Thursday, May 17, 2007

This week (so far)

This week has been a bit uneventful. Well, I guess that's not entirely true. We had an unplanned trip to the pediatrician on Monday, but even that turned out to be minor (thank goodness). Yuta and the kids were playing at the mall, and Taisim fell down and braced herself with an outstretched arm behind her. Yuta says he heard a pop, and then Taisim started crying. Yuta was able to collect the kids and get to the van. He called me and told me what happened. I called the pediatrician and they were able to see us in thirty minutes.

I met Yuta and the kids there, the doctor was right on time, and was able to pop Taisim's arm back. She has a common injury in kids called nursemaid's elbow

You can see an immediate difference in her. Prior to the doctor rotating her arm back in place, she sobbed and cried when she tried to move her arm. The doctor said it could take 10-15 minutes to see if the rotation worked, but it took more like 10 seconds. We were so relieved it was something so simple. And Yuta learned the technique to fix it in case it ever happens again.

We also have a charcoal grill now! We left our old grill in Florida and have been grill-less for the past year. A family I know here was giving away their barely used grill, and we were the first takers. Yuta grilled some yummy burgers on Tuesday, and we're looking forward to his famous grilled salmon next.

Oh, what else? Taipan and Taisim always have a blast at their Ama & Akon's house. Taipan typically is very very reluctant to leave - crying, screaming, etc, when it's time to go. Well, last night he was still very sad about leaving, but thank goodness it didn't morph into 45 minutes of crying! It's the small things that make the biggest difference. Yuta was working last night, and both kids were sleeping when we got home, and the transfer to bed for both of them was successful, so my solo bedtime last night was pretty easy. I lucked out.

Our TV is broken, which should be a post in and of itself, but it means Yuta hasn't been able to game lately, so after work last night he went to his friend Jeff's house to play the Halo 3 beta. I guess they had some problems with the download and didn't start playing until 2:30 or so. It was about 4am when Yuta got home I think. Taipan was up at 8:15, with Taisim up at 9. Yuta was tired today. It was a good thing our sitter was here for a bit so Yuta could nap.

Ok - so this post isn't anything too exciting, but that's our life this week.

Oh - one thing. Taisim says "Taipan", but it sounds just like how she says "Papa", only with a slightly different intonation. It's very cute.

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