Jack had surgery on his eyelid today. In June his lid swelled up and looked like this . . . The doctors thought it was an infected sty, but antibiotics did not help it. It has kinda come and gone over the last few months. I finally decided to take him to an eye doctor. We had a recommendation from three doctors to have it removed. They called it a cystic tumor.
Unfortunately, Jack had to be put to sleep to remove it. :(
So, today was the day and he did a great job! It was a little intense (for a multitude of reasons) but overall the experience didn't traumatize any of us too badly.
Jack is now home and doing well.
Just trying not to touch his eye . . . and we are trying to deal with his drama-king-ness.
Today we took the boys to see the flag display at the cemetery in remembrance of the 9/11 victims. There are hundreds and hundreds of flags set up. It cause me to reflect on that day. Like so many others, I will never forget where I was when I learned of the attack. I was 19 years old sitting in my college apartment trying to get ready for an early morning nutrition class. I stared in amazement at the TV as I watched the first building burn and the airplane crash into the second building. Later watching them both crumble to the ground.
From that day on - the world has never been the same. It makes me sad that I had 19 years to live in a world where I wasn't aware of terrorism. I know now that it had existed, but it never had been part of my everyday life or vocabulary. It makes me sad that my boys will grow up always knowing what a terrorist is and what they are capable of.
I am so grateful for the men and women who have sacrificed, served, fought and died for our country - to create a place where I grew up safe and a place that they protect for my children.
Here is Jack and his buddy at a new Toy Story "movement" class! Each week they go to this class and learn to dance/jump/play like a different Toy Story character. I honestly look forward to it every week as much as Jack does.
And there is always a little of THIS . . . whenever boys are involved.
What more could this mom ask for on her 29th birthday? Brownies, Diet Coke, flowers and a darling homemade card from the boys I love most. It was great coming home to find this waiting for me. I am so lucky!
While we were up in Parowan with Jason's family we attended the Iron County Demolition Derby. What a scene! Jack was pretty entertained - especially as soon as the first car crashed and the tire blew. These boys sure loved it! It was really fun getting to do something we normally wouldn't do.