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Sunday, July 27, 2008

Block party, broken crib, sippin' straws, Jordan, and Jenni

Connor had a very eventful week last week!

Our neighbors went to a lot of trouble to put together a block party this weekend and it was a lot of fun. We blocked off our street, grilled out, and even had the fire department show up. They hooked up their truck to the fire hydrant and I think the kids liked it just a little bit.

Woah, that water's wet!


The hose looked fun, but Connor was still too little for it:


Jordan and Jenni stopped by on Saturday to visit with Connor. We hadn't seen them in a while, so it was great to see them. Connor liked them and even let us take a picture with them. They have some puppies that Connor really wants to meet, but we haven't found a good time to go visit yet. They're probably older than Connor now (in dog years), and maybe not even puppies any more, but we'll still have to go see them soon.

Jordan and Jenni:


Connor finally figured out how straws worked this week. For a while he would just bite on them. Now he gets to share Mommy and Daddy's yummy drinks.

Mad sippin' skills:


We also had a bit of a scare this last week. We put Connor to bed and a little while later he started crying pretty insistently. Daddy went up to check on him, and was pretty horrified to find that Connor's left foot was caught in the gap between one of the slats on his bed. It was the crack closest to the edge, which was a little tighter than most of the other gaps and his ankle was twisted in an odd angle. He stopped screaming when he saw Daddy and Mommy, but every time we touched his foot to get it out he got very upset. It was jammed in past the ankle bone and we couldn't find a way to pull it out. We were worried he'd dislocated it, or broken it, and we couldn't get it adjusted in any way to pull it back out. We couldn't find a way to pull it out, and really didn't want to injure him, so we decided to be safe and Daddy tore the crib apart with his bare hands. (Oh Snap!)

Thankfully, after removing the slat and getting his ankle out, Connor didn't seem hurt at all. Right away, he walked around and enjoyed examining the big new gap in his bed. Thankfully, it was possible to jam the slat back in place, and it looks like we can tack it in place and glue the splintered wood back where it belongs. For now, it will work, but we've already re-ordered the front piece of his crib. The crib converts to a toddler bed, and converts later to a full sized bed. The back will become the headboard and the front will become the footboard, so we were glad we could replace that piece of it.

Connor in his busted crib:


Don't mess with Daddy's baby:


Glued some of the wood back on the bottom:

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