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Swelling Down… Color In

Well we’ve always had a good nickname for Paige: Raiger. Morgan has always been Morgan but now we may have to call her “bruiser” or maybe “shiner” would be better. I still don’t exactly know what happened other than she said she was getting under her bed and hit her eye {really her browline} on her wooden bed rail. When she got up from her nap yesterday she said, “Well it’s all better!” What a great little attitude she has but I imagine it will be the better part of a week before it’s really all better. We did have our opthamologist friend take a look… he said, “she’s fine!” The swelling has gone down, the color has come in. It just doesn’t look too fine… unless you’re the fightin’ kind.




My sweet girl. You can imagine how people reacted at church this morning. A pretty little girl with a big purple eye. She got plenty of attention. Although at age 4 she wasn’t too impressed with it. I remember faking sprained ankles/wrists so I could wrap myself up in an ace bandage…. I’m thinking you don’t get too excited about “injuries” until you’re 7 or 8.

I hope you all are enjoying the Lord’s Day. I’m looking at Justin who is sprawled out on the sofa and completely out… I may just have to take a nap myself!

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  • Household6
    February 15, 2009 at 1:22 pm

    Glad her eye is okay!

    I can remember the days when all mine took a nap…oh I miss it dreadfully. Now only 25% take a nap and I’m constantly shushing the other 75%

    Such is life, they are awful fun at school age too.


  • Ivy
    February 15, 2009 at 1:30 pm

    Poor Morgan!! So glad she is okay!! My husband is enjoying a lovely nap also:)

  • Lindsey
    February 15, 2009 at 1:30 pm

    Poor Morgan! Glad to know that Joe took a look at it. Hope the swelling/discoloration goes down soon. Miss you! Are you guys going to be around the weekend of 2/27–2 weeks from now? We might come down for a visit and Kid’s Market since I’m going to need boy clothes!

  • Life at the White House
    February 15, 2009 at 1:33 pm

    awww! poor girl!

  • Erin
    February 15, 2009 at 1:52 pm

    There was a girl in my jr. high who sprained her ankle and walked around with crutches for over 6 months. It was kinda pitiful. But probably not as pitiful as when I faked a lisp in 2nd grade so I could go to speech therapy with my best friend.

    I’m glad Morgan’s swelling is going down! She’s a trooper.

  • Holly
    February 15, 2009 at 2:55 pm

    Oh my gosh! That looks like it really hurt! I hope the bruising goes away soon! :O

  • Ruth Williams
    February 15, 2009 at 3:14 pm

    Awwww poor baby girl!

  • Mandy
    February 15, 2009 at 3:31 pm

    Poor thing….I would have freaked out! Glad she is ok! Nap would be nice but my 5 week old baby boy isn’t feeling it for himself right now…so no rest for Mama! Mandy

  • Jennisa
    February 15, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    oh my! that really looks painful! at least it’s a pretty shade! Now you just need to find a nice purple shirt to match her all up! 🙂

  • Tonja
    February 15, 2009 at 4:47 pm

    Hope it’s all better real soon!

  • kat
    February 15, 2009 at 5:52 pm

    Wow, it definitely looks much better than yesterday. Perhaps her new nickname could be “Violet”.Poor little thing, what a trooper!

  • Ashley
    February 15, 2009 at 6:43 pm

    Bless her heart!! Glad she has such a good attitude!! When we use to get hurt at my house, my Mom would let us hit whatever it was that hurt us (NOT siblings of course) but things like beds or the concrete if we skinned our knees, and it ALWAYS made me feel better 🙂 She would say “BAD Concrete for hurting my baby, you need to be nicer next time!” 🙂

  • Trying to Remember it All
    February 15, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    that last picture is hilarious – it looks like a mug shot!

  • Brenna
    February 15, 2009 at 7:51 pm

    OHH Im glad she is ok! The first picture is soo funny though It seriously looks like a mug shot Darby!!! Poor Morgan, but she is a trooper and she is fine!
    Love you all!

  • CC
    February 16, 2009 at 4:30 am

    Oh! Bless her sweet little heart! What a trooper!!!! Happy to hear that she is okay.

  • Shireen
    February 16, 2009 at 4:30 am

    Poor girl!
    My reader hasn’t been working all weekend, so I’m just now getting to this!! Awe!!! 🙁
    Wow…she’s got a shiner alright! Lots of pics to remind her she’s got good character!! 😉
    I told Russell last night how much I enjoyed our conversation and might have to make it a weekly thing! 🙂 Seriously! Maybe even just every other week if you’re up for it.
    Jenn and Emily (her sister) brought us dinner last week, and the dessert was the icebox cake from your blog!!! Remember me texting AND commenting that I wanted it???? I got it! Isn’t GOD so good! Jenn is such a sweetheart! I never said anything to her, and I know (thru Emily) that they had to go to THREE different stores to get the chocolate wafers! We’re still enjoying it!!!
    Love you! Kiss that bruiser for me!

  • Kellie Patton
    February 16, 2009 at 6:15 am

    Oh MY!!! That looks bad! Glad she’s getting better

  • andi
    February 16, 2009 at 8:40 am

    Precious!!! I don’t think we have had a shiner quit that good yet! Impressive Bruiser, I’ll tell my gang about your eye. They will be really impressed!
    Darby, those picture of JM are too sweet in his daddy’s boots~

  • Laura
    February 16, 2009 at 9:55 am

    Oh no…hope it’s all back to normal soon!

  • Abby Maddox
    February 16, 2009 at 7:08 pm

    Oh Morgan, that makes me hurt!!!!