Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Snip Snip Here, Snip Snip There...

That's how we laugh the day away in the merry old land of Oz...

Sorry, couldn't resist. And after you hear what we've been up to - you'll think that was crass and completely inappropriate. However... it describes what we did this week! Well at least some of it... probably the biggest part.

But first, on the fun side, Gramma Darlin and I took the chance to escape Michigan before summer officially came to an end and Tatiana has to go back to school. In Michigan it's a state law that public schools cannot start until AFTER Labor Day - so technically we have a couple more weeks, but the clock was ticking. Gramma Darlin had to go to Sandusky, Ohio for a project she's working on, so we took the opportunity to take the kids to Kalahari - the largest indoor water park. Surprise -- Tatiana LOVED it. Surprise again, Alex - not so much. He finally loosened up a little on day #2, outside when he found the water sprays. With a safari theme, they also have some animals there -- so we took the time (and spent the $$) to feed the giraffes, zebras, lemurs and birds. Tatiana and I have firmly agreed that we need a giraffe for our backyard.

Alex gets into the fun at Kalahari...
Water baby as ever -- Tatiana @ Kalahari
Alex feeds the parakeets
I think there is a giraffe stalking me...
Alex had a BLAST feeding the animals!


Now on to the not so fun side... today was Alex's big boy surgery. Yup... we did it. The circumcision. I know this can be a debate for some parents, but at the end of the day, the pros FOR circumcision outweighed the odds. Alex was a trooper during the whole procedure and in true Alex fashion... he charmed the nurses and staff with his flirting. He was totally back to his normal self by the time we got home - so much so that I had to send him to bed promptly at 8pm so he didn't get too wild and crazy while playing with his sister. His pain injection lasts until 11 or 12 tonight, so hopefully he'll sleep through the night with no issues and I can continue the pain meds in the morning.


Waiting for them to come take me...
Playing peek a boo with mama... anything to kill time!
After surgery - pouty boy!

Hopefully your week is uneventful and painless!

1 comment:

Stacy, Pat and Aidan said...

Having been through the little boy surgery, I'll tell you the first few days are not fun at all. In fact, about a week. But, then things improve very quickly and voila! It's done and there are no further issues to worry about! Use lots of vaseline on the area to keep it moist and also so it won't stick to the diaper. Worked for Aidan like a charm and really helped him get back to doing lots of stuff. . .actually, come to think of it, he was outside playing a lot the next day. It was really just bath time that was a problem. God Bless and good luck!