Friday, October 19, 2007

T Jay gets his cast off!

We had T Jay's follow up appt. Today. Here he is waiting to get his cast removed.
He watched the nurse intently as she sawed the cast! He was laughing so hard because he said it tickled! I wanted to take a video, but the saw was too noisy.
Prying the cast apart with the wrenchy-tool. Yes, that is it's official name! Just kidding!:)
Stinky foot! Look how little his leg looks!
While we were in Minneapolis this weekend, T Jay kept telling us that there was a rock in his cast. We couldn't find it or get it out. After the cast was removed, I looked inside and sure enough, there was a little pebble, and a matching indention on the side of his foot! Poor baby!
While we were waiting for the Dr. to come in and talk to us, TJay kept saying that he hoped that he didn't have to have another cast put on. He got his wish. It will take at least a year for the bone to regrow, and if he has pain in the future, he will have to cut back his activity level.
When we were on our way out, T Jay took off running and his foot cramped up. He didn't understand that his foot muscles were weak and tight. Poor thing, he thought that his foot was still hurt! I explained that he would have to take it easy and work up to running. He was just so excited to have that cast off! I was too, it was getting really stinky!!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007


This morning Jess read from the scriptures at breakfast. Here is the verse, "That after they should be destroyed, even that great city Jerusalem, and many be carried away captive into Babylon, according to the own due time of the Lord, they should return again, yea, even be brought back out of captivity;" T Jay interrupted with this question, "why did they say 'yea'?" I then began to tell him that when they say "yea" in the scriptures it means yes. Again he asked why they said "yea", and as it turns out he wanted to know why they were saying 'yea" (like yippee) to the destruction of Jerusalem! It was really funny! I love getting peeks into the thought process of my children!

Monday, October 15, 2007

A lot.

This weekend we made the trip to Minneapolis, MN to the Mall of America! It was great fun. We drove a lot, walked a lot, spent a lot, ate a lot and had a lot of fun!
T Jay is excited about the day!
Matthew is just glad to be with us!
Summer has kindly graced us with her presence for the day.
T Jay wanted to take a "kids shot."
Getting ready to cross the street to the mall!
T Jay loved "Lego land." He is posing with Boba fett.
More fun in Lego land. The kids enjoyed playing at the Lego tables.
They each got an arm band for unlimited rides for the day. While I was shopping, Jess took them on rides for about 2 hours!! They had a ton of fun! I must admit that I had a lot of fun, too! The whole point of our trip was to get Jess outfitted for his interviews in 3 weeks. He is going to look pretty sharp! When we get the stuff from the tailor, I will make him pose for some pictures.

Do you like apples?

Do you like apples? from Kelli Melin on Vimeo.Matthew and I waited in the car for Jess to take the others to the bathroom. He had a great time climbing around in the seat(the emergency brake was on FYI)up front!