We have been more adventurous the past few weeks. Timothy had his first playdate since his transplant. It was the first time he played with another kid since December of 2011. He was so excited to meet his friend. On our way to Travel Town to meet his friend, he declared “B” as his best friend :). He still asks to go to Trader Joe’s (he means Travel Town) almost everyday. And when you ask him who his friend is, he will say “B” is his best friend. It was so nice seeing both Claire and Timothy have so much fun playing with other kids.
This past weekend, we took a mini family vacation to Carlsbad. Instead of having parties for either of their birthdays, we decided to take them to Legoland. It was their first amusement park experience. Claire was very excited. She started counting down the days on her calendar, marking each day, getting excited until we got there. Needless to say, both of them had a great time. Timothy was so excited to ride everything. Fortunately, he made the minimum height requirement for most of the rides. Claire did enjoy herself towards the end of the trip, but for the first few hours, she was very hesitant and scared. She didn’t like all the noises the lego figurines made in the mini-Star Wars land. She actually had nightmares of the “roaring” sounds… She is a sensitive one…
Here are some pictures from the trip:
We fed them as soon as we got there, because food relaxes and calms them (esp. Timothy).
He wouldn’t let me steer… very insistent that he’d do it all by himself.
Claire would not go on the above boat ride. But finally loosened up to drive the car.
I couldn’t resist this…
as he took the picture below.
Claire having fun :).
Timothy had so much fun driving. He loves his cars.
It was a very nice day. And as you can see from the pictures, it wasn’t crowded. We felt very comfortable and even somewhat relaxed :).
Tomorrow is his appointment. There’s a good chance he might be completely weaned off the steroids. Frankly, I am more nervous than excited. My prayers have been more earnest lately. I hope and pray his lungs are ready. I will update after his appointment. Hope everyone is well!