Thursday, December 31, 2009

Last post of the year!

Playing Settlers of Catan with our friends Liz and Linsay earlier this week during their visit to SoCal.



Youtube -- Playing Settlers

Happy New Year!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

sweet

by erin

watching this was a delicious hug this morning:



or:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_HXUhShhmY

Sunday, December 13, 2009

What's up with Owen's arm?

by John
From mama mia in the comments:
"so in my weird need to figure this out, were these pins just placed above and below the bone, thru flesh/muscle tissue, just to keep the bones still while in the cast?"
Yup, that's the basic picture! Owen fractured his humerus right at the joint in what the kids today call a supracondylar fracture. From what I understand, it was a vertical crack right between the points where the humerus meets the radius and ulna. The pins were inserted through his flesh into the bone on either side of the fracture, presumably to keep the bone immobilized and to help the two pieces fuse together again.

Fortunately, that's all in the past now. Owen's cast is off and his right arm is rehabilitating quickly!


Thursday, December 10, 2009

T'is the season...

...for christmas trees!

View from our window


A snow-capped Mt. Wilson and...a palm tree.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

owen update

by erin
the cast is off and the pins came out today (basically the doc just pulled them out through the skin with a pair of pliers). prognosis is good - we do a set of follow-up x-rays next week, but owen shouldn't even need physical therapy! amazing.

talk about a tough 4 year old, look at these bad boys that have been holding the bones in place:

stuck in my head

by erin

her voice is like red wine or maybe coffee and flourless chocolate cake. it's somehow smooth and full, yet has a ragged edge that cuts me just right. yup, i pretty much have a crush on neko case, and i'm not scared to tell you about it!



youtube - neko case - this tornado loves you