We’ve been so busy this week with our family scattered in all directions that we failed to get an update posted but all are back under one roof again and we’re staying close to home today as another “weather system” is passing over the coast.
Grandma Jo flew in last week just in time to help us celebrate Max on his 12th birthday…a fun-filled afternoon with friends, food and bowling! Then it was time to pack up and send Rolf and Max off to Catalina Island early Monday morning for Max’s 6th grade outdoor/marine education school trip called CIMI (Catalina Island Marine Institute). It just so happened that this was also the final week of dress rehearsals for Wilson before his school’s production of “Bye, Bye Birdie” this weekend, Livy had a few afterschool practices for her upcoming school performances and sprinkled in between all the shuttling to and fro, Rudy had a couple of doctor appointments. Grandma held down the fort keeping busy with the laundry and ironing and banked quite a few “Rudy hours”. Rolf and Max had a safe and fun week, the school musical was a smash hit and Wilson’s performance as an enthusiastic 1950s teenager was “spot on” and I’m starting the week off with all my laundry caught up so it has been a good week all around. 🙂 Ha
And then there is Rudy…happy, as long as somebody is paying attention to him and very happy now that he received the last of his synagis injections for the winter – brutal simultaneous injections in both thighs!! Our monthly cardio-appt with Dr. Harake showed no change in his heart status so we continue to wait…things are stable enough to wait 6 weeks (instead of 4) for our next appt. In the meantime we’ll focus on Rudy’s next sleep study and making progress with decannulation. Unfortunately there has been a delay in getting the sleep study scheduled at Children’s LA but we have the approval to move forward so hopefully we’ll get that on the calendar soon. I’m in no hurry, though…with spring break coming up in a week, I’m eager to have a fun, relaxed week with all the kids at home. 🙂
Grandma Jo will head home on Tuesday and life will settle back into a normal rythym after all the extra-special activities of the past couple of weeks…but, of course, “normal” doesn’t mean uneventful in this family so stay tuned! Ha Ha
Happy 12th Birthday Max!!! 3-10-11
Rudy got to go to the dress rehearsal since he doesn't tolerate large crowds OR applause! He liked the music!!
Wilson’s official “head shot”…these Jr. High productions are becoming quite sophisticated…
"Break a leg Wil"
Wild CIMI fun…
"DON'T break a leg Max!"
Super Parent Chaperone!
Olivia’s rainy day pasttime…
Max joined in the fun...
Rudy's no dummy...he stayed indoors and played ball with Grandma!