Thursday, April 28, 2011

Goodbye Tonsils!

When you get strep throat eight times in seven months, the recommendation is usually to have your tonsils out. So that's we had done for Henry earlier this month. It wasn't fun, but two weeks later, he is back to 100%. (Although his voice is an octave higher than it used to be -- a temporary thing, or so we've been told.)

The essentials are laid out, including his new Pillow Pet from Aliza.

But first a little in-room basketball...dressed as Superman, natch.

As you can see, he was not really worried going into this.

Doing his impression of Jack Nicholson from Something's Gotta Give

Did I mention he wasn't worried (though he probably should have been about his gown riding up)? Unfortunately, he wasn't quite this happy "on the other side," but he managed thanks to Lortab, popsicles, Jell-O, homemade ice cream, watching lots of TV, eating meals in front of said TV, getting presents, and various other ways of being catered to and general spoilage.

BTW, despite what the picture might imply, I did not perform the surgery.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Nine Months!

Claire has now been "out" as long as she was "in"! Alexis and I might have differing opinions as to which seemed like it lasted longer.

There is no overstating how much Claire loves Daphne. She smiles and reaches for her every time she comes near. (Daphne loves Claire back, but that may be due to the constant rain of Cheerios, pasta and fruit she enjoys about three times a day.)