Brrrrr! Winter has come to Texas so early in this December! Just before Thanksgiving, we went from 80 degrees to our first freeze, and we’ve been experiencing a cold spell ever since. The boys just don’t understand why they can’t get up and pull their shorts and sandals on first thing every morning…all this gear (shoes, socks, long pants, sweatshirts, coats…) is taking quite some getting used to for these little boys, who “want the warm back!” Ethan said yesterday “I think spring is almost here, Mommy. Is it going to be warm tomorrow so I can wear my shorts?”
This Thanksgiving the boys had their Papa, Grandma, Uncle “Oak”, the future “Mrs. Oak” and Amisha in town they loved every bit of it!
Their other new love is playing football…it gives them an excuse to tackle each other! In the video below, you can see the boys playing ball and poor Evan getting tackled every which way (even Aiden tackled him). Additionally, they love their new gymnastic classes. We love it too because it gives them some physical indoor activity thus making their naps a little longer
This past week, Aiden had his tonsils and adenoids removed as well as getting ear tubes. Given his medical condition, they wanted him to stay overnight at the hospital even though the procedure is typically outpatient. Aiden is still requiring O2 and did have some rough patches but, all things considered, he had done fairly well as long as we remained proactive with pain management.
We will of course monitor his vitals and handle the O2 wean, meds, feeds, etc. at home as we have for the past 3 years, as long as we have an effective regime in place and are not seeing dangerous complications such as choking and aspiration.
We are so grateful and blessed by your continued prayers, kind thoughts, friendship and support, which means so much to our family.
Papa got Ethie
Too much hair
Aiden and Papa take a walk together
Not sure which way to go
Boys, stop wrestling outside!
Wait for me!
Tried to climb but got stuck and Ethan tried to help
Papa chases Evan
Grandma watches the boys play
Aiden, you are doing it!
Amisha reads to the Trips
Loving their gymnastics
Aiden poses in the middle of a routine
Aiden goes down the rabbit hole
Evan swings on a rope…
Ethan swings (and the drops later)
“Oak” help the boys decorate
Finalizing the tree