Since we are not taking any big trips this summer, such as Cali or Utah, Ben and I decided to take the kids on mini trips around the area. Our first stop was the mighty Grand Coulee Dam. The biggest in North America and it is right in our back yard! So my friend, Monica, and her four kiddos who are visiting from Texas came along for the adventure.
Saturday, July 28, 2012
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Last Monday Anna went in for her last surgery. It took all of a 15 minutes. The Dr took out four pins. This is her before surgery. She is not nervous at all.After the surgery. She does great. She does not get sick at all. When Ben and I went back to recovery she was somewhat awake and in a fairly pleasant mood. She loved getting a bag of goldfish crackers all to herself and some tasty apple juice. By the time she was done with her snack she was ready to head home. She went for surgery at 7:30 am and was home by 9 am.
Daniel performed the surgery for us. We figured two weeks of medical school was enough for a simple procedure
As for this character.....
Sunday, July 22, 2012
Saturday, July 21, 2012
Daniel had a dorm room he shared with one other boy. They did not see much of each other though. They were in different groups and the left the room at 7 am and did not get back until 10:30 or later each night.
He made some good friends there and is keeping in contact with a few of them. There were kids from all over the world there. He was the only one from Washington that he knows of. Wow!
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Daniel was invited to attend a National Youth Leadership Convention on Medicine at UCLA. Since 1999 there have only been 6 students from Ferris High School that have been invited to go. We were all pretty excited. Then he got a scholarship for the program to boot! He had to fly down there with a flight change (I was extremely nervous) but he did great. Uncle Ricky picked him up at the airport and got him settled in to his dorm room. Daniel took copious pictures of the dorm room. I will share those with the other photos he got on his camera. These pictures are ones that they sent me every day showing me what my "scholar" was doing that day.This is Daniel's class. There were 220 students and they were broken up into groups of roughly twenty students each.
They had a talent night. Each group put on a show. His group did a skit to the song, "The Creep". If you care to watch the actual video you can find it on youtube.
Here is some more of the kids. Daniel is second from the right n a grey dress shirt. Dress there was business formal to business casual.
I am not sure what is going on in this picture.
Here is more from their skit to The Creep. This kid is demonstration The Creep.
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Fourth of July started out normal enough for us.....