.  He was screaming bloody murder.  This was incredibly hard to stand.

After his ear had been glued, and it was drying

Letting the glue do it's magic

We were there for over three hours.  It was quite difficult trying to keep him entertained in that ER room.  We were not in the waiting room.  To top it all off, they wouldn't let me give in snacks for the first hour in case they had to put him under.  Once it was decided that he would not need stitches I let him munch on anything and everything I had to keep him happy!!

Sandy Lake Amusement Park

For all you moms that live near the Carrollton area the Sandy Lake Amusement Park it worth a visit.  It costs $2 per person to get in (kids under 3 free), each ticket is $.50 each, and each ride averages about 2-4 tickets.  We came with about $20 and had 2 hours of fun!  Caleb was able to ride several rides.  His favorite was, of course, the pony rides.  I think he could have spent all day riding those ponies.  Again a peek into my future, we will have to live on a farm. 

Just a bit of a warning.....don't let your not even 2 year old ride the one that goes up and down in the air.  Oh my, mother's worst nightmare.  Let's just say I could barely bare to watch that one, and we will not being doing that ride in the near future.  See video below.

Here are a couple pictures of our day.....

 Beep Beep....get out of my way

 This is one of my favorite pictures

 Of course he put his hand in the water one he discovered it

 Saddle up

Love this :)