Isaac's surgery was today, and just like the last one, ended up being more complicated than expected. But, he is doing amazingly well! He actually nursed tonight (less than 12 hours after surgery, go Isaac!) and will hopefully get to go home tomorrow. Sierra and Walter were pretty much amazing through the whole thing ~ all that I kept thinking is that they are so much stronger than I would be with what they have gone through! Isaac is a little trooper, too, and I'm (once again) so thankful that they have become "family" to us <3
Also, and this is a complete aside (and also shows my nerdy biology background) ~ I realized today that when Isaac and Charlotte get married and have babies, they will have a 50% chance of having a blue-eyed child. How's that for a random thought?
Charlotte's birthday party was this past weekend, and once again I was amazed at just how much our kiddos are loved by our family and friends. I love that they are close to their extended family and that they get SO EXCITED when we have visitors. Charlotte didn't really get that it was her birthday party (she wouldn't even blow out her candles!) but had a blast playing with her friends, aunt, uncles, grandparents and great-grandparents. We have had a bit of "birthday party detox" going on since Sunday, but it's totally worth it :)
Isabella's birthday party was 2 weekends ago, and holy moly was it amazing! Sierra did a fantastic job creating a fairy party, complete with a pinwheel entrance, wand painting station, enchanted forest, tulle and ribbon headpieces for all the kids, and tons of yummy food. Jesse (Sierra's sister) painted the kids' faces (and arms, and legs...) which of course Maya loved :) I can't believe how big our kids are getting ~ 4 is already turning out to be a pretty fun age for Isabella :)
Finally, a little Maya tidbit for good measure :) She has recently made the association that meat comes from animals. I've been telling her this for a while now, but in the last few weeks it seems to have clicked for her (and doesn't seem to bother her at all). There was a period in there, though, where she was pretty confused about the whole concept, and at every meal would ask me, "Mommy, what kind of animal does peanut butter (or bread, or carrots, or watermelon, etc.) come from?"
Of course, pictures...
|Our old neighbors cleaned out their toy room and I made Michael go over to their house and get TWO cozy coupes that they had put out at the curb! Score!|
|"It's a Mickey card!!!!!"|
|Twirly skirt :)|
|New birthday helmet and skirt, and a card from Maya <3|
|Charlotte's very favorite new toy, a baby stroller (thanks Grandma!!!). The whole time Michael was putting it together she kept trying to put her baby in, and saying "thank you Daddy!" over and over :)|
|Shakin her groove thang|
|3D sidewalk chalk|
|Birthday trip to the zoo|
|super creepy fish at the zoo|