Thursday, January 31, 2008

Just a post to show that I can never have just a normal week...

My parents are at a training seminar this week so my little brother Noah is staying with us. For those of you who don't know, he has cerebral palsy and is in a wheelchair. So his bus for school picks him up at my house while he is here. This morning was pretty normal, got Noah all ready and took him down the driveway to wait for the bus. The bus comes and his bus driver gets off to open the door that the lift uses. It's frozen shut. So she tells me to pull from the outside while she pushes from the inside. It's the bottom of the door that is still frozen and that part is covered by the lift. So she sticks her hand down there. Well when the door opens, the lift automatically releases. So the door budges just enough for the lift to start to move pinning her hand between the lift and the door!!! Now she's screaming hysterically so I run onto the bus. She's yelling for me to turn off the lift motioning to all of the buttons on he control panel. Have you ever seen a bus control panel??? THERE ARE ABOUT 50 BUTTONS!!!!!!!!! Now I'm starting to panic. I finally find the button and shut it off but it doesn't release so she is stilled pinned. I am now completely panicking.....Noah is still outside in the -3 windchill, she's screaming, there's other children on the bus. WHAT DO I DO???

So I grabbed the mic and yelled, "BUS GARAGE! WE NEED HELP!" They immediately respond with who is this?? What's going on? So I tell them the driver is pinned and hurt and I need help NOW! I drop the mic and go and start pulling on the lift and she can finally pull her hand free. Her hand is in bad shape. Dispatch is calling for me to answer them. SO before I know it, there are four buses and a truck from the garage and an ambulance in front of my house. Holy cow.....meanwhile my other children are in the house with no knowledge that anything was happening!

What a crazy life I lead!!

Friday, January 18, 2008

I just wanted to repost this here for those of you who've asked for an update on Emma!

Emma and Sydney spent the night on Saturday with Aunt Carol. Sunday morning they went to Nonny's (my grandma) for breakfast. Emma and Sydney got playing a running game and collided. Emma hit her nose on Sydney's head. It bled for a while and got somewhat swollen but I didn't really think anything of it. Fast forward to last night....

We took her to the ER as she had HUGE clots coming out of her nose and profuse bleeding. There they confirmed what I had suspected, her nose is broken!!!!!

They did an exam and x-ray to make sure she hadn't fractured any of the bones in her face, but it's just her nose. They can't do anything for it, it just has to heal on it's own. She looks like she's been in a prize fight but did very well with it all. Thanks for all the thoughts and prayers. And leave it to the Kurtz's to always have to try new things!

P.S. Sydney's show and tell today was that she broke her sister's nose with her hard head!

Thursday, January 17, 2008

1. I've come to realize that my last ex:
is in jail for a while, so glad I didn't marry him!

2. I've come to realize that when I talk:
I am rather loud

3. I've come to realize that I like:

4. I've come to realize that my friends:
are few but that's ok by me.

5. I've come to realize that I've lost:
my sense of caring

6. I've come to realize that I hate:
people who need to validate themselves by whining about their lives....SUCK IT UP!

7. I've come to realize that marriage is:
such a gift and yet SO hard

8. I've come to realize that somewhere, someone is thinking:
I wonder what Mandi is doing

9.I've come to realize that I'll always:
need other people's approval

10. I've come to realize that I have a crush on:
George Clooney and Richard Gere

11. I've come to realize that the last time I truly cried was:
Last week

12. I've come to realize that my cell phone is:
a necessity

14. I've come to realize that before I go to sleep at night:
I need Matt to kiss me goodnight

15. I've come to realize that, right now I am thinking about:

16. I've come to realize that I get on my blog:
too much!

17. I've come to realize that today:
was a fairly good day with new realizations

18. I've come to realize that tonight I will:
Go to practice and come home and go immediately to sleep

19. I've come to realize that school is:
OVER! Thank God!

20. I've come to realize that my life is:

21. I've come to realize that tomorrow I will:
Start all over again!

Friday, January 11, 2008

We had this plan, Molli and Emma were going to grow out their hair and donate it to Locks of Love. It was a great plan, however, we hit a snag. Emma DESPISES having her hair brushed. And when you have very long, VERY thick hair, it must be brushed. I was so tired of having to sit on her (literally) to get her hair brushed that I threatened to cut it. Well she came home from school that day and asked me to cut her hair. And so I did. Then Molli said that maybe she didn't want to wait for her hair to be 10 inches and maybe I could cut her hair too. I am NO professional but I think they look darling...what do you think???

Saturday, January 05, 2008

We spent our New Year's with Matt's brother and his family. We had such a blast. It was so great to catch up and let the kids play with Landon, their cousin. Here are some great shots!

Landon and Thomas size each other up

Then they share!

The big kids loved Landon!

Emma gives him a smooch

Matt and I at midnight, our first pic of 2008