Sunday, April 8, 2012

whew! what an easter...

Here's how our Easter Saturday went down:

I woke up and started to slow cook the beans (for 20 people) I'd pre-soaked all night for our friend's party. (I've never used dried beans, and thought, "how hard could it be?" haha...)

We went to clean the church, then came home and went straight to our Village Easter party, where there was a giant, creepy bunny who hid eggs all over the playground for the kids to find.

Look how happy Josh is! Little does he know what's about to happen in several hours...

As soon as the Easter egg hunt was finished, I took Ethan to a birthday party. It was a slumber party, so when I dropped him off, I told them he couldn't sleep over, but he could have a late night, and I'd pick him up at 9:30 or 10 pm.

I checked on my beans and they still weren't soft. Began to panic slightly. I mean, this is Gator Country. They know their baked beans.

Went to the grocery store to buy canned baked beans, for "just in case."

Had to use the "just in case" beans, because mine weren't done by the time we had to leave. Now we have baked beans filling up the fridge.

Went to the party and had so much fun with friends from church. The house was on a hill that led down to a small lake. The boys got hats and the girls got butterfly wings to wear during the party. There was plenty of good food and good fun to go around!


 Josh bit a huge hole in the center of his tongue. I heard him scream, then cry, and the kids yelled about blood. I rushed over and saw the hole gushing blood and figured he needed stitches (yes, it was THAT deep and huge). Lucky for us, there was a dentist, and an almost dentist, and a nurse there to tell us we would waste our time and money going to the ER because they rarely stitch up tongues. They reminded me that people pierce their tongues all the time, and are fine.

So we went to the grocery store to stock up on jello and pudding and popcicles, since that's all he'll be able to eat for several days.

Then I had to go pick up Ethan across town. When I got there, there weren't any other kids around. Apparently, nobody could spend the night, and most of the kids left around dinner time. Ethan was the only one having a late night. When I picked him up, he said, "I'm so glad you're here. I was getting really tired!"

Josh bled until about 10 pm, and then we put him to bed on a bunch of dark beach towels.

Our bodies are amazing. This morning, his tongue still hurt, but it was mostly closed. (Close your eyes if you don't want to see the wound...)

And his favorite shirt was ruined with blood.

Hopefully today's real Easter will be much less painful for everyone! Thank goodness for the resurrection. Someday all of our scars will be healed.

Happy Easter!


  1. Oh no!!! That is crazy! How could Josh bite his tongue so bad? I thought it was impossible to eat your own tongue, but Josh proved me wrong. And what is Chris doing with Josh's zipper in the picture? :)

  2. haha! Josh's zipper is always down, I guess Chris was trying to fix it for the picture, but I took it too fast :)
    And Josh is good at doing things most people don't do!

  3. We've had some tongue holes here, too, but that is the biggest doozy I've ever seen. A lot of teeth had to make contact for that to happen. Anyway, happy Easter to you guys! Hope your Sunday was better!