We spent the weekend with friends in North Battleford. The plan was to eat a quick supper on Friday night and be on the road by 5:30. Around 3:00 Friday afternoon our pesky puppies ran away with great amounts of enthusiasm. We found them around five. Jack was limping and they both were bleeding. By the time we got them cleaned up and ourselves fed we were way behing schedule. We decided Saturday morning would be a better time to hit the road and planned to be gone by 8:00. We were on our way shortly before 9:00. After 4 potty breaks we arrived in North Battleford just in time for a delicious lunch with our friends Mark and Kristin. We put their three girls and our two down for a short nap, then Kristen and I packed all five little ones up and walked to the spray park where we met another friend, Julie!
Elise wasn't sure what to think of the spray park at first. It was a hot day and the water was quite cold. She eventually warmed up to the fun and got good and wet.
Tori loved it right from the start. We decided we better head for home when Elise started turning blue! We were all a little numb. The water was so very cold.
Once the girls were dried off they played in the backyard until supper. Tori Made a new best friend and Elise did her best to keep up with the two older girls.
After supper we all went swimming at the pool. Elise rode her first waterslide and Tori fell asleep in Julie's arms. We ended up having to leave the pool early due to lightning and headed to Dairy Queen for delicious treats. Then, as I was getting up to take Elise to the potty I caught my arm on the corner of the table and Elise, who was on my lap fell face first into the floor. Her tooth went deep into her lip. There was a lot of screaming and a lot of blood, a trip to emergency and one little stitch in her lip. It is not the first time we have had to hold Elise down as nurses and Doctors did their work on her but this time it felt a little more like a betrayal. Julie and Mark waited in the waiting room with Tori while Josh, two nurses and I held our screaming Elise as tightly as possible. She screamed "ALL DONE" as loudly as she could over and over again. It was quite somthing to see the doctor stitch up a two year olds flailing lip with such ease. The security guard at the hospital gave her a little stuffed elephant and a sticker that said "visitor" on it, the nurses gave her a Popsicle, but nothing would console her. It was quite a relief when she fell asleep that night. today she has been her normal self and has grown quite attached to Visitor the Elephant.
We made it home today. Two more sleeps until we go to my brother and sister in law's house in Lloyd. Grandma and Grampa and Uncle Brad and Gruncle Wayne will all be there too! These girls are sure in for a treat!