You’ll know I’m a true Minnesotan (transplant – but Wisconsin is just as guilty) because I’m starting off with a weather update.
I’m not sure of the official totals, but it snowed for 24 straight hours and we got well over a foot at our house. Since I didn’t have to drive anywhere, it was the perfect type of snow. The first big snow is always exciting (as long as it’s not in October) and the temps were warm enough for the boys to go out and enjoy it. This was Owen’s first year getting to play in snow and he really seemed to enjoy it. Getting bundled up wasn’t his favorite, but once he was out there he giggled at the snow falling in his face and loved being pulled in the sled with, and by, Kellen.
If it’s such a beautiful thing, why is the title of this post about frightful weather? Because overnight those tolerable temperatures headed east and today we’re going to top out at 10 degrees Fahrenheit. Brrr! Fortunately, we don’t have any appointments today. Owen can stay comfortably at home.
One quick appointment update from last week, Owen graduated from another specialty. He was officially discharged from the Nephrology (renal/kidney) team for neonatal hypertension (high blood pressure). In August, Owen came off his medication to control his blood pressure and we went back last week just for one last check in and his blood pressures have continued to look great.
Enjoy our snowy pictures:
Breaking News! We must interrupt this post with an important update. This just in…Owen just said, “Mama”!!!!!!! Okay, reports are that it sounded a lot like “Baba” but he touched his moms arm and then said it. And when she, said, “did you say ‘Mama’?” he smiled in acknowledgement. Jumping and cheering commenced. Here is a picture of Owen now as a big boy who says “mama”.
Back to regularly scheduled cuteness.