We had a weekend jam packed with fun and Collin hung in there like the champ he is. Saturday morning, Collin played with Daddy while I went yardsaling with Aunt Tess. That afternoon, we got to have lunch with our good friends, the Hollands, who were in town for the day. We ate Ethiopian, had some laughs (including Collin!), and then explored Creation Gardens downtown. Collin particularly loved the perishable food section of Creation Gardens. Maybe because of the cold air and bright colors. Who knows.
Saturday afternoon brought tacos and fun visiting over at Mimi and DeeDee's houses and then an early bedtime after such a busy day.
Sunday, we went to celebrate the first birthday of our friend Emily. Emily has Infantile Spasms like Collin and it has been a huge help to be able to walk through this thing with another family so close to our situation in so many ways. There was pink and purple galore, lots of kind people, and a beautiful cake. Emily slept through the whole thing and Collin talked (yelled) through it.
Sunday night, we capped off the weekend with our first trip to Lakeside, our neighborhood pool. Collin needed a little coaxing to get in the water at first since it was a little colder than he's used to at aqua therapy. Aqua therapy was a huge hit this week and we tried out some of the new moves we learned, plus some motor boat action that Collin couldn't get enough of.
And to top it all off, Collin slept basically through the night for the first time in recent memory, which means all three Kratzschs got a good night's sleep. A perfect ending to a smooth and fun weekend. We are so, so grateful.