Sunday, September 6, 2009

The Unexpected

Sometimes life just takes a turn that you didn't expect, doesn't it? Well, that is what happened to us Friday night. We were sitting in Ashley's room at her little "make-shift" desk and skyping with Lindy. She was being a goofball! haha

About that time Steve answered the phone and my sister-in-law Britney was on the other end sounding very frantic. Apparently my sweet little niece, Brooklyn, who is only four months old, had fallen out of her carseat and landed on the parking lot head first.

That afternoon the whole family had gone on a walk in the park. Brooklyn's carseat can move from the car to the stroller but while they were walking, she was so unhappy being buckled in, that Britney undid her straps for the walk. When they got back to the car, Britney forgot she had unbuckled Brooklyn and when she hoisted the carseat up to put her back in the car, she tumbled out!!! Britney stuck her foot out to try to catch the fall, but she still landed pretty hard. It was heartwrenching!!! Needless to say, they were calling for us to come get their older daughter, Bailey so they could take Brooklyn to the hospital. We went as fast as we could and picked up Bailey. We had fun with her while we had her! She helped me water my flowers....

And Steve played a little basketball with her.

We took her out to dinner at Q-Shack. Mark was driving in from Raleigh and met us there.

Then we went to listen to some music and just hang out.

Bailey had the time of her life dancing and running around!

I took her home and gave her a bath and was reading her a story when Brent and Britney got home. It turns out Brooklyn didn't have any head or neck injuries, but she did fracture her collar bone. Poor little thing!!! I felt so bad for her...and so bad for Britney. Those kinds of accidents happen, but they are so scary and upsetting.

Yesterday was a fun day. Laura came home and her college, Appalachian State, played Lindy's college, East Carolina University, in football. Lindy stayed at ECU for the game, but the rest of us went to a sports bar for lunch and to watch the game.

Here is the shirt Steve wore yesterday. We didn't know who to pull for!!

Last night we grilled out steaks and I made some twice baked potatoes, salad, and sauteed green beans for dinner with some peach cobbler for dessert. We ate on our porch and for the rest of the night, that's where we were! It was very nice.

We all went to bed and then around 2:00 am, Mark and Laura came into our bedroom saying they had both heard a really loud noise....kind of like someone had dropped a huge stack of big books on the floor. We didn't hear anything, but Steve got up and started looking all around the house with a flashlight. Ashley woke up, too, and so did Rocky. So everyone was up and talking and trying to figure out what had made that loud noise! Mark said it sounded like Santa Claus had landed on our roof. Then they all started cracking jokes about how they had been so good, that he came early this year, etc.

They looked around the house for at least 30 minutes, inside and out, even in the attic! But we never found out what had made that loud noise.

So....anyway, it has been a weekend of the unexpected. Who knows what this day will bring?? :)


  1. Betsy,
    I am so thankful that the baby is okay. That poor mama!!!

    So is it bugging you that you don't know where that noise came from?

    Have a Blessed and uneventful evening =)


  2. I'm glad that Brooklyn is okay...bless her little heart! Accidents are so scary!

    I hate when I hear strange noises!!

  3. So glad the baby was okay. Well a collar bone will heal fast and thats good!! Now as far as the noises.....ewwww....I hate it when I can not figure out what they are.

  4. I am so glad that baby Brooklyn is scary!

  5. Hey Betsy! Poor Brooklyn! I am so glad she is okay. I can only imagine how Britney feels.

  6. I am so glad that brooklyn is okay how horrible and scary you just never know!!! The poor mother and baby What a weekend for you guys glad you got to spend it with your kids!

  7. Poor baby and poor baby's momma. I know she felt terrible. Bless both their hearts. Betsy, I just love how your family loves to spend time together. All night on the porch with the fam just sounds WONDERFUL!

  8. So glad that Brooklyn is okay. Hope she heals quickly. Every mom has had some sort of moment like that! I sure had mine!

    I know you enjoyed having the two home. It feels so good when they come home.... almost like Christmas. Maybe that was Santa!!

  9. Oh, I am SO glad that PRECIOUS baby girl is okay! Her picture is TOO cute! I know that scared her parents too death!

  10. What a cool weekend... except for the baby bump and the bump in the night! lol :-) I love football season and I am so excited it's underway!

  11. Well God bless the baby and mama. We feel so bad when things happen to our little ones. I am glad she was "almost" okay. Looks like everyone had a great time. Don't you hate those strange sounds with no answers.

  12. That sure was an interesting weekend. Oh, my heart just went out to Britney when I read what happened. It's one of those moments you WISH you can redo, but it's just not possible. I'm SO glad Brooklyn is okay.


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