The Elrod Update

Friday, January 19, 2007

More Fair Pics

At the petting zoo

Matthew is the last one on the right... this ride brought you up to the top and then quickly lowered you a bit at a time. Kinda like an elevator on the loose!

This ride spun high round and round... like flying

The Fair

(I realize this is not in chronological order with all the other posts... oh well.)

What comes to mind when you think of the fair? A day out of school? Bright lights at night? The yummy food... cotton candy, corndogs, turkey legs, BBQ, ice cream? Exhibits... the Largest Vegetable, the Prettiest Roses, the Yummiest Homemade Goodie? How about the rides that thrill and turn your tummy upside down? Matthew took his first ride on a roller coaster... the Zippin Pippin (Elvis's favorite ride!)... at the fair. He was 4... thanks "Uncle" Dean! :) I personally prefer to just walk around, sample the fair food, and people-watch. What do you like to do??

Chris and I took the boys to the Mid-South Fair in Memphis earlier this fall. We chose to take them out of school early so that we could take advantage of free admission day. It so happened to be "P" day in Grant's kindergarten class and the kids wore their pajamas to school. I was sure I had put a change of clothes in the car for him but I didn't. Oops!! He said he didn't mind going to the fair in his jammies... that's why you'll see him posing in his Spiderman pj's. :)

We had a great time walking around, riding rides, and eating way too much food that is sooo good but sooo bad for you. :) Here are some things we did:

Grant on the Chinese Dragon Ride... he's in the 3rd car from the left

Honk Honk! Big Rig coming through!

Sand art that was sculpted throughout the week

Matthew in front of an old Memphis fire engine

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Tooth Troubles

Doesn't everyone need a little drama of some sort over the holidays?? On Christmas night, Matthew had an accident. He was over at the neighbor's house playing with his friend. Their dog was tied up over on the corner by the garage. As Matthew came out of the garage, the dog walked in front of Matthew and caused him to trip over the taut leash. He fell face first on the concrete. Busted his lip and broke off part of his front tooth. He came home crying and with a bloody mouth. What a sight to see when I opened the door!! He was a trooper, though... a dose of Tylenol and a cold washcloth for the lip was all he needed to make him feel better. I took him to the dentist today to get his tooth fixed. Here he is in the office and with Dr. Wilkinson:
Notice the bottom corner of the tooth on the left

The "Magic Gas" mask... he looks more like a fighter pilot to me! heehee

All done... Matthew was feeling a bit loopy from the gas they gave him

He felt a little sick on the way home... a combination of no breakfast and the gas they used. I let him lay on the couch for a little while when we got home before getting him to eat a bowl of Cheerios. He was trying to make out that he was worse than he really was so that he could stay home from school the rest of the day but that didn't work. Off to school he went... new tooth and all!!