One of the reasons I wanted to introduce my family in the last post was to be able write about some of the funny/interesting things that have happened lately. I have a list of stuff that I thought might be fun to blog about so I'll just start with the first few.
OrphanAnnie(7) recently learned how to ride a 2-wheeler bike (as opposed to a 4-wheeler bike, which has training wheels). She could have done it a long time ago but she lacked the confidence and was really afraid of falling. She got very good at it very quickly. A couple of Saturdays ago, she was riding down the hill on the sidewalk in front of our house. The Bishop, who lives next door, had parked in his driveway and was clear of the sidewalk but there was something flat sticking out of the end of the truck bed. So OrphanAnnie(7) came cruising down the hill pretty fast and she really doesn't see that well, even with her glasses on. She thought that she had enough room to get around the truck, which she did but I don't think she saw the thing sticking out the end. I'm sure you can guess what happened. She got clipped by it (I'm still not sure what was in the back of the pick-up) and went flying. The Bishop came running when he heard her (he had only parked there for a few minutes and was planning to pull in all the way as soon as he was done with something) and I heard her wailing after a few minutes and came out. She was really scraped up. She had a big scrape across her neck that started there but then came up her neck and up her cheek. Her left shoulder and elbow were bruised and her right elbow and hand were scraped. The weird thing is that her back was also really scraped up. You could see where about 4 or 5 of her vertabrae skidded on the sidewalk. OUCH! I can't even imagine how she would have fallen to get the different injuries that she got. She was hurting and sore for days. The bishop felt so bad. Later, he brought over a cute, stuffed dog with a pink ribbon around its neck, a couple of candy bars and a card. The card said, "I'm sorry my truck is so mean." The kids really got a kick out of that. She's doing fine now and I don't think she'll even end up with a scar. Kids really are pretty resilient.
LittleMan(5) says some funny things when he says his prayers. Ever since Pres. Hinckley passed away he's often said things about dying in his prayers. After Pres. Hinckley died, he said, "Bless President Hinckley that he will have a good time with Jesus and his wife." I thought that was pretty sweet. Now he's saying, "Bless us that we'll have a good time with Jesus when we die." It seems like he's thinking about death a little much for a 5-year-old kid, but I think it's also sweet and shows his faith.