Friday, November 8, 2013

Scooting the Scans and Scads of Scampering

We hit a milestone with Julia's October scans. She's been going to Children's every three months since Summer of '11 for post-cancer treatment procedures and blood work. This now marks the stretching of that time-frame out to six months. Of course the real good news is that the abdominal ultrasound and chest x-ray showed nothing of concern. She also finished up a two-year physical therapy study by getting a good workout.

Julia's way too big for the toys, but since there was no one else around, she had to give 'em a whirl.

Because she couldn't eat anything until after everything was done, we let her choose whatever she wanted for breakfast. She waited, somewhat impatiently, for her late morning breakfast of Pringles.

And back to the regularly scheduled hiking! Earlier in the Fall, before the leaves started to change and while we had one last burst of warm air, the kids and I had a picnic at Kinnickinnic State Park.

Post-picnic, we walked down the hill to check out the busy St. Croix River.

We dried off by hiking some of the trails before heading home.

We make sure we never neglect the hiking within city limits either. Foster Cemetery is fun to check out during each season.

And along the Kinni always provides for a quick, scenic walk.

Julia saved up to buy her first MP3 player. She was so excited to be able to get her own music and listen to it whenever she wanted.

Finn still lives and breathes legos. He also dreams them. He fell asleep while looking through a catalog for the hundredth time.

Click here to see what Julia looked like when she found out what animal she was posing with at Como Zoo.

Up close and personal with a big cat is always a treat.

And while the leaves were falling outside, even a few giants ones fell in the conservatory.