So, it has been a month and a half since my last post, and when I last posted I had NO idea the sequence of events that was about to take place.... So here's a little update...
Ahhhhh... The puppy! Yes, we still have the puppy and she has officially been named Blackberry - sorry I don't have puppy pictures to post today, but essentially she has tripled or quadrupled in size since the puppy post. Potty training is going well ... we still have an accident about once a week, but overall we are just battling chewing, jumping, and overall puppy craziness.
Broken arms... About 3 days after we got the puppy, Nick (the 5-year old) and I decided that it would be a great thing to pick up McDonald's, take it to the park, take the puppy, and meet a friend there. About 20 minutes after we arrived Nick fell off the slide, broke his arm, and we headed to the ER. The next two weeks were full of waking in the middle of the night to let the puppy out or to doctor a boy in pain. So, we finished up the school year making trips to the Orthopedic doctor, getting casts, and trying to find activities that a one-armed boy could do.
Kindergarten Graduation! Nick has officially graduated from kindergarten! We had several end of school activities to attend including a program where Nick had to dress up as a purple bird. Has anyone ever tried to find a purple shirt and pants for a 5-year old? Well, the shirt I finally found, but this purple bird had black legs as purple pants are nearly impossible to find for a boy. I still have no idea what his teachers were thinking - after all, he could have been a blue bird - or even an orange or red bird!! This program was for the dual-language program that Nick is in at his school - he will be fluent in English and Spanish by the time he enters 3rd grade.
The actual graduation ceremony was very cute and at the end the kids in his class celebrated by cracking confetti eggs on each others heads - this is a South American tradition that the dual language classes participate in. I have to tell you that the confetti egg extravaganza was HILARIOUS!
After graduation Nicholas still had a week of having his cast on, and another couple weeks of taking it easy. So, we have spent lots of time swimming (post cast removal), seeing movies, playing at McD's, puppy training, ice cream, and anything else that we could think of that was easy for a 1-armed boy.
Things have still not completely returned to normal, but I am getting caught up. I have lots of other things to share with you, but I will save them for another day.