Monday, October 31, 2011
I can hear John putting Luca to bed and he is hyper! It is 8:55 pm....maybe he will sleep in tomorrow morning.
John took Luca to Children's today to get a new cast, which was no big deal again today. The tech gave him ear muffs to wear while they took his old cast off to drown out the noise and then his first lollipop. Luca wanted to have a blue cast this time. I think he is making his way through all of the cast colors. He did not shed a tear. When they got home John and I had some lunch and Luca was playing quietly in his room. He asked us to come in after a while to see his toys all lined up! They were waiting in line to see the talking animals in the barn. He has such a great imagination and really likes things lined up straight!
John has done a ton of work on our house inside and out, and here is an update on what the outside of the house looks like now. The gable above the front door is not quite done (John will paint it green and has a few things to do on it) and John is going to paint the new garage door to match the trim but you get the idea. He painted the vinyl green this summer and put in a new window in our bedroom.
I have to admit that I get pretty grouchy when John is working on the house because I want him to spend time with Luca and me, but I am sure happy when the project is done and it always looks so good! He is a very talented man and I am grateful for how he has made our house look so nice!
PS The tree in the front of the house died last winter so John had to cut it down. We left the bottom that was still alive in hopes that it will grow back.
Thursday, October 27, 2011
John is taking Luca to get a new cast tomorrow. Hope it goes as well as the first one. Luca says he wants a green one this time. I am curious if he will still think that tomorrow. I have a big Harvest Party event tomorrow night at church so I will be up at church all day preparing. Should be a lot of fun for all!
Monday, October 24, 2011
We went to Children's this morning for Luca first series of casts. We have never been to a smoother appointment. Luca did not cry. He got to see the colors that they had of casts and was quite sure that he wanted PINK. His favorite color right now. So he has one pink lower leg cast on his left foot. Dr. Mosca believes that he can gain the right position using the lower leg casts, John and I are still wondering but it would be great if it is possible. Luca can kneel and he will be able to walk on it in a few hours when the cast hardens. Thanks for your thoughts and prayers. We will keep you posted as the casting continues. Next appointments....Friday, next Monday, Friday, Wed, etc.
http://letmecaptureyourmemories.blogspot.com/ Sadly, John had to work on Sunday so he was not able to be in the photos but we wanted them taken before Luca's next casting series. They are such great pictures! Heather is very talented and makes us look good:) You wouldn't even know from the pictures that Luca did a face plant 1/2 through taking them and he had been through two services of Sunday School. Such a guy!
Saturday, October 22, 2011
I mimic what my sister, Betsy wrote recently on her blog:
"so anyone who knows me should already be aware of the following about me:
-didn't celebrate Halloween growing up
-dislike the holiday in general
-extreme dislike for anything scary
that all being said, there is nothing cuter than an excuse to dress my girl up like a flower" or my son up like a magician!
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Luca loves choo-choo trains and especially Choo-Choo Thomas. Luca recently got his very own Thomas, from our favorite second hand store, and slept with him last night. I don't know what it is about that blue engine but he is a favorite of Luca's and certainly many other little boys! Grandma Martha also lent us her doll house which Luca loves to play with. We are getting geared up for another series of casting on the left foot beginning this coming Monday. We think he will have a walking cast, but not sure what Luca's mobility will be like exactly. I hope Luca tolerates them and that the time passes quickly. He will get casted about every four days for about 4 weeks and longer if necessary to get left foot in a better position. His right foot still looks fantastic, but the left foot has regressed quite a bit since his last surgery and casting almost a year ago. Luca is currently at Children's Hospital with John getting new night time hand splints. A long day, I am sure. Luca and I got to go to the park and the library story/dance time this morning with Scarlett to try to even out the day a little bit.