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That doesn't look normal...


Last night's swim down at the river at the back of our property took a sad turn when Blake upset a hornet nest and got attacked. He ended up with 5 stings on the top of his head before Russ could reach him and grab him away, getting stung on the lip himself.

Poor Blake cried for quite a while but thankfully didn't have an allergic reaction or bad swelling and returned to his normal self within half an hour. 
 {my poor baby all cried out!}

{smiling after lots of cuddles from mama} 

Russ, on the other hand, required quite a bit of Benadryl.

Along with ice, hydrocortisone cream, and supervision in case he started having trouble breathing. He didn't, but two hours later the swelling had spread across the rest of his lip and into his cheeks.

Poor guy!

Reminds me of this scene from one of my favorite movies:

Russ didn't look that bad of course, but Eva Mendes' character's reaction pretty much sums up how I acted all evening.

Stupid hornets. We have a can of hornet spray coming their way!


  1. OH.MY.WORD. Poor Russ, that takes "fat lip"to a whole new level. I'm so glad that Blake doesn't appear to be allergic at all, how scary that must have been.

  2. Talk about your Halverson big lips! That's taking it to a whole new level!

  3. Wow, that is an amazing fat lip. I hope they both are feeling better soon. That is good that Blake didn't have a problem with getting stung so much. Something I learned is that BBQ sauce works really well with a sting. Slap some of that on there and a band-aid and my kids are back out playing in no time.

    1. Never heard that one before! Interesting!

    2. Some old Mennonite farmer told us that really seems to work, out of all the things I've used over the years...that has been the one I liked the best. :-)

  4. OMG! that looks terrible!!!! but...that happened to me once a few years ago, turned out it was some horrible fluke allergy but I had BOTH lips like that by the time I made it to the ER...scary and hilarious all at once!


  5. yikes! what a good sport your husband is.

    i hope it's cleared up.

    your Hitch clip was a hilarious addition. got to laugh, huh!