Wednesday, October 7, 2009

An Adventure with My Two Boys

"'s raining, it's pouring, it's winding!"
That's a quote right out of Brady's mouth today! I feel like we haven't been outside to play in forever. I'm hoping some beautiful fall weather is just around the corner:)

Some updates: Cara continues to do great. Her eye is more red today than yesterday, but less swollen. She is still doing something strange with her head when looking in the distance. I notice her whining and crying at times and rubbing at her eye...almost as though she is frustrated. We are praying for a complete healing of her eye and that this vision problem will be resolved...thank you for continuing to pray for her. Thanks to our friends at the Indian Falls United Methodist Church...their Tuesday morning Bible Study group sent Cara a get well card and she felt SO special to get mail:)

During Cara's surgery, I had the nurse draw blood for a few tests that we have needed to have done. One was just a basic blood panel and the other was an initial allergy screening. Cara's iron is a little low, but I am SO happy to report that she did not show up allergic on the items they tested for (shellfish, milk, soy, egg...and a few others). I'm truly praising God for this one as I just didn't want to add one "more thing" to the list of ailments in this house! Now we are scratching our head at what happened the night of her "reaction." The fish she ate was haddock, which I don't think was specifically tested for, so I'm not sure how that works. Adding it to my list of questions for the doctor next time...

Tomorrow Brady, Eli, and I will have a fun day out together. I have never had just the boys out and about, so I'm excited to see how they do. We will start our day at PT, and I'm sure Eli is going to LOVE that. Our next stop is Brady's pre-anesthesia phsyical at 1pm. I'm bringing Eli along hoping that he can get a flu shot while we are there. Brady also needs to get caught up on his MMR and flu shot. We have from 9:30am until 1pm to kill time in Rochester...I'm thinking the mall and then lunch. My biggest concern is what "kid vehicle" to bring. At 2 1/2 I don't think they can walk all that way, and I don't think I want to be responsible for keeping track of them on the loose. They are too big for the double stroller, so I think I'll detach one car of the choo choo and just pull the two of them. It will certainly feel like a light load!

One more thing...I've recently become an shopper. It is basically a place for people to sell their handmade items (pretty much anything you can think of). I just ordered two crocheted hats from a Etsy shop called BriarClaire. For the month of October, for every hat purchased this seller will donate a hat to a pediatric cancer hospital. I thought this was an amazing offer and I hope you will consider buying one for any little girls in your life. They are simply adorable! If you click here you will go to the BriarClaire link.


  1. If you are out and needing something more to do in Rochester, you're more than welcome to stop in around 11 or 11:30. We should be here and I'm sure Jack and Soph would love to see the boys. Just give us a call first in case Ange has her baby--then we wouldn't be here. :o) We'd be happy to offer you some Mac and Cheese for lunch. ;)

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