Kids' fair with cousin Katrina, Grandma, and Grandpa. We found Chewbacca!
Our future pilot.
We got the best surprise! The surgeon had told us that Collin didn't have the tendons to be able to move his pinkies on his own even though they are in the right place now. It was very sad news for Collin after his surgery as he so wanted to be able to lift them on his own. He randomly tried one day and we were all so surprised that he could do it!!!!! It was the absolute sweetest reaction I've ever seen! He just giggled with delight and pure joy as he showed me again and again! It made me cry with joy! Dave left his phone at home that day, so I had no way of getting a hold of him but we had to show Daddy! We quickly jumped in the car and drove to his work to see what we could do. I sent him an email hoping he would see it but he didn't get it. When we pulled in, I decided to try calling one of his coworkers that I had in my phone. As I was talking to her, I saw someone walk out the other door who looked like Dave, but they all wear the same shirts! He stared at our car and then started walking over. I got out of my car and it was him! He was running out with a coworker at the time to get a drink as they were having a rough morning. We got there at the perfect time to run into him and get to show him Collin's miracle!
Eva found an old hat of Anna's and had a great time playing dress up.
How funny! All four ended up in Daddy's lap playing.
More dress up fun. Two Cinderellas!!!
Collin had a rough couple of weeks after he got his casts and pins out. I caught him in the basement on this makeshift exam bed with both his sisters at different times playing Dr. Cornwall and patient, where they take turns pulling pins out of each other and various other medical procedures. Thankfully, this seemed to be the beginning of his emotional healing and each day seemed to get better and better and started acting like himself again.
Sweet Eva is getting big! At 18 months she started saying more words finally. She mostly just repeated what we said but does so with the sweetest little voice. She loves the independence as she finds herself being able to play all over the house and has loved going outside on nice days.
Skyping with Katrina who is now in London. We miss her so!
We finally had a warm day and snuck out to Brown County to take Eva's 18 month pictures. It proved to be rather difficult as she doesn't sit or stand still for more than a second or two!
With her doting brothers.
She spent most of her time finding sticks and pebbles to throw into the lake. She has become quite fond of finding rocks!
She's going to get me!
These sisters really, really love each other!
Our four sweet kiddos!
She's off again!