Monday, July 23, 2012

Update and Pictures!

I went to Austin this past weekend for a wedding (John and Tasha) and had a great time (sans kiddos and husband)!  I love seeing special friends get married!  I also had the opportunity to hang out with Katie and Peter, Megan and Bill, and Michelle.  We had a lot of fun strolling down memory lane!

Here are some pictures of the festivities:

Michelle and Jeanine:

Katie and Peter:
 Megan and Jeanine:

Stephen survived in my absence, but thank goodness Mimi and Papa where there to help him.  They are quite a handful these days, especially when sick.  Annie has a yucky cold and is getting several teeth, so needless to say she does not feel well (who can blame her??).  She is also at that stage of being disagreeable when her plans do not align with ours (i.e. getting her diaper changed).  It’s great to see her becoming so independent and opinionated, but man it makes the simplest things twice as hard as they need to be.  It’s kind of funny to watch Alexander try to get on her case when she is not cooperating.  She runs off laughing  (after stealing a toy from him) and he chases behind her saying, “That’s not funny Annie”.  I thought the older sibling was supposed to torment the younger sibling?  In due time I suppose!

Annie’s left thumb is still doing great and she continues to use it as if it is her natural thumb.  Her right thumb; however, is not doing as well.  We are hopeful that with continued therapy she will get there with it.  Having the radial club hand does not help function, that’s for sure.  She also has a pretty significant contracture in her now index finger (which was originally her second finger) so it is just easier for her to grasp between the second and third fingers. 

It’s hard to believe that my baby boy turned three yesterday!  Where does the time go?  We had a family party for him a Chuck E Cheese last night and he had a blast playing with his cousin Jackson, Aunt Jen, Uncle Jedi, and Mimi and Papa.  Annie also had fun running around the joint spreading her germs.  Let’s face it, those places are germ factories anyway!  The kids slept great last night.

I started back to work full time last week.  I am not happy about it.  I’ll just leave it at that J

The birthday boy playing air hockey:

Poor thing got bit by an ant last weekend and his eye was swollen beyond belief:

Check out Annie's awesome looking hand:

 Such a great pincher grasp:

Hi there:

Great at holding bigger objects too:

Chillaxing at the mall play area: