The end of November we took Hagen to Salt Lake for his semi annual eye appointment. I was excited to see what they had to tell us because we hadn't been back down since he got his glasses back in January. He wore them really well for about six months and then refused to wear them much. It didn't take them long to figure out why...
When we got there they tested his glasses, tested them again, and then one more time only to find out they weren't even the prescription that was prescribed. I was pretty frustrated by that because how in the world was I supposed to know that? And... how will I know in the future if they are ever right?
As far as the appointment went though, Hagen did great. Every time he gets a little more helpful at telling us what he can and cannot see. I was sick to my stomach when he didn't know some of the flashcards that I could see so plainly, but his eyes are healthy and that makes me happy. The doctor gave us a new prescription and ensured us that his eyes had grown and changed but not to panic too much because things were still good.
As much anxiety that fills me when I enter that hospital, I leave with an equal amount of gratitude every single time. I have yet to be there without seeing multiple children with severe health problems. Our challenges are very minimal and for that I am so grateful.
We just had the two little boys with us for the first night of our weekend and we took the opportunity to take them to Hogle Zoo. It was perfect! There wasn't any people there, the weather was chilly but nice, and we had two very happy boys. They loved the animals and the lions were out roaring which was so fun! It was fun to focus just on the two little boys for a day without Kallie and Cole stealing the show.
Later that night Kallie and Cole came down with Brett and Mindy for a fun filled weekend and a Jazz game. We shopped, swam, toured The Grand hotel and ate yummy food.
The Jensen's car had a brake issue so we had to all cram in the suburban for awhile until it was fixed. That was interesting. As we got out of the car at Zuppa's for lunch I overheard some people say to each other "Did you see how many people just got out of that car?" Awesome.
Uncle Brett is always campaigning to be the favorite. (He really doesn't have to try hard either) He bought Hagen this giant piece of pizza. He ate nearly the whole thing and let Hayes have his crust.