Late Night Scare

Saturday, July 01, 2006

July is here! We started the month off by leaving late morning on a bike ride. Unfortunately, we got off to a rough start. Landon got into an accident. The Burley wheel ran into a fire hydrant, causing the Burley & Landon's bike to immediately become stationary, sending Landon flying off his bike to the ground. He didn't complain, but it looked as though he has some uncomfortable injuries. He landed on his thumb, he scraped his inner thigh, and had a sore on his knee from hitting the concrete. Samuel was fine, thank-goodness. We walked over the Sellwood bridge, then rode along the Springwater Corridor and into the Eastbank Esplanade. It was a lot of fun, and the weather was perfect. We went to Jamison Square in the Pearl district, and Samuel had a blast playing in the wading pool. I took my shoes off for awhile, and the water felt good. It was a hot day! I'm so glad we slathered sun screen on--the worst part about being outdoors on a hot summer day is to realize at the end of the day that you have a miserable sunburn. Fortunately, none of us have sunburns thanks to sunscreen! I was SO tired when we got home. I couldn't help nodding off. Landon took Samuel to Fulton Park after he had a nap in the Burley (he fell asleep on the way home, so we left him in the Burley down in our cool basement). While they were gone, I fell asleep, and an hour later, groggily walked into Samuel's room, and Landon was already getting him ready for bed! I told Landon I would lay down with Samuel until he fell asleep while he watered. I must have fallen asleep with Samuel again, because the next thing I knew, it was 2am! I unfortunately was woken up by Landon, who fell off our bed somehow. In my sleep, I thought it was Samuel falling down our stairs, and I shot out of bed, but not before banging my elbow extremely hard on Samuel's end-table, which is pushed up right against his bed. I have a swollen bit of cartilage there now, and it's rough bending it back & forth. I wouldn't be surprised if I chipped the bone or cracked it. I hope not. Anyway, as it turned out, Landon had fallen off our bed, making a loud crashing sound, which is why it sounded like Samuel falling down the stairs. Samuel started crying loudly for me when he heard the racket, because he was scared. I was scared, too! I was shaking really hard! I really did think Samuel had fallen somewhere in the dark, and even down the stairs. I know it was an accident on Landon's part, but I was a little irritated about it, especially since I injured my elbow. I guess he had gotten up to close the window, and missed when trying to lay back down or something along those lines. Soon enough, we were all back to sleep. So, I think I got about 12 hours of sleep last night (broken up, but 12 hours nonetheless), and Samuel had me up at 6:30am. Maybe I'll take a nap later...but, for right now, I feel okay. Karli

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