Misc. Comings and Goings

Gosh, sorry we haven’t posted in awhile…truth be told, I’ve been waiting to post the sleep study results but as of Friday, Rudy’s pulmonologist at UCLA hadn’t heard back from the folks at CHLA with the report yet so we’re still waiting.  Hopefully we’ll hear back this week.  I’m also waiting to hear confirmation on Rudy’s heart cath date in July so there are still a number of details that are up in the air for our family regarding the summer schedule which is making it hard for this type A personality to relax.  🙂  We have a day trip to UCLA on July 9th for a couple of appointments and then again later in the month for the heart cath with appts with Rudy’s specialists here in Santa Barbara in between so July will be full with medical stuff but I’m working hard to keep the rest of the summer medical appointment/procedure-free.

We celebrated another friend’s wedding, Mother’s Day, a couple of end-of-the-year school performances AND Rolf’s Birthday since we posted last!!!  We sure haven’t been lacking in celebrations this spring!  🙂  Rudy has hung in there through most of it but he sure prefers hanging out at home…especially now that we’re spending more time outdoors in our backyard.  Rudy is content to play in his wading pool for hours (if we’d let him) and laughs his big belly laugh while watching the big kids play their crazy games in the big pool.  He’s getting pretty cocky on his little trike too and likes to head full speed down the incline of our driveway into the cul-de-sac!  I have to admit that I’m beginning to wonder if the increase in physical activity puts too much strain on his half a heart…a heart-mom worry that I haven’t really experienced yet…but then again, I’m not sure he’d have it any other way and the quality of life benefit is certainly abundant so I try to tuck away the worry and trust God, as always, for every detail.

Here’s a quick look at some of the fun…

Being on “Rudy duty” is particularly fun when it involves a pool, beach towel and bottle of sunscreen!!! 🙂
Although Rudy didn’t want to come out of the pool, I tried to teach him that there’s nothing quite like an “after swim” rest on the lounge chair!
I felt well-celebrated on Mother’s Day with Olivia’s sidewalk greeting, cards from the big boys and…
…Rudy’s school project! He helped fill the pot with soil!!!
The big guy celebrated the 5th anniversary of his 40th birthday on May 18th!
At Rolf’s bday dinner, Rudy licked the salt off chips and finger painted with guacamole!!! Yippy!!!
One of the benefits to all the extra physical activity…some good zzzzzzs! 🙂
That cute image deserves a second look…a little nap wrapped around Daddy’s arm is a little piece of heaven!

Okay, I’ll stop with the miscellaneous post for now…hopefully we’ll have something specific to report this week from UCLA!  Ever grateful…

6 thoughts on “Misc. Comings and Goings

  1. This wandering grandmother was remiss is talking to you over the weekend. Glad to know that the “fam” adequately celebrated Rolf’s birthday and Mother’s Day while I was joining the “horned frogs” at TCU in Ft. Worth (a very impressive graduation took place and we sat directly in front of Rachel’s assigned seat although we were several rows up in the bleachers.

    Guess we all had busy, busy things going on. We are blessed to be able to enjoy family! Love you!

  2. Where do we start?
    Justin and I just caught up on the past few posts.
    Glad you had a Happy Mother’s Day Trish. You deserve it!
    Happy Belated 40th Bday to Rolf man!
    You both are doing an incredible job raising your children. We read the article written by Max, and we only hope for Jadon to be as wonderful of a sibling to Moriah as Max, Wilson, and Olivia are to Rudy.
    Thank you guys for continuing to inspire us.
    Lots of love,
    the Nelsons
    p.s. just waiting for your nicknames to come up. it has be the right time, right place =)

  3. You are such a good communicator, Trish. Love your photos and comments. Thanks for keeping us up to date.

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