We decided to be brave on Saturday and take Victoria back out into the world again. "Great" (my grandma, the kids great-Grandma) recently moved to an assisted living place, so we thought this would be a perfect adventure. After all, lots of people there have wheelchairs just like Victoria, so she fit right in. We arrived just in time to have lunch with Great. She was so excited to see everyone. All the other residents seemed happy to see children too.
We dined on country fried steak. I have never eaten it before. I'm not really sure that is actually steak. Of course, little Catherine didn't try it. She mostly ate from a tray of strawberries that is left for the residents to snack on throughout the day. I'm not sure there was anything left for the other people once she got to them. New situations tend to make little Catherine nervous.
Poor Victoria was pretty stressed out. I think she was afraid we were in some kind of hospital. She kept a wide-eyed lookout for anything suspect the whole time we were there.
A doughnut helped her a little. They always help me too! She still isn't eating much, but, of course, sweets are always acceptable.
I think we livened the place up a little.
or maybe a lot....
We love you Great!!!!
Please say a little prayer for Victoria. She is really having a tough time. She keeps waking up every two hours at night. I feel like I have a newborn again! Also, one of her incisions is infected and swollen, so the doctor put her on an anti-biotic. I think it is really hurting her. She is very frustrated with staying in a reclining position. She tries and tries to pull herself up. We try to carry her as much as we can, but she is heavy!