Yesterday, we filled up the wading pool! It was 102 degrees for the high, and boy, did we all need to cool off! In the morning, though, Stephen and Daddy had some quality play time, during which Stephen initiated going to the bathroom twice, AND initiated some coloring time (and by time, I mean only about 10 seconds, but he's never INITIATED coloring before, because it's just not his favorite activity).
This is Stephen's new swimsuit to wear in Tucson. As you can see, it has built-in floatation in the torso. He wasn't thrilled with it, but I'm sure he'll like it more in the big pool!
Here we are playing in the pool. I was showing Stephen how to kick in the water, which he loved. He wasn't too excited about getting into the pool until I got in with him and let him sit on my lap. He also liked pushing the sides down to let the water spill out, which I assume our lawn liked as well. And behind me, you can see our green beans, Basil, and tomatoes!Stephen wanted everyone to see his new haircut. I wanted to make sure he had it done before surgery, in case he wasn't feeling up to it afterwards, so he'd be nicely groomed for our vacation!Stephen's surgery will be on Tuesday morning at 11:30 am. We are supposed to be at the hospital at 9:30, so thankfully they have a playroom in the "staging" are to distract us for a while. I'll also be taking the portable DVD player, because let's face it, sometimes the only thing that can distract a hungry toddler is Elmo. He won't be able to eat at all that morning, and can only have clear fluids until 8:30. I'll probably make him a few slushies with apple juice so it will at least SEEM like he is eating!
I'll try to update from the hospital!