|She was able to swim with her PICC line due to this ever-so-handy waterproof PICC line cover from DryPro.|
Last Wednesday ALL my girls started school - yes, my little Avery is a Kindergartener now. I'm having a hard time with it. For 12 years I've had a kid around during the day...now I don't. Its just a *new* phase of parenting I'll have to adjust to. Things are so "normal" and "calm" (knock on wood!) that it is a foreign feeling to me. My body says "Go, go, go! Get fired up! Put up your defenses to survive!" and my brain says "You dummy." I'll adjust. I will. Anyway, Avery LOVES school, Shelby is thrilled to be back to school and Riley decided middle school was nothing to worry about. Now Benny needs to learn to get used to the quiet, too...any advice on that?!?!?
|Shelby snoozing on the couch during an early morning infusion before school last week.|
|This super-cool Mom let her get blue streaks in her hair...c'mon, she DID have a liver transplant! Seriously, its just hair and they are SO awesome I want some.|
|Found this very cute pic on my phone so I had to share!|
|Riley's beautiful highlights|
|Avery on the playground/blacktop at "Meet the Teacher Night." Her room is the light green circle.|
Scott (of course ;-) passed his NCLEX (State nursing boards) and is an official RN. Now he just needs to find a nursing job. He's applied for many and would like to stay in the health system he's been working for the past 2+ years, but nothing is coming up. He would like to work in the hospital, but we'll see. Being a CNA is getting old for him as 90% of the time he ends up being a "sitter." That means he literally sits and watches over a patient who is violent, a fall risk, confused, going through drug withdrawals, etc. He's ready to move on to more "nursing" duties. I don't blame him.
There was a very successful "BBQ To Go" fundraiser last Friday night at our church. Much thanks to chief cook, Becky Keith, and all those who helped out. If you haven't seen or checked it out already, Shelby-Palooza, is coming up September 16th. You don't want to miss that one!!!
So, that's it for The Martin 5 right now. Getting into school routine, finishing up projects I left for when the girls were in school. If all goes well, Shelby doesn't have to go to liver clinic until September 13th :-)