I can’t believe we’re already a month into summer break! Wow, I’m sometimes surprised when I manage to survive it. Usually because Var can wear me out like there is no tomorrow.
I wont say it’s been easy, but I would like to say that I absolutely love a product I found on Amazon to get for him!! Calming the Child Synergy Pre-Diluted Essential Oil Roll-On 10 ml (1/3 fl oz). Ready to use!
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This summer has been different in many ways. I can’t believe that the past year has changed our lives in so many ways.
Kat’s back is doing amazing and her most recent X-rays show amazing change, I know that surgery changed her severely inside, of course it did! How could it not?
Still, I never expected how much it would change her aside from physically.
She smiles a lot more! Kat is vibrant, beautiful (she’s always been beautiful, but she has this energy and life now that she lacked for the year and few months she was in severe pain due to her spine), and full of life and smiles.
Boy was I wrong! There is an amazing change and I didn’t expect it. I get so many answers of ‘just a back’ (meaning 0 pain!) now that it’s amazing. She can stand without almost falling over!
After her sleep study to check on why she had some trouble with breathing in her sleep and always being so tired and a bit grouchy (can you see the hospital bracelet on her hand?) Sisi decided it was time for a haircut! So we went for layers and will soon be bleaching out the pink and going down to platinum for it! She looks so much different with this hair style!!
Risi got to experience our pool for the first time, and loves going to play in the water. Lisi and Var like to pull or push around her floaty and have a good time. I was a bad mom and forgot sunscreen and my pale self got burnt. Yikes!!
We had a fantastic but relatively low key (for the most part) 4th of July. The day was pretty standard until it was time to start grilling dinner. We did shrimp, chicken and burgers. Chips, Watermelon and various veggies to snack on during the cooking time too.
We did our usual Mentos and Diet cola to start off our fireworks time, but this year decided to go with more fountains and higher priced items than cheap little things that bored the kids so easily last year. We had some REALLY awesome things that I am so glad we spent the extra money on!
Risi went to bed before Fireworks time on the 4th, so we saved some small fountains and ground blooms for the following morning so she could experience them.
The oldest three have left to another week at their dad’s place. They left Sat and will be back Sat. After another week here they have a two week with him, during which Cid, Lisi, Risi and I will be heading over to Seattle and the surrounding area! There are other Daiso’s I want to see, Lisi has never been to Seattle being old enough to remember, and Cid has never been there for longer than staying in the greyhound bus station waiting for a bus!
We have plans to ride the monorail, try a light rail … train? Go up the space needle, show Lisi and Cid Uwajimaya, and not sure what else just yet. Though we better pick soon, we already have the hotel/motel booked! We’ll be gone the 28 – 30th, because I want to go for more than one night with having to turn right back around. Wee!!
Ja matta ne!
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