Sunday, December 21, 2008

Bailey's Christmas Concert

I have a little down time while Kelly is sleeping (see post below) so thought I would add some updates here that I've been meaning to do so here goes...Bailey had her school Christmas Concert recently. She is now in the 4th grade and so is allowed to choose if she wants to participate in the music program. She chose to be in both choir and orchestra. They don't normally have a choir but I guess the music teacher had a rare open period and Bailey and some other kids kept asking for one so she put it together. That teacher is a really nice lady!

Anyway, here is Bailey singing with the choir. She sang several songs but I picked this one because Bailey and 3 other girls are the only ones singing the high "Noels" and so she's extra proud of this one. You'll understand what I mean about the noels when you watch. Hey Dahlia, recognize the dress? Whenever she wants to wear it, which is a lot, it's called "The Maddie Dress." I had to find ways for her to wear it in winter as I'm sure you can see, but it actually works well!:

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After she sang, she had to run over to her spot with the orchestra to play her violin. The orchestra is a really big deal at her school which kind of surprises me because when I was in the 4th grade it was the band that was a big deal. At Bailey's school the band is really small and the orchestra is HUGE. Go figure. Anyway, Bailey's been talking about playing the violin since the 1st grade so she was really happy to get to play it this year. They only let so many kids play each instrument and the big majority ask for the violin so she was lucky. I do think the music teacher was a bit of a help as she has a soft spot for Bailey. Anyway, here's Bai playing live for the first time:

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Vaughn did the best he could while needing to sit for a long concert but as you can see he got restless after awhile. He is really turning into the busy little toddler. Thank goodness that my parents came along and were helping to entertain the little guy as Kelly wasn't able to get off work to come and I was videotaping the whole thing so he wouldn't miss a minute. I know had I been there by myself there's no way I could have done both. I love grandparents!!! Whether it's my folks or Kelly's, we know we can count on our family to help us out. Thank you all for that!

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Well that's enough for now. I think I'll clean our room again. Yes, I know that housekeeping would do it (as Kelly keeps telling me) but it gives me something to do and I don't mind making the beds and picking up. Maybe I'll be lucky and Kel will wake-up soon and need me to do something. You know I'm really not very good at this "just relaxing" thing. Oh, and if you want to post comments, it means a lot to Bai to read them when they involve her...it would be much appreciated. Love to you all!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Kelly's Recovery

We have been stuck in the room since Kelly's surgery as this is pretty much what Kelly does all day...poor guy. We went down to the restaurant at the hotel once but other than that, I don't think Kelly's gone outdoors at all and we've been living off of room service. I did make it out to WalMart for a little bit yesterday to rent a couple of DVDs for us to watch. You know they have movie vending machines here? They're called "Redboxes." I've never heard of such a thing and the movie is only a buck to rent. How cool is that??? Uh-oh...I think I just got caught snapping photos as the beast is stirring. Hi Honey.


Here is a picture of his foot all casted up. It's a soft cast...the nurse said it would harden but I think she was wrong as it doesn't seem to be that way. Plus Dr. Freed said he would be checking the stitches on Monday and I don't think he could check them in a hard cast. Dr. Freed is really great and he even kissed the top of Kelly's bald head when he was all doped up in recovery...it was really cute!


One good thing, Kelly doesn't need to use crutches...that would SUCK! So instead we rented this scooter thing as Kelly isn't allowed to put any weight at all on his foot. Kelly says it works pretty well and is kind of fun. We learned the hard way though that this is a one person operation and that I shouldn't try to help...sorry Kel! He put his other foot up when he was tired and I tried to pull him along only to find a divet in the pavement and overturn the full thing...scooter and Kelly over on myself. I'm glad he landed on me and not the pavement though. Since then I've left him to his own devices with the scooter.

All in all, he's doing well and I'm bored out of my gourd when he's sleeping. I like being here to take care of him so I really don't mind but goodness I'm getting tired of looking at these walls...maybe he'll share some of his percocet so I can nap too? Anyway, I'm sure I'll post more later with pictures from our last trip here where we got to have some fun and some other family stuff but Kelly's awake now and wants one of his only luxuries at the moment...his computer. Love to all!



Thursday, December 18, 2008

Kelly's Surgery

I have lots of blog posts to add to this site over the next couple of weeks...lots pictures and lots of events and I'm sure I'll have more once I have Christmas pictures but for now I just wanted to put up a little post to let everyone know that Kelly's surgery went great!
He is currently napping as he's been doing most of the day and is blissfully pain free from his percocet. The doctor showed me the scope pictures of the damage to his ankle when they first started and then how his ankle looked after he fixed it and boy what a difference! I can certainly see how Kelly could have had so much pain for so long. He is moving around okay when he's up...thank goodness for his little scoot along thing (like a walker but only for one leg???) as I can't imagine him having to maneuver around on crutches especially while he's so drugged up.
Anyway, I am relieved that all has gone so well so far and I think Kelly is enjoying being pampered and getting some much needed rest. He'll be in the cast for about a month and then have 2 weeks of physical therapy but things are already looking good for him. Here's hoping for a speedy recovery!