Sunday, April 18, 2010

The shiner and the scolding (two separate incidents)

Oliver got his first shiner on Friday. Our EI (early intervention) specialist was here on her bi-monthly visit (with the added bonus of budget, or lack there of, talk) and we were sitting on the floor with the twins. Collin was over by the step into the kitchen and was showing off when he fell backward and hit the back of his head on the wood step. I ran over to him to comfort him and then Oliver started crying. He was hopping around (showing off as well - boys and pretty blondes, what is it?) and fell into the sofa. She thought it was nothing serious, just shaken by the event, but his crying said otherwise. What we think happened was that he fell into the corner of the chaise, face first, while holding a plastic pterodactyl because he has a red vertical line in the white of his eye, a bruise on the side of his eye and of course under his eye. Poor guy! He's acting no worse for the wear though (after the initial pain subsided of course).

You can't really see it in the photo (the flash washed it out maybe), but it's there under his left eye.
I see my family in this photo, which is weird because he looked a lot like Steve at birth and also in his baby photos. I think it's the eyes. Regardless, I've always thought his eyes were amazing... of course I am a little biased.

Unrelated, but funny, bonus story...

This morning, while I was in the kitchen making their favorite whole wheat oatmeal blueberry pancakes, I overheard two year old Oliver scold five year old Ethan in the family room. Ethan was apparently making bad choices and Oliver said: "Stop Ephan, that is inappopiate!" I fell over laughing... silently of course. I'm still giggling.

1 comment:

Amy Villwock said...

I understand the shiner part...Cameron finally recovered from his first black eye after losing a battle with Grandma Villwock's china cabinet. Thank goodness for sunglasses and Photo shop. :)

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