All is well in the land of the new thumbs! The nasty scab finally fell off, and what is hiding underneath looks great! At this point I do not think she is having any pain associated with it, so I am very relieved about that. She is not moving it yet but I know that will come in time. She brings her other fingers to it and uses it as leverage, so that alone is a huge improvement from where she was before the surgery. I am so excited about the progress that she has made and feel such a sense of relief.
Annie is back to being her happy, spunky little self. When she feels bad she is a bear, but when she feels good, she is the happiest little person around! She has become quite the chatterbox lately and will repeat most anything you ask her to say. Her favorite new game is to swipe whatever Alexander is playing with and run away with it laughing. She is a quick little stinker! As you can imagine Alex is none too pleased with her antics. Luckily Alex protests by screaming that Annie has stolen something from him instead of snatching back whatever she has taken from him. I know it sounds odd to encourage that, but the alternative might result in injury to her new thumbs or her arms. So we are happy to encourage him to “use his words” instead. He’s such a good sport!
We are all excited to welcome my niece and nephew (Emily and Ryan) to Nashville this weekend. They will be staying with us for the week. I am so touched that at their age, 11 and 13, they would want to give up a week of their summer to come play with us. It is so sweet how much Ry and Em love their cousins, even though they are so much younger. We are so blessed!
Look how great her hands look:
Going on a serious picnic:
Brotherly love (Alex helping Annie into the sandbox):