I had spotted this necklace while at the LA County fair back in September. Apparently when PR Dad "went to the bathroom" while we were at the fair he was really buying this for my birthday. I cannot believe that he kept it a secret for this long. PR Dad is so not good at keeping secrets. I mean he is like really bad at it. I have no idea how he kept this to himself for almost 2 months, but he did and I am glad because I was so surprised. So all day I had been trying to find a place to have dinner. I wanted something different and a little bit fancy because you only turn 30 once right? I picked Haliewa Joe's out in Rancho Mirage. It is a Hawaiian place that is so cool. Just the structure is cool. So I was excited to try it out. We got to the restaurant and The Phi was digging the giant wooden flip-flops on the wall.
hostest brought me more washcloths. The first one was already soaked in blood. The Phi was getting annoyed with the washcloth on her face and the angrier she got, the more she cried, and the more blood flowed from her nose. Now lets all remember that I am a first time Mom. No matter how old The Phi gets I am still a first time Mom. I have no idea how much blood a normal 2 year old bleeds during a normal bloody nose. I have no idea how long a bloody nose should last. After soaking 3 washcloths and over half an hour had gone by and the bleeding had not gotten any better we headed to the nearest Urgent Care. The Urgent Care was closing in 20 minutes and could not be bothered by a crying child, so they sent us to the ER. An ER packed with lots and lots of people. So we checked her in, went through the triage and then we waited. Of course almost as soon as we sat down her nose stopped bleeding. After about 20 minutes of waiting I took her into the bathroom and cleaned the dried blood from her face and hands. And we waited some more. I don't think I had heard one name be called to see a Dr. By this time she was getting hungry and tried and cranky. The last straw was when an old dude dropped his cane on The Phi's head and we were out of there. The bleeding had stopped for a long time, and The Phi was back to her normal crazy self. (I called her pediatrician this morning and she has an appointment this afternoon) So we headed back home and ended up with dinner at good ol' Chili's. Not quite the fancy Hawaiian place I wanted, but oh well! It was a good birthday and I am looking forward to the party on Saturday!