last friday brenda went in for knee surgery to fix a mensicus tear thats been bothering her. but first, a photo of the world’s largest bliss ball!
she has a decade old acl injury, and i think that gave rise to some weakness in the knee… basically its popped out a couple of times in the last year and it was time to take care of it properly! the procedure was only 45 minutes so she only had to spend the morning at the hospital. as the doctor told her, she walked in and hobbled out. she got her bandages off this morning and the doctor told her she is recovering well. hooray!
we’ve tried out a wheatgrass delivery service for the week to boost ourselves for recovery/support. the juicer we rented leaves a little to be desired, but harvesting and juicing is a lot of fun! nayou loves to eat the bits of fruit and veggies that come out of the juicer.
while brenda was resting, nayou and i have been making up for lost time. we’ve been on some big adventures in the last couple of days, starting with an impromptu outing to tamarama to see the sculptures by the sea. there were some really cool entries this year. i think my favourite was the big red asian dude. and the moais. they were great as well.
we also had a day at the pool which was really fun. yesterday we checked out the new park at darling harbour. if you live in sydney and you have kids, you NEED to take them there. its amazing – water features, large slides, sand pits with digging things, they have it all! nayou’s clothes came off within minutes of being there 🙂
we also had a peek at the show windows at david jones and said hi to all the toys for sale inside.
most parents seem to have a hard time getting their kids to eat their vegetables (or at least thats the cliche). not with my kid. he double fists his carrots!
nayou seems to have his heart set on some sort of remote control car or boat (depends on the day). he also told me yesterday that he wanted a toy baby and a toy buggy instead so we shall see what ends up on his final list for santa 🙂 he is also intrigued with all of the santas in different department stores. i’d love to take a trip in his head and see what mental picture he has of the whole christmas thing!
now that the surgery is over, we have booked our tickets to bali. december 10th is our departure date. not long now! we’re slowly getting our affairs in order which is good. there’s not long to go now! if all goes well we will be back in sydney for one month in february before heading out to namibia for the mad max shoot. i’m still waiting to see a contract, but at this stage its 99% certain we’ll be going unless warner brothers pulls the plug on the movie (again). fingers crossed!