Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Cardilogy Update (Last one before surgery), Houston Rodeo, and family fun day at the Brewery.. yes I said Brewery

Cardiology Update
Colin had his 6 month cardiology check up last week, the last one before his surgery this summer. His echo, EKG, oxygen levels, weight all looked great, so his cardiologist is happy to wait until summer for his Fontan. I have a call into the surgical team to see about scheduling it. Colin was apprehensive about each test, but after some crying and bribing, he did an excellent job letting them take a look at his heart. He still has about one more pound to go, darn tummy bug the week before set us back some. Afterwards he got to pick out a toy from the hospital gift shop for being such a good boy! So I guess I will stop living in denial and face that we are indeed just a few months out from open heart surgery.. (Yes, I want to throw up)!!!

Houston Livestock and Rodeo Time
A few Fridays ago I got the pleasure of chaperoning Katherine's first grade field trip to the Houston Rodeo. The kids had a blast and were well behaved but I needed some wine after that. This past Friday, Matt and I took off work and let the kids miss school and we had a family FUN day at the rodeo!! Matt's parents met us up there to enjoy the day with us.

All of us had a blast seeing the animals, riding the carnival rides, shopping, and of course eating carnival food (like funnel cakes, sausage on a stick, and a fried snickers). The crowds were almost non-existent at the carnival, so the kids got to ride all the kiddie rides (not the big person carnival) over and over and over AND over again!! We were having so much fun, all of a sudden we realized we had been there EIGHT hours and it was time to head back home.

On our way to the rodeo, Colin just wanted to get in the car and not take pictures

Having fun with pony rides and the petting zoo!
We spent a good amount of time at the rides, the kids LOVED THEM!! What great daddy Matt is for getting into a ride he is way TOO TALL for!
Katherine's favorite, it makes you fly like Superman, yes, she made me ride it, in a dress!
This is how I roll at the carnival, holding the prizes, Colin's hat, and of course a frosty adult beverage! 

Love this picture! Colin and Matt leaving the rodeo.

Whole family at the end of the day, yeah we survived!! And we have a bag full of goodies to take home

No Label Brewery 
Saturday we went with my brother and sister-in-law and some friends to a local brewery that has a family friendly event on Saturdays. It was a beer tasting with live music and food. We brought our lawn chairs and hung out and played frisbee, danced, and the adults enjoyed in some beer.

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