Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Henry's Eye Surgery

We took Henry down to Riley Hospital's Outpatient Center for his eye surgery yesterday. I managed to snap a few photos of the event.

Here he is in the waiting area. (Before we were registered.) This is probably around 7:30 a.m. Eastern. Riley Hospital sure knows how to do a waiting area that's geared toward children.

We got into an outpatient room, and we waited and waited. And waited. And, we got Henry dressed in his "special outfit."

And, we waited.

Then, they came and gave Henry his "happy juice" so that they could take him away from us easily. It sounds so sick, doesn't it? Anyway . . . here's where he's starting to get a little loopy.

Everett was asleep at convenient times, thank goodness.

Henry and Daddy watch some Disney Channel while the medicine kicks in.

He's feeling pretty good here, I think.

And, here's the poor, little guy after the surgery. It's a different scene, isn't it? The poor guy was pretty subdued for the rest of the day.

This is Henry just after we got home. We got him dressed in his PJs, and he just laid there.

Today, he's been a lot more energetic, but he's fairly clingy. His eye doesn't look too bad, either. I think we'll actually get through this after all!

Thanks for all the thoughts and prayers, everyone!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Chris and Carrie's Wedding

Remember that year I was pregnant? Near the end of that year (4th of July weekend, to be exact), I went to a wedding in Indianapolis with Willis. He was the best man. Someone finally posted some gorgeous wedding photos on a blog, and I have to link to it!

Photos from Carrie and Chris' wedding!

Aren't they awesome? I can't wait to see Chris and Carrie again (especially now that I'm not the size of a house)!

That was a good time.

First Day of Preschool 2011

Nora is now in the Three-Year-Old class at her preschool. She goes three days a week for 2.5 hours. Henry is also going to be going to a "preschool" of sorts. I knew he'd be upset this year (since he can't go to Nora's preschool for Two-Year-Olds yet), so I set him up to go to a local day care that does some preschool activities. He was pretty excited about it before we left. (Well, you can tell in the photos.)

He's a little blurry because he was jumping . . . I'm sure you are familiar with Nora's weird photo faces, too.

It turned out that he was a bit freaked out when he went in, but I called the day care a little later (after dropping off Nora) to check on him. They said he was playing outside and doing just fine!

There's Nora and best gal pal Brooklynn.

I got home from dropping off the kids and snapped some other photos.

Our zinnias are doing awesomely, and while we were on vacation, some sunflowers that I planted (by seed) in late June or early July decided to bloom. So, that was pretty cool.

More zinnias and our seriously blighted tomatoes.

Oh, and Willis resealed the driveway on the first weekend before vacation. I didn't take a before picture, but I assure you, this is marvelous.

Gotta run and pick up the kids!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Bear Lake 2011

Last week, we were in beautiful Bear Lake, Michigan. Here are some photos from our trip! (Yes! I actually brought the camera! And used it sometimes!)

This is at Pierport—on Lake Michigan.

Everett enjoyed the beach. Clearly.

Henry was a tad scared of the water and waves.

It was really cold in that water.


Proof that I was there.

Bear Lake Grandma Dot is teaching Nora how to play Memory.

Henry didn't nap well that day . . .

The kids love this concrete dog.

Nora made a friend last week. They played and played and played.

Everett's occasional lawn chair situation.

The Browns came up for Labor Day weekend (even though they actually labored pretty hard while they were there).

Henry did stuff like this a couple of times. He wasn't feeling well.

Everett did a lot of sleeping. I startled him when the flash went off, I think.

It was a lovely time. I'm already looking forward to getting back there!

It's true . . .