Wednesday, December 22, 2010

A Little Bit of Everything

I can't believe Christmas is almost here! We have been super busy around here so the holiday season has snuck up on us and therefore the blogging lacking.  Sadly, one of the project I did not complete was Christmas cards.  I love sending them out every year but and it has always been on my list of things to do but I guess it was always near the bottom and then I ran out of time.  But Merry Christmas to everyone anyway!

Matthew's leg is healing but quite slowly.  It still has lots of fluid and is swollen and can't do much with his leg except to bend his knee.  He has spent countless hours studying lately due to three tests right before the Christmas break.  Austin sometimes likes to help him study:

Austin lately has been so cute and fun to play with.  He loves making towers.  He will make a tower with pretty much anything he can find that will stack. For example:

 He is also really trying to say words.  He can say dada, mama, bubbles, cheese, moon.  I know, random assortment! He also does lots of signing which helps him ask for things he wants.  I feel like recently he really is understanding everything I say and it's fun to see him respond! 

Sunday, December 05, 2010

Drinking Contest

Yes, we were able to go to Texas to see my family for Thanksgiving despite Matthew's broken leg and surgery.  He was in a lot of pain while traveling but was a trooper and was glad to be with family for Thanksgiving.  His pain has decreased tremendously but still is usually confined to the couch with his leg elevated and iced.  He just has his post op appointment and was told he can start bending his knee slightly but still cannot put any pressure on it and will be on crutches for 12 weeks.  He has started a new semester of classes this week which has added a little more difficulty to his schedule but we are making it work. Austin constantly lets us know that Matthew's leg is hurt and often times gives his leg hugs.

I will have to do a separate post for Thanksgiving as I don't have all the pictures from family yet, but I did have some really cute pictures of Austin and his cousin Cade. They were playing outside together and then decided it was time to take a break and get some water.  They kept taking turns watching each other drink and it seemed like they were trying to out drink each other!

These boys had so much fun together! Yay for cousins!