I stayed up late addressing Christmas cards. With a letter to go along only half finished, I wondered if I would find the words to sum up the rest of 2011. John to the rescue-- he added eight more sentences to make it complete. Now Dennis is busy writing his Christmas cards. He pays attention to detail like that. He made sure that I knew that I forgot to give him a gift for the class exchange on Friday and surprised him after his nap.
"Is that for me?"
"Yes, but you have to take it to your teacher tomorrow okay?"
We met with the occularist whom I adore. He is so awesome with Dennis that Dennis let me know how much he loves this doctor. :) The occularist wanted to get an eye mold so that the new prosthetic would be a better fit. I was somewhat skeptical since Dennis had always fought and screamed the previous occularist (who was also wonderful) who attempted the same thing. But I guess Dennis was ready. He was more trusting... brave... and overall a very big boy! He stayed perfectly still and in no time we were out of there! I rushed home so that John could head to BSF with the older kids.
Adam stayed home to do homework and as a treat we made really chocolatey hot chocolate with Sveta, Anastasia, Paul, Alex, and Dennis. It hit the spot!
Some random things that happened in the Reed household.
It didn't snow like John predicted.
That didn't stop me from waking up the girls by turning on their lights and yelling to come outside and look at all the snow! It was fun!
Dennis was running to get me something and he ran right into Anastasia's hand playing tennis on the Wii. He screamed ouch!, but he's okay.
I caught Anastasia "bugging" Alex by turning the light on and off quickly. This is the first time I have seen something like this. To me it is just another step in her feeling more like part of the family. She smiled and said okay when I told her to stop.
Alex had his seventh good behavior day at school. Ironic since Dennis brought home his first red card for talking and playing around on the carpet.
We took our expecting neighbor over a container of fresh borscht with extra veggies as a thank you for feeding our dogs when we were gone last week. Later Anna told me how this neighbor had told her that vegetables didn't taste good to her right now. Hmmm? Hope she meant raw veggies!
P.S. I got the address to write a letter (about the adopted comments) to the hospital and I even got the nurses name. I can even hand deliver the letter since I'll be there in 2 days. I'm not sure what to write though. Any suggestions?