Wednesday, February 6, 2019

January Adventures

January was a long month and quite uneventful. The boys had almost 2 weeks off between scheduled days off in the district as well as a bunch of snow days. First we got freezing rain, then a snowstorm and then the Polar Vortex came down from Canada and brought us into a deep freeze with -40 wind chills. It was crazy!!!

We went to the Shrine Circus on January 20th.

Evan started Basketball 
which is super fun to watch and he seems to love it!

We went to Legoland on one of our many snow days - and no one was there! It was so nice!

Here are some other random photos from the month.

Brody Liked the Snow!

Evan helping Alex reach his goals at therapy
These two had a laughing fit at lunch one day
Hoping February is more eventful and has better weather!

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Hello 2019!

January was a looooonnnnngggg month so I am happy to welcome February! We are happy to welcome 2019 with open arms. Last year at this time, Alex had just had major surgery and we were home healing and dealing. What a difference a year makes.

The year (like most) went fast, and we had our ups and downs, but we made a lot of great memories. I am finding it harder and harder to find the time to sit down and share my thoughts/memories with all of you. Something I would like to work on this year. I didn't even touch on the last 3 months of 2018 - and now I am already into the 2nd month of 2019 and it exhausts me to even think about going back! But I will catch you up on some highlights.

The boys started 3rd grade in September (and are already half way through!). They are both doing well, but it has been a bit of an adjustment going from lower elementary to upper elementary - at least for Evan. More work - less Play. They have a great group in their class this year and there are so many kids that love to help Alex and spend time with him. It makes my heart smile. He and Evan are in class again and I enjoy the days when they read together or do something as a team.

October was full of fun fall activities, pumpkin painting and carving and of course Halloween! Evan was a skeleton and Alex was a Swat Team Member! We also visited the Wilderness Zoo in Frankenmuth.

November Alex had surgery to remove the hardware in his leg from his hip surgery. It was on Friday November 16, 2018. Evan wanted to go with us this time since he wasn't allowed to go with us in January. It was nice having him there and Alex liked it as well. This surgery was way different than the initial surgery. It was outpatient and Alex was back to school on Monday before the Thanksgiving Break. 
He healed very well!

Pre Surgery

We celebrated Eric's birthday on the 25th with Presents and 
Dinner at Sagano, Japanese Steakhouse.

December was all Christmas of course! We made cookies, spent time with Family and spent an evening in downtown Rochester looking at lights and having some treats!

My Grandma with her 8 Great Grandchildren

Christmas Morning

Downtown Rochester

Here's to making more wonderful memories in 2019!!!!