Sad boy on the ride to the ER.
Look at that pitiful face. Oh the drama of it all! Never mind that when I arrived at my cousin's he was happily eating lunch. :-)
The end result....a stitched up, splinted middle finger. Utterly inappropriate! Notice the purple bear he's holding? The first time he needed stitches several years ago (got in a scuffle with the stairs) he was taken to the same hospital and given a little red bear that he named Stitches. He asked to go to the same hospital to see if he would be given a Stitches Junior. Wish granted!
When we arrived at the cabin I proceeded to slip on ice as I stepped out of the truck door...while holding a skittish dog....and fell flat on my rear. Between that and 3 hours in the ER, I needed this at dinner!
On Saturday morning we bundled up and walked down to where our
mess pond had been dug the week before. We didn't really know what to expect and it really doesn't look like much right now, but after standing around it for a while we were able to envision the end result and it's going to be great! We both pictured a large round hole in the ground, not something this interesting. The two ends are deeper than the section in the middle and one will be great for swimming. I also love how the contractor left a section of cedars jutting out into the center of the pond. A few more months and some warm weather and I'll be able to sit and read a book along the side of the pond while the boys catch fish, frogs, and turtles.
And standing on the other. Notice Owen in the trees walking around to wave from the other side of the pond. He found a big red rock and carried it all around with him. Too cute!
Our happy cedars.
Later that afternoon Brian and Greyson went ice fishing and Owen and I hung out together. We snuggled and read books in front of the fire. We played in the snow.
And we brought in some fire wood for the evening.
On Sunday morning Henry ended up with a gimpy paw like Greyson's. Claudia, try not to stare at the couch material. We're working on recovering it!!! :-)