No time spent with your family is ever wasted.-- Don Donahoo

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Just A-nerfer Birthday!

Another birthday has come and gone! I can't believe that I am 25! Ben and I were talking the other night, and we definitely do not feel that old- maybe 20! For my birthday this year, we didn't do too much! Ben had to work, so the kids and I spent the day at home, lounging! Then we had a quick dinner on base with Ben when he got off work. He bought me some new Nike shoes, that have a pedometer in the sole and connects to my I-pod, and while I am walking it knows how fast I am walking and how far.... I love this because it is so fun to see how far we walk during the day. Most days are around 5 miles!

(Mine are very similar to these)
We rode the bus home, and while we were on our way home, we were chit-chatting with some friends and didn't notice Lucy had bitten off a piece of a foam nerf dart and put it up her nose! (just like one of these)

She was crying and I had to hold her hands down at her side until we got home, so she wouldn't mess with it and make it worse. When we got home we got out the tweezers and Ben and I held her down and tried to get it out, but I think WE made it worse! it was so far up her nose we needed a flash light to look up her nose to see it- and even then it was hard to see!
The next morning I got and checked Lucy's nose, and sure enough, it was still in there! I got the kids ready and we went to the Emergency Room on base to see if they could do anything for us. The ear, nose, throat doctor saw us and he said that he could surely get it out!  He had to swaddle Lucy up in a sheet, I had to lay on her chest, a Navy guy had to hold her head still, and a nurse had to hold her legs while the doctor retrieved the piece of dart!  What a relief! I don't think she will ever do that again...hopefully!


  1. What excitement. I bet you didn't plan on that little adventure for your birthday. Children!

  2. OUCH!! What an adventure! And Happy Belated Birthday, those shoes look awesome!

  3. Holy cow what a story! I'm glad he was able to get it out. Happy birthday my friend those shoes look awesome. Brandon wants shoes like that with the iPod chip in them. They look and sound awesome that's great that you guys walk about 5 mile a day very impressive. love ya.


"No time spent with your family is ever wasted."
Don Donahoo