Sunday, November 27, 2011

Sunday Breakfast and Hand Surgery News

This may sound bad, but since we've been keeping Asher home from church (lots of icky germs there- for some reason people WILL NOT stay home when they are sick), I've really started enjoying Sunday mornings. No mad rush to get out the door. I can make a nice breakfast, and help Adam and the older kids get ready to go. Then I get some (relatively) peaceful time with the babies, put them down for naps, and make a nice lunch for when everyone comes home (or, today, update my blog ;). Really a nice way to spend a morning.
Asher, contemplating stealing my pancakes.

Today, Jon stayed home also. After Thanksgiving, all of my little boys are now sick :(. Jon's pancake request was Optimus Prime.

Not sure if I succeeded, but he liked it!

Asher had surgery on his hand on the 9th. Overall, not a bad experience. Surgery was at 12:30, and lasted 1 1/2 hours. They ended up not doing a skin graft. They just revised his scar, did a zig zag cut, straightened out the finger, inserted a pin, and re-stitched the finger. He came home after a couple of hours in recovery. he came out of anesthesia really well this time. Usually he is an angry bear; I talked to the anesthesiologist about this beforehand, so he gave Asher a dose of morphine before he woke up, and he woke up sleepy rather than grumpy.

He's been doing okay at home. He has to wear a large splint (the pin is sticking out of his finger-gross!), and at first we struggled keeping it on him. However, after letting him go without, and then falling and pushing the pin in too far, and now having an infection that he is on antibiotics for, we have decided keeping the splint on him is a good thing!

He sees the surgeon again in 1 1/2 weeks, and the pin will be removed then. Poor guy- he's becoming a lefty now! he has had to relearn how to do everything!

Family photo from last Sunday- thanks Amy! Notice Asher's hand? That's the day he went without his splint and hurt it.

Okay, off to fix lunch for the family!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Silly Family Pic's and Halloween Fun

We've been having fun at our house!

In an effort to enjoy the last days of good weather, we've been getting outside as much as possible. A couple weeks ago, we decided to head to Wheeler Farm. They had a cute Farmer's Market going on, and we enjoyed browsing allof the booths. Our favorite? A photographer set up a booth (Lazy Day Photography) and was taking pics for FREE, with these silly mustaches and glasses and whatnot. Then you got to download your silly pics for free from his website. FUN! I think they actually turned out really well, I wish the whole family was in it and I would use it for our Christmas card!

Jon boy and his silly mustache. Love it!

We made it through Halloween here. Taylor was a garden fairy (and was constantly correcting people that thought she was Tinkerbell).

We picked up the costume on 75% off clearance at Gymboree, we already had the wings, and I made the headpiece. Taylor's favorite part was wearing MAKEUP. For weeks now she has been counting down to Halloween.

Jon was a Samurai Power Ranger. His costume is a bit worse for the wear- we gave it to him for his birthday, and he's been wearing it almost everyday since.

Jon doing his best "tornado" kick. Hilarious!

Jon was excited for Halloween, because it means we are closer to Christmas. For days he's been saying "First Halloween, then Thanksgiving, and then...CHRISTMAS!"

Daddy hanging out with the boys while I took pics of Tay and Jon.

Dragon Asher. He is our third dragon, and I never get sick of the costume! We will retire it after Jacob wears it next year.

Jacob the shark. We wanted Asher to be the shark (fitting since he is such a biter!), and Jacob was supposed to be a lobster. But Jacob is so long, he outgrew (by a lot!) his costume before Halloween came. So we switched it up a bit .

Daddy handed out candy while I took Ash, Tay, and Jon out. After one street Jon was pooped, so I took him home, and traded Asher for Jacob. Then Tay, Jacob, and I finished up. I kind of forgot it was a school night- we didnt get homeuntil 8:15 (bedtime around here is between 7:30-8). Oh well! Overall is was a great day.

Asher met with Early Intervention last week and got approved for Speech Therapy; we start tomorrow. He was in the 1st % for receptive language, and 5th percentile for expressive. Not terribly surprising! I hope we like our therapist- we adored Jonathan's, but she moved to Idaho. I will let you know how it goes.

Also- his hand surgery is scheduled for the 9th of the month. Mixed emotions there- glad it wil be fixed, but bummed that he has to have yet another surgery!