As promised the details of our lives,
The last few weeks have just been a blast. With Squeaker healthy we have been able to do so much. We went cosmic golfing, bowling, a family reunion, and A LOT of playing Wii.
About a month ago Squeaker discovered she now had the muscle tone and control of her fingers to
play the Wii. Yup go ahead and judge us for being awful parents to let our 3 year old play the Wii for more than 15 minutes a day I don't care. It started as a nice indoor activity for what felt like two weeks of rain outside. (If you don't know the pressure changes that come with rainstorms make me hurt and pretty useless). Then we started to see her fine motor and hand eye coordination improving. After about two weeks I started to notice she was playing too much and didn't want to do anything else. So we took a break and showed Squeaker what else she could do with stronger hands. It's no longer and addiction. It's back to being something we use when Trey and I are both tired and need a break.
We went bowling about 4 times over the last couple months and countless games on the Wii. Squeaker is a natural at real bowling. With bumpers but no ramp she can score in the 40s no problem. She has even gotten a few spares and strikes all on her own by carefully planing where to puts the ball down and how to push it. We found out about Kids Bowl Free. Where you find the local bowling alley when their free kid bowl times are and register your kids 15 and under. Each week you will get and e-mail with your coupons for each child to have 2 games everyday! Then you can buy an adult pass that you can put 4 names on and for $25 each adult can bowl two games each day with the kids all summer long. You do still have to pay for shoes. But even if you go twice as a family the pass will have more than paid for it's self. I'm thinking of investing in shoes for our family since Squeaker loves it so much. Plus as in indoor activity I don't have to worry about her heat intolerance.
Right before we left of Kentucky Squeaker's heat intolerance showed up again. In the lovely Alabama
Trey's brother Lee recently returned from a 9 month deployment on a navy ship and for some R&R his family decided to head up to Kentucky and see the family. Trey took some time off work and so we had a little family reunion. I say little only for the sense that it was just a BBQ planned on short notice. When you get 6 siblings, 5 spouses, Trey's parents and grandmother, and then add in 18 kids... that is 32 people. Things are never small with a crowd like that. It has been 4 years since we were all together in one place. That was one marriage (Lee and Dee) and three kids (Squeaker, Naomi, McKinley) ago. It was a crazy few hours but man a lot of fun.
Sadly Squeaker took away a few more germs from the party than she could handle. With traveling her breathing still wasn't balance, even with a second run of oral steroids. But a day or so after she really started to show signs of not feeling well. She perked up just enough to pass her physical and have dental surgery. Then down hill it went and fast. Monday morning Squeaker actually asked me "Go bye byes, doctor, feel better?" Can you guess what we were doing a couple hours later?
Thus ends 8 weeks of wonderful health. But on to summer we go head strong and full of hope. WAHOOO!!!!!!!