Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Payton's First Birthday

...and, my little injury

OK, you didn't think I was NOT going to post pictures of my only grandchild's first birthday, did you? :)

It's taken me a while to get my pictures in order even though I actually got home from Texas Thursday night...partly because of an incident that took place Sunday morning. More about that in a moment.

Here's Payton enjoying his first cake and ice cream.

Any trip to Texas is made more wonderful by getting to spend time with my precious mother.

This is actually the first time that the two grandma's have been together with baby Payton! My daughter-in-law Daylyn's mother, Debbie, lives in Boise, Idaho. We were delighted to share this special milestone in Payton's life.

And my injury ordeal...

I am typing this post very carefully, because I have a bandage and splint around the middle finger of my right hand.

It happened Sunday morning, just as my husband was about to begin teaching his adult Sunday school class. The class meets in the school cafeteria, and there area several pop and snack machines that make a lot of noise. I had just gotten a snack and was trying to lower a garage-type door that covers the machines and blocks the noise. Well, I got my finger stuck in one of the divisions of the door!

About three emergency-room hours later, I ended up with five stitches and the knowledge that the tip of the bone in my finger had been broken. I'm not sure how long they want me to use this splint (they do let me remove it at night), but I will say it's interesting how awkward it makes doing a lot of things when you don't have the use of that one finger! My hat's off to people who live with far worse disabilities every day.

By the way, thanks to all who comisserated with me about the closing of my gym! I still haven't decided on a new one, although I want to do that soon...I don't want to lose any ground I've gained with my weight-training. I did manage to ride my stationary bike last night...the hurt finger didn't matter with that. We'll see what happens!


Barbara H. said...

Ouch!! I can just imagine how awkward and painful that is!! Hopes it heals well and soon.

Barbara H. @ Stray Thoughts

Ashley said...

Ouch! So sorry to hear about your finger, Cindy. My friend's 2-year-old son got one of his fingers shut in a door and the same thing happened - broken bone tip and stitches. Another friend's 5-year-old son got his finger shut in a door Sunday afternoon, but thankfully he didn't need emergency treatment. I'll be wary around doors! I hope your injury heals quickly!

Payton's birthday pictures are adorable - as always! Glad you got to share that special milestone with him!

Suzanne Lieurance said...

Ahh....Peyton is a little cutie! No wonder you're so proud of him.

Sorry to hear about your finger. I'm sure that was NOT fun!

Suzanne Lieurance
The Working Writer's Coach
"When Your Pen Won't Budge, Read The Morning Nudge"

SolaMeanie said...

My fingers throb just thinking about it. I did the exact same thing in a garage door when still living in Sterling. I didn't injure myself as badly, but the pain from having my fingers compressed like that sent me into shock briefly. I could almost pass out now just thinking about it.

Just think, you could have some fun by joining in with our litigious society and sue for dangerous pop machine enclosures.

Just kidding.

Ann-Marie said...

Aww...your grandson is so cute! I can totally see Jon in him!

Ouch! about the finger! Hope you are feeling better soon.

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Bev said...

We've managed, so far, to be at the first birthday celebration of each of our 4 grandchildren. The very best celebrations, aren't they?! He's a real cutie.

Naomi said...

That sounds painful Cindy. Wishing you a speedy recovery. Thanks for sharing the photos. Peyton is such a beautiful little boy.

P.S. Hope you received the e-mail I sent you.

{Karla} said...

he is CUTE!

I hope you heal quickly!


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