Saturday, May 2, 2009

Tyler was not seduced...

Oh my the last few days have been eventful! Let me start by saying that we do have a lawn now, WOO HOO! Thanks to some wonderful members of our ward family, Kristie and Phillip Call and Yolawnda Stutzman. Also thank you to those of you who were more than willing to come help, Margaret McCauley and Craig Saunders and Larry (My Dad), and Ron (My father in law) and Brent Laing too! I also want to thank all of my and Tyler's wonderful friends for their calls and concern, you mean a lot to us!

Ok, so while Tyler was at the ER he called me to let me know they would be sedating him to relocate his shoulder. He called me a little while after and was talking funny (trying to make me think he had been sedated) he let me know that they didn't have to sedate him, he touged it out and the Dr was able to get it back in without too much difficulty. Anyway, he later asked if when he had called and was talking funny I thought he had been seduced. I had to laugh, he of course meant sedated.

So this is the before sod and after Tyler finished the sprinkler system. I am so glad he waited till those sprinklers were done to get hurt. I don't think I could have done that as easily.

Another before view. That is my Fountain that Ty found at OSH on major clearance and sale on top of that.


Look at us awesome ladies doing Man work! Thanks for checking my blog Kristie to know what was going on and take the initiative to come and sweat and get dirty! Yolawnda, thanks for always being there to help me with whatever and making me feel like I can always ask for anything.
At one point Tyler asked me to help him get his sling off because it was "restrictive" I told him no, that was the whole idea. He backed down and did a great job supervising and cutting holes for the sprinklers, I let him do that much.

My sister Morgan was the photographer, so I have no pictures of her, but she helped with my kids as well as Yolawnda's kids. They were very good. Morgan also cleaned up all the messes they made while we were working.
I was dreading laying sod, but I was ready to do it all myself if I had to, and I was prepared to suffer. Surprisingly, I enjoyed it. It wasn't hard. Of course, if I had to do it all myself I'm sure it would have taken lots more than the hour or so it did take and it would not have been as fun or as easy.


See, isn't he a great supervisor. Believe it or not, this is really hard for him. He would way rather be doing the work himself. He has a hard time delegating and not helping.
Savannah was just getting a little toe jam for her bread.

Here is my crew, all sweaty and dirty. Thanks guys, so, so much. I had fun, really, I did. I rarely get to visit with Kristie and everytime I do I always think of how I'd love to visit more with her. I also thought that since the sod was Tyler's Father's Day gift, it was fitting it should be laid for him. I wish I would have thought to do that on my own, without the injury. Phil is a really great guy too, thanks for loading up the wheelbarrows with all that sod. That was a huge, huge help. I learned that I am not that good with balancing heavy wheelbarrows full of sod while pushing them. I only turned one on it's side once though, I'm learning, what can I say?


Cutting the shape into it, and keeping the edges wet. Tyler was telling me how cute my feet are in this pic, I like that we are both smiling. What a happy and fullfilling day.
Right after I got dressed after my much needed shower, the phone rang. It was the kids school nurse, Micah's to be exact. She called to let me know Micah had an accident at lunch recess. He had a double bloody nose, a busted lip and she was afraid he was going to lose his top front left tooth. She asked if I had a good relationship with our dentist because she thought I should get him in right away in case something could be done to save his tooth. My dentist has been my dentist for many years and he's the best. I called his wife at home and she had him call my cell phone not 30 mintutes later. He asked how soon I could get him there and met me at his office.

His name is Dr. Williams, we lovingly call him Dr. Bob. This is what he showed up in to his office. I love it! My mom said it was exactly what she would picture him wearing off hours.
His lip will be swollen for a few days, but the Dr. says his tooth should be fine. He says he got lucky, any lower or higher hit and his tooth would be a goner. I promise I will no longer think Ill thoughts of people that are missing teeth. Teeth are a precious gift, take care of them!



Slep with one eye open, gripping your pillow tight.....this is how I found Ty sleeping. He has been catching up on sleep the last few days, so unlike him! I'm not big on letting him get much sleep, but I'm allowing it now because I think he really needs it to help him get better.



Miss P is enjoying the yard, everywhere there isn't grass! She is super girlie, except when she's not! Helga, I'll see if I can get the stains out of this one for Makyla! I love a challenge.

12 comments:

Brooke said...

Wow that was a very entertaining post. I wish I lived closer, I totally would have helped!

Scrapally said...

Wow...isn't it great to have a ward family. Your yard looks great and it's good for Tyler to learn delegation skills! :) Please know we would have helped if we could!! Hope he is feeling better...we saw you at costco so he must be doing better...

The Millers said...

WOW! You guys did an awesome job getting that done. What wonderful people who helped serve! Too bad about Micah's tooth, hopefully he's okay. I've seen some nasty pictures, and heard some terrible stories, so it sounds like he got pretty lucky!

Kristi said...

What an exciting 2 days your family has had! :/ I hope that both your boys are on the mend and feeling better! :)

Pollock Family said...

Lookin good! Don't you just look out and wonder why you didn't do it earlier? We did. I love it!

Melissa said...

Sorry we weren't there to help out, I didn't check your blog in time to see what was going on. The yard looks great. I bet your glad that it is all over!

Clausewitz said...

Oi. Parabéns pelo seu excelente blog. Gostaria de lhe convidar para visitar meu blog e conhecer um pouco sobre o Brasil. Abração

Whittaker Woman said...

That last picture is adorable! h

Grandmotherfairy said...

Yard looks great...I think you all need a rest!

Jill said...

I took a few days off from reading blogs because of the wedding, and I can't believe all that has happened in your life! That was pretty funny about the sedated versus the seduced!

Susie Demke said...

Lucky. I was telling Christian our yard looks worse than even the foreclosures on our street. Sigh.
Thank you for your note. I still remember. You are very special to me and my whole family. We have always felt like you became part of the family. You have a very special place right between me and Erin:)

Krissy said...

You've been busy! I thought my life was crazy.