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Saturday, July 30, 2011

Happy Birthday Ryan

The Orioles cake was a mistake!! I ordered a "baseball theme" cake and that is what they gave me!! Many unhappy Red Sox fans at the party!!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Annalea at the Doctor's

Monday, July 25, 2011

Annalea is sick

Sunday, July 17, 2011

I am so proud of Ryan's Achievements in Swimming this Year

Ryan has made amazing strides this year in swimming as you can see from the previous videos. We are so proud of him and look forward to an even better year next year.

Relay carnival

Ryan in relay carnival

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Annalea's First Swim Trophy!!

Meghan and Annalea are the best of friends. I am proud to share with you their first kickboard exhibition which happened yesterday at the pool. Congratulations Annalea and Meghan!!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Fashion must not suffer even during times of recovery

Love this cast. The colors work with everything and I can go in the pool with it.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

A New Level of Bonding for me and Kevin

Two weeks ago, Kevin had arthroscopic hip surgery.  Recovery is 3 weeks on crutches.  I played the role of helping nurse him back to health...until 3 days ago.  While walking Annalea through the parking lot to her first ever ballet class, I stepped off the curb into a hole and lost my footing.  It was a scene!!  Poor Annalea crying, "my Mommy fell down, my Mommy fell down!!!"  A crowd formed and several people called 911.  I was rolling around on the ground in pain.  Luckily, my friend was walking in his daughter (who is Annalea's best friend) and saw me on the ground.  He helped me sit up on the ledge of my minivan while I waited for the ambulance to arrive and he walked Annalea in to her class.

A quick ride to the hospital and virtually no wait in the ER, I soon found out I had broken my fibula (ankle section) on my right foot and sprained my left ankle.  Hmmm, I thought.  Do I get to ride around in one of the chairs in the house with the cup holder?  Well, not exactly, because after splinting my left foot, I was able to put weight on it and use the crutches.

So, now we have two parents on crutches, a very helpful ten year old, and an amazing nanny who is working extra hours.  Life is actually not that bad really, other than the fact I can't go to yoga, pilates, or spinning.  Monday I will get my cast and get a better idea of what kind of recovery I can expect.  In the meantime, I will enjoy the pampering from my friends and family.