Funny, I still turn to my fellow Eye moms and their blog posts daily but I have not returned the favor.
Not sure exactly why.
A combination of things I imagine.
Two little ones are exhausting. Amazing but exhausting. By the end of the day I can barely muster enough energy to tidy up and get to bed to start it all over again in the morning.
Things on the Eye front have been status quo. Eye pressures run borderline high. Patching is tolerable. That's it. Tolerable. I worry daily that her glaucoma is lurking in the corner. But that is nothing new.
The eye is slowly slipping into part of who we are. Some days are great. Other days I feel sorry for myself. Hot, sticky days when I wish I could take the kids to run in the sprinkler all day I can't for fear of a quick splash costing valuable patching time. Or worse, a lost contact. It's not natural to worry about things like that. To have anxiety over simple childhood activities. But it's our reality. Maybe I'm feeling a bit more bummed cause it's summer and so much of summer revolves around water. Do I take them swimming? If I do that means no contact and no patching. Is it worth that? Everything always revolves around inserting/removing lenses and patch time. Or at least it feels that way. Tomorrow we want to go to an amusement park as a family. Do we patch or skip? If we patch I risk having a meltdown from the gazillion of stares she will get. If we don't patch I feel the anxiety of a lost day. Sigh.
Even with those frustrations we are enjoying every day.
We have had many adventures so far this summer.
|Love this place!|
We've visited our local beautiful James' Gardens for feeding ducks and blowing bubbles and just being silly by rolling down hills.
|Slow down Nicole!|
|A break for snacks in the gazebo|
|The ducks loved their Cheerios!|
|Two of my troublemakers.|
|Posing in front of the mountain|
|Daddy's in heaven...first time on a roller coaster for Lilia!|
|Winning a teddy bear.|
|Nicole's fav. part.|
Oh and I would be amiss to not mention Lilia's very first ever ballet recital!
|What is it that I was suppose to be doing?|
Oh and somewhere we do take Nicole lensed and patched....the wading pool!
And to top off the last of our days off together we decided to take the kids to Niagara Falls for the weekend. It was such a wonderful time together, full of many many memories. We stayed at Great Wolf Lodge which is always a hit with the kids.
|Enjoying the butterflies|
|Pointing out the butterflies|
|First (of many) visits to Niagara Falls!|
|I love Great Wolf Lodge!|
|Should I or shouldn't I?|
|Here I go!|
|Believe it or not Nicole finished that plate of breakfast!|
|Lilia's favourite part of breakfast...Nicole is not so sure!|
We had a wonderful time. Just like old friends getting together...kids playing, chatting over pizza, and the least it was about was the eye. Just two families spending time together. It was lovely.
|Giggling like old pals|
|These American slides are faster than the ones back home ;)|
|The two that all the fuss is about.|
|Checking it all out in person!|
Who are these crazy Canadians on my bridge?
This is fun!
|The sign of a fantastic trip. |
Thank you to all my Mommas who help me survive the hairy days and offer consistent kindness and support! You are all so fabulous....and thank you to Ms. See the Distance for opening your home to us! We had a blast!