Oh my! I got a call at home around 6:30pm last night that Sofia had injured herself while skiing with Tadj at Pine Knob. They went, just the 2 of them, for a fun day all to themselves. Tadj decided Sofia was ready to leave the rope tows and wonder carpets and took her on a green run on the other side of the hill. She did well the first time down. On the second time, she lost control and ran straight - face first- into the chairlift line barriers. She was wearing a helmet, but no goggles and the gate was right at eye level. A ski patrol toboggan took Sofia back to the ski patrol shack where they decided she needed to go to urgent care. Clarkston urgent care decided she needed to go to St. Joseph Pontiac for a CT scan and stitches. Sofia was an absolute trooper. Tadj was happy to report almost no whining and crying. She took everything in stride. It was a very late night when the arrived home at almost 2am. She needed 8 stitches around her Left eye and nose. She's been very brave and has even enjoyed all the attention. She was excited to go to church today and show off her battle scars. And she won't even hear of missing school tomorrow... though she'll probably go a little late since she needs to see her regular pediatrician.