Having Fun

I’m learning that once the Glenn Procedure is done, it gives you a lot more ability and freedom to just have fun with your kids.  Eventually the cardiology appointments move from weekly to monthly to every 3 months.  The only time you go to the doctor is for your average ear check or a vaccine.  Life is good. 

One time where we had a ball is Halloween.  While our oldest dressed up as a police officer, we had no idea how to dress the twins for Halloween.  Salt and Pepper Shakers?  Thing 1 and Thing 2?  We decided to eventually dress them up as Charlie Brown (Grant) and Linus (Nolan):

TwinsHalloween

Hilarious.  They looked adorable in those outfits.  We did a little bit of trick or treating with them, but otherwise they stayed in.  I’m sure next year will be an even better Halloween for them.  Then the next year is gonna be just plain bonkers.  Heck, Nolan liked Halloween so much, he even dressed as a skeleton:

NolanSkeleton

Nolan has been turning out to be quite the ham.  And he LOVES the camera…you just point one at him and he has the biggest smile, that little cheeser.

In spite of all the challenges of having a heart baby, you definitely need to make time for fun.  Laugh a little.  Heck, laugh a lot.  Make silly faces and noises…your heart baby is still a baby and likes the same stuff as other babies.  So dads: be generous with the ticking, the tummy raspberries, and all that silly stuff.  I know Nolan loves it…and his smile and laugh is worth so much to me.

NolanLightsaber

The force is strong with this one

HipsterNolan

Hipster Nolan listens to music you’ve probably never heard of…

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About Chris Perez

My name is Chris aka HLHS Dad: I’m married with 3 sons. I love photography and the New York Yankees. I’m an admitted pizza snob and amateur balloon animal maker. Every now and then you can catch me being serious…but most of the time I’m quoting random commercials or lines from Pee Wee’s Big Adventure.

Posted on January 31, 2014, in family and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Love the Charlie Brown T shirt!

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