On 5/14, Houston did a face plant into our steps out front. He was playing with his friend/our neighbor, Alyssa, when he fell smack dab into into the brick. (Note: Right before the injury occurred, I was telling Alyssa’s mom how much of a “bull in a china shop” Houston is ’cause he’s always falling, walking into stuff, tripping, knocking things over, etc.) Of course, being a mouth cut and all, blood started gushing everywhere and Houston started screaming. The gash looked horrible and deep, although his teeth and gums seemed fine.
Brave-boy Houston shows off his fat lip.
I actually held it together better than I would have expected of my emotional self. Alyssa’s mom, Heather, stayed with the twins till Stephen could get home from work, and Heather (who assists us with childcare and also works as a caregiver for the other Heather’s oldest daughter) accompanied Houston and me to the urgent care. She rode in the back of the mini-van and helped calm him down, keep him from messing with his lip and applied a frozen teething ring to the cut, while I drove. We’re very lucky to have Miss “Hed-ur” in our lives! Houston made a lot of new friends in the urgent care lobby while we waited to see the doc. He didn’t need stitches and his lip is healing amazingly quickly. (Click the above photo to see all the May pics, including more fat lip shots.)
While gazing into a mirror, Zeke wonders, “Who’s that cute boy looking at me?”
Other things of interest:
- Houston is now eating in a regular chair;
- Gabriel and Zeke are diligently working on sitting up solo;
- Gabriel seems to be trying to talk beyond his baby screeches and coos (I’m sure Zeke will follow suit soon);
- Strong boys Zeke and Gabe, who turned 7 months old today, constantly try to stand while being held;
- Both twins are starting to laugh hardier, sounding more like big boys than little babies;
- And Houston tasted his pee pee the other night while on the potty. Yes our children are strange.
Houston — who’s distracted by his ball that’s in the road — plays in the rain for the first time.
Another funny note … while signing in at the doctors on 5/13, I asked a couple of ladies standing in line standing behind me, “What’s the date? Is it the 6th?” Needless to say, they both looked at me like I was insane. I quickly explained to them that I at least know the day of the week (so I won’t miss appointments, trash pick-up and such), but as a stay-at-home mom with three kids under the age of 2, it’s shocking I can even remember it’s 2009. That is the year, right? Just a funny illustration of how zany life is around Clan Dillingham!
“I smile & laugh w/ my big mouth — a trait I get from Mommy,” says Gabriel.
Somehow in the midst of all the craziness, we’re planning a party for Houston’s 2nd birthday, which is just around the corner (June 26). It’s going to be a Veggie Tales-themed outdoor affair with a kiddy pool, a slip-n-slide, badminton, etc. “Tales,” as Houston calls it, is his ultimate favorite thing these days … even cooler than Spider Man … so he should be very happy to see that Bob the Tomato and Larry the Cucumber will be present for his birthday celebration.