Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Despite this let-down, I think the teacher was very good, and the boys enjoyed it (especially Matthew). This week, they're doing Construction Camp (both) and Clay Camp (Matthew).
(On the last day, they did abstract paintings, and the teacher asked them each to show the class and, on the spur of the moment, give a title if they had one for their piece. Matthew named his "Random Shapes." Apropos, I thought!)
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Saturday, July 23, 2016
We didn't expect Thursday to be such a big day, but at James's peds GI appointment, they asked if we wanted to take the tube out (Mike had discussed it with them at the last appointment), and we decided to go for it. James has been asking to have it out recently, and since he had gained a couple of pounds since the last appointment (and has been steady on his growth curve at around 5% for height and 3% weight), they thought it would be fine.
(Unlike putting a tube in, taking it out is extremely simple -- perhaps a 10 second process!) So far it seems to be closing/healing up quite well, which honestly is not what I expected, given that he's had it in for so long. (If it doesn't close up all the way after a month, they may have to close it surgically with a few stitches. It would be nice to avoid that, but we'll see.)
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Friday, July 22, 2016
Much to James and Matthew's delight, they had some large-sized games out -- the boys enjoyed giant Jenga, and James played Maia in giant checkers.
Afterwards, we went to Pearl Street for dinner, which was a fun location (except for them forgetting to bring Karen's dinner until the rest of us were almost done!)
Edited to add: The other excitement while our friends were here was that there was a water main leak, so we had to boil water or use bottled water. (Welcome to the United States, where you can't drink the water! The just lifted the ban now, Saturday afternoon.)
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Monday, July 18, 2016
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