Lots of updates this week! As you could tell by my last post- we have had a lot going on. Salt Lake and New York were amazing- mainly seeing Jeanne in Salt Lake- and I’m so glad I went. Needed a new view and a little break from the routine.
Davis’ birthday was fun- we played hooky and it was a really cold day so we went for donuts, went to an indoor play place and then that night, we had a family XBox night and we all played the racing game Mario Kart and ordered pizza and ate ice cream cake. It was really fun.
Then Thursday the kids started their new school- and it’s been so great- I’m sort of waiting for the other shoe to drop. They come home happy every day. Holden has made more friends in four days than she did in two months at the previous school- and so far, D seems to be happy and settling in. He has observed that there is more structure and he also said “It’s just not so loud all the time” and for all of that, I am thankful. They have homework every night, we hear from the teachers regularly, and it just seems to be the right thing for now.
I think these happy faces after the first day of school say it all!
And I got LASIK on Friday. Okay- good thing I didn’t really know that much about it going into it because I never would have done it if I had, say, watched a video or read about it online. Ignorance is bliss right? It was TORTURE!!! Sure, the actual procedure lasts less than five minutes- but it feels like a lifetime and I literally felt like I was a MIA POW laying on that table while they cranked my eye sockets open and poked my eyeballs with lasers, hooks and brushes. Plus- the pain after was just MISERABLE…until about 9:00 pm that night.
But, my vision is perfect now! It’s pretty amazing and I’m still getting used to not having to squint and being able to see so many things. It’s a whole new world! Kind of wish I had done it sooner.
Then Sunday we celebrated Ds birthday with the Ohmes at the Big Thrill Factory- an arcade, laser tag and bumper car place.
And a random pic of Holden and Smidge- who hasn’t peed on Bennett in a good long while. Knock on wood.
More later! Love you all.