As EZ continues to recover at home following his surgery on the 14th, we are happy to have my Mom back with us again after a two week trip to Florida, and a few days at a cabin in Georgia with my brother and his wife. We miss her when she is away, but are so very thankful that at 80 she is healthy and able to travel whenever she wants. Her beloved kitty, the Queen of Sheba, was especially glad to see her!
Leah is only 17 days away from her due date! We are looking forward to heading down to Georgia for a few weeks just as soon as we get the word that she is in labor. She is doing so well with her pregnancy and has everything ready for Emery's arrival. Here is a sneak peak of the finished nursery, which to me looks like a picture from Pottery Barn Kids!
Nick spent the weekend at Lake Titicaca...never knew this was actually a real place. We are anxious to receive an update from him, hopefully soon! He is enjoying the dental clinic in Cuzco and just about every aspect of his experience in Peru so far. From waking up with monkeys in his bed, to crazy dancing in clubs, to getting alot more fluent with his Spanish, to meeting folks from all over the world, to going crocodile hunting, to helping people in need, he is loving it. We are always happy when he has some free time to video chat on gmail so that his momma can see his face and know that he is okay.
|Nick in the Peruvian jungle|
Tara and her family have unfortunately been battling colds and stomach bugs in various forms. We did manage to see her and all four grandchildren on Friday for some quick hugs and kisses. With EZ's immature immune system, we just can't take any chances and hadn't been able to see them in 5 days. Here are Samuel and Samantha enjoying their new favorite finger food...bits of American Cheese. We can't believe we will be celebrating their first birthday this coming weekend. Though this has been a hard year, their birth just one month after diagnosis has been the gift that keeps on giving!
|Eating cheese...Samuel (as Thing 2), and Samantha (who dirtied her Thing 1 outfit earlier)|
|Samantha and Samuel then - February 2010|
|Samantha and Samuel now|