Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Look in the Water ....... Wilson Girls Update

I want to start this blog out with something that I didn't think I was going to share, but then I thought this might be helpful to all you reading. Early this month I went to Madison Beach Park with some ladies in my ward. Ginny was playing by the water with the other children while us moms were on a blanket in the shade with some of the younger children. I was nursing Violet and looked up to check on Ginny and she wasn't there. I scanned up and down the beach quickly and then remembered Look in the Water! One month prior to this day I had heard a news story of a Seattle child drowning at a beach park in our area. One reason why the child drowned was because they were looking everywhere besides the water, another factor was the crowded beach. I looked in the water and found my Ginny failing to keep afloat. I probably chucked Violet and hopefully was covered as I darted into the water. There was a older child wading a foot away from her who could have grabbed her, but I guess didn't notice due to the crowd. She was starting to sink as I pulled her out. I quickly turned her upside down and did the baby Heimlich to help her spit up any water. Both of us were shaken but Ginny was just fine. Violet was also alright and I finished feeding her all wet. Thanks to the ladies who were with me for caring for both my girls. I guess Ginny must have been caught by a sneaker wave or tripped and couldn't get out. When I got to where she was the water was to my chest. I am still unsure how that happened having looked away for not very long.
So while you are near any kind of water and you think "where is my child?" Remember to look in the water first! Who knows what her condition would be if she had been in longer while I was looking somewhere else.


On a more happy note. Violet got a new toy. She like to be able to stand and look at all of us rather than being on the floor so much. Thanks Grandma Nori! Violet has also started laughing. Especially at words that start with the letter "p."
Ginny after using the potty correctly nine times received a new toy as well. A stroller for her beloved Giraffee. Stroller is pronounce Stroyer just FYI. Ginny took Giraffia on a stroll to Starbucks (one block away) for a donut. It was really fun.
Here is Vi in my KEDS from when I was a wee one. So cute!
And I think this is Ginny in glow-in-the-dark Harry Potter glasses. What a goof!
I will leave you with some videos. The first shows you how crazy my two-year-old is. Which translates to how smart she is and what she says is amazing. The second and third are with her buddy Riley.
Ginny feeding Vi

Ginny seeks attention from Riley

Ginny sings with Riley


Shauna said...

Belize Loves to watch the cute videos of Ginny, keep em coming. Ginny- keep being so cute!

Jessica said...

So great! I can't wait to show those videos to Riley--she will love it!
I just spent time with your girls and I can't get enough of them--so darling.

Thankgoodness for your lightening-fast reflexes--you are one amazing mom!
Can't wait to get the girls together again soon.

Wischmeiers said...

Oh man, I know exactly how that's awful. Good job Mom on being so quick and being in tuned with the spirit!! Ginny and Vi are too sweet and cute... we miss you all!

Missy said...

Ginny is so cute!! And very smart, too. That is a scary story about the beach and I will always keep it in mind when we are near water.

Erka said...

Fun videos! Ginny has so much personality! What a smart little girl she is! Vi looked pretty content in her new toy!
Thanks for sharing the water story! I will always keep that in mind from now on!

mandi said...

This post should be titled, "Aunt Cyd, don't read this!!!" I'll never hear the end of it!

kilaMOMjaro said...

I need more explanation Mandi!

Cute babies! And you're welcome.

Kailey said...

How horrific!! I can't imagine. You are a smart girl Bri! I am so glad everything turned out alright, and thank you for the reminder.

mandi said...

You know what a freak Cyd is! Any time we go anywhere that MIGHT pose the tiniest bit of danger- a car trip, a trip to the grocery store without Mikeal to assist, to the lake, she has to remind me seven thousand times to never take my eyes off the kids. Then she frets until I call her with the "all clear" when it's over. I love my mommy!! She's just the tiniest bit neurotic.

~Aimee~ said...

Wow, the girls are growing like weeds! That must have been so scary with Ginny, I'm so glad you remembered and were able to get to her so quickly. Scary times for all! Your girls are just as cute as ever!!! :-)