we also found ourselves surrounded with support and encouragement. family and friends spoiled us with fun treats, books, toys and games to help the time fly. THANK YOU!! a few times isaac said, "i don't have friends because i have to have surgery." each time we laughed and reminded him that he did have friends and they were the ones that had thought to give him all these fun new things to use while he couldn't play. he soon was talking about how excited he was for surgery so that he could play with his friends. we didn't have the heart to tell him he would have to spend several weeks recovering before spending too much time with his friends. stew also reminded me that we might want to let him in on the fact that he would probably be in some pain after the surgery. isaac seemed unphased, true to his typical self. clearly he had no idea the pain that we were talking of.
thank goodness for brothers! these two surprised me with how well they can get along. much to my surprise at the end of the two weeks they seemed closer than i've ever seen them. i guess there really are glimpses of grace in all situations.
it's not a birthday without cupcakes in this family!
we also found that coloring is a true favorite! let's hear it for markers:)