Saturday, October 16, 2010

Happy Canadian Thanksgiving!

We're back from a fun-filled weekend trip to Alberta, with lots of adventures and stories to tell. Of course, the first story you'll all want to know is how our poor little girl broke her arm.......again! Thanksgiving dinner was on the table and I told the girls to come down to Grandma's house to eat, and running down the hill, she fell! She actually missed dinner, being so upset and crying, but at the time it was hard to tell it was broken. We figured it was sore, but didn't see swelling for awhile. By the next morning, the swelling was still there and she wasn't using it at all, just holding it against her side, so we took her into the small town hospital and had wonderful and quick service. Nothing like being the only patients in a small emergency room on a holiday weekend! We were in and out in 1 1/2 hours! It turns out she has a small break, more of a buckle really, right above her left wrist. She'll be in her cast for 6 weeks! But she's so good at adapting, she's having no problem doing everything she usually does. The only complaint so far is itchiness, unfortunately there's not much we can do for that!

Other than that, our weekend was fun and relaxing. Lots of food and family and good times! The drive was great, we stayed overnight in Butte, MT on the way up, and on the way back drove the whole 12 hours in one day. The kids were great in the car! (Thank goodness for movies on iphones!) We're so glad we went, even if we returned a bit broken! E especially enjoyed seeing Trixsey, Grandpa's little blue horse. She helped Grandpa name her last year, so she's a special horse......
And of course Dia the mule had to get her share of the attention as well!
Gotta love the Southern Alberta wind!


Crystal HW said...

It was great to see you!

kate said...

it looks like you guys had so much fun! I love seeing all the horses, and the new one trixie looks gorgeous! Em you sure are a trooper!

JWalburger said...

It was so fun to have you guys home for a visit. Have you decided when to have E's baptism?
Love Janice