Thursday, February 19, 2015

A little piece of Rai

 Just some pictures from my phone from the past couple weeks.   A few weeks ago we spent a few days in Denver to look at areas, houses and possibilities to live.  It was fun (especially for Tracen) to stay at a hotel and go swimming everyday.  We ate lots of good food and got excited to be moving to a real city again.  Besides when we have lived in Calgary for a few months at a time, we have never lived close to a Costco, and we love Costco, just one of the perks of moving to Denver. 

 Our Tuesday play group got to go on a trip to the Dinosaur Museum here in town (for FREE).  We were the only ones in the entire museum and we did a few laps of the inside before heading outside to play for a good 20 minutes.  After we went for cheap day at Cafe Rio, so both Tracen and I were very happy.  He sure is going to miss his friends in his play group.

The younger play groupies.  Kaden, Rai and Declan.

Tracen, Seth, Mason - all screaming because the T-Rex is going to get them.
With the winter weather not existing this year, we have gone on many trips to the park without any coats or mitts, or hats.  On this particular day, I had the pleasure of taking a superhero to the park.  He loves to save me from all the bad guys, and loves when he 'flies' and his cape flies behind him.

We were so excited when we got a package in the mail, some cookies from Candi.

Last week Rai had surgery, and we will be leaving a little piece of Rai in Vernal.  He was born with a skin tag on his left ear, and it was too big for them to remove at birth (and had some cartilage in it) and so we finally got the OK from the doctor to get it removed.  He got us in that day to see Dr. Catten for a consult and I just have to say that I will be sad to leave our doctors out here.  It was a long night before the surgery because Rai couldn't eat or drink anything after 11pm, and he isn't close to sleeping through the night, so he mostly just cried all night. 

He sure loves this monkey, we brought it with us for him to hold on to, and it made him happy.
The actual surgery only took about 15 minutes, and they gave him a little bit of gas so he slept right through it all.   He woke up a little upset, and then had a hard time napping the rest of the day without some medicine, but by the next day he was back to his normal self. 
You can kind of see the cut by his ear.  It is glued shut and the glue should fall off in the next week or two.
Then we got more exciting mail, some Valentines from (Great) Grandma Takahashi.  How her mail always arrives just in time will always be a mystery, and a talent that I want.


Mariko said...

These pictures are the best. I love your boys!

Radfords said...

Sad and happy. I am so excited for you to live by a Costco!!! But why can't it be the PROVO Costco? ;)
Let's just make a pact to go on a fun 'vacation' to catch up once a year. Doesn't have to be big.... But for my sake, I need you to commit to this haha!
And as usual, you could have posted at least 40 more pictures! (Do you use the blogger app? I JUST got it yesterday and feel so dumb I didn't have it before)!

KandyJill said...

I had no idea little Rai got surgery! But MAN those boys are cute! Tracen looks SO much like Luke, its insane. And Rai is definitely Takahashi!!! Love those boys!

aliciaforester said...

I miss you and those cute boys! I love super Tracen!๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ

Wilma said...

You're so funny...left a piece of Rai in Vernal!! What a nice winter to end your Vernal experience.