Nixon is our little clumsy guy.. he is always getting hurt, whether its from being too brave and jumping off of something or from just falling down. Seriously he trips and falls into things all the time, he constantly has bruises. He's already burned his hand and foot and gotten stitches on his chin from slipping at the pool. So last week we were at Costco and I had him buckled in the seat, but then I had to move him because I had no room for groceries because the carseat was taking up the whole cart, plus really once you get more than one kid it gets hard grocery shopping and someone has to sit in the cart. anyways, so I moved him to the inside of the cart and he is usually really good at sitting down, but just went he stood up I jerked the cart to get something I saw at the last minute and out he went right on top of his head on the concrete floor, the noise from his head hitting the ground was so loud, I thought when I went to pick him up he would be gushing blood or unconscious. I was really scared, and his head instantly had a HUGE goose egg and his eye was swollen. There were lots of people that stopped to ask for help and one guy went to get the first aid person. I was feeling soooooo guilty, just then Jeremy came back from the bathroom with Elias and was wondering what was with all the commotion .. the first aid guy checked him out and told us to take him to emergency, so we took him but there was a 3 or 4 hour wait, so we left and monitored him. I was worried he was going to be retarded or something, but an hour after being home he was jumping off the couches and running around. I am really mad I didn't get a picture of him, the few days after he fell he looked horrible. A HUGE goose egg and swollen bruise on his head and a really black and swollen eye. I guess I was feeling so bad about it that I didn't want a picture, but then a lot of people were telling me how their kids have fallen out of shopping carts and then I wasn't feeling quite as bad, really is it that common, this was a first for me.
Hopefully he will start to slow down, but with Jeremy as his father who knows, at least he hasn't knocked out his teeth like his Dad did twice before he was five.
Here are just a few pics of him in the last year, burned his foot and hand on separate occasions.
Besides all that Nixon is growing like a weed, he is not so little anymore, its funny how little you think they look until you have a new baby. He is becoming such a big boy and soon we will jump on the potty training wagon. He loves his baby Cash a lot and tries to snuggle him and loves giving him his soother. He climbs out of his crib and comes and wakes us up bright and early every morning. He's really into the colour pink, its his new thing - cups, plates whatever. He loves going on little errands trips with Daddy, that ones of his favourite things. He especially loves playing hockey and throwing anything, it seems like someone is always getting hit by something from Nixon and he LOVES jumping off anything and wrestling with Elias. They are constantly jumping and rolling, and giggling, and punching and kicking and having a grand old time until someone get hurts..thats my life with Boys! Watch out Cash :)
Nixon and Daddy just before heading to church, love this.