Sunday, July 24, 2011

Summer Injuries!

This summer has been worse than some, as far as injuries go. Earlier this week, the girls were riding motorcycles with Papa Harold. Lylli went first. Then it was Layla's turn. Harold went to lift her up, and she hit her leg on the hot exhaust pipe! Poor thing! She's doing fine now, so that's good! :) But she had a HUGE blister!

Today we went on an outing to Shane's dad's (just a half mile from his mom's) to see our kitty. (Jerry's watching the cat until we get a house.) The girls were riding their bikes, and Shane and I walked with the dog. Seryn rides well but doesn't brake well. She'd rather stick out her feet to stop. Well, Shane lifted her seat a bit so she could peddle better up the hills. Deciding to follow her sisters, instead of waiting for her dad, Seryn followed the big girls down the hill to the house. Unfortunately, when she stuck out her feet to 'brake' her feet didn't reach as well she thought they would. She panicked, her arms caused her wheel to go crazy, she hit the curb, and crashed. (The picture above is her mark she left on the world!)
She got banged up pretty good, but she's doing well. She has a pretty big gash under her chin, and most people probably would have had her taken in for stitches. But Shane butterflied it closed, and I think it will be fine. She's bruised, but in relatively good spirits!
Hopefully that is the end of our summer injuries this year!

Random Summer Pictures

We have had a busy summer! The girls got their tonsils out, then I had my hysterectomy. Two weeks later, we attended my family reunion. The following week, Shane and I went to Casper to find jobs (Shane found a job at National Oilwell, and I found one as a teller at Wells Fargo), then he and I returned to Provo to pack up the house and move. Shane and I start our new jobs this week and the kids start school in a couple weeks. Needless to say, I've been busy. So, here are a few random pictures from various adventures this summer.

Shane and some of his friends at a BBQ.

We were at a BBQ with some friends and this nice girl took to Seryn. They were palling around holding hands. They were so cute!

Lylli taking a turn cranking the ice cream with Grandpa!

The girls were playing with the water and sidewalk chalk the other day. When the chalk is wet, it creates a great finger paint. The girls took that a step farther and decided to use it as body paint!

My Uncle Paul had his pop-up camper at my grandparents' BBQ and the girls thought it was lots of fun to check out! Emily and Mandy Blevins and Seryn and Layla.

Layla 'flying' on Shiela's legs!

Layla holding a chicken. A friend of Shane's caught it (his parents owned them) and Layla was so excited to hold it!

Seryn finishing her EXTRA long ride she talked Papa Harold.

Lylli riding on the motercycle with Papa Harold.

Lorimer Family Reunion

This year, the weekend of July 4th, we went to Rocky Ridge and 6th crossing and Martin's Cove with my family. The mosquitos were horrid, but we all managed to have an enjoyable time. It was two weeks after my surgery, so I didn't hike, but we had a good time.

Our pioneer family!

My mom made everyone pioneer outfits for Christmas for this trip! She did an awesome job!
Aren't they so cute?!

Layla in the Sweetwater River.
Lylli jamming out to her ipod shuffle in the car on the way to Rocky Ridge!
Seryn enjoying lunch after the hike up Rocky Ridge.
Cooling off in the Sweetwater!

Thursday, June 9, 2011


I know you're all dying to know how the girls are doing. I've been updating everything on Facebook, but if you don't stalk me, you may be in the dark. Plus, my blog now has pictures!

First, I forgot to post a couple pictures from Lylli's birthday. Shane and I got her a new scooter. This one holds up to 180 lbs and the wheels are quite a bit larger than the razors (which only hold about 95 lbs). It also goes much faster!
Lylli especially likes it because it is called a Road Rager!! She says she wants to cross out Road and write Lylli! She and Shane also painted the gold on the wheels green. She loves it!
In this picture you can see the size differnce of the wheels between Layla's Razor and Lylli's Road Rager!

Lylli also got a gift card and some money from a couple friends at her birthday party. So I took her to the store and she bought herself a skateboard, which she loves! She's pretty good, for never having done it before! She wants to get good enough to go to the skate park in Casper. I remember even when she was little she used to ask me if she could go there! Well, if she keeps practicing (and wears the right protective gear) she can!

Now to the tonsil.

My girls have always had big tonsils. When Seryn was a baby, the doctor told us she had 'beefy' tonsils. He also told us they would have to come out but we should try to wait until she was at least 3. So, Shane now has great insurance and, knowing my other girls have big tonsils too, we decided to get them all out. Crazy, I know. But maybe it was really genious! Either way, it's over and done with now!

If I'd been thinking clearly, I would have gotten a picture of them all together before they went in for surgery. They looked so cute in their 'hospital jammies.' But I didn't think of it until just before they wheeled Layla off. (Mommy was a little anxious about her babies!)
Layla was so cute in her little hat! I'm not sure if she was nervous and therefore happy or if she was excited to do something new. I have to hand it to the nurses who really made this a good experience for the girls.

So, my mom came on Wednesday so she could have a couple days to spend with the kids before they were miserable. So that was fun for everyone.

Friday morning, we went to the hospital. Seryn was first, then Layla, and then Lylli. One of the nurses told me that they sometimes will get two siblings at a time, but almost never three. She said she remembers only one other time with three, and that was 15 years ago!

Perhaps this was suicidal, but now it's done, and I don't have to worry about it ever again. Having my mom here to help was a godsend!

So life was pretty crazy there at the hospital for a while. They were checking all three girls in and the doctors came and talked with us as well as nurses and there were papers to sign. I think at any given time we had 5 to 10 nurses/doctors between two rooms before the surgeries started.

And everyone was enchanted by the girls!

So, they wheeled Seryn off, and while she was in recovery, they took Layla back. They then brought me Seryn (who was crying) while Layla went to recovery, and then they took Lylli. Poor thing. Seryn needed Mommy and Lylli was told she needed to go into surger and was a little nervous because her sister was so upset. She didn't know why Seryn was crying and that made her a little uneasy. Thank goodness for Grandma! Then Lylli went into recovery after they brought Layla out.

All in all, Seryn went in at around 9 and Lylli was back by about 10:30.

Seryn with her popsicle and watching TV.

Layla with her slushy and watching TV.

Lylli with her ice pack and watching TV. Isn't her little stuffed kitty cute! I don't know who thought to do that for her, but it was adorable!

After the first major effects of the annisthetics wore off, Seyn was bouncing off the walls at the hospital. The nurses were amazed! When she and Layla got home, they were both bouncing off the walls. Saturday morning was quite a bit different, though!

The girls have been real troopers. They have their good days and their bad days. They absolutely HATE their tylonal with codine! They try so hard to go without it, but they have learned to ask for it when the pain is too much.

The other day, I was singing and Seryn climbed up on the couch and fell asleep!

They have been sleeping in late the last couple of days, which is nice. It also lets me know their bodies are healing. Most of the time they are pretty happy. Their throats are still sore, but they are doing well.

This was Tuesday morning wearing their birthday outfits from Grammy.

Thanks for all your thought and prayers.

Discovery Center

We've had lots of family in town lately. First, my mother-in-law came to town for a few days, then my mom came to help with the girls' tonsils, and then my father-in-law came. So we've been busy.
While my mother-in-law was here, we went up to SLC to see Shanda and John who were in town for the bike races. We went to the Discovery Center. (I think that's what it's called.) The kids had a great time!
Lylli, Seryn and Layla on a horse.

Layla, Lylli and Seryn in the helicopter. Funny thing, last year when our friend was showing us the helicopter he drove for the hospital, the kids wouldn't get in it at all. Now, it seems, they have no problems with it!

Shane and his...creation.

They had all the cameras and teleprompters too and a weather green screen. This was Lylli's favorite. You could even write your own story to report on TV! She loved it!

Seryn and Layla climbing the rock wall!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Lylli's Birthday

I'm late posting this, but here are some pictures of Lylli's 9th birthday. Her party was originally planned for Saturday, the day after her birthday, but her best friend was leaving town for the summer that day so we changed it to Friday. Lylli had a GREAT day!! It was the last day of school and they got out at 11:30. Then her party was that afternoon.

Her friends decided that she needed spankings on her birthday. Vivian is doing the spanking, Brenya is standing by for moral support. Tenley is coming to join the fun, and Alisia is watching the fun!
This is when Lylli discovered that her gift from Grandma and Grandpa Lorimer was MUCH better than the computers her sisters got. Lylli got an ipod shuffle! She absolutely loves it!
Here are all of Lylli's silly friends!
Blowing out her candles.
Here Lylli is with her best friend Brenya Hand! They are two peas in a pod, and Lylli is quite lost without her this summer! I'm glad we changed the party so Brenya could come. Lylli is REALLY going to miss her!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Happy Birthday to Seryn!!

Today is Seryn's birthday and she is 4. First thing this morning, she came in to my room and said, "Mommy, is today my birthday? Am I four today?" When I told her that she was, she threw her arms around me and squealed in delight!
Seryn is a joy and a blessing in my life. She is a very happy girl and loves her sisters. She has a very vivid imagination and wants to impress others. She also has an amazing sense of color and fashion. She just knows what looks good (most days.) She's quite the perfectionist, is always missing someone who's not with her, and is a mommy's girl! We are really blessed to have Seryn in our lives! Even though she may cause us all to go to our graves before we are ready, as she is EXTREMELY accident prone!

It rained like crazy this morning but was so nice after lunch. So Shane wanted to give Seryn her bike after lunch so she could ride it a little before it rained again. (which it did) She had a bike, but Lylli and Layla had both ridden it into the ground. So eved though Seryn rode it a little, it's difficult to ride a bike that the seat doesn't stay on.
Needless to say, she LOVES her new pink bike and rides it pretty well! We are still working on the break thing. :)

Isn't that a pretty swim suit? She was so excited about that!

And she LOVES the computer she got from Grandma and Grandpa Lorimer!! Now she has one and so does Layla! (Only Seryn makes sure you know that hers is pink!)

Instead of cake, she wanted a brownie with strawberries. I add the whipped cream too and she LOVED it!! She is so happy to 'FINALLY' be four!!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Starting Up Birthday Week!

As most of you know, today is the start of birthdays! Today is Layla's (6), tomorrow is Seryn's (4), and Friday is Lylli's (9). Last Friday, Layla and Seryn had a combined birthday party! It was supposed to be a water party but it got rained out! So I had to come up with indoor games. It was crazy, but I think the kids had fun! If nothing else, they LOVED their cupcakes!

We played the egg relay. Only one was dropped, and I'm glad I thought to boil them!

This was both Layla and Seryn's first birthday parties, and they loved having their friends over to make them feel special!

Seryn and her friends!

Layla was SO pleased to have her friends over! This is her new way of expressing her pleasure. (Folding her arms!)

Layla's friends! Silly kids!

Seryn got a bead kit from a friend that she worked on this afternoon!

She is modeling her beautiful crown and purse she made!