Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Will had a urinary tract infection several months ago, and when Amy took him to the doctor, she found out that the plumbing was messed up and that he would have to have an operation when he got a little older. On June 29, he was operated on to keep his urine from backing up into the kidney and causing more problems. The operation went well, but he was so young it was hard to keep him happy while he recovered. J.J. was really good to keep us posted with e-mails and pictures. He looks like he was a real trooper as long as his Mom was nearby! We're glad he's better now and all set for the future.
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Monday, June 22, 2009
Monday, June 15, 2009
When Grandpa came home from the hospital, he and Baxter set about getting him rehabilitated. He and Baxter slept in his chair, and then Baxter took him to the park to feed the ducks. Dad enjoyed the chance to walk without pain, and Baxter enjoyed chasing the ducks.
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Alden, Ronan, Alexis, Jocelyn, Jaye, Malia, Cordell, Brielle, Evan, Wyatt
The Campos, Hartshorn and Osenga families went to the zoo and got this "perfect" family picture of the cousins. During the time that Hartshorns were in Atlanta, Brielle, Jaye and Jocelyn also took advantage of a Princess Gymnastics Camp in Lawrenceville.
Friday, June 12, 2009
For the second time in less than six weeks, Jim went into the hospital to have his right hip replaced. He was more comfortable with things this time, and it went well! The operation was on Tuesday, and on Wednesday he was up for the first time. He walked 460 feet the first time! You'll note from the physical therapist's note, that he was "The Record Holder". He was really proud of himself! He also said that it was the first time in several years that he could stand without pain. Well worth it!
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Since Hartshorns were here for Tony and Kay's Wedding the end of May, they decided to stay for a little while. This time they stayed with the Osengas, and made visits to the rest of us when it was possible. Hartshorns and Daniels had dinner at Grandma and Grandpa's while Daniels were still here. Then when Tony and Kay were back from their honeymoon, we had Hartshorns, J.J.'s family and Tony and Kay for dinner and to see their honeymoon pictures and hear about their trip (for more information, see Tony and Kay's blog...click on their picture in the bar to the right). For some reason, all the girls wore pink!
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Saturday, June 6, 2009
Grandma had Jaye's and Jocelyn's families for a fifth birthday celebration! Melissa helped Grandma arrange the cupcakes in the number five, and each of the girls were able to blow out their own candles! They modeled the necklaces that they received, and it was fun to have another chance to celebrate while Melissa was in town!
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Just after Tony and Kay's wedding, Jim, Nancy, MaryAnne and Bob went to Charleston for a get-away. Since Veals were in Georgia for the wedding, the decision was made to have a mini-vacation in Charleston, South Carolina. Jim's cousin lives there, and the plan was to stay in their home while they were gone. It didn't work out that way, but the trip was fun! A tour of the old part of Charleston was done by way of car and a horse-drawn trolley ride. Charleston was one of the few places left untouched from the Civil War, and the homes were beautiful! Jim's second cousin, Rudolph George, provided a terrific tour of the Citadel, where he works. A trip to the beach and to an old plantation rounded out the visit to Charleston. Nancy was grateful that Bob was there to help push Jim in his "walker", and visiting was the priority. As usual, the Veals and the Brinkerhoffs had a great time!