Tuesday, August 27, 2013

No longer a land lord

Our renters have moved on and now we are working hard to get my house ready to sell. They were so kind to leave us an entire bedroom with these stickers on the wall. It took 5 of us about 2 hours to get them off. Now we repaint and have some carpet replaced....   Never thought a family of three could age a house quicker in two years than the cats and I did in 17. I hope I never have to do this again. 

Oh and yes feel free to leave things behind you don't want like the toilet brushes and hangers and bath mats....I will be happy to clean up after you. 

The good news is it goes on the market with a brand new roof!  

Sunday, August 25, 2013

First Night in Camper

Ok so it was in the barn but we wanted a dry run with Wade before heading out on a three night trip  He woke up several times I think just sensing he wasn't in his own bed. Banjo wasn't thrilled to share his space either I don't think. We all left the barn at 6:15am. But all in all not a bad start to what I  hope will be many years of camping with Wade. Banjo you don't have to come. 

Thursday, August 22, 2013

My fist pair of Nikes

Ok so they are a little Michael Jacksonish but they were on sale for half price!!!

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Watching TV

I am glad Wade has started to sit (even if it is only ten minutes max) to watch some tv. Unfortunately of the shows is PBS he has chosen Barney as his favorite. 

He does like some of the baby Einstein videos too. Not looking to make a couch potato of him, but a few minutes still for Mommy to put clothes is the dryer or unload the dishwasher is most appreciated. 

And the picture is blurry because even though he is sitting he still must be rocking!

Friday, August 9, 2013


That was Dr David's assessment of Wade's palate surgery. Most of the hole has healed but the lower section where the soft and hard palate meet is opening back up. 

Thankfully she said it was nothing we could have done, she was puzzled I think a bit too and she does a lot of these surgeries. So it's another week of soft foods and the casts to insure nothing gets worse.  Then sometime next Summer she will do another surgery. 

This small opening shouldn't affect his speech which is good, and by next Summer he should be talking up a storm. 

Monday, August 5, 2013

Giving Thanks

Wade is impatient when he sees food being prepared and he isn't eating it. 

Mike and I decided we would say a quick blessing through the crying or we would never make it a habit for him. The act of holding hands seems to settle him. 

We were out to eat with him about a week ago and I'll admit I have never been too good at saying the blessing in public spaces, but as we were about to start....he reached out his hands to us as if "don't forget to give thanks". 

I hope I can pause often and give thanks for a great husband and such a sweet boy. 

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Home Sweet Home

Our second night in the hospital was much better. Wade didn't have to have all the monitors attached and was eating. Aunt Mary found us a wagon and gave us a tour of some of the other floors. 

I think Banjo was even happy to have Wade home!

Saturday after along morning nap I drug the boys to the mall. Wade rested in his stroller with Daddy while Mommy got him new shoes and some clothes on sale for tax free weekend. We picked up some long sleeve tshirts because we find his casts are pretty abrasive and need to be covered. 

We are going to church this morning as its my turn to keep the nursery so can keep an eye on him. We had our first bird bath o the kitchen counter and I know it made him feel better to get his hair washed. 

So far he is tolerating baby food but I bet later in the week Mike and I will have to eat behind his back to avoid meltdowns. We just have to make it until Friday when we see Dr David for his follow up. 

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Looks like we will stay another night

Wade was in a lot of pain last night (his heart rate stayed elevated) and took a lot of morphine. He still will not eat or drink for us this morning so we will have to stay another day. He was slipping out of the arm restraints...or no no's so the Dr ordered casts. We think he will be more comfortable in them anyway because he can use his hands. Jedi Monkey is modeling the no no's now.  We have seen a smoke or two already today so hopefully he will feel like eating and drinking soon!