Monday, July 07, 2008

God Bless America!

The 4th of July came close to being a total loss of a day, but luckily, all ended well. It started when I cut Kamryn's finger while cutting her nails. I seriously haven't done that since she was an infant! I had become pretty confident in my nail-clipping abilities, but for some reason I slipped up and cut her finger. I wasn't too worried at first since it seemed like a small cut and in actuality, it was a small cut but man, did her finger bleed. And bleed, and bleed.....It was hard for us to get Kamryn to let us hold her finger and try to stop the bleeding so that may have been part of why it kept bleeding...but it wouldn't stop for over 30 minutes. And she was crying and screaming and Jason and I were getting frustrated and feeling bad for her all at the same time. It was quite the ordeal. She finally calmed down so we able to put pressure on her finger. Slowly, the bleeding stopped and Kamryn fell asleep on me. So, we put her down for a nap and thought all was well. But she woke up crying 45 minutes later and could not be calmed down. So, our final attempt to calm her down was "blues clues" and it worked like a charm. We were worried that she had taken such a short nap (for Kamryn, that's a short nap) that she wouldn't last long at the festivities, but we decided to head off to our friend's BBQ anyway. And we are glad we did because it ended up being a fabulous day.

This isn't the best shot, but you can barely see Kamryn's head over Jason's. She went halfway down the slide and Jason caught her. She was begging to go down but after doing it once, was happy not to do it again.

This was Kamryn's favorite thing to do...sit in the swing. She did it often and had issues taking turns with it. Luckily, we were able to avoid one of her extreme it was good.

The classic "taking a picture of someone taking a picture of you" shot. That is my close friend, Karissa, with her husband, Ron, looking suave in his sunglasses.

This is how Kamryn watched the whole fireworks show. Clinging to me for dear life, but just barely peeking out to see the pretty fireworks. Thanks to the Silagyis for letting me sit on top of their Honda Pilot and get a great view. It was such a fun night! It's nights like these where I realize how blessed I am to be living in such a great country and to have so many freedoms and rights. God Bless America!


Michelle said...

I'm glad to know McKay isn't the only one who throws fits and is out of control. I sympathize with your episode in Barnes and Noble. I was in that situation just today.

Jarom & Melissa said...

I'm glad it ended on a good note after Kamryn's nail ordeal. 30 minutes is a long time. But I'm glad everything turned out well. Happy 4th!
-- Melissa

Kreesa said...

It was a great day, wasn't it?! Thanks for sharing it with us! Ü

Steph said...

I'm impressed she braved the slide! You go girl!