Wednesday, October 31, 2012

The Force is Strong...

Just recently, Finn and Will have become completely crazy about Star Wars.  And it was great timing with Halloween because Finn was very excited to be Darth Vader....and very conveniently, we had a Yoda costume from when Finn was 2 1/2 that Will was excited to wear.  

They started off with their VERY cool and fancy light sabers - which were also a little heavy, which meant that mom ended up carrying them for the evening.  They LOVED running from house to house, but ran out of steam much quicker than I would have imagined and we ended up going back home after about an hour. Then, they loved opening the door and giving out candy together.

Not to be outdone, I did a group costume at work - Rock, Paper, Scissors!  We won the group costume category (yes, my work gives out prizes for best costumes!) and we had a blast.  It was a great day all around, and YES, I did take off my rock when I went trick or treating with the boys :)

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Knee Repair

Remember that post about the end of the summer?  There was a picture of Mike with his leg propped up, and I said that "he hurt his knee pretty bad."  

Well, we didn't know the half of it.  After many doctor appointments, X-Rays, and an MRI it turned out that he tore his ACL, his medial meniscus  and his lateral meniscus as well as fracturing his tibia - YOWSA!  Due to our crazy schedules including a week-long work conference that I could not get out of, the surgery was scheduled a bit further out than we would have liked....

Mike was a brave guy, as always - all smiles as he went into surgery.  It was a VERY LONG procedure, nearly 5 hours in the OR.  He did great, and the surgeon was able to work magic on his various tears, telling us that it couldn't have gone any better.  

The recovery has gone very well and he started PT in November. Hopefully no more accidents for this guy for awhile :)