Saturday, June 16, 2007

We're Back!

After a week and a half in Southern California it took us almost another whole week to get back into the swing of things. Finally the piles of mail have been sorted, the suitcases unpacked, the laundry done (although it's piling up again--amazing how it regenerates). We resumed our playdates, visits to gymboree, and lunches with friends.

The weather has been HOT! We've been spending lots of time outside in the whale pool, at the park running through the fountains, and swimming at friends' pools. We also visited an indoor air-conditioned bounce center. What a great idea! Now those of you who know me are probably going, "she let Drew bounce in one of those germ-infested, injury producing, bouncy chambers of doom?" It's true, I did. But I like that it's indoors so the kids aren't getting all sweaty and drippy and I of course purelled him head to toe when we were done. And he had so much fun. Plus, it's June. We're pretty much out of cold and flu season.

I wasn't really sure what to write about today so I'll just share some things that have been on my mind.

1. Drew has been saying the funniest things lately. Last night at dinner Dan and I were having wine. Drew asked if it was for adults, and we said yes. We asked him if he was an adult and he said no. Is Ava an adult? He said no. So we asked, "what is she?" And he said, "she's a dog!" We were cracking up and he goes, "no, she's not a dog, she's one."
2. We got our itemized statement from UCSF this week. For one day in the hospital, less than 12 hours, it was $35,ooo. I am so glad that we have good health insurance. Drew is truly a multi-million dollar baby.
3. We are going to start the project to re-landscape our backyard next week. Unfortunately it is going to be quite expensive, but they are going to be finished in about a month. I am definitely looking forward to having a more usuable space out there and the kids will be able to play safely in their own backyard.
4. I have been thinking about some friends of mine going through difficult times right now. Baby Ramona is six months old and just underwent her second open-heart surgery to repair an anuerysm in her heart on Friday. Todd had a bone marrow transplant a month ago and just received some discouraging news from the doctors. And another friend of mine just suffered a miscarriage. I have been thinking about and praying for all these people and their families.

Here are a couple pictures of Drew enjoying the warm weather.

Oh, and I almost forgot. Thursday was Flag Day so I made a red, white and blue cake for Life Group. Here's my creation:

And Drew enjoying it:


wicked kate said...

so cute, and i'm glad you're back! but is that cake a little lopsided? hahaaaahahaa i'm eeeevillll! it was delicious though! so many exclamation points!

Izabell said...

enjoy the day you definitely are a wonderful dad!!