Summer Vacation

(sorry – meant to post this during the past week… imagine I did.)

I had last week off for vacation and rather than going up north, we stayed home. It . Was. Great! I swear it felt like I was off for 2 weeks. The weather was perfect and we did something fun every day.

Saturday – Alex had play dates all day and I had some girls over for drinks

Sunday – Church for final day of Vacation Bible School (which Alex LOVED!), Alex had a play date in the afternoon and then dinner at friends.

Monday – Visit the library, swimming at friends and then Matt & I went to see Danny Michel at the Church restaurant (I won tickets that morning!)

Tuesday – Trip to the Twin Valley Zoo in Brantford

Wednesday – Beach Day with friends!

Thursday –  went to see the Raptors at the mall – presented by my library, dinner with Matt’s parents

Friday – Boating with my boys on Lake Conestogo and Date Night

Saturday – Swimming and dinner with friends

Sunday – we rested….

And now a few photos to remember it all by…

Can't tell he had surgery the day before!

Can’t tell he had surgery the day before!

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Best Buds at the Beach

At the Zoo

Fun on the boat

Fun on the boat

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Caught a cat fish!

Belly Button Update – Part 2

2 weeks ago Alex had his belly button surgery (has it already been that long?!) I would have to say that Alex was a little hesitant about the whole process – and really, who could blame him?! It’s a big deal to go into the hospital and have surgery – regardless of the severity of the procedure. To prepare him, we read a few books about going to the hospital before hand – and I must admit – Curious George Goes to the Hospital is NOT the best book choice I have ever made… In the story, the man in the yellow hat leaves George at the hospital overnight as they used to do – as a result, Alex was convinced we were just going to leave him there for a few days… sigh.  (note to self – preread this sort of book before hand…)  What we did find very beneficial was watching a slideshow on our hospital website designed for kids who are going in for surgery.  The presentation was done by a very good friend of mine – so Alex recognized her daughter and kept looking for her at the hospital!

Alex was a trooper. While we waited for him to have his procedure we read books and he played on the ipad. When the nurses were finally ready, we kissed him goodbye, and they took his hand and he walked down the hall with them – talking about Curious George. He didn’t look back once.

The procedure and the time before we were allowed back to see him took longer than I expected, but really it was just 2 hours. After I went to see him in the post opp, and while he was groggy, he was his normal self. By the time we left – he was back to normal! He had to take it easy for the rest of the day, but by 9am Saturday, he was begging to go outside and ride his bike.

I wish I bounced back that easily!

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