Friday, April 15, 2011

Tonsils and Adenoids

So Richard had his tonsils and adenoids out on Tuesday. The surgery went fine. I stayed home with the other boys and Ben said the first thing Richard asked was "Is the surgery over?" Ever responsible. Then he wanted to go home to see me and his brothers. :) So here are some pictures of the 'fun' we've been having. It is spring break for Richard so he won't miss school until next week. I will probably have him stay home a few days also.

By fun I mean the boys eating homemade popsicles.

And working on the awesome Star Wars X-Wing fighter Lego set we got him for this very week. He has taken it apart and put it back together several times. Meant for 9 years and up...ha!

We constantly remind him to drink so he doesn't get dehydrated and we've gone through a lot of Jello and popsicles. He liked ramen the first day but then the pain worsened (as is expected) so now we are back to just Jello, juice, popsicles and today he even had a yogurt. There really are a lot of foods you can eat, it's just a matter of will power.

Spencer is also becoming very independent at times. Here he has built a train track all by himself. He likes the trains.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Ham, Wall-E and Conference

Spencer's comfort thing lately is actually the book "Green and Eggs and Ham" He calls it "Ham" and even reads it in bed. Kid after my own heart. I love reading in bed on my stomach like he is here. He doesn't like having his picture taken though.

Here is Richard a few days ago drawing Wall-E and Eve out front. For a couple of days it was in the 70s so we greatly enjoyed being outside. Then it snowed Saturday night and is cold but sunny today. Weird.

I actually put some real efford into making Conference enjoyable for the boys. I copied pages from the Friend that were at their level but more ipmortantly we copied pictures of the General Authorities and had the boys cut and paste them onto paper. Then during the Conference we would tell them who was talking and they would write or draw something about what they were speaking.