Thursday, May 29, 2008
Monday, May 26, 2008
Thursday, May 22, 2008
I am so thankful that I have been pain free. It was a real trial. This is something that I'll have to watch and manage for the rest of my life, but the drops and ointment aren't so bad. We also talked about a more aggressive dry eye therapy, like punctal plugs (which are teeny little plugs that go in the corners of your eyes - in the eye drains) to keep the natural tears in my eyes, but I don't need to do that now. For now, I just have to stay the course. So a big thanks to everyone for your prayers and good wishes and concern, and a big shout out to my husband, my Mom and Dad, friends Stephenee, Wendy, Marsha, Leah, Melanie, and Tracy, who helped me by driving me around, holding my hand, bringing me food, and watching my kids. You have all been a blessing to me, the hands and feet of God.
Although Sally had her last soccer game Saturday, they are going to have playoffs, so she had practice this week. Last night, a cold wind blew through, so I was able to wear my new hat :) and wool socks and I was still a little cold. Playoffs are next week, I think. Hopefully at night, because it's going to get hot again.
Samuel has been taking gymnastics lessons and he is really enjoying it. I'm glad we found something he likes - I was so surprised that he didn't like soccer more - I think the other five year old boys were too goofy and crazy and made him frustrated. He's been telling me that he wants to keep taking gymnastics, but when he turns five he wants to learn to golf because he thinks that will make his dad happy. He comes up with the funniest ideas.
Well, I'm off to find the last scene from American Idol online, since our TiVo cut off the last few minutes of the show. Crazy TiVo.
Monday, May 19, 2008
That one looks like she'll be ready before June. And if you look close in this one, you'll see another tomato starting to turn orange:Yea! I love tomatoes!
Thursday, May 15, 2008
And here's an action shot with the light saber:
He told me later that he was sad that they gave him a purple one, but he used it anyway. After all the kids learned a fighting sequence (right shoulder, left leg, duck, left shoulder . . . that kind of thing) then the Storm Troopers came in: and Samuel tried to run to us but one of the actors took him by the hand and led him and the rest of the kids to safety. (He's wearing blue jean shorts and a navy blue top. He's to the left of the Storm Trooper's arm.) And then Darth Vader arrived:
He did a great job.Check out that smile. After, all the kids got a certificate. I think Samuel likes his:
He'll never forget this.
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Samuel: (pointing to a hallway) "They must go back there to rest. They probably take their heads off and eat something."
Me: "Take their heads off???"
Samuel: "Yeah. I know there are people in there."
Me: "How do you know?"
Samuel: "Since their eyes are plastic and don't blink. They aren't real."
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
OK, lots to tell you, so some highlights for now:
- my parents came for a quick visit, and we had fun together, but sadly no pictures
- Sally played a soccer game on Saturday and her team won
- we went to Disneyland with Stu's family on Sunday and Monday and have lots of stories and lots of pictures to share, which I'll do over the next few days because I have the required pile of laundry to deal with and some errands to run this morning, but I shall leave you with this picture:
So great that the boy was completely exhausted at dinner and fell asleep with his chin on the table.
More to come:
Sally and her cousins
Conversations with Samuel (during the character breakfast)
Girl power at Libby Lu
An amazing dinner
A celebrity sighting