It’s been a pretty good weekend here in Denver. Pete spent the night with a friend for the first time ever! He couldn’t have been more thrilled about it. Leslie had been very nervous about his first night away with a friend. Not for any reason other than it was the first one, but she was nervous all the same. She asked him the night before if he would miss her. He took a few seconds of deep 3-year-old contemplation and said, “Um… nope.” He had a blast! Not only did he spend the night with a friend, but he got to ride on a fire truck the next morning at a Fireman’s pancake breakfast. No wonder he didn’t miss his Momma! He then came home for some sidewalk chalk fun and visit by the ice cream truck. Today he had a good time at church (he had a Hershey’s kiss in his hand when I walked up to get him) and he got to go to a birthday party which of course included cake. It’s hard to argue with that.
Megan’s weekend wasn’t quite as good as Pete’s, but with a handful of rib fractures that’s to be expected. She rested ok most of the time and ate pretty well, though she didn’t really sleep much Saturday night which sidelined her again for church. She’ll make it one of these days. However, some of her happier times led to some nice photo opportunities, so we’d love to share.
As I post these photos there still an elusive photo out there that’s hopefully waiting to be captured and posted. A naked baby picture! No, not a creepy picture, but just one with a sweet little baby girl. All of our pictures of her either have an IV, a feeding tube, a sling for a broken arm or tubing for oxygen. Can I just say that all of those things feel like they’ve stolen some of the innocence of our precious little one. Megan never had the chance to be a naive little baby and think that the world is a safe place where her family can protect her. Unfortunately we just can’t keep the world at bay when the attack is from inside because of a gene mutation, no matter how much we’d like to. One of these days when she can ditch the oxygen (so long as she doesn’t have any broken bones at the time) we may be able to capture that naked baby picture. Until then, we’ll just keep hoping that the opportunity will present itself before her baby phase passes us by.