November 16, 2008

Cooler Days are on Their Way...

The kids have been making comments about how Christmas is coming. They keep asking when we are going to put the tree up.

Yes, we live in Texas, and yes, people here do seem afraid of the cold. I grew up in New England. When I first saw the signs that said "Freeze Warning" on them, I really had a good laugh.

But, alright. I did have to stop writing this and bring in the few surviving plants I have outside, since tonight might be a "Frost Advisory" night.

Anyhow, I'm writing this mainly to show you these pictures. A week ago, we decided to enjoy the last remaining 60 degree evenings.

Reema's version of the Statue of Liberty. More like the Statue of Disco.

We have a swing on the patio. The kids decided to get snugly.

And then they actually fell asleep.

Nighty night.

Another CF Clinic Day

Good news, since the last clinic day which was (I think) 3 months ago, Azer gained a pound and grew almost a whole inch! I guess we're doing something right! Doc said his lungs sounded good.

Also, it was Azer's first day to try to do a PFT (Pulmonary Function Test). The results were inconclusive because he didn't breathe out enough. However, everyone said he did very well for his first try. I've had to do this test before, and it really is harder than it looks. The person has to breathe in, and then breathe out as hard and as long as they can, until there is no more air left in your lungs ... until you feel like your lungs are raisins. Well, that's how it felt for me.

November 5, 2008

It's like it's raining leaves!

Perhaps some of you in the colder climates have already lost your leaves, but we have just started to change colors here, and today happened to be one of those breezy, fall days.

As we were walking down the sidewalk, Azer looked up into the sky as a gust blew up, and he said, "Look Mommy, its like its raining leaves!" Very poetic I think.

I have memories as a child of collecting leaves and things in a basket outdoors in my grandparents backyard. I thought the kids would enjoy collecting the brightest leaves. We've got a very bright basket so far!

After looking at the basket intensely, Azer said, "It looks like the leaves are thirsty." Is it time for a science lesson?