Matthew has been taking a lot more interest lately in what we do with petunia. Today we were waiting to eat at Snooze when he insisted on walking petunia. Petunia pulled him over a few times but over all they did pretty good.
Last week when I went to pick my parents up from the airport in Denver a set of four tires were accidentally left in my trunk. (long story... But the short of it is that my trunk was filled with tires). I did not know this of course, and headed out with the back seat full of work stuff, a car seat and petunia.
After I got my parents we realized we had a problem. We managed to some how squeeze all the luggage in the back seat. My dad drove while my mom, petunia and I all squeezed into the front seat of my small Carola. It really was an "aren't you glad you use dial" sort of hour ride home.
The picture is of petunia squeezed in between our feet. I had to hold one of my legs up the whole way home so I wouldn't completely smush her. I think that she was more comfortable than we were though.
We were out at the grocery store recently when my parents put a cranky an tired Matthew on the electric pony. He loved it so much that he had to ride it through two cycles and then screamed like crazy when I took him off.
My parents came out to visit for the holidays. We had a big snow atom the day before they arrived and my mom and I had a lot of fun taking Matthew sledding. Like the last time. I took him, he only wanted to go down by himself. He loved watching all the big kids on their snowboards.
My little guy has change so much this past week. It's as if getting the tubes has totally changed his world. I'm so glad we did it. I was trying to get shoes on Matthew before leaving the other morning an I put a Santa hat in him just for kicks.
My sweet boy had surgery yesterday to have tubes put in his ears. It was for me to hold him while they put him to sleep and then to walk away with him laying there still.... But I did and ten minutes later the surgery was done and he was back in my arms.
The change already has been dramatic. He seems to feel much better already and has been more energetic than I have ever seen him. He is babbling up a storm and I swear I heard him say doggie tonight.
Matthew loved all of the medical equipment in the room.
"they are going to do WHAT to me?"
Off we go to the OR
His gown was more like a dress... too cute!
That evening he was as happy as ever and well on his way to recovery.
Alex and I headed out to Vail today for our first day of skiing this year. The mountains got a lot of snow early on and than very little since - but the skiing was still a lot of fun! Some friends of ours from when I was in residency were out at Vail skiing. We haven't seen them in over 4 years. It was fantastic to get to catch up!!!
Oh to be back in the beautiful mountains!!!
Left to right - Alex, Me, Jim and Missy. It was great to catch up.
I had to take Matthew to the doctor for preop appointment during lunch the other day. I didn't have time to drop him back off at day care so he came with me to work. He was super tired, since he missed his nap, and I eventually got him to take a nap on petunia's bed.
Mo sent me a great picture of Vigo during their training in Oregon. Apparently they have to wear shoes to go up escalator, in the snow and when the pavement is hot. Mo says that Vigo didn't like his tennis shoes very much.
Vigo Styling in his tennis shoes... love the red!
I feel so blessed that Monigue is sending us so many great pictures of vigo and her. It is makes me feel so happy every time I see them together and know that he is having a wonderful life with her.