Thursday, January 15, 2009

Christmas with Grandude and Grammy

Thankfully the trip to Austin to see Grandude and Grammy went well. Lucy didn't sleep, but she wasn't fussy or upset. She just played like normal...except she didn't move her right arm at all.

We drove straight to an urgent care facility in Round Rock when we got to town. I don't recall how long we waited, but it was a while. Grandude was sweet enough to meet us there to wait with our Lucy-girl. She seems to be feeling better and was starting to move her arm a bit while we were in the waiting room. Nathan and I seriously contemplated just leaving since we weren't sure that there was really something wrong.

However, we did wait, and were finally rewarded by being called back to a room to see a doctor. He immediately said that it was nursemaid's elbow, and that it is really common at this age. He gently put it back in place with only a whimper heard from Lucy (she was such a champ!). Within minutes she was her normal, happy, silly self. We were grateful...and thankful that we had waited and weren't overreacting.

After that we ate dinner with Grandude and went to stay the night with Grammy's son, daughter-in-law and granddaughters. Staying with them was such a blessing, and Lucy absolutely loved the girls (and still asks to go see them weekly). Both girls gave up their room for us to sleep in/take over - whatever you want to call it.

The next day was filled with enjoying the rest of the family, an easy-going lunch, napping babies, opening more Christmas gifts, and a wonderful dinner made by Grammy's mom. Here are a few pictures from our time with our family in Austin.

Lucy checking out one of her gifts while Ben and I lounge.

The whole gang opening gifts.

More of the gang.

Lucy and her princess lap desk - super cute!

The Twins! Aren't they getting super big and cute!?

Ben was hamming it up.

Grandude and Corinne feeding the twins.

All the kids (and Uncle David) on the trampaline.

Thank you Grandude and Grammy for such a fun Christmas celebration in Austin (er...Round Rock/Pflugerville). We had a great time, and look forward to getting to see you all again soon. We hope you were both blessed your first Christmas together as husband and wife.

Also, a big thank you to Mike, Anne, Corinne and Colleen. You guys were such a blessing to us. We look forward to getting to know you better...and Lucy wants to play with the girls again.

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