Despite dealing with Emily's doctors appointments it has still been a good week, with a large part due to the fact that Emily's preliminary tests were normal. She has been feeling better and, more importantly, sleeping better, so this week I can resume a much needed reminisce into all the happy things that have happened.
1. Emily is feeling better! Her fevers are gone. Her antibiotic induced diarrhea is gone, thanks to switching medications. She is now back to her smiley, awesome self!
2. We picked out our Christmas tree! Our new little family, Emily included, drove all the way up north to the same Christmas Tree farm we go to every year. I put Emily in an adorable snow suit and hoofed it up a mountain where we chose and then cut down the tree that now stands decorated in our livingroom. Continuing the tradition is well worth the almost two hour drive!
|We found our tree!|
3. Christmas shopping is complete. In one single day I finished getting gifts for everyone on my list. As bad as it sounds I didn't get much for Emily. Why? Well, my mother has sent over a dozen gifts herself and she still has more to send. She will have more than enough gifts under the tree even if I only have wrapped a few things. ...also...I have to ask myself... Why am I wrapping gifts if I will be opening them for her? Ha.
4. I am teaching myself how to knit! Trust me, I have no idea how in the world to knit in the least, but I did spend an entire two hours figuring out how to cast on and knit my first ten stitches. Currently, I am one row in.
|That's just knitting... I've yet to learn how to purl!|
5. Emily is developing some good hand eye coordination. She's really starting to grab at things she wants. Of course, though, all those things end up in her mouth!
6. My weekend breakfast makes me incredibly happy for some inexplicable reason. Nothing beats sitting down on the couch in comfy pajamas and munching on a bowl of Lucky Charms.
|Heaven in a bowl|
7. The pipes in our basement sprung a leak last week and for several days we were conserving water and catching it in a bucket. Fortunately Shawn manufactured some sort of fix with some bizarre plumber's putty. Now there's no leak, we can use all the water we need, and we have a friend who will replace the pipes after the holidays for a very low cost.
8. It snowed a good inch yesterday so I swept Emily up, hopped into the car, and drove around for a couple of hours snapping photos here and there. Emily slept the whole time and I saw some pretty scenery. To be the first one on the back roads so early in the morning was very relaxing. Now I just have to find time to look at the photos I've taken.
PS... you can check it out some of the photos I've snapped on Instagram! (JenVT)
|Yes, this is actually a road. Love it!|
9. And here is a photo of my cat staring at the Christmas tree. He is about to pull off yet another Christmas ornament, roll it around the floor, and then somehow smash it. Its an annual tradition of his.