Sunday, December 29, 2013

Sweetness is...

being an aunt. I can't believe my lil niece is not so little anymore! The last time I posted a picture of her, we were welcoming autumn. Now she's 6 months old, sitting, eating solids and still the giggliest, happy, easygoing baby that she's always been. I'm so grateful that I can snuggle her every week (as long as I can pry her away from her grandparents' hands). This picture on the left was taken when she was about 4 1/2 months. The ones below are closer to 5 1/2 months. From tummy time to sitting up all on her own. She did have a few "timber" types of falls but I decided against posting those since +Cynthia Chau probably wouldn't approve. 

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Welcome Winter

Posting once per season is really abysmal, I admit it. I have the usual slew of excuses like life is busy, work is consuming blah blah blah but in they are just that. Excuses. So I won't bore you too much with a lengthy update. It'll be the Cole's Notes of the last 2 months. Right after we went out that gorgeous autumn day to take some photos, Jamie went to play soccer the next morning and came home with a torn Achilles tendon. A clean rip. So we spent the long weekend in the ER, waiting for assessment, scans, consults from ortho etc. Things actually went a lot smoother than I had anticipated. We were seen on Sunday afternoon, he got a temporary cast and came home. Monday morning we went back to the hospital for an ultrasound and waited in emerg again for an orthopedic consult. The doc came by and just suggested he get admitted. He was on call for surgery Tuesday and actually got operated on Tuesday night! Fast forward 2 months and he's doing physio now with a right calf that shrunk 2 inches smaller than his left! 

During his healing, we went on a 2 week adventure to Asia. Jamie hobbled along in his plastic aircast and he did amazingly well considering he just started bearing weight a couple days before we left. We stopped in Hong Kong, Chiang Mai, Bangkok and Seoul. We ate a lot (as usual) and went from 35 degrees Celsius in Bangkok to -10 degrees in Seoul. Now we are home and welcoming Old Man Winter today as winter officially begins. 2014 in T minus 10 days!