Hey Everyone! It has been quite a week over here and truthfully I am glad to see it end. I want to thank each and every one of you who sent well wishes and prayers to Reid before his surgery. He is recovering well and has been a trooper through the whole thing. We are playing the weekend by ear depending on how he is feeling.
While you are here, check out my other posts from the week:
I shared how our family tackles Back to School season.
On the same topic I also talked about my Top 10 Back to School Must Haves.
And I shared my summer favorites.
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Our Brave Soldier
Can you tell he was not a fan of this whole operation thing?
Reid did amazing throughout his whole ordeal this week. It was a whirlwind for us as parents. It was less than two weeks ago that we found out he needed surgery to repair a congenital issue and we immediately were sent to meet with the specialists at CHOP and then in surgery a few days later. The worst part of the whole thing was his fear. He was definitely scared while being prepped for the operation and I would have done anything to take that fear away from him.
From the moment he woke up he was happy as could be. He never cried once and has been goofy lovable self since the moment he opened his eyes. I think it helped that the nurses had a blue Icee (his favorite) waiting for him when he woke up from the anesthesia to help with the sore throat from the breathing tubes. He is still talking about that blue Icee.
We have so many animals that wander our yard every day. There are turtles, turkeys, rabbits, a huge gopher that is the bane of Kevin’s existance, and my favorite family of deer. This deer family comes in our yard every morning and I love to watch them out the window, the babies are still covered in their spots and they are so sweet to watch. Our old house had a TON of deer that lived just beyond our property line so it is almost a comfort to me to see the deer in the morning.
End of Summer Party
While I’m not crazy about the fact that an “end of summer” party was thrown in the first half of August I will admit that we had a great time. Our library held the event which featured South Pacific dancers. Their studio is owned by an old friend of mine so I love when I get to see the girls perform. The boys loved the visit from Moana and Maui. Hank is still dancing around the house doing the warrior dance that Maui taught. The party was capped off with cookies so you know that was a win with the kids.
I’ve talked about this before but some of our favorite times with the kids is just when we walk into town and look in store fronts and explore our beautiful town. Our favorite pizza shop is walkable so on nice days we like to stroll over and sit outside. Their desserts are fabulous too and we always let the kids pick a treat from the dessert tray.
End of T-Ball Season
This is not a favorite because it’s over. I actually really enjoyed watching Hank play. It’s a favorite because it was such a positive experience for him. He really took direction well from his coaches and and was able to show a little independence. We are very very proud of him and how hard he worked. He is literally counting down the days until Fall Ball.
I know. I am rolling my eyes at myself too. But when I was on the baking aisle in the food store the pumpkin was calling out to me. I knew I had to make a little something to cure my craving. I made a pumpkin chocolate chip bundt cake stuffed with cream cheese. It’s delicious and I’m just going to pretend that it’s not weird to eat pumpkin treats in August. Plus, I’m pregnant so I’m giving myself a pass.
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