Thursday photo #157

Well, it’s been an eventful week. I picked Libby up from school on Friday and decided to tag along with some other families who were off to play at the park. Lia did her usual trick of insisting on being pushed on the swing for what seemed like hours, while Libby played on a balance beam with her friend. The next thing I knew, Libby was on the floor screaming.

The safest thing in the park

I have to admit, for a minute there I was feeling quite smug. Other children were climbing or playing on the top of the slide. My two were on the safest things in the park. What could possibly go wrong? Well as it turned out, quite a lot.

I’m still not sure what happened really, but it involved a face-plant, smashed glasses and lots of blood. Luckily, a few of the parents were on hand with tissues and a first aid kit to help me clean her up and stop the bleeding. I was incredibly grateful to them all, I don’t know what I’d have done if I’d been on my own.

We were soon heading off to the minor injuries unit at our local hospital. They triaged her straight away and put a saline pad on her head. Within a couple of hours, they had glued her back together and we were on our way home. Not the start to the weekend that I’d hoped for but at least she wasn’t hurt too badly.

Rescuing the weekend

We had exciting plans for Saturday and on Friday evening I really wasn’t sure whether Libby would manage them. Luckily, she woke up the following morning none the worse for her ordeal. So after a trip to the opticians to order a new pair of glasses, we headed to beautiful Croome for a day of outdoor fun with Marianne and her adorable boys. After that, we had a quick dinner and headed to watch the incredible Chinese State Circus.

Chinese State Circus

Our usual Sunday plans went out of the window because Libby can’t get her cut wet at the moment so swimming didn’t happen. Instead, we made the most of the sunshine and took the dogs onto the hills for a walk. Both girls love being able to walk Bubbles on the lead now and we enjoyed watching them all run around together in the sunshine.

On Monday, Libby’s class toy came home for us to take photos of it joining in with our activities for the week. So far it has been to a drama class and done a lot of playing on the trampoline. Wednesday was Lia’s birthday, so I made a dinosaur land cake with the help of the fabulous Craft & Crumb. She is delighted to be three and loves her new scooter.

Craft and crumb dinosaur land cake review and giveaway

Our Thursday photo #157

Thursday photo #157  is brought to you courtesy of the class toy, a trampoline, a patched up eyebrow and a worn-out pair of tights. It’s funny what children find hilarious.

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8 Comments

  1. May 11, 2017 / 6:48 am

    Oh gosh! That sounds terrifying! There is nothing scarier then when your child hurts themselves. I’m not sure why you’re blaming yourself though, sounds as though you had a pretty fantastic rest of the week.

  2. May 11, 2017 / 7:30 am

    Oh my gosh! I would have completely freaked out. I bet Libby recovered quicker than you!

    Love the photo of them on the trampoline, kids always find ridiculous things hilarious when you’re trying to take a photo don’t they? Also love seeing a photo of you with the girls in your natural habitat even if it is the back of you
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  3. May 11, 2017 / 8:13 am

    Oh, it sounds very eventful! Poor Libby, I hope she s all ok now? Ollie didn’t a similar thing when he sped down a hill on his balance bike when he was 3, smashed into a concrete pillar and his sunglasses smashed and cut his head. Blood pouring everywhere! 🙁 You did well to get her all sorted quickly.
    Glad Lia had a great birthday and that cake is brilliant! Happy third birthday Lia! Xx

  4. May 11, 2017 / 10:26 am

    Poor thing, but you shouldn’t beat yourself up about it, kids fall so quickly and easily and they also bounce back very quickly. thankfully! Glad she is ok, it must have been a gut wrenching moment x

  5. May 11, 2017 / 11:16 am

    Poor Libby! Glad she got patched up quickly. Happy birthday to Lia, that cake looks delicious!
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  6. May 12, 2017 / 4:33 am

    Hi Nat, children are far more resilient than us. If I had face planted off a balance beam I wouldn’t have been able to stand up for a week. Lucky Libby is made of strong stuff! That dinosaur land cake does look good, I’m getting the sugar shakes just looking at it! As always your photos are lovely, you do live in a beautiful part of the world too.

    xx
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  7. May 12, 2017 / 10:18 am

    Poor Libby. Glad to hear she is healing up and that the other parents were on hand to help you. Sounds like you had a lovely weekend and so glad you were still able to enjoy it. Happy birthday to Lia – love the look of her cake. That photo of them both on the trampoline is lovely – I love how happy they both look 🙂

  8. May 12, 2017 / 12:53 pm

    Oh my goodness Nat poor Libby and you! It can sometimes be harder on us parents when they hurt themselves like this. Happy Birthday Lia, I hope she had a lovely day x

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