31 October 2008

Happy Halloween!

So today was the "Big Day." Sylvia turned two weeks old, I had my first postnatal check up, and Sylvia got to watch It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. Halloween is Dave's favorite holiday and a tradition that he has been eager to begin with our family is to watch the Charlie Brown classic every year. And so this year he and Sylvia sat down together and had some quality Daddy-Daughter bonding time. Sylvia seemed to enjoy it until she got a wet diaper. Then they needed to take a little movie break.
This adorable monkey costume is thanks to Sylvia's Aunty Stephy. Aunty Stephy loves monkeys and was thrilled when she found this perfect costume for her first niece. It was HUGE but Sylvia did look oh-so-adorable! And when we took her into town for my doctor's appointment she attracted quite a bit of attention.
These are not the greatest pictures but we had a camera that was on the fritz to contend with. By the time we managed these few shots the camera completely died. [BUT we had it under warranty, took it back to Best Buy today and already have received a replacement.] These next two shots are taken with the phone camera and are not quite the same quality. After my doctor's appointment we took Sylvia to meet some of our favorite folks and sellers of some of the best coffee in the greater Grand Rapids area: West Coast Coffee on Monroe Center. These pictures are of our time there this morning.
While we were enjoying our coffee beverages Sylvia indulged in a bottle. The family that drinks together, stays together?!?!

And my doctor's appointment went well. I am indeed healing very nicely and did give driving a try today. No real pain when applying pressure on the peddles, so I am good to go! I was reminded to continue to take it easy and not push it too much; I am still recovering from major surgery. But I am feeling so much better and my pain has become quite minimal. I still need pain meds at night but most days I can manage just fine without it.

And now we are going to try to get some sleep and so I will sign off by wishing a Happy Halloween to all!


Sigrid said...

I was reading your blog with Judah on my lap and he just kept staring at the screen saying "oh," "ah," and then giggling... it was too cute! I think he likes Sylvia in her monkey costume!

Ria said...

I'm eager to see this little cute one in person.
Valerie, I'm glad you're feeling better and you all look wonderfull.
Lots of love, Ria