Monday, November 16, 2009

Fun at the Park

We've been having the best weather lately so we've been trying to spend as much time outside as we can. Yesterday, we loaded Caroline up in the stroller and walked to the park near our house to let her play.

Her favorite thing at the park...the slide!

Climbing with Daddy

Pretending to "drive"

"I love the park!!"

Practicing going down the stairs while holding the rails
Quick pose with mommy

Caroline's 2nd favorite activity at the park...swinging!
Unfortunately, our fun park outing ended with Caroline falling really hard and biting THROUGH her lip (yes, I said through). I have never seen so much blood come out of a child's mouth before. Even though Matt and I were freaking out on the inside, we both stayed surprisingly calm. I'm just glad Matt was with me! We rushed Caroline home and called our pediatrician's nurse on call. She told us if the puncture wound was really small (which it was) and if the bleeding stopped on its own, then Caroline wouldn't need stitches. Luckily, the bleeding stopped shortly after we got home and, after putting some ice on Caroline's lip, the swelling went down. Today, her lip already looks like it's healing nicely. We know it could have been a lot worse and are so thankful we didn't have to go to the hospital. There is never a dull moment with a 19 month old :-)

1 comment:

Eric said...

oh sweet caroline.... that just breaks my heart when kiddos get hurt. i bet it scared her more than it hurt - right??. i hope you spoiled her rotten with dora shows all day long!! no pictures of the event?? just kidding. miss ya - Christina