So much to say in one post, so let's get started.
First and foremost, Colin was presented to the surgical team on Monday to decide on his next and hopefully last surgery, the Fontan. In April we were told it was going to be this summer or early fall. GOOD NEWS is the team decided Colin was doing so well that they want to wait until Spring so he can get a little bigger. Though we were ready to face the Fontan, it's great that Colin is doing well enough that we are not in a rush and can let his body get a little bigger. So for right now we will procrastinate the inevitable.
We took a nice 3 day trip to New Braunfels this past weekend to meet up with my parents who were camping there. The city is an old german settlement nestled between two rivers in the Texas Hill Country. I love it there, I always have a hard time leaving. Friday my mom took the kids swimming and to play while the "BIG KIDS" (me, Matt, and my dad) went to Schlitterbahn. It's one of the countries top water parks. We decided not to take the kids since Colin is too small and Katherine has no interest in watersides.. YET.. still working on her. It was a very fun day racing down slides and floating in the tubes.
Saturday we took the kids and my parents to Landa Park, which is a park that sits on the river and uses river water for their pools. This is the 3rd year we have taken the kids there and they had fun as always swimming, looking for fish, ridding the train, and doing the paddle boats. I was brave enough to do the rope swing off the platform. First time I did it perfect, the next time, my hands slipped and I fell off too soon and landed on my face. It hurt pretty bad, but after 10 minutes I was fine. The next day though my neck was sore, Monday I went to the doctor and was treated for whiplash.. yes you read that correctly.
|Matt and Katherine being silly in the river|
|Beautiful day for a swim|
|Dad coming off the rope swing|
|Me coming off the rope swing the right way the 3rd time, I had to redeem myself after landing on my face|
|Ready for the choo choo train ride at Landa Park|
|Colin steering the boat while Matt and Katherine paddle|
|Katherine driving while Matt and I paddle, Colin is in the back looking at fish|
|Me & My dad at the Grapevine wine bar|
|Matt & my parents having drinks and listening to the band|
|Mom and the kids outside Gruene Hall, one of the oldest dance halls in Texas, still has regular concerts there every night over the summer|
|Katherine on the jumping pillow|
|Colin on the jumping pillow|