Monday, December 21, 2009

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It's been two weeks since I've written and I'm sorry but it's been a heck of a two weeks.

We've had parents visiting, sisters and nieces too, Dr's visits, cardiology visits, GI visits, colds, backs out of whack (mine not Simon's), Holidays celebrated, Holidays prepped for, Holidays partied, school, swimming, and days of napping and not. It's been a busy two weeks. Here are some of the highlights verbal and photo.

Simon heart function remained the same since our last visit (in Oct)- this is awesome since during that time he's been fighting colds more than not.

I believe Rosenfeld's exact words were "well, it's clear he's got some reserves."

He said it like it was matter of fact. I nearly peed my pants since what we've heard up till now is "Simon's got no reserves given his heart function."

Sweet sweet sweet.

This means that we are tentatively cleared to fly. We're hoping for an east coast tour sometime this fall.

He loved being around his MM and PopPop, is completely in love with his Auntie Jen and cousin Maya, and fared so much better than both his Mama and Mommy in dealing with this stick-around-for-weeks cold.

Aside from that, it's been a sweet, rough, exhausting, grumpy, appointment filled, joyous, family filled, light-is-returning couple of weeks.

I have started getting one of two new tattoos- more on that later. Jaime will be off work for 12 days. 12 DAYS!!!

We're heading out of town for almost all of it, heading up to Gualala for quiet time with Dianne, Ed, and friends. Celebrating, eating, hiking to the beach, and most sublimely, just being together with no where to go and nothing to do.


Here are some picture of the last couple of weeks so you can see what the lovely little man has been up to.

"So PopPop, this is where I go up and down stairs at school,
you can do it with me if you like."

I don't know if you can tell in the picture but he's actually double fisted with two spoons.
That's my boy!

We've had adventures at the park following a very active boy around while attached to his feeding pump. There's some a-typical parenting for you.

We have discovered new tastes in music (yes that is a Grateful Dead shirt and yes we are listening to Casey Jones)
MM has great taste in clothing and Simon is destined to be the hippest kid in the metro area (Is it inappropriate to be jealous of my son's clothes?)

Mama Jaime finally made it to school with us and Simon is patiently showing Mama how to make sweet sweet music.

Not even a little rain could keep us from Oakland's first community Menorah lighting. Even Jen and Maya made it up from LA to celebrate the Miracle (of Oakland having a public menorah lighting or one jar of oil lasting eight days?....yes)

Simon found the right pair of glasses to really highlight his eyes.
Thank goodness because I don't think they were getting the attention they really deserved.

With his buddy Joel at school. Simon loves to choose the right hat to go with his outfit.

Doing the Shake Shake Shake with Katie (his one true love) at school

Playing with another good buddy Eric at school. I think they were working a Ouija board spell

Love to all as we head out of the darkness. It's not so much the metaphor (although that's nice too) but more about having more day light to walk the dang dog. Blessed be.