Friday, July 17, 2009

What happens in Denver...

When you and your daughter take a girls trip and meet up with your mom, your sisters, and their babies

what happens first is

Your adorable 3-year old daughter falls on her head, becomes unconscious in your arms, stops breathing and turns blue (the longest and worst 30 seconds of your entire life) and you take an ambulance ride to the hospital.

And in Denver, little girls who suffer from concussions get a teddy bear from the hospital.

And what happens in Denver, when you get back to your hotel a few hours later, you find that Billy, the hotel "first responder" has delivered to your room a get well card, a beautiful bouquet of flowers and yet another teddy bear, waiting for the little girl who was taken out on a stretcher.

And in Denver, the next day the hotel staff delivers cookies and milk to the 3-year old girl with the concussion, just to make her feel better. Not to mention multiple phone calls to the room, just to check up on her.
Seriously, it was getting comical.
And Alex was loving it.

Our Denver trip did include more than just a traumatic event.

We enjoyed our beautiful hotel,
(the view from our 7th floor rooms)

The flowers from my dad, which also included gift cards to the spa,
(pregnancy massage anyone?)

And time spent with family.
(that's Alex hidden back there, holding her baby cousin with some unwanted assistance from mom)

And did I mention the food???

We loved seeing Naomi again - she's pretty much the cutest, funniest thing you've ever seen.
And one of the best parts was getting to meet the newest cousin, sweet baby Madden.

And, as you can see, Alex made a full recovery.

The problem with Denver is that, unlike Vegas, what happens in Denver does not stay in Denver.
It follows you home and haunts you.
I think I have post traumatic stress disorder.
(And I'm only kind of kidding.)

P.S. Murphy's Law:
When your husband is a doctor, all traumatic events and medically related incidents will occur while he is not present and/or unreachable.


Faye said...

Great way to tell the story Summer - I may have to refer everyone to our post to get the full scoop. All in all I'd still have to say it was a pretty fantastic trip - thanks for being there :)

Randy and Tiffany said...

Too bad we didn't get a picture of Alex with Billy :)
I got sick to my stomach reading your post...cuz thats how I felt when it was all happening! First time I have ever had to call 911, and I hope its the last... (but now that I am a mom, it probably won't be!)
Despite Alex's concussion, it was still a great weekend! Love you and miss you guys already! XOXO

Michele and John said...

too bad denver isn't more like las vegas. ill be curious when you get your insurance bill. maybe billy or the brown palace would be willing to pick up the tab. they seemed more than happy to make alex more comfortable. : ) other than the trauma, it was an awesome few days!

Sarah said...

Oh my goodness, Summer! So scary! I can't imagine how sick to your stomach scared you must have been. I am so glad that Alex is totally fine and got the royal treatment. I LOVE all of the fun things your mom plans for you guys. You have such a great family!! I'm glad it was still an amazing weekend and I'm totally jealous of your massage! They should have an I-haven't-slept-for-weeks-just-had-a-baby massage! ;)

Jessica O said...

WHAT??? I have talked to you since your trip and you said nothing about this awful experience. I can't wait to here all the details. I'd call you right now, but it is past 10:00 and you are probably sleeping. I'm calling you first thing tomorrow.

Elise said...

Sum Sum, that is awful! I'm so sorry you and your cute pregnant self had to deal with that. I am, however, glad it all worked out! We missed ya last night... And I want an invite to the next Chipotle lunch : D

Lezli said...

Summer- you are such a great blogger! Your trip looked like so much fun. . . . I think Alex will keep us all entertained for years to come. I'm sure a weekend of luxury couldn't have been better XOXO

robyne said...

Isn't it funny how these things are always harder on the Mothers than the kids? Alex won't be traumatized by the memory.....she will think it was fun! You on the other hand will never forget it. I am glad she is okay :) and I am really glad you all got to be together with your Mom for a much deserved weekend of fun!!

gregandlaura said...

OMG - that is terrifying!! I would have been so scared!

Telitha said...

SCARY!!! I'm so glad she's okay!

Lexie said...

That must have been so scary. I'm so glad that she's OK and that you're getting over it. /how fun to have a girls' trip, your family always thinks of the best things!

Tracey said...

Of all the things I could comment on I am most excited that you got DVR- woohoo!!! Okay now seriously, I am so glad that Alex is okay, that sounds so stressful. I burst out laughing with your comment about being married to a doctor who isn't there when you need medical help. Too ironic. Good luck with the pregnancy, I wish I could say not to worry that #3 isn't that bad, but.... well.... I'll just keep praying for you!! :)

Anna said...

Wow, that is scary! I'm so glad she's okay. I can't imagine how you must have felt. Alex is so beautiful! Hope you're feeling well with the pregnancy. We miss you guys.

Carrie Anne said...

oh wow. i would have DIED! she is so cute, though!:) what a super fun getaway! i'm glad you got to go.
that naomi is DARLING! oh man can she please be a model? oh she is adorable!