Friday, August 15, 2014

Fun, Fun, Fun

Anna banana is sure growing up and Jackson and Josh are so sweet with her, just like they were with Leah and Anna.  So grateful for our pseudo cousins!
 
King Brody loves to lay on Josh's pillow and he meows until you open the curtains and blinds for him to look outside...
Kimberly and I took the kids to Atlantis Waterpark and they had a blast (except when poor Jakey fell and split his mouth open!)...

We spent a day at Kimberly's pool.  The twins had been playing with Brianna but towards the end some of her neighbor friends (girls) came to the pool so Jackson and Josh quietly retreated, made their little forts, and were spying on the girls and giggling.  It was hilarious and made them seem so grown up!

Poor Jackson fell down the stairs and sprained his ankle pretty bad.  He has been so tough hopping on one foot trying to keep up with his brothers and friends because he HATES to miss out on playing!  It is still super swollen but he tells me it feels a little better.  Hoping for a speedy recovery...
 Sweet boy getting carried to bed...
 I'm not going to lie, I love lazy summer mornings.  This particular morning we laid in bed until TEN AM!!!  It was glorious and, clearly, Brody enjoyed it also...

Virginia is having an abnormally BEAUTIFUL WONDERFUL COOL summer!!  We have not had 90s temps at all, the humidity has been low, it's even cooled down at night!  It is so fantastic to be able to be outside in August!  My boys have definitely taken advantage of it and are outside pretty much all day every day.  One day I had nine neighborhood boys on my watch...



They had so much fun together!  I love our neighborhood.  Today like 7 boys all rode bikes and had races for over two hours.  THAT'S what boys should be doing!

We had the girls over to play one afternoon, I think the three of them have been having withdrawals from each other!  They did play dough and my floor was a disaster but they had fun...
 Tyce had his five year check up and was stinkin adorable in his paper shirt..
He weighs 46 lbs (90%), is 47 inches tall (97%), and his BMI is in the 30%.  He is tall and slim!  He is projected to be 6'3" which is such a weird thought!  I realize I will most likely be the shortest in my family it's just so weird to think of my kids ever being bigger than me!  He passed his hearing and vision with flying colors and I am so glad he is healthy and happy! 
 Kimberly and I took the kids to Prince William Forest this week for a picnic...
 To play at the park...
And we did a short hike to this fun little creek and bridge that the kids played at for four hours and STILL didn't want to leave...









 They loved dropping big rocks off the bridge and seeing how big the splashes were...


 Jake and Tyce spent hours looking for these tiny tiny tiny shells...

It was a perfect day (except poor Kimberly woke up with a TON of bug bites!) and the kids had so much fun.  It was so weird to be outside in Virginia in August and not be SWEATING!  I could sure get used to this!  It's been cooler than Utah or Oregon even!

In other words I got my MRI results back today and the good news is I do NOT have to be non weight bearing, aka crutches.  I am thrilled about that because I did four days on crutches and wanted to die!  The bad news is I have two torn tendons, bone marrow edema, and a fragment of bone has pulled away from the navicular bone.  Best case scenario though, six weeks in this walking boot should heal everything.  There is a small chance of surgery if it doesn't heal properly but I am thinking positively!  I still can't exercise but at least I can walk and function daily!  Next week I am having surgery to have a ganglion cyst removed from my wrist and I can't do much for two weeks after so I will be down from head to toe but THEN...in about six weeks...I should be good to go!!!  Fingers crossed.

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