Comical to call it a swing set. We call it "Parker Park"!
And this is Ella Kate.... the OTHER two year old on the end of the street. And these are the three monkeys I was responsible for!
Today was a good day!
I guess I am going to have to get out the little riding toys again. They don' t play with them at our house, but seemed to LOVE them at Ella Kate's!
I was so proud of how Gabbi girl worked to keep up with the big kids.
This one injured herself, like three times, during the play time. I'll tell you about the worst injury in just a minute.
Ella Kate has FOUR brothers. This is Cole. He is the third in line and the kid who is just older than she.
And might I add.... Ellies' FAVORITE friend!
This was one of the first times that I could really watch Gabbi Girl and realize that she was doing so much better physically. I was able to step away a bit and let her play without staying right atop her.
Ella Kate plays just about as hard as Ellie Sue!
Oh, Maddi needed a little push to0. Check out those seesaws in the background. They have a lot to do with our injury! This is Sam...Parker child #5!
OK, so this is the big incident!
And this is just a few seconds before it occured! Ellie and Maddi were learning to seesaw. They had never done that before. They were having a ball.... UNTIL....
Ellie decided she was DONE with the seesaw and just got right off. With Maddi at the top of the other end. When she did that, Maddi slammed to the ground and the butt end of the see saw came up and hit Ellie in the mouth. I thought it was her nose at first, but saw blood coming from her mouth. I checked it out, and she had totally ripped that frenulum (stringy tissue) on her top gum just above her top front teeth. UGH!
I couldn't decide whether or not we needed to seek stitches. I googled it and it seemed that we may be ok, so we just watched it and she healed fairly quickly.
Onto something sweet...
The girls were LOVING the slide. But Cole th0ught it was funny to slide right down on top of him... one after the other!
We took a little Cheeto Puff break, and Gabbi decided to just pocket hers and keep right on playing!
My little chipmunk!
OK, I couldn't resist. I just love a kid who loves my kid!
This little playhouse turned into Ellie's nemesis!
She got her finger caught in the hinge side of the swinging door when the other little girls were going in the hut.
Later, she was looking up and screaming, and when I went over to check it out, she had her CHIN stuck in the same swinging door. How in the world this kid managed that... I will never know. But, one of the kids was holding the door open and Ellie was on the hinge side, so she apparently was trying to look through the gap, and....
whew. She wears me out!