Wednesday, June 15, 2011

In the wars again!

Esme's hand, all bandaged up.

Our little accident-prone girl has been in the wars again! On Tuesday afternoon she managed to burn herself on the door of our wood heater. She's actually quite good about keeping away from the fire and knows not to touch it but this was a bit of a freak accident. She was 'dancing' near the fireplace, spun around, lost her balance and brushed the sides of two fingers against the glass door. I was standing right next to her when it happened but couldn't do a thing! We got the burnt fingers under water straight away but it didn't take long for them to start blistering. I thought it best to take her down to emergency to get it checked out just in case. After 3 loooong hours of waiting we were finally seen by a doctor who pronounced the burns 'superficial' and got the nurse to bandage her fingers up. Esme was such a brave girl throughout the whole ordeal. Her finger was obviously bothering her but (for the most part) she kept a smile on her face. Today we get to take the bandage off and see how it all looks.

I shudder to think how much worse this could have been though. The burn that she got from simply brushing her fingers against the door for 1 or 2 seconds is incredible. Of course, I knew that the door to the fire was dangerously hot but I thought that we were safe because the kids were aware that they were not to touch or go near the fire. It's just made me aware that freak accidents do occur and maybe we do need to put the guard up around the fire again. It's too easy for the kids to lose their balance, trip, or fall near the fireplace. An important lesson for us all I think as to how easy these sorts of accidents happen.

Esme doesn't seem too perturbed by her bandaged hand!

Some more applique

I've finally had a chance to sit down and do some more sewing lately. With only a few weeks to go until this next baby arrives I thought I'd better do some while I still have a bit of spare time! I've been inspired to make some little boy's and girl's matching sets. I'm feeling more inspired to make boy things lately so thinking maybe that's a sign that this next bub will be a boy. Time will tell I guess ;) Anyway, here is what I have been making...

I've got a couple more appliqued tops in the works and also want to make a start on a first birthday present for a friend's little one (his birthday isn't till September but I would like to be prepared ;))

Thursday, June 2, 2011


Jacob turned 5 at the end of May (I'm still trying to get my head around my little boy being 5!) We celebrated with a special dinner chosen by Jacob on the night. He chose chicken stuffed with sun dried tomatoes and wrapped in prosciutto - what a connoisseur!

Then on the Sunday we made a trip to Diamond Creek Railway to share lunch with friends and take a ride on the miniature railway. Jacob is truly obsessed by trains and was so thrilled to go on the railway! It was such a beautiful day to be out and about.

Here's a couple of photos from his celebrations...

Opening presents on the day of his birthday

Birthday cake on his actual birthday

A special birthday lunch with friends at the Diamond Creek Railway

The train cake that Chris made

The train we went on!

Soooo excited to be riding the train!

Lots of things to see!

And a steam train (which we unfortunately didn't get to go on ;))

Happy Birthday to my beautiful boy - I love you more and more each day!

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