Sunday, August 30, 2009

It's Been Way Too Long Since My Last Post...again

I feel like I say it every time I post...where does the time go? the week flew's been too long since I posted...I'll do better...and then here I am again...a week and 2 days since I posted last. This really has been a crazy week...with the kids here last weekend, and you know I loved every second of it, then Monday is my day with Mom, so since she was here for the weekend we did all of her errands on our way back to her place. Tuesday and Wednesday were cleaning, laundry, grocery shopping...all that boring stuff...and then Thursday we spent at the orthopedic surgeon's office and the hospital getting Andy pre-registered for his knee replacement surgery this Tuesday. We have to be at the hospital at 5 a.m. for surgery at 7...he'll be in the hospital 4 days and then I'll get to bring him home. We'll have physical therapy here at the house along with the machine that he will have his leg in that keeps bending his knee...can't let it get frozen up. So this will be a crazy week, but we'll be so happy to have this behind us...he's been in such pain for so long, it will be a relief for him to be able to take steps without huge cracking sounds and shooting pain. Well, enough of that...

Here are a few more pictures of Camden and Hampton from last weekend...OMG, they made us smile the entire weekend. Here's what mom did a good part of the weekend...Camden loved her new quilt... and this wonderful seat with all kinds of things to look at...Howie made sure he was never too far away from her. She loved standing up...I think Andy did this for hours...and he loved every minute of it.

Hampton had a wonderful time in the pool...he thought that the spa was just the right size for him...he also thought riding on Grandy's raft was about the most wonderful thing in the world...he had Josh pushing him around the pool all afternoon. This was Friday afternoon...he couldn't wait on Saturday to get back in the pool.

He was back in Andy's office and came out with my exercise ball...he and Grandy thought this was just a hoot...Hampton's holding up the world.

What a wonderful, wonderful weekend we had. No sewing going on here at all...I did get some things cut plan is to bring my sewing machine downstairs to the dining room while Andy's recuperating. I can sew downstairs while he's resting, or hooked up to his machine...then I'll be right here if he needs me.

I'll try to get back here with a quick post on Tuesday to let you know how everything went. Have a great week!


Karen said...

It does look like you had a grand old time with the grandchildren!
I hope Andy's surgery goes well and he is soon back up and fit as a fiddle. Is he having the kind of surgery where they go in from the side of the knee instead of up the front? Recovery is supposed to be faster and easier with that type. I am not a candidate for that type surgery, so will have to have the up the front of the knee when I have the other knee done. Boohoo! I am about to give in and have the surgery done.

Anonymous said...

Sending thoughts and prayers for an easy surgery...and fast recovery!
Carol, I just know you all were in pure heavenly bliss with the kids all there...they are growing so darned fast! Thanks for sharing your little bit of the world with us.

antique quilter said...

I will be thinking of you both and hope everything goes well.
the kids are adorable
glad you had a great week, nothing like having little children around to make everyone smile and happy.
have lots of hand work prepped to do while your playing nurse!

Anonymous said...

I hope hubby's surgery goes well and he recovers quickly :o)

Your grandbabies are sooo cute! I love seeing their pictures :o)

Little Lady Patchwork said...

OMG! The Prince and the Princess are getting so BIG! Too cute and I do know how time flies!

Good luck to your DH & his surgery! I'll be thinking of you guys.

HUGS to both of you!

Allie said...

I do the same thing! It feels like I just posted, but I look and it's been a week. Sigh. You have a legitimate excuse though! The pics of the grands are just too cute!
My aunt is a nurse, and had the same surgery and machine. She brought the machine home BEFORE the surgery and got a workout on it. She also did a lot of swimming before her surgery, and it really helped her recuperate faster. That machine is a wonder. And the surgery too - she said she wished she hadn't waited so long.
I'll say a prayer for him!

Ginger Patches said...

Look at those cuties!! Looks like a great weekend. I love Camden's quilt--for a minute I thought it was square dance and I was wondering how I missed it...they are similar. I had a friend have a double knee replacement last Fall and she feels soo good now! I wish I could jump in that pool right're torturing me lolol!!!

Carrie P. said...

Sweet pictures. Praying all goes well with Andy. I know others who have had knee replacements and they are doing great.

Carrie ~ Cricketwood Prims said...

Precious picture of your mom and Camden!! What a fun time for you....looks like the perfect time was had by all.
Best wishes on knee surgery and recovery.....sounds like you have made good plans for the recovery process.

Thimbleanna said...

Cute little grandkids Carol! LOVE that baby quilt too. Good luck to you both on the surgery!

Sue said...

Those children are just precious to look at! Camden is a real beauty! Those expressive eyes are just so sweet!
Thank you so much for sharing your pictures with us.
My mother had her second knee replaced a couple of months ago and she is so glad she did! She's practically running marathons now! I am sure Andy will be glad when it's over too.

Shakerwood said...

That looks so much better than sewing. I don't have gkids yet but someday!

Good luck with the knee thingy. I "babysat" my dad for the first week after he had double knee replacement. Then tag-team babysat rotating with my brothers. What a rough 6 weeks that was for all of us. You probably get along better with hubby than I did with my dad LOL.

Teresa said...

Thanks for sharing the pictures...he is such a cutie. You should not worry about not posting more often than you do. I think I am going to try to post once a week. I just don't have that much to talk about every day. I kind of wish everyone would limit themselves to once a week, lol, maybe then I could keep up with my blog reading. Hope Andy does great with his recovery.

Marilyn Robertson said...

Beautiful Grandchildren! Prayers for an easy surgery and recovery for your Hubby. You are a smart woman to have your sewing already lined up!

*karendianne. said...

Oh the Bliss! You know, Howie gets me every time with his sweet vigilance. I think the quilt is the PERFECT color and design for Camden. It's bright and happy and the design is eye-catching. All good for a baby me thinks. Hampton cracked me up in the Spa, which is just the right size for him and OMG, holding up the World! What symbolism.