Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Spring Break

This week is our school's spring break. Drew, Mikayla, and I have enjoyed spending this time together, and it will be very hard for us to go back on Monday! We have spent the week relaxing and helping Mikayla recover from her recent surgery. Drew does not have any practices or games scheduled for this week with baseball, and Mikayla's dance company always closes the week of spring break. We are "extra-curricular" activity free this week. Mikayla will not be able to participate in dance for the next 2 weeks. We are planning to take her the week after next so she can watch as her friends dance - we just hope she doesn't decide she wants to join in. She has another competition coming up the weekend of April 28th so she will only have 1 week to practice for before that.

I got one of just Mikayla while we waited for Drew to come outside - 5 days post op and looking pretty good!

Mikayla is doing really well. She still doesn't have much of an appetite, but we are keeping fluids in her. She greatly appreciates all of the "goodies" she's received, and they have all gotten much use! She (and Drew) has painted, colored, cut, and glued all week.

We came home Thursday to find a sand pail filled with stickers, crayons, coloring books, and dress-up jewelry from mine and Craig's Sunday school class. Two of my students also gave Mikayla goodies - a color wonder book and markers, and a tea set! Grandma came over Saturday with goodies for Mikayla and Drew - coloring books, crayons, a bunny, and suckers. On Monday, Mrs. Hayes, one of Drew's 4k teachers, came over with goodies from she and Mrs. Brown - Mikayla a Doodle Bear and Drew (they didn't want to leave him out) a Nerf Gun. Yesterday, we got a surprise when someone from Vickie's Florist delivered a balloon bouquet and a teddy bear for Mikayla. There was a card with a sweet "get well" message attached from Ms. Amanda (the children's director at our church), Dewitt, Adam, and Macy! We are most appreciative that Mikayla and our family has been in the thoughts and prayers of so many people! It means more to us than we could ever express!

Drew has been terrific this week - he is trying hard to be careful with Mikayla! He is such a sweet big brother, and his sweetness really shines in times like these. He asks her if she needs anything, and he has remembered to play calmly as well (pretty hard for a 5 year old that's all boy). We keep reminding him that Mikayla can't be as active until she completely heals. He's made us very proud this week as he helps his sister recover!

I always enjoy spending time with my babies during my breaks! This week has been no different!

1 comment:

Melanie said...

Hi Alison! I just found your blog! Glad Mikayla is doing well and I am with you on it being hard to return to school next week....I've gotten VERY lazy. Enjoy your next few days and I'll see you next week.

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