Thursday, May 1, 2014

Catching up...

Last week, Greta had to undergo a minor surgical procedure to repair 2 small hernias in her groin. This was caught by her pediatrician at the twins' 15 month visit. Thankfully, it was not an emergency situation so we were able to think things through and plan ahead. We took a few months to choose a surgeon and line everything up for the day. We were even able to schedule the procedure for a week when my dad and Hassie were in town - it was great have some grandparent support!

Greta did really well aside from emerging from anesthesia really grumpy (we were told this was to be expected). She was pretty much back to her normal self the next day. Amazing how resilient those little bodies are!

 Only toddlers can make hospital clothes look cute. 

This is Greta after the surgery, once she calmed down and stopped hating us. 

The surgery was at 9am, and we were home by 2pm. This was pretty much the rest of our day. 

Some other stuff happened recently, including Easter and my dad's birthday. I mentioned that Dad and Hassie were in town - it was a great visit despite the stressful day of surgery. 

Gus got to spend some quality time with Grandma and Grandpa while Greta was home recovering from her surgery. They took him to an indoor playground on account of the pouring rain. 

The twins loved going out for pizza with Grandma and Grandpa.

 My dad played peekaboo from inside the fabric tube. Gus was mildly impressed.

On Easter/Dad's birthday, Eric made carnitas and Katie, Barry, Stephen and Laura joined us. There were cupcakes, singing of happy birthday, a candle, laughter, etc. You will just have to trust me. I have only 2 pictures from the evening - one is blurry and one is just bad, so out of courtesy to the people in the bad photograph, I am not going to post it on the internet. Happy Birthday, Dad!!

Also, Happy belated Easter!