After being sick for more than a week (many of those days spent in bed), it was nice for Shaun to slowly be feeling better and gaining his strength back. It was a reminder of just how fragile we are, that our bodies, no matter how well we take care of them, are decaying. We are here for an instant and then gone from the earth.
Keeping that in mind helps determine how to use our time each day and it also begs the question of what to do with eternity. Reminds me of this....
Also this week we had a 17 year old foster respite. As usual, we were not at all what he's used to and he might have been a bit relieved to go back to his house today. :)
I had an appointment with my surgeon at Sloan so we made it a family event, walking to and around Times Square. Also, we got a good report!
Miss Amanda Hope. :)
Swim time with cousins at the river.
The kids were so sweet freshly showered in their flannel pjs, playing with legos.
We were puppy-sitting cousin Bauer and these two had a blast together all week.
Pop included the kids in reaching a milestone...he logged 1,000 miles on his bicycle for the year (so far)! So great that they stay active and have a shared hobby they enjoy so much.
When I stepped out to let the dogs out it was raining lightly so this view was a surprising treat when I rounded the corner.
Aiden and Jared have the same pediatrician and coincidentally had appointments on the same day. Aiden checked out healthy (thank you, Lord!). The doctor was asking him questions and he answered them all very honestly like: So Aiden, do you like to ride your bike! Yes! And when you ride your bike, do you always wear your helmet? Not usually. :|
While Jared was at his appointment, we got to play with AJ. It was so sweet to hear him laugh and laugh. Big cousins are right where its at!
Big day for Aiden...the stars were aligned and he tried swimming...again and again and made some really great progress. That kid!
Sweet boy, likes to sleep as close to his sisters as possible.
Another beautiful day!
Its a good sign when Shaun's taping tools come out.
We drove the two hours to pick up H from his two weeks at YMCA camp. It was an important time and I'm so proud of him for the ways that he grew during his time away. To celebrate, we stopped for greasy, fried food because that's one of his love languages. :)
Exciting work being done!