So to catch up I was going to post a blog about our weekend which was pretty uneventful. Sunday my mom came over to go with me and Carsyn to the pumpkin patch which we later found out was not open on Sunday. So we ended up just hanging around the house and taking some fall pics in the yard. What is ironic is that I take tons of pictures of children which I LOVE to do, yet my own child does not cooperate. The entire time she was wanting me to pick her up which I can't do since I am holding the camera. Also she wanted to hold the camera herself since she sees it so frequently. So needless to say we did not get very many good shots but here are a few.
I jumped in for a quick pic since I am never in the shots while mom took the pic.
So then Monday came and we went to the Mccomb library to hear Miss Maddy storytime. It was GREAT and even though it was the toddler session there were 3 other 1 yr olds present. Carsyn had a great time and guess what the story was about? SQUIRRLS and ACORNS!!! Carsyn's FAVE! The activity that went with the story was to go downstairs and collect acrons in your container. Well we do this EVERYDAY at our house! The mothers of the other babies were very friendly and inviting and were excited to meet us. They want to set up some playdates! :) YEAH!
Next came Tuesday...oh yucky Tuesday the day before my birthday. We were being lazy and not doing much. I didnt even wash my hair or put on makeup which I usually do everyday. I wanted to run an errand so I dropped Carsyn off at the store for 30 minutes with daddy while I went. When I returned we started heading home for a nap and then a walk. When I got to the intersection directly in front of my house about 50 yrds, I came to the stop sign. I went on through the intersection and just as I make it through WHAM and I watch as we shoot straight across the road nosediving into a 9 foot ditch that runs along my house. After picking myself up off the passenger side I jump up and unfasten Carsyn's car seat the fastest I have ever done! She of course is crying and I start yelling for someone to come to the ditch to help me get her out because I am afraid the car is about to topple over or blow up or something. We are pretty much vertical. A black gentleman who I had just waved to that was walking down the street runs over and grabs Carsyn up for me. I climb out of the ditch and grab her up. There is blood dripping from her mouth and she has abrasions on her neck from the car seat straps. I instantly start to panic and cry. After about 10 minutes she is fine but I am still crying. I get a bystander to call Danny who arrives about the same time as the ambulance. The other driver was fine just a little bruised. I am in very much pain in my left leg and nose. Carsyn and I take a ride in the ambulance to the hospital. I had to be put on one of those boards and a neck brace for saftey precautions. They tried to do the same to Carsyn but she wasnt having it so they put her in the built in carseat in the ambulance. After arriving at the hospital Danny's aunt Ann (from previous post) is an anestiologist and she is working and meets us in the ER to takes Carsyn while I get x-rayed. Luckily I only have brusies and swelling and from the looks of my vehicle it looks like I would be more hurt. Carsyn just has that cut from her car seat and that is ALL! She was playing pattycake in the ER! :) So needless to say I am pretty bruised up and sore but atleast that is all. My car is totaled. I of course am getting the blaim for accident since my street has a stop sign and the other driver didnt but there are not skid marks from her putting on brakes so I believe she must have been looking down and didnt see me as I didnt even see her. So when they say accidents happen close to home it obviously is true because I was not even a few yards from my driveway! While I hate this incident happened the day before my b-day atleast I learned some valuable lessons! Please be careful as you go through your day- you never know when it can happen to you!
I did receive 3 arrangements of flowers on Wed for my birthday from friends. I appreciate the warm thoughts and well wishes! It helped to brighten my otherwise dreary day! My mom is still here helping take care of Carsyn because I am still extremely sore.