Saturday, April 11, 2009

Easter 09

We started our Easter the night before with appropriate bribes for the bunny. Of course, we had to borrow these from the neighbors. Ashton was sure to include a note of gratitude to help the cause.

Easter this year was at the Curtis household. We had baskets, we had new outfits (thanks Judy) we had egg hunts. It was all good. We were picking up Julianne from her visit with the cousins and noticed how she had taken to the new house Grandpa Bob had built for Raider.

The Egg hunt was a busy affair but Jacqueline got a little help from Auntie Suzie to even out the odds. After the hunt we spent some time learning to play Wii, J helped Jaq work on her guitar skills which made for a nice photo.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Spring Skiing

The spring trip was one of the most successful ski trips yet. Both girls were very comfortable with the skiing process.
Jacqueline had made huge strides and Bob was able to take her skiing with him using her straps to help her on the steep slopes.
We took one day and skiied with the girls ourselves. Here is Ashton taking a break from the long ski run we did.
As you can see Ashton is a pro now. She is in the "regular" ski school that has her on the slopes a full day. Often when we pick her up she is tired but still wants to take a run with Daddy on Payday lift.
The other great discovery this year was a new place for lunch that has ski-in/out and lounge chairs. As you can see Bob has no trouble making excellent use of this amenity.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Jaq's second ear tube operation

We got a chance to put in a second round of ear tubes for Jaq. I was pretty sure that one side was no longer working after a few infections and some general challenges with health. Of course, the challenge was that we were about to go on a ski trip and I didn't want her getting sick while we were away from home.

We were lucky to get a cancellation and decided to make it happen. We had to get up early and she had to fast, while not easy this time, compared to a year before this was a breeze. She woke up in an excellent mood and was charming the entire waiting room with her singing and pledge reciting.

She was happy through all the pre-op checks and left with no issues to go get the procedure.

It was a little heartbreaking to see her so sad and weepy when the procedure was over. We spent a little extra time in the post-op area getting organized before going home.

On the drive home she was more dazed than weepy which was better.

She spent most of the rest of the day on the couch taking it easy. By the time I got home from work in the evening she was doing pretty well and the next morning it was like it never happened. I was so glad we did this as we had a great trip and have been trouble free (ear wise) ever since.