Monday, December 8, 2008

Free At Last, Free At Last!

LadyBug is rejoicing. LadyBug is free. LadyBug is itchy and peel-y.
(Is it just me, or is this kid growing up right before my eyes?! OY.)

The cast is gone. It was fun and exciting way to start our weekend o' holiday fun here with the Gang.

Unfortunately, I didn't get any pictures of the actual removal process. I was holding a grumpy baby who didn't like the sight or sound of a saw on her sissy's arm. As this was our third cast, I'm kind of immune to the sound of it now, but it was all new to Li'l Empress and the LadyBug.

Comforting Li'l Empress gave me some good snuggle time. I was more than happy to envelope her with my fuzzy sweater-clad arms while talking to LadyBug to distract her mind from the process. After 5 nights in a row of terrible sleep, grumpy Empress was turning mean and the cuddles were a pleasant (albeit brief!) diversion.

After LadyBug was safely delivered to school to show off her pale, white, peeling arm (yummo!) I got Li'l Empress fed and down for a nap. Well, sort of a nap. If you can call waking and babbling after only 1/2 an hour a nap. But it was the break I needed and as long as it was happy babbling with her polka-dotted puppy and her blankie, I let her stay there a little while.

Our pretty little cousin, Teagan, came over for the afternoon and evening once the rest of the Gang was home from school and we had a good time watching the two little girls interact. Poor Teagan - she'd had such a busy, crazy week and then Daddy plunked her down right in the middle of the chaos of Friday afternoon with the Gang (who am I kidding, every afternoon is like that!). She was a trouper though and the night ended peacefully with Auntie reading a good night story and singing the Winnie the Pooh song to her while Uncle Boss fed Li'l Empress a bottle. I did have to make sure I was out of sight of the Empress when holding Teagan though - she's got a jealous streak a mile wide!

The night ended by whipping up a batch of our favorite Christmas cookies for The Boss to roll out and cut on Saturday afternoon. We all headed to bed where visions of hot cocoa and Christmas trees floated through our dreams. The festivities were only just beginning . . .


Heidi @ GGIP said...

I can imagine her arm must feel unimaginably free after having that cast on.

Aus said...

Oh such joy to get a weight like that off! As for the rest - kinda 'routine crazy'? It's all good!! Christmas cookies already? We're a week off on that still - then the candy making - there's dedication - stirring carmel for 2-3 hours (depending on a great many weather variables - we've learned a LOT while making caramel!)

hugs guys -

aus and family