Well we had an interesting night! Julio was working late and I was just getting the kids ready for bed when all of a sudden I heard a thud and Marina crying. I knew that she had hit her head on the countertop in the kitchen ( like she has done about 10 times this year) but I didn't panic until I saw blood running down her hand!! She must have hit the corner just right because above her right eyebrow she had a one inch gaping wound! I didn't know what to do because it was 8pm and I was all alone with the kids so I called Julio crying. Poor guy, he probably felt so helpless because I just told him that Marina had a huge cut on her forehead and to meet me at the ER. I called a few of my neighbors to see if someone could help me with the kids but no one was home so I just put the kids in the car and went to the hospital. I had calmed down by then and Marina was holding the wound closed with a washcloth. I called Julio on the way to let him know that we were OK and that I had all of the kids with me. We spent a couple of hours in the children's ER and Marina got about 6 stitches. Except for the fact that we were still on Michigan time and Michaela fell off a chair and was bleeding because she bit her lip, the kids did great.
To top off the night Julio told me that while he was rushing out of work he bent down to get his cell phone (while he was driving) and when he looked up he saw a telephone pole right in front of him! He swerved and blew out a tire. He was right by his office so he went back and took one of his coworkers trucks. He didn't know how bad the damage was until this morning. He blew both of his tires and totally trashed his rims!! His friend had to have someone else drive him home. Thank goodness he didn't crash into that pole or I would've seen and ambulance pull up instead of his truck!
Well, all is well now. Marina is fine. She will probably have a scar on her pretty face. I'm so thankful that she didn't hit her eye. Here are some pictures of our day.
My little princesses playing dress up. Michaela got this outfit for her 2nd bday and Marina was so happy when she got a matching one for her bday.
The little mommies tending to their baby.
Then they decided to tie their baby up and pretend they were witches instead of princesses.