The Biggest Boo Boo: Addison’s First Broken Bone

I had originally planned to write some recaps of the Leesburg Lightning game we went to and our trip to Ft. Meyers to visit our best friends, but our awesome trip took a turn for the worst the morning we were going to leave. I’ll still post those but I figured everyone would prefer to be updated with this visit.

Addison's broken arm with pink cast and flamingo sing // Those Crazy Sorokas

So on 07/30/17, I was in the guest room at Karla & Anthony’s apartment in Ft. Meyers, deflating the air mattress. I asked Addison to sit on it so that it would deflate faster. Well, Chris was coming in the door, tripped, and landed flat on the mattress. His 190 lbs shot her 25 lb body 6 feet into the air and she landed with a bang. Chris will tell you he laughed at the time but we didn’t realize how hurt she was then. She cried and cried pointing to her arm and wrist saying she had a boo boo. She didn’t scream bloody murder so I originally assumed she was just going to get a bruise but usually kisses heal all her boo boos and kisses weren’t working this time. While we were finishing up breakfast, I kept staring at her arm. It just didn’t look right. Then I saw it. The obvious curvature of where the top of her arm dipped in. Definitely broken.

Addison's broken arm with pink cast and flamingo sing // Those Crazy Sorokas

We headed to the nearest urgent care and thankfully were seen within 15 minutes. The xray guy took Chris and Addison back (only one of us could go back). Chris came back white as a ghost. “The xray tech said that it’s the worst break he’s seen on a child this small! He said she would need surgery to get some pins and plates!” I was furious. Who was he to say that?! Technicians are not qualified to give results! “Just wait for the doctor. Everything will be fine.” I tried to console him but I could tell his mind was going a mile a minute.

Addison's broken arm with pink cast and flamingo sing // Those Crazy Sorokas

Addison's broken arm with pink cast and flamingo sing // Those Crazy Sorokas

The doctor brought us out and showed the images again: midshaft radius and ulna fracture. Definitely really broken. Chris asked about surgery. She shook her head at the thought. “Probably will just need a cast. She is very young so her body is going to heal itself quickly. You will need to see the orthopedic as soon as possible to get an evaluation.” Chris’ face softened but it was still frightened.

Addison's broken arm with pink cast and flamingo sing // Those Crazy Sorokas

So this morning at 8 am sharp, I called the insurance to verify we wouldn’t need a referral, checked the in-network provider list to find the nearest doctor, and set up an appointment. I was lucky enough to get an appointment same day with Dr. Topoleski, the pediatric specialist.

Addison's broken arm with pink cast and flamingo sing // Those Crazy Sorokas

The appointment went great. Addison was her regular happy self. She was talking to the nurse about her Moana toys and when they pulled out the pink casting she whispered to herself, “piiiiiinkkk!” She did so well and didn’t even shed a tear. The nurse and doctor were super friendly and gave her all the stickers! She walked out a happy customer.

Addison's broken arm with pink cast and flamingo sing // Those Crazy Sorokas

Surprisingly, because she is so young, they estimate we will be able to get the cast removed at the end of August which I am relieved because I thought for sure she’d be going into September with her cast.

All is well over here now and thank you to everyone who prayed for her while we were at the doctor’s office. We really appreciate it!

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Day Trip: Juniper Springs

Juniper Springs in Alexander Springs (Ocala, FL). Day trip with Addison and Chris. // Those Crazy Sorokas

Juniper Springs in Alexander Springs (Ocala, FL). Day trip with Addison and Chris. // Those Crazy Sorokas

This year, one of my New Years Resolutions was to spend more time with Chris and Addison. I’m not talking about just sitting on the couch watching television. I’m talking about spending quality time enjoying the state that we currently live in. Both Chris and I have our sights on one day moving to Washington State. I know that for me, having that goal in mind distracts me from the beautiful state that I live in. Even though Florida is not my dream state, I want to make more of an effort to enjoy the time I have here. I want to see the different beaches, go to the sporting events, and experience Florida to the best of my ability.

Juniper Springs in Alexander Springs (Ocala, FL). Day trip with Addison and Chris. Swimsuit by Tiny Cottons from Fawn Shoppe // Those Crazy SorokasTiny Cottons Swim Suit, Toddler Inner Tube

This past weekend, Chris and I were supposed to go out to Fort Myers to spend the weekend with our best friends but things got switched around and we decided to do something different. Living in Central Florida is pretty ideal because everything is relatively close. Chris and I decided that we wanted to go to the springs and packed a bag for Juniper Springs in the Ocala Forest. We live 45 minutes from the campground and it’s only $5/person for the day pass.

Juniper Springs in Alexander Springs (Ocala, FL). Day trip with Addison and Chris. Tiny cottons dog printer swim suit from Fawn Shoppe // Those Crazy Sorokas

Juniper Springs in Alexander Springs (Ocala, FL). Day trip with Addison and Chris. Tiny cottons dog printer swim suit from Fawn Shoppe // Those Crazy Sorokas

We only ended up spending about 2 hours over there but we considered it a pretty successful day trip. The springs were nice even though it was small. There were a ton of people there but neither of us mind crowds, so we weren’t bothered. The water was ice cold. Addison was shivering in her float. I have no idea how the kids there were just diving in. I went up to my waist and felt like I was freezing to death.

Juniper Springs in Alexander Springs (Ocala, FL). Day trip with Addison and Chris. Tiny cottons dog printer swim suit from Fawn Shoppe // Those Crazy Sorokas

Juniper Springs in Alexander Springs (Ocala, FL). Day trip with Addison and Chris. Tiny cottons dog printer swim suit from Fawn Shoppe // Those Crazy Sorokas

I think next time we go to Juniper Springs, we’ll camp overnight. We saw the mill exhibit but didn’t even get to touch the trails or the kayak route.

Juniper Springs in Alexander Springs (Ocala, FL). Day trip with Addison and Chris. Tiny cottons dog printer swim suit from Fawn Shoppe // Those Crazy Sorokas

Juniper Springs in Alexander Springs (Ocala, FL). Day trip with Addison and Chris. Tiny cottons dog printer swim suit from Fawn Shoppe // Those Crazy Sorokas

Hope everyone is having a great summer so far and don’t forget to stay cool!

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Seahawks Inspired Ice Cream Sandwiches

Guys, I don’t know if you were aware or not but today is National Ice Cream Day and July is the National Ice Cream Month. It’s 90+ degrees here in Central Florida so when I saw this pop up on my calendar, I knew I had to celebrate because I absolutely have a soft spot in my heart for a particular ice cream treat: ice cream sandwiches. Another thing I am craving is football season! I am seriously missing my Seahawks and thank God there is only one month of the year left without football.

NFL Seattle Seahawks inspired ice cream sandwiches for National Ice Cream Day // Those Crazy Sorokas

So what better way to celebrate and to get ready for preseason coming in August, than to make Seattle Seahawks inspired ice cream sandwiches. Now, if you have the time and are so inclined, I’m sure you could do this from scratch but it’s so much easier to just use premade sandwiches. You also don’t need that many supplies to whip up a fun dessert for National Ice Cream Month, a party, or maybe even Super Bowl 2018! 😉

NFL Seattle Seahawks inspired ice cream sandwiches for National Ice Cream Day // Those Crazy Sorokas

NFL Seattle Seahawks inspired ice cream sandwiches for National Ice Cream Day // Those Crazy Sorokas

Ugh, it’s so hot out we just stepped outside and my two-year-old looks at me and says “HOT! HOT, MOMMY!” and cue the ice cream to immediately start melting.

For this yummy DIY, I’m making football inspired sandwiches. Feel free to make one and tag me on Instagram so I can see what you did to celebrate National Ice Cream Month!

Supplies:
Ice cream sandwiches
Sprinkles (variety of colors)
White icing

NFL Seattle Seahawks inspired ice cream sandwiches for National Ice Cream Day // Those Crazy Sorokas
NFL Seattle Seahawks inspired ice cream sandwiches for National Ice Cream Day // Those Crazy Sorokas

Thanks for reading! Let me know in the comments down below what your eating in celebration on National Ice Cream Month or better yet, what football team you’ve been impatiently waiting to watch play again in August!

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Two Looks Good On You: A Letter

Dear Addison,

You’re officially two. It definitely looks good on you. I’ve actually been telling people you’re two for a few months now because you don’t seem one anymore. One year old is babyhood. Two years old is toddlerhood. I think you hit it early. And by hit-it-early, I mean those tantrums and pouting…. yikes! I try not to laugh when you pout, but I’m not good at that. Usually, you will walk away with your hands over your eyes and just plant your face into whatever is softest. And yes, I roll my eyes at you a lot. I know you don’t believe it now, but not getting to shove knives into light sockets or not suffocating a dog with a plastic bag is just not reasons to cry about. Take it from me.

Those Crazy Sorokas // Two Looks Good On You - Letter to Addison on Her Second Birthday

You’re such a real person now! I know that seems like a weird thing to say but before you were just so different. You couldn’t communicate like you do now. You are beyond stubborn. Stubborn to the point where I’m taking deep breaths and wondering if I should take up meditation. And even though I hate this stubbornness, I love it. Who are you going to be in 16 years? I want that stubbornness to push you to be the best you can be. I pray you will follow your dreams and no matter how many time life says, “no. stop it!” You just push right past. Because that’s who you are.

Those Crazy Sorokas // Two Looks Good On You - Letter to Addison on Her Second Birthday

You play it tough but you’re soft. I can tell because when you lash out in anger and you see me cry or hear the dog squeal, your face changes. It goes from livid to sorry. You always try to fight back your tears because you didn’t really mean it. “S-sorry, mommy…” you whisper. “S-sorry, Bently…” you say as you try to console him. You’re not a mean as you try to play. You’re sensitive. And that’s ok.

Those Crazy Sorokas // Two Looks Good On You - Letter to Addison on Her Second Birthday

Another thing I hope never changes is your love of sharing. Even if it’s the last bite of a cookie, if someone asks, you’ll always give it up. And the smile on your face shows that you were just happy to have a bite at all. You just pass it off and giggle as you climb down from the barstool. Like it was a no-brainer to you. Like it’s just that simple. I hope that even when you’re older, you still share whatever you have, even if it’s all you have. You should never regret giving your best to others, even if they don’t give it back in return.

Those Crazy Sorokas // Two Looks Good On You - Letter to Addison on Her Second Birthday

I hope that you know that I love you.  I hope one day you realize that when I say no, it’s not because I want to be mean but because I want only the best for you. I pray that year two will be the best year yet. I hope you climb higher, jump further, and continue to grow into the person that God planned for you to be. Be who you are, no matter what others say.

Love,
Mom

Previous Letters:
Dear Addison, You’re One (7.13.16)
Addison: 3 Months (10.18.15)
First Letter from Mom & Dad (2.24.15)

07.04.17

This year, I made a resolution to set aside one day of each month and designate it as Family Day. On Family Day, we do something fun that we wouldn’t normally do. We go to the park and then go get frozen yogurt or we go to the beach.

Uncle Donald's Farm Fourth of July Animal Parade 2017

Uncle Donald's Farm Fourth of July Animal Parade 2017

Earlier in the week, my mom shot me a text with a link to an event in our town: Uncle Donald’s Farm Fourth of July Animal Parade. Sounded like something Addison would love because she loves animals. Also, it’s Uncle Donald’s Farm. It’s like a tradition in my family to spend time there. My grandparents worked there, my mom and aunt worked there as teenagers, and I have been plenty times from the time I was a small child until now.

Uncle Donald's Farm Fourth of July Animal Parade 2017

Uncle Donald's Farm Fourth of July Animal Parade 2017

Addison loved the farm, even though she got worn down, especially by the end. She fed the chickens and ducks. She went on a hay ride and pet goats. Basically every two year old’s idea of a good time.

Uncle Donald's Farm Fourth of July Animal Parade 2017

Uncle Donald's Farm Fourth of July Animal Parade 2017

Uncle Donald's Farm Fourth of July Animal Parade 2017

The biggest surprise was that Addison actually got to participate in the parade.  Addison seemed to enjoy leading a goat and waving her American flag. She was exhausted and was a little slow but she was a trooper!

Uncle Donald's Farm Fourth of July Animal Parade 2017\

Uncle Donald's Farm Fourth of July Animal Parade 2017

Uncle Donald's Farm Fourth of July Animal Parade 2017

Uncle Donald's Farm Fourth of July Animal Parade 2017

It was such a great day! I love my little family.