These aren't the greatest pics, but I had to share them and the story behind them because despite a sad start to our day, my little Camryn is such a trooper!
We woke up to 3 inches of snow on the ground and it was still coming down hard. Naturally the kids woke up before Kevin and I did and had turned on the fireplace to snuggle by and get warm. Kevin and I had NO CLUE that it was on because it's now hidden by the wide bottom of our 10-foot Christmas tree. Well, we went about our morning as usual, bringing 1-year-old Cam down and putting her in her high chair for some breakfast. When everyone was finished we got Camryn out of the high chair and went about the daily business of cleaning up and getting everyone ready.
Next thing we know Camryn starts crying her little eyes out! She had gone up to the fireplace, saw the flame, . . . wanted to check it out and had touched the HOT glass (gas enclosed fireplace) with both of her hands. We immediately put her hands in cool water and did what we could to calm her down. After 20 minutes or so, she wouldn't calm down and big blisters were popping up on the palms of her hands and fingertips. Kevin jumped in the car and took her to InstaCare.
I stayed home with the other kids and tried to calm my oldest daughter down. Jensyn (9) was the one who had turned the fireplace on and was blaming herself for this accident. :( I tried to assure her that it was nobody's fault, just an unfortunate accident, but I know my little tenderheart, Jensyn, will blame herself for this no matter what I tell her. My heart was hurting for both of them.
Fortunately, Camryn will be okay. The burns aren't too severe. She'll just have to have some topical medicine and gauze on them until they heal.
Camryn came home with 2 bright pink mittens and didn't even seem bothered by them for the rest of the day. What a little sweetie she is! I couldn't get very good pictures of her because it was a gray day with the snowstorm and she just wouldn't hold still! Later tonight she held very still to get her wraps changed. And then wanted a cuddle for awhile. But all-in-all she is in great spirit considering what happened. I hope she stays this optimistic about those mitts during the next few weeks. Poor little thing! Gosh! I love that kid! Anyway, just had to share.
For the December Sugardumplin Kit I worked with the Seasonal kit featuring Cosmo Cricket to create the projects below. I hope you'll go take a look at this paper in person. It is GORGEOUS! And photos of it just can't do it justice. I believe the Seasonal kit is already sold out at Sugardumplin, but Clara also has another gorgeous December kit featuring some amazing Daisy D's. So check it out if you get a chance.
Until next time, be safe and be merry!
My nephew's first Christmas.
Maryn in her Halloween costume (Lucy from Narnia). I found this quote several years ago and have been waiting for a princess-y page to use it on. It says: "A young girl may dream of becoming a princess, but in the eyes of her parents, she already is."
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