Wednesday, June 10, 2009


Courtney had a little mishap at daycare last Thursday. She was running, tripped on a mat, and fell against a bookcase, cutting open her forehead. Mommy got called at work to come and take her to the emergency room for stitches. She was a brave little girl, though, and came away with some new stuffed animals. ;-) I went to see her that evening, and except for the pretty bandaid on her head, you'd never have known anything happened. She was just as lively and cheerful as ever. Yay!

Here's what the stitches looked like yesterday.

(Click to enlarge.)

Forget the stitches... don't those eyes just grab you?!! :-)

She also tried for a few more bruises while she was here yesterday. She took a tumble down the basement stairs all the way from the top... did a somersault and slid the rest of the way. But it was all sort of "gentle", on carpeted stairs, so it just scared her more than anything. She cried for a minute, then when I asked her if she wanted to do something, the tears promptly stopped, and off we went. :-)

Later, when Mommy and I were sitting on the deck steps, Courtney was running back and forth on the deck, then tripped down the steps and I caught her by the shoulders as she was upside down! A slight bump to the head was all she got that time.

Whew! Life's been tough for Courtney lately. Oh, yeah... and then there was the little kid at daycare on Monday who bit her on the head right above her stitches. Good grief!


grace said...

Maybe we need to put her in a little glass cage! Or shift her into a lower gear.

Grandma G said...

Yeah, I can just see her running through the walls of the glass cage... more cuts and stitches! ;-)

Shifting into a lower gear is a nice idea, but is it possible at her age???

I guess she'll just have to learn... like everybody else... that life's full of bumps and bruises of one kind or another.

Anonymous said...

Looks like a pretty good sewing job.

Hoping for a complete seamless healing.


Auntie Kris said...

Maybe it's time to get her a bike helmet. If it's stylish, she could wear it all the time!

Grandma G said...

A bike helmet... well, she always has been kinda into hats... maybe...

Uh huh. ;-)

live a colorful life said...

I love that close-up picture. Yeah, those are gorgeous eyes. I'm amazed at the similarity between Courtney and Charlotte: huge beautiful eyes, brown curly hair, beautiful smile, names that begin with "C". Oh yeah, one of them has stitches on her forehead. But Charlotte DID get stung by a bee on the same day as Courtney got her stitches. Parallel lives? Hmmm.

Grandma G said...

OUCH! on the bee sting, too! :-(