Sunday, September 30, 2007

Soy Sauce: It's not just for stir-fry!

This week has been good overall.  Pete and I celebrated our 9th anniversary, and gave each other a minivan.  (1st anniversary is paper, 50th is gold.... 9th must be minivan, right?)  We also went out for dinner for the first time in way too long... Bonefish Grill, which was very nice.

Thursday, though, was "accident prone" day around here.  Both Strider and Rayna gave me scares while we were out for a bike ride, each doing something dangerous in the road and "almost" getting hit by cars.  Colsen fell on his head harder than usual, and then.... Strider burned himself with hot oil all over his face!  He was cooking fried plantains for his Spanish "class" and dropped a big piece of a plantain right in the hot oil, which splashed all over him.  Not good.  The burns were getting worse by the minute, and he started to be in a lot of pain.  To make a long story short, my neighbor thankfully happened to be home and she and her daughter came over to see him... and recommended putting soy sauce on the burns!  And do you know, it totally worked!!  The pain went away within about 10 minutes, and has never returned.  Isn't that amazing??   He smelled like Chinese food for a few hours but that was a small price to pay.  Now he looks like he has a bad case of Chicken Pox all over his face.... we're REALLY hoping this will all clear up by next weekend when he's the ringbearer in Aunt Katie's wedding!

Other than that...  Well, Colsen is doing more and more "walking."  He's way more confident than he probably should be!  And now he's gotten Rayna's old push "bike" that he likes to roll around.  He pulls it, pushes it, sits on it, falls

off.... and lately, has started standing on it.  Great.







The week ahead looks fun.... Katie and Graham will be getting married in 1 week and 1 hour!  Keiko comes to town tonight, Mor-Mor and Grandpa on Thursday, John comes Saturday morning, Bud and Jane are coming on Friday night, and other relatives and friends arrive sometime over the weekend.  Lots of fun people to see!!  We're all getting excited...


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