Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Micah Wants to Be a Doctor When He Grows Up

Micah wiped out pretty good on his scooter last week. He was about 10 yards in front of me when it happened. When I got up to him, he said he had "smashed" his finger. When he showed it to me, the nail was already black about half way up. As the next few days went by, his fingernail got completely black and blue, and was quite swollen. It looked like the blood was building up underneath the nail. Micah didn't complain, but I noticed that he was favoring that finger quite a bit. By Saturday, his finger looked like it was ready to fall off. So, I took him over to my neighbor, who is a nurse, and asked her to look at it. She looked it over and felt it would be best to take him to the doctor. So, off we went to InstaCare on a Saturday afternoon.

To make a long story short, the doctor was the cutest little man ever and had an amazing bed-side manner. He spoke to Micah in terms that his little 5-year-old mind could comprehend and was able to poke a hole in his nail to allow the blood to escape. Micah was absolutely fascinated by the tool the doctor used. It looked like a big pen. The tip was very fine and heated up enough to burn a hole right into his fingernail. Micah was so intrigued with the tool that he forgot to notice that he was bleeding all over. We finished the visit with the doctor telling Micah how cool it was the he could ride his scooter so well and not to worry when his fingernail fell off because that was just a sign of a little boy who is really tough.

As we walked to the car, Micah told me that he wanted to be a "real doctor too." I said, "That would be great, Micah. I think you would be a wonderful doctor. Doctor's help a lot of people." His reply? "Yeah, I want to make holes in people's fingers."

Not quite sure how to feel about that. :)

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Micah's First T-Ball Game

Micah had his first T-Ball game today. He was awesome! I didn't get any pictures though because I was trying to keep Abby off the playing field and keep the players lined up and ready for their turns at bat. But, Micah was great and better yet, he had a ball (literally)!

Micah actually hit a home run his first time at bat. He was the last batter on his team and little did we know, but the last batter always gets a home run. They let all the kids bat and run all the bases. That's a great rule for these sweet little kids that are just learning the game. Micah was so proud of himself and had the biggest smile on his face as he ran home.

Micah also had the play of the day when he was in the field. He was playing "pitcher" and when a ball was hit right to him, he stopped it and picked it up. The coach and all the parents in the stands were yelling, "Go to first! Go to first!" So, Micah promptly put the ball on the ground and ran to first base. He and his teammate (who was actually playing first base), stood there with the runner from the other team, having absolutely no clue as to how funny this play truly was. I guess next time, we need to be more specific in our instructions. :)

Way to go, Micah! Go Bees!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Made my Day!

Yesterday, when Micah got off the bus, he ran in the house, and anxiously pulled this out of his backpack. He handed it to me, with a HUGE smile on his face, and said, "This is for you, mom! I made it all by mydelps.'" (He can't say "myself" correctly. :) He then said, "this spells 'Mom'', as he pointed to the word he had written at the top of the card.

This little card completely made my day. I could not have received a more beautiful Mother's Day gift.

Aren't I a lucky mom?

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Uncle Beau's Graduation

Uncle Beau (my little brother) graduated from BYU last week. His degree is in Information Systems and in August, he will be moving to Chicago to work for Kellogg's. We will miss him, but it's a great opportunity. I truly believe that someday, Beau will be the President of Kellogg's.

Proud parents of another BYU graduate. Go Cougars!

Beau, with the Dean of the business school.

Perspective shot

Heath, me, my dad, Beau, my mom, Cory, Danae

We all went to Tucanos before the graduation and feasted. It was a nice way to celebrate Beau's accomplishment and get to chat with family and good friends.

The Dunn men

We are so proud of you, Beau!