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Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Rolling with the punches

What an interesting several weeks it's been. Good-interesting, or bad-interesting, you ask? Well if you asked the sleeping boy on the couch who's resting off the effects of his surgery (and his third time being anesthestized in as many months) I'd go with the latter. Ditto if you look at the morning(AKA ALL-DAY & NIGHT) sickness, the mounting stack of dental and doctor bills, and the fact that we were essentially kicked out of our initial Cub Scout troop.


Paxton turned 7, and rocked his party at the bowling ally:

We did find another Cub Scout group, and the boys are already busy working on their badges. Spencer earned his Journeyman badge, and they both had a successful day selling tickets to the upcoming Scout-O-Rama.

Mike finally got to take the new truck on an off-roading run, and since the big boys weren't interested that day (and I was sick with a lousy summer cold), Everett got to experience a Daddy and Everett day to remember:

Spencer is thankfully done with the ridiculous amount of dental work he needed done this summer, and Paxton and Everett are both going to get theirs completed in two weeks. Today was his strabismus surgery, which has more or less been in the works since he was 18 months old and was diagnosed. We always knew it was a possibility, and a month ago we were told it was a necessity. As with most unpleasant things in life, the anticipation was almost worse than the reality. It went off without a hitch, and he has been home - sleeping - all afternoon. He is uncomfortable and sore, but in typical Spencer good spirits. The recovery period is supposed to be brief, and as far as Spencer is concerned, the worst part now is that he has to have drops put in three times a day. My poor boy; he is such a trooper.

We're praying for a calmer month of October. The boys have some fun Cub Scout stuff coming up, we're going to the state fair, and we may - or may not - get involved with a homeschool group soon. We're not making too many plans, because if we've learned anything this year, it's that plans change. Right now we're just buckling up and preparing for the ride.


The Seirup Family said...

I was hoping you'd update on his surgery, I am so glad to hear it went well. I hope he heals fast! The pictures you posted are great - I especially love the ones of Everett going off-roading with his dad. What fun for him! Keep up the great work, you are doing a great job with those boys (in case you didn't know) and thanks for the update!

Tiffany said...

great pics! So glad the surgeries went so well. Poor guy though! :(

Barbara said...

I kinda figured you weren't feeling well. I kept looking for a post on this site. Then I forgot for awhile and finally remembered to check this site again. It's good to hear Spencer is done with his medical procedures. It sounded like Paxton and Everett is next!
We are anxiously awaiting our visit to AZ in December. I have rented another 7 passenger van. Hopefully we all will be up to traveling together. Pick out some neat things to do while we are visiting!!


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