Friday, April 28, 2017

Botox, Round 5

Allison got Botox in her right leg again on Wednesday and everything went well.

We have to check in two hours before the procedure so we brought a board game along to fill the time. 

Soon enough, it was Allison's turn and she got to put on a cool tiger gown and bundle up in warm sheets to stay warm.

We met with the nurses, the doctor, and the anesthesiologist who talked about what they would be doing.  Allie's response "I already know that!" Then, a Child-Life Specialist came by with a mask and a bunch of scents that Allie could pick from.  After a thorough review, she picked Cake Donut.  I can't say I'm surprised.

Then she decorated her mask with stickers.

And bravely walked into the procedure room.  Getting the gas through the mask was still scary but this time they let me hold it for her until she was asleep.  She was done 10 minutes later, and by the time I got back to her recovery room she was drinking apple juice and watching cartoons.  We  left about 15 minutes after that.

She and I lounged around all day and I told her we could go to her favorite ice cream store whenever she was ready.  She asked that we wait until we picked Andrew up from school so he could come too.

It will still be a few more days until the Botox takes effect.  We shall see how it goes!

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Spring Break 2017

We had a nice spring break this year.  The four of us went down to Florida to visit Jonathan's parents, and the kids were only slightly maniacal on the flight down.

Once we were there, we had a lot of fun.  We went to a train museum...


It even had a ride!

We went to the beach...

Posed in various places...

Identified shells...

Rocked out with the ukulele...

Played trains...


And Andrew napped on people.

We then came home and the kids had camp for two days.  Andrew liked to pretend he was driving us to camp.

The kids spent their afternoons blowing bubbles and playing outside...

And practicing their stretches.

 Before we knew it, it was Easter and the Easter Bunny did not disappoint. 

Some of their friends came over for an egg hunt in our backyard.

Then we went to Allie's BFF Abby's annual Easter Egg Hunt.

It was a great week. 

Allie is scheduled to get Botox in her right leg again on Wednesday.  Good thing they're practicing being extra brave super heroes.  Or, caped Minions?  I can't tell with Andrew.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

The month of maladies

We spent the vast majority of March sick with colds, ear infections, and other ailments.  Looking through my photos from the month was mostly an exercise in trying to remember what the kids were sick with when.  I've lost track.

There were a few healthy days in there too.  Jonathan's dad came to visit and help fix up our bathroom.  Allie climbed trees and had wacky dress-up day at school.

Andrew pretended to call people.

Allie had a girl scout excursion to visit the Lincoln Memorial and some other buildings.

We went out to dinner.

And Andrew found a way to get Allie and her friends to pay attention to him: hold the tablet that's streaming videos.

Here's to hoping for a healthier April!