Dan, on the other hand, LOVES it. He goes 3 times per week now and would got 5 days if I let him.
|First Day of School for Nate (happier days!)|
|Working the medical clinic in Sierra Leone.|
The girls and I were able to go to The Huntington Library and Gardens for a free day last month. I used to go frequently as a young girl with my Great Aunt Sunny. It was a sweet time to take my girls and share it with them. It has changed a lot, though. They have built and are building so many new exhibits. We couldn't see it all!
|At the Japanese Garden.|
|The new Chinese Garden. Still under construction.|
|Visited some of my favorite paintings.|
Just after Jim came back from Africa, we jumped into Halloween. Pumpkin patch, carving and decorating pumpkins, choosing costumes and CANDY. This was Isabel's first Halloween. She picked it up quickly, just like as all little kids do. Halloween is definitely my least favorite holiday, but I put a smile on my face for the kids. Trying to get a picture of all the kids in their costume was comical. Nate just wouldn't cooperate. This is my favorite picture!
|This just sums it up!|
The morning of Halloween, Isabel had to have a minor procedure on her left arm. The rod in her left arm started shifting and ended up poking out of her elbow and bleeding. It was out far enough that the doctor couldn't just pull it out in the office, so she had to go to our local surgery center so she could be under general anesthesia. The doctor made a small incision and pulled out the rod. It only took 15 minutes and after about an hour of crying and general unhappiness, she was back to her happy, sweet self.
|Waiting for surgery.|
|Our newest little treasure!|
I hope to blog again soon. I do miss it!