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Mother’s Day

9 May

We had a very busy week last week.

Avi fell off a couch while we were playing at the hospital for Ryan’s therapy on the 29th of April. After a couple days of it still hurting her, we made an appointment last Wednesday. Three x-rays later (first one was blurry and one of the left side to compare) we discover that she has a cracked collar bone. No wonder she would whimper when it had pressure placed in the right spot. She did NOT like getting her picture taken by the x-ray machine. Two lolli pops, a nursing session and 3 stickers later, she was exhausted. We got home and slept through the whole night.

Then Friday, she went to the day care at the hospital while Ryan did his therapy and I went to get her half an hour early so we could go get her tested. Ryan has Alpha 1-antitrypsin deficiency which may have been the reason for his carotid artery dissections (that caused his stroke). (And if you want to get really depressed, following links from that and Google searches to all the things that can occur…)  So we had to draw blood from a 2 year old. Anyone that has had to go through this (or worse) with your child, I feel for you. The pain and fear and just overwhelming everything is heartbreaking. She yelled “scawy!” when she saw the needle. She screamed during the prep and really did not like the rubber band around her arm. The worst part for me? When they had the needle in and she just kept going “OW! OW! OW!” and looking at like I had betrayed her.

She did so good though. Got a sucker after that (thank goodness for Dum Dums!) and as we walked out, kept showing everyone her arm and the sucker. She is a trooper for sure!  They’ll be testing her for all types of the alpha-1 deficiency, so we can have a better idea of what to look for. I am trying not to think about it….

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She still has a bruise on her arm, but is fine if you don’t mention it. The cracked collar bone seems to be healing well too, only have had a couple pain moments.

Saturday was busy busy! Got a call on Friday to see if I could attend a hiring seminar for Apple on Saturday, so got up early to go do that. I should hear sometime this week…would be nice to have something steady already lined up when I get “let go” from my current job. I’ve also been busy with The Photog’s Helper, meeting some AMAZING women photographers that are so talented and helping them grow their businesses. It’s been such a wonderful outlet for me. Hoping too to be able to announce my biggest news soon.

We went over to my MIL’s house for a birthday party for Ryan. A long trip but delicious BBQ chicken was had by all!  Avi had a blast too and it was nice to spend time with family, even if Ryan was exhausted at the end of the day. He was so tired that he thought about staying home instead of going to my parent’s for a Mother’s Day feast.

The next morning we all woke up lazily, stretching and snuggling in bed, listening to the rain outside. Ryan stayed in bed, playing his Pokemon game for several hours while Avi watched Aladdin and I got some work done. It was so nice to be able to work without a distraction and even took some time to play mindless Facebook games without feeling guilty.

Ryan called me into the room at one point to wish me a Happy Mother’s Day. He had forgotten until then, but remembered on his own. It was so wonderful.  We walked over to my brother’s apartment to all troop to my parent’s house. Delicious hamburgers, deviled eggs and two glasses of Oak Knoll Niagra wine equals a lovely afternoon. We hung out under the heater watching the rain fall while the burgers cooked.

So now, the week has started again. Who knows what this week has in store for us….

Disgruntled

25 Apr

I hate not feeling wanted. And today, even though I have some wonderful and exciting news that I can’t share quite yet, two things happened today that crushed the happiness. I knew they were both coming. And I can’t really go into the details….but it’s disappointing. Draining. Soul crushing even.

But instead of dwelling on that, I want to focus on the happy.

The beautiful weather we had this weekend. Including on Friday when we managed to get home right before this happened:

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Snuggling with a 3 month old baby and being content with having a single child.

I've Been Babied!

The AMAZING 70 degree day on Saturday and playing at the park after enjoying the Alpenrose Dairy Easter Egg hunt aftermath (we parked the car after the gun went off to start….probably about 10 minutes later it was over. If that.

Playing in the Sun

Putting makeup on to celebrate Easter:

Easter MakeupThe Easter celebration I spent with family yesterday, Ryan included. It was so wonderful seeing him interacting with the conversation. Chasing Avi around with an egg. *sigh* It was very happy.

How was your Easter?

You Capture – Halloween

4 Nov

The pirate princess, complete with scar and monkey (in the basket) proceeded to discover this thing called “Trick or Treating”

Pirate Princess

Not finding any houses with the note on our side of the apartments, so we went to explore the other side.  Her walk here just KILLS me.

Pirate Princess

The hips.  The hand.  The whole arm in fact.  Just kills me!

She LOVED being able to knock on doors.  And did really good too!  Only had to help her a couple times.

Pirate Princess

There were the perfect amount of houses to trick or treat at.  The right amount of time.  The right amount of candy.

Pirate Princess

It was so much fun!  Can’t wait for next year!  Find more Halloween (and Silence) photos at Beth’s.

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Happy Halloween!

1 Nov

Pirate Princess

I took some cute pictures with my real camera, I promise!  This will have to do for now.  My pirate daughter had a BLAST.  She loved the part where people opened doors when she knocked.  And the candy part too.  Especially when they let her take multiple handfulls.  She also really liked carrying around a basket.  Because she is my girly girl and loves purses of any kind.

Got the right amount of candy (for us, mostly) and are pleased with the evening.

How was your Halloween?

Long Weekend

2 Jul

We’ll be enjoying a fantastic 3 day weekend. It can’t start soon enough!

My sister-in-law and her fantastic husband and their 3 month old baby are in town. Tomorrow we go to the zoo! I can’t wait! Then Sunday will be party at our place. Monday, who knows. Hopefully meeting up with Leah of Go{4}Pro Photography to get some plans done for her workshop later this year among other things. I cannot wait!

I wish we were already moved…because the Waterfront Blues Festival is going on this weekend, and it would be awesome to go.  But it’ll be crazy busy too, so maybe not.

Been so busy and always looking to be busier.  Now, if only I’d stop getting this fever at night and have to push puss out of my breast, I’d be fine.

Who’s hungry?

And speaking of hungry, we are having sausages and burgers on Sunday…what are your traditional Independence Day foods?