Monday, May 24, 2010


This past week went by so fast I think my head is still spinning. Jonathan hurt his knee dancing at a wedding and it's gotten progressively worse. Monday he went to see the orthopedic who sent him to have an MRI done the next day. We got the results from that Wednesday and scheduled surgery on Thursday. Cole got really sick Wednesday night and I had to take him to the ER. He slept downstairs with us which meant that I go NO sleep. Thursday was surgery day and there was no rest there, but Jonathan got a good nap. They fixed the tear in his meniscus and drilled holes in his femur to set up scar tissue. In layman's terms he's on crutches for 3-4 weeks and can't put any weight on his left leg. He also got a shot in his right leg because he's getting old (cortisone for arthritis). I don't think we'll be doing any more dancing for a while.
Cole is doing much better. He had a great day Thursday and has done really good since.
I registered Elizabeth for Kindergarten Friday. Still can't believe that we're ready for that. Maybe it's just me that isn't ready for that.
Sarah Grace is getting ready for preschool! Two mornings a week it will be just me and Cole! I have no clue how to act with just one kid, but I guess we'll figure it out together.
The patient (Jonathan) is doing well. He's sore from just using his right leg,but he's ok. Apparently there's little pain unless Cole smacks his knee.
I'm looking forward to getting Jonathan off crutches as soon as possible. I don't like doing bath time and bed time by myself!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Busy Little Bees

We've been a busy little family the last few weeks. What a busy few weeks it's been around here. I'm working on my Masters in Special Ed and it seems like I doing something with that every day, which I guess is how it should be when you're in school. We went to a wedding a few weeks ago and then went to visit some friends. While at their house my purse was stolen. I finally got replacement social security cards figured out and got a new license yesterday! It was a busy day in itself. We've visited kindergarten, been to the zoo, gotten shots and worked desperately on several projects in the back yard. We got a swing set for the kids. I don't know if you've ever put one of these together or not, but it's much more worth it to pay someone to come do it. We didn't have all the parts we needed, but as of now the slide and the swings are functional and that's all the kids really care about! We got a table and chairs for outside with a "bigella" or umbrella as most people would say. We also got several flowers to plant and a fountain. Long story short we're skipping church tonight to try to get everything finished before everyone comes in for Elizabeth's last preschool program tomorrow. By the way if anyone has any medication that might help keep me from crying my eyes out throughout the program please send it my way. I'm still having trouble with it. We've been so busy in the mornings that I haven't been able to go to the gym, so when I go to Tennessee with the kids this weekend I'll need a good run! Hope all is well with you!

God Bless!

The Shedds