Eva had a cast put on one leg-disaster-it was off four days later. She developed a pressure sore immediately under her baby toe and was developing two others. She was also completely depressed-a state that child is never in-not whiny, bored depressed like most kids, but dull eyes and listless body and a complete change of her perception of herself and her life here. So the next one can wait. My husband kept saying things like, "Don't you want your feet to look like everyone else?" and she said, "No." Eva is happy being Eva. See before and after phots, below:
Aidan turned eight and had a good turnout for his party, despite his class being slammed with the flu-he came down with it that night, then me, then G, then Eva. He is feeling fine here, though, hanging out with William, our weekend exchange student from China. William is the top chemistry student in the country and will go to college in DC next year. The top 12 students were sent to the US for a three week tour that included all sorts of major cities but a first stop in NH. This is always their favorite part of the trip-staying with real families. William was thrilled that he got to meet our governor, sit in his office, look at his wall photos, talk to him, etc. He was also head over heels in love with our children and them with him.
Easter was busy, full of adults and children having a good time at my sister's house.