Max has turned into my snuggle bug when I get home. Normally he is go go go, but I think he misses his momma. He is doing better. Jerry took him to his doctor appointment yesterday and they actually removed part of his cast off his good leg. Although Jerry sent me a picture of his leg and the break looked worse, this led me to start bawling in the middle of the trade show and poor Jerry received a barrage of texts until he was able to explain that the Doctor sees new growth and he really is fine. I am still skeptical, but that is the way of the mom.
Jerry has been amazing. He took time off of work to care for Max and the other kids while I am working the show. Max is easier, yet harder to take care of. He has to be carried everywhere and obviously carried carefully because of his cast. After yesterday, when they took off a bit of his cast, he can sit a little better, but before that he really couldn’t sit. So you have to prop him up or hold him up.
Sunday, August 12th, Jerry took all of the kids to get Max's hair cut. Because he is on his back so much and his hair is longer, it is knotting up. He had to sit on his lap, but Jerry said he did very good. Afterwards they went to Costco for a few things and Jerry told me how awesome Saxton was to let Max sit in her lap in the cart. She didn't even complain when her legs went numb. What good and helpful littles I have.Fast Forward... Written today!!!
|Sage entertaining Max in Seattle.|
|The Cousins and the girls |
near Pikes Place Market
Wednesday Max noticed Saxton was sad and said, "Saxton crying." it's very cool to see how he is not only learning several words a day, but also how life works and about other people's emotions. He now hugs and kisses regularly. He'll say, "hug, hug." It's very cute. Sage worked with him on saying please and thank you and now he'll even say no thank you. His please sounds more like "peas" and his thank you is quickly said and sounds like, "tank you."
Wednesday night Jerry and I took Max for a walk in his wagon. It was our second trip on a walk, earlier I took him on his first ride on his bike since he broke his leg. He ran into his friend Zack and they hung out. It's hard for Max because his two little buddies can run around, but he can't. That night a bunch of neighbors were outside and we ended up staying out until almost nine. I love that we can all just mingle and watch our kids play and interact. We're very lucky at the support we've gotten from all of them. If any of you are reading this... THANK YOU!!!
At the end of the day I finally took him near the water. I wasn't sure how he'd react at not being able to go in, but he did fine. I walked with him, splashing through the shallow end of the wave pool and then we went over near the fountain where I put him near the water sprays. He laughed and enjoyed the feeling of just being near the water, even if he couldn't get wet. He was really good all day for being so limited and it was sure nice for the girls to have a fun day with their friends.
|We biked to Tacoma Boys today!|
|Max at battle last evening!|