Saturday, May 16, 2009

Chuck E Cheese

Last Tuesday we went to Chuck E Cheese. The owner, Sam, twice a year invites Ella's entire school (Spokane Guilds School) and their families to come eat pizza and play for free. He is such a nice guy and is always there to visit with the families, he is just so sweet!! I can't even tell you how much fun the kids have there, especially Hunter. It's great for him to be included. Pics down below.
I WAS playing softball this summer, for the first time in 14ish years, and was having a blast. At the second practice I was running, my leg was fully extended and my heel stepped into a hole and POP. I walked around a bit and it was feeling fine so I continued to play. And then I attended another practice, and then two games. Well after the games my knee was a bit achy so I decided I had better get it checked out just in case. (When I was a teenager I hurt my other knee skiing. It took 5 surgeries and 3 years to repair it, so I was pretty freaked out when it first popped but it felt alright so...) I went into an Urgent Care last Friday, the 8th and they thought I had perhaps damaged a ligament so they scheduled me for a MRI that same night and scheduled a follow up with an Orthopedic doc for the next monday. Over the weekend my knee felt just fine so I was really hopeful that it was nothing. I go to the doc and find out that I broke my leg. Well, I fractured my tibia plateau, basically the top of the bone, right where it all connects to the femur. I most of asked the doc about a thousand times if he was sure, I mean seriously if your leg is broken should you be able to still play ball??? So, now I am supposed to be completely non weight bearing for 6 weeks, going in every Monday for X-rays. If the fracture grows at all the doctor told me I would have to go in for surgery and have a plate and pins put in. Great. But here is the thing, my leg does NOT hurt. Crutches are the most annoying thing ever, and let me tell you my ARMS hurt. So, the doc and I are going to go rounds this Monday at my weekly visit : )

I am currently in the process of interviewing for a job at Ella's school. This is my dream job. I would be basically a teacher's aide in one of the classes. This school only serves kids 0-3 with developmental and physical disabilities. I would work Mon, Wed, and Fri from 7:30 - 2:15. This school is SO amazing and inspiring, I can see myself working there for a really long time, if I am lucky enough to get the job. I already had one interview, which they picked the top 4 and invited us back for a class observation and to see how well you get along with the team, so that for me is on this coming Wednesday. I am so excited. EXCEPT for the fact that I am on stupid crutches. Again, the doc and I are going to have a little talk.

Poor Ella has a bit of a cold. We got this sinus rinse thing that my friend Mary's doctor recommended for her little guy Riley. Wow, that thing is way cool!! I have never seen such huge amounts of snot fly so far!!!

That's it for tonight......stay tuned for an important message!!!

Ella and Josie

Hunter and Josie
Playing B-ball
Ella, Leah and Piper
These 3 are all about
2 weeks apart in
Ha ha, no one
can sit still for
Ella was so pooped
she had to rest
on Daddy's head!
So sleepy!
Hunter being goofy
Hunter with his
prize from his
American Idol???
Here is Ella today,
kind of sickly
But still so sweet : )
I had to be creative
with her hair so it
would stay out of
her boogers


Maddie's Mommy said...

I love your blog.. I just recently found it and your kids are just too cute.. Hopefully Ella feels better soon.. my daughter isn't feeling too great either. And the doctor must be wrong with something.. how can your leg possibly be broken if it doesn't hurt??

Denise said...

I don't get how you get her to sit still long enough to do her hair like. I can't even get my 8 and 10 year olds to let me do that!!! I love the pic of the 3 girls sitting together.

Krissy said...

Wow! That's quite an interesting broken leg!

LOVE the pictures!!

Lisa Turner said...

Hello. I have been following your blog for a while. You have the cutest kids ever! I loved all the pics today. I love Ella's beautiful hair. I can't believe she sits for you to do that! Mara gets to a certain point, and that is I hope you feel better with your leg. That is amazing that it is broke and it doesn't even hurt. Good luck.

Also, I wanted to ask you. What is the sinus washout stuff you bought? Mara suffers from severe chronic sinus infections...with two sinus washout surgeries. If she is not an antibiotic, she has green snot everywhere. If you wouldn't mind, could you email me at

Mara is sitting on my lap...saying Ella....ditty (pretty).

Wendy P said...

I cannot get Kira to hold still long enough for me to get ONE hair clip in her hair. Cute, cute pics of the kids.

Hope your leg heals quickly. Fingers crossed for the job!!

Lacey said...

I found your blog because I knew there was an Ella Grace but someone else found me thats Ella Grace. So I guess there's two. I pulled up your blog and my husband melted at the pic you have at the top. She is so cute.

My name is Sarah said...

Oh Chuck E Cheese. I used to love that place. Great pics. I love Ellas hair like that.

Anne and Whitney: Up, Down and All Around said...

so sorry to hear you have a broken leg, but so happy it does not hurt!!! i can NOT imagine how you could possibly not bear weight for 6 weeks!!!
good luck with the interview - that would be such a dream job :) ella looks adorable in all of the pictures, hunter too!!!

Amy Flege said...

oh no about your leg! that totally sucks!! hope you are not in pain!!!
Love the creative side of the hair styles especially when it comes to boogers! ha

Mommy to those Special Ks said...

Cute pics!!!! I'm sorry to hear about your leg! That stinks! :( Hope it heals quickly!

Mary said...

You left out a little detail on that story. Ya know the part where you conned me into playing and now you aren't playing.

Looks like the kids had a blast at Chuck E's. Sorry we missed it the kids always have a ton of fun.

Bethany said...

That is crazy about your leg! Kinda scary to think how you could still function! Hope it heals quick!

Tricia said...

Holy smokes, I can't believe E lets you do that to her hair with all the elastics! So cute. And please tell me about this snot flying device, we NEED it! :)

Aunt Tami said...

Cute cute cute!!! As always!! And love the hair pics!!! BTW, how did you get her to sit still for that long to do that???!!! I can barely get a brush though Shay's hair!! I absolutely love the pic of Ella resting on Chris' least that bald head of his came in handy!!! ha ha!! Lots of love!!! Aunt Tami and fam

Kristen's mom said...

Ella is the sweetest ever.