Miss Ree gets the trooper of the year award. She has been so brave and is adapting so well to the injury and the cast. (I’m not adapting quite as well, I think I’m becoming one of those helicopter parents, but I’m sure everything will even out a little with time). She’s figuring out what she can and can’t do with one arm (which is kind of sweet and sad at the same time). Her favorite things in the world right now are swimming, going to the beach, and playing on the monkey bars, and those things are just plain out for the moment. I shudder everytime I picture sand down inside that cast, ugh. But I’m ordering a waterproof cover called XeroSox off the internet today and that should take care of the swimming and the beach and also help with baths and stuff. The outside of her cast is waterproof, but the soft inside isn’t. Has anyone used something like this?
I took a few pics of the girls today because Ree is still sweet, cheery, charming, and cute as a bug, even though she’s in pain and sporting a gigantic pink cast. Little sprite. And Ro is still being such a great sister (hard to do when your twin is sucking up massive amounts of attention). She even agreed to be Ree’s bathroom buddy when she starts Kindergarten next week and said we’d better practice this weekend. Awwwwww!
I guess there’s no need to identify who’s who in pictures for the next little while? :-( Hate to say this, but the Kindergarten teacher is going to bless that little cast when she can easily tell the girls apart.
Sweet baby girl. Always has a smile on her face and a hug for her mama, even with two broken bones.
We have hundreds of awesome pics with the fun Texas relatives this week (I wanted to do a post titled “The Texans are coming, the Texans are coming!” but ran out of time -- we had 8 cousins and 8 adults staying in our house, plus 2 more people when my folks came over!!!), but blogging got a little sidelined by the brutal snapping of bones (side note: will the sound of her screams ever stop ringing in my ears? Oh my gosh, I swear I can still hear them.). I’ll post the pics soon. In the meantime, thank you SO MUCH for all the good wishes and good thoughts for our baby girl.