We traveled up to Vernal for the blessing so we were out of town on her actual birthday. She was pretty excited when she woke up in the morning. Everyone was saying happy birthday and she was feeling pretty special. But then her day just turned into a 'bad day' as she put it. Everyone was playing and Mayli was in the wrong place at the wrong time and got kicked right in the nose. Then just a little while later she was up at the counter and fell backwards off the stool and hit her head and hurt her elbow. She was so sad and kept saying "it is supposed to be my special birthday day and it's just a bad day!" We went and did her hair and got to use one of her new awesome headbands and a flower that she got for her b-day. So she was a little more happy.
Then it was time for church and went and saw baby Ian's blessing. After we got back it was time to pack up to head home so Mike and I started packing up the van. Mayli was outside with us helping getting everything in the van and playing.
Well Mike has been bugging me about getting a hand gun for safety reasons. From the beginging I've been totally against it. There is just too much of a risk of your children getting to it and getting hurt. He said that there was a special safe we could put it in so they couldn't get to it and I still said sorry no. Well he thought maybe if I saw it I would think it was super cool and I would say ok. He had just gotten it from his brother and he had it in his hand and Mayli came running up behind him and she ran right into the butt of the gun. It hit right above her right eye above her eyelid. I heard her scream and start crying. I ran over and asked what happened and Mike said she ran into the gun. I thought it was rather ironic that within just seconds of getting the stupid gun Mayli already got hurt by it. I didn't know he had the gun anyway because he hadn't showed it to me yet. I looked at Mayli's eye and she was bleeding just a little bit. I took her into the house and got a paper towel wet to wipe it up to get a better look at it. I saw the cut and it was deep and wide. Aaron, my brother-in-law, is a PA and he came over to check it out. He took one look at it and said that it needed to be glued. Because of the place where it was stiches wouldn't have worked. He ran over to the clinic where he works and grabbed some special glue they use when they can't do stiches. It took him about 20 minutes to drive there and back so while he was gone we put some ice on it. Daddy felt really, really, really bad. So he got to hold her while everyone was trying to make her feel better. Uncle Marky let her play Angry Birds on his phone, Caleb her cousin got her some strawberry ice cream, and Aunt Sara got her some medicine to make the pain go away. Uncle Aaron got back and he took care of everything. It was so nice not to have to take her in to the ER. So Mayli's bad day got worse. But then she got lots of birthday calls from everyone and was feeling pretty special. Plus we went home and she got to open all of her new toys and play with them. So it ended up being an ok day after all.
Mayli with her hurt eye.