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Saturday, November 26, 2011

been busy :)

Last weekend we went to a small circus at the high school that benefited the education fund :)
Bucky was the ringmaster and used to work for Ringling bros

Slav was so much fun to watch, hurt to watch

Liu Lu was so pretty

Bucky balanced this spinning ball on a very tall pole

The BMX guys were amazing!

this is called being Spiderman!

so amazing!

the girls had so much fun

Slav went up SO high! with NO net!

Just riveted!

6 chairs high!!! wow!

One guy jumping over another one!!

We had so much fun!

paper project for each girl

made a muppet car for Nana :)

Grammy learned all about spy mouse after dinner last weekend

while grampy rested his eyes :)

for the first time ever we had to rake leaves and the kids got to help.
(leaves don't fall off the trees in FL) Victoria was trying to stick the leaves back on the tree in the background!

Thanksgiving was at our house :) so much fun having 16 of us for dinner!!
the oven was chock full!

Nana was cooking

Football was on!

The boys were playing their ds games

Cousin Katie was so nice to bring glow in the dark nail polish!!! the girls were so excited to do it right after dinner!

Auntie Carla had a craft project!! very messy and SO much fun!!!

Uncle Mikewas nice enough to cut up the turkey remaining on the 22 pound bird, Nana was giving pointers and Maggie was just hoping he would trip and fall and drop a handful :)

snooze time after all that eating!!

We went to check on Nana's new in-law apartment at auntie Denise's
 then we headed over to Auntie Carla's to drop off the table and chairs and it was SO beautiful out!!
The girls played outside!

Did lots of bouncing!

Uncle Adam's prize deer head! He pawned off some meat to Dan :)
I go back to my Dr on Monday for my 6 week followup - get to see an xray of my new metal hip. I still have an open spot on my incision that I am battling with, my hip and thigh are still aching and my right (new hip) leg is still noticeably longer which makes walking painful. I am hoping he says this is all normal and in a couple of weeks it will be better, but he also told me that at 6 weeks post op I would be so happy I did this and I am not there yet. I have not had a good nights sleep in 6 weeks and it is getting really old, I just cannot get comfortable at night.
Hopefully there is nothing wrong since Tuesday Gerri, my mom and I head out to Philly for her surgery on Wednesday. I asked my mom to help with the driving because I know I just cannot drive for 5 hours, I have only driven locally around town. I am planning on taking some pain meds since I figure I will be very stiff and sore by the time we get there.
Gerri has been getting noticeably more nervous as we get closer. Up to now it has been way in the future for her, after thanksgiving. As soon as thanksgiving was over and I started taking down the decorations she looked at me and said "thanksgiving is over? then it is almost time for philly??" Smart cookie!! We have not talked specifics to her, but she does know what is going to happen.
Please pray for her surgery, her Dr and her healing!! It will be so hard for her to not be mobile for a bit. Monday I have to run to school to get her walker and it is hard to believe she will not be back at school for a month or 2 :( She loves school. We will be having a tutor once we are home, but it is not the same. It will be as hard for Danny as Gerri, they love seeing each other at school. The teachers say they will walk hand in hand down the hall :) :)
Gerri and I will be heading to Philly weekly during the "distraction" phase which is while we are turning the screws to spread the bones apart. This should take about 4-5 weeks. Then we hit the consolidation phase where her new bone grows in to fill in the gap, hopefully quickly!
December will a tough month for her, but if her hip heals well she will be up and walking in her walker prety quickly.
Thank heavens we picked a house that has all the living area on one floor!!! It will make it much easier for her, just as it has for me the last 6 weeks.
Victoria will take the train down with Auntie Carla and her daughter Nicole next Friday to join us in Philly. I do not know when Gerri will be discharged, but she will be happy to see Victoria and Cole :) :) Auntie and Cole will stay for the weekend and then take the train back home while we stay there till Gerri has her follow up appt and we can come home.
So holidays here we come!!! I plan on doing the decorating tomorrow so it will be done before we travel.


MamaPoRuski said...

Praying for quick healing for all of you! HUGS!
And I'm like Victoria, the leaves belong back on the trees...:(

Glenna said...

Hi Nancy and family! Just read a bit of your blog. It's been a while since I've caught up. Thinking of you and all the healing going on between you and Gerri. Sending you all the good vibes I can muster! Love all the pictures. I don't know how you can keep up with this blog with all you have going on but imagine it's somehow cathartic. Blessings to you all from Gerry and I.
Love, Glenna