I haven’t posted in a week- we’ve been busy, but really it’s because I haven’t had much inspiration to write this week. But (mostly for me to remember, read if you want) here’s a recap of our week.
|My goofy boys|
Monday morning- we braved the dog park for the first time with all 4 dogs and Grayson. Yes, we looked like a circus act going and coming, but it really worked out well- Ryan and I got some excersise, Hank did his thing, and the girls followed us around the track like little ducklings. We are planning to make it a regular thing this summer. Monday afternoon I worked at Waggin’ Tails, and the boys and the dogs hung out at the house.
Tuesday- Grayson had an appointment at Texas Children’s with the neuro-opthamologist. I was pessimistic going into the appointment, but was pleasantly surprised. She took us seriously and seemed to really be interested in figuring out what’s going on with him. The problem is his nystagmus (his eyes shifting) doesn’t fit with the other possible diagnoses. She thinks he may have ocular albinism but isn’t sure. She’ll see him again in 6 months- wait and see, just like every other specialist. But, it was better than I expected. After our appointment, we went over to my parents’ house and got to see Peter and Megan who drove in the day before from Nashville. We miss them so much and it’s so much fun when they are here!
Wednesday- we had a great playdate in the morning with some friends from church, then in the evening I met some other friends at Pinot’s Palette, a painting studio where you bring your own wine and paint a canvas to take home. It was a really fun atmosphere- wine, friends, and painting- I’m all about it! I painted this for G’s playroom:
Today- we finally broke out Grayson’s swim trunks and got in the pool at my parents’ house. G was a little hesitant (scared?) at first, but I think he liked being in the water once he got used to it. Good thing we went swimming early, because the thermometer in my car said 102 degrees when we headed for home about 3:00. Welcome to summer, Houston. Oy.
Ryan and I both love softball, and the Women’s College World Series started today, so when we’re home this weekend, we’ll be glued to ESPN. We’ve watched 3 games already today. I am not a big sports-on-TV watcher, but I do love watching the WCWS and it’s our kick-off-the-summer tradition. We have 2 birthday parties this weekend- Grayson’s sweet friends Sadie and Sophia are both turning 1, and Sophia’s big sis Tessa turns 3 this week! We can’t wait to help them celebrate. Here’s a picture of the birthday sign I painted for Sophia using her teeny-tushy as the top of the cupcake. I can’t wait to make G’s (blue) cupcake in a few months!
Big sis Tessa did her handprints (with only 3 fingers painted) for her birthday sign: