The Week of Surgery in the Fast Lane. Again.

Earlier this year, Caleb had a bone graft done to close the cleft still remaining in his gum. However, the graft did not take and we knew a second surgery would take place later this year. I have to say that when Dr. T says Caleb is ready for surgery, time is not wasted!

Monday, Caleb had an orthodontist appointment. The current phase was to shift teeth to a better position to allow Dr. T to better work the bone graft. Dr. K (ortho) felt things were looking good and called Dr. T up to take a peek. Dr. T agreed.

So Tuesday Caleb had his pre-op appointments and x-rays. Surgery was Thursday morning. See what I mean? Surgery in the fast lane.

The surgery went well, thankfully. It was a bit more challenging as scar tissue was an issue from the previous surgery this year. Everything looks great and Caleb only had an overnight stay.

Our week didn’t quite goes as plan. Everyone had to flex and go with the flow. The other kiddos did great with the flexing and flowing but I think we are all looking forward to a slow week. I am looking forward to sleep.

How was your week?


Ezra J – Four Months

Ezra has reached four months and he might even more adorable.  He is a charmer and has a smile that just melts your heart.

If it were possible, Ezra would be sitting solo and on the move. Balance seems to be his hurdle to overcome.

However, Ezra doesn’t let that stop him and is on a roll. Literally. The child loves to roll. I had to put everyone on “Lego Alert”.  We have to be extra careful with leaving items on the floor since little hands have a greater reach now.

Ezra loves his blankets, cuddles, and music. He always wants to be the main attraction. From the sounds he makes, I think we have another big talker on the way!

Happy Four Months, Ezra!


My Armchair and New Reads

With five book devourers in my home (well, six if I toss myself in the mix), I am always on the look out for good reads. While there is nothing quite like an old book….at times books can become dear friends…..we don’t snub our noses at new books on the shelf.

This year I decided to join in with Hope is the Word for Armchair Cybils.

What is Armchair Cybils? Good question.  Cybil Awards recognize children’s and young adult authors and illustrators. You can find out more information at About the Cybil Awards.

Each year, after nominations have been made, Hope is the Word hosts the Armchair Cybils. Pick from the nominated books in the various categories. Read however many you can or want to read. Then share about them on your blog.

Not only will this help me find a few new reads for my kiddos but it forces/encourages/inspires me to make time to read for myself. I love finding a good read, don’t you?

Where will I begin? It just happens that I have already read a few nominations this year. I feel a bit ahead of the game. Now to see what my library has available to keep this endeavor budget friendly!