Just a fast note, Shelby passed her doctor's appointment with flying colors! Dr. Patel was actually a little flustered because he didn't know how to get her to stop talking or sit down, "I think I liked you better last week when you wouldn't get off your mama's lap." You have no idea I thought to myself. It will still take a few months of exercises to retrain her Left eye but he was amazed at her quick recovery & energy. Thank you for all your prayers, dinners, babysitting, gifts, texts, phone calls, etc. - we loved them all!
Look how well the stitches healed! I'm still amazed with the plastic surgeon and our Heavenly Father who made our bodies to repair themselves.
This was the day after her surgery (Saturday, Oct. 23). Less than 24 hours before I took this pix they had sliced open her eyelid & pulled out those little pieces of glass!
The first day of school, wow - a little late than never right?
Our good friend Elder Jarvis Worton came home from his mission right before Quinn's 12th birthday. He surprised her with a lei from the island of Yap and Quinn just glowed for a few days. Thanks Elder Worton (and his mom, Janice who helped him remember).
All Quinn wanted for her birthday was an animal . . . again. Sadly we didn't feel up to it this year so we placated her with cousins, swimming gear, & a trip to the Blackfoot Swimming Pool. It was the best day ever as they had their boiler serviced and couldn't it get it to shut back down. The water was 94 degrees & it was heaven! We promised them a return trip every Saturday if they would just keep it above 90 - but sadly they try to keep it at 86.
Last fun pix is of our giant NAPA chair. The kids think this is the coolest thing & we even brought it to the last home football game. I think it's a tad uncomfortable as your feet have to dangle but I love the snuggling!