Monday, November 23, 2009

Another trip to B-town

We took another trip to Boise a couple weeks ago. And it was too short of a visit, yet again!! The day we were supposed to leave, Troy was "diagnosed" with croup. Lovely! But luckily we got him in to see the doctor, she gave him some steroids (Erik was a little worried this would affect his college football eligibility, but the doctor reassured him the steroids would be out of his system by then), and he was good to go! She actually said the colder weather would be better for him. So we were on our way. Erik sat with the kids on the plane and I read my book, it was wonderful! :) So, we got to Boise, and it was my turn to get sick. The first couple days we (the kids and myself) just stayed around my parents house to try and kick the dang colds. But Saturday I felt a tad better and Erik and I left our kiddos in good hands (my AWESOME sister Melanie!) and headed to the game in the Ball's "new" Boise State motor-home. Sweet ride!!! We had a fun little tail-gate, then headed into the stadium to freeze our little tushes off. Finally at the start of the 3rd quarter we went and grabbed some hot chocolate and donuts (Yummy!). We warmed up a tad, just in time to leave the game. We won, of course. In fact it was a blow-out, so kind of a boring game. Luckily Katie and I just gabbed the whole time (much to our husband's demise). We finally made it back to Mel's to grab the kids (only about 8 1/2 hours later!!). Troy gave Melanie 4 fun surprises in his diaper, which is I'm pretty sure a record for him. Thanks again Mel, we owe you BIG TIME!! It was a fun date day.

The rest of the time in Boise was pretty uneventful (minus the usual family gatherings, etc.). At least until Monday. My dad took our kids out in the wagon to go feed the cows. While out there, he decided to get a few more hay-bales down off the truck since it was supposed to storm the next day or so. So there he is, standing on a truck of hay-bales, about 10 feet up. His glove got stuck under one of the bales, he lost his balance and fell back, right on the lip of the manger. Flat on his back. He couldn't move, all he could do was groan and moan in pain. He tried to tell Brooklyn to "Go get your Daddy!", but he said she probably couldn't understand him. Plus she can't get through the fence without his help. So there he was, unable to move, but trying to knowing his 2 little grand kids are there watching him, helpless. Meanwhile, Erik and I were in the house thinking, "They must be having a lot of fun out there. They've been out there a while." Nice. Finally I hear the door open, and Brooklyn runs in saying, "Grandpa fell! Grandpa's hurt!" In stumbles Grandpa, barely able to walk, let alone lift my kids. So...long story short, he broke 2 ribs. He's lucky he didn't break his back. The doctor said his spine is the strongest spine he has ever seen on a cat-scan. He said he could tell he was a very hard-worker because of all the calcium build-up around his vertebrae. Of course my dad was very proud of that! :) So anyway, now both my parents have to breath into these machines 10 times per day in order to expand their lungs. (My mom had lung surgery a few weeks ago, so she's still recovering from that). But it was pretty comical, so they had me take pictures of them both using their little machines. It's so fun getting old!

So the trip was eventful, and fun. Although I didn't get to see most of my friends, which was a bummer. So hopefully I'll catch you all next time! It's good to be home now, and I'm just trying to get ready for the busy holiday season like the rest of you. We even already went and saw Santa's reindeer this past Saturday! Brooklyn can't WAIT to see Santa, and has been asking me none-stop to go see him. I hope you all have a fabulous Thanksgiving!!

The SWEET motorhome.Erik is a tad jealous.Katie and I in the motor-home. It is seriously awesome! She made the curtains in the back-ground. So talented! (not sure why I have my hand up like that lol) Erik's job was to get the cheese ready, hence the cheese in his hands.

Troy making the patties. DELICIOUS hamburgers!!
At the game, trying to stay warm. Troy had a blast playing with the toy hair-dryer at Aunt Carrie's.
B painting cousin Paige's' toenails
Our old Seattle friends...Codi and I.
Sweet snuggie!!!
Aren't they so cute?! Too funny. And don't you LOVE my mom's cute red sweat-suit and hat? We managed to squeeze in a little shopping.


The Evans Family said...

It was fun to see you! Have a great Thanksgiving!

The Cope Family said...

So cute! That BSU snuggie makes me laugh! So awesome.

Bree said...

I am glad your dad is okay! I love your BSU hat and scarf! Did you make the scarf?

Erik said...

You may know the guy that made Marcie's hat and Scarf... a young fellow by the name of Ian Johnson (#41) made them.

ej said...

Personally I don't think any 'trip' to Boise is long enough, it always goes by too fast. And the picture of your parents is adorable! So glad your dad is alright!

Melissa said...

Looks like you a had a great time in Boise. I must say that the Balls know how to have a good time. I was wondering what that mobil home was doing by their home. Now I know. That looks like a fun idea. Glad you had a good time. It was a good game.
I heard that you were in town from Melanie. I see her at the church each week for the workouts. She looks great. What a great family they are too.