The morning was great. Sophie and Sage were so excited, they counted down the days to May 18th to turn 5!... Their first surprise was a birthday serenade from their brothers. They were so cute and a little camera shy as I video taped it. They're used to the camera in front of their faces, not the camcorder. Then they had their first Belgian waffle with strawberries & whipped topping, Josh made sure they had extra whipped topping. Delicious!
They're having a b-day party in a couple weeks, but they were thrilled to open a few gifts now... some water wings & pool toys (opened the pool on Saturday, it was so nice and warm :), a cd player for their bedroom, a white musical handmade doll, and their own pink CTR ring. They felt so special and couldn't wait to show everyone and tell them how old they are.
Church was a bit of a nightmare, at least the first part. With Paul gone, me conducting the music & singing, the boys passing the Sacrament, that leaves Trevor and the girls to sit reverently with no adult supervision. Wishful thinking! I even arranged Nick to help with the girls instead of blessing the Sacrament this week, but he was catching up on his sleep right there in church (can't blame him too much though, he didn't get home from work until after 1 am last night, large parties at Boondocks). Anyway, I'm sure the girls are working on their conducting skills and want to join the choir. When they saw me up there singing with a group of ladies, they ran up and started jumping and calling for me right in the middle of our song. I quickly gathered them and flew out the side door for some quiet time in the hall.
But who can get upset with these cuties for very long? They normally do well at church. I was touched by all the offers to help, and didn't even mind the chuckles at our expense, just felt bad for the disruption. One neighbor even rushed out in the hall and offered to be with the girls so I could go back up & sing. It was so thoughtful, but by the time I got back I would probably join in the last verse. We were shortly back in & sitting quietly. This ward is the best!
Happy Birthday Sophie & Sage, you are truly loved!
Last, please keep Paul in your prayers... Right after I put the girls down, I got a phone call from Paul. He was on a desert trip with the guys from work and wasn't expected back until Monday. He had an accident on his bike and was on his way to the ER. So sorry Paul, you know how I felt about this trip. We spent hours in the Emergency Room. No broken bones, but he's banged up and he blew out is knee- knee effusion, ACL/MCL and possibly LCL, 3 of the 4 ligaments are possibly detached from his knee, it's like jello and he can't walk on it. He's seeing an Orthopedic Surgeon tomorrow and he'll most likely need reconstructive surgery. So sad.
Well, I've gone past my 1/2 hour allotment. I love my family. I'm sure there will be some big challenges ahead, Paul can't even drive or really dress himself, for now anyway. I hate to see him in pain. Does anyone want to buy a motorcycle? Paul just got it a week ago. (of course I'm kidding, I wouldn't wish this on any of you)
As hard as this is, I know it could be worse. He had his helmet, padded jacket, gloves, & boots on. He was so blessed when, shortly after this happened, a man & his family came driving down the river bed in his truck. He was even a firefighter EMT. He got Paul out of the mountain safely. I can't thank him enough. Paul was definately watched over.