The past two weekends have been very FULL. Last weekend we were going to attend the ICS annual Thanksgiving dinner (celebrated a few days early due to an international conference happening on the actual day) but Simon spent the morning in the ER (so we opted to crash our neighbors celebration instead). We are thankful for Simon's life and health and NEVER want to go back to the ER again. It was a good reflection on being thankful for our little people's health and all they bring to our family. During this season of life when little kids seem to take all our energy and our lives seem run by little crazy dictators we can't imagine our lives without Joy and Simon. They add so much life, excitement and laughter to our lives. They fill us with so much happiness and continually show us what God's unconditional love looks like.
For those who don't know the whole story: He fell off the couch seat (Brad was right there in the living room playing with Joy and Simon climbs the couch all day long so we are not sure exactly what happened). His temple hit the floor, he stopped breathing, his eyes rolled back in his head, he didn't move for a few seconds. It was the scariest car ride to the ER, the whole time I was trying to keep him awake. The doctors said he had a concussion but the MRI showed no hemorrhage or skull fracture. Praise God! He was dizzy (kept falling over when he would walk) and a bit cranky the rest of the day but healed up just fine. Brad did so well under pressure .....I was a basket case.
On actual Thanksgiving I cooked a small Thanksgiving dinner with a turkey breast and we decorated the house for Christmas. As you can see below Joy loves to play with her nativity. She thought that Noah's ark needed to come and see Jesus too. Since putting up the tree Joy has woken up everyday saying "its Christmas! We are going to see Grandma and Grandpa!" and every morning I tell her...well Christmas is still a long way away and grandma and grandpa don't come for a while (Dec 22!). Oh kids and the concept of time.
We all had a great time at Disneyland. We got there at opening so it wasn't too busy the weather was really warm and the kids did great. Joy got to ride many rides and LOVED everyone. We got to watch a show and the parade. Simon took a nap in the stroller. Joy got to meet Winnie the Pooh....she was so happy to get her picture taken with him. She didn't want to leave....that coupled with no nap made for a pretty sad goodbye to the happiest place on earth.
Simon watched Joy and daddy go on this one...I thought it was a little too high for this dare devil baby who likes to hurl himself off of high places (as you can tell we are still getting over the trip to the ER).
Jungle boat tour...the animals were a hit...the ending with fire explosions made Joy pretty scared. Simon wasn't phased at all.
Even though Joy loves the rides, she didn't want to ride a horse, she wanted to sit with daddy on the bench.
Joy fell asleep on the way home and then slept for over 12 hours that night. A fun fun day!