Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Head Wounds

Yesterday, after running a frustrating errand and then realizing I didn't have an east-bound freeway entrance to get to the zoo, I gave in and decided to spend a little dough and go to The Magic House instead. Of course, it didn't open for two more hours when we got there and was three times more expensive than I thought. So we hung out in the gardens for a while and to top it off, Abbey tripped and received her fourth major head wound in three days. Is it any wonder? She was pulling this stunt not two minutes later.

I love the look on her face when she realized it wasn't as easy to get down as it was to climb up.

J was at the hospital for almost 40 hours from Friday to Sunday this weekend, so I headed up to The Ville to see my gal pals. It didn't take too much persuading--I think all Katherine said was "Bobby has a hard weekend too". Hmm, should I come up? I should come up, huh. Ok! I'm coming up! See you in three hours.

Before we moved out here I had a dream one night about what med school would be like. I dreamt we rolled into town to find that everyone lived together in this compound sort of thing. There was a huge common area and everyone's separate apartments stemmed off this main room. I remember thinking 'what did we get ourselves into?'. Now, I don't think it would be too bad :) It was nice to have someone to talk to all weekend, cook meals together (Ok, mostly Katherine cooked), and Abbey was content and entertained with buddies all day. Here's a picture of our two kiddos staring each other down in the tub. What a funny shot. (Can you see Abbey's black eye? This was head wound #2)
It happened to be the weekend Jessica was doing a caramel party, so I invited myself over. Thanks, Jessica! Abbey loved the carameled apples--well, mostly the caramel. And Jessica had us doubled over, laughing at hilarious stories. Great times, I love this place.











I almost forgot to put this picture: I set the timer on the camera and was trying to get Abbey to smile. It caught this moment instead, I thought it was cute.

11 comments:

Allison & Noah Riley said...

Oh, I'm so glad you had a great weekend in K-town with K-Fields. (May I call it that? May I call her that?) And your offspring is pretty much adorable, come visit me...with her. Or just send her.

Katherine said...

Oh poor Abbey! I'm sorry about all the head wounds from this weekend. I feel partly responsible since three of them happened in my house. That picture is so cute of you and Abbey. It is a sweet moment, plus your hair looks AWESOME.

Jodie said...

It was fun to see you. Abbey is a little doll as always. She is so sweet and fun to watch.

Erin said...

Haha! I like the picture of the two girls staring each other down. Pretty funny - they aren't even smiling at each other!
And the last photo of you and Abbey is ADORABLE. I guess pictures like that only happen by chance. I'm glad you had a good time in Kville. I am totally missing our old times - I wouldn't mind that compound idea of yours... yeah, I think I like it...

Barb said...

I am glad you went and had yourself a good time with some girlfriends. Those apples look delish. Tell Abby to feel better with all those bonks and bruises.

Tristie said...

love the ending shot. darling!

hayley said...

That last picture, is SO SWEET! What a great idea. I am always sad I never in any pictures, duh, timer!! Also, it looks like you have your hands full with that busy adventurous little girl:) HOW FUN!

Jill said...

I love the pictures! How fun that you got to visit Kirksville, and how sad that your little cutie got an injury :(

Mindy E said...

I must comment that your hair looks fantastic please refer me to your stylist!

Ashley said...

Oh Mindy. I'm having hair trauma. That was still the hair do from when you did it. I was walking around feeling so cute THEN I washed it and tried to do it myself. It just doesn't look the same. Can we work out a deal? You come do my hair every morning and I'll...do your taxes? Fair trade? OK, I'll do your cooking, laundry, child care, car washes, cleaning, diaper changes...you name it.

Chelsea said...

those caramel apples are killing me! I need to make some:) and that last picture of you and Abbey is DARLING! You need a big blown up one in your house!