23 hours ago
On: Sunday, February 3, 2013
It's time to say goodbye to the purple casts. We head out at 4:30am tomorrow morning for a cast change. Hard to believe it's been 2 weeks already.
Many have asked me recently how life is going with Katee's casts. Honestly, the first few days were quite difficult, but the casts have become a normal part of life and are not bad at all. Katee is learning how to maneuver in them, is sleeping better, and they just aren't a big deal.
They still frustrate her at times (and she lets me know it!), but this girl is resilient and determined. I'm pretty confident she is handling those casts much better than I would.
So long purple casts! I hope you aren't full of dirt and flour . . . that would be embarrassing. ;) I tried to be very careful, but have let Katee play outside, bake, and do what she wants (except for taking a bath). The next casts will hopefully be red to ring in Chinese New Year and Katee's 2nd birthday.
A few other miscellaneous happenings:
Chocolate play dough
Katee was kinda crabby that first week in casts, so we generally stayed home and I planned lots of fun things for the kids to do.
The chocolate and vanilla play dough was a big hit with all three. Chocolate play dough is fun for Valentines Day and the recipe can be found here. For the vanilla play dough, I just added vanilla flavoring and sprinkles to my regular play dough recipe.
Calla is our wiggle worm. Getting her hair done in the mornings is not on her list of favorite activities, so it generally is just quickly pulled back into a pony tail or pig tails. However, this morning she wanted it curled! So cute.