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Saturday, May 30, 2009

Working Out and Wiping Out

So, I was at the gym doing my thing on the elliptical and a great show came on. Wipe Out! I know many of you have seen it before, but because we don't have TV in our house (just a DVD player, 3 public channels and the Internet for shows we enjoy) I have only seen bits and pieces of this show. Not even 5 min. into the show, I was cracking up. A minute later, I was all out laughing...hard! For whatever reason, the crashes the people were taking struck me as absolutely hilarious! Some of them were taking hits to the face and flipping a full twist before smashing into the person next to them and falling into the water. The human catapult that shot them flying out of control numerous feet into the air before smashing them into the freezing water, and the giant face slap into the water that a lady took, made me full blown throw my head back and laugh really loud. I nearly fell off the machine twice, and I ended up going to the bathroom three times before the show ended. Oh my, it was the most fun I have had at the gym in a long time. It was great. We are actually going to be playing our own version of that game at my family reunion. I can't wait.

Speaking of wipe out's, summer is here. So far, so good. We have had a really fun weekend so far. (yes, I am well over the grumpies I had the other day...see my last post for details. I am back to normal and also getting all sorts of excited for things to come in the next several days...again, see my last post for details.)
Summer brings so much fun, and so many cuts and bruises that come with the fun. These are the latest from our house.

The top of Mary's foot. The picture does not even come close to showing how nasty this really is, but you get the idea. Those aren't just scrapes, they are actually holes. We still aren't sure what that white stuff is on the bottom of the big hole. It sure bled a lot though.

Sam's knee. The band aid covers the worst of it, but you get the idea. He had a good fall and a quick recovery. What a man.

Mary's knee. Again, the picture just doesn't do it justice. This one is pretty bad. The back of her leg is also cut up, but I decided to stop being the photographer and start playing doctor for a while. Thank goodness for Scooby Doo Bandaids.

Mary's crash today win's the prize. It was amazing! I am pretty sure her skin is still out there on the road somewhere, probably next to part of Sam's knee. Minutes after her crash, she looked at me and said "can I do that just one more time?" Talk about guts, this kid can get hurt and go right back out and do it again. Not to mention the ultimate crash she took on the bars in gymnastics the other day. (this was not the kind you laugh at, it was really bad, scared me to death). Her hip is still swollen and the bruise on it is something to behold. It amazes me that she even walked after that one. She is one tough little girl.
The way I figure...with gymnastics, t-ball, bike riding, camping, hiking, swimming, and just playing outside more, this is the first of many boxes of bandaids we will be going through. Good times, good memories, and making scars to remember them by.


J&E said...

Looks like you should by stock in Scooby-Doo Band-aids!

Nancy said...

We're trying to heal up from some fabulous wipe-outs over here too. Jaron looks abused. He prefers the Spongebob variety of band-aids.

Maja said...

Okay i love Wipe Out! I laugh so hard when I watch. Jeff doesn't laugh as much so I record it and watch it with my kids. They appreciate it as much as I do. They just don't get some of the dirty jokes yet. Yeah.

The Mitchells said...

What tough kids!